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Cost of childcare

I have 3 kids, ages 5, 3 and 9 mo. We live in Washington state. Minimum wage is $8.55 per hour. How much is fair to pay a babysitter for a few hours/couple times a week?


How much do you pay for childcare?

I am a teacher at a daycare center in illionis, and I was curious how much other moms pay for daycare? I work with the younger children in the center and for an infant it is...

Started by Amber on 01/24/2010 in Working Moms

Last update on 09/06/2012 by CJ


Cost of Living. What is it where you live?

Ok not really a debate, but it started from the Carpeting or wood floors post from Laura♥♥♥ and just evolved. So I'm wondering what is the cost of living where you are. Or...

Started by ♥♪Megan♫♥ on 02/21/2012 in Hot Topics

Last update on 03/06/2013 by Candice


Best way to cut costs?

Looking for thoughts and ideas on how to cut costs in the household so I can continue to stay home with my baby. Has anyone done anything that did/didn't work you can share?...

Started by Bridgette on 04/15/2011 in Stay At Home Moms

Last update on 05/29/2012 by User


How do people afford childcare?

I have two children that I need a childminder for, although I cant afford much, how do people do this, I cannot claim any benefits or tax credits

Started by Shanessa on 01/01/2010 in Working Moms

Last update on 05/24/2013 by Melissa


day care costs in your area?

Hi everyone! I'm just curious; where are you and what are the daycare costs like in your area? I am in Okotoks, Alberta (Calgary area) and for full time dc is is on average...


childcare - professional or family?

am struggling to choose between putting my 5 year old in after school and holiday clubs or to opt for my parents to look after him, any suggestions or thoughts?

Started by Emma on 08/19/2010 in Working Moms

Last update on 08/26/2010 by Terri


How much do you pay for childcare?

I am blessed to have my sister watching my 2 year old son. She has a son that is 3 months older than mine so they are growing up together. She would do it for free but I pay her...

Started by Cassandra on 04/01/2011 in Working Moms

Last update on 04/10/2013 by Tasha


How does your family afford childcare?

We make decent money but have expensive bills. I am wanting to go back to school for nursing because I am not challenged at my current job. I currently work 13 hour days on my...

Started by User on 06/29/2011 in Working Moms

Last update on 03/07/2013 by Deb


Why is it so hard to find quality childcare...

I'm trying to find care for my son in the $600 range for 4 days per week. Yes I know it's not a lot of money but It's all we can afford right now. The only responses I've...

Started by Katarina on 05/28/2010 in Moms Under 30

Last update on 02/27/2013 by Deb


childcare or camps for the summer

Has anyone else wondered why camps and activity centers think anyone thats a working mom can afford $150 per week per kid? How can my husband and I work when one of our checks...

Started by Diana on 06/08/2014 in Working Moms

Last update on 06/15/2014 by Diana


Cost of Raising Kids?

How much do you think it costs to raise a child? Previous estimates have been in the $10,000 to $15,000 per kid per year. The Fraser Institute (in Canada) just came out with...

Started by Chet on 08/23/2013 in Hot Topics

Last update on 08/26/2013 by Kelly


At breaking point with childcare problems. Help?

For reference, I live in the UK. I am a single mom of a 10month old little girl. In September I am returning to University to continue the degree I was doing when I fell...

Started by User on 06/20/2012 in Single Moms

Last update on 07/06/2012 by Kristin


childcare- cdc or stay home

we are 7 months pregnant and i have to pre register for the cdc here on base and i am not sure if it is a good idea.... i hear all the children are sick all the time and i dont...

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