I get that a lot of people think I'm crazy. Like, I left a $125k a year job to wipe butts and deal with temper tantrums. I wasn't bad at my job, and truthfully I wasn't miserable. Friends of mine who were womens studies majors in college are particularly horrified by me. They see it as a huge step back for women. I volunteer at an alternative high school for teen moms working with STEM research. It's fulfilling work. My sister thinks I'm crazy, because my nephews drive her crazy after a few days. I guess its to each her own. The depending on my husband for money element doesn't scare me. We own our house and cars outright. The kiddos have a decent college fund. I come from a pretty privileged background, and have money of my own set aside. I know that's not the case for most people though, so I really appreciate that I'm able to do what makes me happy.