I've removed some posts and PMed some people, and I'm returning this thread for further discussion. Please remember that we're here to support all families in doing what works best for that family in terms of parental employment, and if you're not able to do that, please refrain from posting. I think That Is Nice said it very well here:
|We're all parents, whether we are SAHPs or parents drawing a salary with outside employment.
I know because I've been both, at various times, and the amount of love I have for my child, and receive from my child, does not change based on my ocupational status. I am still the parent, and I am still raising my child.