@mrsthomo I'm totally in the same boat as you. Can't wait to be a stay at home mum. Everyone else can do what they want but my instinct and belief is that bonding with children and being with them as much as possible is the beauty of motherhood. My sister and her husband have a fairly bohemian lifestyle and they both worked from home with their children on a beautiful farm with lots of animals and access to mum and dad always. They are two of the most beautiful people in the world now (21 and 18). It's my opinion anyway that being with your children creates good solid and secure foundations for emotional intelligence and so much more. As I said each to their own but that's what I want.