Seattle was recently ranked 9th in the country for the most expensive cities to raise an infant.

Childcare costs can be a determining factor whether new parents go back to work, stay home with their kids, or find childcare.

For some couples having one parent stay home is the best option financially. I miss my job, I was a social worker and loved it, Ginny Baxter is now a full-time stay at home mom.

Baxter and her husband did the math and realized having one parent stay home was more affordable.

Baxter eventually hopes to go back to work and in the meantime she is planning to study psychiatric nursing.

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