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Topic: Stay At Home Mom

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Email of the Day: Our Finances are Tight, But We Have a Happy Home
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2022

When I became a stay-at-home mom, we had four children. This was during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I lost my part-time job. We’d tried many other times for me to stay...

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Email of the Day: We Thought We Needed “Just a Little Bit More…”
By Dr. Laura on July 28, 2022

Once our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that it was best for me to quit my job and stay home to raise her and any future children. My husband is an excellent provider and...

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Email of the Day: I Made the Right Decision When I Was 21 Years Old
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2022

I am 61 years old, and had my first baby when I was 21. The entire time I was pregnant, I had every intention of going back to work after my baby was six weeks old. That changed...

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Email of the Day: I Knew My Lifetime Path When I Was Just a Teen
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2022

I’m in my mid-forties and am a stay-at-home mom to eleven children! I used to listen to you often as a teen, and back then I wrote a poem I want to share with you, as I knew even then what...

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Email of the Day: How We Afford My Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

From time to time, I hear women call your show saying they can’t afford to stay home full time with their children. I wanted to give my testimonial that it IS possible, but the husband and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Support My Husband's Retirement?
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2022

Katie's husband is burned out and eager to retire, but she's not sure she can be supportive since they still have two children at home.   Dr. Laura: "Construct a downsizing plan together...

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Email of the Day: I Made My Job More Important Than My Family
By Dr. Laura on May 31, 2022

It took me a long time to become a mother. For 15 long years, my husband and I went through every possible medical procedure available to us to become parents. During that time, I became...

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Email of the Day: What You Learn When You Raise Your Own Kids
By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2022

I stayed home and raised five children. It wasn’t always peaches and cream, and it’s a lot of hard work. But through the years, I’ve received many great compliments on how well-behaved my...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Email of the Day: Why I’m Proud to Have an Empty Nest
By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2022

My husband and I have three grown children, and I was a stay-at-home mom. When my middle daughter was nine years old, I was offered a part time temporary position at the local university...

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COTD Podcast: How Can Some Women Be So Cold Toward Their Babies?
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2022

Dr Laura is prompted by a call to question how it is that so many women can leave their babies in day care in spite of missing important milestones and the everyday joys of being someone’s...

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Email of the Day: Why Moms Really Need to Be There for Their Kids
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2022

My parents owned a business and my mom worked there full-time. Fortunately, my grandmother lived with us, and she was always there for my sister and me. One of the many awful memories I...

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Email of the Day: The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2022

I came to be a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my first child back in 1986. Everyone I knew and worked with dropped their kids at daycare. I just assumed I would too. When I was seven...

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Email of the Day: A Job Performance Review for My Mom
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2022

When talking to women about how a mother can leave their child to return to work, most comments are from a mother’s perspective. I kept thinking – well, what about the child’s perspective?...

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Email of the Day: You Gave Me Great Investment Advice
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2022

My seven-year-old son woke up sick the other day, and it was one of the most memorable days in our home. Why? Because we weren’t scrambling to find someone to care for him, because I’m the...

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Email of the Day: 8 Reasons Why Staying Home With Your Kids Can Be Fun
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2022

As a prior stay-at-home mom to now young adults, I looked back at some old photos and realized how those days at home were the best days of my life. Yes, kids can be challenging, but being...

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Email of the Day: Older Kids Need Their Mom Too
By Dr. Laura on January 25, 2022

My husband and I have two children who are eight years apart. Through my pregnancies, I used the Internet to connect with other supportive stay-at-home moms. Most women were going through...

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Email of the Day: My Mother’s Career
By Dr. Laura on January 10, 2022

I can’t imagine growing up with anything but a stay-at-home mom. If my mother had a career, how would she have the time to be there to send me off to the school bus with a kiss and greet...

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Email of the Day: I Didn’t Have to Make a Poor Choice
By Dr. Laura on December 16, 2021

Recently, I had a conversation with my husband about our finances. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and he’s facing a salary cut and I’m worried about making ends meet. As we were wrapping things...

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Email of the Day: My Son Was a Terrible Baby
By Dr. Laura on December 13, 2021

When I was pregnant with my first son, I worked and listened to you. I was on three waiting lists for day care, and didn’t think to consider quitting my job to stay at home. I had a...

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Blog: Do the Right Thing (For Your Kids)
By Dr. Laura on December 7, 2021

I had a call last week, a husband and wife. I don't think she was enthralled to be on the line. He had been listening to me for quite a while, thinking. They...

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Email of the Day: I Tuned You and My Conscience Out
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2021

After my daughter was born, I knew I should be staying home with her, but I tuned you and my conscience out. I thought that by reducing my working hours and having my mother-in-law watch...

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Email of the Day: What A Mom Does All Day
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2021

I found this handwritten list among some old papers. I remember carrying a pad and pen around with me for the day and jotting down each task, because my husband wondered what I did all...

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Email of the Day: A Heart-Tugging Note From the Child of a Working Mom
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2021

Recently, I was listening to the audio of the Today Show on my SiriusXM radio. They interviewed the former CEO of Pepsi on how she “juggled” family life and work.   Two minutes and forty...

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Email of the Day: I Made My Career Choice in the First Grade
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2021

When I was in the first grade, my teacher asked the class “What do you want to be when you grow up?” All I knew and believed in was a traditional household, where my father worked to...

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Email of the Day: Don’t Say You Haven’t Done Anything Great With Your Life
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2021

I left my job as a veterinarian and became a full-time mom when my son was born five months ago. I also joined a “moms” Bible study at my church where we are watching a video series...

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Email of the Day: My True Worth Isn’t Measured by Job Success or Money
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2021

Two years ago, I became a stay-at-home mom. It’s been the best decision of my life. The memories I’ve made with my two girls are priceless. Being there for them during their most formative...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Take This Job?
By Dr. Laura on October 6, 2021

Lindsay's call to Dr. Laura about a job opportunity at her kids' school takes a turn when she reveals that she's lost the spark in her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Bring some joy into your life...

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Email of the Day: Yes, I’m One of Those Types of Moms
By Dr. Laura on September 30, 2021

Before the pandemic, I sat next to a woman in the park while I was watching my kids play. She said she’d be glad when they went back to school, because her nanny was sick and her house was...

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Email of the Day: I Am My Kids’ Swim Mom
By Dr. Laura on July 9, 2021

When I was younger, I scoffed whenever you touted the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood. Working mothers were the heroes of our society! They have it all. Or at least everyone says so. My...

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Email of the Day: Speaking Up Instead of Shutting Up
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2021

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom. I used to be a nanny, and the little girls I cared for craved their mom's love during the day, but got so attached to me that they would cry, not...

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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 over a...

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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 as...

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