A mom's perspective on dad as primary caregiver

Heather Spohr, Blogger & Mom, offers her perspective as a mom on her husband being the primary caregiver of their children
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A mom's perspective on dad as primary caregiver

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There is a definite advantage to having my husband be the primary caregiver for our daughters, and that was he was immediately much more empathetic to what other women go through as a stay-at-home mom. I think that men aren't raised as being the caregivers and being nurturing and I think that he really got a whole new perspective on what it's like to be a parent and that made both of us better parents and then better spouses in general. A disadvantage to him being the primary caregiver was the judgments that I received. It was better for our family, for him to stay home and me to go to work, but some people thought that that made me less of a mother, less of a woman and that certainly wasn't the case. But it was hard for me to sort of stay strong and work through those criticisms and ignore them. But once I learned how to do that, it was just a really great situation for both of us.

Heather Spohr, Blogger & Mom, offers her perspective as a mom on her husband being the primary caregiver of their children

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Heather Spohr

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Heather Spohr is a writer and philanthropist who blogs at the award-winning blog, "The Spohrs Are Multiplying". She is a top fundraiser for the March of Dimes and the President and Co-Founder of “Friends Of Maddie,” a charitable organization that supports the families of critically ill babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. She has spoken at numerous conferences, on CNN, and before members of Congress.

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