I am very ashamed to say that I was the ultimate feminista. My oldest daughter was born on a Thursday. My career was SOOOO important that I was back to work on Monday. On my way home from work every day, I would listen to your show until I was home. After listening to you for almost 2 years, I went to work one day and quit my job.
My poor choice of a husband and I divorced shortly thereafter, and so I started my own business from home. For the last 15 years, I have done the majority of my work during the night so I can be my girls’ mom. At one point when they were 7 and 4, I was offered a job out of the blue and told I could name my own salary. When I talked to my daughters about it, explaining to them that it would mean more money, but they would have to go to daycare part-time, they looked at me and told me we didn't need any more money because they wanted me home.
I credit you for instilling that wisdom in them. I have tried very hard to follow your guidance. My ex-husband married someone half his age and has no contact with my girls, so I purchased the house next door to my parents, and I haven’t dated in spite of my parents and daughters telling me I need to. You have helped me to instill extremely high morals in my daughters who make me very proud. I can say with confidence that I will not be a grandma before my time!
I Was the Ultimate Feminista
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