I am an extremely grateful stay-at-home mom of two small boys. I have such fond memories of that first magical year with my first son of me baking in my sunny kitchen while he explored the world beneath my feet, and your audiobooks played in the background. I also had your audiobooks with me when I drove around running errands, attending local playgroups, libraries, parks and play dates.
When my second son came along, I adopted the "I feel sorry for myself for having to do it all perfectly" attitude. The magic moments turned into resentful ones and my attitude of gratitude was diminished. I blamed my husband, children, and sometimes even the dog! I was chronically tired and overwhelmed instead of inspired and invigorated. I felt guilty for not being the best I could be and I still do!
Then, just yesterday, I found the answer in your book, "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
." Today, I'm dropping the guilt, forgiving myself and recognizing that the root of the problem was my trying too hard and burning out. I'm resurrecting the blissful feeling of raising up my boys, being the best wife I can be to my hard-working supportive husband, and savoring each and every moment.
You helped save my family and my sanity. I now have a renewed sense of confidence thanks to you.