Don't call me Mr. Mom!
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Don't call me Mr. Mom!

It’s been 30 years since the release of Mr. Mom, the 1983 comedy-drama about a dad who loses his job, becomes a stay-at-home dad, only to discover he’s clueless about managing a household.

 

At the time, that was being a mom. Now it’s just being a parent.

 

Though the stereotype of the incompetent, bumbling father still persists in consumer-product ads, the reality is, today’s dads bake cookies, change diapers, drive mini-vans, have tea parties with their daughters – and are proud of it.

 

So dads, we want to hear from you. How do you spend your time at home with the kids? How is your parenting style different from your own father’s? What kind of dad are you?

 

Send us your story, along with the photos that you think best depict what it is for you to be a caregiver. Maybe it’s vacuuming, changing diapers or wiping the spaghetti sauce off your child’s face -- things that might have been unthinkable to the previous generation.

 

The best stories will be featured on CNN.com and HLNTV.com.

 

This assignment is closed. Thanks for your submissions! We featured your stories in this article: Prince William and dads everywhere show 'Mr. Mom' is outdated

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