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Old 03-01-2019, 09:16 AM
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My parents raised their kids (3 of them) without a dime from the Feds. Why can't parents today do it as well?
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:15 AM
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I didn't read the link, and don't care for the politics of any of it. Just providing some insight into what child care cost us.

When we had one kid, we used a day care so that my wife could keep working. My days off at the time were Monday and Tuesday and we used day care Wednesday Thursday and Friday. It was $30/day. So $90/week and approximately $360/month.

Now that we have three kids, for the same service it would cost us. 30+25+25 (discount for multiple kids a day) or approximately $960/month for child care.

That's allot. So, my wife cut her schedule way back so that she could stay home and only works about a day a week now. And she started going to nursing school. So I just give up on sleeping when needed I watch the kids. When she finishes school two of them will be in school that fall. And one will be about two years old. So at that point we'll probably go back to paying for a day care, as it will be worth it for a nurses salary.

We couldn't drop almost a thousand a month on day care though for my wife to work a retail job. And I do feel for people who have to make that decision and don't have the option of staying home. That's like adding a second mortgage.

Not that I think they should be given something for free. But it would be tough raising kids, especially as a single parent and trying to juggle a work schedule and kids and all that.

I'm thankful we had the option of my wife staying home more.

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Old 03-01-2019, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Erno86 View Post
Not only that...It's also about the healthcare of the mother and fetus, with the Christian Evangelical repubs wanting to destroy Planned Parenthood, by lack of federal funding --- especially in our poor neighborhoods.
With the poor relying on back street abortions...and the rich travelling to another country for a legal abortion.
what nonsense. How many back street abortions have you had, witnessed or lined up for someone?

PPH money is nothing more than money laundering. the dems get them a fat check each year and they turn around and fund their campaigns.

Perhaps if the would be responsible and not have sex out of marriage, maybe they wouldn't need to murder their baby. However now, the Democrats have gone all in and believe in the 4th trimester abortion.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
I didn't read the link, and don't care for the politics of any of it. Just providing some insight into what child care cost us.

When we had one kid, we used a day care so that my wife could keep working. My days off at the time were Monday and Tuesday and we used day care Wednesday Thursday and Friday. It was $30/day. So $90/week and approximately $360/month.

Now that we have three kids, for the same service it would cost us. 30+25+25 (discount for multiple kids a day) or approximately $960/month for child care.

That's allot. So, my wife cut her schedule way back so that she could stay home and only works about a day a week now. And she started going to nursing school. So I just give up on sleeping when needed I watch the kids. When she finishes school two of them will be in school that fall. And one will be about two years old. So at that point we'll probably go back to paying for a day care, as it will be worth it for a nurses salary.

We couldn't drop almost a thousand a month on day care though for my wife to work a retail job. And I do feel for people who have to make that decision and don't have the option of staying home. That's like adding a second mortgage.

Not that I think they should be given something for free. But it would be tough raising kids, especially as a single parent and trying to juggle a work schedule and kids and all that.

I'm thankful we had the option of my wife staying home more.

-Jake
Raising kids isn't easy or cheap. Here the government subsidizes child care. But having it partially socialized doesn't seem to help much, like most everything else government mismanages it. There never seems to be enough facilities or caregivers. Government always seems to be behind the curve, ours just added a couple of million refugee kids into the mix. And is now trying to play catch up with daycare facilities.

As bad as it is, it could always be worse. My wife lost a leg in a car wreck. my youngest has been diabetic since he was three, we had three kids. Thank God for the mother in law, she sure made life a lot easier for us. For a stretch of about seven years, I was averaging four hours of sleep a night weekdays. When my son had a crisis with his blood sugar it always seemed to happen at 2-3 AM. I was afraid t go to asleep.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:46 AM
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My wife, a registered nurse stayed home and raised our daughter until she was 15 yo before she went back to work. I did not earn a huge salary and when she went back to work I thought I died and went to heaven, but more important than that, we learned as did my parents, to make do with what we had. My mother who was an operator for Bell telephone before she had her first child did not work because my parents wanted to have my mother raise their three children. My day was the sole source of income My parents sacrificed income so they could do what they believed was the right thing to do for their children, My wife and I did the same. We learned how to do without wants and sometimes struggled to take care of needs. In the end, we did very well ad so did I and my two brothers. I have no doubt that my wife being an at home mother and a girl scout leader from Brownies through Jr scouts did a world of good for my daughter and taught her responsibility and work ethic and how to make do. At one point when she was in college she had 3 part time jobs in addition to going to class and she graduated with two majors and a miner and now is part owner of a business. I suspect if more kids were not raised in daycare but by a parent we would be a lot better off! The very thought of government paid childcare for everyone, another socialist program that I have to pay for makes me want to puke!
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:09 PM
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The problem with all of these federal programs is they basically run at a subsistence level and you never really move up or get ahead. People figure out real quickly how to stay below the cutoff line and then live their lives at that subsistence level.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:04 PM
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It's even worse than that. We see single moms at 40 years old getting pregnant. Their first child has reached the age of 18 (pregnant too if a girl) government assistance has been cut off because their kid is 18. So having another kid resets the clock.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:30 AM
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And the Dems solution to this problem is apparently abortion at birth.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
My wife, a registered nurse stayed home and raised our daughter until she was 15 yo before she went back to work. I did not earn a huge salary and when she went back to work I thought I died and went to heaven, but more important than that, we learned as did my parents, to make do with what we had. My mother who was an operator for Bell telephone before she had her first child did not work because my parents wanted to have my mother raise their three children. My day was the sole source of income My parents sacrificed income so they could do what they believed was the right thing to do for their children, My wife and I did the same. We learned how to do without wants and sometimes struggled to take care of needs. In the end, we did very well ad so did I and my two brothers. I have no doubt that my wife being an at home mother and a girl scout leader from Brownies through Jr scouts did a world of good for my daughter and taught her responsibility and work ethic and how to make do. At one point when she was in college she had 3 part time jobs in addition to going to class and she graduated with two majors and a miner and now is part owner of a business. I suspect if more kids were not raised in daycare but by a parent we would be a lot better off! The very thought of government paid childcare for everyone, another socialist program that I have to pay for makes me want to puke!
very true. After my son was born, my wife stayed home and had some family help from time to time. When he hit 1st grade and went to school all day, my wife began her business with the goal of being able to pay for the kids tuition. Now my son has one more year of college, my wife has built a very successful company. My daughter works for the company and gets to bring our grandchild to work. I'm just wish I could be home during the day also like my wife.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by flags View Post
My parents raised their kids (3 of them) without a dime from the Feds. Why can't parents today do it as well?
I'm not sure if this was meant as a brag or not. But flags the fact is not everybody can. That is why we look at possible solutions. .
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