My mother never went back to work after children. My father worked and she stayed at home. When I look back on the situation I feel proud of her. My parents were a team, everything they did was for us children. I do not devalue her in any way, she was a hard worker, an excellent home maker.
I myself never married, and when I look at woman who did, and had the opportunity to give up work and stay home, I can’t help but to feel some envy.
Going to work day in day out, doing the same thing is not that much fun either…but maybe I have it wrong, I might be suffering from the grass is always greener on the other side syndrome.