Life as a stay-at-home dad was nothing like I expected. In the first two years, I was bored. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be doing, but I had all of the time in the world to figure it out. In those early days, I only had to care for our infant son and a small apartment.
All of these years later, my life today is totally different. My family has grown to three children, all under six years old. My days are booked solid, from the moment I wake up at 5:00am, until I go to bed at 9:00pm. There’s play, work, appointments, and adventures. In those twelve hours that at least two of my children are awake, I’m constantly in motion. Despite the demands on my schedule, I still need to schedule time to take care of myself.
For most of my time as a stay-at-home dad, I was lost. With little direction and no experience, I made many mistakes as I learned. Being a stay-at-home dad requires so much more than I could’ve ever imagined. Humble Service is my best advice for dads. I’ve pulled together many of the lessons I’ve learned to shape a philosophical understanding of my role in our family. This book has the vision for stay-at-home dads, along with all of the practical knowledge that you need to be successful. This is a guidebook to help you be the stay-at-home dad that your family deserves.