I got this idea reading the paper this morning, called a couple friends to verify it sounded cool to more than me, then cast my line. Still waiting to see if anyone will bite.
The e-mail I sent (edited, of course):
Dear Ms. Teacher,
In the paper today you mentioned you were the co-op coordinator for the High School Career Fair this year.
I wanted to suggest the possibility of a “homemaker” booth/presentation (whatever your format is) next year; I know a number of people who could work with me to create a professional and informative setting.
Presenting home-by-choice as a valid option alongside more lucrative careers could have the positive effect of raising appreciation for those parents who choose to focus on their families, rather than entering the workforce.
High school may be a little early for students to show much open interest (we may never know if we don’t try), but it’s not too early to normalize home as a priority.
I hope you’ll consider discussing this with me.
I haven’t sat down to make any lists of stuff, the idea hasn’t been accepted yet, after all. But I’ve been doing “this” long enough that I could get it together as soon as was necessary.
Wouldn’t that just be the coolest: Having mothering alongside dozens of other “normal” and “real” jobs?