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I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone.

I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone. Do I need a part time nanny? I am not sure what to... more


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They just stop responding, and I am so exhausted and frustrated from it. I want to cry!

In the past month 3 separate people searching for care have told me they were VERY interested and I met one, I even went out of my way to tell her all the extra things I would help with, I was very flexible and she seemed %100 ON BOARD with using... more


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27 meaningful moral stories for children

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50 of the funniest jokes for kids

Most kids are little clowns by nature, but learning how to tell a good joke is a skill that they will need help mastering. Laughing together is a wholesome way to connect with your kids and cultivating their own sense of humor can help your children in many ways —... more