There are pros and cons to both sides of this coin. Currently, I am working full time on top of my momly duties. When Brian was born, I took off 9 weeks from work, where I stayed until my job was moved to Rhode Island without me. A few months later, I got pregnant with Ali. Our finances were in better shape with me being a stay at home mom.
My stay at home gig lasted for two years. Going back to work was a very difficult decision for the whole family. Luckily, I found a job that has flexible hours. My boss is the best boss I have ever had. She understands the plight of the working mom. If I need to, I can work from home when one of the kids is sick.
How about the other moms? I know a few of you are stay at home moms. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I think it is harder to be a stay at home mom than a working mom.