Have you ever wondered if your income is making some if any difference in the overall income of the house?
There are many different criteria to take into consideration when making the decision to start/continue working or to stay home. One is the money aspect. I just came across this great calculator, Chatelaine's "The Stay-at-home calculator", that I thought may help you identify how much you do contribute to the household income. After you've found out how much you can/do contribute, think if the trade off is worth it. Is your child in school during those hours anyway? Will your child have most of their interaction with babysitters and be taught morals and life principles from them instead of you? Who is your child building a relationship with to turn to when pressing questions come up? Are you spending sufficient time with them to satisfy your parental duties/needs and the childs' needs?