My niece Sarah sent me this one. It takes an oft-overlooked angle on the situation.
Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Is a Luxury... for Your Spouse
For the record, Sarah is SAHM. My mother was a SAHM. I've known other SAHMs. I don't have children, myself but I worked from home the last couple years of my marriage, so I can testify that this aspect of it is true.
I can really relate to this because the most valuable service I provide in my day job is not the actual task I perform, but rather it's that I'm there watching over things, and if anything goes wrong, I can immediately jump in and fix the problem. Problems never get out of hand for my employers, because I am always there. I provide security, safety, and peace of mind. Basically, I'm Batman.
And that immediate response aspect, with the consequent peace of mind, is one of the biggest blessings of having a spouse who does not work outside the home.
Were I to get married again. I would want to have those blessings in my home.
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