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I wanted to say thank you so much to the OP and all the mamas who have left replies of support. I too have been dealing with serious guilt ever since I went back to work in March, when my DD was 12 weeks old.
(And before that, really...uncontrollable sobbing about having to go back to work in the weeks beforehand, made worse by the fact that we had a major BF FAIL, which made me convinced that my DD did not want me and I was a HORRIBLE mother completely unlike I had planned to be.)
I, too, have spent an incredible amount of time trying to figure out how, financially, I could stay at home with her, but it just wouldn't be possible, seeing as I make about 55% of our income...unless we lived in a tent.
Like I said before, THANK YOU so much for this thread. I came on here today looking for something else (I don't even remember what it was now, ha!), and found this thread, and it has really done a lot for my spirit and helping me be at peace with the fact that I have to work. Glad to know you are out there!!
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