Apr 17 2010

Househusbands And Stay-At-Home Dads Wanted For The Househusband Guide

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Are you a househusband, stay-at-home dad or work-from-home father?

If so, then The Lazy Househusband wants to hear from you!

For more details, go here:  Househusbands Wanted

I am currently in the process of putting a book together called “The Househusband Guide” – a practical guide that will be written by, about and for househusbands and stay-at-home dads!

WHY CREATE A “HOUSEHUSBAND GUIDE”?

Three years ago, my wife and I switched roles. She went back to the corporate world and I became a househusband and a stay-at-home dad, looking after our three young boys and managing the home. I have to be completely honest here and say that I have not only struggled for most of this time to keep up with the responsibilities of looking after a home and family, but I have also had to deal with frequent bouts of depression and issues that continue to challenge on an almost daily basis my identity as an individual person, a man, a husband and a father.

I have also experienced some amazing, positive and joyful moments too, just by being around my kids more.

Research figures show that there are over 200,000 househusbands in English-speaking countries alone and that the trend for men to stay home and look after the household and family is increasing.

I am sure that I am not the only one struggling with this highly challenging and demanding role.

I believe that a resource like “The Househusband Guide” can offer practical tips and useful information to both men and women who are either considering reversing their roles, or who are currently struggling with the role of being a househusband / stay-at-home dad and can benefit from the real-life experiences of others in a similar situation.

HOW THE HOUSEHUSBAND GUIDE WILL BE CREATED

I’ve recently come across an interesting concept called “crowdfunding”. Crowdfunding is not new – this is how most churches and not-for-profit organizations have been raising money for worthwhile projects for hundreds of years. What is new and exciting, however, is that great ideas in need of funding can now be put out to the largest audience on the planet … the online community!

So, I’ve set up a project to raise funds for “The Househusband Guide” on Kickstarter.com and I hope to raise enough money to cover the costs of creating and printing this book by making the project available through a fantastic online community of people who provide financial support to great ideas.

Once the project is completed, the book will become available both as a downloadable e-book and in paperback format.

Here’s the promo video I created for raising the money (warning: this video contains graphic images of domestic unmanageability that might deeply offend some viewers):

You can read more about this project here:  The Househusband Guide

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO MAKING “THE HOUSEHUSBAND GUIDE” A SUCCESSFUL BOOK …

I would like to interview a number of househusbands and stay at home dads. The interviews will be done mostly via email and will focus on the personal experience of househusbands, stay-at-home dads and work-from-home fathers as the primary domestic manager and main family caretaker.

The interview questions will cover most aspects of being a househusband – from how you first became involved in the role and how you handle juggling daily domestic responsibilities such as housework, cooking, looking after children, shopping, managing finances, etc. to dealing with social perceptions and factors such as identity issues, coping with isolation and depression, etc …

If you are a househusband or stay-at-home dad and would like to be part of this project as a collaborator and contributing author, then please go here: Househusband Guide – Contributing Househusbands.

Thank you for your support.

The Lazy Househusband

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