Re: Too close???
05-25-2014 09:22 AM
hahoward1980: actually, by the sheer amount of numbers of day cares and children in before and afterschool care...ALOT of people use daycares. Financially, with todays economy, its alot harder to loose an income to be a stay at home parent, so when you do have two working parents, more likely than not, some type of daycare is being used.
This is a factor influencing my decision to have another. IF i have another, the financial burden of health insurance costs, diapers (which I am about to switch to cloth so that wont be much), food (when solids are introduced..i breastfeed.. well breastfed 14 months), snacks, toys, clothes, shoes, etc. would force me to return to work, despite the fact that my husband and I really wouldn't want that. It would just be too much for him to do alone and I feel guilty that he works so hard, and I stay home all day (im also a honors student at college). But add daycare to those costs, and it adds up even more.
It definitely is a blessing if you are able to stay home, but theres also that real world factor of most children are in daycare at some given time and point in their lives.
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