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Editorial Reviews

The stay-at-home-mom choir will love this affirming encouragement from the irrepressible Dr. Laura. Narrating quickly and with the clarity of a radio veteran, she sounds supremely confident in her opinions, and impatient as ever with anyone who see things differently. As she does in most of her writing, she's trying to change one of the Western world's goofier family practices - sending infants to daycare so parents can work to buy things they don't need. It's a mixed blessing to hear Dr. Laura's take on this familiar argument, which she illustrates with concise personal stories contributed by her fans. Though her intensity and sarcasm will irritate some, she knows how to shape a point of view so that it has clarity and impact.

Publisher's Summary

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial.

Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms.

These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging.

Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms.

Learn how:

  • to hold your head high and deal with naysayers;
  • to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage;
  • to understand the changes you see in yourself;
  • to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community.

    In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.

  • ©2009 Dr. Laura Schlessinger (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Awesome!

    I love Dr Laura and all that she stands for. I am a SAHM to 3 beautiful children for almost 8 years now, everything she says is on point. I know a few moms who would really benefit from this book. As for the one bad review I read, they stated the book has no "statistics". What kind of statistics are you looking for? Everything Dr Laura speaks about is common sense and truth. For anyone to not like this book is strange to me. But either way 5 stars all the way! I chose to listen to the audio version bc I don't really have time to sit n read so after putting the kids to bed I put head phones on and listened and loved every second. The day b4 I was losing my patience and this really helped make me see things in a new fresh light. Thank you Dr Laura, if only there was more people like you to encourage moms, the world today would be a better, safer place.

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    Homeschooling Stay at Home Mom

    Fantastic book. A must read for every SAHM. Give this as a gift if you know anyone who has children or is about to have.

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    • sarah
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    • 01-25-11

    great

    Doctor laura is straight forward, opinionated and humerous. Her voice is great to listen to- very expressive and interesting and the content is interesting and helpfull. After reading this book I am now a big dr laura fan and have listened to everything I could get my ears on. A great reminder for women who are (or want to be) full time mothers and the families that support them that what they do is important, valuble and can not be replaced!

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    Zeal is officially renewed!!

    I needed some real encouragement because I was getting stuck in a rut. I’d gotten so caught up in the drudgery that I was losing my zeal. There were still wonderfully joyful and happy moments but they were easily eclipsed by repeated bad behavior (my children) and feelings of frustration and incompetence.

    As hard as being a SAHM is, this book helped remind me that the rewards are priceless. My girls always want to know “where is mommy? Where did mommy go?” If I’m out of sight. It’s heartwarming although at times agitating as I’m just trying to get a few moments to brush my teeth or compose myself.

    I have already shared and recommended this book. I will continue to do so and I’ll likely listen to select chapters when needed. Excellent book.

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    So annoying

    This was painful to get all the way through. The emphasis and paused are just obnoxious. Her tone throughout is condescending and mocking. I agree with most of her points even. But still I found this so judgmental. I thought because it was written by a doctor it would have facts and stats about the benefits of stay at home moms. But it's just the author's whining and little stories from other moms. Really sorry I used a credit for this.

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    Good testimonies from stay at home moms

    I very much enjoyed listening to this book. I looked forward to hearing the testimonies from stay at home moms validating the importance of this role. There aren't statistics or perspectives from stay at home dad's which would have been interesting to hear.

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    Life changing read. Great words of wisdom. Thanks for this wonderful book!!!! A++ a must read