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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,428
Posted By LoraJenkins
I used those cots for years until they were just...

I used those cots for years until they were just worn out...lol. They are GREAT for children until about the age of 4, then my dcks grew out of them. When my daughter moved out and I suddenly had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,332
Posted By LoraJenkins
Restaurant style/family style here. I make up...

Restaurant style/family style here. I make up individual plates after the kids are all strapped into their seats and have their bibs on (they are all 3 and under). I make my plate, then bring all of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,770
Posted By LoraJenkins
I always cook dinner with my daycare children...

I always cook dinner with my daycare children here, they leave so late we wouldn't eat at a decent hour if I waited.. Usually it is something that takes a while to bake or a crockpot meal. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,727
Posted By LoraJenkins
I am really down in numbers right now. If I were...

I am really down in numbers right now. If I were full we would have enough to live on for a year or so because of savings. If something hapoened to my husband's job past that time frame, we would ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By LoraJenkins
Napping Help!

Hi All. I have a few nappung issues I need to find a solution for. Any advice would be appreciated.

Issue #1: I have a 5 year old that has stopped napping but the younger ones still do. What can I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,361
Posted By LoraJenkins
Thank you for bringing this to the group. It is...

Thank you for bringing this to the group. It is so nice to see everyone's acceptance.

Merry Part & Blessed Be
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By LoraJenkins
I am in the same situation at the moment. I am...

I am in the same situation at the moment. I am down to 1 full time child and 2 drop in children. Luckily my Husband has a great job abd we can pa our bills woth his income. It will be real tight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,411
Posted By LoraJenkins
I woukd be hurt. We have a 97 Sportster and DH...

I woukd be hurt. We have a 97 Sportster and DH just bought a plusher seat so I would be comfy. He NEVER, and I mean NEVER, rides without me. Its our "thing" lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,339
Posted By LoraJenkins
What do you wear? I wear jeans and a scrub top. ...

What do you wear? I wear jeans and a scrub top.
Do you do your hair? Yes, takes 5 minutes to brush & straighten.
Makeup? No
Shoes, socks, or bare feet? Bare feet .... no shoes allowed.
Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,292
Posted By LoraJenkins
OP, Merry Meet! I am Wiccan and all my parents...

OP, Merry Meet! I am Wiccan and all my parents know it. It has never been an issue for me. The way I see it is if they are uncomfortable, I don't need them as clients. You are not alone being a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,661
Posted By LoraJenkins
1. do you use a cirriculum, yes 2. if you do...

1. do you use a cirriculum, yes
2. if you do which one I use Carol's Affordable Curriculum
3. age group you use it. Two 2.5 year olds, a 5 year old and a 5.5 year old
4. any dislike or likes about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have the Step 2 8 in 1 climber. Its pretty...

I have the Step 2 8 in 1 climber. Its pretty low to the ground and all ages love it. Same with the Step 2 roller coaster.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,003
Posted By LoraJenkins
My daycare space use to be in my livingroom....

My daycare space use to be in my livingroom. Since my daughters moved out I have 2 separate rooms and a bathroom just for daycare space. It is SO nice not to have toys snd stuff in my livingroom! At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By LoraJenkins
I get most of my items second hand. If it is...

I get most of my items second hand. If it is something big, I plan and save up for it.
As far as the "I love you's", I say it right back. I truely do love my daycare kids, even the harder to love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,598
Posted By LoraJenkins
Thank you. It is small, but cozy :)

Thank you. It is small, but cozy :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,598
Posted By LoraJenkins
My photos are posted in my album....

My photos are posted in my album. https://www.daycare.com/forum/album.php?albumid=170
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,804
Posted By LoraJenkins
I guess I never though about not being able to do...

I guess I never though about not being able to do "it". I had 5 of my own children by the age of 23 (yes, I started young). And started caring for 2 newborns when my third was 2 weeks old. Since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,348
Posted By LoraJenkins
I do not serve breakfast. Here is my meal...

I do not serve breakfast. Here is my meal schedule:

9 am: morning snack
12 pm: lunch
3 pm: afternoon snack
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By LoraJenkins
My youngest DD has had migraines from the age of...

My youngest DD has had migraines from the age of 4. He needs to see a Pediatic Neurologist ASAP to find the cause. They put mt DD on a preventative medication that worked miracles. That poor little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,468
Posted By LoraJenkins
All my daycare parents love that I ride a Harley....

