When our daughters were little they had way too many toys – too many to count, actually. But that started to change as our ideas about family economy and industry in the home changed. Instead of buying toys, we began to invest in tools for our daughters, even at their young ages – tools that would help them cultivate interests, develop skills, and hopefully be a blessing to the home and economies of their future families.
We began to value the family economy and to not simply accept what is now the status quo of women leaving the home to work. I used to work full-time outside the home when our girls were very little, and this was something we did not want to see repeated in the next generation if at all possible.
What changed? We realized that if we wanted our daughters to be able to work from home, we needed to equip them in developing marketable skills. As they honed in on their serious interests, we wanted to help them get off on the right foot by giving them the tools of the trade.
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