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Currently on my Life Wish List:
Lose 25 lbs
Finish my Masters
Projects I am working on:
My research paper
Do you keep your children in child care over the summer, or do you make other arrangements? What do you look for in a summer program for preschool-aged children?
Answered on 21st June 2010:
I do leave my children in. As a teacher, I have many trainings over the summer that I need to attend. Plus, after one summer out, I found it much harder to transition them back in. And quite frankly, they love going to do water play, picnics, field trips, and see their friends!
I am a first time mom and returned to work full time when my baby girl was 3 months old (3 months ago). I am the only one out of my group of friends who is a working mom and I'm having a horrible time finding support to get over my guilt. One of my stay
Answered on 30th April 2010:
There is a ton of guilt when leaving kids somewhere else...I know. But in the time I have been doing it, (almost 5 years -2 kids) I can't believe how far ahead of their nondaycare peers they are. My son is entering Kindergarten this fall, and because of his small center, he already knows most of what he is required to know at the end! My daughter is 2 and she is wonderful with sharing, knows all her colors, sings songs, and is super verbal! And at the end of the day, they both want mom and dad and know we love them, because when we are with them, we are fully present and raising them with our values...that being said, I think it is totally important to choose a place that will support you in that. We go to a cross between in-home/large center. It is large enough for my kids to be social and know the social rules and get academics but everyone knows everyone and it feels like family. They have Christian values and do family style meals together as classes, all very important to how we do things. It can be an awesome partnership and I know, for me, I am a better mom because I am fufilled with my work and my family.