Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

So... Do I Work, or Not?

Mother’s Day is approaching.  My May edition of Good Housekeeping arrived the other day, and there are some great features about moms.  Stores are displaying mom-centric gift ideas, and commercials are already starting to remind you to get gifts for the special women in your life.


So I find the timing ironically perfect that there is political craziness surrounding the definition of moms, “work” and financial issues.  A true mom, whether she has a paid job in addition to her parenting responsibilities or not, gives her children 110% of herself.  It’s what moms do.  It’s what we are.  And we wouldn’t have it any other way.


I blogged about our family’s decision to have me stay home with Kyla and how I am so happy to be able to do so.  Clearly I’m not the only woman to realize that staying at home with your kids IS a job, and a tough one at that.


Two other great perspectives are available here and here.


I’d love to write more about this.  However my Things To Do List is growing longer by the minute.  Once I crossed off laundry, dishes, making breakfast, coloring with Kyla and letting her watch some Sesame Street, suddenly someone added cleaning bathrooms, making lunch, grocery shopping (after clipping all appropriate coupons and making a list,) taking Kyla outside to play, reading to Kyla, putting Kyla down for a nap, ironing and scrubbing floors to it.  Yep, I’m sure glad I don’t have to work today!

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