Pioneering Stay-at-Home Dad
My conversation with Matt Schneider
“I hear more guys that are jealous of the time I get to spend with my kids than those who are judging me.”
— Matt Schneider
I host a weekly radio show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton, called Work and Life. We publish edited versions of my conversations as free podcasts. I invite you to listen to the episode (embedded below) that is my conversation with Matt Schneider, a stay-at-home dad and Wharton alumnus who founded City Dads Group, a diverse community of more than 8,000 fathers in 26 cities across the United States who are supporting each other and redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. It’s the largest organized community of fathers in the United States. Matt works with reporters, commercial brands, and entertainment companies to encourage more accurate and positive portrayals of fathers and fatherhood in media and advertising. He also hosts the Modern Dads Podcast.
In this episode, Matt shares his experience as a stay-at-home dad and tells the story of founding City Dads Group. Even though male caregivers are becoming increasingly common and accepted throughout America, Matt found it difficult to find a male peer group to talk about parenting, and that’s what led to his creating City Dads Group. We explore important topics related to successful male caregiving, including how to clarify expectations with your spouse about domestic responsibilities. In the second half of the conversation, listeners share their inspiring experiences as stay-at-home dads. Bonus: Here’s a transcript from the vault of a conversation with Matt from early 2014, one of the first shows on Wharton and SiriusXM’s Work and Life.