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The Reality of the Stay-at-Home Dad

I’ve written several posts about stay-at-home dads from my first one in early 2009, ” Stay-at-Home Dads are Going to Hell” to my latest one, “5 Questions that Dads Hate.” In December 2012, I became a stay-at-home dad. I left a corporate job to start a business and spend more time with my family. Since then, my quality of life has improved significantly. I can do things around the house, volunteer at my kids’ schools, and go on lunch dates with my wife.

However, being a stay-at-home dad isn’t all fun and games. People still look at stay-at-home dads suspiciously even though the number of stay-at-home fathers in the United States has more than doubled in the past ten years.

I joined Alex French, GQ Contributor (read: Breaking Dad: The Stay-at-Home Life); Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founder of NYC Dads Group; and Peter Mountford, Novelist and Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House on HuffPost Live to share what it’s really like to focus on the kids, manage play dates, and make dinner.

Stay Strong,

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About author

Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad