Category Archives: Child Care

Would You Use a Male Babysitter?

I would have hired four of my brothers as babysitters; one might have taken his charges out on the roof. I still remember how delighted we were when one of my young uncles came to babysit. My Uncle Frank, six … Continue reading

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Who Takes Care of the Baby?

I want to make clear I am not a traditionalist who believes all mothers should be home with their babies. But I believe children thrive when raised by people who love them–mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, siblings, close friends–who … Continue reading

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