In 2013, this topic continues to be a source of debate and discussion. It’s not hard to figure out why. In the hey days of the early 2000’s, when the economy was soaring, many high powered Moms, working 60 hours a week, just threw down their laptops and said—“Enough! I can’t take it anymore!” It was just too hard to balance a big job (lawyer, doctor, or business executive) with taking care of two or three young children. They were fried. At that time, there was a lot of media attention given to this group of women that left their jobs to be able to see their children off in the morning, be... Read More
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Many Americans are concerned about the rising cost of health care. But what about the rising cost of childcare? What about poor access to affordable, reliable care?
I remember when our girls were little, I worked full-time (like many fathers) and my wife worked part-time. When we had our first child, we had a local teenager (18 years old) take care of Maya when Diane worked. It worked out okay for a while, but then our childcare provider started having major boyfriend problems. That was our first of many childcare crises.
Then we tried family daycare. Maya stayed with a... Read More