Joy In The Journey : 1st Year Chronicles From A Stay At Home Dad

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


By : Jonathan Oliver

Come with me as I chronicle my first year experiences as a stay at home dad with my first-born Journey. I cover the struggles and joys of parenting ranging from sleep training, getting back to dating my wife, finding a nanny, traveling, selecting a preschool, and so much more. Be inspired, encouraged, and comforted as you join me on a journey that will be sure to shatter the loneliness of being a stay at home dad.


6 reviews for Joy In The Journey : 1st Year Chronicles From A Stay At Home Dad

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad White

    Fatherhood is indeed a journey. Jonathan travels this road with an attitude that is both grounded in perspective, and touched with humor. You win some you lose some. As a dad myself, I enjoyed seeing how another father handles a nontraditional role such as stay-at-home dad. There are great lessons in this book for every father figure, no matter your title.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra George

    I enjoyed reading Joy in the Journey it allowed me to share in the milestones of my granddaughter as I live in another city. The way that Jonathan explains the experiences of fatherhood allows the reader to be part of the experience. I felt like I have been there with her watching her grow.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read for new and experienced parents. You’ll laugh, cry, and feel inspired to be a more connected parent. JO’s writing folds the reader into his inner parenting tribe, where we’re all in it together.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Must read for any first time father! What makes Oliver’s account so important is the subtext of how important the bond is between father and daughter. His honesty and this true account of a first time father refreshing and a great guide for fathers as well as those wanting to know what goes on inside the head of a new dad.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    The part that spoke to me the most, was the line about how the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. This phrase can be a compliment or an insult. He disussed how we try to give our kids the best parts of ourselves, and help them avoid the worst parts of ourselves.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pamela Hutchinson

    In the world that we live in where so many dads don’t take a one on one approach to parenting, this book is certainly refreshing. It reveals the importance of a dad’s role in raising a child. If you haven’t purchased your copy, do so now. We will be having this author sign his books in September at the Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival in order to give everyone in Central Texas a chance to grab a copy of this enlightening book.

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