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Cpl Vic Burk
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Edited 3 mo ago
I feel for those who are in this situation. I have a colleague across the hall who is a single mother (Not her fault, her husband got in trouble for human trafficking and went to prison so she divorced him with a two-year-old child). It really is a struggle for her. I can't tell you how many times she has been called to pick up her child from day care because the little girl got sick. Fortunately, if it's the last class of the day I can go right in and teach the class for her so the students don't lose instructional time.
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PFC Edgar Mosier
PFC Edgar Mosier
2 mo
I hear you, sir.
My mother, divorced in the early 1970s from a cheating, abusive husband that I caught at age 6 cheating in their bedroom, raised FIVE of us to adulthood, without support for us and little in the way of Gov't doles.
It's been real, watching today's women and children, as well as my own single son raising his own two from one woman and paying support for his eldest.
We are his "Free" childcare and so Blessed by God with our jewels.
8-D, Amen!
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SP5 Dennis Loberger
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No, not being able to afford childcare is major stress
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PO2 Lawrence Moody
PO2 Lawrence Moody
1 mo
When I needed childcare it was.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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It was for a long time and I am sure it is for young families now but all our children are grown
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SPC Lyle Montgomery
SPC Lyle Montgomery
3 mo
I know that times have changed. I am a retired Union Millwright. I made a good living and my wife was able to stay home and raise our 4 kids. One of the things that the Union suggested is that one parent worked while the other stayed home, and this worked out OK for us. I don't care if others have their kids in daycare while both parents work. That's their buisness and that's OK too. I just don't feel like I should have to pay for their choices with my tax dollars. Some are always Wining about the cost of daycare. this is the choice that they made and they should take responsibility. and pay for their own choices and not ask others to pay.
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SN Sheldon Kaminsky
SN Sheldon Kaminsky
2 mo
Been there. Some that as well. Now raising my granddaughter but retired so it's a whole bunch easier.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
2 mo
Cpl Vic Burk - the military ones are on sliding scale but still expensive for many young enlisted families
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Cpl Vic Burk
Cpl Vic Burk
2 mo
Lt Col Charlie Brown - At least that is a help to our military families but I'm sure it is still taking a huge bite out of their budgets. I honestly don't know how they can afford it. The woman goes to work and gives half her check (or however much) to the daycare provider. We planned for years that when we were going to have a family my wife was going to stay at home. What was cool was my shop (business) was four feet from the back porch so my children could come visit me any time. They would come in and talk and jabber for a while then go back into the house. I got to see my children grow up. Something most fathers don't get a chance to do.
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