Help – I’m Going Back to Work!

If you’ve made the decision to return to work, you may be wondering how long it will take for your home and family life to completely unravel without you there! Have no fear – help is available. Check out these local resources for people ready to step in and keep you sane.


Of course the number one concern for any parent heading back to work is finding quality childcare. While the options can be overwhelming, it is important to remember that what might  be right for one family, may not be a good fit for another. Not looking forward to rushing your child out the door every morning? A nanny or in-home childcare provider may be your best bet. Looking for someone to help out around the clock? A live-in au pair might be exactly what you are looking for. If regular interaction with other children is important to you, a childcare center may be the best option.

The key is finding childcare that fits with your family’s needs, values and budget. Below we offer a brief sampling of childcare centers in the area, as well as resources that will help you connect with local in-home childcare options.

Childcare Centers


131st & Hazel Dell KinderCare : 6 Weeks to 12 years

Abacus Early Learning Center: Infant to before and after school care

Maria Montessori International Academy : 3 months to kindergarten


Pebble Brook Play School : 6 weeks to 12 years

Primrose School  : Infant through before and after school

The Goddard School – Noblesville : Infant to before and after school care


Kiddie Academy : Infant to school age programs

Teddy Bear Day Care : Infant to before and after school care

The Goddard School – Fishers Central and Fishers/Brooks School Road: Infant to before and after school care


Centennial Kindercare : 6 Weeks to 12 years

Rainbow Child Development Center : Infant to before and after school care

Childcare Referral Agencies

Child Care Answers 

In-Home Care Databases

Au Pair in America 

College Nannies and Tutors of Carmel 


If you dread coming home from a long day at work only to be greeted by the mess leftover from the morning rush out the door, it may be time to call in some reinforcements. Whether you  need occasional help to keep the clutter at bay or regular maid service to handle day-to-day cleaning, there are a number of locally based companies that can customize a plan that works with your schedule and budget.

A-1 Quality Cleaning Service 

Clean For You LLC – Cicero

Maid Pro Carmel 

Molly Maid of Carmel/Fishers/Geist 

Select Maids 

The Cleaning Solution of Fishers 

The Maids of Hamilton County 


Picture this: The workday is over and your family is now gathered around the dining table enjoying a fresh, home cooked meal, and you didn’t even have to set foot inside a grocery store to make this happen. This scenario is not just a fantasy – it is a sign of the times. From meal prep kitchens to produce delivery to online grocery shopping (yes, online!), there are a number of services available in Hamilton County that offer convenient, cost effective ways to help you get dinner on the table.

Dinners by Design – Carmel  

Spend an afternoon preparing healthy meals in their kitchen to take home or have them do the work for you. Either way, your meals are planned for the week and your kitchen is mess free!

Green Bean Delivery  

Not only can you be sure you are serving your family healthy, organic produce and natural  foods, you can also have it delivered right to your door.

No time for grocery shopping after work? These grocery stores offer online shopping – just fill your cart online, choose a pickup time and have your groceries loaded for you in your car. Genius!

ClickList at Kroger  

Curbside Express at The Bridges at Carmel Market District  

Online Ordering at Marsh  


From chauffeur to chef to referee, moms wear a lot of different hats on any given day. Add a job outside of the home into the mix and it can seem like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done and still have time to spend with your family. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available in our area to make finding the ideal work-life balance a reality.




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