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Kelly Whalen is a mostly stay at home mom to 4 kids and writes about family finances and her family's journey to getting out of debt at The Centsible Life.

Daycare vs. Stay At Home: A Mom’s Perspective

by Kelly Whalen on September 28, 2009

Dancing in DaycareEditor’s Note: Last week, I wrote a brief post about the financial tradeoffs of daycare versus being a stay at home parent. Kelly of The Centsible Life offered to write a more detailed guest post on the subject because, as a mother of four, she is clearly way more qualified to speak on the tradeoffs than I am. I gladly took her generous offer so here is a mom’s perspective on the issue.

In Jim’s original post he posed a seemingly simple question: Stay at Home or Pay for Daycare? Since Jim isn’t a parent yet, there are many intricacies and options that the post didn’t discuss. I’m here to fill that gap. :)

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