Although I've still got time (I'm only 6 weeks pregnant) I'm trying to make decisions about work and daycare. My main concern is my commute, which is 55-65 minutes each way by car. There are no carpool/transit options, and I can't move, as DH has to live where we do for his job. So I'm trying to decide if I can do the commute with a baby, and if it would be better to look at daycare options near home or near work. I work full time plus a little, so if it was near home it would have to have good extended care options. DH is gone a lot and has the worlds random-est schedule when he is home, so pickup and drop off will have to be on me.
Anyone have recommendations on near home or near work for daycare? Or encouraging stories about dealing with a long commute with a new baby?