I wish I could be a stay at home mom. My daughter is four months old and I don’t want to be apart from her. My leave is up in December, and I can’t bear thinking about going back to work. We have a lovely daycare selected, and my daughter is calm and happy, so she’ll be fine without us during the day, but I’ll miss her so much. I’m a lawyer and bring in more than half of our income (plus good benefits), and we live in a high COL area, so me staying home is not an option. Plus, I’ve always planned on being a working mom. I was just hoping I’d be tired of the bottles, naps, and cleaning by now, which would make the transition easier, but I love all of it, and I love being home with my daughter.