Work at Home North Vernon IN
1200 W. O & M Ave
North Vernon, IN
4555 Central Ave. Suite 1300
Ken Moore, CPRW
4836 Kingsbury Dr.
E. Jake Gamble, Leadership Specialist
P.O. Box 213
Sullivan WorkOne Express Western Indiana
35 West Jackson Street
Seymour WorkOne Express
212 W Second Street (Physical) PO Box 1003 (Mailing)
Dana Conway, CPRW,CEIP,SPHR
7170 Tarragon Court
Employment Plus Inc
1983 S Liberty Dr
Carpenters Local 413
315 N Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN
620 Green Road P.O. Box 1078
Stay at Home Dad, Online Resources for Stay at Home Dads
The SAHD (stay-at-home dad) counterpart - MAWDAHS
RebelDad makes an impassioned argument for elevating the way we describe stay at home dads who look after kids:
So yesterday I was given another reminder that one of these days I should really start a blogroll for MAWDAHs... moms who go to work and are married to stay at home dads. Asha over at ParentHacks.com flagged this post by Mom 101 about her husband. It is a wonderful denunciation of the strange and irritating trend toward referring to male caregivers by female terms ("The Mommy," "Mr. Mom," etc.)
I was asked recently what the problem with Mr. Mom is, and Mom 101 nails a good chunk of it. Here's my take on why it's a problem:
- It is unfair to women to "mom"ify the job. Calling a guy "Mr. Mom," implies mom ∗should∗ be the one behind the stroller. That ought to be pretty offensive nowadays.
- It emphasizes the novelty of at-home fatherhood . A dad at the playground shouldn't be treated with any more surprise that a female surgeon in the operating room. Why should "Hey - that kid's caretaker is a ∗man∗!" be any less offensive than "Hey - that doctor/lawyer/exec is a ∗woman∗!"?
- It glosses over the different skills that mothers and fathers bring to the table. Kyle Pruett at Yale has made a career of noting that men and women generally parent differently, and that kids are best served by both styles of play. Suggesting that a...
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