I agree that it is very important to have a parent at home during the school year, especially if we go the ps route (which we are leaning toward right now, with lots of enrichment at home
My personal "end goal" is to become a DVM, but I still have to finish my bachelors degree (long story, but I'm sure some will understand - basically overbearing mother and lack of finances got me out of school and in a job, and then I found a wonderful man and together we decided I wanted to a mom before a vet). So the current "plan" is that I will go back to college when #2 starts school, and limit my classes so that I can be home when the kids are home and we can have some study time together (of course I also plan to hang out at the library some on my own so that I *really* study LOL). This kinda slow track puts me at starting vet school in my 30's, but still being done before 40. Sounds perfect to me as when I have talked to people I would consider potential clients, it seems my stature (why should height be a consideration?? honestly at 5ft I promise I'm still strong enough to handle cattle and horses!!) and my age seem to turn them off. Hopefully if I'm nearer 40 with two children I'll garner more respect
Oh, and during those years when I am in vet school and heavily involved in interning, dh will only be working part-time, and his end goal is be a SAHD once I'm established. We are slowly but surely putting $ aside for that time.
So there wasn't quite a catagory for me to vote!!