A couple of months ago on Corporette, we discussed how much you should spend on housing costs, and today we’re going to talk about something that often looms just as large in the minds of working moms: the cost of daycare. Lately, the news seems to be full of articles about the cost of daycare … Read More about The Cost of Daycare: What Do You Spend?
Backup Childcare Strategies
What does your backup childcare situation look like, ladies? How many backup layers do you have, how did you decide on those, and has your backup plan ever failed you? In my experience, there are two main times this can come up: your sitter/nanny can cancel — or your child may be too sick to send to … Read More about Backup Childcare Strategies
Daycare: Near Home or Work?
Is the best daycare near home — or work? We’ve talked in broad strokes about the pros and cons of different childcare options, but not specifically this. A reader wrote in pondering this question a while ago, so let’s discuss. First, here’s her question: Kat, I’ve searched the site but I can’t see that you’ve … Read More about Daycare: Near Home or Work?
Daycare Tips for Working Moms FROM Working Moms
Here’s a fun topic: what are your best daycare tips for working moms? What are the things that only friends will tell you about daycare (such as dress your child as cute as possible); what have you learned the hard way by the way of daycare tips? When readers were discussing baby clothing and daycare … Read More about Daycare Tips for Working Moms FROM Working Moms
Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons