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Bucking the Day Care Trend

My 27-year-old daughter and her husband are starting to talk about having my FIRST GRANDCHILD! She is prepared to leave her career once she is a mom, and her husband is on board since she made it clear during pre-marriage counseling that being a stay at home mom was a "deal breaker" if he wanted to be the father of her 84 children, (yes, she listens to you). Leaving her career is not a popular decision amongst her peers. Believe it or not even her mother-in-law is against the concept of her son having to be the sole bread winner in the family! My daughter sees the value of having a mother raising her own children since she was raised by ME, her awesome mom! My son-in-law was raised by various day care providers. I guess that is the reason his mom cannot see how much a kid benefits from having his mom at home. I am so proud of my daughter and her amazing husband who are willing to 'buck' the trend of letting others raise their children. They are happy to make the sacrifice that so many of their friends are not ready to make.

Thank you for being the voice of reason and right in today's selfish world! My daughter will be sure to have MY GRANDCHILDREN listen to you as I am sure you will be nagging us for many, many more years. We love you Mother Laura!


Tags: In-Laws, Mother-in-law, Mother-in-law/Daughter-in-law, Parenting, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Values
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