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Mr. Mom

Guys who are considering being the primary caregiver by staying at home rather than working have much more to guide them that Michael Keaton’s frazzled character in “Mr. Mom.” As a new dad just trying to figure it all out, you’re probably quietly wondering if anyone else is going through this.

Over the past four years, the number of dads staying at home has increased by 60%, according to a University of Texas study. The times have definitely (and thankfully) changed! If you choose to hang with the shorties for a while, you’ll definitely be in good company at the playground. And if you want to find some other dads to hang with, check out this map of stay at home dad meet up groups. You know what they say about safety in numbers! [Today Show]

Posted: 4/3/08