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Five years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision: that when our oldest child started kindergarten, I would quit my full-time job as an attorney, and become a full-time blogger who works from home. I was pretty stressed out at the time from trying to balance family, work, blogging, volunteering and more. Of all of the things I was juggling, I enjoyed work the least. So that’s what we eliminated, and we’ve never looked back.
It was a family-centric decision, of course – and in fact, since our kids are still quite young, almost everything we do is family-centric. I can imagine a time in the future when I may want to work outside the home again, when I’m not so focused on raising the kids. But for now, this is just the season of life we’re in, and it’s the kind season that GE Appliances is celebrating with their new series of webisodes, about six real-life American families. For example, one of the webisodes features Ken and Doris Richards, who adopted five children – three from Vietnam and two from Africa. Although they’re not connected by blood, they’ve all learned that a family can be built on love, through their interactions in the kitchen.
And that’s not surprising, because really, food is so important in our lives that it means love to a lot of us. Whether it’s family dinners, family feasts, or one family member’s favorite food, when a family breaks bread together, they’re strengthening the bonds that connect them. So check out the video and let me know what you think.