3 years ago, I stepped away from a good paying job with lots of perks and great co workers to start a family. It was the best decision I could have made. Now, I'm itching to re-join the professional work force. I've even been on interviews and actually got a job offer in a completely new field; but declined. We decided that our children benefit more from staying at home with me. Any suggestions on how I can stay 'connected' to the professional world, so that when I do return, it doesn't appear that I've been on vacation for years - which often times is looked down upon.