Yes, I stayed home for one year maternity leave (lucky in Canada and took advantage of this finally with #4) and it was busy with 4 kids but nothing like being back at work. Stress level is totally different and sorry but SAHMs in my neighbourhood just don't understand the difference in time commitments and trying to find any 'quality time'. If I manage to find time to talk with other moms now, it needs to be with moms I can relate to. Nothing against the SAHM, beleive me if I had a choice I would be one too now (though I never wanted this before baby #4), but struggling to find my way back to being a working mom. Also, would love to find groups who have older kids too.
Joined this site today as a way of hoping to connect with others on a flexible time schedule. Hope it will help keep my sanity.