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How much should I pay for daycare pickups?

If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?


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I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone.

I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone. Do I need a part time nanny? I am not sure what to... more


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25 after-school activities and games for every type of kid

School may be out for the day, but your kids probably still have a lot of energy left to burn. The hours between school and dinnertime can be challenging — unless you have a few fun ideas in your back pocket. After school, some kids are raring to go and... more


8 Fun Games and Activities for 3-Year-Olds

Fun things to do with your 3-year-old. Once you've survived the terrible twos, you can expand the types of games and activities that you can do with your 3-year-old. At this stage, children are like sponges, absorbing everything around them. The world is a noisy, overwhelming place for young... more


20 Questions to Ask During a Parent-Teacher Conference

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