“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard
One of the things I love most about Women Empowering Women is the focus on women of all ages. Each stage in the journey through womanhood is unique and filled with different challenges. The season of life that I am currently in and resonates most with me is motherhood. As a working mother, balance between work and home is what I hear so much about yet often seems so hard to achieve. We celebrate women who are breaking glass ceilings and doing so much in their professional career, but often don’t give proper credit or celebration to the women fulfilling what is in my opinion the toughest yet most rewarding job out there – being a stay-at-home mom.
Jennifer Sitter is a rare, salt of the earth gem who deserves kudos and celebration for being an amazing mother, wife, and friend. Blessed with five kids, Jennifer stays very busy keeping on top of everyone’s schedule and doing the running that comes with kids who are active in various activities. She tackled the challenge of home-schooling beginning in 2021 which was prompted in part due to changes that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. While there was a learning curve for Jennifer and her kids, she was definitely well suited for the job as she holds degrees in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, and early childhood special education!
Not only is the Sitter family blessed to have such a giving and loving mother, wife, and now teacher, but those who are lucky enough to call her a friend have no doubt been touched by her generosity. She is a wonderful cook and baker who is generous in sharing her goodies. Having a background in education and being the mother to five kids makes it no secret that Jennifer loves kids. Prior to a daycare center opening in Medora in 2018, Jennifer was the unofficial community caregiver. While she never steadily or officially operated a daycare, if anyone was in a bind with childcare, Jennifer always welcomed kids with open arms.
There are good people in our world doing good things, but those good things often seem to get overshadowed by the negative things happening in our world. Even when good things get attention, they may be the most obvious or noteworthy due to scope and size of an effort. I think it is so important that we take a step back and celebrate simplicity. We celebrate the simplicity of a humble, caring, sweet stay-at-home mother Jennifer Sitter. She is raising our future generation which is some of the most important yet uncelebrated work out there. Jennifer’s work ethic and spirit will live on beyond her time through the great kids she is raising which is just what this world needs and is just as accomplishing as shattering a glass ceiling in the workplace.