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Adjustments Of The Stay At Home Mommy

I had a stay at home "aha" moment when my first child was about a year and a half old.  I was teaching on a short-term contract, had a miscarriage, and my husband's work situation meant I was single parenting most of the time.  I found myself becoming more and more short-tempered with my toddler.  

One day, over the simplest of things, I felt such a quick flash of temper that it frightened me.  I was a hair trigger away from hitting my son! I didn't act on the anger, but it scared me terribly that I was in such a "head space" that I could have done that.  That's the day I told my husband that we had to change the way we were living our lives.  We moved into a much smaller house in the city where my husband was working, and I became a stay-at-home mom.  It was the best decision we ever made.

I feel so grateful for having had the opportunity to be my kids' mom, and to have been a part of making them into really wonderful young people.  The sage advice and clear communication approach you model on your show has influenced my parenting and I'm thankful to be a listener.  

Keep on talking, and I'll keep on listening!

Best wishes,

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Military, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Regarding Dr. Laura, Stay-at-Home Mom, Values
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