A commenter noted that women going off to work and leaving their babies in the care of others is unnatural. When I think about how children thrive off the touch of their mothers, fathers, and family, I see that it does seem very unnatural for a mother to leave her child.
I am very thankful to have the opportunity to stay home but I feel that it is the right of a child to have his mother with him more than it is the right of the mother to stay with her child. My babies need me and I need them.
I wish our society were set up to afford all parents with the ability to have one of them stay home. We might learn a lot from our children and change as a society.