Disclaimer: This is NOT a mommy wars post.
If you went from WM to SAHM do you think it made your life easier? Right now I am a FT WM with 2 kids, DD almost 3 and DS 15months. My DH works long hours with a crazy long commute so basically everything falls on me during the week. I get both kids up and ready and take them to DC, then work all day, pick the up, get home at 6pm. I have to get the kids dinner while they are cranky and tired/hungry. DH is usually home to help with bedtime at least. But then I have to pack lunches and stuff for the next day. I feel overwhelmed a lot of the time and I feel like I am never caught up on stuff.
Part of me feels like it would be sooo much easier if I didn't work. Right now this is not a possibility financially, but it may be in the future. But then I wonder if it would still be hard, just in a different way. For example I'd have to give up the cleaning service I'm sure. But my mom is closeby and I know she would come over a lot to help me out. So I guess I'm just curious what your experience has been. Did you feel less stressed out when you started staying home? Or did you miss having the "break" of going to work? Did you feel lonely and isolated or did you find it was easier to make other mommy friends once you were home?