I Am a Stay At Home Dad

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    I Never Knew How Difficult This Could Be!

    I love raising my son and would do it again if I had to make the decision once more. But this is the most challenging job I've ever had. Yes, it's a job. Anyone who raises a kid knows this! My son is 5-6 months. It seems lately that he is crying a lot more, and it can really be...
    joes2001 joes2001
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2011

    The tables have turned,

    I went from being the provider, bread winner, successful employee with tons of potential for advancements, to becoming a hurt, painful,happy yet sad stay at home dad.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2015

    Another day, stuck at home with two kids

    and three cats, bored, talking to myself again. I'm so used to not being free, I don't know what I would do if I was. Get in the car and drive away, very far, see things. I've been a stay-at-home dad for what, eight years now? I don't even remember how to socialize. And when...
    Aeonian Aeonian
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    I was laid off over a year ago

    after 13 years on the job. My wife works and makes enough, so I am home with my 4 & 5 year old boys who are my world. Sometimes they make me crazy, but most of the time we have a lot of fun together. It's a 24/7 job with no pay and I work harder than I ever have in my life, but...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    I am a stay at home Dad I have 3 beautiful

    girls Katie is 9 Jordan is 8 and Alyssa is 2 and a half months old my girlfriend Jenna is a teacher so she works and I stay home with the girls and they love that when the older girls come home from school I am always there to help them with home work
    tiggerandariel13 tiggerandariel13
    36-40, M
    May 6, 2015

    Have been staying home to look

    after our kids for five years now. I can't say I've loved every minute of it, but I sure liked most of them!
    MrWesley MrWesley
    46-50, M
    Mar 6, 2014

    Los Angeles Stay at Home Dads Lunch April 6th

    This is very short noticed but we are doing a documentary - not a reality show or big TV, just a research documentary - and we have a few dads meeting us for lunch in Beverly Hills for a good meal and conversation. If you are free, please read up on us and RSVP at...
    Documentarist Documentarist
    Apr 5, 2013

    Mr. House-hubby

    I am a work-at-home house hubby 24/7.  I do all the cooking (I am the better chef), house cleaning, clothing cleaning {both washing & dry cleaning}, I buy the food, took care of our daughter who now can take care of herself thankfully.  Briefly, let me say this much...
    PantyPrince PantyPrince
    51-55, M
    Feb 16, 2010

    And by all the Gods how I hate it.

    Isolated from my friends and family, no conversation beyond babbling. Same whinging and complaining, same games, same tears. Every. Single. Day. I used to be the bread winner, the provider for my family. Now that's gone. I barely see another adult, I can't even remember the...
    AlaricSilvertongue AlaricSilvertongue
    31-35, M
    Dec 14, 2015

    I'm a stay at home dad looking

    for others to talk to. I wonder if I'm the only one.
    deionjames24 deionjames24
    36-40, M
    Oct 27, 2014

    What Have You Been Feeding Your Kids For Lunch/dinner?

    I have a 5 6 and 7 year old. there all so picky. it like we rotate our small repitior of foods over and over. we have PB&J, roman noodle, mac n chees, chick'n nuggets and french fries, spagetie and hotdogs.   i'm so sick of all these foods, and there probly not that...
    impresionable impresionable
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

    Perfect Life

    It was always agreed that if we ever had kids that I would be the carer, and my wife would earn the dollars. For a number of reasons. Firstly, my wife has always earned a hell of of a lot more money than I ever will, like twice what my best ever paying job brought to the...
    musicmad musicmad
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 15, 2009

    Staying At Home And Starting To Get Stir Crazy

    I've been a stay at home dad since last August when I got laid off.  I stay at home with my 19 month old daughter and seven year old stepson.  As much as I love my kids I'm starting to go a little crazy being home all the time.  I stay home because I'm on VA...
    oldirtylangston oldirtylangston
    26-30, M
    Oct 9, 2009

    Sahd Moscow

    I am a SAHD living in Moscow Russia. I have been here for over a year. Life is different and hard here. You can read all about at: http://www.englishdadinmoscow.com/
    englishmaninmoscow englishmaninmoscow
    Nov 4, 2010
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