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Las Vegas dad starts group for local stay-at-home dads

Stay-at-home dads on the rise around country
Posted at 5:48 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 11:00:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Being a stay-at-home dad is more common than you think.

Researchers say 1.4 million men in the United States are stay-at-home dads and 7 million are primary caregivers.

Local resident Kevin Zelenka has twin boys and is a stay-at-home dad, he works as a freelance editor but his office is home. His wife is the breadwinner.

Taking on a new role as his son's primary caregiver, he came across a few challenges.

"I lost my friends, all my single friends are saying hey it's Friday it's happy hour lets go out and I'm like I'm in a different world, " Zelenka said.

Zelenka said because he felt isolated, he created the Vegas Dad's Group.

"It's 6 years old right now and we have over 300 members," Zelenka said.

Some of their activities include, playdates, boy's night out and meetups.