I was originally thinking that I could be at home with my daughter for the first 5 months but now that is not going to be possible. So I'd like some opinions on the logistics of child care, especially for commuting moms.
Here's an overview of what I'm looking at:
DH job: close to home, but inflexible in schedule--it would be extremely unlikely that he could leave to get her for illness or whatever reason
Me: far from home (60ish miles, hour+ commute), in school--so very flexible schedule except for 3-4 hours a week I couldn't drop what I was doing without advance notice
So my question is, do I look for childcare close to where I will be or close to home? If we pick close to home (or even in-home care) how big of an issue is it that I couldn't get there for at least an hour and a half?