I’ve been a stay at home father for almost three years. I also drive Uber on the weekends to pay for a couple of the household bills. It’s actually really nice to be able to interact with adults for a couple hours a week. Meet new people. It often turns into the same conversation though. That conversation usually ends up at either, “What do you do other than Uber?” or “Do you still cook?” That’s when I tell them I am a stay at home father. There are four typical responses. “Awww,” or “Oh, how nice, that must be incredibly rewarding,” or “That is a job in itself, a hard full time job,” and my favorite, “Oh man, the dream job! Hahaha.” These four responses almost always fall neatly into four categories, all of which are probably pretty obvious.
I’m 14, and to my surprise, old enough to write on this website. Thankfully, of course but there’s nothing I feel like writing about more than this. I’ve just moved out of my moms house with my older sister, she’s 18 as of recently. We actually moved out the day before her birthday, and I feel terrible that it couldn’t have been as amazing as any one could hope their birthday to be. At least, happier than most days.
He left, and instead of leaving me empty he left me filled with unresolved emotions. Filled with anger, and with doubt, and with guilt. He left, and in doing so he branded me with a mark that went so deep I still feel it.
Being a tween feels extremely challenging in the moment—everything feels overwhelming and like it’s the end of the world. Your teen might start to feel like they’re lacking the confidence they had as a child. This is something that happens when children start growing and thinking about their peers and the world around them.
Society gives a lot of different aspects of life an unfair amount of hatred, especially when it comes to raising children. If there is one thing that gets a seriously undeserved bad rap in modern society, it's divorce.
Last week, I was out with my sister and my lovely nephew for a sunny outdoor lunch and catch up in a park café. All was going really well—we’d been to the park and he had a big play on pretty much everything in the playground—then we decided it was time for lunch. Queue the start of what looked like a potential meltdown as my lovely nephew decided he didn’t want to listen, it wasn’t time for lunch, that he wanted to stay and play, and eventually when he accepted it was time for lunch, he was too tired to walk and refused to move.
When it comes time for your first child to enter the world, you're going to feel unprepared. It's simultaneously one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of your life, and you want to be as prepared as possible. From sleep deprivation to diaper rash, learning milestones to first laugh, this will be an exciting but challenging time.