Oftentimes as parents, especially with specific religious beliefs, we have expectations for our children that can end in disappointment.
I spent half of my life raising children and supporting my husband while I worked a job that I loathed to help take care of my responsibilities.
There is so much satisfaction in knowing that you have set your kids up for success. You cannot guarantee their outcome, but you can take pleasure in the fact that you've prepared them for victory.
Now is the time to get your things in order. Change your usual way of living, sell what you can, and downsize your house if staying home with your children is a priority. Once you've reached your goal, there are different ways of generating income.
If you are a working mom and don't feel you have the full power that you'd like, continue to do everything you have to until you can do WHATEVER it is YOU CHOOSE to do!
These days you're applauded for body positivity because you flaunt your flaws or are condemned for body shaming if you're not okay with being a certain size (whether big or small).