Thank you so much for this. It was like a warm hug for me, a working mom of a two year old. I’ve been struggling recently with guilt over the words that come out of my mouth as he’s clinging to me in the mornings and asking me to stay. “It’s time for me to go to work. There are people who need my help today”. My own mean internal voice automatically chimes in, “he’s going to think work is more important to you than he is”. This post was a gentle reminder of the strong reasons I have for working, as well as my full respect and approval for stay at home parents. One day I hope he sees my choices and respects me for them, sees me as my own person contributing to the world in my own small way.