How important do you think it is to have one parent home with a growing child? I was a stay at home mom until my youngest turned 5. I felt it was important for me to be there for them when they were that young. Once they all started school, I went back to work. It was difficult economically, but I feel it was well worth it. Whether it be a mom or dad, I personally feel one parent should find a way to be a stay at homer for the childs first 5 years at least. Thoughts?