It is advisable that the mother should be at home during the early stages of her kids childhood and then she can go to work when she has gained confidence on her child that they manage by themself.It is advantage not only for the mother but also for the kid, as the mother can update herself with the changes in the outside world.This is my personal experience.
I went through all the articles posted here and at the end of it found that no choice is wrong as long as YOU are comfortable with it and it works for you When I was manning Khazana, the Taj shop at Delhi we would get a large assortment of customers. One would come in look around say "Hello ,anybody home can you show me around" Another customer when greeted with the customary line "May I help you?" would recoil and say "Please leave me alone I ll get to you if I need you" It takes all sorts to make this world If you decide to work AND raise a family it s fine If you wish to stay at home and watch your baby grow that too is fine The only golden mantra is YOUR own attitude and choice Whatever you do please do it with a positive attitude to see that you do an excellent job. When we hanker after what is not we tend to bring stress and strife into our own lives and family. We always tend to remember the past or peer into the future Let us live for the present do our best in every situation that comes our way then we are geared to take LIFE hands on and that too on our own terms.