I am a SAHM to three kids ages 4mo, 22mo, and 4yr. I only worked part-time jobs for a short time as a teenager. I was with my husband almost 11 years and married almost 6 years. It's a long story with many bad years but basically he's bipolar and can't stand to be around his kids and blames us for a lot. The kids and I are living in the house that we bought together and he pays the bills. So basically he pops in and out as he pleases and talks to us like we're crap. He told me just to stay here and he'd pay for it like we had always planned, but he's constantly complaining about having to pay. I wanted to get a job and possibly an apartment, but it was hard enough trying to get a job before kids when I was certified in something. We can't move back in with my mom because she and my brother share a 2 bedroom apartment. My mom's schedule changes so much that she can't babysit. Minimum wage is $8.75 here and daycare is $20 per kid per day. I'm just wondering how other moms have made it work?