I work outside of the home for the simple reason that something may happen to DH one day that would make him unable to work and support our family. He makes enough to support all 5 of us, but I still work. My husband had a serious back surgery when he was only 20 years old and we had only been dating a year. He is now 31 and has spinal stenosis, 4 ruptured discs and other issues with his back. One day he may not even be able to walk, let alone work a job making enough to support us. So I continue to work to ensure my family is secure and can eat when he is no longer able to provide. I wish I could stay home with my babies but their future well being is more important to me. My mom takes care of them while I work, so at least it's the next best thing to me being home with them.
So when I see SAHMs getting on their soapbox about working moms it pisses me off. I love my children just as much as you. Don't even get me started on the SAHMs on welfare. I am working to ensure we hopefully won't have to live off welfare one day. At least if we do end up there I will know in my heart of hearts that we tried our best. I hate seeing SAHMs that can't even pay their own bills or feed their own families without the assistance of the government.