How old are your kids? Are they school age or younger? Are you planning to stay home once they're all in school? Are you planning on homeschooling?
I'm asking because I was a SAHM for 11 years but once our youngest child started school I went back to work. It was the plan all along. I just wondered if this was a common thing or if most SAHMs continue to stay home once all their kids are in school. I work at my kids' school so our schedules work out perfectly.
But it seems CM has 2 camps- the moms who work outside the home and the SAHMs. I don't seem to hear much from those of us who were home when the kids were little but went back once they were out of the house for long periods of time.
Edited: Oh My Goodness!! I posted this last night before I went to bed. Checked this morning and had a decent number of responses. After work & running errands I sat down to play at the computer while helping my 10 year old with his Social Studies and found out this Blew Up!! Nearly 320 responses last time I checked.
I really have no issue with how people run their homes. If being a SAHM works for you full time, that's awesome. If you can work full time, that's also awesome. I'm a HUGE proponent of "do what's best for your family."
Our kids are 12, 10, 8, and 6 and my going back to work was what was best for us. I love my job. I loved being a SAHM. I just know that I personally wasn't going to be happy staying home once the kids were gone. That's just me.