[twitter]When both parents make the choice to work full-time, the convenience and affordability of childcare needs to be factored in to the equation.
Maybe you’re lucky and have family that live close by, or can afford to have one parent stay t home, but that’s not the case for us. 3 weeks after our second son was born, we moved from Vancouver, to Calgary. An 11 hour drive from our nearest relatives.
There was going to be no built-in babysitter.
For the first 14 months, my wife stayed at home on maternity leave, and then she started looking for work, and a Nanny.
Our friends called it a marriage saver. For us, living with a Nanny has been awkward, convenient, and for our son, almost deadly.