Recently, a friend confessed that she has been feeling really guilty about leaving her toddler when she goes to work. He has been crying and saying, "mommy don't leave me!" Nothing tugs at the heart of a working mom like hearing her child plead for her to stay.
I don't have very good insight and don't have a textbook response. Instead, I have experience.
What you do when your child begs you not to go to work?
Here's a link to the article: http://workingmoms.about.com/od/todaysworkingmoms/a/What-To-Say-When-Your-Kid-Cries-dont-Go-To-Work-Mom.htm
Here's what it looks like when working moms leave the house.