Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Should a Mom feel guilty for staying home and caring for her children?

"It is a disservice not only to children but also to women and society itself when a woman is made to feel guilty for wanting to remain in the home and nurture and care for her children. It is also necessary to counter the misconception that the role of motherhood is oppressive to women and that a commitment to her family, particularly to her children, prevents a woman from reaching personal fulfillment and from having an influence in society. No response to women's issues can ignore a woman's role in the family or take lightly the fact that every new life is entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying it in her womb."--Pope John Paul II

In my book, The Heart of Motherhood I said, "Staying at home and caring for your children when it is possible is not a luxury it is a decision."

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