Though David Lesser said he enjoyed being home with his 3-year-old daughter, he told ABC News that he had to check his ego at the door.
"I did feel guilty ... that I wasn't bringing in money, that we had to cut some corners here and there and we couldn't always do what we wanted to do because my wife was making money and I wasn't," he said. "I kind of wish I could be doing something. ... But I think I got over that for now."
His wife said that having him stay home was not only about not spending money on childcare and Penny's security, it was also about which of the two were better suited for the job of parent 24/7.
"He is more patient. ... He is more easygoing. He's just so perfectly suited to being home with her and helping her thrive in that environment," said Allister Lesser, who returned to her job as a fundraiser. "There is no way I could do the job that he does. ... I know he's a lot better at [staying home] than I am."
"Sadly, I know [being a stay-at-home mom] is not the right job for me. I have a job that has a lot of hours involved and I really, really love what I do, but there's no way I could keep those hours without knowing that Penny was home with Dave," she said.
David Lesser said he had no regrets about leaving his job and was excited that they would be adding a baby boy to their family in April.
"I knew deep down inside that I was not going to be a good lawyer. It wasn't a good fit. ... That career path was a mistake," he said. "I never had that passion as an attorney. I do have that passion as a dad."