I was at the grocery store the other day and a woman came up to me and said, "I work in a daycare. Please tell me that you stay home with him." (I had just my baby with me.) I smiled and said, "Yes I do. My husband and I were just talking today about how grateful we are that I can." She said, "I hope you thank your husband and God everyday that you do." How sweet was that? She has a job because people take their children there, but she sees the value of Mom (or Dad) staying home.
That is truly one of life's greatest blessings.
If you're interested in what Dr. Laura had to say about it, go here. She'll give you an earful. :)