The decision to work for mothers isn't fixed. A recent New York Times article showcases the fluctuation of working and stay at home moms versus the "Mommy Wars" polarization.
Research shows that millions of moms since the 1970s left and returned to the workplace.
According to the UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, a 2015 study of Mothers' Long-Term Employment Patterns revealed that research typically focuses on return to work upon maternity leave or the first few years after birth. Employment in the long game for mother's consists of much more (i.e. part-time work, etc.) and is an underdeveloped story.
This is true in my career journey.
Working parents, what has the return to work or career pivot looked like in your home? How was it evolved long-term?