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 listening to you regularly.
I'm 35 years old and am a stay-at-home mom. Most of my friends have full-time jobs along with their spouses, and I've witnessed first-hand the difference in their family dynamics. Having the opportunity to stay home and raise my children has been one of the best gifts to my children and our family. I wish more mothers would realize the importance of this treasured time with their children.
I heard you once respond to a caller who "wanted to feel productive as a stay-at-home mom
" by saying that she was the "closest thing to God
" that her children have. That comment resonated so much with me that I've shared that call with other mothers. I also made sure my husband listened to it! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your wisdom and your encouragement to those of us who stay-at-home to raise our children.