My wife and I have been contemplating starting a family but to be truthful, we got/get scared when we look into what daycare is running now a days. My question to those that have both husband and wife working the same shift with no family living close by to help, how do you come up with about the extra $1000 a month to pay for daycare? In both my wife and I's case, we can only work 8-5 as she works in the banking industry and I am project manager in the construction field so there is no one working first and the other working third shift. I am at the point where I am thinking that when we do decide to start a family is to get a part-time job. Any inputs or advice would greatly be appreciated.