Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Have you ever listened to Dr. Laura? I listen to her everyday. I wish that I had listened to her at the age of 18, my life may have turned out differently. I am not a stay-at-home Mom. I never wanted to be, until the birth of my 3rd child. I'm know I was selfish and immature, but I didn't think I could handle it. I work in a family business and am poised to take over in a few years when my father retires. My mother-in-law kept/keeps my kids while I work.

What Dr. Laura lacks that I do have is the perspective of life as a Christian (she is Jewish). She is not an advocate of unrequested forgiveness or taking your problems to Christ. So, I do find myself disagreeing with some of her advice.

But, on the subject of child rearing I find that she is winning me over, and I agree with her more, the older I get. However, I am not going to change the position I am in. I feel like such a Hypocrite.

Thanks for letting me have my little pity party. I don't talk about it because no one wants to hear me feel sorry for my own self and decisions. BUT, since this is an anoymous blog, that very FEW people read, I feel like I can blog WHATEVER I want!

Anyways, if you happen to be a new Mom, struggling with the decision on if you should return to work, or stay home - STAY HOME! I honestly believe it is the best thing for you and your kid!


Julie Carobini said...

I stayed home, but I still wrote articles, sometimes only making 10 bucks (or zero) on them. (Probably because they had apple juice or something spilled on them--lol.) I just had to do something else with my mind. Some moms find that selfish. Whatever. I used to be a hard nosed advocate of staying at home, period. But now I see the benefits of working--as long as the family still takes top priority (ie., working from home, shorter hours, no weekends, etc., etc.) Hang in there!

Btw, did you know that your sidebar is at the bottom of the screen (in IE)? The Beth Moore graphic may be the culprit (love her, btw).

Terry said...

I've stayed at home for 11 years with my children, but I wouldn't recommend it to everybody. My brother-in-law, a very handy and masculine fellow, stays home with his three children, while his wife makes a great living in a corporate job. It works really well for them.

Children should be the most important things in their parents' lives, but they shouldn't be the only things. Parents, especially mothers, need other interests.

Devoting one's life exclusively to children is smothering, not mothering, and it sets a miserable example.