Childcare Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seven Considerations When Choosing Childcare

    In addition to considering colors for the nursery and what type of stroller to use, working mothers also have the enormous task of deciding what kind of care provider they will select for their children.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.