I see you there. Standing in the middle of the kitchen, talking to yourself. Or, maybe it’s the dirty dishes? You’ve broken up with them again haven’t you? You’ve decided they’re not worth the work today, or the stress. No matter. They weren’t much for conversation, anyway. It’s already been a long day hasn’t it? […]
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I thought I would share with you some of the things I have learned over the last six years about finding daycare in Colorado Springs through a series of posts that break down the advantages and disadvantages of all the options.
The struggle to find child care is a constant battle and can cause major stress. It’s a challenge to balance a convenient location, the number of facilities you have to pick up and drop off from (why do so few facilities take infants?!?) and the cost of care for multiple children.
As the employer, you actually need to budget for quite a bit more than the hourly rate. When you hire a nanny as a household employee, you have to pay Social Security and Medicare for that person, as well as unemployment insurance and often payroll services
I’ve come to realize that my home is a lot like my heart. There are days where I scrub it clean and prepare it for goals, dreams, and work and for those days where I’ve invited people in—to gather and play. Sometimes, I’m simply enjoying the few seconds where I’m alone and it’s quiet. But […]
This is the first in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo Freire says it best: “Yet only through communication can human life hold meaning.” We talk to our children from birth; we spend countless hours and millions of words communicating with them over a lifetime. […]
There are two types of moms: the mom who monitors her kids in the fast food play area and the mom who throws her kids to the wolves doesn’t. Oh, and there are a few moms like me: Somewhere in the middle. I’m the mom who scans the walls for the plaque with the neatly printed […]
Time with them is slipping through my fingers, like water wildly gushing from a faucet. I know I can do nothing to stop or alter the flow. But I need to do a better job of closing my fingers and creating a cup to drink from and savor before it flows over and passes me […]
But now we have come to what I call the sweet spot. The kids are between, say, 3 and 6. They believe in Santa and his magic. And they are suckers for all of the advertising on TV. They may be a little shy but parents or elves usually can coax them to at least […]
Our daughter is a full-fledged toddler – imitating the things her daddy and I do. In many ways she’s like her mama. She likes things in order: closed doors, shut cupboards. One of the things I hope she picks up from me are little ways that she can use resources efficiently. Small Changes for Greater […]