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Does anyone want/need to discuss the difficulties in caring for other people's children while caring for your own (in or out of the home)?<br><br>
I currently keep my nephew 2 days a week in home and work 3-4 days a week in the church nursery taking care of kids (my kids come with me). I am doing this in order to have a small income while staying home with my kids.<br><br>
I am a little frustrated right now and could use some imput from people in my situation.
 

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I have been a nanny for almost 10 years. My son is 16 months and I went back to work with him in tow (or sling) when he was 2 weeks old. Nonstop 40+ hours a week, busy family. When they moved he was 7 months old and I went looking for a new position. My own searches on craigslist were dissappointing. I eventually went to a nanny agency and was hired rather quickly. My "charge" is a sweet 9 year old only child. His mom is a baby person and adores my son. I scaled back to 25 hours a week, so my income is more supplemental (we scaled our expenses back to absorb the 15 hour "loss").<br>
My biggest problems arise when my lovely hubby is supposed to come collect my toddler. I know he wants "me" time, but I feel I disserve a HUGE old break as ontop of earning, I also do all of our childcare and that is expensive when outsourced. (and more than 15 hours a week!)<br>
One other problem with the family that moved was that their children were very attached to my son. So, ontop of a move, and missing their nanny they had this very tiny person who had become part of their lives. And mirror that about my feelings on the children moving. I miss them!<br>
The caring for children hat never seems to come off of my head though!<br>
What exactly is bothering you? Is it time not spent just being Mom? Interplay with the kids? Just wondering.<br>
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I do daycare out of my home. I don't have any daycare kids right now, but I did for 3 years straight, and am open to taking on one more now if I get the right fit. My DS goes to preschool a couple days a week, and I only have room for one more in my vehicle besides my own two kids. For me, what got frustrating was how LONG some of the hours got, so I have scaled back how long I want to be open during the day, and would prefer to get a part time client so I have a day or more to catch up on housework, and just be with my kids. The last client I had quit when his mom had another baby and decided to stay home full time. I have gotten some calls here and there, but nothing yet has worked out.
 

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I'm pretty sure there's a thread either in the WAHM Well or in Working moms, because last time it was here there ended up being some pretty heated debate. You're all welcome to post here for a support-only chit chat thread though, of course! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I guess I'll just pm my problem I need advice on to people in my position then, because I do not want a debate.
 
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