How to transition to a stay-at-home parent

Blogger and author Adrian Kulp discusses how he transitioned from being a working to a stay-at-home parent and offers advice to others going through this transition
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How to transition to a stay-at-home parent

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For 14 years, I worked as an executive and when I made my exit from the entertainment industry into being a full-time stay at home parent, there was a certain transition involved. And in the last 4.5 years as I’ve been that primary caregiver with my kids every day as well as writing the blog, other doors have opened and other careers have become available to me. And I’ve really been making a conscious effort to try and find that work-life balance of being with my kids that many hours a day, but also fulfilling the commitments that I’ve put myself out there to do. It’s difficult. As a stay at home parent you tend to lose your identity sometimes. You tend to feel a little bit isolated with your kids. So it’s really important for me to get out there and do this stuff. But it’s boiled down to for me is occasionally trusting and hiring a babysitter and having her come in a few hours a week and specifically designating that time to be devoted towards my work, because I can’t be both at the same time. I can’t be 50% dad. I can’t be 50% writer. I have to give 100% on both sides and designate time accordingly.

Blogger and author Adrian Kulp discusses how he transitioned from being a working to a stay-at-home parent and offers advice to others going through this transition

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Adrian Kulp

Author & Blogger of Dad or Alive

Adrian Kulp is a stay-at-home dad for three kids under the age of 7.  His popular blog, ‘Dad or Alive’ helped him procure a deal at Penguin Publishing, titled Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-home Dad.  He also writes for The Huffington Post and is preparing a comedic lecture based on his transition into fatherhood. Adrian is a former TV executive both for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions, as well as the comic booker for ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on CBS. Adrian's feature article 'Breaking Binky' was recently published in the February 2017 issue of Parents Magazine. This spring, he was nominated for a Shorty Award in Parenting, as well as an IRIS Award for 'Dad Blog of the Year' at the annual Mom 2.0 Summit held in Orlando.

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