Debating daycare options on booju_mooju (an LJ community for parenting debates) makes me thankful again and again for my online marketing job. I just cannot imagine putting an infant in daycare; I feel like I miss out on too much with my older child, and she really only spends a couple mornings a week with my mom. If I had to leave the baby, too, I think it would kill me.
I was talking with some friends the other day about a woman who was offered a $400,000 a year job working 10 hours a day, five days a week. The catch was that she had to leave her newborn to take the job. That kind of money would pay off my house in 6 months, and I still couldn't do it. I don't think some people realize that no amount of money in the world can get back all those memories.
Working at home, marketing for websites while holding my son . . . the only thing better would be not having to work at all!