The dreaded day is looming. In just a few weeks, I will returning to work.

I find myself stopping think about how much difference a year makes. This time last year it was just hubby and I- going to work and each day, going wherever we wanted, when we wanted.

Things are so different now. Hubby lost his job just before baby was born, but we managed to use the payout to fund a little home computer business. When I go back to work, he will become a stay at home dad. It is exciting abd scary at the same time. He has gone from someone that didn’t know where the tea towels were and had never held a baby to ‘super dad’. He bottle feeds bub twice a day, changes nappies-includingvtge occasional number 2! Our daughter just ADORES him. Not to mention he vaacumes, does dishes and washing.

Only problem we face is the occasional ridicule he gets from the ‘manly’ friends amd family. He has been riduculed for doing a woman’s work and says that it doesn’t affect him. But I think it does a bit. I just remind him that I have a permanent job and he has skills to run a part time home business. We are doing what works and what is best for bub. I am very proud of how far we have come in a year.

We have taken some rough days in our stride. Made some big decisions. Gone from a dual income couple, to a single income family with our own business.

Hopefully I won’t miss bub too much every day, least I know she is with her daddy.

Posted by teacup83, 22nd March 2014

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  • Originally, hubby and i had the same idea. I earned the bigger income so we were going to organise something like that but then i lost my job when i only had 2.5 months of pregnancy left. Unfortunately we coukdn’t open a home business but i found part time work. I work 2/3 days a week n my little one went to daycare. Now am home atm because no.2 is 2 months old :)


  • great to read this story


  • How wonderful that you turned a negative (loss of job) into a positive (home business – stay at home dad).


  • I think you are blessed to have a husband that wants to stay home and do it all. Don’t worry about what people say.


  • I think it’s wonderful that he’s learnt how to do the home duties and change nappies!


  • Good for him, My hubby jokes about doing it but I think he would struggle with the views of other men. But we may be in this situation in the next couple of years.


  • Thankfully, this is becoming more common and hopefully the sterotypes will be completely obliterated soon. I’ve had 3 friends who earned more than their husbands, so it just made sense for them to stay home with the kids for a while.


  • it will be ok in the end


  • it will be all ok :)


  • my Hubby did every thing with our kids and worked but then an accident made it he could not work so than if I went out or away on holiday we left him with kids and grand kids and he loved it. Once some thing was said and he replied I love them all and they love me and that is all that matters and it means more to me than going out and doing some thing. He said I can watch the kids clean the house when they have a nap mow the yard. My Daughter’s Husband is also a stay at home Dad and he loves it as well.


  • it will be hard to start with but will get easier, and the ones ridiculing your hubby are just jealous as what dad wouldnt want to spend more time with there babies, my hubby cut back his hours at work so he could do more home duties and take the boys to footy and training he loves it, your hubby will be fine :)


  • Well if you have to trust someone, your partner is the one. It will be ok. DOn’t worry :P


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