I've been a sahm for 16 years now.
I had planned to go back to work part-time when ds#2 was in school all day, but became ill with MCS ( multiple chemical sensitivies) and that was no longer an option.
On the other hand, I am here whenever my dc's get sick, am home for half-days, school breaks ( including summer break) and am here when they get home from school each day. For quite awhile we had lots of kids at our house...now the neigborhood kids have pretty much grown up.
I have been well enough to do some volunteer work at their schools.
Besides that my days are filled with the usual laundry, errands, running dc's places they need to go, some cleaning ( I am a casual housekeeper
) lunch with dh, reading, gardening, movies, naps and...oh, some really good things...browsing at the library by myself, going to the coffeeshop by myself, grocery shopping by myself and long, hot showers or baths where I get to shave both legs! :LOL
I do wish I had a friend who was a sahm, too, because I would LOVE to "do lunch."
I am mostly okay with it...still sometimes struggle with feeling pressured by our culture to work cuz my dc's are both in school. I feel this pressure even though I am sick...like I should find a job I can do at home. But truthfully, I worked so hard when they were little...I am enjoying the change of pace. Somedays are still hectic with appointments and errands and such...but some days are nice and easy and I try to enjoy them.