I'm a full-time mom and a part-time nurse. And I couldn't feel more blessed in those roles.
The only downfall of the situation is to accomplish full time compensation for only 24 hours per week of work, I work weekends... Friday and Saturday nights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. That has been a deal breaker in the past when trying to date and get to know someone! The way I see it, I'm not likely to bump into someone worth taking home to meet my boys, if he wants to stay out bar-hopping all weekend anyway!
So if an odd schedule is something you can compromise with, for the chance that a woman who makes enough to live comfortably, and chooses to be home daily to cook breakfast and see her children off to school, be home every afternoon to help with homework and projects, cook a healthy dinner and kiss her children goodnight, might be a better choice than a chick you met at the club.
I have a feeling I won't regret the choice I've made to miss out on a social life, and pay a stranger to raise my sons. They need to know that sacrifice is part of commitment... and I am committed to raise them knowing that the men they grow up to become is what matters the most to me.