This article in the Guardian rings a bell for many of our friends and ourselves too. Childcare is expensive and for those who go back to work have very little extra money to contribute to the household since most get eaten up by childcare. In our own household we we both work part time till the little one is old enough to go to school. It helps us both to stay economically active whilst caring for the family.
The question you need to ask yourself is what is best for yourself and the others?
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