Now that we have settled in to our apartment and the babies are getting a little older, its time for a new schedule. I found a website article on Familyshare.com I thought was very clever on how to make a schedule and follow it. It makes it look easy. I thought it would be a good way to get the children involved and create an understanding. You can access this great article here. http://familyshare.com/ease-into-a-routine-with-8-simple-steps
So today, we are going to sit the girls down and we are going to make a schedule that the girls agree with. We will put it on a big posterboard and display it, where it can be seen and followed. This will not only get them involved but easier to corporate with the new routine. Most things will stay the same. However, now that there is a tablet in the house, and the girls can help out more, I would like to add a little helper, clean up time, and tablet time. I think having set times the girls can use the tablet will keep them from using it whenever, until whenever they want to. Prevent some arguments.
I also liked that she has set wake up times and set bedtime. I think this is important that those times are the same everday. Being firm will make the transition easier to be done. Also, using pictures to help them understand and feel more involved is a great idea. I will post pictures of the poster when we are done and discuss what we came up with. If you make a schedule following this advice or you read this amazing article from Familyshare.com please leave your thoughts bellow.
In this generation, women have to work. It's the sad truth, but even if you don't want to, you still have to. I believe that if a mother wants to stay home, with her children, it can beneficial to find an online job. Be careful for scams, and make sure it's legitimate. I plan on adding a section on here to help mothers find work from home.
So say you just found this awesome job. Now you need to find childcare. No one knows your children like you do. You can get them involved and ask them "who do you like watching you?" even "who do you like more?" I definitely ask my oldest these questions. If my child does not like you, you can't watch my kids. If you want your child to behave better, make sure they're comfortable with who is watching them.
Another thing is, you get what you pay for. Treat the people that care for your children, with care and respect. Always make sure if you want something extra done, you ask for it. Reward for extra work. A babysitter that cares for your children tends to get very attached to your children. They may do extra around the house for you. If you want a good relationship with your babysitter, at the end of the week give her a tip. This will guarantee she will continue doing a great job. Show her you appreciate her.
Okay so only a mother can be a mom. I also believe when it comes to leaving your children alone with somebody, it should also be a female. Unless it is somebody related, or you completely trust. Background checks are necessary when looking for a caregiver. Try to avoid looking for caregivers online. That idea just scares me. So many people out there, do not know how to care for a child properly. Make sure you get you know the caregiver first. If you are bringing your child to a Care Center make sure its clean, safe, and friendly. Always check out a center before you sign your child up for that center. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a question through my contact forums.
Thank you and good luck on finding your perfect babysitter, because when it comes to your child, don't accept anything but perfect.
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