I'm coming up to my 6th year of being a SAHM and I couldn't agree more. I've never embraced the whole SAHM thing. As much as I love being a mum and cherish the time I spend with my kids, I find the long hours.... day in, day out wear me down physically, mentally and emotionally. Since starting uni and having something outside of being a mum, I find my parenting has become so much more enjoyable. For both the kids and I. I feel like I've found my "spark" again and I'm happier.