All my daycare parents love that I ride a Harley. One even works at the local "biker bar" and lets me know about upcoming poker runs and charity rides. I am so glad I never had to hide it.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,009
Posted By LoraJenkins
:hug:I recently had the same issue with a 2.5...

:hug:I recently had the same issue with a 2.5 year old DCB and let it worry me to death. Finally, with the help of advice from this group, I have learned to serve a healthy lunch and if the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,468
Posted By LoraJenkins
I use to offer over night and weekend care. I got...

I use to offer over night and weekend care. I got burned out pretty quick. Now, I am off at 6:30 pm and have time for me :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,562
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have a "prize box" that I have dollar store...

I have a "prize box" that I have dollar store toys, card games, small puzzles, etc in. Every Friday, if the children have stayed in green all week, they can choose a prize. If they get in yellow or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By LoraJenkins
I tried this back in August of last year. It...

I tried this back in August of last year. It didn't go very well. Even though DCPs had to "sign" the books out, I had a hard time getting them to return them. I think it lasted maybe 6 weeks and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By LoraJenkins
I've had 1 extra child all week and BOY does that...

I've had 1 extra child all week and BOY does that throw everything off!!! My 2 yr old DCB has decided it is a good idea to flood his diapers all week (and I check diapers every hour). I mean pee on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have had one family for the past 9 years. First...

I have had one family for the past 9 years. First DCB now 9, and sister now 4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6,246
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 843,091
Posted By LoraJenkins
I just have to vent. 2.5 year old DCB is STILL on...

I just have to vent. 2.5 year old DCB is STILL on pureed veggies & fruits at home. Everyday I put regular veggies & fruits on his plate at lunch & snacks and everyday he refuses to eat them & cries....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By LoraJenkins
Really????

I have a 2.5 year old dcb that comes 2-3 days a week. When he started in my care, his Mother was single. Now she has moved in with her boyfriend. The boyfriend picks-up now. Last week at pick-up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,649
Posted By LoraJenkins
Here are my rates: 4-5 set days...no more...

Here are my rates:

4-5 set days...no more than 10 hpurs per day is $125 per week.
3 set days....no more than 10 hours per day is $90 per week.
drop-ins are $35 per day, still no more than 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,305
Posted By LoraJenkins
Personally I have cribs, bouncers, high chairs,...

Personally I have cribs, bouncers, high chairs, baby slings, boppys, bottles, swaddling blankets, lovies, white noise machine or CD player with lullabies, board books, bumbos, baby play zones and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,182
Posted By LoraJenkins
I did this same thing for years. Being open 24/7...

I did this same thing for years. Being open 24/7 WILL wear you down and effect everyone in your household. When will you have down time? Family time? I OCCASIONALLY do an overnight but stopped the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By LoraJenkins
The earliest I serve lunch is 11:30 am but it is...

The earliest I serve lunch is 11:30 am but it is usually 11:45-12:00. Then a wind-down and nap is 1:00-3:00 pm. My Littles do better when we follow a set schedule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,223
Posted By LoraJenkins
Oh, I envy you! I ADORE babies! Supplies...plenty...

Oh, I envy you! I ADORE babies! Supplies...plenty of changes of clothing, burp cloths, 2 boppies, a front carrier, tons of swaddling blankets, more diapers & wipes than you think, bottles and extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,659
Posted By LoraJenkins
Parents who quit their jobs and go from FT to...

Parents who quit their jobs and go from FT to technically drop-in with no notice. Then I get an "I'm sorry about the drop in hours". Yeah well, I'm sorry I am going to fill you FT spot ASAP and will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,082
Posted By LoraJenkins
My daughter, Mom, sister, niece and nephews...

My daughter, Mom, sister, niece and nephews actually stopped by today. The only issue I have is the day gets hectic real quick because it adds another 2 year old and a 1 year old to the mix. When my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,753
Posted By LoraJenkins
After having our vehicles broken into several...

After having our vehicles broken into several times, I always lock the doors. Parents know this and understand that I am here alone with the children. It's for the children's safety as much as my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,524
Posted By LoraJenkins
In my main daycare area (which was my oldest...

