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Real dads are not afraid of anything.
Even potty training.

As a mother of 2 (6 months away from having that number turn into 3) and on the brink of divorce, facing another newborn with no father in the home, I'm in love with this post.

Everything you've said is so perfectly in tune with how I feel, and I completely agree that the daddy bloggers are changing the world with what they're doing.

I guess it's a good thing that we learn to do everything on our own... since so many of us end up really on our own anyway.

You know, when you get down to it, we're all just trying to do the best we can at what we do. Thanks for the arrows to these parents.

What a cute T!

I don't know what I'd do without my husband's help... Thanks for your good perspective. BTW, I like to refer to him as my "Baby-Daddy." ;-D


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Thanks for the props and the edited photo!

My Uncle is a SAHD, and I think that's made his kids relationship with both parents far more equal.

GREAT BLOG!! I say all the time how I want to be a DAD, man for a day just one day!!

My husband is an involved, attached, SAHD. We are partners in life and in parenting.

I don't try to do it all and he doesn't try to do it all. We together make sure we get the important stuff done and that we both get a break. We make sure our kids know that they are loved and we make sure their needs are met.

For a glimpse into my husband, you can read my father's day post: An Attached Dad:

http://www.phdinparenting.com/2009/06/20/an-attached-dad/

I think that for things to change and for more fathers to take a more active role, society needs to value the role of men as fathers:

http://www.phdinparenting.com/2009/05/18/feminism-fathers-and-valuing-parenthood/

Ahh yes, I just had a melt down this morning about this!! When "typical dad" came downstairs FIVE HOURS after I had been up with the kids, screaming at them b/c I was so f'n tired and he walks in all smiley and happy and the kids are all chipper to see him. He's so great with the kids because he gets to sleep so much more than me!!!

Honesty is always the best policy, and I'm reminded of this with every one of your posts.

I have had many of these same thoughts. I do like to get the perspective of the few SAHDs that I know also. It's so interesting how similar and yet how different we are.

I agree with the previous poster. A great quote and it says a lot.

It makes me crazy when people ask if my husband is good with our baby or ask if he ever 'babysits' her?? What the....!?!?!? The last time that I checked, you don't babysit your own kids!! And for the record, my husband thinks that Father's Day is dumb. He says that every day is Father's Day for him.

if it wasn't for my brother a SAHD, i don't know what i would do. It is awesome to get his point of view on stuff, and let me know i'm not alone in my SAHM world.

A hearty "Amen" from me. I'd love to have some relaxation and let everything fall away time and it be seen as normal for my gender.

Daddytypes was the first parenting blog I read regularly and I still love it.

"Because if we don't at least attempt to do it all, we're criticized as being a selfish mother. But If dads don't, they're often just a typical dad. And if they do, well then it's "oh look how great so and so is with his children." "

I relate so well with the above quote. This is such an honest and true, imo, post.

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