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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,827
Posted By littlemommy
I don't remember, but what does the food program...

I don't remember, but what does the food program say? They may require to wait until 6 months?
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-23-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,787
Posted By littlemommy
One mom is saying she can get a Dr's note from...

One mom is saying she can get a Dr's note from her chiropractor, but doesn't use a family doc or pedi. I wonder if a chiropractor's note would be sufficient?
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-22-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,787
Posted By littlemommy
I will be Tier 1, and have the same rep as I had...

I will be Tier 1, and have the same rep as I had before (who was suuuper nice!!) These parents also want to avoid soy because of the hormones. I don't blame them! I just don't want to go through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,888
Posted By littlemommy
I don't wipe them if they are potty trained. I...

I don't wipe them if they are potty trained. I follow them in and leave some toilet paper on the counter for them. The toilet paper is kept up because I'm terrified someone will throw the entire roll...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-22-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,787
Posted By littlemommy
Food Program and Wheat Free

I am working on moving my license since we have relocated. I can't remember from before what the rules are on food intolerances. Our son is wheat free, but has never been diagnosed with an allergy....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,147
Posted By littlemommy
DCM brought in a potty chair, telling me to potty...

DCM brought in a potty chair, telling me to potty train her son that was in my care 10 hours a week. Told me to clean the potty chair, as she had just picked it up from someone. It had dried poop in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,929
Posted By littlemommy
Thanks ladies. She knows how frustrated it makes...

Thanks ladies. She knows how frustrated it makes me. My 3 year old feeds off the excess energy in the room and then he goes nuts too! Ahh! She sees that I'm correcting and disciplining my son...it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,929
Posted By littlemommy
I know she is having marriage problems, and that...

I know she is having marriage problems, and that may be part of the reason she wants to stay and talk. We have a lot of similar interests, so we're always talking about stuff like that. Last week I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,929
Posted By littlemommy
Good Kid, Sooo Wild When Mom Comes

I have a 2 year old DCB who is an angel here during the day. As soon as his mom comes, he flips. He'll start running, jumping all over furniture, shoves my kids down, slaps them in the face, kicks my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,260
Posted By littlemommy
I think it's great to make dietary changes, if...

I think it's great to make dietary changes, if they are WELL educated. As far as being vegan, personally, I couldn't do it. We eat meat a couple days per week, but it is always antibiotic/hormone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By littlemommy
Thank you for the advertising ideas!! I hadn't...

Thank you for the advertising ideas!! I hadn't thought of coffee shops or yoga studios. :) There happens to be a gluten free bakery VERY close to me, and he encouraged me to bring in a flyer. Now I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By littlemommy
Thanks ladies. Yes, it's a learning experience!!...

Thanks ladies. Yes, it's a learning experience!! I guess I was open to holding the spots for that long because they were my first family with interest in my new daycare, and they were willing to...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-13-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,459
Posted By littlemommy
That makes sense. I've heard that there is...

That makes sense. I've heard that there is another in home daycare here that charges over double the "average" amount. She is all organic and always full! Not sure how long she's been in business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By littlemommy
DCM is making a fuss about 15 minutes? I'd give...

DCM is making a fuss about 15 minutes? I'd give him a small snack, but not a meal. She can feed him dinner when she gets home, if it's only 15-20 minutes late. The kid pry won't even notice that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By littlemommy
Kicking Myself - Need To Vent

I haven't posted forever, since we were moving. Maybe some of you remember me. :)
I am starting up my new daycare, in a new city, and am having trouble staying positive.
I'm advertising as cloth...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-13-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,459
Posted By littlemommy
For Those "Specialized" In Home Daycares (Organic, Gluten Free, Cloth Diapering)

Do you charge more than the average in home daycare in your area?

I moved to a bigger city, and am advertising as gluten free, clean eating, cloth diaper friendly. I'm planning on charging a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,207
Posted By littlemommy
I am moving to a new city, and will be doing...

I am moving to a new city, and will be doing daycare there also. This is one reason I'm thinking of NOT joining the food program. Some of their regulations are ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,952
Posted By littlemommy
I had a DCM who brought one after I told her I...

I had a DCM who brought one after I told her I had one here. When she brought it, it was, all wrapped up in plastic sacks. After handing it to me, she told me that she hasn't started at home (son was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By littlemommy
What really annoys me is that she picks them up...

What really annoys me is that she picks them up at 12:15...and goes home and makes herself lunch. She has complained that when she sits down to eat her mac n cheese, the kids Hover around her and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,819
Posted By littlemommy
Yesterday i had a set of parents want to hang out...

