Hey yall, I am a new grad RN with 3 months step down experience about to move out of state.. and start a family with my husband! We are thrilled but I have some work concerns. It is our first, so I was going to look for a part time 12hr shift position on a floor at the hospital in our new state.. How did you guys who have kids maneuver this? I am worried about the childcare situation. My husband is active duty Navy and I am worried half my paycheck will go to childcare (a caregiver that is a stranger, to boot). However it is too early to take a year or more off to focus on the baby because I am so new and am worried I won't be able to find a job when I get back into nursing (I eventually would like to be a school RN).
Kinda freaking out.. advice??