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Submission + - Choosing to program or stay at home with the kids

An anonymous reader writes: I have been back working for 10 months after taking a one year leave of absence to stay at home with our first baby. I loved it, but also love programming, so I went back to work. Now our second child is here, and I'm thinking about going back to being Mr. Mom for a few years until the kids are in grade school. My question is, if I quit doing software development for 5 years, how hard would it be to get back into it? I have six years experience now and a BS in CSci. Thoughts on what my chances would be of getting a job with a company at an entry level since my skills would probably be out of date? What could I do for a few hours per week to keep my skills at least somewhat up to date? Thanks.

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