So being a stay at home dad (sahd) is a hot topic around the world! I had joined the West Side SAHD group on meetup.com, early on in my “at home” career. Since being in that group, there have been quite a few people looking to do stories about us. They want to know all the details.
One day, I was contacted by a gentleman named Hogan Hilling from (National At-Home Dad Network), at home dad which is an active at-home dads network that is active in over 50 cities. It is a cool organization that helps the stay at home dads to connect with each other and thrive in today’s world.
Hogan said he had been contacted by a news station from Sweden. They were going to be here for the elections and wanted to do a side story about sahds. Sounds cool, I have no problem with that, what can I do to help? Well after talking with Hogan and the Swedish news team, we got together one day. I was a cool experience.
The news caster, Anders Kraft from TV4 in Sweden, arrived at my house early in the morning with his camera man, Calle Bäfving. They did quite a bit of shooting with us. Everything from feeding my youngest son, to playing with both my boys in our playroom and backyard. After a few hours we headed out to a park and met up with another sahd, Tomas Romero, and his daughter.
It was fun and exciting! I am happy to say that both of my boys did amazingly well with taking direction and being comfortable in front of the camera. They took a lot of footage and even thought this piece was only 2 minutes. I was told that at times they will come back to the piece and if it is good, and may do a longer version – well I have the 2 minute version below. We will have to wait to see if they ever use the rest of the footage.
Here is it, I have no idea what they are saying – do you speak Swedish?
It should work in all browsers, some are better than others – I think Chrome is the best, but it is also the largest format!