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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?


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...


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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 Crisis, Help!

Hi all so I birthed my lovely little girl last September and am currently on maternity leave. I'm due to return to work in may but I'm not sure what to do as my hubby who is...

Started by Liz on 02/19/2014 in Working Moms

Last update on 02/28/2014 by Ashley


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


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

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