For anyone contemplating staying at home or for the parent who does, this book is a good resource. Includes the pros & cons of both staying at home and being a working parent. Has stategies for planning financially, coping with the emotional ups & downs of caring for kids 24/7, tips for keeping your own identity other than "mom" or "dad" and having your own personal time. also offers advice on seeking support from other stay at home parents. A gem!