I currently work about 20 hours a week at my job while my parents watch my 18-month-old. Today I'm considering whether to apply for a full-time, telecommuting job -- it's kind of my dream job. (And yes, it's a legit work-at-home job with a national org!) Please help me decide! [more inside]
posted by trillian
on Dec 19, 2011 -
How do I interpret the crime statistics on a given neighborhood in my city? And is it then appropriate to make a judgment call on whether or not it's safe to put my child in a daycare there using that information? [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Sep 21, 2011 -
We are 12 weeks pregnant! Hooray! Now down to the nitty gritty, and I'm nothing if not a planner. First time mother, so this is all relatively new to me. I need some advice from the wise hive mind about childcare and the search for it in Chicago.
My plan is to take about 3-3.5 months maternity leave and then head back to work full-time. We are due in late January, so I guess we would be looking to start daycare in early May.
: When should I start looking seriously? I know this is early, but I don't want to miss the boat.
Any good recommendations? We are in the Logan Square area, but I would also be open to places in Wicker Park/Bucktown, Irving Park, or Roscoe Village.
: What should I expect to pay for five full days? (I checked out some rates and they seemed insanely high to me, but maybe I just need to acclimate and adjust the budget accordingly).
Thank you, everyone!
posted by knmr76
on Jul 7, 2011 -
What should we be asking about and looking for when selecting a daycare provider? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi
on Jan 25, 2011 -
My 17-month-old is starting daycare for the first time. Should we send her for two, or three days per week? And what changes should I expect in her personality or our relationship as a result of this? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Aug 31, 2010 -
We need a new nanny, and I have two high-energy, high intelligence (G&T) boys. I'm thinking a manny might be the answer, but there are none on the typical sites like sittercity and craigslist.
Any suggestions? Things to consider?
posted by digitalprimate
on Jul 28, 2010 -
What are some great places for drop-off child care in Manhattan? We need to be able to bring a 3-year-old and leave her in safe hands for a few hours. Any places that are open till late at night (midnight or 1 am)? Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Apr 23, 2008 -