To be truthful one motivating factor to work was my mother didn't.
Money was very tight, we really struggled financially and I just saw her watch a lot of tv and do her craft. She certainly didn't spend much time with us kids or cleaning the house- it was always a pigsty. I became increasingly resentful the older I got, as I saw my dad work his *** off for us and she didn't, and she was always whinging about money.
Not saying AT ALL all SAHM are lazy- but my mother was. It's important for me to be the polar opposite of my mum- loving, hands on, contributing to the household and a positive role model. Not just spending all day every day in my trackies on the lounge watching the midday show.