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    older children

    I always find older boys a bit more challenging to keep busy, especially difficult if you only have the one! I allow some electronic time ( I have an iPad that I allow the kids to use), I have some...
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    staying home

    I had ( and still have) a child that wanted to stay with me everyday and not go to school. The key is sending them every day on a consistent basis. If they act up and you let them stay home, they...
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    I dont feel that being a single mom is something...

    I dont feel that being a single mom is something to hide or be ashamed about. Nor do I consider it a "label" any more than being a " woman" is a label. I am honest and upfront about my situation ....
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    I also tell the families that I interview for my...

    I also tell the families that I interview for my dayhome that I am a single mom. Not because I want them to feel sorry for me or give me more money, but because I want them to understand that I am...
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    I am guessing you don't have any friends who are...

    I am guessing you don't have any friends who are single mothers.
    I have been a single mother since my kids were toddlers ( which is why I opened up my own dayhome). I work 60 hours a week between...
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    all my three year olds are capable of using a...

    all my three year olds are capable of using a spoon to eat soup...I did give one child a measuring spoon (1 Tablespoon) to use because it was easier for her to keep the liquid in the spoon until she...
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    I am on my 11th year....and realizing that I...

    I am on my 11th year....and realizing that I really don't spend much time taking care of myself. I work 60 hrs a week between my day home and a part time job that I work evenings and weekends....
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    Burnout?

    How can you tell if you are getting " burned out" ? I am finding myself longing for the weekend more and more...I love the kids, but I am working more than 60 hours/week between two jobs and feeling...
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    I would be shocked if one of my parents behaved...

    I would be shocked if one of my parents behaved this way without asking permission. most of my parents stay at the front door. Sometimes their child wants to show them something in my playroom ( like...
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    I am a single mom daycare provider. I split up...

    I am a single mom daycare provider. I split up with my ex when the kids just turned 2 and 4 yrs old. I was a stay home mom who was doing afterschool care for spending money ( since my husband refused...
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    I had a 4 1/2yr old child last year that was so...

    I had a 4 1/2yr old child last year that was so spoiled! The parents carried him into the house like a baby and took off his coat and shoes for him. This child was not used to the word no and he...
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    my daughter looked healthy as well, but her...

    my daughter looked healthy as well, but her thyroid didn't produce enough to allow her to grow
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    my daughter stopped growing as well. She stayed...

    my daughter stopped growing as well. She stayed the same height and weight after one year. It turns out she had Hypothyroidsism. Have they checked the childs thyroid?
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    I use quicken for Mac. It allows me to " tag" all...

    I use quicken for Mac. It allows me to " tag" all my daytime expenses and daytime income. I can also print off reports to show how much I spend in each categorie. i.e. crafts, food, etc
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