I'm an odd duck who was a SAHM for more than 30 yrs. Got married before I was out of high school, shoot I never even filled out a job application in my life. Never felt that I missed out on anything by not working....I really do not know when I would have had time to work. I do know had I worked I would not have had the time to shop the garage sales that saved me $1,000's of dollars in clothing for all of us. My DD's may not have had everything they wanted while growing up but they did have everything they needed an usually way more than needed because I bought it so cheap. We still managed to go to Disney several times a year. BTW I did marry an older man who was fairly well established when I married him an he made good money at his job. HE never wanted me to work he never knew when he'd have a day off wanted me there when he was off work along with there for the DD's while they grew up. He is now retired, we retired in FL an living the dream of living near Disney.