Do you really want to work? Or do you want to go for job just to prove a point to society and family and daughter and husband and get respect ( I totally understand your feelings even if you do )? NO: others have given good suggestions to deal with nosy friends and relatives who comment on your SAHM status...I'm a homemaker and SAHM too and I really appreciate what sahms do for their families..I do get a few questions now and then but till know I've not been insulted like that by a one..I usually just reply that I w at to give attention to family for sometime then think if career...or that I'm waiting for good opportunity etc..mostly people don't probe further .. YES : then accept the job offer and go for it...initially the pay will be less but if the job is interesting and you like it your self confidence will improve...you will feel good about being financially independent etc..initially work life balance maybe tough but maybe after a while you'll figure out how to manage stuff..of course lot of key will be spent on after school care and you would be super busy and tired but if u enjoy the work and if the career growth is good why not? What if you are able to get good work experience and salary increment in this job ..what if this work exp helps you to get a lucrative job in another company when you decide to make a career change..30 minutes drive is ok compared to some ladies who have to drive 30-40 miles etc for work..you know in India., it takes me 1 hour just to travel 4 - 5 km due to heavy traffic! Can you give it a try...if you're unable to manage and you feel you don't like the job or feel happier as a home maker you can always quit...and try again when your child is slightly older or try for part time and wfh jobs after a break... ( I wanted to reply in an encouraging way, this is what I'd have told if my close friend or sister was in same situation)..