Colorado Springs Moms Blog cares deeply about our community. To that end, we are running monthly series called “COSMB Cares.” In these posts, we will highlight a national or international cause and one or more of the local organizations working to improve that situation. March is Single Parent Awareness Month. This third installment of “COSMB […]
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It’s one of my family’s favorite things to do, hunting for little plastic eggs in a field of grass. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, so I’m really happy to share some options for Easter Activities here in the Springs and the surrounding areas. I did my best to come up with a thorough […]
Do you spend a lot of time driving around town? Have you (or the eager new reader hanging out in your backseat) read the names of road signs and wondered how they came to be? Over half of Colorado Springs’ residents were born somewhere else. That means you may not be aware of how our […]
Having reached a point where your grief has subsided to intermittent passing thoughts rather than a constant state of pain, technology throws a punch in the form of an algorithm from Facebook-land. A little message pops up to remind you that “5 years ago today you… were just letting everyone know that you “won’t actually […]
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It’s the call. The diagnosis. The accident that changes a thriving child into one who is just surviving. As parents, it’s the stories we dread. At the Ronald McDonald House, it’s these stories that motivate us. We Are There For the families who have filed for bankruptcy because of overwhelming medical bills—we are there. For […]
Colorado Springs Moms Blog cares deeply about our community. To that end, we are launching a monthly series called “COSMB Cares.” In these posts, we will highlight a national or international cause and one or more of the local organizations working to improve that situation. February is American Heart Month. This second installment of “COSMB […]
Some child care centers, like the one my kids attend, offer extra curricular classes like dance or martial arts where they bring the instructor into the center to conduct class during the day. I was more than willing to pay extra for this class for the luxury of being able to skip the wait-list for […]
Costwise, In Home Child Care in Colorado Springs generally ranges from about $125 -$180 per week, per child depending on the operation. This rate often covers the hourly rate, plus any food the child consumes for meals and snacks. It usually does not cover diapers, wipes and formula.
As the employer, you actually need to budget for quite a bit more than the hourly rate. When you hire a nanny as a household employee, you have to pay Social Security and Medicare for that person, as well as unemployment insurance and often payroll services