14 things you didn't know about being a stay-at-home dad

Although it doesn't offer a salary or require hours in an office, parenthood is a job that demands just as much, if not more, time, energy and effort as any professional career. And while the stereotype of a stay-at-home mom is a character our society has become very familiar with, the fathers who stay at home with their children are less talked about.

Many fathers, who work just as hard as the women who dedicate their livelihoods to their children, took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to give some real talk about what it's like to be a stay-at-home dad.

1. Being a stay-at-home parent can especially be a shock when you're transitioning from an in-office career:


2. There might be a double standard when it comes to understanding the life of a stay-at-home parent:


3. Who cares what others think of you, as long as you're leading a happy and fulfilling life?


4. No one understands how difficult full-time parenthood is until they try it:


5. Parents define themselves as parents, not any other stereotypical label:


6. Feelings about your own identity doesn't diminish your love for your children:

I love my kids but I don

7. Men can face sexism, too:

Everyone praises a mom for being able to stay home but as soon as I became a stay at home dad people assume I

8. No one can predict or define how you feel about your life except you:

I haven

9. Because it's less common, people might not know what to make of a stay-at-home dad:

As a stay at home dad who

10. Being surrounded by people doesn't necessarily make you less lonely:

When I became a stay at home dad I was surprised at how lonely it can get

11. How can you complain about dancing stuffed animals?

Being a stay at home dad is so boring sometimes, I just spent 30 minutes making stuffed animals dance

12. Everyone needs variety in their lives:

I miss talking to people over the age of 5. I

13. Money doesn't compare to unconditional love:

I quit a 90k job 2 years ago to be a stay at home dad. Best decision I

14. Men need to be cuddled and loved, too:


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