And since we all are sharing our personal experiences...
I plan to put my career on hold when I become a mom so I can stay home with my kids (And "boredom" isn't a word in my vocabulary because my kids and I will frequent the zoo, parks, museums, stay active, go outside, etc, cause we gangstas like that).
I'm a maternal person and being with my kids would make me happy. I prefer to be their main caregiver and wouldn't be comfortable sending my children to daycare.
My mom was a SAHM while my father worked outside the house , and am so appreciative of that because it had soooo many benefits to my siblings and I as children and even now as adults.
Unfortunately, our society insults and looks down on SAHMs and doesn't give enough respect to the role of being a homemaker.
While I encourage women to make sacrifices, if they can, in other areas of their lives to be with their children, especially during their formative years (studies show the important of a strong mother-child bond and mother's presence during these years), but I recognize the reality is that there are many women who work, some out of choice and others out of necessity, and frankly that's not anyone's business but their own.
To each his/her own.
Every parent should take time to research, contemplate, and decide what's best for their family.