Why it’s Hard to Find Affordable Childcare & More Top Parenting News from the Past Week

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016: here’s the past weeks top parenting news brought to you by Sitter.com, including how it’s difficult to find affordable childcare in any US state, a look into Trump and Clinton’s childcare proposals, why it’s ok and necessary for single Dad’s to ask for help, affordable DIY kids Halloween costume ideas and why middle-aged women are having better sex.

Finding Good, Affordable Childcare Tough in Any U.S. State

— A recent Bloomberg.com article points out that full-time care for youngsters cost as much as an average college tuition. The article also mentioned plans introduced by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to address childcare costs.

Trump VS. Clinton: The Numbers Behind The Two Candidate’s Childcare Proposals

— Pacific Standard takes a look at the proposals from the presidential nominees. Hillary Clintons’ plan relying on tax credits and Donald Trump’s plan on tax deductions.

— While several more states consider legalizing marijuana critics say that this will have a harmful effect on families. Many parents view marijuana as a gateway drug. — Kaiser Health News

Single Dads Here’s Why it’s OK to Ask for Help

— Many single fathers are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of parenting and are ashamed or too proud to ask for help. The Sitter.com Blog provides support for single dad’s who need advice on parenting and where to look for help!

Middle-Aged Women Are Actually Having Better Sex, Study Finds

— A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh indicates that middle-aged women experience better sex due to confidence, self-knowledge, and good communication skills. — Huffington Post

How to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen

— Parents can teach their children about nutrition by creating activities involving their food! Canadian Nanny takes a look at some tips to get kids interested in their meals! — The Canadian Nanny Blog

Career Versus Motherhood: Should Women Choose Between The Two?

— A Huffington Post article tackles the question and offers suggestions for making the decision that is right for you.

15 Clever & Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

— A List of Easy, Clever & Creative, Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes for Kids put together by Mom blogger Jennifer Stallman an expert on affordable entertainment options for kids

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