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The Storm Within

I recently heard a fascinating story, told by my preacher-brother in a sermon. (I love listening to my younger brother preach, except when he uses embarrassing stories from our childhood as illustrations. Thankfully, this story was NOT about us!) In his book, The Good...

Body at Work; Heart at Home

“It’s not that I don’t want to work, but I just miss my baby girl so much.” “I spend more hours a day with my preschool students than I do with my own toddler. How can that be right?” “I wish we could afford for me to stay home with the kids, but it’s my job that has...

Attack that River

Living each day with purpose and determination Who would have thought that a white-water rafting trip that I took in college (a LONG time ago!) would be such a help to me in my current job! Not that there are many similarities between my present employment and...

Complaining Doesn’t Speed It Up

Complaining doesn’t speed it up…3 lessons learned from a crying baby. I’d hate to know what my daycare neighbors think after lunch every day, when baby Jessica (not her real name) is screaming her head off. My youngest daycare baby is almost 18 months old, and she...

10 Reasons to NOT be a daycare provider

To commemorate my 28th month of being a daycare provider, I’ve put together a list of requirements for those of you who may be considering pursuing this career. Of course, these are not the official requirements for state licensing, but they should be… Do NOT pursue...