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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
In May of 2011, I dismissed class for the last time and began a new chapter in my life, full-time dad. I taught middle school for seven years, but with two kids and a third on the way, I wasn't able to give as much time to teaching as it required, plus I wanted to spend more time with my own kids, instead of someone else's.

My wife and I have been married for nine years. She spends her days (and some nights and weekends) as an OB/GYN, or as my kids like to call it, “catching babies.”

We have three kids. First Born is eight years old, but likes to pretend she’s in college. Our son, Middle Man is five, but we’re convinced by the way he talks about things like “beautiful sunsets” that he’s an old soul, and our youngest, the Blonde Bomber is only three, but already has the attitude of a teenager.

Our kids provide us with an endless amount of stories. Writing and retelling these stories for Indy’s Child has been my part-time job for the past three years.

You can contact me on Facebook at True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad or via email at indyschildpete@gmail.com.

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Two miles to go, and then it happened...

January 26, 2015 | 10:12 AM
We were 446 miles into our trip. At the time we didn’t realize we only had two miles to go before we reached our destination. Our family of five was cruising nicely along highway M75 probably going a ...more>>

Five Things I Learned While Attending A Live-Action Kids Show

January 12, 2015 | 07:12 AM
Last week I took my two oldest kids to the Marvel Universe Live action theater show in Indy. I'd never been to anything like it before and I definitely learned a few things while I was there. 1. Just ...more>>

More Than Money

January 05, 2015 | 12:55 PM
Sometimes as the full-time at home parent I wish I could contribute more financially to our situation. Recently an opportunity to do just that opened up. A friend I'd painted several houses with in the ...more>>

Enter the True Confessions/Macy's Believe Prize Giveaway Here

December 15, 2014 | 10:55 AM
Last week I told you about the Macy's promotion with Make-A-Wish, where, for every letter to Santa they collect (in store or online), they donate a dollar to Make-A-Wish. Over the next couple of days ...more>>

The Mystery of the Missing Tooth Fairy

December 15, 2014 | 08:37 AM
A few weeks ago we were in Michigan visiting family for the weekend when First Born lost a tooth. The only cash I had on me was a five dollar bill, so that night the Tooth Fairy brought her a five instead ...more>>

National Believe Day

December 12, 2014 | 01:19 PM
Several years ago I was a server at Planet Hollywood. One thing I loved about that job was the people I was able to meet. There were a few musicians that came in, lots of athletes and a couple of well-known ...more>>

Liar, Liar, Christmas Jammies on Fire!

December 10, 2014 | 07:44 AM
The Christmas season! The time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, give gifts to loved ones, and listen to songs about spreading joy and bringing peace on Earth. Christmas is also the season we, ...more>>

The Most Important Rule For a Stay-At-Home Parent

December 04, 2014 | 09:08 AM
What's one piece of advice you would give to another stay-at-home parent? Well, I'm glad you asked. There are many important things to know about being a stay-at-home parent, for example, don't make ...more>>

My Poor Parenting and the Thanksgiving Goal it Inspired

November 26, 2014 | 07:39 AM
This past weekend really challenged my parenting abilities. My wife worked two 24 hour shifts over the weekend (Friday into Saturday and Sunday into Monday.) That type of schedule isn't uncommon for ...more>>

The Breakfast Filibuster

November 21, 2014 | 01:48 PM
Most weekdays I eat breakfast with my kids. But, during the week, I'm rushed at breakfast time. This block of time is not only reserved for eating, but also for putting the finishing touches on school ...more>>

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