Yes! Not only that, being a stay at home mom has also helped you develop skills that employers value, like time management, logistics and budgeting. I do have a couple of thoughts regarding your plan to stay home for ten years. First, your kids will need you to be around the most between the ages of 12 and 17. Second, there are no guarantees that your re-entry to the workforce will be smooth or easy.
I strongly recommend going to the library and checking out "The Feminine Mistake" or a similar book; their are strong financial risks associated with leaving the paid workforce for a long period.
If you can continue at your current postion part-time (maybe even in a job-share), to help keep your skills up to date, that would be so much better than dropping out of the workforce for ten years.
at 10:24 PM on Aug. 2, 2009