so dh and I have started talking about ttc for #2. I've started looking into childcare costs for a second with the view to returning to work probably somewhere between the 9-12m mark.
I've just found out my daycare doesn't offer a discount for a second child. so based on my current 3 days of work, 2 kids in daycare at the current rate would be almost $800 (this is before any ccb/ccr). there's basically almost no point going to work when childcare costs so much, I'd be lucky to be left with a small pittance after childcare costs!
so how do people do it? we'd be totally reliant on daycare as we don't have family/free childcare. it's been suggested to me that we move closer to family but I question whether we should have to uproot our lives like this?
I guess the other alternative is to not go back to work til the eldest is in kinder, but I'll be a dinosaur by then and I want to be working, if only part time. being a SAHM long term is not for me.
I'm starting to stress out and am realizing suddenly why so many of our friends only have the one!!