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Any moms lose their jobs because they cant afford child care?

Anonymous
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  I make 1100 every two weeks, about 840 after they take out ins, taxes, etc.

  Childcare here is 225 a week (the lowest I can find) 

  Which would leave me only 780 a month! How do you live on that?! Im barely paying the bills now and I make twice that much.  Where I moved from daycare was only 80 a week. I am due in may and stressing out here!!

  

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Have you tried to get the state aide for the child care program offered? 

I have all grandparents in town so they watch her while i am at work after school. There is resources out there you just need to look for them and use them.

Hilary799
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM
I had gotten a job and would have only brought home 200 after babysitting expenses. I got to work one day. How many do you have to make it 225 a week?
Sparklepants747
by Queen Annie on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Why would you move if you couldn't find a job that paid your bills? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I dont qualify for any of them. My mother lives accross the country and my grandparents have past now. I dont have family luxury and I make to much for aid.

Quoting Anonymous:

Have you tried to get the state aide for the child care program offered? 

I have all grandparents in town so they watch her while i am at work after school. There is resources out there you just need to look for them and use them.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM
I pay 200 a week. I don't pay when my kids are off on school holidays, for I'm off too. I bring home 1420 biweekly after taxes though. That, combined with DHS pay is how we do it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM


Just one Im due in a month

Quoting Hilary799: I had gotten a job and would have only brought home 200 after babysitting expenses. I got to work one day. How many do you have to make it 225 a week?


happynewyorker
by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Do you have family that you can trust with your child.  In exchange for cleaning, helping out, grocery shopping??

Look for state aide.  Some day cares accept state aide.

What state do you live in? 

Does you company offer any child care or ways of helping you pay?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM


Divorce, my job is fine if daycare wasnt so high.

Quoting Sparklepants747:

Why would you move if you couldn't find a job that paid your bills? 


Sparklepants747
by Queen Annie on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

That makes sense. Can you use child support for daycare expenses ? That might be an idea. 

Quoting Anonymous:


Divorce, my job is fine if daycare wasnt so high.

Quoting Sparklepants747:

Why would you move if you couldn't find a job that paid your bills? 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM


I do not quailfy for any aid here. I am in Denver colorado. My mother is my only family and she is in philadelphia.

Quoting happynewyorker:

Do you have family that you can trust with your child.  In exchange for cleaning, helping out, grocery shopping??

Look for state aide.  Some day cares accept state aide.

What state do you live in? 

Does you company offer any child care or ways of helping you pay?


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