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Mom or Babysitter?

Mom or Babysitter?

A good babysitter or nanny is one that can be confused with parents themselves. I love it when someone sees me with one of my little charges and asks …

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Recruiting Babysitters

Recruiting Babysitters

First of all, yes, I was babysitting from the time I was 12 BUT was I a good babysitter at 12; that would be a resounding NO! Do I understand the difference between the serious responsibility I’ve been given when babysitting now; unequivocally YES!

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Drop-Ins

Ask ourselves how many opportunities for connection are we missing because we require people to call before they come; especially family.

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When Dads Stay Home

When Dads Stay Home

“I’ve run into burning buildings as a New York City firefighter, pulled swimmers from 40-foot waves as a big-wave surf rescuer, and taught Navy SEALs how to maneuver watercraft in open ocean. Even so, I will tell you that being a stay-at-home dad is an intense job.”…” I’m not doing mom stuff-I’m raising my kids…I get irritated when friends announce that their husbands are home ‘babysitting.’ They’re not! They’re caring for their kids.

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Housework and Chores…YUCK!!!!

I like my house relatively clean, and organized but there is dust on the tables, carpeting that needs vacuuming, a floor that requires mopping, etc. and I’ll get around to it today but not after I put it off, and my belly button is completely clear of lint. I’m one of those women when I’m stressed out I DON’T reach for a cleaning bucket; instead I reach for ice cream and the remote.

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The Loss of a Pet

The Loss of a Pet

To all of those that have lost a pet; I know your pain and the heartbreak that goes with it. There is nothing like it in this world, but remember your children may not need as much discussion about it as you may think.

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Family & Child Care Resources

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