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After I became a full-time, stay-at-home Mom, I struggled to get my family organized. I had been a successful businesswoman and, with the birth of my son Kyle, a working Mom-and very thankful for both of these very challenging and rewarding roles.
In 1995 our daughter Natalie was born and within two months was hospitalized with meningitis. (There is nothing like sleeping on a hospital couch for a week to make you re-evaluate your priorities.) When Natalie was nine months old, it became apparent that there were long-term medical complications from the meningitis, so I decided to sell out of my business and join the ranks of stay-at-home mothers. It was a decision my family and I have never regretted.