I came back here this morning to delete the post below; I fear it may be misleading. I'm not thinking of going back to work, nor am I doubting my value as a mother at home. I just feel like I'm not living up to my potential as a human being. Am I truly doing all that I can with all that God has given me? Not just for myself, but for others? The answer is no. No, I'm not.
While the stay at home lifestyle has many blessings, it also has many pitfalls: lack of structure, little ambition for reward, no recognition for increasing levels of achievement. It's all intrinsic motivation. It's easy to get into a comfortable slump.
It's up to us to challenge ourselves out of it.