Here's something I've noticed over the past year. I'm lucky enough to work full time as a freelance writer, while my wife has a regular 9 to 5 job. This means I stay home with the kids, do the housework, do the cooking, change the baby, all that. If I tell someone I've just met that I work from home as a freelance writer, then go on to describe the rest...the result is almost always "wow, that's cool." If I describe myself as a "stay at home dad," there's this kind of uncomfortableness until I explain that I also happen to make a good living while I'm at it. Not a complaint, really. I made my choice and I love it. Just an observation about attitudes I guess I'd assumed we had moved past.