child care

My Struggle to Make It Through Split-Shift Parenting

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I'm due to pick up my boy at 4:40 on the dot from daycare. That means I must leave work by 4:30. The problem? It hasn't always been happening. You see, to save on child care cost, and to minimize the time our son spends at daycare, my husband and I agreed to change our... Read more

Nanny Murder Case: Keeping Our Children Safe When We’re Away

Nanny Murder Case
Guest post by Melissa Chapman It's a mother's unfathomable nightmare. The idea that the person in whose hands you leave your kids could turn around and harm them. It's a situation every working parent grapples with; finding that perfect combination of love, affection and street smart sense in an individual who will care... Read more

When Your Family Is Your Day Care

Every family has to tackle the "Who will take care of baby" question. In the case of a stay-at-home parent, it's the parent. In the case of two working parents, it gets more complicated as there are lots of options: Parents working opposite schedules, so a parent is always available Using a day care center... Read more

Average Child Care Costs In Each State — Where’s Yours On This List?

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Looks like college isn’t the only thing parents should save for. Child Care Aware of America (CCAA) recently reported that the cost of child care has increased to the point where some families simply can’t afford it. CCAA reported the cost of child care for infants, four-year-olds and school-age children, and found some unsettling... Read more

Wow! Google’s Awesome New Maternity Leave Policies

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It’s a good time to work at Google. The company has changed its maternity leave policy, in hopes of keeping more women with the company. This change came after executives realized there were far fewer women working for the company than men. After data analysis, Google’s execs pinpointed two big issues that influenced women to... Read more

Should Parents Be Anti-Daycare?

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Over at our sister site The Blush, blogger Katie Hellmuth-Martin wrote an interesting post about how she never thought she'd send her daughter to day care, but gradually got over her fear and found that she loves having her daughter to what she calls "baby school." Check out her take here. What do... Read more