Sorta-- she wanted to be with us, so at first she kept up cooking for a fraternity in our town, then she began an at-home childcare. I guess like a lot of moms here, start with taking one kid. For years she's been highly certified with a large license center in the home. When we were little we could still do stuff like all go to the pool or cool field trips together. She definitely demonstrated the value of being with your kids, something I've come to find important, too. for our family, we ALL want to be together-- DH loves working from home and being able to take time to be with DD and make up time at night or whatnot.