My wife and I are thinking about having one parent stay home with the kids while the other is in med school. Anybody know if this is possible? My wife and I were both latch-key kids (kids with a single parent who worked usually long after we got home from school). Both of us essentially raised ourselves. We are very committed to having at least one parent, if not both, home with the kids at all times when they are growing up. I understand that med school racks up a lot of hours on a person's day. 1) Is it possible to have a two-parent family, where one parent is in school all day and the other stays home with the children? 2) Or is med school so expensive that at least one partner needs to be working to keep the family afloat?