A few years ago, when I was a working mom, a friend told me about a blog that I had to read. http://www.dooce.com/ At the time I didn't even know what blogging was, but my friend said that she was funny, from Salt Lake City (where I am from) and that she has been all over the news because of her blog. She is practically famous. She got fired from her job because of her blog.
So I thought it would be interesting to check it out. I have been a faithful reader ever since. I have been reading her blog through pregnancy, post partum depression, being in a mental hospital, family changes, funny moments with her daughter, and even funnier momments with the "Avon's World's Sales Leader". Most of which have been things that I have gone through as well. She has shown to me that no matter what people think of you, you are you. It only matters at the end of the day what you think of you.
Her post today really touched me! "Celebrating Five Years of Public Stupidity, The Post" It is a subject that is dear to most of my readers. Staying at home with your kids. So I would love for you guys to stop by and read it. Let me know how you feel on the subject. I would love to see what some of my readers think about it.
For me, staying at home was the hardest decision that I have ever had to make. At the time my husband wasn't in the work feild that he wanted to be, he was still going to school, and I made more money than him. These were all things that we stressed about daily. I knew that I wanted to be at home with my kids. I knew that I wanted to raise my kids, not the babysitter. I knew that I wanted to be there for them when they needed me. I also knew that if I quit my job, we may not be able to pay our bills. This was a very hard time for me. Well, with a lot of thought and a little planning, and a ton of praying, my husband and I decided that I was going to quit.
I am not going to sit here and say that every day has been wonderful. From the name of my blog we all know that it isn't. But I have been blessed in so many ways since I have been home with them. I have been blessed with patience, more love, oportunities, great times, the ability to teach, and to learn, the means to make it work financially every month, best of all a relationship with my kids that I wouldn't have had any other way, and many more ways than I can even count.
Mostly I love being at home with my kids. They are the joy of my life. I wouldn't have changed the last year and a half for anything!