A few weeks ago, I had posed this question and I got feedback that it was upto me to make this decision. So I am deciding to put my two kids in after-care - it will be $325 per month. No neighbors will watch the kids for 1/2 hr while I finish subbing and get home. We can afford this money although we have to watch our finances, what with the bad economy etc. My husband has a good job and we are ok money-wise. If I don't sub, I am totally off the radar and stop networking. I am hoping to land an aide's job, save some money, get experience and go thru teacher certification. What do you all think? Am I making a stupid financial decision? On a good week, I could sub 3x/week. Our district has too many subs and I have to watch Aesop like a hawk and get on more preferred lists. THanks so much for any opinions. Although I have made my decision, I just need people to tell me that this is ok. I go crazy at home thinking about all the sub jobs and face-time I am missing.