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Being the Ultimate Stay at Home Dad with Shannon Carpenter

Today on the Dads with Daughters Podcast we spoke with Shannon Carpenter about being a father of three as well as his new book the Ultimate Stay at Home Dad: Your essential manual for being an awesome full-time father. We talk to Shannon about his experiences as a dad and about how being a stay-at-home father has changed his life in so many ways.

Shanon Carpenter

About the Book

A practical guide for modern-day parenting geared toward stay-at-home dads, offering advice on everything from learning to cook and clean with children to dealing with mental health and relationships, with the easygoing perspective that dads can use their natural talents to parent any way that they choose.

The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad manual takes the best advice and wisdom from a dads’ group, and puts it into a format to help new stay-at-home fathers. Characterized by actionable and direct advice to fathers, the book takes on parenting from a father’s point of view and encourages dads to use their natural talents to become a better parent. That advice is further bolstered by an additional 57 other dads who also give advice. All this advice is framed by the author’s personal stories, which help the listener connect with the content and drives the advice home. This is a book that takes on day-to-day parenting, not just as a stay-at-home dad – working fathers could benefit from this book as much as at-home dads.

The ultimate stay at home dad

About Shannon Carpenter

Living near Kansas City, 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 At-Home Dad Network, and the Dad 2.0 national conference which named him one of the funniest dads of 2019. He has also given interviews about his experiences to ForbesThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, as well as his local NBC and Fox stations. Redbook 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.

Learn more about Shannon Carpenter on his website is ShannonCarpenterAuthor.com

If you’ve enjoyed today’s episode of the Dads With Daughters podcast we invite you to check out the Fatherhood Insider. The Fatherhood Insider is the essential resource for any dad that wants to be the best dad that he can be. We know that no child comes with an instruction manual and most are figuring it out as they go along. The Fatherhood Insider is full of valuable resources and information that will up your game on fatherhood. Through our extensive course library, an interactive forum, step-by-step roadmaps, and more you will engage and learn with experts but more importantly with dads like you. So check it out today! 

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Christopher Lewis


Christopher is the co-founder of Fathering Together and the Chief Information Officer. He is the father of 2 daughters that are now in their tweens and teens. He started Dad of Divas, a blog to share his own personal experiences in being a father in 2007 and in 2018 started the Dads With Daughters Facebook Group to allow dads to connect, learn and grow together. He works in Digital Media on a daily basis, but also has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration.

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