Yesterday i had a set of parents want to hang out forever. Their kids were trying to go upstairs, in the cupboards, throwing toys, dragging kitchen chairs (the kid ones) into the living room and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By littlemommy
She's told me what they eat at home...chicken...

She's told me what they eat at home...chicken nuggets, fries, corn dogs, fast food..so I'm worried about suggesting she bring lunch. It would be junk food.

I'm mainly annoyed at the fact that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By littlemommy
DCM Very Demanding

At pickup, dcb tells dcm that he's hungry. She looks at me and asks if they've eaten. I was honest, and said yes, but they didn't eat much. She asks what they had, and when i told her she said that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,679
Posted By littlemommy
I wish I could charge for that time, but it's not...

I wish I could charge for that time, but it's not private pay
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,679
Posted By littlemommy
Yep we talked about it. One more break in the...

Yep we talked about it. One more break in the rules and I'm done.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,679
Posted By littlemommy
I am livid. I called back this morning, only to...

I am livid. I called back this morning, only to be told they will come at their normal time, and she hung up before I could say anything. I texted and said that I don't appreciate late night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,679
Posted By littlemommy
Late Night Business Texts

Dcm texted me at 11:30 last night asking if the kids could come an hour early today. I replied back right away and said yes after 8 is fine but next time please give me more notice. She never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By littlemommy
mad at myself

dcg is only here 5 hrs today. I noticed an hour ago she felt warm and has a fever of 101.3. h her mom won't answer cuz she's in school and she hadn't given me any emergency contacts. I've reminded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By littlemommy
New DCF Worries

Mom drops off this morning almost crying because she's so sad to leave her kids here. It us their 5th day. They have never been to daycare before, and they both whine when they come in the door. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,685
Posted By littlemommy
Will former DC families be able to post comments...

Will former DC families be able to post comments about the providers program? If so, I'd get lots of negative reviews...I've had my share of crazy families!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By littlemommy
Today I has a mom come and tell me her 19 month...

Today I has a mom come and tell me her 19 month old had a fever but she had medicine so she should be okay. I asked what the fever was and when she last had meds. Fever was 101 and she had meds this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By littlemommy
Minute Menu Deleting My Meals

I'm so frustrated. I'm able to claim my own kids, because I only have 1 daycare kid each day. In May, it deleted a bunch of days so I only got half of what was owed. It was supposed to be added to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By littlemommy
I also had that in my contract...but they didn't...

I also had that in my contract...but they didn't care. They wanted her in underwear right away. Sorry, not in my house!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By littlemommy
I just went thru this and it ended with the...

I just went thru this and it ended with the parents leaving. They said she did great at home, but she never told them she had to go, they just took her every thirty minutes. I explained that in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,211
Posted By littlemommy
Is Your Yard Fully Fenced?

Mine is 3/4 fenced. The two sides of the house are not, and my toddlers love to try and escape!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By littlemommy
I haven't said anything to the other provider...

I haven't said anything to the other provider about it. I'm finding all of this out by someone else. It just feels like she's stepping on my toes by saying yes to my families, knowing that I'm still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By littlemommy
It's Hard Not To Take It Personally

When I went on vacation last October, I have my DC parents the number of a family friend who was just starting daycare. I thought it would be nice to help since none of my families had backup. It has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By littlemommy
By observation do you mean the yearly checkthe...

By observation do you mean the yearly checkthe licensors do? Mine came a few months ago. She asked a couple questions and was on her way. Sorry yours took so long! Hopefully you get a relaxing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By littlemommy
I have a 4 month old addicted to the bumbo seat....

I have a 4 month old addicted to the bumbo seat. He's in it all the time at home and cries until i sit him up here. He's nowhere near sitting up on his own, and I don't use the bumb
o here. Yes, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,040
Posted By littlemommy
I once had an 18 month old that came with a...

I once had an 18 month old that came with a bottle of warmed milk with rice cereal. I talked to my food program rep about it because he wouldn't eat anything here. She said to make it easy on myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,789
Posted By littlemommy
Every 2 hours

Every 2 hours
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By littlemommy
I asked my fp rep about that once and she said i...

I asked my fp rep about that once and she said i could still claim it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,789
Posted By littlemommy
It gets messy to seperate out the wipes from the...

It gets messy to seperate out the wipes from the dirty diaper. I don't have any other babies in disposables so no diaper genie. I'd rather not throw loose poopy wipes in a trash can. Good thing he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,789
Posted By littlemommy
What do you ladies do for wipes? Do you require...

