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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!

A Stay-at-Home-Dad Documentary?

July 11, 2013 | 06:12 AM

One thing I've really enjoyed about this blog is all the interactions it has allowed to me to have with complete strangers. People send really interesting and sometimes weird questions to me, some people tell me extremely personal details about their lives and then there's the typical "normal" conversations you would have with a blog audience (people that relate to your stuff and have stories of their own.)

The other night I opened my email and received the strangest message, it was from a production company wanting to do a documentary of some sort about stay at home dads. This person found my blog and Facebook page and wanted to talk. Immediately the red flag "scam" alert went off in my head. I figured it was someone wanting me to pay to get head shots disguising itself as a TV show or something suspicious like that. I was about to dismiss it as spam, but after talking it over with my wife we decided I should just go for it. I called the lady back and told her a little bit about our family situation. After 15 minutes or so she decided the producer of the show needed to do an interview with me.

Next thing I know I'm setting up a Skype interview with the casting producers of some production company in Los Angeles. Weird right? I later get an email telling me how to dress for the interview and for my make up to be camera ready. Makeup? Camera ready? This is about as camera ready as I get. I guess I will make sure I shower and shave that day. Does that make me "camera ready?"

Stay tuned for additional updates.

-Pete


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