I wasn't aware I was raising my child part time because I have to work. By that logic, every parent, except homeschoolers, are part time parents when their children start school. This thread is a heap of steaming dog p00. One study was posted in here to give a few mothers a slight morsel of relief from the crippling freaking guilt a lot of us feel, and then a whole heap of people weigh in and shoot it down. Heaven forbid we should have a small moment of positive reinforcement. Heaven forbid there's a thread where the precious SAHM's aren't lauded over for being so goddamn awesome 'full time' parents. Let's see what happens when your marriage breaks up (and it does happen), or an injury occurs to your partner, or any of the myriad of reasons that we have to work. Or god forbid some women might just LIKE THEIR JOBS. Why don't you all just pat yourself on the back for being SAHM's and let the rest of us do our freaking jobs in peace?