Category Archives: child care

New Ideas…please!!

With winter coming at us a lot faster than we had anticipated, we have been indoors a lot more. If it isn’t raining or too windy we’ll go outside but with temperatures nearly freezing that never lasts very long. I … Continue reading

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Michigan Authorities Attack Woman for Babysitting Neighbor Kids

When I heard this story last week, to be honest, I couldn’t believe it. I mean really. All this woman is doing is trying to be nice to her neighbors children. Now she’s in for a fight and I for … Continue reading

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Having school 4 days a week

When I first heard about this, my first thought was I didn’t like it. I thought it would cause to many problems with parent’s jobs and daycare situations. But then when I watched this last night, it made “some” sense … Continue reading

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When to keep the kids home from school

This is sometimes a really hard decision. When is a kid to sick to go to school and/or when should you just send them?  When my boys were young it was so much different than it is now.  There  wasn’t … Continue reading

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What to do with the kids on a snow day??

Don’t we always love a snow day?  Or do we? I know how it goes working in a school when we are going to get a snow day.   We always found out the night before and had a calling … Continue reading

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To go or not to go to pre-school

My husband and I have 4 kids; 17, 12, 10 and 3, all girls!!  I never sent my older girls to preschool. But since then it seems as preschool has become more and more popular. Or is it just offered … Continue reading

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Working moms or stay at home moms???

Mommy??  How come you have to go to work??? As we prepare to leave the house for yet another work day, my daughter asks me a question that’s been ruminating in my head since I first became a mother.  The automatic response is something … Continue reading

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