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1/29/10 9:33 P

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I think it's awesome when dad's are able and willing to stay home. My husband stayed home for a while with our first daughter after he suffered a job loss. While he hated it at the time and suffered some depression for a period, now that he looks back (she's almost 6) he fondly remembers all of the time they spent together and some of their little traditions and trips they took...it's certainly a tough time but also incredibly meaningful and amazing. Best of luck to you in balancing writing and stay at home parenting :)

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1/27/10 7:33 P

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The article was great and just as pertinent for SAHM as SAHD.
I stayed home with my son from the time he was 6 months old through 4th grade. I am so glad that I was able to do that. Luckily I wasn't trying to "work" at home. I did do a fair amount of volunteer work for that adult interaction you were talking about. I think that is what I missed most. I did have a good friend right up the street and we hung out with our kids quite a bit. My only child had the experience of a part-time brother and sister. lOL

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1/27/10 12:47 P

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Heyya Sparkers!

According to the US Census Bureau, there 105,000 “stay-at-home” dads. These are married fathers with children under 15 who are not in the labor force primarily so they can care for family members while their wives work outside the home. Stay-at-home dads care for 189,000 children.

Two and a half years ago, I became one of them!

I’m taking care of the kiddo and writing full time from the comfort of my home office. In all fairness, I didn’t expect this to be an “early retirement” by any means, but it’s been more of a challenge that I thought it would be.

Over the months, I’ve discovered five things I really miss about being out in the working world, as well as five things I love about having my office right down the hall.

You can read the full article, here: shar.es/aVZCt

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-Perry

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