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In Praise of Stay at Home Moms

Publisher: HarperCollins • 2010 • 224 pages

As one of America’s most popular talk-radio hosts, Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s daily on-air teaching (and scolding) has led millions of her mostly female listeners to realize that, no, they can’t have it all — that “quality time” with their children isn’t better than quantity time, and a nanny or a day-care provider can’t replace a mother’s love.

Now, in “In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms,” Dr. Laura speaks directly to those women who have made (or are thinking of making) the courageous — and usually costly — decision to be at home with their children 24/7. Speaking as “one mommy to so many others” — though her grown son is an Army paratrooper, she knows firsthand the struggles, blessings and incomparable rewards of this path — Dr. Laura explains why deciding to be a stay-at-home mom is just the beginning of the journey. Building on the principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and Family Therapist, she provides a wealth of advice and support — as well as compassion and inspiration — to help moms (and dads) navigate the journey successfully.

Illustrated with stories of warmth, devotion and sacrifice and filled with practical tips and resources, “In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms” addresses common challenges facing stay-at-home moms — including how to get by on only one income, how to balance responsibilities, how to maintain a healthy marital partnership, how to respond to critics and how to handle feelings of self-doubt. Dr. Laura cautions that trying to be too perfect gets in the way of enjoying your kids and your life, and she urges full-time mothers to go with flow, give freely and appreciate every moment. Dr. Laura also pays special attention to the outrageous fact that stay-at-home moms are actually controversial — arguing that raising a human being to be a decent, loving, contributing member of the world is the best thing a woman can do for herself, her family and society.

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