The Home Front

Politics, culture, and American life — from the family perspective.

‘Stay-at-Home Moms Need Help’



Jennifer Fulwiler writes a case for hiring a little help around the house if you can: 

We have washing machines and dishwashers to help us with household tasks, and medicine to keep our children healthy. Those things are great blessings that make life easier. But we shouldn’t discount the real challenges that come with living in isolation. For a woman who stays home to hire someone to act as an extra pair of hands around the house isn’t a selfish move that indicates that she’s not fully bought in to raising her kids, as it’s sometimes perceived; in fact, getting a little down time to recharge her own batteries is a necessary condition for being able to serve as well as possible.


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