childcare costs keep us on public assistance and in debt
I am a stay at home mom, but would be working outside the home if I could afford childcare. Money is tight and a second income would mean we'd be able to stop getting into debt and surviving on public assistance. But the cost of childcare is prohibitive. It would cost more for childcare for my kids (8months and 3) than I could bring in working full time. It would put us even further into debt. And that is not for private daycare, that is for the sliding scale childcare offered by the military (my husband is a servicemember). Affordable childcare would mean my family could pay our student loans, graduate out of the WIC program, and actually put money towards savings for our future.