My name is Jan Francisco (yep, just like San Francisco). I am the mother of five children, ages 10 to 2. I love my life as a mother. People in our society assume that stay at home mothers are either unable to hold down a “real job”, or unambitious. I would like to speak up for the wonderful women in my life who have knowingly and willingly put their children’s future at the top of their priorities–whether by staying home with them or working to provide a life for them. I have observed that there are a lot of negative voices on the internet and in the world, who are critical of women being feminine. I wanted to add my voice that it is glorious and powerful to be a woman and a mother. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.
(I might trade someone just for the few weeks it takes to potty train a toddler though.)