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stay-at-home mom

Call of the Day Podcast: Should Moms or Dads Stay Home with Kids?
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Audrey was planning to be a stay-at-home-mom with her first baby, but her husband is unemployed and asking her to go back to work.   Dr. Laura: "One...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Quit Work to Become a SAHM?
By Dr. Laura on May 1, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Eliza is toying with the idea of quitting her full-time job to become a stay-at-home mom, but she fears letting down her company.   Dr. Laura: "You can...

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Call of the Day Podcast: “I Stayed Home” Shocks Others!
By Dr. Laura on April 30, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Ann shares how people react to hearing her “trick” for successfully raising her daughters.    Dr. Laura: "There’s no luck here. You chose wisely!" 

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

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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Irreplaceable
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Katie calls Dr. Laura to thank her for the advice and support that has helped her to become a stay-at-home mom.   Dr. Laura: "Mothers nurture, love and...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Found a Purpose For My Life
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2022

I was raised by a very strong mom, who always inspired me to get out there and make a difference. A few years ago, I went through a very difficult breakup and was really struggling with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Lost My Sense of Self-Worth
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Charlotte is struggling since leaving her successful career to become a stay-at-home-mom.   Dr. Laura: "You are ferociously valuable and irreplaceable...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Son Gave Others A Chance At A New Life
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2022

My son, Mike, was born with a rare liver disease. At the age of 11, he was placed on the transplant list. Two years later, as he was slowly dying, he received a new liver. It truly was a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like a Crappy Mom AND Employee!
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Shannon, a mom of four, struggles to work 12-hour shifts as a part-time nurse, but fears being criticized for quitting in order to stay home with her...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Just Gave My Two-Week Notice
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Lia calls Dr. Laura with tears of joy and an update on her previous call.   Dr. Laura: "You ARE your kids' mom!"

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Kid’s-Eye View of Married Love
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2022

Recently, my ten-year-old son and I were talking about our family. I asked him, “Do you think I love Dad?” He said “Yes.” So, I asked, “What makes you think that?” He replied “Because you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Motherhood In The 2020's
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Elizabeth feels pressured by the feminist lifestyles that contradict her belief system as a stay-at-home mom.   Dr. Laura: "You get to design your life."

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My Book: In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2022

In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms: They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are under-appreciated, little respected, and even...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I Gave Up My “Sick Person” Mentality
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2022

In my early twenties, I developed severe chronic pain. As time went on, I stopped leaving the house or even getting dressed. Basically, I stopped living, and started a slow suicide.

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Inadequate
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2022

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms Week: Since the pandemic's spread…Suzy's “active mom” lifestyle has changed dramatically.    Dr. Laura: "Family loves you in spite of NOT being perfect."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Relate to Our Son
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2022

Should Jim and Bonnie pay for part of their son's wedding even though he is disappointing them by living with his fiancé and planning to change his last name to initials after marriage?   ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Granddaughter Loves to Disagree
By Dr. Laura on April 24, 2022

Lynn wants to find a positive way to handle her granddaughter who's argumentative and pushes back on just about anything Lynn says to her.   Dr. Laura: "Take a position of authority and...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Have I Wasted My Life?
By Dr. Laura on April 23, 2022

Stella wonders how she got herself into the position of spending more than 9 years of her life with a married man with no plans to divorce.   Dr. Laura: "Settling for a married man is your...

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Email of the Day: Stay-at-Home Moms Just Gotta Have Fun
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2022

On a whim, I took our two daughters (two and four years old) to an indoor trampoline park. We live on a ranch, and we were in town, so I decided to seize the opportunity to do something...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should You Prioritize Your Spouse or Child?
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2022

Mark wonders where the spouse in a 2nd or 3rd marriage falls in relationship to children.   Dr. Laura: "Put the needs of your children above any new spouse."

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Blog: The Impact of Choosing Preschool Over Motherhood
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2022

It’s a historic week on this program. Historic because we're starting off with a lot of information about being a stay-at-home mom. I wrote a book called "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms.”

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Email of the Day: Motherhood IS a Career!
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2022

My high school daughter’s homework assignment was to ask her parents if they went to college and how many career changes they had made – in other words, did going to college or not make a...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: Driving Drives Me Crazy
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2022

Lori feels tremendous anxiety each time she gets in her car, but Dr. Laura believes there's more to Lori's story than the stress of traffic.   Dr. Laura: "Seek out kind, like-minded people...

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Email of the Day: My Son Knows His Mama Is Always There
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2022

After listening to you for years, I decided to stop being selfish with my life and my choices. I was a single mom, and I did everything I could to make sure I was with my baby from the day...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Hurting Me
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2022

Ashley struggles with mental health issues and believes that her parents are actually making her condition worse.   Dr. Laura: "Limit your contact with poisonous people."

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Parenting

Prepare Your Kids to Be "ME-sponsible"
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

A listener sent me this brilliant story and I thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Floundering in Retirement
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

Pamela says she's at a loss for what her next step in life should be now that she's retired and is no longer caring for her family members.   Dr. Laura: "Embrace the opportunity to explore...

