Nicole, I could never run a day care. I don't have that kind of patience. I so admire you for that. I stayed home for the first year after dx. I used to work as a janitor because the buildings I cleaned didn't have an official scedualed time, and I could go in right after closing and start, or I could delay and go in at midnight. As long as I was done by 4am it was all good. I hated that job though, and by the time I was done I had enough buildings that it wasn't as flexible, and I was up all night getting them done. I quit right before Christmas so that I could be awake with the kids. I then moved onto doing in store demos on the weekends, but that was temporary. I have another asignment through them, but I think I am going to do full time regular day job. Julia's in school all day now, and we have a really good after school program at the Y that she can go to if I work a little later. It's a very personal choice. Whatever you decide to do will totally depend on your families needs.