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If you had only 2 hours to spend with your young kids each evening, how would you spend them? (My kids are 5 for reference.)
Asked on 9th February 2012 | 9 replies
Looking for ideas regarding getting a child accelerated in school. I can't seem to get the ear of the local schools (public or private). Has anyone successfully accelerated a child younger than the stated cut-off dates? What did you do to make this hap
Asked on 7th November 2011 | 1 reply
i find a great deal of infos here i am glad i joined work it mom, but i have a question where does your children go after school time my daughter is going to school next year and i donot know where will she go after school and by the time i return home no
Answered on 27th December 2011:
Check to see if her school has an after-school program. The ones around here often do. My kids' school has a program up to 6pm. They can do their homework there, so our evening time is saved for other things. If you need additional childcare from 6pm - 8pm, maybe you can line up a high school student or arrange to pay another parent to take care of your child for that time period. I was a member of Care.com for a little while, and got some leads that seemed good. I never followed up to the point of interviewing or hiring anyone, due to changes in my life, but you might want to check them out to see if there is someone who can meet your needs for a couple of hours per day.
I'm wondering how other moms deal with having to work when they want to stay home? I don't have the option to be a stay at home mom; I go back to work in two weeks and I have already started crying about it. When I left my first to go back to work I cried
Answered on 27th November 2011:
My situation was different, but my sister put her first baby in daycare after a typical US mat leave. She found a daycare very close to her work, so she could go there during lunch and sometimes breaks. This helped in several ways. One, the obvious benefit of being able to see the baby for more of her waking hourse. Two, she was able to breastfeed almost exclusively for about a year. Three, she felt the staff at the daycare was more attentive to the baby and more likely to do what she asked, since they knew she might walk in at any moment. In my case, I was able to work from home, so I hired a nanny. I put the kids in daycare at age 2.5, which felt right to me. They were almost to the age where they could tell me how their day had gone. I also did some math and convinced myself that they were still spending the majority of their waking hours with me.