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Alaskan MD Mom Shares How She Simplified Her Life

Alaskan MD Mom Shares How She Simplified Her Life
Daycare was never an option for Gina, her husband is a paramedic and she is a doctor. They both work nights and evenings. Originally, to care for their two children they had to bring in multiple babysitters and nannies and then try to organize their schedule accordingly. The whole situation got pretty complicated. “Before having Au Pairs we would find people that would sleep over night. We did that for four years. We choose to use an Au Pair because we needed more consistency and to simplify our life.”   “It was really hard to carry everything and organize so much for extended period......
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Compare Childcare Costs in Your State

Compare Childcare Costs in Your State
A nanny will cost anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour depending on their expertise and where you live. Au pairs, or live in nannies from another country, average out to be $7.85 an hour for the 45 hours they work a week. Daycares can be comparable in price to getting an au pair, depending on the location and number of children.The main difference in cost between an au pair and daycare is a larger bulk of the childcare costs comes at the beginning of the year to two-year stay with the family. Compare childcare costs in your area with Go Au Pair’s interactive map of average childcare......
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5 Tricks for Doctor Moms to Get Some Time for Themselves

5 Tricks for Doctor Moms to Get Some Time for Themselves
Between your long hospital shifts, 2 year old throwing tantrums, dinner, cleaning house, 5 year old with another cold, phone calls, dishes, grocery shopping, bills, emails, studying for the boards, house repairs… when does the list ever end? There has to be a way to schedule in a little time for self.  For me for the past six years of trying to keep up with work and my young kids - I’ve decided there is no personal time unless you make it happen. Every mom needs a break from "the crazy" only children can create, but MD moms – they need sanity and personal time even more. Their sacrifice ......
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Doctor comes up with great education plan for her daughter

Doctor comes up with great education plan for her daughter
Sarah Maulden was desperate to find a way to help out her little girl who was having a tremendous amount of anxiety going to school everyday. Sarah's daughter didn’t feel like she fit in and there were kids there making it even harder for her to want to be there. Sarah and her husband are both doctors from Utah. They began searching for another school, but the thought of a private school also caused anxiety for their daughter. Sarah took a leap of faith and signed up for an online school you can do from home. “With the online classes all the material is laid out in a course-by-course breakd......
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Dennis
Thanks for the article. There really is a lot of flexibility with home school options. Also with roughly 20% of the population hav... Read More
Friday, 28 October 2016 22:24
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Mom Pediatrician with Triplets Shares How She Finds Work/Life Balance

Mom Pediatrician with Triplets Shares How She Finds Work/Life Balance
Loan Kline and her husband are both physicians. They also have triplets, three boys who are five years old. With such a big job at home and at the office – Loan knew she would have to choose her childcare provider very carefully.       “Like every full time working mother, I face the same challenges as all mothers do- how to get it all done? The cooking, the cleaning, the laundry, the baths, the lunches, the school drop offs/pick ups, the volunteering, the homework, and being present “in the moment” for your child.” “On top of that, I have to worry abou......
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Measles (Taking Your Best Shot)

Measles (Taking Your Best Shot)
If you thought measles epidemics were a thing of the past, guess again. One hundred and twenty thousand people die of measles, worldwide, each year. In Canada and the United States, hundreds of confirmed cases suggest that the disease, once all but eradicated from North America, is making a strong comeback. Today, parents who refuse to immunize their children, or they, against measles are playing a dangerous game. Recent measles outbreaks in Western Canada and California have reintroduced this almost-forgotten disease to public consciousness. Ironically, anti-vaccination sentiment may be at t......
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