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I Know I'm Doing The MOST Important Work There Is

Dear Dr. Laura:

I have a 7-month-old little boy.  When I was pregnant, my husband took a completely different career path for the sole reason of allowing me the privilege to raise our son.  He never complains, holds it against me or questions it.  He's proud he can do this for our son.

I knew when I married him, he was a hard worker, but he has gone above and beyond to make this life possible.  I grew up with a mom who was there every single day.  Then, when I started school, she was there to pick us up, do homework with us, bake, cook dinner and talk with us.  I never knew the feeling of daycare - only constant love from my own mother.  I wanted the same for my children.

I've listened to you since I was twelve (I'm 28 now), and I recently purchased your book "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms."  It's so hard to get caught up in feeling like I contribute nothing to society because people are always asking when I will go back to work or what my plan is for the future.  I'm always a little sheepish and embarrassed when I say that my plan is to raise my children.  I won't be going to work.  Reading your book reminds me that I will be providing the childhood for my children that will allow them to grow in love every single day.  I'm doing THE most important work there is.  


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Tags: Day Care, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Stay-at-Home Mom, Values
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