While I was in New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune put up a great story on SAHD's which featured some friends of mine here in the Windy City. David Wallach of D.A.D- Dad All Day, Pat Jacobs of Just a Dad 247 and Al Watts of The National At-Home Dad Network.
Also keep your eyes peeled for more on this story. In the aftermath of this simple look at the lives of SAHD a local blogger attacked David who was front and center in the piece and tried to make the whole issue a battle of the sexes. I just don't get it. Why does the elevation of one good parent have to be seen as an attack on others? Let's respect all involved parents; this of course includes working parents doing everything they can to raise their children the best way they can and certainly includes mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers and anyone contributing the care and upbringing of well-rounded kids. Let's put value on those who stay home and raise children and be happy for them. I honestly wish the world were in a state where every child could be cared for, taught by and encouraged by a loving parent all day everyday. Whether that person is a man or woman is irrelevant; if there is a way to make it happen, who wouldn't?
Ultimately, after David wrote a piece defending his family and their choices, and more than anything, honoring his wife for what she does to contribute to their family he lost his job at Chicago Now. I'll keep you posted on developments in that story and on David's next moves which I'm sure will involve a successful relaunch of his blog elsewhere, but for now, just enjoy the candid look into the life of an every day dad (Or "Dad All Day" as he prefers) in the first link above or here.