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Hello mamas:<br><br>
I haven't received the word officially yet, but it looks like I may be getting a new job at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham, and I need to find childcare for my son. I will be moving from Washington to Portland (or Gresham, though I'd prefer not to live there). My job will start in September. I looked at the childcare center on campus, but it seemed depressing, crowded, disorganized, and all the kids looked sad.<br><br><b>Does anyone know of any wonderful childcare centers in the Gresham area?</b> I'd prefer to have my son in a smaller center, but I don't know what's available out there. I looked at Wild Lilac (a small home-based center) off Hawthorne and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">loved it</span>, but they don't have openings right now, and I think it would work better to have my son at a place that's close to my work, not 30 minutes away.<br><br>
I am attachment parenting, and I'd like a center that's really warm and caring, has an open-door policy, doesn't force potty training, and listens to how I want to parent my son.<br><br><b>Does anyone know any great places or people they would recommend?</b> I've been trying to get a full-time job in my field for seven years, but the childcare thing is giving me a panic attack. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I am a single mom, and I've been living with my parents for the last year and a half so I didn't have to put my son in childcare. I'm really scared to do so, but I also know that I need to get my life back and can't live here much longer. It's hard because I feel like I am putting my needs and my life above my son's needs, but I also know that having a happy mommy is important for him. Talk about internal turmoil! I wish I could work part-time and stay home with him most of the time, but that's not an option. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Ok, I am rambling now. Please let me know if you have any great childcare recommendations! I am desperate!
 
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