Introduction

Hey, I’m Dietsch. My wife (Jen) and I have a baby due in a few weeks. His due date is September 15, but who knows when he’ll actually emerge into the light.

We live in Providence, RI, the biggest city of the smallest state. Jen works in Boston, supervising and training legal assistants in the patent department of a law firm. I work from home, trying to make a go of the starving-writer lifestyle.

We both agree that it makes sense for me to take on the majority of daytime child-care duties, after our son is born. Which of course means you can call me a stay-at-home dad (SAHD). I’m not terribly crazy about the SAHD acronym, but it’s widely accepted, so why fight it.

This blog will feature my attempts to come to terms with first-time fatherhood, and not to mention middle-aged first-time fatherhood (I’m 42), plus the challenges and rewards of being a SAHD.

I don’t really know what I expect to be writing about here since it’s all so new to me. I do hope to avoid navel-gazing, though.

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