Childcare

  • Family Adjusting to Mom Going Back to Work

    Have you recently returned to work after maternity leave and your happy, well-behaved one-year-old is now whiny and seems sad all the time? Going back to work is an adjustment for the entire family.

  • Stay-at-Home Moms Aren't Free Daycares

    Stay-at-home moms face lots of daily challenges. What happens when a good friend starts to take advantage of a mom who chooses to stay home? Find out what one mother's solution is.

  • Kids in Home Day Care Need to Move More

    A study by the American College of Sports Medicine found that, on average, two- to four-year-olds in home day care were inactive for 264 of the 330 minutes when the children were awake.

  • Bye, Bye Baby! Help Your Child Survive Separation Anxiety

    Saying good-bye is hard to do, especially if you're the parent of a small child who suffers from separation anxiety. There is good reason behind your toddler's tears; these helpful solutions can make your "so long's" a little less stressful.

  • Wash, Rinse, Repeat!

    The daily grind. Another day in paradise sans paradise. You get up at an indescribable hour to begin preparation for the day ahead. You quietly tiptoe around to try not to wake the sleeping children so that you can have those ever-sought-after moments of peace in the shower alone.

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    What is your working mother method? Some really helpful info on the choices that working mothers make. www.primarydilemma.com

  • Managing the Work-Family Dilemma

    Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?

  • Choosing the Right Breast Pump

    Breast feeding has significant benefits to both mother and baby. With many moms returning to work before the baby is ready to wean, information on choosing the best pump is essential.

  • Balancing Working from Home and Motherhood: Not an Easy Task

    The decision to go back to work after having your first child is an agonizing one. Most moms go back to work with a heavy heart and hope that one day they won't feel guilty about leaving their child with someone else all day.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts Facts for Families with Children

    FSAs cover more than just the trip to the doctor's office. Think of FSAs as being very broad when it comes to health or medical expenses -- the odds are that something is covered by it if you are ever curious.

  • Sick Kids and Daycare: When to Send Them

    Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:

  • Stay-at-Home Moms Aren't Free Daycares

    Stay-at-home moms face lots of daily challenges. What happens when a good friend starts to take advantage of a mom who chooses to stay home? Find out what one mother's solution is.

  • Daycare vs. Nannycare: The Pros and Cons

    Choosing childcare is one of the most difficult jobs of new parents. In-home care or out of home care, daycare or private home -- discover the pros and cons of the various options.

  • A Babysitter for Toddlers

    If the question is "Can I leave my toddler with our twelve-year-old daughter?" the answer is No! Babysitting has not received the attention it truly deserves. Remember, you are entrusting your child's life with this person.

  • Finding a Daycare

    QUESTION

    Dear Mr. Dad,

    My wife and I are shopping around for day care. How can we tell if the facility will offer the proper care?

  • Juggling Work and Family

    Feeling a little stressed? Struggling to keep all the balls in the air? Here are some of the "sanity savers" that I learned from master jugglers -- women who were balancing work and family -- tips for staying sane when you're struggling to juggle your working life with the rest of your life.

  • Pros and Cons of Family Members as Sitters

    If you're a parent who lives near close relatives, chances are that you'll turn to those family members to a little free babysitting every now and again. Hey, why not? It's reliable, safe, loving and more than affordable or is it?

  • Choosing the Right Breast Pump

    Breast feeding has significant benefits to both mother and baby. With many moms returning to work before the baby is ready to wean, information on choosing the best pump is essential.

  • Protect Your Child from Flu

    You've done your homework, researching and interviewing to find the best care for your child, but is your caregiver-nanny, babysitter, daycare worker or family member-protected against the flu?

  • Kids in Home Day Care Need to Move More

    A study by the American College of Sports Medicine found that, on average, two- to four-year-olds in home day care were inactive for 264 of the 330 minutes when the children were awake.