After School Care: Child

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After School Care

I am looking into after school child care. What should I expect to pay?

Nanny Share

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6 Year Old Behavior... Ugh!

I have a 6 year old daughter who is in 1st grade, a great student, a very sweet intelligent child and very respectful to everyone she speaks to. She is very well spoken and very social. She and I have lots of us time together! She always tell me no and yells back at me. I am a full time working mom and my hubby is an over the road truck driver. She is the youngest of my kids the others being 13, 15, & 17. However she is rude and talks back to to mom. Talks back, yells at everyone including her brother and sisters. Anyone having...

Occasional Sitters & Drop-in Centers

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Drop-In, Occasional Daycare - Does It Exist?

My old job recently asked me to return to work part-time, on a project-by-project basis. Primarily, I would be working from home, but they want me to come in to the office one day a week. However, the day of the week will vary and there will be weeks where I needn't report at all. Our dilemma is that we can't afford to commit to a daycare on those weeks when I am between projects (and therefore not making any money). Anyone know of a daycare where you can just drop-in? Otherwise, any suggestions on finding a babysitter in the Troy area...

Sick Care

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Sick Child Etiquette?

Okay this may be a little more of a rant than a question. What is so important that it's okay to subject other children (and adults) to your sick child? What makes people think that their workout or lunch date is more important than anyone elses life? Here is what happened... a child in my son's school had a fever Wednesday night. No fever in the morning because they had been given tylenol. Then had to be picked up from school for a fever because she had the FLU! The mother is a SAHM but had to go workout because she was training for a...


Sick Child Care

Hi, All, What do you do if you work or attend school full-time, spouse is...