I experienced both worlds. I worked as a mom full-time with my oldest and I stayed at home with my youngest. Both are possible but requires balance in every situation. A working mom may have less time with their kids, but experience more free time at work. A stay at home mom may work 24h in a day but doesn't have to deal with work-place politics. It really depends on your families obligations and your personal view of parenting and working. What are your thoughts?