mother and child, by mary teasdel, oil painting, courtesy of the alice art collection/utah arts council
our relief society lesson today was the sacred callings of fathers and mothers (lesson 15 from the ezra taft benson manual) and i loved it. it is nice to have a reminder of why it's okay to stay home with your children and not be working outside the home all day. of why it's okay to say "i'm a mother" and not feel like you're just a mother... and why your children need you. there are some things i simply can't say better myself... so please, if you will, have a read here. or you can read the bits i liked best below! there's some good ones for everyone even if you're not a member of our church.
10 specific ways we can spend effective time with our children