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What percentage of your take-home income do you spend on childcare and/or tuition? What do you think is ideal?
Asked on 7th April 2010 | 4 replies
My daughter is 16 months old and she bites me - badly (as in, almost draws blood). She doesn't seem to do it when she's angry or frustrated; to the contrary, she usually bites me when we're cuddling together. I've started calling her "Jaws," but it's re
Asked on 20th September 2009 | 4 replies
How do you deal with mornings? How do you get to work on time without loosing your mind or your cool?
Answered on 18th October 2010:
I think consistency is key - following the same routine EVERY DAY, including weekends, and making sure it's a routine that really leaves you enough time to do everything you need to do before you leave the house. That, and getting to bed early enough.
Hi everyone, I’m a working mom with a 3 month old and I just started back to work full-time. My son is a fantastic little boy and I have such a great time with him. Since I’ve been back at work, I don’t have much time with him. I literally pick him up
Answered on 7th January 2010:
He definitely knows that you are Mommy; do NOT underestimate the fact that you are the one who has her entire life devoted to his well being, and no one else. He knows that, even if he can't articulate it. The adjustment is difficult for all of us, but it does get better over time. One thing, though, and I don't know if this is feasible - is it possible for you to have the nanny watch him in your own home? If you did, would this lessen the commute time for you (it would at least lessen the child bundling/packing time), in the morning and evening? Might this also allow you to have your son wake up later in the morning, thus allowing him to go to sleep later in the evening, and offering a little bit more playtime together? I'm sure you considered your childcare arrangement very carefully, so I don't mean to suggest that the solution is that simple. But I'm wondering if maybe now that you're actually back at work, the shuttling of your son to the nanny's house and not the other way around might be causing more trouble than you had anticipated, and if that is the case, that there might be a way to make your routine work better for you.