What if... more mothers stayed home to raise their children?
As a nanny, I wonder about this often. There is only so much that outside influence can do for kids. They crave their parents attention. Believe me, I know. Yet, all too often I see families who have both parents that work and it’s, well.. heart breaking.
Personally, if you want to have a family and kids, plan on it. Don’t just fall into it in the middle of your school year so that either you drop out to raise them or keep going and they suffer. There is no rush to be someone and have a career (unless there is a dire need to make money.. but again, plan kids!). But, you should choose when you want to have a career and when you want to have kids (if the choice is available) because, from what I’ve seen, the two just don’t mesh well.
Above all, kids need their parents, especially their moms when they’re younger. And, believe it or not, you need them as well. I wish more mom’s would relish the younger years they will never get back with their children and end up regretting.