Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Here I sit at the computer on my first day "off" after a long, busy, and wild summer and caught this beautiful quote about motherhood as well as an article defending it as a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Both share thoughts I so desperately needed to hear and feel right at this very moment in the whirlwind of raising my three young children.

Click here to read Motherhood is Also A Choice article

"Mothers decide to stay home not just because they are tired of juggling family and career; not just because they want to "be there" for the first word and the first step; not just because they have found that a rich home life requires persistent personal investment.

They want to be home because in some quiet moment caring for their children, they have suddenly experienced the vastness, the intricacies the delicate nature of this work. While performing some entirely routine act of nurturing they have unexpectedly stumbled on a moment of insight so luminous as to reveal with imposing clarity that the greatest opportunity for success they might ever have is nestled right there in their arms.

And in the midst of a thousand previous assumptions about life and love, in an instant that no one else can measure or see, they decided that this uncertain business of trying to guide childish innocent into adult wisdom is an art worthy of extraordinary exertion and time."

Thank you Clover Lane.

1 comment:

  1. So looking forward for your first post after launching all three into the next phase of their lives. What a great job you and Barton have done in creating a safe, loving, fun, learning environment called the Petersen home. Your children are kind and inspirational and we love how you love them. So glad you find so much joy in being their mom. Thank you for today's poast and Looking forward to your next creative inspiration - it's a full time job!!!!