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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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.