I am amazed that so many women work until the day they give birth. I truly can’t imagine. I’ve been using every moment of this time for some activity, even if it is just silent meditation. It is all valuable.
I am so thankful for a partner who acknowledges the value of this work, too. What a blessing! I love you Mr. LF!
Of course, I think he might benefit, too. He always has healthy meals when he comes home and yesterday he paid the ultimate compliment. While eating dinner he told me how cozy and meditative I’ve made the house feel.
You know, I never gave much thought to homemaking when I was younger, but I have to say I have realized what a large job it is to do it and do it right. It truly is valuable and under-appreciated work that may be essential to embrace again, at least on some level, if we are to move toward more self-sustaining, simple, and low-impact lifestyles. (Shannon Hayes and her book Radical Homemakers may have helped nudge me in this direction…!).