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Is caring for kids out of your home worth it, just to stay home with your own?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:53 AM on Jun. 15, 2012 in Money & Work
Answer by hisgirl616 at 5:53 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 7:50 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:58 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
Answer by jain.doh at 9:27 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
There are pros and cons. Depends on the children. Sometimes they tend to cause your child to misbehave and get into trouble unnecessarily... But, if you're really needing the extra money and feel you would ENJOY doing this, then give it a try. Don't get more than 3 children. Too many can cause extra stress on you, your child and the children you are caring for.
Even though you will be keeping them in your own home, you will be limited on what you can do around the house with extra kids there. The mothers will definitely be expecting you to care for their child... Be prepared for certain housework to go undone until later in the evening. Make sure your husband is okay with it also... He will come home very tired from work and if there are other kids in the house causing messes and fussing, it may put him in a bad mood as well.
Can you tell I've done this before? : ) Never like it myself...
Answer by Ruthmom802 at 10:57 PM on Jun. 15, 2012