I don’t think dirt cheap babysitting is included anywhere on Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, but for stay-at-home/freelance writer moms, I believe it should be. I’ve been leaving my 20 month old, (aka Lady Bug) in the care of my gym’s daycare for months and I give that situation most of the credit for my writing and my sanity. Lady Bug has serious food allergies. I love my gym’s daycare in part because they do not allow food. That makes it possible for me to relax while she’s there. Recently, there was talk of a change in the policy. I wish I could say I found this somewhat upsetting but the truth is, I nearly lost my mind. Mamalode published a piece I wrote about that situation. I’d love if you’d check it out. Click here to read it in its entirety.