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    Steve Corry greets his youngest son, Finn, 7, as he gets off the bus after school. Corry, who co-owns 555 and Petite Jacqueline with his wife, Michelle, has essentially been a stay-at-home dad since autumn 2016.

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    Corry helps his son Seamus, 10, with his homework. "There will come that time when it won't be cool to hang out with Dad anymore," Corry says.

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    Corry watches while Finn and Seamus eat a snack after school. The brothers sometimes hang out in their parents' restaurants, playing games while the staff offers them cookies, cheese and even oysters.

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    Last fall Corry made the switch from his restaurant to becoming a stay-at-home dad. "I tried to do both to some degree for a stretch," he said, "and that was virtually impossible."

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    Steve Corry helps Finn read his book after school. Three years running, Corry and Michelle have taken the boys out of school for six week so they could travel.

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    Corry takes a call after getting Finn and Seamus off the bus after school. This summer the family might take a trip to Bar Harbor, Moosehead Lake and other places in Maine they've never been.

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