Twenty-two years ago, I was a high-powered saleswoman, making $200,000 a year. Since I was in the car a lot, I started listening to talk radio and there you were, telling me to stay at home with my kidlets. It didn’t even dawn on me that I should do that, because I was the breadwinner. I had a nanny and an assistant at the office, so I only worked three days a week. That was three days too many.
I started counting the hours away from my son and compared that to the hours I was at home. 24 hours away was too much to handle, so my husband and I put our heads together. We started a business that I could do from the house. I didn’t make nearly as much money, so I didn’t take lavish trips to Europe anymore. But I was at every school drop-off and pick-up. I volunteered for the classroom field trips. I played Barbies and zoo and store and basketball and hopscotch. Thanks to you and your harping, I am the proud mommy of wonderful kids. My husband and I created a stable household and they benefited. It all started with you, Dr. Laura, so thank you!