I think my children know that Mother’s priority is to be with them first. But I don’t think it has to be an either/or situation. Work is very important to me and it wouldn’t be in the best interest of my children for me to stay home seven days a week.
Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.