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Helpful Mom Fined $1K for Babysitting a Friend’s Kids

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 11:31 am in Just Bizarre.

Toy school bus Unbelievable. A Michigan stay-at-home-mom was just helping a friend when she offered to watch a neighbor’s kids each morning till the school bus arrived. The bus stop was at the end of her driveway, the neighbor had to leave for work and it was no big deal – less than an hour, no money exchanged, just one mom helping another. Now Lisa Snyder is being threatened with a $1,000 state fine for running an illegal day care facility. The State Dept. of Human Services says legally, anyone who cares for other people’s kids for more than four weeks per year is running a day care facility. And some nasty neighbor must have ratted the family out. Guess it doesn’t take a village to raise a child – only to make helpful moms miserable. Your thoughts?

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One Response to “Helpful Mom Fined $1K for Babysitting a Friend’s Kids”

  1. Daniel Says:

    What a waste of Lisa Snyder’s time, the government agency’s time, news print space, etc.

    The Michigan State Department of Human Services needs to review their policy!

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