We can't afford for me not to work. We're in a lucky situation though where DP works shift, so I'll work while he's at home with the kiddies, and they go to DC 1 day a week. So my other days 'pay' for the daycare. Otherwise I'd *just* be bringing in some income at the end of the day.
I have NFI how people afford the$180/day. It's all supply and demand though. Huge demand, they supply, at ridiculous prices!