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Mom warned against baby-sitting kids

September 30, 2009

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— A Michigan woman says she thought she was being neighborly by watching her friends’ children for free each morning — and now she’s in trouble with the state.

Lisa Snyder of Irving Township says she’s been warned by the state Department of Human Services against running an unlicensed day care center.

Snyder said Tuesday she’s fighting to change the law that prompted the letter.

Under state law, no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers.

Agency director Ismael Ahmed said in a written statement that Gov. Jennifer Granholm has instructed him to work with the state Legislature to change the law.

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