Childcare

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Do you think it is valuable to run a background check on a potential nanny? What are some valid websites for this? How much does it usually cost....
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Hi moms, I found a in-home baby care facility and want to run a check on the ...
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I need to do a background check (on myself!) but am not sure how to go about it....
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Ladies, I suppose I am only asking for reassurance as I will have to wait and se...
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I found someone I want to hire for a nanny for my 6 month old once I return to w...

1st Day of School

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Hi! Anyone do something special for their kindergartener on their first day of school? A special breakfast? Outfit? Keepsake? Craft? My son starts...
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My oldest daughter is starting kindergarten next Wednesday. I really want to ma...
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I have a daughter who will be starting kindergarten and a son who will be starti...
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Hi, everyone! We have one week left of summer vacation before my boy starts k...
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is it proper to wear a nice short set to school the first day?? my son is going...

After School Care

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I am looking into after school child care. What should I expect to pay?...
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My son will be ready for kinder this coming year and I don't know what to do abo...
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My daughter will be an 11 year old sixth grader. Does any place in the Plainfil...
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How much did you pay for after school care?...
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I need to find out where my grandchild can go for after school and summer vacati...

Day Care Centers & Providers

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Hi All, I have a 6 months old baby girl, who started day-care about 2 weeks ago. Since than she is taking (good case scenario) two 20 min. naps btw....
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I am 6.5 weeks from having baby (C-sect) #2. With my son, I could barley move fo...
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I left my boys at day care for the first time today. My 2.5 year old cried for ...
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I have a question for moms using daycare. My issue is that we get charged even ...
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Hi, I am wanting to put my 4 yr old in day care, my mother n law has watched h...

Gifted & Talented Child

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My daughter tested above the 9th stanine on the GATES test and was invited to attend a new school. Liberty Talented and Gifted Elementary school. It ...
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Thanks to all of you who responded. I will look into the HEBAGT website. We ...
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My daughter Alex's preschool teacher has informed me that while she'd love to ke...
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Okay everyone keeps telling me my daughter is gifted and I need to find the "bes...
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We just moved to a new town in a new state and had our children evaluated at the...

Home Schooling

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Hi there. I need advice. My husband and I are pretty determined that we want to home-school. My son will be 5 in a week, so he technically could be ...
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i am planning to homeschool and need some help on where to start??...
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I wanted to ask all the Homeschool Moms why they decided to homeschool. Was it ...
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My daughter is 3, about to turn 4 in March. I taught in a public school for 6 y...
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Hi, I just joined the mama source I was just wanting to know if anyone is ...

Montessori

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Hello, Just wondering if anyone knows the price range of Montessori school. I would love to know the price of the Montessori in Troy Ohio, but a range ...
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I'm thinking about enrolling my 20 month old son in a Montessori school, for tod...
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Can anyone recommend a good Montessori school in the area?...
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I'm seeking opinions on the Montessori program at Lakeside Montessori in The Col...
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I am thinking about putting my daughter in a Montessori school within the Milwau...

Nanny Share

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We have a FABULOUS NANNY and are hoping to share her with another Evanston family (preferably) or find another full-time position for her. Aida ...
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I am loking for a nanny to take care of my preemie baby who is now 3 months old....
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I just came back to work after having #3. My kids have always attended a Daycare...
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How much do people pay nannies in this neighborhood and how do you find one? We ...
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We are looking to share our nanny with another nearby family with one child. Sha...

Occasional & Drop-in Care

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HI Mom's, I have a friend with a 4-year old who would lke a couple of hours alone to run errands, get her hair done, etc. Do you have any suggestions f...
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I am looking for a child care center in the Chandler/Gilbert/Mesa area that offe...
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My old job recently asked me to return to work part-time, on a project-by-projec...
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I live in Allen and was wondering if anyone knows of a drop-in place to leave th...
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I have a few interviews for work coming up in the next week. Is there anyone who...

Preparing for First Day

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My oldest daughter will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks and I'm in a flurry trying to get everything ready. Gathering school supplies, clothes...
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Hi Moms! My firstborn is ready to start kindergarten in less than a month - and...
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Hi All, I am looking for any advice, suggestions or ideas on how to make the fi...
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My 4 year old daughter will turn 5 years old this month. She has never been in a...
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Hi mamas, I have a two-fold question. I'm looking for information on preschool/...

Preparing for Kindergarten

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My son is about to start kindergarten, and I'm not sure what to expect. Do they come home with homework at this age? Does he need a backpack, pencil ca...
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My son is in preschool for the second year. So far I have been happy until rece...
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Hi Mamas! I would like to ask all of you about your children as they entered ...
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How do you know if your preschooler is ready for kindergarten? My son turns 5 du...
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My daughter is starting public kindergarten in August and I was wondering what I...

Preschool & Head Start

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Attention all mommy's and daddy's out there. I need your help... I have looked online and looked at schools and I have called around asking for prices ...
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Hi I heard that there is a pre pre-k for children under 3 years old. Does anyon...
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I'm confused. My 4 year old son is a little on the imature side and his pre k t...
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What is everyone's opinion of doing a year of Pre-K before starting kindergarten...
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My 4 almost 5 year old just started pre-k at a private school and he's having a ...

Public vs. Private

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Have you ever had to take your child out of private school and place them into public school for a certain reason or vice versa, take them from public ...
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Are your children in public school or private or home school? Why did you choose...
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Hi Moms, It is time to decide which elementary school my son should be going to ...
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Hi Mom's Can anyone give the good and bad about St. Walter's church in Rosel...
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My son just turned 4 and next year he will be going to kinder. I am puzzled as t...

Readiness to Start

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While recently at a preschool field trip with my daughter, I was at a table eating while discussing kindergarten with other moms, and was shocked at ho...
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After my daughter was in daycare from 3 months to almost 3 years, my husband and...
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My oldest daughter will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks and I'm in a flu...
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My daughter is 4 years old and has a September birthday. She has been going to a...
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My little boy turned 2 at the end of July and suddenly we are looking for presch...

School Lunch

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My banana turns black in my grandson's school lunch.....How do I stop this..........I did not put them in the fridge..........
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I have 2 high school boys. I just found out that the school lunch price has jum...
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Hi everyone! Just wondering what you pack for your kids' lunches. My kids won'...
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Ok well my little boy wants to take lunch to school now. And I dont know what t...
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I need ideas on what to feed my 5 year old for lunch. He does not like sandwich...

Sick Child Care

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Hi, All, What do you do if you work or attend school full-time, spouse is not around and your young children are mildly ill (with a slight fever, ru...
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I was wondering what do you do with your kids when they are sick and you are wor...
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Hi, I need some input here....My husband and I work full time and my 4 year o...
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I recently in January took my seventeen month old son out of in home day care to...
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I have a question for moms using daycare. My issue is that we get charged even ...

Social Skills

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I find myself exhausted lately....it's great that my dd shares everything with me because I can help her navigate all of the social situations that hap...
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As a child I was a social outcast, a nerd. I was overweight, had horrible acne, ...
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I'm worried about my 17 year old daughter. She spends all day in her room with ...
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My 4-yr-old started preschool in August and has enjoyed it. Her teachers say th...
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Has anyone ever had to deal with social services or knwo how they work. My husb...

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