Christopher Harder

Christopher Harder is a stay-at-home dad who left his job as an editor at The Wall Street Journal web site two-and-a-half years ago to care for his son. He's been a journalist for 19 years and his essays on parenting have appeared in a variety of publications.

Speaking of the Holidays

Our Christmas tree looked frail as it lay in the street, waiting for the trash men to haul it away. A trail of needles led through the living room and across our lawn, marking the end of another holiday. I thought of all that had gone wrong with the holiday season.

The Sanctity of Naptime

I get the most out of naptime by staying awake. On most days, I pay bills, try to keep the house and lawn in working order, cook meals and plan my days, all while my son, Nicholas, sleeps. While he’s […]