We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Most important job in the world"? You betcha. It can be joyful, boring as heck, frustrating, and mindless drudgery. In my opinion, Moms need plentiful adult-oriented breaks from child-rearing tasks, and the husband must always be the priority. The best way to kill a marriage is to make the kids more important than the spouse.
And I will say, husbands, give your stay-at-home moms a break by taking care of the kids for a bit each night. Pick a job you like to do: giving them a bath, feeding, playing, etc. Otherwise, it will be very hard for your wife to make you a priority.
Babies don't stop crying, pooping or fussing just because you want your wife's full attention on you at times.
Also, VERY hard to turn off mommy brain when kids are little.
I was most thankful that my stay-at-home wife devoted most all of her attention to our five kids. First, she was much better at child care than me. Secondly, it kept her attention off my manly behavior. And finally, it allowed me to do what I did best, namely work a lot of hours to provide for and support my family. Kids are grown and gone now and she has way too much time to devote to improving me.