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@EcoCatLady and @BethTerry Thank you for understanding my rant. I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. I also feel like you two express some things I didn't express as well or at all.
Also, EcoCatLady, my parents were divorce and I spent the summers with my mom. She worked full time, so I have seen both sides of the street. Which is one reason why I feel so strongly that I want to be there for my children as a stay at home mom. Especially if my husband has the chance of being deployed and gone for months at a time.
1 year, 10 months ago on Get a Bag and a Receipt: When Social and Environmental Justice Collide
This post brings up some good questions and lots of food for thought. You ask "Would women have more time for parenting in harmony with nature if they didn’t have to work longer hours to make a living and if men shared in the parenting tasks equally?" I would rather ask Would women have more time for parenting in harmony with nature if we didn't live in a society where in most cases it takes two incomes to provide for a family?
I am blessed that my husband has a great job with the US Navy and I am not required to work at this time. Our ultimate goal is for me to be a stay at home mother. I feel like my duty as a wife is to care for our home, our bodies and our children (when we have them). I hate the resistance I get from a lot of people when I mention this is our plan. My husband's family has even referred to me as a Gold Digger because of these goals. I love my husband more than anything in the world and I am very grateful for his secure income. I will admit that is one of my reasonings for marrying him, but not because of the money but more for the security and his good work ethics. I knew he would take care of me and our family. Anyways, I hate being referred to as lazy, gold-digger and other harsh judgements. I hate be looked down upon for choosing to care for my family and to be paid in love and knowledge that we are living a healthy life and trying to be closer to nature.
I am sorry for this being a little ranty, but I feel like this is a social issue that is being overlooked. I feel like why our youth is struggling so much is because both parents are absent way too much. I was lucky to have a blessing in disguise growing up. My father had a lot of medical issues and could not work. He was home everyday when I came home from school and came to every single one of my concerts, performances, and track meets. I can't begin to express what that meant to me and I want to provide that for our children!