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Hidden Costs of Stopping Work for Childcare

The question of whether or not to have one parent stop working to provide childcare is a difficult one for many families.  The lifestyle we want for our families is all about choices and priorities.  There is no right or wrong choice.  There is no right or wrong priority.  This is one of the the beauties of life: we all get to decide what will make us and our families happy. For some, having one parent stay home may mean foregoing certain lifestyle choices (a smaller house, living in a more remote area, lower vacation budget, etc. etc.).  On the flip side we may prioritize being in a certain town for our children's education, or, the fact that both parents simply enjoy their career and the work they do.   One size does not fit all, everyone's situation is different.  If we are fortunate enough for this to be a choice,...
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