In my previous (6 yr)
Well said. Besides, many women have careers that they value and that need to be maintained to remain viable.
You are absolutely right. These days not many people have that option, both parents have to work. But when a family can afford for one partner to stay at home, they seemed to be judged. I was told one time I am a gold digger because I am not working. I do not think that is fair. It's not like I never worked in my life, I have a university degree, I have done plently of volunteering, owned my own business, raised my own brother (homeschooled him as well), I had a job where I worked min 10 hour days but for some people all of that goes out the door now that I decided not to have a full time job.
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
I think she was referring to me as the one who does not have a child yet because I do not. I also think that maybe you misundersttod what is being said. No one is saying that money is not important, it is what it is. What we are saying is sometimes people get so caught up in making money that they do not realize they are missing out on some other important things in life. Yes you can have nice cars, nice house, beautiful vacations but I do not think that purpose of my life is to have those things. So what I am saying is YES money is important but it should not be a main focus of the family.
I am very sorry for what your son has had to go through and wish him a full and lasting remission.
At the same time, I have to say that especially in times of medical crisis, and we have had some, I am very grateful for having some level of financial security and knowing that I have the means to obtain good health care for my child and for us so we can continue to parent her.
As for the rest, what matters to me is to be a good parent and that my child can trust me and rely on me. My daughter is in college now, and I know that she is very thankful that we can pay her way, for example, but she also sends one of us a text the minute she finds out that she got a good grade. She knows that we are there for her.