We wanted the best childcare possible for our boys. We felt that was so much more important than a bigger house, fancy cars, or lavish vacations, which we could have afforded had we used daycare instead. We’re probably not the typical MBF family (income-wise), especially not when we first hired a nanny 6 years ago! At the same time, my husband and I both feel that having the flexibility a nanny provides has helped us each advance in our careers at a much faster pace. Having a wonderful nanny has been a blessing to our family in so many ways!