Chasing Child Care: Regional shortage, costs create struggle for parents

TRAVERSE CITY — Abbie Rosinski may be on maternity leave, but mornings in her cozy Grawn home begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

By that time, the new mom is awake and ready for another day with her 3-month-old daughter, Emmie, who keeps Rosinski plenty busy. But the daily routine of caring for her newborn is now coupled with a new task Rosinski thought she’d squared away months ago: A frantic search for child care.

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