Maryalene LaPonsie

Maryalene LaPonsie, Writer

After 13 years as a staffer for a Michigan legislator, I decided it was time to quit the commute and work from home instead. For the past three years, I’ve been penning articles on everything from personal finance to parenting, although politics remains my passion. I’m a numbers geek who loves helping others find the right balance between frugal finances and living life deeply. When I’m not writing, I’m busy trying to raise my and my late husband’s five children to be compassionate people, critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

9 Ways to Pay Less for Baby-Sitting

All parents need some time away from their darlings, but the cost of child care can be daunting. These money-saving strategies will help you get out the door.