My husband makes a nice living, and therefore I don't have to work. I live in my dream house, have a car that I can drive where I please and order take-out for dinner. (Cook? Who, me?) But yet, even with all the creature comforts a woman could ask for I still work.
I am the luckiest woman I know - I have a choice. But don't think that it still isn't a tough decision. I still struggle with leaving my son with his caretaker, a nanny. I worry that the logistics of my job (travel and unpredictable hours) strain my family.
But I know at the end of the day, I'm happier getting out of the house, going to an office and doing a job that I feel is important - helping companies improve relations with their employees. While working part-time made the decision easier, the choice to stay home and not work didn't feel right to me.
And we all know that a happy mommy helps make for a happy family. At least in my house.