Friday, 5 April 2013

Thoughts on "Working" Moms...

by: The time-Warp Wife

Fifty-plus years ago, when parents were raising twelve children or more, a woman’s place was in the home, while her husband was the sole financial provider. In today’s world where many families rely on the income of both parents, many women are saying they have too much on their plate.

Having a family and a career is common, but hard to achieve. Combine that with a passion to raise a healthy, close-knit family, and you have some decisions to make. What do I cut? What do I keep? How can I be a good wife?

Titus chapter two exhorts women to love their children and to be keepers of the home. My hope is to enforce that message while teaching you how to do it with joy.

Now before you jump to the conclusion that this blog is for the “stay-at-home mom,” let me say this SAHMs and working moms alike can both take joy in serving their families and glean from the lessons herein.

My passion is to encourage women to love and serve their families in hopes that we will all strive to keep our priorities straight. In doing so I offer you reasons for achieving a well-managed home backed by scripture and gleaned from experience, and provide you with detailed schedules for practical application.

My goal is to encourage you to make faith and family your first priorities from a place of sacrificial love. Whether that means that you are working inside or outside of the home will depend on the choices you make according to your own set of circumstances.

For the past sixteen years I've been blessed with employment opportunities through which I can set my own hours and work from our home office. But this is a blessing and I understand that it’s not feasible for every mom. Unless I'm walking in your shoes I can't say what is driving you to choose your path or where your priorities lie. I can only hope that your decisions are grounded in faith.