How much do you pay per month for daycare or are you a stay at home mom?
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Tessla - posted on 03/09/2010
Im a stay at home mom for now..but when i do go back to work where i live they have free day care for single moms or families that dont' make that much. Look it up on the internet. They should have something like that where you live..
Becci - posted on 03/09/2010
I am 37 years old and just had my 3rd child. I was a single mom with the first 2 and had to work, sometimes 2 jobs. With this last baby, I wanted to be here with him and for him. Daycare in my area is more than my husband and I could afford even with a good salary, so it works out all the way around. I finally get to raise my baby! The first 2 are teenagers and almost out of the house so, I still dont get the time with them that I missed out on while they were growing up. My youngest is 4 months old and I plan to be around for every first! It goes by so fast!!
Brenda - posted on 03/09/2010
I think it should be that the (goverment pays mothers to stay at home with there children till they are 5 years old).
They are spending alot of money trying to get people jobs right now.
Why not send mother a check ever week to stay home with the children so there will be more jobs out there for people that don't have kids under the age of 5 years old.
More children no going to the doctors in the winter time from taken them in the cold to the babysisters in the early morning an picking them up late at night!
Woman that have to work with young children have less time to spend with there husband! Tired all the time and No time for there selfs.No time to clean there house.I'am a grandmother of 4 Children an I work when my children were young,just think there could be a better way!!
Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2010
I am a stay at home mom. I would like to get a job but my husband and I decided it would be pointless because ALL the money I would make would go to daycare. I would just be working to pay someone else to take care of my daughter when I can do it for free.
Donna - posted on 03/09/2010
some interesting reading...I am a Daycare Provider of 20years. If you have the option, work while your child is young, the right person will provide the cuddles/lap time/hugs and growth tools for your infant-toddler, Your child will need you the most when they are in school. They will want to come home to a parent and explain their day, good or bad, and believe me I could tell what kind of day my kids had by the way they walked up the driveway. When looking for a Daycare Provider, go w/a list of questions, ask about qualifications/training. Once you feel comfortable, the amount you pay will not be as big a question, because you will have a sense of security, you will know that your child is loved, safe, and happy, threfore you will be able to do your job and less stress all around.
Rikky - posted on 03/08/2010
I have just had my 5th child, and none of them have ever seen the inside of a day care centre. I cant handle the thought of missing out on seeing them grow, or strangers looking after them. We have one income, rent and are definately not rich, but my children want for nothing, and its me that is with them when they fall or are sick, me, not a stranger.
Stephanie - posted on 03/08/2010
it's insane to think how much daycare costs these days! I used to work full time and luckily after my son was born became a stay at home mother. I'm very lucky to not work anymore. There's nothing that compares to staying home with your baby and watching them grow up. I feel sad for my friends who pay crazy amounts of money.. because they don't have the option to be at home like I do. I am very thankful for it everyday ;)
Amber - posted on 03/08/2010
I babysit a 4 year old girl and charge $3.00/hr. I have her 3 days a week for 5.5 hours and 2 days a week for an hour (in between parents work schedule). It works out well as my oldest is 2 and they play well together and I get some one on one time with my 1 year old (who will eventually play as well) and I can contribute to our big home money some. I serve her lunch and pick her up on the short days.
Luella - posted on 03/08/2010
I am a stay at home mom, I felt my kids are better people for it, they act like kids their age should act, and other people see it, my kids are friendly and innocent, they get my undivided attention. Plus the job I had before having kids paid above minimum wage, but I would still be paying the day care all of my money plus some of my husbands money, just so I could let someone else raise my children, which was so not worth it to me, 8 hours a day for at least 5 days a week is a lot of bonding time and influencing you are allowing someone else to do with your child.
Tah - posted on 03/07/2010
shannon you work all night and then watch kids, when do you sleep. i work nights and when i get home i have enough energy to put the kids on the bus, crock pot dinner, feed the dog and drag myself up the stairs and hope i make it to the bed...wow
Shannon - posted on 03/06/2010
I never liked sending my kids to daycares ,except if i worked for the company, so i could keep an eye on them. I work nights so i dont have to put them in daycare and i also babysit in the day time so i would be there for my children if they were sick, I'm also a single Mother of 2 boys, i do whats best for me and my boys, if anybody needs a cheep babbysitter get at me at my email email@example.com
Christine - posted on 03/06/2010
In my area we have a program called BCIU and it helps with child care if you are in the income guidelines. I currently pay $25 a week for part time (before and after school) during the summer for full time, I pay $50 a week. Some of the day cares will charge you the difference with what your co-pay is and what they actually charge, some do not. I was lucky and found a GREAT church run day care that does not charge the difference and walks my daughter to and from school. You should look into your states programs! Good luck!
Jasmine - posted on 03/06/2010
I pay $180 a week...I supply diapering needs, extra clothes, bedding, etc.... I do not have to supply any food or eating utensils unless I want my daughter to use something different. However, I would rather be a stay at home mom I am an early childhood teacher and its very hard taking care of kids all day and paying for mine....I would rather stay at home and teach her myself. The plus side to daycare is socialization
Miriam - posted on 03/06/2010
My son has been going to daycare for 2yrs and i pay 32.00 $ a week for the 1st yr my bestfriend was watching my son and i was paying her 120.00 a week but then i heard about care4kids and they go by your income and i was lucky enough to get excepted.
Latrice - posted on 03/06/2010
I used to pay 456.00 a month for my son until he became of school age. Now I send him to the Boys and Girls Club, 20$ for the entire year and the boys and girls club bus picks him up from school and took him to their club and they stay open until 9PM. So, I have it made. Thank GOD for that. Now he is 8 years old. Not a stay at home mom, I don't think I can handle being a stay at home mom.
Jenny - posted on 03/06/2010
I work part time at a YMCA and can bring him with me to my shifts...they're short, 2 hour shifts, 2 days a week and I do some training also there, but do that when I don't have to bring him. I also do a part time job from home. My son is 20 months and I have often thought of putting him somewhere 1 day a week so I could work on my blog writing job from home, but it's still expensive to do that even. I worked full time before having him and when I weighed my salary with the daycare costs, I didn't feel like it was worth it....I love being at home and able to do things with him, but being at home can be tough too!! My friends who work full time wish they could be home, so as they say "the grass is always greener on the otherside" :)
Amanda - posted on 03/06/2010
My fiance and I worked different shifts so we got away with not paing that much for daycare. you dont see much of eachother except on weekends but you make money and save it to. I would say about 40 a week. But our son was only there a 3 hours a day.
Jae - posted on 03/06/2010
I only pay $23 a day and my son goes about 4 days a week making it about $300 a month. It all depends where you go. Home day cares tend to charge a little less but they get two weeks of vacation that you have to still pay for and then find a back up but they do have to give you plenty of advice.
Tiffiney - posted on 03/05/2010
I pay about $800 a month for 1 in full time day care, another part time and another in afterschool 3 days a week. I work part time and am praying to find something for the summer to keep the accounts from going under. I enjoying getting out of the house. i love my children but need a break and some adult conversation.
Tah - posted on 03/05/2010
@rori i am an LPN finishing my LPN-RN classes and I would have to be a doctor to afford that..For what you pay they should be teaching them everything you mentioned and they should be picking you up from work when they get done...that is ALOT of money...
Sandi - posted on 03/05/2010
I pay $675 per month for my son to attend a christian school all day preschool and I pay $655 for my daughter to attend an in home daycare. When she is potty trained then she will also be moving to the Christian School Preschool. I was a stay at home mom for my now 15 year old, I love my kids more than Life but I am just not built to be the stay at home kind.