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I am all about putting my family first, every single decision made in my life is one in which is determined solely on the basis of if it being a beneficial decision for my family.

I admire this father who had such success from an outsiders view; a great job, served the country and so forth, but he decided to give it all up to be at stay-at-home Dad. I am nearly speechless, the decision to give up a big wig job and stay home to be a part of your kids upbringing is simply the best decision ever. I feel that we only raise our kids a short time, 18 years may seem like a long period of time, however, that first 11 years is so vitally important. I am a firm supporter of making tough decisions to keep good going.

I think much like this Stay-at-Home Super Dad in that I work from home, not to make a crazy amount of money, but to be a huge part of my children's upbringing. I want my children to look back on the moments we have together as the best memories ever. While I am a work at home mom, versus a stay at home mom, the duties are similar. I do not work when my children are awake and home, I work late hours into the night and on days when they are at school. I left an administrative assistant position with a wonderful set of bosses and a great pay check to be a stay at home Mom.

The initial decision to stay at home, was based solely on being sick during pregnancy, but eventually it became evident that I was not going back into the work force, ever again. While we took a financial hit for this decision, it was the best decision ever made. Sure, I don't make a lot of money to give my kids their every materialistic desire, but I make enough to provide for them the things that they need. Our memories are not stemmed from how much money is coming into our home, we earn our memories through time spent together; laughing, smiling and being silly.

Currently New York Life is tallying up all of the #FathersDay moments you share online using that hashtag with their "Celebrating Good" initiative. Many have already shared pictures and words of widsom their father's shared with them as a means to Keep Good Going. I personally love checking out New York Life's "Celebrating Good" initiative page, because it's full of heart warming pictures and posts. I must admit, I am a sucker for a positive message.

I invite you to keep good going, I want to hear your personal stories of how this video shared above relates to your world; what life lesson decision did you make in your world to benefit your family? Do share your story in the comments below, I want to hear more stories from people all over so we can all do our part to Keep Good Going.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 21 comments

  1. Debbie L. (13 comments)

    I left a high powered job to be home with my family – a simpler less stressful life. I had lost my way – my priorities were a little off key! My work was all I did – my family was left behind. I had worked so much they were passing me by. I now work a simple part time job and spend the rest of my time with my hubby, grown children and grandchildren. I love it…I am living a dream.

  2. Danielle @ We Have It All (15 comments)

    Wow, what an awesome dad! It’s funny, my hubby has been laid off since Dec. and I am really enjoying him being home and seeing the difference it makes with the kids having him present so much more. He’s going back to work in August and as much as we need him to, I have contemplated having him stay home longer and join me at working at home.

  3. Danielle (8 comments)

    This seems to be becoming more common with men choosing to stay at home and raise the kids. I need to get me one of these husbands.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) (220 comments)

    I am a stay at home mom and staying home was the BEST decision that I have ever made. My hubby would love to stay home, but he is the breadwinner :)

  5. April (43 comments)

    I can completely relate. I left a job making 60,000 + a year to stay home with my kids. At first I started my own photography business thinking that would be a good option to make $ but still be home. It wasn’t long before I realized it took more time to do that than when I was working. So I soon stopped that as well. I am now in direct sales. I do work a few hours (like 2 or maybe 3 hrs) when my kids are up because I homeschool.

  6. Rosey (998 comments)

    I’d love to stay home FT, but I don’t make enough for groceries working at home, much less everything else. ;) So hubs has been throwing hints around for awhile that it’s time to get back out there. I like working too, a lot. I just like being home better. It’s never an issue that I get to see the sports events, music recitals, school gatherings, etc. That’s been golden to me. :)

  7. Emily (34 comments)

    Loved that video. My husband works a job that takes him away for months at a time from my family so that I may stay home to be with my boys. I am so grateful for that.

  8. Renee (7 comments)

    What a sweet video! I have tried telling my husband he would make a great SAHD. I am going to show him this!

  9. Lisa (147 comments)

    This is a very impressive story and thank you for sharing the video! Make me want to do more in good in life – can’t we all? :)

  10. Kiwi (10 comments)

    I love hearing stories of men being Stay-A-Home Dads…I think some people are oblivious that could be an option. He looked so happy and whatever works for the family is a blessing either way! Touching video.

  11. Pam (39 comments)

    My kids are adults now but when they were young, I went to 12 hour nights so that either my husband or I were always home with them. It was not easy but it worked for us and we knew they were in good hands.

  12. Tonia (8 comments)

    I’ve been staying home with our kids for four years, but it seems like more men are starting to do it. It’s nice if they are able to.

  13. Tracey (29 comments)

    What an awesome dad. I am hoping that when I have kids I can stay at home like my mom did with me.

  14. Tonia (8 comments)

    I’ve been at SAHM for four years now and I love it. I see more and more men staying home these days. Good for those who have the means.

  15. Debra (14 comments)

    What a precious video. My husband would totally be a SAHD if he could.

  16. Family Travel Blogger (3 comments)

    My husband would gladly be a stay at home dad if it worked for us financially. He adores spending days with his children.

  17. Camesha (6 comments)

    I can certainly relate. I’m a former television writer-producer and now I stay home with my kids. It’s changed our lives in the best way.

  18. mary (4 comments)

    I LOVE being a work at home mom. It can be stressful at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love that I can bring in a good income but spend TONS of time with my kids at the SAME TIME

  19. Jennifer (76 comments)

    My husband talks about wanting to be a SAHD but I’m not sure he could handle everything I do.