This week we are talking about working moms, and the balance of home life and professional life. This plays out in all different kinds of way sin different families, but I share some guiding principles for us to keep in mind when deciding these things and discussing the topic of working women.
First, I think it’s important to recognize that this is not a black and white, one size fits all topic. Every family is different, and we all need to prayerfully decide what works best for our families.
Second, Let us never say NEVER. Life has a way of throwing us curve balls and while you may think you will always work, or will always stay home with your young children, you may wind up facing different circumstances and making different choices in the future. That is okay. That’s life.
Third, I encourage women to put their motherhood first. What that means will vary form one person to the next, but our vocation is to motherhood, and we need to give that primacy over all other things. We will be happiest and most satisfied, whether we work full time, part time, or not at all, if we recognize the worth of that calling.
And finally, we note that we are blessed to live in times such as these, where families can prioritize their children and their needs while paying the bills, in many creative and innovative ways. Figure out what is best for you family, and the go do it!
We talk this week with Rebecca Frech from Catholic Conspiracy. Rebecca shares some of her trials and triumphs in motherhood, working life, fitness, and friendship. She also shares some inspiration and humor from the experience of her daughter’s illness and her winding up needing to use a wheelchair. You will love all that she has to share!
Rebecca’s book is Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschool Book for the Rest of Us
The Choice Wine Live (marriage conference I will be speaking at in Jacksonville, Florida, November 19)
My new book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You