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Blog Series: SAHM vs SAHD – Dale Kopping

Name: Dale Koppingunnamed
Age: 34
Child’s Age: 20m

1. Are you staying at home because of someone else’s pressure?
No. I stay home because it made sense as I work in the Media & Online Publishing Industry and so I run my company from home. I love and cherish every minute.

2. What was something about being a stay at home dad that surprised you?
How much my Daughter has grown and especially this age. Too cute.

3. What is the hardest part?
Trying to run my company.

4. What is your favourite part?
Time with my Daughter.

5. What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself?
If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it.

6. Do you ever regret this decision? {Please explain your answer.}

7. Do you feel satisfied with this decision in general?
Yes, I do.

8. How has your relationship with your partner changed, if at all, from this arrangement?
We are still finding ourselves and I guess that’s why we are such a great fit. Robyn is the Ying to my Yang. My rock!

9. Do you sometimes feel resentment towards your working partner?
Sometimes but then look back and think not. I think I miss the fixed income part of it.

10. Do you have an equal say in financial decisions?
Yes, well I’d like to think so.

11. Do you take care of all the household commitments or are they shared with your partner?

12. Do you feel that other stay at home dads don’t take you seriously?
Don’t know never really thought about it.

13. Have your male friends judged you on your decision?

14. What advice would you give other dads considering staying at home?
Just Do It! Enjoy each moment because life passes us by.

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