After the birth of my first child, I quit my job to be a stay-at-home dad, or SAHD for short, though I never use that acronym because it looks and sounds too much like the word “sad.”

Daycare is obscenely expensive. It made more fiscal sense to stay home with my kid than to collect a paycheck and just hand it over to a daycare facility.

One day, while still home on maternity leave, my wife left me alone with our newborn son for the first time. Before leaving, she politely reminded me of all the duties I was to perform while she was gone. “I better write this all down,” I joked, and grabbed some post-it notes and a black Sharpie.

I wrote, "don't forget to feed and keep the baby alive."

A week later I found the note on the floor of my office. It made me laugh.

On that day, the website was born.

Eight years, two kids, a separation and over 350 notes later and I'm still writing notes.

More info: amessagewithabottle.com | Instagram

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Nadja Lambacher 5 months ago

I wanna know about those 5 reasons.

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Johanna Martin 5 months ago

YES!!!! Lol

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Anne 5 months ago

love the last line :)

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Nini Meow 6 months ago

Wolverine is an important topic

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Nini Meow 6 months ago

We will have to bring them together to know...

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Nini Meow 6 months ago

Into a squeaky clean princess

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Aud Wey 5 months ago

SO TRUE!

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AmetRaven 5 months ago

I shall adopt this with my teens

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SBW71 5 months ago

LMAO!!

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Nini Meow 6 months ago

Sometimes we grown up face the same thing.. or may be its just me!

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