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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
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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.

How to do a cartwheel in 10 simple steps
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How to do a cartwheel in 10 simple steps

July 29, 2013 | 07:35 AM

My daughter's attempt at learning cartwheels...

1. Evaluate current athletic ability.

2. Watch You Tube videos demonstrating cartwheels.

3. Try what was seen in video, hurt wrist, cry, get ice pack

4. Fully recover from injury in four minutes

5. Watch dad do an unsuccessful cartwheel demonstration (picture a large awkward animal tumbling out of a moving car)

6. Using painter's tape, tape a straight line on the floor

7. Change into appropriate gymnastics leotard

8. Dip hands in water so you can tell where your hands are hitting the blue tape

9. Forget the water trick. Thanks for nothing You Tube.

10. Sign up for gymnastics class.

Best of luck!

-Pete


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