Thursday, May 5, 2011
Align Your Life With Your Values
I have a few more weeks left for my part-time job, and then I'll be back to being a SAHM, and I can't wait!!
God has really been working on my heart lately about this, and I have to work harder at earning money from home, and spending money wisely.
There is nothing else more important than raising my children right now, and I have to align my life along that belief, even when things are difficult.
Here's an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Laura about the importance of mothers staying home with their children.
WSJ: Where do stay-at-home dads fit into the picture?
Dr. Laura: I recommend that during the first three years, the mom should be at home because all of the research shows that the person whose body you come out of and whose breast you suck at, at that stage, really needs to be the mom — unless she’s incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial. After that, flip a coin.
WSJ: At what point do you advise mothers to go back to work?
Dr. Laura: The answer is never. One woman asked me the other day when I think mothers should be home, and I told her, “Whenever your kid is at home.” When [my son] Deryk started kindergarten, it was from 8 to 3. So I arranged to be on the air from 11 to 2. That was it. He always had a mom. Quite frankly, my mom was one of the least warm mommies out there. Nonetheless, when I came home from school, she was always there and it made me feel safe.
WSJ: What about the women who can’t choose their hours?
Dr. Laura: Well, everyone’s capable of it. For everything in life, you have to make a priority list. This must be done. If we truly believe in something and cherish it, we find a way to make it happen. Women go from making seven-figure salaries to staying at home, and things just start to be less important. . . You don’t have to work 9 to 7. If your priority is to raise your child, it’s not just a matter of making sure they don’t get killed or have food to eat. The question is, “Do you want them to learn what’s moral and of value from your perspective?”
Read the full article here.
Photo: Beulah's Baby Primrose Paschal