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Raising Young Kids in America Has Become Hell, and The Government Should Finally Acknowledge That

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Five months pregnant, Diana Apresa and her husband Michael Romo were in a difficult spot, forced to make a decision that would reduce their annual income by more than a third. Diana needed to quit working for the small handyman business they owned in Phoenix, Arizona to lessen her physical stress.
“Being a pregnant woman fixing stuff and moving ladders is not ideal,” she said. Instead, Apresa searched for a remote part-time job, and day care for their newborn. But the price of day care-even just part-time-was as high as
$1,200 a month, equaling about the same amount the couple estimated...
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