See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
100 or less
100 - 150
150 - 200
Total Votes: 12
Total Votes: 12
I have a 5 year old son and I am pregnant with a little boy.
I am going to be in the market for a sitter for both kids. I plan to home school my oldest, so I will need a sitter for him through out the day.
Minimum wage in this area is something like 7.35 I think. It might be higher now, but I know it's not even hit 8 yet.
To give you and idea of the cost of living- My husband and I live comfortably on 40,000 a year - no assistance needed
We currently pay my mom 200 a month to babysit my oldest, but she said she can't continue past August. I have seen some moms on here say that they'd be happy to watch two kids for 75 a week, some say 100 and then some are reaching into the 3-4 hundred range. I even saw someone say 700 a WEEK!!!!That is my rent for a 4 bedroom single for a MONTH.
Duties would include:
6:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily
Ensuring that my oldest was getting enough exercise each day ( 2 hours + of outside physical activity )
Monitoring his eating habits
Giving medications for NON CONTAGIOUS illness ( my son has ADHD, the baby will break teeth and get a fever etc)
Limiting TV time
Using 1-2-3 Magic discipline techniques
Using a communication journal for any behavior problems that might be had - I need this for my son's therapist
Problems that may arise:
My oldest has MANAGED ADHD and ODD. Meaning most of the time he is fine, but occasionally ( once a week or less ) he will have an off day and just have an attitude, but nothing seriously horrible, just a bad day.