If someone had told me when I was 18 that I was going to be a stay-at-home mom, I would have never believed him. But my views on life changed significantly after my high school years. Those views led me to the decision to stay home with my children and to homeschool them. I homeschooled my daughter through the 9th grade. I’m currently homeschooling my son who is 12. I laugh when I have to answer questions like, “Are you employed?” Why do I laugh? Because technically I could answer yes. I’m a mom all day and every day. It’s the most challenging job I ever had. I never received a paycheck from it, but I get paid every day when I see them and they call me, “Mom”. I haven’t broken any glass ceilings yet with my Ivy League degree, but I learned a long time ago that was not the kind of success that would make me happy.