"Numberless modern women have rebelled against domesticity in theory because they have never known it in practice. .. . Generally speaking, the cultured class is shrieking to be let out of the decent home, just as the working class is shouting to be let into it."
What's Wrong With the World G.K. Chesterton
Matt Walsh recently wrote the article, "Stay-at-home moms: you don’t owe the world an explanation" in response to an article entitled, "I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.” I am a stay at home mom by choice; in fact, I gave up a promising career in anthropology and archaeology to take up my vocation.
I grew up in a single parent household; my father lived in another state but was always a phone call away. It was an incredible experience where I learned how to take of myself and my younger brother and prepared me for the sacrifices that I have to make currently everyday. I remember often being amazed that parents were there to take such interest in their children's extracurricular activities or drive them somewhere. Not that my mother was completely uninterested but she was usually working or out creating her own life. So, when I read the above quote from Chesterton this past Sunday, I felt compelled to share it. When I was in elementary school, I do remember wishing for that perfect family life and think that we as a generation have lost the importance of the idea of a home where there is a strong bond and a mother that stabilizes the home.