Filed under: Being a Stay at Home Mom, Furthering our Education
There are times and seasons for everything, and sometimes it’s not our time to go back to school. This is especially true for mothers of young children. This doesn’t, however, mean we have to turn off our brain until we have the time and money to continue our formal education.
Filed under: Childcare, Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Discussion of Relief Society Lessons, Furthering our Education, Home and Family, Homemaking Skills, Marriage, Mother-Daughter Relationships, Provident Living, Running a Household, Service
As women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), we are dedicated to “strengthening marriages, families, and homes.” We live in a day when more than 50% of marriages in our country fail, dividing families, and wrecking homes. Latter-day Saint women are not left to their own devices, or the offerings of a crumbling culture, to fortify the marriage, family, and home. We have a prophet and God uses him to help us strengthen our marriages, families, and homes. We also have the Holy Ghost to help us apply this general counsel to our specific family’s needs.
When I was in college, about half-way done with my degree, I met a girl whose boyfriend was then serving a Mormon mission. She was young, just 18. And she was just positive that when he came home in about a year, they were going to get married. It didn’t matter that the rest of us told her she should go ahead and use this time to date other boys. She was sure about what the future would hold for her. Because she believed firmly that they would begin their family as soon they were married and she would be a stay-at-home mom, she didn’t feel any urgency about going to college or beginning a career.
If you’re thinking about furthering your education, I recently discovered a website that compares Mormon schools. Whether you are LDS or not, planning on going back to college full-time or not, you can get a lot of information at www.besmart.com.
This past summer I was visiting one of my best friends from junior high and high school as we briefly passed through Los Angeles on a summer vacation. We got to talking and catching up on each other’s lives. Her husband is a script-writer in Hollywood. That was neat and we provided lots of conversation. She now also has a son and so we talked about motherhood. Eventually, the conversation turned towards what we are doing currently. That’s when she told me that she was almost done getting her helicopter pilot’s license! She wasn’t sure exactly what she would do with it, but it was fulfilling a dream for her.