I am in the same shoes as a pp. I think working makes me a better mother. I do have a great job with great hours and flexibility. I make a good living and feel comfortable knowing I can support my family by myself. It gives me a sense of pride and self-worth. While I do miss my kids during my work hours, I know when they are in school I will also be missing them during the same hours. We spend every night and every weekend together which in the end works for me.
Try to focus on the positives to your work and make sure you have a good child care provider whom you know is giving your DS the best care possible. We lucked out in the center we chose b/c the twins were the favorites in the baby room, were cared for by my son's college classmates in the 1's & 2's and then cared for by my oldest son's favorite teacher from when he was in daycare 20 years ago. We have truly been blessed at a great center where I feel like my kids are special
Dee Dee, Mom to 2 handsome young men & 2 beautiful girls!