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Email of the Day: The Eight Hours that Changed My Life

By Dr. Laura on December, 10 2020
Email of the Day: The Eight Hour Drive That Changed My Life

My husband and I did everything wrong. We shacked up for years, then got engaged, got pregnant and got married. We put our infant into daycare at 6 months old and both worked over 50 hours a week at our respective jobs. We talked about my staying home when I got pregnant again, but sadly we lost our second child shortly after birth.


I was yo-yoing between staying home with our four-year-old and going back to work, when on an 8-hour drive home one Thanksgiving weekend, I tuned into your program, just as your Stay-at-Home Mom hour was airing on your Thanksgiving Marathon.


I turned it off, but came back a few hours later and the topic was still stay-at-home moms. So, I decided I better listen. Every single caller could have been me. I ended up crying so hard that I had to stop the car. That drive home changed my life. I never went back to work. Six years later, I’m a stay-at-home mom to my 10-year-old son and to a 2-year-old girl. I am my husband’s girlfriend and we are more in love now 15 years in than ever before.


Thank you for your marathon that weekend. You touched my soul that day and changed my life forever.



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