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Quitting Work to Homeschool- Reblog

I read this article today and it really struck a chord with me as far as the whole working versus being a sahm debate goes. I’ve always, ALWAYS, said I couldn’t be a stay at home mom. And I still think that. I must have some degree of work stimulation.

However, despite where you are in that argument I think what the author writes about (the snapping more on work days, not appreciating the time you do have when you get off of work because you’re so exhausted, etc) a lot of parents will be able to relate to.

She is talking more about trying to homeschool in addition to working, but I think the ideals can be used for either. The fact that she has her PhD and still decided to stay home I think puts a lot into perspective as far as what she is saying. I don’t have a PhD but I’ve always this little selfish thing inside me that said “you can’t give up your schooling to be at home with your kids”. But why can’t I? Or at least sacrifice some of what I’ve worked for to be there for them more?

I don’t know, I’m just rambling now but it’s a good read if you are struggling with the decision like I have (well still am technically).

via Quitting Work to Homeschool

Here’s some working mom eCards to lighten the mood.workingmom1e19f27c8de05733857713993a14d2207parenting6c2f6ee121e9767f8627f88068ee55017

 

 

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I am writer, education activist, doodler, and coffee/tea enthusiast.

One thought on “Quitting Work to Homeschool- Reblog

  1. I so love this article, I also relate to everything the author is saying. The constant pull of working, using your education, providing for your family and having and emotional resources left to spend time and really “be there” with your kids. I could have never quit or gone part time as a single mom, but it is refreshing to see so many moms and dads willing to put that effort in when they see it is best for their kids. We will have our degrees and careers always, when the kids are older we can go back to working more. I think it a very selfless thing to do. Its not for everyone but God Bless those who are willing to give a part of themselves up for what is best for their children

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