I haven't worked in 3 years since hubby and I decided it would be best for me to stay home with our kiddos. Our oldest will be starting kindergarten next year and I would really like to go back to work, however I will still have 3 young children to put into daycare. The estimated cost for all 3 is about $1500 a month, and I believe thats on the low end of it! Jobs around here are crap.. I totaled it up and even if I found a job working FULL time at $10 an hour, my income would be around $1600 a month. Totally NOT worth going to work and being away from the kids ALL day for an extra $100 a month (if that). I just don't know what to do! I am at a loss! We aren't in desperate need of the extra money, but let's just say it would really be nice to have so that we can start doing some extra stuff around here for ourselves. My hubby works hard to pay our bills and put food on the table but at the end of the month there isn't a whole lot left. I want to contribute in some kind of way but I just don't know how! How do some of you ladies do it? I wish it were as simple as going out and getting a part time weekend job or night job.. but my husband is military and isnt ALWAYS here and available to be home with the kids during that time.
Same here i haven't worked in 4 years and i have 3 children but i would really like to start working again in the near future, so i calculated up the cost too. Where i live is kind of an expensive area so the most reasonable price for daycare that i could find would be 1650 a month uugh crazy and that wasn't even the daycare of my choice that was the cheapest i could find i am extremely picky when it comes to choosing the right place for my kids. I even talked to several daycare places that were hiring about me working there and if they would discount my kids but they all said they could only discount 1 at 15% off...so pretty much not even worth it. So right now it would definitely outweigh what i could be bringing home. My plan for now is to wait till my two oldest start school and then put my youngest in childcare before i start working again. Good luck to ya
Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 12:48 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Have you considered getting a job at a daycare? Most give employees half off tuition and some even give free tuition.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:06 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:12 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
Sadly, this is a question that needs to be asked BEFORE the kids are born. We are a 2 career family, have always lived in expensive areas of the country and always knew that both of us would maintain careers while raising the kids. We put pen to paper and crunched the #s- in the 90s (kids are now 23, 20), our daycare for 3 days a week was 1000/month in the San Francisco area. We only paid/pay 2000/month for them to attend private HS and college a decade later. IMO, if you can not afford to pay daycare costs, you have TOO many kids for your salary. I am a nurse and was making roughly 35/hr in 1990- Yes, working PT absolutely was worth the added money, and now in my early 50's, I am semi-retired!
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