I quit my job in order to spend more time with the baby and now I have the opportunity to work part time. I'd get half my salary, and need to put the babe in childcare from 12-5 daily. My commute is about half and hour to 35 min and I would work 3 hours a day plus some work from home. Daycare at the centers isn't going to work because they don't offer part time so I'm going to have to find someone who watches children in their home (which is another thread entirely).
So after childcare and gas I'm bringing home less than half of the paycheck. It's not that much to begin with and frankly I'm not sure it's worth it. Hubby makes enough so that we have something left over at the end of each month and can still do things like go out, take vacations (though simple ones), etc. We just have to be more frugal, so going out once a week instead of multiple times, etc.
It's a lot of extra on my end: having to pick up, drop off, pump, prep meals, etc.
WWYD? I imagine I'll get a lot of different types of responses here...