Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

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Thoughts on parenting from a stay-at-home dad trying to live fully but frugally in the Twin Cities

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: parenting, children, family, father

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An Update on Feb 5, 2012I clearly haven't been posting here lately.I've been substitute teaching (or subbing as a para) almost every day. It's (mostly) enjoyable. It also makes for long days. I get home usually just in time to pick up the boys from school. That leaves time...



The Holidays on Dec 13, 2011 in Traditions, Activities, HolidaysOur intention during Advent and Christmas is to focus on why our family marks these celebrations. We try not to fill our days with hectic busyness, hours at the malls or making out lengthy lists of things we want, but be intentional about what we do...



Picking Out Presents on Dec 11, 2011 in HolidaysYesterday a local youth organization held their annual gift Children's Gift Sale. School children from the neighborhood needed their parents to pick up a ticket for them last week for $1. The kids can then go and pick out up to five presents for fami...



Neighborhood Holiday Festival on Dec 4, 2011 in outings, HolidaysOn Friday night we ventured up to check out Holiday on 44th, a neighborhood holiday festival on the far north side of Minneapolis. 44th Avenue was blocked off for a dozen blocks or so, between the high school on that road and the elementary school.We...



The Laundry Solution on Nov 17, 2011It came to me today while I was hanging clothes on the line and warding off frostbite from numb fingers (cold wet clothes and a wind chill don't mix) that I needed gloves. This was an obvious solution, but most gloves are too thick to be able to dext...



Work on Nov 15, 2011I've been trying for literally months to get my substitute teaching license issued and get into some of the local schools to work. It's been quite the process. I've done subbing before in between other jobs I've had as needed. I've been in smaller sc...