Hopefully I can be of some help here. Im married and my wife is a homewife. She stays at home with the children and works part time as a dog obedience trainer. However, the small amount of money that brings in does not come close to covering the expenses of our four person family. Kids are expensive as you know! However, it ultimately all came down to a few things:
1.) Do we have the control to not overspend when we see $9,000+ in the bank?
2.) What is more important, spending time with my children or working and going to school everyday?
3.) Am I truly committed?
Just remember that nursing school is a very short period of your life. It's like a passing season. It was a no brainer for me to live off of student loans. My grades shot up when I left my job behind and my relationship with my family at home is also much better. Im sitting at a 3.5GPA.
Again, remember that this is a short season of your life. You are paving for yourself a future with a solid career. You may have to take some risks. Stay the course, remember those who have gone before you, and Never give up.
Hope this helped.