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Stay at Home Moms a Bad Example?

You must forsake your happiness for the collective. Liz Stockwell writes:

It seems that women like me set a bad example for our daughters when we make decisions that sacrifice career pursuits for family balance. I’m still reeling over a CBC radio piece that featured a debate over why women have failed to break the glass ceiling. One of the debaters, Dutch economist Heleen Mees, argued that too many women choose motherhood over career. Women who opt for part-time careers or full-time parenting fail to fulfill a moral obligation to provide good role models for others.
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Mary De Voe said...

“Women” is to who we are born. “Mothers” is an office to who we aspire, “choose” in the words of the feminists. When I chose to stay at home to raise my children, I became the mother of practically all the children in the whole town, because nobody else was at home and the children needed to be needed, to be appreciated for who they are, for warmth, friendship, and mothering. The children needed a place with another human being, like I find in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament on the altar. The children need to learn that there is Jesus, Who loves them unconditionally, every breath they take. The children would wander over early in the morning and leave when mom and dad returned home. Sometimes not a word was spoken but my warm body was all they needed to see and to know that I was there for them. Looking back now, I see that I wasn’t the perfect mom. I wasn’t even a good mom, but a loving neighbor as I love myself. Looking back now, I see that it was my pastor, who inspired me.

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