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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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Story Time on a Screen

October 29, 2014 | 09:02 AM
Kids have access to ebooks all over the place…parents' iPads, smartphones, Kindles, tablets made especially for kids, even the library has ebooks on screens. Is that time a child spends sitting in front ...more>>

The Birth Order Chart

October 23, 2014 | 09:29 AM
Have you seen this before? It's like someone crawled inside my brain and wrote perfect descriptions of each of my children based solely on birth order. Lets start at the beginning... with First Born. Natural ...more>>

Twenty Years of Pearl Jam

October 14, 2014 | 10:03 AM
Sometimes, in the strangest of places, I'm reminded about the passing of time, and how my life has changed as I've grown older. Recently I went to a Pearl Jam concert, nearly 20 years after the first ...more>>

How I Became A Healthy Dad

October 07, 2014 | 10:27 AM
*SPONSORED POST* “We can slow down and walk whenever you want.” “No, I think I want to keep running.” THAT was the moment I became a runner and a #healthydad. Like many guys, my quest to get in shape ...more>>

"Dad, when can we go to Party City?"

October 05, 2014 | 09:36 AM
"Dad, when can we go to Party City?" You see, for the past few years I've gotten off pretty easy when it comes to Halloween costumes. I've been able to talk my kids into homemade costumes (Bob the Builder), ...more>>

In the End…Justice Prevails

October 03, 2014 | 07:08 AM
This summer we spent quite a bit of time with another family at their lake house. Our kids are roughly the same ages and get along well, most of the time. One of our favorite group activities is cruising ...more>>

The Birthday Gift Alternative

September 09, 2014 | 09:14 AM
A few weeks ago I wrote about the triple birthday party my wife and I had for our kids http://www.indyschild.com/Blog-6334.114134-8409.114134-Triple-Day-Fun-Run.html). We love combining their birthdays ...more>>

End of Summer Van Cleanout

September 04, 2014 | 10:16 AM
Now that school started back up again, it seemed like a good time to finally clean out my van. As I dug through the all the trash I found some interesting items... -Smoothie cups from the multiple Costco ...more>>

The Restaurant Diaper Change and the comments that followed.

August 28, 2014 | 09:00 AM
A Texas mom made national headlines for a decision she made regarding changing her baby’s diaper at a restaurant. Here’s a brief summary of the story. A mom and her kids were eating at a local pizza ...more>>

…And One To Grow On

August 26, 2014 | 12:12 PM
Remember birthday spankings as a kid? Your mom or dad would track you down at some point on your birthday and spank your butt the same number of times as you were old. And of course we can't forget about ...more>>

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