It isn't an easy decision to choose between daycare vs. a stay at home mom lifestyle. Both have benefits and disadvantages, and each side should be studied and considered closely before deciding.
Here is a comparison of using daycare vs. being a stay at home mom or dad to help you decide.
|Daycare||Stay at home mom|
|It is easier to pursue your career and feel more connected to the work world, and you won't sacrifice career goals||You will get more quality time with your children, and can still pursue work from home mom opportunities|
|You will bring in more money with a regular paycheck||You will earn no money or possibly less money working from home, but you will spend far less (on daycare costs especially)|
|You get more time around adults and a chance to pursue adult activities||You get more time with your children|
|Your child will get more socializing in a daycare setting||You will have time during the day for child classes and play dates with other moms|
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