and takes care of our son, who started kindergarten at the same time. But he is a lobbyist, and is looking to get back into the workforce full time. That will increase our income anywhere from $15-40K/year more, depending on if he goes nonprofit, governmental or private.

For the summer, my parents will babysit because they will be in town, but the leave the first week in Aug. At that time, I’ll have to adjust my hours. He has mild special needs (and is only 6) and can’t be in school/aftercare from 7:45 to 6:00 pm. It shouldn’t affect my base salary but will probably mean I won’t bonus as much. As he matures, we can look into more after school care options but in the short term… The reduction in bonus won’t be anywhere near what my husband’s income increase will be.