I had no choice but to go back full time. I was with my company under 2 years so I only got 4 weeks off for maternity leave. It's very difficult and caused me to really resent working, but I am the primary breadwinner in our household so it's just not an option for me to go part time (not that I could at my current job anyways). The economy is really tough right now and prices are just going up so I'll probably end up retiring from this place in 35-40 years. Fortunately for us, my parents moved out here to Ohio so my mom can babysit for us while my hubby and I both work. They live with us for now and probably will until we are able to sell our house and buy 2 adjoining lots or one lot with 2 houses.
I get so upset with people trying to push their WAH businesses or judging us for working outside of the home. I couldn't make $40k+ a year at a wah business plus benefits and perks as steady income. I do feel guilty that I can't be at home all day as it is. Believe me, there are days that I'm just 100% demotivated to even drag myself in but I have to.