Before I had kids, I always thought I’d be a stay-at-home mom. I loved being around kids. At family events I’d always be the one entertaining and taking care of my younger cousins. When I was with friends who already had babies, I’d be begging to hold them. I dreamt of the day when I got to be a mom and hoped I’d be lucky enough to be able to stay at home with them until they reached school age, raising them into the most perfect, gentle, kind-hearted humans that my (four) kids would be.