I never thought I would stay home with my kids but when Taylor was born it felt right for my family and I. I know people who would love to stay at home but it is not an option, and I know people who would not consider staying home with their kids. There is not a right answer.
Occasionally, I struggle with the decision. I liked working, I liked business cards and business lunches, I liked professional clothes and shoes, I liked getting a paycheck.
I liked being a professional.
I put my career on hold, I stopped moving up the ladder.
I don't want to work crazy hours any more, I want to snuggle my kids when they get up and before they go to bed. I want to be their primary care giver all the time. We have built our life so this is an option. We live in Sacramento largely because it allows me to stay at home.
I want stay home but don't take that to mean that I am not strong and capable.
I could fully support myself and my family. It is not what I want but I could do it.
I choose this life, this is what I want, it is not for lack of other options.