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Minnesota and Vermont have classified grocery store employees as emergency workers so they can get free child care during the pandemic

Some states are classifying grocery store employees as emergency workers in plans to provide free child care during the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical students around the US are offering to babysit for hospital workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare workers are risking their lives to fight the coronavirus. At the same time, they're scrambling to figure out childcare.
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin just approved 7 months of parental leave for both parents.

Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.

A woman's physical health benefits with another partner at home after childbirth, researchers found.
Interviewed nanny not pictured.

Tantrums, rude parents, and meal prepping: Take a look inside the 13-hour day of an elite nanny for the ultra-wealthy

This Durham, North Carolina-based nanny's day is, unfortunately, nothing like Maria's time with the von Trapp kids.

14 parents reveal the most surprising expenses they faced after having a baby

Some parents had no idea how many diapers they'd go through, or that they'd be spending hundreds of dollars a month on baby formula.
Having a stay-at-home parent isn't right for every family.

6 signs you probably can’t afford to be a stay-at-home parent

Stay-at-home parenthood usually involves losing one salary. Here are six signs having a stay-at-home parent might not be right for your family.
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed a bill to extend the school day by three hours in order to help working parents.

Kamala Harris wants to extend the school day by 3 hours to help working parents, but schools shouldn’t have to provide more childcare

The presidential candidate wants to end the school day at 6 p.m. to help working parents. But educators say that schools are already over-burdened.
Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf are cofounders of Winnie.

2 pregnant cofounders raised $9 million for a startup that tackles a universal problem for millennial parents

Winnie, a search tool for finding daycares and preschools nearby, has raised new funding after a year of explosive growth.
Americans still need to pay for healthcare and college.

6 things other governments provide that Americans still have to pay for

The American government doesn't cover everything other governments do — but that doesn't mean those benefits are completely free in other countries.

Difficulty getting pregnant? Women above 45 years old can soon get IVF in Singapore

Medical advancement has "significantly reduced the medical risks for women undergoing ART procedures, even beyond age 45", MOH said.