This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right Series I am showcasing some really cool Stay At Home Dads. I fit into this category. (Maybe not the cool part, but I am a stay at home dad.) I remember when I left my job in radio to stay home with my daughters. It was a new experience and it took some getting used to. I found some dads online who were just like me. They were the primary caregivers. I still am the stay at home dad, but I have a few jobs that I work besides running The Art of Fatherhood. You will see these guys were many hats, but they do make time for their kids.
Mike Heenan – At Home Dads Matter
Mike Heenan is a stay at home dad of two young daughters. He is a devoted husband, author, avid reviewer, and Huffington Post blogger. Mike has been featured on the Today Show, FOX News, FOX and Friends, KGORadio and is a featured blogger for the National At Home Dad Network. He is a contributor to Dads Behaving Dadly, a book of fathering stories that hopes to dispel the antiquated notion of dad as the inept dolt or emotionally unavailable paycheck proxy. I am a big fan of Mike’s work and his take on fatherhood. He has a passion for fatherhood and you can see it in his articles. Check out his site at athomedadmatters.com.
Ariel Isenberg – Creating Adventures Everyday
Ariel Isenberg is a stay-at-home dad to three kids who lives with his wife and minions in suburban Chicago. He has embraced the role and is active in the at-home dad community. Ariel has served on the board of The National At-Home Dad Network and has helped organize the Chicago Dads Group. He is an active advocate for all things “dad” at the local and national level. Check out Ariel‘s post, “Star Wars: The Next Generation”, which was featured on the Chicago Dads Group website.
Joseph Sawicki – Working From Home To Be There
I went to high school with Joe. We reconnected over social media and I get to see what he and his family are up to. Joe works from home so he can be there for his kids. That is so great to see. Joe is an entrepreneur and works his butt off. I can definitely relate to Joe. Just like him I balance taking care of my kids and running a business. I applaud Joe’s mindset and work ethic. You can check out his store HERE.
Daddy Mojo – Making Fatherhood Fun
Sometimes the most experienced parent can use a little mojo. That is what Trey says on his website at Daddy Mojo. On his site you can read his thoughts about parenting, children, relationships, entertainment and life. He shares stories, tips and humor about how to deal with those that call us Daddy or Mommy. Trey Burley embraces his role as the stay at home dad. One of the cool things that Trey does is writes about comic books and literature and what ages each book is geared towards. My daughters and I love comic books and I have used some of Trey’s articles to help me pick up certain books. Check out his site at daddymojo.net.
Dad Vs Pink – Breaking Down Stereotypes In Many Ways
I stumbled upon Simon’s site via Twitter. We are geeks and I really liked his messages he was putting out there. I started following him on Twitter and really enjoy his fatherhood journey. Simon was a TV producer but became a stay-at-home dad to his daughter in 2012. Now that his when she was 6 months old. In 2017, Simon went back to work when his daughter started school. You should read his posts on his site at manvspink.com and follow him on Twitter at @ManVsPink.