My sisinlaw, who is a SAHM for about 6 years worked again just at the latter part of 2009. She wanted to have an extra income for her family that's why she wanted to work again. Good thing is that she got a work at a local cooperative where she do paper works (accounting) 2x a week. Her salary is a good addition to their income.
On the other side she also sells Avon products, MSE (shoes and clothing) and even health insurance. She even wanted to venture into other things and later on maybe she'll be giving me home insurance quotes as an added income for her. At least she is trying her best to have sideline business for her family.