I`ve done both extremes worked full time from when the little one was 3 months old then had a year off when she was 5 but that drove me crazy as I was starring at 4 walls for to long during the day as I don't know anyone were I live & there's only so many times you can clean the house. I`m now back full time & feel like I`m missing out on so much so if you can get a part time job I think you`ll get the best of both worlds.
Yeah I can definitely relate to that. Everyone needs a certain level of social interaction. As mothers, our children are worth more than anything else but we need more than just that, and keeping ourselves occupied with other interests/work sometimes is a good stress reliever too.