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I'd figure out if I could afford to stay home. Remember to subtract the daycare costs because SAH, you wouldn't need it.
Compare what you'd have coming in if you SAH and what you'd have coming in if you went to work.
It would mostly depend on the job. Which is why I am NOT working. If it is something you'd enjoy doing, making enough to support daycare-with $$$ left AFTER daycare/work expenses, I say take the job.
If it is something you don't care for or wouldn't enjoy, or that would ONLY cover the work/daycare expenses, I say PASS.
Agreed! I weighed Mine out and was actually making $1.50 an hour after daycare, travel time, gas etc! Take a look at all of that. It's such a hard decision. I am also watching Gracie my niece, and do that for $50 cash a week, I can use that for the little extras I need or want and my direct sales commission helps with bills. My husband is a car salesman so it's scary some months because he never really knows what he will bring home each month. Same with my 31 stuff, but we would rather have less stress over being able to afford daycare each week! Here it is $500 a month ($50 less than our house each month!!!) It just made more since for us, but every situation is different. Hope the decision gets easier.