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Families Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Child Care And Enough Food To Eat

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Center for Community Change Action

We live in one of the wealthiest, most developed nations in the world, yet we have a system that has left the core of our society, our families, behind. Families should never have to choose between paying for child care and paying for enough food to put on the table.

The Cost Of Fatherhood

MoneyTips | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents

It's okay to feel a little overwhelmed and terrified as a new father - there will be plenty more anxious moments along the way, but there will be even more moments filled with joy and wonder.

Boys Vs. Girls Infographic: Who's More Expensive To Raise?

MoneyTips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business

Does it cost more to raise boys than girls, vice versa, or is it the same? Check out the infographic above to find out what Americans say in this exclusive MoneyTips survey of 461 parents.

The Status of Women in Kansas Shows There is Much Work to Be Done

Wendy Doyle | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Women's Foundation is known for our work in identifying key issues that put women at a disadvantage and then finding solutions to improve those areas....

How Much Are We Spending for a Babysitter?

Lynn Perkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

My company, UrbanSitter, was curious to know how much of that expense is used to hire babysitters and nannies to care for our kids, so we surveyed and compiled data from 15,000 families across the nation to find out what it costs to hire a sitter whether it be for work or play.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

Boom and Gloom: Not Everyone's Boat Is Rising

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

The area's economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone's boat is rising. Not even close. The reality is that a subclass of workers is emerging that are playing by the rules, and working hard, but ending up in shelters.

The No-Choice Generation

Janis Powers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Janis Powers

I've had a high-powered career, been a stay-at-home mother and returned to the workforce. As I read the media coverage about the challenges of working women in America, I have to wonder what would have happened if Atalanta and Young John had reunited... and had a baby

Jillian Berman

Disturbing Finding About Working Mothers | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Mothers working in the restaurant industry spend an outsize portion of their paychecks on child care, a new study finds, and in may cases, that money ...

REPORT: Child Care Costs Are Rising

Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that child care costs have risen dramatically since the 1980s. The report, called "Who's Minding The...

The Myth Of The 47%: Our Original Sin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

This myth justifies hardheartedness (or often condescending paternalism) toward those whose poverty must be their own fault, and it allows those who believe it to congratulate themselves for their hard work and responsible life choices.

The Least Affordable States For Child Care

Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents

A recent report by Child Care Aware of America confirmed what many parents already know -– child care is expensive. So much so that families in the ...

Sure, It's Cute, But It's Really Going To Cost You

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

It will cost a middle-income family $234,900 to raise a child born in 2011 from infancy through age 17. If mom and dad foot the bill for four years of...

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

It Takes a Village: Finding and Budgeting for Backup Childcare

Women & Co | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

No matter how carefully crafted your childcare plan, you need to be prepared for those "just in case" circumstances.

Superior French Babies? Vraiment?

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Peel back the layers of cultural stereotypes meant to catapult vulnerable and tired American parents into a perpetual state of self-doubt and longing for all things French, and all I reach is one conclusion: Good parenting is borderless.

Uncle Sam Can Help With Summer Camp Costs

Manisha Thakor | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Ask a working parent how they feel about summer and you may be surprised. Thoughts of beaches, barbeques, and balmy days at the ballpark are often overshadowed by something much less exotic -- concerns about childcare.

Cost Of Childcare Has Skyrocketed In Last 50 Years

24/7 Wall St. | Michael A. Sauter | Posted 08.25.2011 | Business

It cost $25,299 to raise a child from birth to age 18 in 1960. The amount rose to $226,920 last year. This may be one of the reasons many reasons Amer...

The Forgotten Middle Class

Stella Moga | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stella Moga

Many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and can barely make ends meet. They are deemed as the working middle class. Our financial challenges of today are making it more and more difficult for the next generation of Americans to thrive and succeed.

Changing Early Childhood Education in America, One Parent at a Time

Stella Moga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stella Moga

Don't just send your child anywhere. A child is only given one chance at laying the proper education foundation.

The Lifetime Costs Of Raising A Child (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pregnant mothers and expecting fathers, you may want to sit down for this. Raising a child is 22 percent more costly than it was back in 1960, acco...

The Right Time to Have Children

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

For ambitious women in their 20s or early 30s, having a baby may still be far lower on the priority list than getting that promotion. But everything major takes planning, including starting a family.