"They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and controversial."
It is now time for my book recommendation. My husband bought me this book for my birthday and I have enjoyed it immensly. I think I might even read it again! There have been times that I have struggled wondering if Rylen was getting the "socialization" he needed at home and not in a MDO program or preschool. I have even wondered if I was doing the right thing to homeschool him. If you look around us, everyone is sending there kids away to school. From 6 weeks old, our society accepts putting a child in someone else's care. There is guilt either for doing it or for not doing it. We have also become dependant on two incomes and find it hard to revert to one even though childcare may take most of the second income. I do have the fortunate ability to work from home, which is not easy and at times wonder if a better option would be to totally focus on my family. Whatever your status of motherhood, I challenge you to read "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms" by Laura Schlessinger.
I wasn't sure what the book would contain. At first I thought it would show how easy being a stay at home mom should be and just dote on the joys, but interestingly it discussed exactly how hard it is. The challenge of being at home and caring for the family is not an easy task but a very rewarding one. I was surprise to find that this noble task is not only for my children but also for my marriage.
I'd love to hear your comments about the book, favorite quotes, etc.!