Editor’s Note: Our members continue to express their displeasure with a recent Time magazine article in which the female writer claims at-home husbands are an embarrassment to their wives. In this response, Jason S. Grant rightly notes that there is “no such thing anymore as ‘men’s work’ or ‘women’s work,” just love and support of one’s spouse. My wife is not ashamed of me. Vivia Chen of Time magazine seems to think she should be.In her recent article, “When Stay-at-Home Husbands are Embarrassing to Their Wives” Ms. Chen asserts that “we simply haven’t evolved to the point where a … [Read more...]
Editor's note: Have you ever attended a kids' party or social function where you felt like you didn't belong? Fish out of water? How do you think the stay-at-home father feels attending a MOM'S Group Halloween costume party with his baby substituting for his working wife? You're about to find out with this guest post by NYC Dads Group member and blog contributor, Robert Brawley.
One of the awkward moments of living the stay-at-home fatherhood Life came several months ago when my wife’s mommy group put on an impromptu Halloween costume party. Because my wife … [Read more...]
Today was not a good day. Today was the day my full-time "job" started ... my title: Stay-at-Home Dad to Sienna Giselle Jaffe. As w/ most start dates, the night before was nightmarish. I lost it right before going to bed and Elaine [my wife] had to calm me down. Then, I couldn't fall asleep until after 4:30 am. By the time Sienna awoke me at around 8, Elaine had left for work and I was already in a daze. I fed and changed Sienna and put her back in her crib, took a shower because the building was planning on turning the water off from 10 am-3 pm, and crawled back into bed hoping to fall … [Read more...]