Articles by Mathew Stevens

Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization
Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization

Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization

I started this work from home dad blog, really, to give my son the best possible life he can have. My wife earns a pretty decent income, but starting a family is expensive. I was a work from home freelance writer before Sam was born, but I was struggling to keep up financially. So I needed something new to really put a dent in our expenses. One of the most troubling side effects of depression…

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Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)

Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)

I actually got this video of my son being calmed by the Foo Fighters at only three-months-old. As newborns tend to do, he would often cry for basically no reason at all. I mean aside from the whole “literally discovering everything about their own existence” thing. I’m a big Foo Fighters fan, so I was literally introducing our baby to their music in the womb. Seriously. My wife was seven months pregnant at the concert.…

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How I Learned You Can’t Show “Die Hard” To A Toddler

How I Learned You Can’t Show “Die Hard” To A Toddler

…Or The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List! You may have seen my earlier post about being a nerdy dad. I talked about all the movies, television shows, books, video games, etc. that I want to share with my kids someday. They can’t all be kids movies. It wasn’t too long after the post went up that my wife took issue with some of the things I wanted to show our son. I argued that my parents…

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How to Be a Stay-At-Home Dad with Depression – Part 1

How to Be a Stay-At-Home Dad with Depression – Part 1

Depression is a horrible beast. It’s a master of lies pretending to be the voice of reason, speaking to you with your own voice. It hits everybody in different ways, but for a lot of us, it can hit hard. It can take you out of commission for days or weeks or longer. When my wife and I started to discuss the realities of raising a child, specifically that I would be staying home with…

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When Dad is a Nerd

When Dad is a Nerd

I think everyone can agree that raising a child is a unique experience for everyone. Each individual kid develops a wildly different personality. But you and your significant other also bring two unique personalities with unique life experiences that you’re going to share with your kids. Are you a nerd, sports-lover, hunter, reader, etc? My life experiences pretty much sum up to being a huge nerd. I don’t like to throw around labels but I…

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