My two boys (4 yo, 15 mo) have been in daycare since January. Starting next week I will have to start sending them five days a week, vs the 3 they were already going. It is going to cost me $975/month. I have had to take a second job waiting tables appx 5 shifts a week on top of my full-time job just to make ends meet. I'm feeling very frustrated that I have to work a second job just so I can work my first one! Right now my husband makes like $12/hr and they take almost $300 out each paycheck for insurance, so his money barely even counts. He is in school so he can't take a second job. I have to work my first job just to pay our monthly bills. (They aren't extravagant, we don't waste money, don't even have cable tv)
Really I guess I'm just wondering how you do it? How much is daycare for you? Any advice for me?