Please give a warm welcome to Victoria O’Neill my guest blogger today who is sharing her story on why she decided to stay home with her children. I hope you will give her lots of comment love and check out her website too.
Home has always been my favorite place and where I work as an artist/inventor so staying home with our kids was a natural life progression. We have three children, now 16, 19 and 22.
I wanted to be with my children because they are mine.
I loved them too much to be away from them.
It was my responsibility to raise them properly
No one but me was qualified for the job.
There is no way I could have handed off any one of my babies to someone else!
The mother is the first teacher of the child and the first lesson is love. Loving a baby means tending to, holding, fussing over and talking to them. I’ve been there 24/7 letting them know, moment by moment, day by day, year by year just how important and cared for they are. My children felt protected and safe while they explored and grew into the world. Me being at home has enabled them to experience life from that vantage point. My kids rarely cried when they were little, because they were with me. I was so happy being with them, and easily took care of their needs. Some of the teenage years were difficult but we managed to get through them too.
Our children are now young adults. They are open, curious, polite, loving and giving. They are confident and self-directed. They are physically healthy because they were all nursed for three years each and have had an exceptional diet. They don’t drink or do drugs. They also care and contribute, lending a helping hand wherever they happen to be.
When choosing a husband, it was really important for him to be a good father and I got so lucky. My husband has always been there to take care of us. He works outside the home while I work inside the home. He also does most of the cooking! My husband really loves and takes care of me, and that is how I have been able to stay home with our children.