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Working parents struggle with costs of child care

Sep 26, 2011 2:33:51 PM- chicagotribune.com
Subsidies, grandparents, work schedule shifts help families cope

Tabatha Okamoto is careful never to bring home more than about $2,000 a month in earnings from her job as an administrative assistant at a downtown hotel. If she does, she could be on the hook for her 4-year-old son's entire child care bill — nearly half of her current monthly take-home income.

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