In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of moms and dads who identify themselves as stay at home parents. It's challenging, at times chaotic, but ultimately a rewarding experience which can bring a closer bond between you and your child. Here are 5 snapshots of what being a stay at home parent really looks like: What does being a stay-at-home parent mean to you? "It means baby proofing...everything." "It means that a simple art project can quickly turn into a painted dog..." "Being able to homeschool my kids. Giving them exposure to culture." "Being a SAHD means grocery shopping with these two as quick as I can." "Being a SAHM not only means I'm there for every tantrum, but I'm also there to teach him how to enjoy simple things like planting flowers. Memories he'll take with him forever. Oh, and it also means hair roots lol." Share with us your candid SAHM or SAHD snapshots! Tell us your stay-at-home experiences!