In my main daycare area (which was my oldest daughter's bedroom), the colors are a soft green & a soft peachy tan. In my nap room (which was my youngest daughter's bedroom), the colors are mint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,273
Posted By LoraJenkins
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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-21-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,408
Posted By LoraJenkins
My daughters went through the same thing between...

My daughters went through the same thing between the ages of 2 and 4. The only thing that worked for us was having a specific "naked" time every evening. They would watch the clock and when 7pm hit,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,273
Posted By LoraJenkins
I've had parents bring M&M s here for PT DCB....

I've had parents bring M&M s here for PT DCB. They gave him 1 for per and 2 for BM. I REFUSED! I was training 5 at the same time and it wasn't gonna happen. He used a sticker chart just like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By LoraJenkins
The diapers definitely need to be stripped!!!! I...

The diapers definitely need to be stripped!!!! I have 2 DCKs here that are in cloth diapers. Only 1 time have I had ammonia issues. I stripped with RNR and changed to Charlies soap. Never had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have a bookcase that holds my baby toys. The...

I have a bookcase that holds my baby toys. The Olders know they are off limits. I also have toys just for the Olders (Mr & Mrs Potato Head, knex, puzzles, books that can be torn, etc) that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By LoraJenkins
I wear scrubs. Usually the whole outfit but...

I wear scrubs. Usually the whole outfit but sometimes I wear a scrub top with a pair of jeans. I figure at least this way I won't ruin my good clothes :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,298
Posted By LoraJenkins
I play classical music & soft instrumentals....

I play classical music & soft instrumentals. Anything else seems to keep them awake. I have music channels on my cable and that is what I use. I am going to check out audio books, the older kitties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,604
Posted By LoraJenkins
My hours change depending on parent's needs....

My hours change depending on parent's needs. Almost all of my families work in retail, restaurants and bars so their hours are not usual. I could have my first drop-off at 5:30am and my last pick-up...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-14-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,378
Posted By LoraJenkins
Ooooooh, since I both knit & crochet, and have a...

Ooooooh, since I both knit & crochet, and have a whole room full of yarn, I should do this!!!!! Thank you for the idea :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By LoraJenkins
OMG!!!! I LUV them!!!! Too bad I already have 30+...

OMG!!!! I LUV them!!!! Too bad I already have 30+ pocket diapers ( plus more prefolds & flats). :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,932
Posted By LoraJenkins
Fold some laundry Clean up after lunch Eat my...

Fold some laundry
Clean up after lunch
Eat my lunch
Talk with DH on the phone
Shhhhhh kids a MILLION times
Knit or crochet
watch recorded shows
Start Dinner
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,561
Posted By LoraJenkins
OMG! He is just too cute!!!!;)

OMG! He is just too cute!!!!;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,172
Posted By LoraJenkins
likethis mine too. Non negotiable!!!! If they...

likethis mine too. Non negotiable!!!! If they have outgrown nap time, they have outgrown my daycare. I haven't had an issue yet. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By LoraJenkins
:hug: So very sorry to hear about your beloved...

:hug: So very sorry to hear about your beloved dog. We lost our 8 year old Maine Coon to liver cancer and our 9 year old German Shepherd to a spine disease. I know your heart ache, it's so hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,437
Posted By LoraJenkins
I also offer overnight care for current families....

I also offer overnight care for current families. It is double my daily rate. I have one DCG that is here overnight at least once a week. Also, one DCM is a waitress and another is a bartender so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,188
Posted By LoraJenkins
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,561
Posted By LoraJenkins
likethislikethislikethis But mine is a Harley...

likethislikethislikethis But mine is a Harley Sportster ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,561
Posted By LoraJenkins
For me it is caffeine pills no later than 3pm,...

For me it is caffeine pills no later than 3pm, upbeat music & dancing ( always gives me energy ) and a bottle of wine after the DCKs go home on Fridays.

It's FRIDA Y so listening to "Get Your...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,692
Posted By LoraJenkins
Here it is: Breakfast-Eggs & toast Lunch:...

Here it is:
Breakfast-Eggs & toast
Lunch: Baked chicken, rice, corn & fruit
Snack: Baby carrots with ranch dip
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,322
Posted By LoraJenkins
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By LoraJenkins
What about an I-Spy bingo game? I have seen free...

What about an I-Spy bingo game? I have seen free printable sheets on-line that were made just for car trips.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,772
Posted By LoraJenkins
I charge by the day AND by the contracted hours....

