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The Brutal Budget

“You spend WAY too much on childcare.” Her voice is shrill, shocked, and judgmental. “We recommend that you spend no more than 15% of your take-home pay in that category.” This was a few years ago, and I’d decided that I’d take the first steps toward getting our financial house in order by taking advantage […]

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Giving your whole paycheck to childcare

Let’s Just Disagree to Agree

When I was a little girl I dreamt of the days when I would wear a power suit, carry a briefcase, and jet set to faraway lands to negotiate the crap out my latest deal. No, I didn’t want to be a lawyer. There was always something about the world of marketing that had a […]

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9 Steps to Navigating Childcare Websites and Hiring Your Perfect Caregiver

Let me start this by saying I don’t work in human resources. I haven’t taken a single class on hiring employees or conducting an interview. Working in an office for much of my professional life, I’ve made a few… questionable… hires (like the one girl who kept sneaking off to the restroom for several hours […]

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