17 Stay At Home Dads Share What It's Really Like

"I love my kids, but I don't feel great about myself. I'm a stay at home dad and I've gained a lot of weight since I left the military."

When it comes to rejecting gender role expectations, we've made a lot of progress in recent years. However, there still seems to be an awful stigma associated with being a stay-at-home dad. 

In fact, a Pew Research Center 2013 study found that while 51 percent of survey responders believe children are better off having a stay-at-home mom, a measly eight percent believed the same was true of dads. We can do so much better than that. 

To gain a better understanding of what it's really like to be a stay-at-home dad and deal with the stigmas associated, we compiled a list of confessions from several. These stay-at-home fathers used the Whisper app, an anonymous platform that allows users to post thoughts and experiences. 

Here's what they had to say:

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