I charge by the day AND by the contracted hours. For example, one family who's hours are 4-5 days a week, 8am to 5:30PM (9 1/2 hours) has one daily rate. While another family who's hours are 4-5 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By LoraJenkins
My little ones (under 2 1/2) sleep in cribs in a...

My little ones (under 2 1/2) sleep in cribs in a spare room. My olders sleep on cots in my living room so I can see them at all times. This has worked for me for years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,071
Posted By LoraJenkins
I may get bashed for this but, usually if a time...

I may get bashed for this but, usually if a time out is used here it was a VERY bad behavior and I am NOT rewarding it with a hug. I use time-outs rarely and as a last resort. The Littles get hugs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,124
Posted By LoraJenkins
likethis Me too. I work alone with between 3 and...

likethis Me too. I work alone with between 3 and 5 Littles depending on the day. If my Husband gets home before pick up, he does help so I can get Supper on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,508
Posted By LoraJenkins
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likethislikethislikethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,633
Posted By LoraJenkins
This one is similar to the one I have and made by...

This one is similar to the one I have and made by the same company:http://www.kidkraft.com/toys-and-playsets/kitchens/kitchens/53181

I bought it used 4 years ago and it still looks brand new!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,861
Posted By LoraJenkins
Thirsties has a new line with sizing options....

Thirsties has a new line with sizing options. Size 2 are from 18-40 pounds and are plenty roomy. I also love Blueberry brand because they also have the legs gussets that hold the poo in. There is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,840
Posted By LoraJenkins
I remember those days with my last child. Up all...

I remember those days with my last child. Up all night, slept all day no matter what I tried! And believe me, I tried making her stay awake during the day, it just left me with an over tired crying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,616
Posted By LoraJenkins
Girl I thought it was just me. I am so wiped out...

Girl I thought it was just me. I am so wiped out by Friday I am useless all weekend besides just laundry & groceries. And I am only 42!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,056
Posted By LoraJenkins
Had a really rough day with the older dcks,...

Had a really rough day with the older dcks, really great day with the younger dcks, parent 1 1/2 hours late for pick-up. I've had some wine and am relaxing! Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!! And this weekend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,503
Posted By LoraJenkins
I didn't know there was a private section!!!!:) ...

I didn't know there was a private section!!!!:) where is it? Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,629
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have a "Play Zone" that I use for the toddlers....

I have a "Play Zone" that I use for the toddlers. I only use if I need to go potty or if one of the toddlers need a break from the group (they start hitting, biting, etc). The toddlers I have only do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,628
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have had clients drive 45 miles to my home, and...

I have had clients drive 45 miles to my home, and back the same direction they came from to work daily. These were one of my BEST clients and we are still close friends 13 years later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,872
Posted By LoraJenkins
PMd you :)

PMd you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,153
Posted By LoraJenkins
I both knit & crochet and make things for my...

I both knit & crochet and make things for my Littles. Every child gets a Afghan (cot-sized) for use at nap. I have made them sweaters, socks, slippers, bean bags, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,326
Posted By LoraJenkins
I do a weekly sheet for all children. Each...

I do a weekly sheet for all children. Each section has a child's name, then underneath it has the days of the week. It is so easy to keep track of who is out that way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,326
Posted By LoraJenkins
I use a sign-in/sign-out sheet that is on a...

I use a sign-in/sign-out sheet that is on a clipboard by my front door. The parents have to sign it at drop-off and pick-up. Saves a lot of headaches for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By LoraJenkins
Oh, I nip it in the bud as soon as I see them...

Oh, I nip it in the bud as soon as I see them getting wound up. No running, jumping, yelling, etc inside. We do have music & movement time inside if the weather is bad. Dancing and playing marching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,153
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have 5 Children: son 27, son 24, daughter 21,...

I have 5 Children: son 27, son 24, daughter 21, son 20 & daughter 19. All live on their own. Plus expecting twin son's in December.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,243
Posted By LoraJenkins
I think a Lyme, rust remover may be your best...

I think a Lyme, rust remover may be your best bet. We had one that was a lot worse than the pic when we moved in. It took major elbow grease and a Lyme remover..can't remember the brand sorry.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-15-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,800
Posted By LoraJenkins
Here is one for a beef roast. I cut up enough...

