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ok so Morgan and i have been talking lately and we have decided that either he needs to get a paper route EARLY in the AM and go to bed soon after he gets home from work, or i need to start bringing some income in.<br>
the thought of working outside the home KILLS me! the main problem i have with it for us in our situation, is that while morgan is a wonderful dad, he doesnt do everything the way i would, and i fear her dinners wouldnt be as nutritous, that she wouldnt be able to go to bed for him(cause she cant), and that he wont be able to find his GD inner self. he was raised in a very abusive household, and while he is definately nothing like that, he does lose his temper and yell over little things, and i HATE it. drives me nuts and thats what we fight over mainly. but he only does it when i am not in the room other wise he lets me discipline and stays out of it. learning how to do it properly while observing.<br><br>
so with all that said i was thinking, there are so many people that work on the weekends but dont have weekend childcare.<br><br>
would any of you (or do you know of anyone that would) need childcare on the weekends?<br>
i am in beaverton, we are vegetarian, but i have no problem feeding children their specific diets. we do have 2 cats and 4 dogs, but all are either child friendly or stay far away from the kids. we use CD, and my sister uses sposies, so i wouild be ok with either, we live only a block from a great park, and a block from an elementary school. both with great grass areas and play structures.<br>
we practice gentle discipline. and we are a no smoking/drinking/drugs home.<br>
we have a "toy area" in the large family room set aside specifically for the kids' toys and books.<br>
i think i would offer care from 9-6 or 10-7 full or part time. on saturdays and sundays only. unles someone really needs weekdays, then i could be talked into it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
so what is the going rate these days per kid per hour?<br>
i dont think i would take on more than 2 or three kids, we already have my dd Addy (20 mo) and my neice Lily (14.5mo) here so five kids at the most sounds good.<br>
also i think i would limit the ages to 1-4 years old.<br><br>
so any input would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
also, we are currently at my folk's house, and will be moving but staying in the beaverton ish area when everything falls into place. but that could be a few months from now. and when we do move we will be a pet free home.
 

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Hey Tiffany!<br><br>
I'm totally not in need of any childcare at the moment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> but I just wanted to offer a hug <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">, and also to have you check out kittyhooch.com - they're looking for some part time help in this area (Hillsboro/Aloha/Beaverton), including the possibility of picking stuff up from them and working on it at your place (sewing, stuffing, etc). I'd normally not mention it, 'cause I'm trying to get in with them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but I figured you could use it if, um, you could use it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck! Any family would be lucky to have you!
 

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LOL, I must be stalking you. Funny enough, I was thinking of doing the same thing. Maybe we can open a business together haha. I have been trying to think of ways to make extra money ever since we got here, but then again if we rent out a room in our new place, I won't need to! There are lots of home business opportunities, but most of them do not seem very reliable as far as a steady income. There are alot of moms on Craigslist in your same exact situation, so on the one hand, you do have competition, but on the other hand, you can market yourself from the CD, AP, etc perspective. One thing you can do is write to people from CL and ask their rates. A bit dishonest, but I did it haha. Here is what I got from one mom FWIW:<br><br>
Part time rate--for infants to toddler (or anyone that is not potty train)- $4/hr and $30day<br>
Full time rates are the following<br>
Infants up to 12months: Full Time Tuition $175.00 per week<br>
12months to 24 months: Full Time Tuition $150.00/week<br>
24 months and up for Full Time Tuition is $125.00/week<br><br>
I just happened to have those handy, but personally I think they are way too high. That is high for licensed, and IMHO if you are not licensed you should not expect as much. Seems like the lowest I have seen was around $125/week. You may have an edge if you are willing to beat the going rate, but then people might wonder why....<br><br>
I also visited a home center and got a totally bad feeling. I highly recommend doing this, because if you do get a bad feeling, you will see what to avoid. Hope some of this helps!
 

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If you do want to get licensed, it is super easy. I used to have a child care license, and all I had to do was sit through a class for an hour or two. I think you can even waive the fee if you can't afford it. The fee was like $35 or something? This was almost 10 yrs ago though, so I'm not sure if it has changed.
 

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growing up my mom was liscensed, and i was easy for her to get hers, so it should be fairly easy. we were talking this morning about the possibility of being foster parents if we get our own 2bedroom apt and not houseshare, it would help out a child in need, and i grew up with many foster brothers and sisters and didnt turn out screwed up :p so i think Addy would be ok. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
i dont think i could do childcare full time tho, i was a liscensed infant/toddler teacher in Boston in a childcare center (not mentioning names) while going to college for Early Childhood Education, and i got burnt out!!! a few days a week like on weekends is good for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
and Lisa, stalk away, what are friends for? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
i will check out kittyhootch. i was just telling somone about thier product, i think i refered to it as the "dank" of catnip. hahaha. my cats love the stuff. i would have to have a sealed container for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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YOu can call the washington county child care resource and referal and they can get you the going rate for your zip or specific school area. It might take them a couple of days depending on how busy they are. hmmmmm....<a href="http://www.communityaction4u.org/ccrr/" target="_blank">http://www.communityaction4u.org/ccrr/</a>
 

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you ladies ROCK!<br>
really. i have never felt so much support and love from "strangers" before. :heart<br>
thanks so much from the bottom of my heart.
 
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