stay-at-home dad

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stay-at-home dad

A father who forgoes employment outside of the home in order to care for his children and the household. Being a stay-at-home dad is just as much hard work as going to an office every day.
See also: dad
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I'm a stay at home dad: a phrase that often conjures images of softly spoken, hummus-addicted, Beta males who wouldn't be considered threatening to a wet paper bag -- and our bags are ALL paper, we're far too right-on to touch anything non-biodegradable.
Jim was a stay at home dad, musician, handyman, scout leader and volunteer at Willow Creek Community Church.
"I'll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be 'first man of fishing' & stay at home dad."
With home life centred on Middlesbrough and London, Kelly says Lee worked everywhere from Southampton to South Africa - "but his life dramatically turned around when his son was born with Down's Syndrome, and he recently decided to become a stay at home dad that doted on his children.
Later, he manages to smooth things over, plans on being a stay at home dad and asks Kevin for a year off work.
In fact, a survey just published by Pregnancy and Birth magazine reveals that, if money allowed, a third of men would like to be a 'full-time, stay at home dad', while a further third would rather go part-time after their baby was born.
Connecticut is a small state with many colleges, so "distance" isn't a real issue for most people, but the ability to study where and when they want is important to those who work shifts, whose work takes them away from home, and who have family responsibilities such as the "stay at home dad with a four month old." As a single mother wrote, "Online classes have given me the opportunity to achieve a college education without putting too much strain on my home and working life." Others appreciate not just the time shifting, but the ability to work at their own pace, "I can take the time to learn things in my own way and not worry about taking extra time out of class and away from classmates."
"I never thought I'd end up being a stay at home dad but I've enjoyed it."
And (where else?) American dad Peter Baylies has written a self-help manual The Stay at Home Dad Handbook, with helpful hints on how to: "Avoid chaos when your wife comes home, answer the question 'what do you do all day', and, keep your cool when tantrums run high."
6DADDY DAY CARE (2003) Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin play two men who are laid off and have to become a stay at home dads when they can't find other jobs.
"However, the problem for many would-be stay at home dads is that, as the main earner, they cannot afford to take time off work, and this is likely to remain an issue."
The last few years have been challenging for many people across the United States - small businesses, college graduates, employees due to job downsizing, stay at home moms, stay at home dads and growing families trying to juggle the current economic conditions.
Mr Casey, 42, is one of almost 7,000 stay at home dads in Britain and new research on this growing trend has found children whose fathers take an interest in their learning are more likely to go to university.