Ditch the guilt, woman! I know, I know...easy to say, but hard to do.
Seriously, you ARE working now. Know how I know that? Because if you were WOH you'd be **PAYING** another person to watch your kids (and possibly clean your house and a variety of other stuff you can do for yourself being a SAH).
So, see there is positive proof that it is in fact work to take care of children.
(Oh, and what got me thinking of this was multiple people telling me what a great teacher I'd make & how I should go teach while putting my kids in daycare/public school. Ummm...OK....so if I leave my own children with strangers to go raise someone else's kids then I'm "working", but if I just cut out the middle man and take care of my kids myself I'm "lazy" and "not reaching my full potential". Again....um....yeah....I think NOT!)
I am technically on maternity leave at WIC (as a BFing peer counselor), but that was only 6 hrs a week (approx: $200 a month), and we moved 30 miles from the clinic (it used to be a 5 min drive from our old place), and I don't know if it would be worth it for me to go back right now.
DH gets laid off at the end of this month and hasn't found ANY replacement for work. His current job is only seasonal (the only thing he could find after several months of searching), and he's been applying for jobs every single day for the past 4 months with absolutely no response. He has a college degree and is a great worker.. and Utah is one of the best states as far as the economy right now and he still has a hard time finding... anything...