Childcare: Myself, The First Years

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To Nanny or Not to Nanny?

I just came back to work after having #3. My kids have always attended a Daycare Center and I’ve been happy with that. The cost for three children, however, is likely more or equal to what a Nanny would charge (or so I think). Aside from the benefit of not having to get the children ready and out the door in the morning, what other advantages are there to having a nanny vs. the daycare center? What are the disadvantages? How did you go about choosing one?


Nanny Vs. Daycare

I am considering hiring a nanny for my 2 girls (4 mo and 3 yrs) when I go...

Day Care Centers & Providers

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??


Choosing Day Care

My daughter is four months old, I spent 13 weeks at home with her before...

School Lunch

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School or No School

Hi Everyone, I have a dilema that has come up recently. I decided to take online classes. The first one I really enjoyed and did not have trouble finding time for it. I now am in the second class, and instead of 3 assignments a week I have betwen 5 and 7. The teacher even has homework due on Saturdays and Sundays. In my spare time I work at a photography studio three times a week. I also volunteer and have many mom's groups I attend. I just want to know your thoughts on school and whether I should continue it, or postpone it again? I...


What's for Lunch!?

Any one have fresh simple ideas/recipes for lunch? My daughters are 6, 4,...