Almost a year ago my wife and I found out we were going to have a baby. Smiles. Tears. Happiness. Nothing but the elation and vague nervousness of first-time parents-to-be. Around the same time it occurs to me that, since I'm not only going to be a dad but also a stay-at-home-and-take-care-of-the-kid kind of dad, I need some dad stuff. And where better to start than a diaper bag?
I go online and start looking for a sweet bag that will hold my and my random-future-baby's things, which turns out to be way more difficult than I ever would have thought. Everything is either very feminine and obviously for moms, or covered in ducks and bunnies. "No problem" I think, "I'll just check out what the other dads are rocking."
So I rev up google and all of a sudden I realize I'm a member of this minority, "stay-at-home dads." I found a few websites devoted to SAHDs, some more helpful than others, but overall there didn't seem to be very many at all. But I know I'm not the only one who's doing this, and there seems like there's a tremendous potential for building community, so I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring and contribute a blog. Plus I figure it'll give me something to focus on besides diapers and bottles during the day.
I guess all of that is a very long-winded way of saying that I hope this blog contributes to the SAHD resources on the web. I'm sure it will change over time, but for now I hope to include the dad stuff I've found that's cool, that works for the baby (or doesn't work), as well as my own personal experiences. So if you're reading post a comment if you're so inclined. The community we're a part of gets bigger every day.
(Oh, and I did happen to find a very sweet diaper bag for dads - the Dad Field Bag from Jack Spade.)