Feeling the pull between work and home commitments
One common parenting dilemma is making the choice between work and child-rearing. Gina and her husband are healthcare administrators with two children in care—Kieran, 6, and Anya, 3. Their work is impossible without child care. Hear how the decision to join KinderCare was a necessity and a relief.
"You always have stress as a parent. If you're at home, you feel you should be somewhere else. If you're a working parent, you feel you should be back at home. It's hard. I know I feel like, ‘Should I be at home?’ That's tough. But I can't imagine the amount of stress if we didn't have KinderCare to back us up.
Both my husband and I are healthcare administrators, so we've been on call and in emergency command since we got our first COVID patient. Because we're doing our jobs on top of COVID, the time that we've been able to just spend time together has been really gratifying. Those times where Kieran, our oldest, said: "Mommy and Daddy work at a hospital. They help sick people." That's cool!
We would not be able to [work] if it wasn't for having such a strong daycare setting. Thanks to KinderCare, we felt really, really safe. It’s a good experience ... it helps the overall stress, at least for us.
We would not be able to do what we do if it wasn't for having such a strong daycare setting. Thanks to KinderCare, I think here we felt really, really safe. We have felt really good with the decision. It’s a good experience. I think it helps the overall stress, at least for us.
Kids are resilient, and it's sort of shocking to me sometimes how lucky we are as parents— we have such good kids."