There are many of us out there, it still seems that we're discussed as a strange phenomenon, as if we are making a decision that traditionally seems illogical, well maybe it does but I wouldn't change it.
I'm an Enlightened Neanderthal, a stay at home dad, an entrepreneur and a man who loves being the primary care giver to his 4 boys. My wife is soon to be the sugar momma, the maker of the bread (not literally as that is now my job), after nearly 10 years as a stay at home mom and homemaker and following the birth of our final child she figured out what her calling is and it's her turn to pursue her career, starting with a university education.
So having been self employed for a number of years, a very active father and someone who isn't scared to try anything once I stood up and said I want to be a stay at home dad, seemed like a great idea and it is, but reality doesn't often match the picture in our heads when we make these decisions....
To be honest the fun stuff is exactly what I thought it would be, I just left out the cleaning of the diapers, the dishes, the laundry, the washing floors, cleaning toilets etc from the initial picture....
This site is to build a community for guys like me, to share our resources and struggles, even motorcycle maintenance tips and recipes. So if you are a stay at home dad, sign up and start sharing your experience with me and everyone else like us!
If you are an Enlightened Neanderthal, stand up and be proud!
This site is full of all kinds of features to allow us to share and connect - First you get a Personal Social Profile, you can share all kinds of information here (and lock down who can see it) including status updates, photos, video links, connect with others and more, Second we Have the Forum aimed at facilitating extended discussions as well as hosting the help files for the site (as I write them) Feel free to post help questions in the forum as well. and Finally their is the Stay at Home Dad Blog in which all members can post a blog entry to share anecdotes and editorials on.
It takes but a moment to sign up on the Register page and is even easier if you have a Facebook account (just click the connect link found on most pages and it will walk you through it)
In the end the whole purpose of this site is to provide an online community for us to connect, share thoughts and ideas, support the struggles and celebrate the successes of defying gender stereo types for fathers. Some of us choose to maintain a level of self employment from home the "Dadpreneur" if you will, others may return to work outside the home once the kids are all school age, this site is to promote the open-minded exchange of ideas