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Change The Attitude, Be Happier

Dear Dr. Laura:

I became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my now-7 month old daughter.  Though at first the transition from career to home was a challenge, I've never regretted this decision.
Recently, my husband, daughter and I took a long driving vacation.  We listened to the audio book of your "In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms."  I found this to be so affirming and empowering!  It also helped me to recognize some of my own behaviors that are keeping me from living a happier and less-stressed life.  On days when I've felt overwhelmed by chores, caring for my daughter and laundry, I was choosing a "woe is me" attitude.  Your book offered insight on how to change my attitude and thus be happier, and as a result, more pleasant around my husband.  

When we returned from our vacation, my daughter's face lit up with a look of happy recognition as she looked around at familiar surroundings.  It made me feel so good that she recognized an environment where she is comfortable, content, and loved.  I am grateful that in partnership with my husband, I'm able to provide that for her each and every day.  Thank you for shining a light on being a stay-at-home mom.

Tags: Attitude, In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, Parenting, Stay-at-Home Mom, Stress
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