It wasn’t all that long ago that Stay At Home Dad’s were rare. Granted, they are still not the norm, but they are more common and accepted. When I became a SAHD full time out of necessity, I was always looked at as a failure. What did I do wrong that I could not be a useful member of society. Some people still think that way. Even last night, and it is now 2017, I was asked how work was going. I said great! I am less of a babysitter and more of a taxi driver now that the kids are growing up.
Yes we are not the norm but we still make an impact. My kids know who I am, I know who they are and one of these days they will be gone off on their own, but they will still have a connection that is stronger than me just being their father. Of course I am going to promote SAHD’s on this site, and that is in NO way diminishing the role of the mothers, or even advocating for all dads to stay at home. Mothers are so important in kids lives, as are Dads.