It has been such an eye opener for me the past few weeks. I have been home with my nearly 5yr old and nearly 2yr old boys for 2 weeks and am feeling so good about being back at work today. Just to have some space, get my sanity back. Get my brain stimulated. I have realised more than ever that being a SAHM is not for me and I even more so believe that it isn't necessarily beneficial for the children either. There really is a lack of respect and appreciation on both sides when the kids are with you 24/7. It's not quality of time that counts necessarily, it's good quality time and we certainly have good quality the time we do spend with them. Being a working mum is good for me and them, I am more convinced of that than ever before. Balance is a good option which works for all of us.
Just thought I would share