I've been a SAHM for most of the time I've had my two boys which is roughly 4 years. I've had part-time jobs but they could always be planned around my husband's schedule so other than a few scheduling conflicts that required an emergency sitter - most of the time my mom just took them - we haven't had to pay for regular childcare. However, recently I got a dream job offer so I took it and this time I can't schedule it around my husband's job at all. For the first time I went searching for good childcare for my 2 boys and OH MY GOSH it's expensive!! I'm not sure if the prices I'm getting are bogus or what!
So my question to you mommies is how much do you pay in childcare? This will help me figure out if what I'm getting quoted is reasonable or not. I know where I live probably affects the pricing (Chicago Land) but dang, just dang!