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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.

Calling All Dads

Calling All Dads

November 27, 2012 | 11:56 AM

On my blog this December I'd like to have some other dads share parenting stories of their own. So, if your a crusty old experienced dad, a newbie, or getting ready to be a first time dad, I'd love to hear from you.

I would love to hear from all dads out there, especially:

Stay at home dads

Dads that work and their wifes stays home

Dads of two working parent households

Dads that use to stay at home then went back to work

Single dads

Deadbeat dads (just kidding)

Military dads

First time dads

Dads with step children

Dads of grown kids


You get the idea, any variation of being dad will work.

Like my blog, the stories can be short or long, simple or complex and littered with grammatical errors, I'm ok with that.

Just about any parenting topic that you want to write about will be allowed. Since I would like to run these during the month of December, I'm hoping a majority of the posts will talk about a positive aspect of being a dad. If you want to write about how much you can't stand being a dad, well I guess that's ok too, but it might be a bit of a downer on my blog.

You can write using your name or anonymously and can include a picture or not, it's totally up to you.

You will be paid with bear hugs and high fives.

If you know of any other dads out there that might like to do this, feel free to share with them as well.

If you are up for something like this, or if you have any questions, please leave me a Facebook message or send me an email indyschildpete@gmail.com




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