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    I'm considering taking on a 6wo part time, please can someone tell me that I'm not crazy. My kids are 7mo and 27mo. Does anyone have any tips on handling three and balancing their needs?
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    DUDE!! i thought you were pg again!!
    back to the regularly scheduled thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*pigpen777 View Post
    DUDE!! i thought you were pg again!!
    back to the regularly scheduled thread!
    Lord, no.
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    Well it didn't work out or me for other reasons...I had a five year old and she was teaching landin some really bad habits. That and her mother liked to take advantage of me.

    I would say you should be ok with a 6 week old...you love to BW so that will free you up a little. Just try to plan your week/day. I always got up early so that I could take a shower and get myself ready and pick up the house a little before she came.

    Kimberly Mommy to Landin and Avery

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    your not crazy, if you can do it with 2 you can do it with 3!!!!

    like PP said, you can babywear.
    it might take some adjustment but i think you can do it.
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    Our LO's are too far in age. DD is 27 months yesterday and DS is 10 1/2 months. The girl I watch is now 20 months. I started watching her when she was 16 months, DD was 24 months, and DS was 7 months. Those first months were pretty easy, but it got much more busy when my DS started walking and getting into everything. Thankfully, this girl's mom and I get along well and she just trusts me with everything. (Sorry it didn't work out for you, Kimberly)

    I think the age the one you'll watch will give you challenges when your LO starts walking, but you'll adjust. Just remember to make it a daily routine of getting yourself ready before the third one arrives. It really does help out.

    I don't know how often you plan on keeping the baby, but I personally wouldn't do it everyday. I keep this girl on Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's and I look forward to my Wednesday's and Friday's with my two alone. I don't have a carseat for the other child so I am housebound when she is here. That might be something you need to discuss if you keep the LO 5 days a week. Try to get a carseat so you can get out of the house.
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    I don't think you are crazy at all! It's a great way to make some money, doing something you like, taking care of lo's, and it may even keep the wanting more babies hormaones at bay

    I would make sure that you set everything out and treat it like a business in some aspects, times, days, amounts, each person's expectations!
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    Thanks everyone!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*twokmommy View Post
    I don't know how often you plan on keeping the baby, but I personally wouldn't do it everyday. I keep this girl on Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's and I look forward to my Wednesday's and Friday's with my two alone. I don't have a carseat for the other child so I am housebound when she is here. That might be something you need to discuss if you keep the LO 5 days a week. Try to get a carseat so you can get out of the house.
    I told her we could try 2-3 days a week. She works and goes to school, I'm not sure if it will be 8 hour shifts of watching him or shorter visits. I think it will shorter visits though. My car can handle another car seat but I don't think it would be wise for me to go out 3 against one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*only.woman.in.the.house View Post
    I don't think it would be wise for me to go out 3 against one.

    Kimberly Mommy to Landin and Avery

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