I am interested in home schooling for a number of reasons, which I will explain if it's necessary. But for now...I have some questions. Currently my husband is employed full time M-F 8-5. I am employed part time. I work two 12 hour shifts/week, and we are very much dependant on my income. I see no way of making ends meet without either of our incomes. I think that we could home school on the days that I am not working. But my dilemma is what to do with the kids while I am at work. Currently they go to the YMCA before/after care at their school. I've thought of hiring a sitter, but I am concerned about the real life feasibility of this...there are a lot of "what ifs" involved with that. What if the sitter decides she doesn't want to do this after all, what if the sitter is sick, what if my changing schedule makes keeping a sitter difficult...etc. We used daycare before they were old enough for school, but their old daycare doesn't watch school agers during the day. I'm at a block on what to do. I'm sure there are other homeschooling families out there where the mom works part-time. Or, is this a pipe dream?