Provision at home: an interview

In the living room of the small house there were child-size chairs lined up like a train. A fuzzy bear in one; a calico bear in another; a jar of peanut butter in the third. "We travel prepared, " the mother quipped, while the three-year-old took his hammer to "fix" the front chair and his younger sister just waddled around and around talking about telephones and "i-cream of lunch," ignoring the plan that called for her to sit down and be a passenger on the "train."

Conversations in any home where there are little children are punctuated, even at times dominated, by such sounds of small feet and little voices amid the clutter of things. Our conversation was no different.

It centered on the decision of a parent to put income and career on hold in order to stay home and care for her children. This is what this young mother had to say about her choices.

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