I’m a stay at home dad, I try to keep up with the house chores while the baby sleeps, but it not always possible, and sometimes I feel bad about leaving the baby in the play pen so I can sweep and mop the floors. I feel like I should be entertaining or doing more activities with him. Is it normal to feel this way? And is ok to leave the baby in the play pen for brief periods?
When my daughter was born my mother helped me take care of her. I had about 5 months of maternity leave so I was at home for a good while, but once I returned to work, she took care of her alone while myself and my husband were working. Now our routine has changed and my mother returned to work. My husband is now a SAHD and while he does an amazing job I need to help him with getting her on a r... More
Just got back from Orlando and I highly recommend this convention for any Stay At Home Dad out there. Luckily it is coming to Minneapolis next year!! The bonds of the brotherhood of fatherhood are so strong at these conventions and I come home every year more patient, more playful, and with new tools for listening, teaching, and caring. As more details come out I will put up new posts in h... More
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I love my daughter and I love being a stay at home dad, but I have had enough of this country's lack of support for men as parents. I'm angry and frustrated because there seems to be no accommodations for fathers in America, whether it's with parental leave after birth, society's stigma for stay at home dads, or even something as basic as having a changing table in men's re... More
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How do you deal with your husband being the stay at home parent while you work? What if you still are doing all the housework and the bills? He helps but isn’t consistent so it’s frustrating. What to do??? He is seeking permanent employment we have 1 child together and he has 2 from a previous relationship who live with us. I just want someone else to do the house work bc I’m tired boss!!
Question for stay at home dads: Me and my hubby agreed even before we had kid that we would take turn to stay at home with the baby until she's 2 year old. So i stayed at home the first year. Now my husband does. Financially we are able to support ourselves along with savings and occasionally vacations. Not a lot to spoil ourselves but that doesnt matter. However it seems people in bot... More
Hi there! I’m new to this app, so I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m a stay at home dad in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who wife works nights. We’ve recently moved to the area, so we aren’t particularly close to many people yet, and since my wife is usually sleeping during the day, I hardly get to see her either. We have a 3-year old and a 6-month old: the former is going through his terrible t... More
Any other Stay-At-Home-Dads out there still trying to figure out how to fit in, in a society where gender still plays such a large role? Even just internally struggling... I’m about as liberal as they get and I find myself being discouraged by not being the stereotypical “breadwinner” for my family. Don’t get me wrong, as cliché as it sounds, being my son’s primary caregiver is the best thing ... More
Hi everyone, I'm new to this app as I have just discovered it. My name is Nate, and I am a stay-at-home dad. I was very lucky when I began staying at home with my son to discover an actual stay-at-home dad group right here in Nashville. Our group is NOT exclusive to stay-at-home dads, any dad can join us. We typically meet up every Wednesday morning for a play date with our kids. Most often... More