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Do you have an emergency kit in your home? If so, what is in it and where do you keep it?
Asked on 5th June 2008 | 6 replies
Do you have a good system for menu planning?
Asked on 23rd May 2008 | 5 replies
How do you decide between a Nanny or Daycare? Are you happy?
Answered on 18th December 2009:
Childcare continues to be the single hardest decision I've ever had to deal with. And no, its not a one-time decision. I think I wrestle with it more than I every imagined. I think its always easy to find issues with either. We had a nanny for a couple of months but found that we couldn't trust her after catching her in several little lies. We go to a preschool style daycare called The Gardner school. Goddard has a similar structure and is nation wide. Many Montesoris also offer more of a teaching environment. With a daycare, there is some level of confidence that your child's day and care providers are being structured and monitored. Either way, you HAVE to make the effort to establish a relationship with the primary caregiver(s). I don't agree with some here who say your child won't have a relationship with a daycare teacher. My son has very close relationships with his teachers and he gets a great deal of socialization with his friends at school.
I am looking for some help/advice please. My children are older and play outside constantly. I have an issue/frustration because it seems that no matter what I do, their clothes just do not come out clean enough for my liking - there always seems to be
Answered on 7th November 2009:
Vinegar is a good odor neutralizer too. use it like you would bleach, but it is color safe (don't try this AND baking soda on the same load).