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'Replacing' Mom

I was just listening to the show and you were talking about how infants need to be home with their moms. I couldn't agree with you more.

I have been in the childcare field for over 14 years and I have never been able to "replace" Mom. I have anywhere from 5-10 children in my room (ages 6 weeks to 5 years). As hard as I try, I cannot give these children the one-on-one attention they deserve. It is so sad when I see a new mom drop off their 6-week-old babies and leave crying. I have to ask is the car payment or credit card payments worth it? I do realize that in some situations people need to work but most of the time it is a choice. I am looking to start a new career as soon as possible so I don't have to witness this sad situation any longer.

Thanks for letting me vent!


Tags: Parenting, Read On-Air, SAHM stay at home moms, Values
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