The pride we have in all we accomplish, and all of which we are capable, is the usual reason we give for wanting to remain a Type A. The deeper truth is removing our Type A badge of honor is terrifying. Being Type A gives us purpose, gives our life meaning, keeps us, and those we love safe, and keeps the world spinning on its axis.
The decision of how to juggle work and home can be agonizing. There are elements of guilt on both sides. Those who return to work feel guilty they are missing out, or should stay home for their child's enrichment, and those who stay at home can feel infantilized or discounted professionally. Rarely do we escape the ebbs and flows.