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Email of the Day: Becoming the Best Mom and Wife I Can Be

By Dr. Laura on April, 29 2022
Email of the Day: Becoming the Best Mom and Wife I Can Be

I’ve been a mom for eleven years. I made the transition to staying at home when my oldest was two-and-a-half and I was pregnant with my second child. My mom had been watching my son while I worked, but every day that I went to work I cried in my office the first hour. The rest of the day I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I was sitting in that boring office doing tedious meaningless work while my mom had the joy of rocking my son, feeding him, playing with him and bonding with him.


After a year of that torture, my husband and I made a plan to drastically change our lifestyle to accommodate me staying home. It took us another year to enact that plan, and while it was difficult at first, it was the best decision I ever made. We had friends and family openly question our decision and make fun of us for doing so. My sister-in-law told me that she thought she was a better mom to her kids because she works outside the home!


I’ve only recently become a listener to your program, and I’m so glad I found you. You’ve given me a renewed sense of conviction and dedication to my chosen career. I’ve also discovered how to be my husband’s girlfriend again, and our relationship has never been better. The other morning, when discussing with my kids career options when they are older, my seven-year-old daughter told me she wanted to stay home with her children. I couldn’t have been prouder, but I did tell her that she had to choose her husband wisely first!


Thank you for helping me become the best mom and wife I can be.



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