I was talking to a mum at daycare drop off today and she said a few things that I'm not sure I agree with, to be honest I had never really thought about them as neither circumstances have ever been relevant to me so I thought I'd ask what other peoples opinions are. First she said that SAHM shouldn't put their children in childcare more then 3 days a week. The whole point of staying at home with your children is to spend time with them, not let someone else look after them 4 or 5 days a week, you may as well be working. The second thing she said was when she was a working part time she shared custody of her son and still put her child into daycare the days she had him as she needed "me time" Now personally if I only had my child 3 days a week I would want to spend those 3 days with him, but each to their own. Her points were totally contradicting each other surely?