Returning to work after having my baby was a difficult thing to do. My mom was a SAHM who taught me that the working mothers of my peers were not as good as her at being a mother and they didn't love their children as much as she loved me. Otherwise, they would stay at home with their kids. Needless to say, when I told her that I was pregnant, she said that it was too bad that I haven't progressed more in my career, because now my professional life would all be over.
There were other things that made me hesitant about returning to work, and I've encountered SAHMs who make covert comments that imply that because I work I am depriving my child of needed attention. But this morning my nanny told me that my daughter is SUCH a delightful and happy child, and hearing that my daughter is well behaved and apparently in good spirits makes me feel SO MUCH better about making the decision to continue working!