Because I had been a SAHM for 7 years, and a working mom for the past year, it seems that every mother I meet, whether they're SAHMs or working moms have asked me what it's like to have experienced the side of motherhood that they have not.
The common dilemma that any mother has is: "Did I make the right choice?" SAHMs wonder how well they could have balanced a career with having children. Mothers who work wonder what they sacrificed by not being with their kids--especially during the early years.
Every mother feels that they missed out on something really important in their lives. While they all come to the conclusion that you can't have it all, they grapple with the decisions they made. The reality is that you have to pick one path or the other. Each path has benefits and drawbacks.
Men do not have this quandary. It is only something that plagues us women.
I find that terribly unfair, don't you?