Supporting role

Once an exception to the rule, stay-at-home dads helping families make ends meet

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Posted: July 28, 2012

Rocktown Weekly for the week of July 27-Aug. 3
James “J.C.” Huber always wanted to work from home, so when the opportunity presented itself, he didn’t think twice about caring for his son, Silas, during the day. (Photo by Gina Farthing)
Huber’s wife, Alisha, and his son, Silas, play in the family’s living room. According to Yvonne Frazier, supervisor and program manager of Healthy Families programs in Shenandoah and Page counties, the economy is a major factor driving the increase in the number of stay-at-home dads. (Photo by Gina Farthing)
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
 
“A husband and a father.”
 
After a lifetime of answering that question with the sincerity of a child, James “J.C.” Huber of Dayton is accustomed...


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