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Choosing Whether to Use Childcare — A Working Dad’s Struggle

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photo credit: telework via photopin (license)

So, this post is a bit more personal, and includes mostly my own experiences, thoughts, and feelings on the subject.  When you work from home, in any capacity, “being there” for your kids becomes a trickier thing to define and accomplish, because you’re rarely gone, but you still have to get work done as if you were leaving.  You have to wrestle with not only what childcare option is best for your kids, but also whether you should be using childcare at all.  Through trial and error, I’ve ended up in a situation that works well for me and my family right now, but your mileage may vary.  Regardless, perhaps my experiences can help you make your own decisions. Continue reading