Stay at home dads

I just read this article on stay at home dads and I found it interesting. My husband was a stay at home dad for our kids for over a year due to an on the job injury and being unable to go to work. He was great with the kids but he will admit he didn't really enjoy it and he missed working. I love being at home with the kids and do not miss working out of the home at all.

Do you know anyone who was a stay at home dad? Does this article sounds right or is it offensive to dads?

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4Katie
    06/05/14
    My dad was when we were older. He is a disabled veteran and my Mom worked and he stayed home with us for several years.
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      06/05/14
      I'm sure our garage would look AWESOME! haha

      Kidding aside. I'm a firm believer that father's should be the breadwinners of a household. This article talks about them being unable to do that for reasons like injury and that's a different story. I think it's up to each family to decide what works for them, but me and the bf made a lot of sacrifices so that I would be home with Charlie.

      I think Ed would hate it. He's an amazing father but he can't sit still, he's always tinkering with something and let's be honest. Railroad pays more than radio.
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        06/05/14
        My DH says jokingly at times that he would enjoy staying at home with our dd. But i think its only a joke coz as much as i know him he would hate not working. And again i dont think the house will even look like a house then...;)
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          06/05/14
          Stay at home dads are getting more popular nowadays due to Moms taking on more affluent jobs and positions at work..ie. Exec. Directors...Board members...Lawyers.. Doctors...Caterers..etc. I don't know how this will affect our families in 10 years or so, but I'm thankful we have men willing to be total partners in the rearing of our children. Even if they don't enjoy the job, they will learn to appreciate the role(work) of being a caregiver..we hope.
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            06/05/14
            My ex-husband stayed home with our daughter from the time she was a baby until she started kindergarten. For us it was just easier for one of us to be home while the other worked, that why we didn't have to worry about paying for day care, or who was going to watch her when. I've had time between jobs, a few months here and there where I've been home not working. For me personally I'd much rather go to work everyday than be a stay at home parent. He always seems to like being home, but once they're in school there is no reason to stay home anymore since they're gone all day anyway. Of course my daughter is almost 11 now but I plan on going back to work right after I take about 6-8 weeks of maternity leave.
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              06/06/14
              My husband is a stay-at-home dad while working a full-time job. For most of the first year, he did it alone with pumped breastmilk, and it was hard on him. Now, we have a babysitter help with two days a week. But stay-at-home dads really don't get a lot of respect!
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