By Elle Baker
When their son was 5 months old, Sutton Stokes and his wife Amy "couldn't bear the thought of leaving him" in day care. But there were times when both of them needed to be working. After researching it, however, they determined that the cost of day care for the hours they needed "was too expensive," Sutton says, so "Amy just started working less instead."
With the high cost of child care and the time apart from their son, they reached the same conclusion many parents do: Sometimes it doesn't make financial sense for both parents to work. But if you are willing to work where your children are, or take them with you to your workplace, it is possible to get the satisfaction (and paycheck) of working without draining the bank account. And you and your children can benefit from the arrangement.