Just been reading a few things lately and a lot of women commenting that they didn't find being a SAHM enough so needed to go back to work in some form for 'mental stimulation'
I have done 5yrs of uni, FT employment etc but I must say I have never once felt 'stale' (for lack of better word lol) in my last almost 6yrs that I've been a SAHM
What about you???
I can't do 'nothing' with my brain (that's well written isn't it?!). So while I'm happy as Larry not being in the corporate world anymore, whilst being a SAHM I have enrolled in a TAFE course, taken on a bookkeeping client, and am a week or so away from launching a website to sell products I enjoy making - but do not have need for an abundance of myself!
I lasted 5mths after S1 was born before I was going stir-crazy and lined up part-time work at my sister's Accounting business. I took S1 with me so technically was still a SAHM I guess? She sacked me when I stopped work to have S2 (cow LOL!) hence the enrolling in TAFE course etc to keep my brain going.
I would think without the external stimulation I would feel 'stale'. Probably the same as you would if you didn't have your gym work, business admin etc to get you out of the house-keeping zone IYKWIM.