When childcare is the largest item on your budget, who wouldn't want a live-in?
When we realized that we had an "unexpected surprise" on the way, the first thing my husband and I started to do was go through the family budget. Of course, everyone knows that if you actually wait until you feel financially ready to have a family, you'll be waiting forever—a fact that makes the drop in birthrate for Gen Xers not a big shock. Still, there were reasonable expectations that had to be admitted and dealt with. Especially child care. Having worked from home for years now, before I had kids I thought the situation was a dream come true. I could work during naps, play with and nurture my child during the day, and have the best of both worlds. Then I had my first baby. I quickly realized that being a work from home mother isn't …
Kids get special destinations and parents get peace of mind.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, April 29, 2011
Are you looking for something to keep your kids busy and active this summer? The Fridley Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering the popular summer ROCKS program for kids completing kindergarten through seventh gradd this school year. The ROCKS program meets Monday through Friday for nine weeks of continuous recreation and enrichment activities. The program is based at the Fridley Community Center and Commons Park, but Wednesdays are field-trip or special-event days. Kids will get a chance to visit places such as Hyland Park, Cinema Grill, Valleyfair, Bunker Beach, Nickelodeon Universe, Vertical Endeavors, Cascade Water Park and more. This low-cost program ($125 per week) offers children opportunities to participate in clubs…