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Email of the Day: I Put My Work First and My Family Second
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

I had my first child when I was 31. I had been at my job for several years, so I didn’t want to “give up” on them once my son was born. I put him into daycare when he was six weeks old and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Afraid of Me Dying
By Dr. Laura on April 19, 2022

Jerome is an older dad with a 9-year-old son who worries about death and living without his father.   Dr. Laura: "Remind your son that you're teaching him how to handle life on his own and...

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Email of the Day: My Husband’s Family Wanted Him to Marry a Career Girl
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2022

When we married in 1965, my husband and I both knew I would be a stay-at-home mom. I worked after we were married for one year, until I got pregnant with our first child. We were so happy...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Best Way to Prepare for Children?
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2022

Cara and her husband would like to start a family, and she calls Dr. Laura for tips on how to help ensure they're ready.   Dr. Laura: "Approach parenthood as a team with a plan for the...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: Coming Out Healed My Relationship with My Dad
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2022

Paul answers Dr. Laura's request for listeners to share the story of how they came out as gay to friends and family and shares how his life improved after sharing the truth with his parents.

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Sucker For Scammers
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2022

Kenitra says she has always been too trusting and has been taken advantage of by scammers several times.   Dr. Laura: "People who long to be accepted can be easy prey."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Clutter-Lover
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2022

Rose asks Dr. Laura if hypnosis is a good way to overcome her habit of creating piles of clutter.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the connection between a habit and its origin can help with...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: My Proudest Moment
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2022

Growing up in a small midwestern, Mayberry-type town, we had a local Main Street bicycle and lawnmower shop. Ten-speed bicycles had come into style, and the bright green one featured in...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Mind My Own Business?
By Dr. Laura on April 15, 2022

Should Susan give her opinion or keep her mouth shut about her son who wants to live with his girlfriend for a year before he proposes?   Dr. Laura: "Shacking up is self-centered....

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Our Mutual Love Will Carry Me Forever
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2022

53 years ago, my husband asked me on a date when we were both college seniors. I wasn’t actually thinking about marriage, but I just knew I wanted to be with him. After five years of...

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Parenting

COTD Podcast: My Son is Putting Conditions on Our Relationship
By Dr. Laura on April 14, 2022

Ramon is upset that, instead of giving unconditional love, his 22-year-old son will only have a relationship with him if he agrees to go to therapy and AA.   Dr. Laura: "The quality of your...

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Family

Email of the Day: How I Have a Great Relationship With My Mother-in-Law
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2022

My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and his mom is one of my favorite people! The way I’ve viewed my mother-in-law is that she knows him honestly like I know him. We’ve been...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Leave My Cheating Liar of a Husband?
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2022

Although Cindy says her husband lies about money and was caught cheating, she wonders if it's morally correct for her to stay and try to work it out.   Dr. Laura: "It's one thing to make a...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: My Controlling Ways Caused 2 Failed Marriages
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

Angel says he believes that the sense of abandonment he felt as a child caused him to try to control the women in his life until they eventually left him.   Dr. Laura: "With hard work, you...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband’s Public Love Letter to Me
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

My husband and I have social media accounts, and today, he surprised me by posting the following:

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Dating

COTD Podcast: Controlling My Boyfriend Didn't Lead to Happiness
By Dr. Laura on April 12, 2022

Vanessa answers Dr. Laura request for callers to tell her how they've used controlling behaviors to get their way.   Dr. Laura: "Continuous complaining feeds an unhappy nature."

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Knew I Couldn’t Be “Father of the Year” at Age 16
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

When I was 16, I got my girlfriend pregnant. Neither one of us was ready for kids. I was raised in a religious household, so topics like birth control and using condoms weren’t discussed...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Gotten Myself Into a Mess
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

Wendy offered to take care of her boss at the end of her life, but after devoting her time and effort for several months, Wendy feels like a fool and wants her life back.   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

In Debbie's follow up call, she and her daughter are back living with her husband after he completed rehab, but she's concerned that it may be too soon.   Dr. Laura: "Proceed with caution....

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do I Deal With My Alcoholic Husband? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2022

Debbie has asked her husband multiple times to go to AA, but since he hasn't, she's wondering what the next best step is for her daughter and herself?   Dr. Laura: "Nothing will improve...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Giving Up Is The Stupid Part
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2022

In response to Dr. Laura's question to men about whether they are idiots to get married, Jared says he is grateful for his 22-year marriage and believes he and his wife have both sacrificed...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: What Makes My Husband Special
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

My husband is almost ten years older than me. Recently I heard you speak to a woman who lost her husband, and you asked her to share what made him special. I frequently think about all of...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Annoyed That My Friend Copies Me
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

Vanessa says she's starting to get aggravated by a friend from school who follows her around and does whatever Vanessa does.   Dr. Laura: "Take control of the situation by limiting your...

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Email of the Day: My Used Couch Taught Me A Valuable Lesson
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2022

Several years ago, my husband and I bought a couch from friends. At the time, we couldn’t afford a new couch, and we were pleased as punch to get one in such great condition at a low price.

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