Mothering Forums - Reply to Topic

Thread: Stay at Home Dad's? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-18-2010 11:13 AM
DadMan I'm a full-time-dad, have been since my first daughter was 6 months. She's now almost six. I'd be happy to talk to your husband about life, if he's interested.
03-15-2010 11:09 AM
plunky More power to you, Rick. I admire guys who can do this. You're bucking society and making social change, which is a great thing.

It must be intimidating to leave a career, because of the difficulty of re-entering after the years absent.
03-15-2010 10:57 AM
Rick Juliusson Tell your hubby that it's a real job. A real satisfying, Joyful, important job. I left a great job 2 years ago to become a SAHD and have never looked back - the best 2 years of my life. It's not a sign of lack of ability to do a more mainstream career job, it's a decision to commit to my children in a new, exciting way. If he approaches it as a positive choice rather than a consolation option, it could be the happiest time of his life, and his children's.

I've been blogging about my experience for the whole time at: http://RicksTurningPoint.blogspot.com, and there's lots of other great SAHD blog spots out there too to encourage and support him. good luck.
03-12-2010 02:34 PM
plunky Sorry that you didn't get many replies. Both my wife and I work.

I'd try a similar question in Working and Student Parents, since most people on this board are mothers. Some of the Working Mamas will have SAHPs.
03-08-2010 12:16 AM
COgirl19 My Dh is considering staying at home with our kids. We have one almost 3 year old and another one due in August. We just financially won't be able to afford childcare. He has been unemployed since August and we have no prospects right now so between that and being hesitant to put a new baby in daycare it may be best if he stays at home not only financially but for the kids.
Anyway, he is ex-Navy and this is TOTALLY out of his element. He was an officer and was used to a fast-paced in-charge type of life-style. He is great with our DD but has never stayed at home before. Can anyone share some experiences and tips for him?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off