Anyone with a stay at home dad?

Amy - posted on 04/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I will be working full time soon and my husband will be home full time. We are also moving to another state. Anyone have a SAHD in your family? Does he find ways in the community to have the baby socialize and so he is not isolated? There are so many "Mom's groups" but I don't know how welcoming they will be to dads.

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Tricia - posted on 05/07/2009

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My hubby is SAHD for our 4 month old. We're a one car family, too, so he's a bit limited as far as where he can go. But we're part of a great church, and that makes all the difference. Any of the older ladies from the church are happy to watch the baby for a few hours if he needs a break (or so we can get out on a date occasionally). The senior pastor of the church is good friends with my hubby, so they hang out during the day doing yard work or maintenance at the church. It's a small church, but even with that, there are enough people who are home during the day that my hubby can get out and socialize with the baby in tow.

Chrissy - posted on 05/04/2009

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My husband was laid off for 2 1/2 months and stayed home with our 3 1/2 daughter and 8 month old son. He loved it and was very good at it too. He would take the kids out to numerous places with SAHM's and they seemed to accept him no problem. And having him home with the kids made me much more relaxed at work. He was also very good at cleaning and cooking, etc so when I got home I could enjoy the evening with my kids. I am going to be upset when he goes back to work!

Michelle - posted on 05/03/2009

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My husband has been a SAHD for 3 1/2 years. Some times he does well keep the house clean, the laundry kept up, etc but 2/3 of the time it seems like all he does is play video games with our sons, 10 and 4. I feel unappreciated. They wouldn't have video games if I didn't drag myself in m-f 8-5 and work in the most anti family oppresive abusive work enviroment I have experienced. The last past year and 1/2 or so I think more and more of running away. Anyone have any advise for keeping my sanity?

User - posted on 04/24/2009

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my ex husband was a sahd for four years and he found that pretty much any "moms groups" will except a sahd also. Some even had other men in them also. The church groups seemed to have more men in them than the conventional ones. He could always start a sahd group, put up some postings it would probably get a good response I know alot of dad's are taking that role these days simply because physical labor jobs just don't pay what they should. It would def give him something to do, and he'd even have a sense of accomplishment if it took off.

Beth - posted on 04/24/2009

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My husband is a stay at home Dad, and we only have on car.... so when I get home he is ready for a break... he will run off to his friends house of a little bit... at times it makes me feel bad..like I am making him stay home... but it was his choice too. I guess I shouldn't feel bad.... cuz I would def stay home with my son if I could afford to.

Lucy - posted on 04/24/2009

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Hi Amy my husband has been a SAHD for the last four months after I returned to work. He really enjoys his time with our son and they have a very close relationship. Everything is set up for mums but I think the message is getting out there more and more dad's are taking up the role of main carer. I have to say I live in the UK so things maybe a little different here but parents feeling remain the same. Best of luck to you and your husband - its like having the best of both worlds!

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