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20 Photos That Show What It's Like To Be A Stay-At-Home Dad

06/17/2015 12:28 pm ET | Updated Feb 01, 2016

According to 2014 reports from Pew Research Center, stay-at-home dads account for more than 16 percent of at-home parents -- up from just 10 percent in 1989.

This is not surprising, as studies have shown that dads are more involved in their children's lives than ever -- a far cry from the "bumbling dad" stereotype that is long overdue for retirement.

In honor of Father's Day, we asked the stay-at-home dads of the HuffPost Parents Facebook community for photos that capture their experience.

Here are 20 photos that show what it looks like to be a stay-at-home dad. (Click here to for a look at what some working dads had to share about their experiences.)

  • 1
    Lauren Ruiz
    "Papa and his girls"
  • 2
    Phillip Crosby
    "Chilling with my girls, Emmeline (22 months) and Millicent (6 days), while mommy takes a morning shower"
  • 3
    Turner Sam
    "Just hanging out with the boy"
  • 4
    Laura Carter Parker
    "How it feels to be a SAHD"
  • 5
    Amanda Jones Queensberry
    "SAHD, coach, mentor, and certified boo boo soother!"
  • 6
    Ali O'Brien
    "Being a SAHD means you get to experience the crazy times and the tranquil ones!"
  • 7
    Micha McVey Leach
    "Stay at home dad to six!"
  • 8
    Blair Ketner
    "SAHD to 2 big attitude toddlers. He's my hero!"
  • 9
    Amy Mauro
    "Strollercizing with other dads who are home during the day"
  • 10
    Dawna Lough
    "Discovering new things with dada"
  • 11
    Cameron McIntosh
    "SAHD to this little one"
  • 12
    Sabreena Mackinnon
    "Baking with daddy"
  • 13
    Kelli King
    "My two faves ... best SAHD out there!"
  • 14
    Brianna Powers
    "Gets to go on all the field trips!"
  • 15
    Jess Barker
    "Best dad/soccer coach"
  • 16
    Patty Gibson
  • 17
    Justin Savage
    "Thursday afternoon with Lego and Rescue Bots -- 1-year-old sleeping and me and 2.5-year-old loving life"
  • 18
    Jen Lynne
    "Daddy and son have a dance break during our latest road trip."
  • 19
    Jessica Tomsen
    "Stay at home dad Extraordinaire!"
  • 20
    Toni Hollifield
    "Hanging out at the zoo"

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