Podcast #20: Stay-At-Home Dad

The concept of the stay-at-home dad was a foreign one only a few short years ago.  Today, being a stay-at-home dad is becoming more and more common.  It’s a logical progression – not only do women have far greater career opportunity than in the past (as they should), but the expectation for men to #sharetheload is generally accepted.  Still, a stigma exists, as is outlined in this article from Esquire magazine.

The Dads on Doody crew searched far and wide, and found the coolest stay-at-home dad we could.  Eric, father to Anaya, is technically a “stay-at-home dad”, although like the title “stay-at-home mom” hardly means he sits on the couch and eats bon bons all day long.  Eric, who had spent the previous twenty years of his life on the road as a touring musician, debunks many of the myths about being a stay-at-home dad and shares what he has learned in the past 17 months.  He also talks about how his professional life has evolved.  Like many stay-at-home moms, Eric is taking advantage of our modern and flexible economy, pursuing professional interests that allow him to be a great dad, bring home some bacon, and keep his mind fresh and engaged…which ultimately makes him an even better dad and husband.

Listen in for a lively discussion about new parenting paradigms in the 21st century, and enjoy a special bonus feature as Eric critiques Dollah Bill’s latest #doodybeat, “My Baby Sisters Doll is Made of Steel”.

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Stay-at-home dad Eric, and his beautiful daughter Anaya