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  1. Laura Moses
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    I. Love. It.

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  2. Steph
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    You are a brave brave woman! I commend you for staying at home and finding the positives.

    You’ve described – better than I’ve ever seen – exactly what it felt like for me when I took my maternity leave. I quit the at-home job before I was fired and gleefully returned to my real estate job.

    I wish for you some free time, a spouse that appreciates you tremendously and more opportunity to write because you’ve got a great perspective.

    Cheers!

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  3. Trudy
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    Molly Dear ~

    Your preliminary experiences so far are right on. Parenting is very rewarding & equally a challenging job. You may have headaches now, and as time goes on, some heartaches will follow. But there is nothing more rewarding in life than being a parent 24/7 & seeing the fruits of your labor turn out so well, as you have my dear, as well as your 3 siblings. Stay close to the Lord & you & David will succeed. You are a true blessing & a wonderful gift from God.
    Keep up the good work.
    Love, Mom

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  4. Miryam
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    Friend, you should join us! Playdates for working and stay at home moms :)

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/118679874849942/

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  5. Katie Mothersell
    Katie Mothersell at |

    Sing it, sister! Mommyhood is the most under appreciated and toughest job there is. But it is also the coolest experience of your life, right? Thanks for writing this.

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  6. Brian Hopper
    Brian Hopper at |

    As a stay at home daddy or house spouse as my “funny” friends say….this could not be more on the money! ….absolutely love it, living on the edge of sanity.

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  7. Natalie
    Natalie at |

    Reading this made me laugh and made my day! I’m so happy I get to stay home and wouldn’t give up the privilege of raising my two wonderful boys for anything but dang it’s tough! I so relate to everything you wrote here (my boys are three and one). Just this morning my neighbor made a sarcastic comment about how I don’t work and am so lucky I just get to “hang out”. Thank you for putting words to my feelings and experiences. It’s always nice to connect to people who truly understand what a big job being a stay at home mom really is.

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  8. Colleen
    Colleen at |

    From one SAHM to another: Nailed it!

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  9. Allison Sheridan
    Allison Sheridan at |

    Molly – when Lindsay was little she asked me why I didn’t stay home with her and Kyle. I said, “because I’d become an axe murderer if I stayed home with you people. And then I’d lose my job, we’d lose the house and have to live in a box under the freeway.” I am fascinated by women like you who can do this difficult job and NOT go bonkers. Ok, you’re drilled a little bit off center, but still.

    I’m curious what reaction I could give when women tell me they stay at home. I try to convey what I really feel by saying, “dang, that job is WAY too hard, I chose going to the office because it’s easier.” I hope that doesn’t sound like the reactions you get because I really do mean it. Your job is really hard.

    You forgot one thing. You never get to retire, either.

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  10. Steve
    Steve at |

    Well stated Molly.

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  11. Michelle
    Michelle at |

    Molly, you are a funny lady. Within a few lines of text, you have captured the essence of what is important and it was hilarious.
    I wish you would start a blog of your own so many people would benefit from your wisdom and colorful humor about a “MOM AND 3 KIDS”

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