150 Being a Stay-at-Home Dad



Meet Stay-at-Home Dad, Homeschooling Dad, and Mankind Project participant and advocate, Mark.

Dad of Sam, age 8, husband of Corissa, living in Portland, Oregon, Mark retraces his journey as a boy who didn’t feel listened to by his mom and dad, struggling with his identity as a stay-at-home dad, and his striving to be an emotionally available, strong role model for his family.

Mark’s story may feel familiar to many men. A dad who was distant and detached. A mom who seemed to ignore his attempts to share his deeper feelings. Mark was left wondering what was wrong with him and wishing for more connection to himself and his family.

When Mark discovered The Mankind Project, he discovered a brotherhood of men who are committed to bringing

The Mankind Project states, “We believe that emotionally mature, powerful, compassionate, and purpose-driven men will help heal some of our society’s deepest wounds. We support the powerful brilliance of men and we are willing to look at, and take full responsibility for, the pain we are also capable of creating – and suffering. We care deeply about men, our families, communities, and the planet.”

Mark’s conversation with Janet is touching, inspiring, and thoughtful. Listen until the end to hear Mark’s heart-warming conversation with his dad – one that he wished had happened years earlier.

Article of interest, too:

https://goodmenproject.com/parenting/the-stigma-surrounding-stay-at-home-fathers/

 


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