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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Repeating My Mom's Bad Habit
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2021

Mary doesn't want to yell at her kids like her mother yelled at her when she was little.   Dr. Laura: "Confusion is a powerful therapeutic tool."

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Email of the Day: The Best Decision I Ever Made
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2021

I was a stay-at-home mom to my kids when they were little, until my youngest started school. I’m a teacher and began teaching in their school. At first, I thought it was a perfect...

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Email of the Day: My Children Are My Reward
By Dr. Laura on June 1, 2021

I always expected as a woman that I would work, get married, work, have children, work and then retire. It never crossed my mind that there was an alternative way, until I found you...

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Email of the Day: I Doubted My Ability To Be A Good Mother
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

When I first became engaged to my husband, my boss was adamant that we "just be engaged" for a few years. She told me it'd be better if we "shacked up" and didn't do anything as drastic...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Lost My Sense of Self-Worth
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2021

Charlotte is struggling since leaving her successful career to become a stay-at-home-mom.   Dr. Laura: "You are ferociously valuable and irreplaceable in the eyes of the family you've...

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Email of the Day: I Was So Mad at You…
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2021

I was soooo mad at you after I started listening to your show again after 15 years. My mom was a fan when I was a teenager, then I went off to college and never heard your show again...

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Email of the Day: No One Can Step in For a Mother
By Dr. Laura on April 22, 2021

Thirteen years ago, I was married and finishing up my degree, and I needed to complete a year internship after I graduated in order to be registered in my field of study. I chose not to...

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Email of the Day: Raising Kids Doesn’t Just Happen at Home
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2021

I was a working mom when my son was young. My husband didn't think women should stay home, but instead should be helping with the household income. So, imagine my surprise when I got...

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Email of the Day: I’m Loving Every Second of Motherhood
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2021

When our new baby started crying, my husband, who works from home, picked him up and said “I’d like to spend some time with him, so do whatever you wish to do!” When I asked if he was...

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Email of the Day: I Learned What’s Important
By Dr. Laura on April 6, 2021

I got married 30 years ago, when my husband was a young Air Force lieutenant. Our first daughter was born five years later. We were caught up in a selfish lifestyle, making our careers...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Irreplaceable
By Dr. Laura on April 4, 2021

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 teach while hired help just...

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Email of the Day: The Most Important Job in My Life
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2021

I’m the loving wife of a hardworking, REAL man and the stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old boy. My two sisters married “boys,” not men, and our lives couldn’t be more different. I went...

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Email of the Day: Mommy, Were You the First Person I Saw?
By Dr. Laura on March 26, 2021

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since my kids were born. As the kids are getting older, before the pandemic I was thinking and getting excited about the possibility of working outside the...

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Email of the Day: I Was the Ultimate Feminista
By Dr. Laura on March 17, 2021

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...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like a Crappy Mom AND Employee!
By Dr. Laura on January 26, 2021

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 children.   Dr. Laura: "What others...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Worked Hard to Get Here But...
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2021

Katie and her husband just moved cross-country for her PhD program, but she's starting to get the baby bug and knows she wants to stay home with any children she may have.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Thank You for Being My Advocate
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2021

When she was laid off, Brittany was pregnant with a young son at home, and she knew it was a blessing in disguise because of Dr. Laura's advice.   Dr. Laura: "It was time to take your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Just Gave My Two-Week Notice
By Dr. Laura on December 17, 2020

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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Email of the Day: But Momma – I Want YOU
By Dr. Laura on December 14, 2020

When my wife and I were just beginning our family and I was going to school and working part-time, in order to help make ends meet she decided to babysit for my boss’ children while he...

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Email of the Day: I Have Only Sweet Memories
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

I recently sent our old videos to be converted to digital files, and I’ve been calling up sweet old memories as I watch my teenagers as babies. My oldest is now 15, and looking back on...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Homeschooling Game Plan
By Dr. Laura on September 15, 2020

Lisa is a mom of 3 trying to balance working at home while overseeing their distance learning.   Dr. Laura: "Too many responsibilities? Something has got to give. Don’t let it be your...

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Email of the Day: Jury Duty Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 14, 2020

I’m a stay-at-home mom, and almost seven years ago, I was raising my two young children when I got a jury duty notice for service.  Prior to staying home, I had been an engineer.

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Call of the Day Podcast: Motherhood In 2020
By Dr. Laura on September 8, 2020

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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Email of the Day: I Want to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on September 2, 2020

I work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living facility while I’m working my way through nursing school.  I’m 19, and I love my job.  However, the aides I work with are...

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Call of the Day Podcast: "A Sad Mommy Day”
By Dr. Laura on August 24, 2020

Mallory is having a rough day as a mommy of a 2-year-old child and is quite upset.    Dr. Laura: "It’s not going to be like this forever, it’s just right now." 

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Email of the Day: Making a House a HOME
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2020

I was off track for a while, and then I chose wisely.  When I was married for six years and had two small children, I worked full-time.  Each day the four of us would leave the house...

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Call of the Day Podcast: “I Stayed Home” Shocks Others!
By Dr. Laura on July 30, 2020

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: Smells Help Make Memories
By Dr. Laura on July 17, 2020

I often think about how much scent says about a home. When I was about 8 years old, I took piano lessons from a nice elderly woman. Her home always felt so comfortable and homey to me,...

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Email of the Day: The Struggle Was Worth It
By Dr. Laura on July 14, 2020

I homeschooled my children, and while it was a struggle some days, I kept telling myself they would thank me one day. My daughter, who is 19, recently posted this shout out to me on her...

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EOTD: Working In A Daycare Turned Me Into A Stay At Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 10, 2020

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. Years ago, I worked at a day care center. Parents would stroll in with their sweats on like they just got back from the gym and complain...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Inadequate
By Dr. Laura on July 8, 2020

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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Email of the Day: The Importance Of Treasured Time With Your Children
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2020

I'm married, with two small children, ages 1 and 4. Although I listened to you growing up, a friend recently recommended The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, and I am back to...

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Email of the Day: Our New Normal
By Dr. Laura on May 28, 2020

I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past 14 years.  We have four children, ranging in age from 7 to 14.  Before this global pandemic and quarantine our lives we really busy.  Too busy,...

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Email of the Day: The Voice Of Stay For Home Moms
By Dr. Laura on May 22, 2020

Before we were under quarantine, I was pushing my youngest child in the stroller to pick up her sister from school. While waiting, I watched and giggled as my toddler played on the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Happy Mother's Day, Dr Laura!
By Dr. Laura on May 10, 2020

In this Call of the Day Classic episode, Yvonne calls in to thank Dr. Laura for being more of a mom to her than her own birth mother was. With Dr. Laura's guidance, she has raised two...

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Email of the Day: A Mother's Day Smile
By Dr. Laura on May 8, 2020

When I was little, my mama always put our needs and wants above her own. We were very poor and grew all our own fruits and vegetables, had chickens, and got our milk from family members...

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Email of the Day: Giving Up My Career For My Son
By Dr. Laura on May 5, 2020

I started listening to you after I returned to work from maternity leave, which is a year in Canada.  In tears, I would drop my son off at daycare, feeling in my heart that it was...

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Email of the Day: Our Endless Slumber Party
By Dr. Laura on April 28, 2020

I credit you with much of the reason I'm able to take sheltering in place in more stride than other people I've encountered.

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Email of the Day: Trading Lives
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2020

I've been married for 36 years.  Like everyone else, I am sheltering in place, so I'm cleaning out old closets and drawers.  I came across a poem I wrote in 1997, when I quit my dream...

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