Re: Do both of you work outside of the home and raise kids?..
Both my husband and I work full time, I work 5 days a week, he works anywhere from 5 to 7, depending on the job he is at, he works in construction. We could probably survive on his income, but it makes it a whole lot easier to have 2, and we get to do more, take the kids places.
I have it a little easier because my mom babysits my son, and my daughter if she's off school. I feel ok going to work knowing they are with my mom all day.
In all honesty, I could not be a STHM. I need to get out of the house and do something, I've always been that way, I have a hard time being in the same place all the time. Plus I love my job, I love going there and the people I work with are amazing.