Have you heard of the lightning-caused fire here in Nevada that started in July 1? Well, I had learned about the Carpenter 1 fire a week after it started ravaging the Mt. Charleston area, leaving thousands of charred acres behind – and I am from Las Vegas!
Unlike working moms and wives who have their co-workers to mingle and chat with about current events, stay at home wives and mothers like me have the tendency to be secluded in our homes. If you add to that the fact that my husband is also retired from the workforce (no one to update him of current events too), we do not watch news channels on TV at home and we go out to attend church and shop just once a week, I wouldn’t be surprised if the world has come to a halt and we’re still not aware of it until our next weekend grocery trip.
This realization made me realize of how important it is for a stay at home wife and mother like me to keep abreast with what’s happening to the world outside our little heaven called home. I know a lot of people who abhor reading news because they usually turn out to be just about bad things, people and events but, hey, no man’s an island so it’s essential to be aware of what’s happening around us.
Here are some reasons why stay at home wives and mothers should read about current events:
- to become aware of global and local issues affecting us
- to understand economy, politics and the environment so that we can come up with informed decisions in our lives
- to improve our vocabulary, critical-thinking, problem solving and listening skills
- to develop empathy and social awareness by connecting with others
Have some thoughts that you’d like to share with me and to the others who are reading this article? Anything to add to my list?
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