I personally will not be comfortable returning to FT work until my kids are all school age. I think when my youngest hits preschool,I will return PT, & probably stay PT for her 1st year of school, & then increase my hours thereafter. I know it probably seems like a long time for some -for me,it's a combinatiom of not wanting my children in daycare, & I have a child with an illneas that requires care and hospitalisations from time to time,which makes it hard for me to be a reliable worker at this point. I just have to put her health needs first, there's no other way around it. I did start to feel like I was pining for work, then I increased my community/ volunteer activities, & now I'm extremely busy. Im definitely not 'bored' or sitting around at home! Money doesnt matter very much to me, so I do what feels right for our fsmily.