At the risk of opening up a whooole big nasty can-o-worms... This weekend my SIL (mom of a 9-month-old in daycare) suggested to me that I am not "ambitious" or the "corporate-type" because I have stayed at home to raise my kids. I've been at home since my eldest, now 9, was born. I have 2 more, the youngest is 1. The decision for me to stay home was an easy one for DH and me - I wanted to - and he makes 10x more $$ than I ever could. I wasn't offended by her comment, mostly because of the source. This is actually one of the least offensive things to come out of her mouth... But it got me to thinking nonetheless. Are SAHMs unambitious? Not the "corporate" types? What kind of impact does the decision to stay home (or not) make on our children. Should our daughters see their moms as women who work in the workforce or in the home? Thoughts?