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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.

The Saddest Day. The Happiest Day.

November 21, 2013 | 01:16 PM

Today, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination.

From the generation before me it was always referred to as one of those, "you will always remember where you were when this happened" type of events. For me, the two major, "always remember" moments were the Challenger explosion and 9/11. These have to be three of the saddest events in recent American history. Which got me to thinking, what are some of my, "I will always remember" happiest moments of my life?

The first one that comes to mind was the day our first child was born. It was such a surreal day. The doctor let me "catch" the baby (of course her hands were directly below mine) and they immediately handed our new little baby to my wife. My wife and I were both crying tears of joy, it was such a great moment. We knew from that second on, that our lives were changed forever.

How about you, on this day of remembering a sad day in our country's history, what is one of the happiest moments in your life?

-Pete


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