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Mountain mama to three great kids and one great grown-up
North Idaho rural living mama to: 22 yo DD, 15 yo DS, 8 yo DS, 6 yo DS, 4 yr old DS, 2 yo DD, and 1 yo DS. And someone new coming this Christmas!
<>< Mama to DS, DD, and a new baby girl 4/1!
I am biased, but I think being a SAHM who homeschools is a wonderful career that can have an impact on the world...she would be be doing "great things" to care for her family in that way. Sure we don't make it into a lot of news stories and biographies but that is not what makes people great.
|I agree. I don't feel demeaned by my job. I think that it is more harmful to women to perpetuate the idea that staying at home to hs or just raise children is some horrible inferior thing to do|
Many of us are "full time" moms and have either never had outside careers or let go of them. Some of miss the office, some don't but this is what we chose and we derive profound joy as well as creative and intellectual stimulation from mothering.
What about our daughters? What message do we send them? My dd (age 7) has said almost everything under the sun in response to what she wants to be when she grows up but yesterday we happened to talk about "the future" and she said that she wanted to get married, have a baby and homeschool her children, if they wanted to.
Why did my heart sink? Why do I feel like rushing out and getting biographies of women who have achieved great things in their careers? Why do I not want my dd thinking from now on that she will be doing the same thing I am doing?
What example am I setting...???