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Full-time Dads: Economics, Joy, Personal Development and Dealing with Naysayers. NolaWoman.com

For many couples, determining if one parent will stay home is an economic decision. This was the case for Irish Channel New Orleans resident Nate Walker and his wife Katy. Nate is a sommelier and was a general manager of a restaurant before their son’s birth. Katy is an attorney. The couple sat down to look at their finances and created a budget to factor in costs for daycare, parking, food and other expenses. They realized that it was far more financially beneficial for Nate to stay home with their son during the week and wait tables on Friday and Saturday nights, rather than work full time.

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Why (sometimes) our parents drive us bonkers once we have kids. Nolababy, Maria Barrios

They’re not just your parents (or in-laws) anymore. They’re now grandma and grandpa and they have an intensified vested interest in your life and that of your child. It’s time to warm up to that idea, while also tackling any tensions that develop.

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