Author of The Ultimate-Stay-At-Home Dad, Shannon Carpenter shares his humour and wisdom to help dads navigate everything fatherhood. Whether it’s the powerful story of his father, or the hilarious anecdote about helping his kids build a working guillotine, this conversation has something for everyone.
Shannon talks about the process of becoming a stay-at-home dad, building resilience, fighting the isolation that many dads feel, building a community, learning parenting skills, working with your spouse/partner, and most importantly – making the choice to show up as a dad, no matter what.
This conversation covers a wide range of fatherhood topics that will encourage and inspire every dad.
Learn more about Shannon Carpenter:
Shannon Carpenter has been a stay-at-home dad since 2008. He is also a humor writer trained through the famous Second City. Whether writing social satire or parenting essays, he is always able to find your funny bone and leave you with a lasting impression. He has done public readings on local NPR affiliate KCUR and teaching through the National At-Home Dad Network, and the Dad 2.0 national conference, which named him one of the funniest dads of 2019.
Shannon has also given interviews about his experiences to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNBC, Slate Magazine, and The New York Times, as well as his local NBC and FOX stations. Redbook magazine has named him as one of America’s “Adventure Dads.” Finally, BuzzFeed recognized him as one of the funniest women of the week in 2020, which was weird because he is not a woman. However, he is very funny.
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