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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
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This is a blog about my life. My wife and I have three kids, ages six, three and one. Last year I gave up my gig as a middle school teacher to stay home with my kids full-time. This past year has been the most challenging, easy, relaxing, stressful, fun, tiring and rewarding year of my life.

My wife Amanda and I have been married for seven years. She spends her days (and nights and weekends) as an overworked Medical Resident.

Our oldest daughter, Eloise, is a bright, sweet, emotional first grader that loves to talk (she gets it from her mom). When not at school she is most likely playing dress up, turning some part of our house into a playroom, or creating a craft projects that involve: glue, magazines, markers, staples, stickers, scissors, crayons, pens, and a dozen sheets of paper.

Henry, the three year old middle child, is hell on wheels. There is not a house or store Henry cannot destroy in five to seven minutes max. He loves playing with his trucks, digging in his sandbox and occasionally putting on his sister’s pink plastic high heels.

Maggie, the one year old, is as sweet as they come. At a very early age she learned that her crying could barely be heard over the volume of her siblings. She has developed a blood curdling scream in order to get our attention that would make any horror movie producer proud.

Well there you have it, that’s pretty much my family in a nutshell.

DISCLAIMER: If you are looking for parenting advice you have come to the wrong place. Enjoy!

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Parenting- The Next Level

April 16, 2014 | 09:21 AM
It was a rare, adults-only night out. Some friends of ours invited my wife and I and another couple out to dinner. We got on the phone, shelled out a fistful of cash for a babysitter and went for it. ...more>>

Redshirting Kindergarten (Should He Stay or Should He Go?)

April 14, 2014 | 08:58 AM
All three of our kids have summer birthdays. Which means my wife and I are faced with the parenting decision of when to send our son to Kindergarten. Technically we could send him next school year. ...more>>

No Such Thing as Overpacking

April 03, 2014 | 07:30 AM
In a few days we are heading out on a road trip to Florida where we are renting a house with some friends of ours (another family of five). Since we are driving, and we have one of those gigantic torpedoes ...more>>

Part of the Madness

April 02, 2014 | 07:08 AM
My son's (Middle Man's) tears hit the downtown Indianapolis pavement as swarms of basketball fans buzzed by us in all directions. A piece of his action figure fell off and he wanted us to find it. We'd ...more>>

Baseball- Life Lessons For Kids Of All Ages

March 30, 2014 | 12:12 PM
As another season of baseball begins, I'm hopeful this year I will be able to attend more games in person and spend some lazy days on the couch watching baseball with my kids (I still haven't been able ...more>>

Learning to Read (with a little help from Bob Books)

March 24, 2014 | 02:02 PM
Nap time was over. My son crawled up on my lap, he was bored. First, I offered to read him a book, then I suggested, he read to ME. He loved the idea. We dug out the old set of Bob Books my daughter ...more>>

Family March Madness 2014

March 21, 2014 | 09:50 AM
We'd all been through this before so I was hoping it would be a little easier than last year (http://www.indyschild.com/Blog-6334.114134-7082.114134-March-Madness.html), sadly I was wrong. It was, once ...more>>

Parenting While Under the Weather

March 19, 2014 | 01:53 PM
The last several days have been interesting. There was an awful illness making its way around our house all week. The illness weaved it's way back and forth until it hit us all. I'll spare you the details. ...more>>

I want my kid to be a loser.

March 17, 2014 | 10:15 AM
"I won, again!" A few years ago when my oldest daughter was around the age of four, we would play games together. Candy Land, Uno Barn, and Memory were a few of our (her) favorites. Since it was ...more>>

Giddyup! It's Dad's Night at Preschool

March 12, 2014 | 07:45 AM
The invitation said, "Be sure to dress like a cowboy." I knew I was already in trouble. My son's preschool was having a western themed Dad's night with all their 4's classes. A cowboy? I've never owned ...more>>

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