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“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown

I was warned when I became a stay-at-home mom. One of my family members that never worked outside of the home said to me, “Get ready for a thankless job that most people don’t consider to be any work at all.” It’s that great, huh, Aunt Dee?

Sadly, I can’t say that I don’t occasionally feel that way.

One moment stands out to me, when my son was about two months old, and one of my friends came over with a fellow mom that went back to work after maternity leave with her child.

My son was sleeping in the swing, and I was proud of myself that I had actually showered that day and made the house somewhat presentable.

The friend of my friend said to me, “What do you do all day? I would get so bored.” I was shocked, so much so that I think I mumbled the reply, “Take care of him.” My ego would have me go back in time and reply, “You know, keep a brand new human alive, fed, comfortable, happy, loved. No big deal. You are a mom yourself, right?”

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