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stay at home parent

Notes from a stay at home dad in the trenches

It’s 8:15am, and I am the only male shopper at Target. Inside my cart is a bottle of Pinot Grigio, a 36-pack of Tampax Pearls, a tube of St. Ives Apricot Scrub and three packs of Purex Complete 3-in-1 because, you know, it was on sale. I am wearing the same shirt I slept in. Also a hat.

Who’s watching the baby?

I’m not offended when I’m asked these questions, at least not for me. But I feel a little irked for Andrew. What, because he is a man the best he can do is “babysit” his child?

Yes, I am a feminist housewife

I am a feminist. I believe firmly that a woman’s “place” is wherever she wants and needs to be. (I wish very much that we lived in a world where that were possible for all women). I also believe that happy (reasonably) well-adjusted parents make happy, (reasonably) well adjusted children, regardless of whether those parents work outside or inside of the home. So why is it that I find it so difficult to answer the question: “What do you do for a living?” I find it equally distressing to respond to the ever present: “So, when are you going back to work?”

Cort hunts AND paints his daughter’s fingernails

Every week on Offbeat Mama, we express our appreciation for dads everywhere by featuring photos of hottie DILFs. Here’s this week’s papa … oh and PS: Let us oggle your partner! My partner, Cort and I have been together since high school. We have two gorgeous kids who get their looks from their daddy. He […]

Priorities change when husbands become fathers

When you’re falling in love, you have a very important job. You’re choosing your mate for life, and you don’t want to mess it up. You’re looking for someone who makes you laugh and values you as a person. You want to see that he has kindness in his heart and that he will treat […]