I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stay home with my kids for over four years now. Initially, the plan was for me to take 6 months off after number 1 was born and then return to work. After a lot of soul searching and looking at finances, it actually ended up making more sense (both mentally and financially) for me to stop working and stay home full time. It’s been a life changing experience. My kids are better for it. I’m better for it. My husband and I are better for it. But now the kids are getting older (4 & 2!) and I’m ready to get back in to the workforce.