I appreciate this quote by Booker T. Washington:
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
The work at home mom may not have reached an elevated position (professionally) but she surely has overcome obstacles, probably every day. Obstacles like unsupportive friends or former colleagues, having to forgo the perks of corporate employment, stepping out of her comfort zone, just to name a few.
And so she is a success!