Rise of the stay-at-home dad

Rise of the stay-at-home dad

On Saturday I featured along four other stay-at-home dads in the Times article ‘The rise of the alpha dad‘. This charts the increase of stay-at-home dads and in particular those fathers, like me, who actively decided to put their career to one side to look after their children full-time. You may be visiting this blog for the first time having read the Times article or may have heard about  the article but not have a subscription to read it. A timely opportunity then to revisit the decisions that led me to become a stay-at-home dad last year.

5 embarrassing duties of a stay-at-home dad

There are things I do in the line of duty as a stay-at-home dad that I wouldn’t necessarily share with my mates down the pub (on those increasingly rare occasions I can attend social gatherings). Don’t get me wrong, there’s much about being a father that is wonderfully fulfilling but when it comes to childcare, especially with a daughter, any macho pride has to be left at the door in favour of being entertainer-in-chief and dogsbody to the whims of a toddler.