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A Stay-at-Home Mommy is a Less Stressed Mommy

Hi, Dr. Laura,

I can't believe I haven't worked now for 14 years. I have three kids, ages 16, 14 and 4. I worked for the first 3 years of my first child's life. Yes, we had more money, but after taking the leap of faith of my quitting my job and still being able to make ends meet, we are so glad we did.

First and foremost, I couldn't believe how less stressed out I was from not having to get up, get ready, get my kid ready for daycare, go to work and then come home and figure out dinner, bath and bedtime. I had little time with my child, which made me sad. I was also so tired I wasn't interested in sex with my husband. Now, my sex life is revived. I actually have energy and want to have sex more often. I am 46 years old and am having the best sex of my life. It just keeps getting better.

My kids get a mom who is around to take them to school, practices, make them breakfast and just be here. I realize life is too short to not enjoy this time with the kids while they are still at home and how they can be influenced by involved parents.

I love listening to you and respect your advice. The one piece of advice I heard you say years ago which I constantly remind myself of when I might feel a little too tired for sex, is..."Never, never give up the opportunity for an orgasm. Why would you?" You are so right. It makes my husband a happy man and me too!

Thank you for all your advice and insight. I enjoy hearing you so much.



Tags: Marriage, Parenting, Read On-Air, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Sex, Stay-at-Home Mom, Stress
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