Captain Dad — The Manly Blog of Stay-at-Home Parenting
In 2005, New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes had to man up and become the stay-at-home parent because he was the one with the flexible hours. That, and he had already written a parenting book. Okay, a book of parenting cartoons, "Because I'm the Child Here, and I Said So" (Andrews & McMeel). Refusing to be maligned as a Mr. Mom, he chose the title Captain Dad. But even with that self-aggrandizing title, he learned he was odd man out on the playground and elsewhere in the world of moms and nannies. But as a cartoonist he was an odd man to begin with. On the Captain Dad blog, he brings all of his experience and wit to bear, offering the dad's perspective of stay-at-home care — and trying to squeeze it in between his regular cartooning and sweeping up endless crumbs, all before the kids wake from their naps. Peppered with his cartoons from The New Yorker and original drawings for the content, Captain Dad is definitely one of the funniest parenting blogs on the internet.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this. Last winter, I awoke one morning to a child wailing, “No! No!” in incredulous tones. In my disrupted dreamy state, I pictured a child with a severed limb or an exploded marker all over the family room rug (which would result ...13 hours ago
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