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    Childcare Costs Kill the Economy and The American Dream

    I had to give up a very good job with benefits after having our 2nd (and final) child. How is it that $20+ hr plus health, paid maternity leave, 3 weeks paid vacation, all paid holidays, and 13 paid sick days is still not enough to be able to afford quality ...
    —TriciaMaine

    unemployed in teaching la...

    unemployed in teaching laid off
    —VeronicaNew Jersey

    The Black Abyss

    I have had great child care and I have had crappy child care and I have had no child care. I was young when I had my son and my mother and the child's father were very wishy washy about the support they provided. I tried to work and go to school. Child ...
    —AnonymousOhio

    Day care close

    The Day care, Discovery Point, my daughter was going to for more than 2 years, closed in one day, without any notice, on friday 6-11-10, if we desenroll a child we have to give 2 weeks notice, why they don't?

    what about the moms who work ?

    and the kids ...

    —EvelinaGeorgia

    My husband and I never ha...

    My husband and I never had to pay for childcare before. I worked part-time in the mornings and he worked the afternoon/evening shift, so we were able to split childcare duties for our son. My husband lost his job last November and we have since had our ...
    —AnonymousVirginia

    Babysitters Gone Bad

    Childcare has always been a huge issue for me. My first pregnancy resulted in twins. Everywhere I looked, the cost of daycare was more than what I could make. I was forced to stay home until they turned one year old when the price dropped. The same thing ...
    —AnonymousSouth Carolina

    Working or caring for your child

    I really don't have a story except that I am currently a single mother in the middle of a divorce and can not find affordable, acceptable child care to allow me to reenter the work force. To work a minimum wage job and pay $10/hour child care, just doesn't ...
    —StephaniePennsylvania

    I had always worked night...

    I had always worked nights. My husband works nights. It just fit. When our daughter came into our life, it was a struggle to find someone willing to come to our home and watch her overnight. My husband and I worked it out so we had different days off ...
    —AnonymousMassachusetts

    Toddler Tuition

    I was lucky enough to find excellent child care for my daughter when I decided to finish my education. I now am a full time wife and mother, a full time student, and I also work part time to cover my daughter's tuition, which is about three times what ...
    —SandraArizona

    Toddler Tuition

    I was lucky enough to find excellent child care for my daughter when I decided to finish my education. I now am a full time wife and mother, a full time student, and I also work part time to cover my daughter's tuition, which is about three times what ...
    —SandraArizona

    After only 2 months of u...

    After only 2 months of (unpaid) maternity leave, I headed back to work and my son went to daycare. My husband and I both work in professional jobs in New York City and probably bring home what is considered a higher than average income...but we still ...
    —JenniferNew Jersey

    "Gotta Baby Complex?"

    I am currently working on my dream of quality childcare in the state of Maryland. Currently a Pediatric Nurse for a group home, Second Family Inc. We have been blessed with the opportunity to care for underdeveloped kids.

    I have been doing this for ...

    —Valkyrie Maryland

    I knew we had found the r...

    I knew we had found the right preschool for my 3 year old son on his first day of school, when I walked into his room -- late, the last mother there -- and found his teacher holding him in her arms, snuggling with him while they watched for me out the ...
    —AnonymousSouth Carolina

    My inlaws watch my childr...

    My inlaws watch my children, otherwise, I could not work and we would probably be on welfare.
    —AnonymousMassachusetts

    Sacrifice

    When my now 10 year was born I paid $150 a week & on the months where there were 5 weeks that came to $750.00. (at the time I made less than $13.00 dollars an hour) I was told that the special handling of my breast milk added to the cost. While I probably ...
    —AnonymousTennessee

    For the Next Generation...

    I certainly remember how my mother and father took two jobs each, one of which was doing gardening work for our church parish, just to make sure that they could pay for the tuition for my brother, my sister, and myself. My parents would sacrifice almost ...
    —Jose RicardoCalifornia

    No problem, IF you can afford it!

    We happen to have excellent care for our child . Why? Because I am fortunate enough to be employed at a major private university that has excellent care affiliated with it. And because we are able to pay MORE PER MONTH THAN FOR OUR MORTGAGE for it.

    It ...

    —SandraConnecticut

    We are a two child family...

    We are a two child family that goes to a downtown portland oregon childcare/kindergarten. My husband and I both work downtown portland as well. We pay a mortgage payment ($1500) each month to have our kids at this safe school close to where we work. It's ...
    —AnonymousOregon

    My husband and I both wor...

    My husband and I both work full-time. We have one child in kindergarten (public schools, finally!) and an infant. We are extremely fortunate to have family in the area who help with daycare issues (it has been my mother's almost full-time job - without ...
    —AnonymousMichigan

    My husband and I both wor...

    My husband and I both work full-time. We have one child in kindergarten (public schools, finally!) and an infant. We are extremely fortunate to have family in the area who help with daycare issues (it has been my mother's almost full-time job - without ...
    —AnonymousMichigan
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