That describes me pretty much. We don't have anyone to watch our daughters on the days they have off school, (i.e given xmas break, in service staff days, 1/2 days, holidays,etc). I've tried putting ads up, and asking people in my neighborhood, but as usual no one can help. We also can't put the girls in daycares around here, because they all want a maximum of 8hours/5days a week. Of course I got laid off at the temp job, so I've been applying to several places that are looking for at home workers. So far though, no one has called me back or responded to my resume(maybe it's because of the holiday season). I hate not having my own money as well. I just feel so trapped, but can't do anything until I have an income coming in. DP works, and has been supporting the family for 5years. I'd would for once, like to start contributing financially.