We do many things differently from other people. We are so different from almost anyone we know that we don’t identify ourselves as belonging to a single defined social group or a school of thought.
Our extended family and relatives have no more than two children; we have three at the moment. I would have never imagined that because of our choice to have more children than average we would encounter so many sideways looks, so much disapproval, and so little sympathy not only from acquaintances and neighbors, but even more so from our closest relatives.
I perfectly understand those moms who choose to give up their careers to take care of their babies and stay home with their children to watch them grow. It’s their choice that has to be respected. However, when making a decision to abandon her career, a mom should not let emotions of the moment cloud her vision. She should consider the bigger picture and make sure that her choice is responsible and sustainable for her and her family in the long term. It helps to ask these five questions:
* Sometimes moms who work full-time at day jobs complain to me that they are too tired and too overwhelmed, and that’s what inspired this article.
As a homeschooling parent, how do you handle gym classes? Perhaps, you have your kids take lessons, compete, or play team sports. Then your role as a parent is to drive your kids to and from their sports activities and wait for them there. But we homeschoolers know that kids learn best by example and inspiration. Wouldn’t it be great if you exercise regularly around your kids so they can see you as their role model?