I gave up work to be a SAHM after maternity leave and the statutory return period. Have 18mo DS.
I have just seen a job ad in the software development field. I am tempted to go for it, but would also love to continue being a sahm and try to do some freelance writing (legible, not the software kind!) I recognise this would not pay well if at all... but I would be following a dream.
On the other hand, I am very tempted to apply for this job. Obviously we would be a lot better off if I got it. It sounds just right for me, a dream fit and convenient location. It's not just the money that's tempting me. I feel as if I am stagnating a bit, much as I love being with DS.
Don't want part time work, I am an all or nothing person.