I would like a degree. It's something to keep my brain alert, to provide for us if anything ever happened to Pat, to help others, to help with missions and college tuitions that are quickly approaching. However, I won't do anything to overly neglect my kids or rack up debt. I don't want to miss my time with them! For example, I want Charles to have the one-one-one time I had with his older siblings. I am lucky that Pat is able to take care of us. I know some mothers have no choice. They have to work, like my mom. When situations like that arise, I think God makes up the difference if we are faithful. Though it still bites. But as a general rule, I'd say, if you have a choice, be with your kids!!! They need you.
I'm a curious person and I like to understand things. I love being a mother, and have so much yet to learn about nurturing and homemaking and wife-ing. I love to listen to radio podcasts, read books, observe people. My callings at church constantly challenge me and stretch me.