Tuesday, April 01, 2014

coming home


I am reminiscing about my decision to stay home with my children over at Sarah's blog today. I am so glad that Sarah asked me to share my story. It is always in the writing (and sharing) that my beliefs are re-solidified. I have a renewed desire to be present at home, and that feels really right.

Thank you Sarah!

12 comments:

  1. Just read your post on Sarah's blog. You always have a way with words. You are a great mom for sure & a role model to me and many others.

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  2. you were so right about not going back to work. I couldn't have imagined going to work and leaving my babies and letting someone else raise them. Grampy was still in school and had 2 mor years. We lived on 90 dollars a month until Bob was born and then it was 125. We did not have help but lived in campus housing on campus and that helped a lot. Of course times were hard but wouldn't trade for anything because I loved being a wife and mom. I feel so sorry for girls that don't. You are the perfect mom .and wife. Love you, grammy

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  3. I love Grammy's :) comment above. $90! I remember times that were so tight-I was thankful that my husband had collected all his change in a glass jar during high school and college-I remember counting that up and thinking "We're rich!" Or..enough to get through the next month.
    I love your story Stephanie-you already know that though. Your passion for motherhood and your essay on being a supermom is one of the things that got my mind churning to collect these stories. So inspirational and encouraging. Thank you!

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  4. I am going to quit my job. Not because of this, but because I am totally miserable working right now and I don't want to miss out on the experience of raising my child. I just have to trust (and have faith!) that my family will be okay and those student loans will get paid off and that I'm not crazy for giving up a career because it just feels empty anyway while I'm missing out on being just a mom.

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  5. I love your post on Sarah's blog. Both of your blogs are my favourites to read, and I read and re-read them in times of struggle. I feel staying home with my little one what I need to do. Things are very tight for us right now, so so tight, and I would appreciate any good thoughts and prayers. But still, despite this, I know my place is looking after my little guy at home.
    Thank your for all your lovely posts that solidify the meaning of motherhood to me :)

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  6. So happy to have found your blog via your post today over at Sarah's. I enjoyed your post...thanks so much for sharing.



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  7. Hi, Stephanie! Once again, a great blog post from you! I am 68 and I look forward to your posts and almost always learn something in my heart when I read what you have written. I was and still am a great admirer of Jacqueline Kennedy and here is something she said that I never forgot: “If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.” ― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    Thanks, again for sharing your time and your thoughts with the rest of us! Sandy from Atlanta

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  8. read it! love it! Great job writing about being a mother.

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  9. What a beautiful testament to being a stay at home Mom! Thanks for reinforcing my conviction to be a stay at home Mom.

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  10. Great writing!Felt very peaceful.

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  11. Great writing!Felt very peaceful.

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  12. I just found you from Sarah's blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. It is very inspirational. I know that it will help some new mum's make the decision to follow their heart.

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