Here is one for a beef roast. I cut up enough potatoes, carrots, onion & celery to cover the bottom of the crock pot, lay a 3-4lb. Chuck roast on top. Mix 1 pkg of Au Jus Gravy mix and 1 pkg o f...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,243
Posted By LoraJenkins
I use Odo Ban as my general cleaner. From...

I use Odo Ban as my general cleaner. From cleaning the counters to getting out cat urine odor ( we have 6 indoor cats ). For a badly stained toilet I use Bar Keepers Friend. It works like magic and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,981
Posted By LoraJenkins
Me too. I was starting to feel guilty over this...

Me too. I was starting to feel guilty over this same thing. :D
Forum: Curriculum 09-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,047
Posted By LoraJenkins
Great idea! Thank you for sharing!;)

Great idea! Thank you for sharing!;)
Forum: Curriculum 09-12-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,047
Posted By LoraJenkins
LOVE IT!!!!!!likethis

LOVE IT!!!!!!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By LoraJenkins
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,998
Posted By LoraJenkins
Big :hug: for you both. Once his confidence in...

Big :hug: for you both. Once his confidence in you grows, things will get better. He just doesn't trust you yet since he has always been with Mom and Grandma. Hopefully in a day or two he will be all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By LoraJenkins
I use cloth wipes. Basically just baby washcloths...

I use cloth wipes. Basically just baby washcloths that are 100% cotton. They go into the diaper pail along with the diaper. I keep the day's supply wet in a container with just water. I love that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By LoraJenkins
:eek::eek::eek::ouch:

:eek::eek::eek::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,182
Posted By LoraJenkins
No Barney here...EVER!!!! Lol, my now 21 yr old...

No Barney here...EVER!!!! Lol, my now 21 yr old daughter was obsessed with him and now I can't hear the theme song without cringing! We LOVE Daniel Tiger. I use his "Clean-up, Pick-up" song at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By LoraJenkins
I only supply CDs. I just keep a supply here that...

I only supply CDs. I just keep a supply here that I launder. I use perfolds, snappis with covers and pocket diapers. Not that much of a big deal to me. I have 2 in diapers right now but have had up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,248
Posted By LoraJenkins
My children never went to preschool. Both of my...

My children never went to preschool. Both of my sons were almost 6 before they started kindergarten and my daughters were early 5s. They never left my side before that day unless I was literally in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,467
Posted By LoraJenkins
5:30am: I wake up & hit the shower, dress, hair &...

5:30am: I wake up & hit the shower, dress, hair & coffee
6:15 am: first DCK arrives & lays back down on his cot
7:00am: wake DCB & dress him
7:15am: Hubby & DCB have breakfast.
7:45am: DCG...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By LoraJenkins
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By LoraJenkins
After SEVERAL schedules changes with my oldest...

After SEVERAL schedules changes with my oldest DCB this week which means I am now having to wake at 5:15am instead of 7:30am, and LONGER days....it's finally FRIDAY! And DCPs of said boy gave me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By LoraJenkins
I have my two younger children (21 months & 23...

I have my two younger children (21 months & 23 months) sleep in cribs in my room. The older children are all on cots in my living room. The older ones fall asleep within 10 minutes of laying down and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,441
Posted By LoraJenkins
No way!!!! I have a very rambunctious group and...

No way!!!! I have a very rambunctious group and there is just no way my nerves could handle it. We do have music time daily. And they ADORE playing marching band :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,644
Posted By LoraJenkins
I second the Scotch laminator....

I second the Scotch laminator. likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,790
Posted By LoraJenkins
Thank you Everyone. In 20+ years I have never had...

Thank you Everyone. In 20+ years I have never had this issue. I will have dates listen in my handbook and I will print out a separate sheet to give parents to reinforce.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,790
Posted By LoraJenkins
Holidays You Close For

I am planning on writing up a "Closed on these dates" sheet this weekend. Could anyone share the Holidays that you are closed for???? I have 1 DCB coming Monday because I assumed (I know, my fault)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,558
Posted By LoraJenkins
OMG you Guys are SAINTS!!!! I wake up 20-30...

OMG you Guys are SAINTS!!!! I wake up 20-30 minutes before my first little arrives, potty, dress, brush teeth, brush hair and grab some diet soda. That's pretty much it!!! So NOT a morning person!!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By LoraJenkins
Wish I had Monday off :(

Wish I had Monday off :(
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