Alisha - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
I went to a good school, got a mechanical engineering degree, and had just started my career when, bam, I got pregnant. When maternity leave was nearing an end, I cried almost every night at the thought of leaving my son with anyone, even someone I trusted. Despite the pressure to go back to work, I ended up staying at home. It has been wonderful and crazy at the same time.
To make a long story short, now that my son is a year old, I'm getting renewed pressure to go back to work. We need the extra money, and apparently, my husband and his family fully expected me to return to work once my son turned 1. In some ways, I long to be back on a job-site and to be mentally challenged again. On the other hand, I can't bear to be separated from my son for 40+ hours a week.
This is a lot of stress to deal with. Is anyone else going through this sort of struggle? Do you have any plans? Or will you continue with being a SAHM?