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  1. Jana

    LOVED your post!! If it were a more feasable option, I would be at home with our twins. I never did understand the mom’s that couldn’t wait to get back to work? Almost wish I could have another set of twins just so I could be home for the kids when they get home from school:)

    • I am eternally grateful that it is more feasible for me to be at home rather than work outside the home. I’m especially thankful for twins, because I probably would have gone back to work part time had I delivered a singleton!

  2. I am NEVER understood this ‘war’…. every one does what is needed for their family… for some families that is having two working parents and for some it is having one parent who is at work while the other is at home, or in our family our children are always home with at least one parent but we both work.

    In my mind we should support each other as mothers, women and friends… its sad the way that women always fight against women… We should be standing up for each other.. not trying to constantly knock each other down…. no one wins.

    And on another topic… Pam, I’m really sorry you had to watch Fox News ;P

    • I just mostly wish all of my friends were available for coffee whenever I wanted to share.

      And I wasn’t really watching. I’m all about hair and clothes. She has a wardrobe that I’d give up my jammies for!

  3. What is there a war for? We are all doing what we feel is best for our kids.

    I was lucky to be paid for my maternity leave with my youngest. And they told me to take as long as I wanted. But I could not handle being at home so I ended up going back to work sooner than planned. LOL Surprised my co-workers when they came to work that morning and I was there a month early!

    To each their own. I could not imagine being a stay at home mom. But I do love having a flexible job that lets me do what I need to do for my kids. So I can be there for the parties at school or even take a field trip or 2. All of it is done out of love!

  4. Amen. I used to not understand moms who wanted, or said they HAD to go out and work. But now I’m in a stage in my life where I DO want to go out and work. And it’s good for my family. It’s a good perspective to have, I think. Well written, friend.

  5. Hello!

    I just came over because Katie showed some great love for your post and i just had to come and see!

    So nice to “meet” you! and i hope to see you lot’s more

    Leontien

  6. Pinke Post sent me over. I have twins too! Talk about doing a number on the body and mind. I don’t think there is any way I would’ve been ready to return to work full time 12 weeks out. I did go back with my oldest though. Now I stay home but do some very part time teaching at a local college, so I kind of get to enjoy the best of both.

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