Part 2: Closing the Resume Gap – back to work (sort of)

I just reposted a blog entry I wrote a little over a year ago with some concerns and questions about being a stay-at-home parent and whether or not to go back to work. My son is now starting 2nd grade and is becoming more self sufficient, leaving me some free time to start closing my resume gap. Continue reading

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Part 1: Becoming a SAHD and Facing the Resume Gap: tough decisions ahead

I recently was contacted by one of my readers asking for some advise and insight on the decision to become a stay at home dad and re-entering the workforce after years of full-time parenting.  These concerns cross both stay at home dads and stay at home moms alike. The dreaded “resume gap” can instantly send your resume to the circular file.  There really are no right or wrong answers to his questions, nor are there any easy solutions to the resume gap.  However, there are some things you can do to help.  Below is the email from my reader and my response.  Any comments or added insights are always welcome! Continue reading

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Stay at Home Dad Research Study: be a part of updating SAHD stats!

Hello fellow SAHDs!

Dr. Beth A. Latshaw of Widener University and Ms. Stephanie I. Hale of Appalachian State University need our help in conducting an in-depth study on stay-at-home dads.  This is a very important project that will modernize and update data on dads across the country!

They are currently recruiting participants to complete an anonymous, online
survey about your experiences as a parent.

Take the survey by clicking on the link below or read on for more detailed information.

https://irsurvey.appstate.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=SAHD

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Don’t Dis Dads: How Smart Marketers Engage Modern-day Fathers

It’s refreshing to see that marketers are quickly realizing that dads (especially those that stay at home and do the majority of shopping and household decision making) are a huge, upcoming market potential.  Sure, some of the ads that dis dads are funny, but they also border on insulting.  It is all in good fun, but when you see, hear or read something enough, it starts to become reality — like when advertisers depict dads as child rearing disasters.  But not anymore!

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Stay-at-Home Dads Talk Breadwinner Wives, Leaving the Workforce

I was recently interviewed by Emily Co, writer for the website PopSugar.  Along with a fellow SAHD from the Chicago area, we offered some insight into the life of a stay at home dad with breadwinning wives.

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Stay-at-Home Dads Talk Breadwinner Wives, Leaving the Workforce

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