I just started to research child care prices and day cares in the area, and I am completely blown away. These programs cost more per month than our mortgage! How does that work out?? When do the benefits of being able to go to work for sanity outweigh the costs? I want to be a SAHM but don't feel as though we can financially swing it w/o my income, but we can't afford these outrageous childcare prices! Any suggestions, especially from moms in the area???