Did you stay home with your kids when they were young? I did. I always worked at part-time retail jobs, but nothing career-oriented. Eight years ago when they were all in higher grades, I took some classes in education, got re-certified, and started subbing, since I had been told that was how to get back into teaching. Uh, no, it's not. Districts hire teachers so young the ink on their degrees hasn't dried yet...but they are invariably related to someone...nepotism rules!
I sometimes wish I had kept my full-time marketing job and put the kids in daycare. At least then I would be able to help put them through college. Now I find myself competing with high school students for retail jobs that pay me the same money the kids make, yet I have a college degree and years of experience. When students ask me what they should think of majoring in once they get to college, I tell them all to choose to either: follow their hearts and hope they can make a living at it, or choose a major based on it being a proven money-maker, if there is such a thing anymore. But I tell all of the girls to stay employed and not stay home with their kids!
That way they will be able to enjoy spending Labor Day at home!