Don't Worry, Do Share
The average mother is a worrier. She worries about wasting her education while devoting time to her children; or she worries about her lack of education and its impact on earning power. She worries about leaving the children with paid child-care providers. She is often alone with those worries.
Women everywhere should do their best to insist from the start that their children’s fathers, if present, should take on a share of the emotional and time burden of parenthood as real partners, which is ultimately for the benefit not just of the mother, but also of the children and the partner himself.
If you are not in a couple, then remember that you are taking on an amazing, heroic job, and going it alone may well turn out better than struggling on with a partner who does not play a full part.
And whether single or in a couple, always remember that if you were home full-time you would probably be climbing up the wall before long: it is good for your children to get used to other people and to see you finding fulfilment outside as well as inside the home.
And there are many more studies which find that young children benefit from having working mothers, than those that detect any harm.