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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!

Happy Grandparents' Day!
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Happy Grandparents' Day!

September 08, 2013 | 09:31 AM

Our kids are so fortunate to have some of the best grandparents on the planet. I'm sure they thought we weren't ready to have kids when we told them the first time around we were going to have a baby. They also probably thought we were nuts when we told them baby #2 would be arriving the same time my wife was starting residency. And I'm certain they thought we were insane when we told them we were having baby number three, fifteen short months later. Especially since we were living in a small, three bedroom house.

Anyway, I don't think we could have raised these kids without them.

They pack in more adventure into a weekend with their grandkids than we could in a week. That could also have something to so with the fact that they keep them up several hours later than their bedtime.

Their grandparents have taught them things their mother and I never did, like peeing outside, or shooting the end of a straw wrapper off a straw at a restaurant.

Their patience is infinitely longer than either one of us, there junk food is also a million times better than what we have at home.

They are each, and all, so amazing and special.

Thank you and Happy Grandparents' Day!

-Pete


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