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.

  • Childcare Definitions

    Do you need a babysitter or a mother’s helper? How is an au pair different from a nanny? What does a doula even do anyway? If you’ve ever been confused about your child care choices, use this handy list to help sort through the definitions.

  • 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.

  • Seven Tips for Hiring a Babysitter

    "Take some time for yourselves. Create a date night. Hire a babysitter and spend quality quiet time together. But finding a babysitter who has a similar parenting style to your own is no easy task. More and more parents are struggling to find a compatible, reputable babysitter, even if it's for a few hours a month.

  • How to Hire a Babysitter Online

    Hiring a babysitter used to be such a simple process: plan a night out, call the neighborhood girl to come over, pay her a few dollars an hour and enjoy your evening. These days it isn't so easy. Check out these helpful tips!

  • Managing the Work-Family Dilemma

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

  • 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.