Moms, do you ever feel like your occupation as a homemaker is considered second rate, that you need to apologize for wanting to stay home with your kids?
Read what Dr. Leila Denmark says about homemaking: read and be encouraged!
Hi, I’m Madia. I have eleven children and one of the greatest privileges of my life was to know Dr. Leila Denmark. She practiced pediatrics for over 75 years and was my mentor for 32 years.
I can hardly express how much she helped me, both with the children’s medical issues and family life challenges. I would love to share what she taught me with you.
The Vital Job of Homemaking
Said Dr. Denmark: “Today women have been brainwashed into believing there’s some job in the workforce greater than being a wife and mother at home. Women have made and trained every man on earth except Adam. As women think and conduct their lives, so goes the country.
“We’ve taken the baby out of the cradle and put the economy in it, setting him aside
to make money. We’re going to make careers and all kinds of things, but we’re not making people. Somebody has to be willing to stay home and do that.
“The theory is that if you have a wonderful education, you should go do something worthwhile with it and let other people rear your children. It won’t work; it has never worked. A cow never neglects her calf. It would be enlightening for people to study how animals take care of their young until they are grown enough to take care of themselves.
“There’s never been a woman too educated to take care of her baby. My mother cared for me, and I didn’t have a bit better sense than to take care of my daughter. My daughter, Mary, had an excellent education and could have been a successful businesswoman, but she too stayed home and reared a couple of fine sons.