What do you ladies do for wipes? Do you require parents to supply cloth wipes or use disposables? If you use disposable wipes do you throw them away or send em with the diapers?
I have a dcb in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By littlemommy
She did say that she gave some...not sure if it...

She did say that she gave some...not sure if it was before or after the shots. It makes me so glad i dont have to leave my kids when they arent feeling the best
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,391
Posted By littlemommy
We had our 2nd child in january. I worked up...

We had our 2nd child in january. I worked up until the friday before i had her (labor started on sunday.) I took 2 weeks off. I have mixed feelings about my maternity leave. It would have been nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By littlemommy
He's sleeping already!! Hopefully my 2 year old...

He's sleeping already!! Hopefully my 2 year old can stay quiet and not wake him. He's been bored lately cuz I only have my 3 month old and this dcb.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By littlemommy
Just Gotta Walk Away..

4 month old dcb is a crier on a normal day...so today is extra bad after getting shots. I feel nad leaving him alone to cry, but nothing is soothing him and i'm sure he's tired. Mom may be getting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By littlemommy
Off Topic..Have You Ever Sold a House Privately?

Our house is almost ready to go on the market, just finishing up a couple little projects first. We are hoping to sell privately but don't really know the process. We need to write up a seller's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,248
Posted By littlemommy
I have a 4 month old that is alwYs crying unless...

I have a 4 month old that is alwYs crying unless he's being held. He never eats well for me, and gets waayyy over tired but wont sleep. Is it horrible that I don't tell jis mom how much he cries? She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,709
Posted By littlemommy
Good point. I used the swing with him until i...

Good point. I used the swing with him until i realized he became reliant on it to sleep. Speaking of sleep....he needs it!! He will only quit crying if the bottle is in his mouth...but he won't eat....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,709
Posted By littlemommy
have you ever had a parent argue or not agree...

have you ever had a parent argue or not agree with your opinion?
I had my son in physical therapy for torticollis when he was 3 months old and the therapist said that they are restrictive and don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,709
Posted By littlemommy
For Those Who Don't Use Bumbos..

What do you tell parents who are so excited for their little ones to use them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By littlemommy
So Sad-The Sweetest Girl Is Done :(

Today was the last day for my favorite little girl. She's been with me for 2 years! Since we are moving this summer my dc kiddos are all making other arrangements. The really sad part is I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By littlemommy
I had another ex randomly text me that she...

I had another ex randomly text me that she reported me bc her son was bitten. Said she had pics and documented everything and that she hopes i get shut down. She also said that my son threw things at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By littlemommy
Ex DC Families Talking Smack

Have you ever heard what your termed families say about you and your business? My husband ran into an ex dcm's sister, and after they talked and figured out who each other are, she told him that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By littlemommy
If it's 3 consecutive days, that may be hard too....

If it's 3 consecutive days, that may be hard too. She'll then have 4 consecutive days at home to do whatever, and then come to you.

The part timers I've had have had a terrible time adjusting. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,980
Posted By littlemommy
After the kids leave I can still smell the fabric...

After the kids leave I can still smell the fabric softener from their clothes. Blegh.

Essential oils are amazing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,731
Posted By littlemommy
no. they end up as snot rags and drool wipers if...

no. they end up as snot rags and drool wipers if the kids have them all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,262
Posted By littlemommy
Daily: Vit D if not out in the sun, eat fresh...

Daily: Vit D if not out in the sun, eat fresh garlic and onions (mmm!!!) and lots of (homegrown) fruits and veggies. I drink a lot of tea (green, black) I have prenatals and fish oil that I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,434
Posted By littlemommy
I haven't taken SA'ers yet, and haven't wanted...

I haven't taken SA'ers yet, and haven't wanted to. If a child I had since birth was getting ready to go to school, I'm not sure how I would tell the parents that I can't continue care.

What do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By littlemommy
Tummy time!! I started noticing 2 month old...

Tummy time!!

I started noticing 2 month old DCB's head was getting flat in the back, and asked the mom how he likes tummy time at home. She said they never do it, which I figured because he HATED...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
Thanks BlackCat!!

Thanks BlackCat!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,185
Posted By littlemommy
I had parents bring an almost 2 year old with...

I had parents bring an almost 2 year old with bottles of milk with rice cereal. He wouldn't eat anything here, and his diapers were always diarrhea (sorry if TMI.) The diapers made me wonder if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
I asked my rep and she said claiming them all (in...

I asked my rep and she said claiming them all (in one dish) is fine. And honestly, how would they know whether you are serving them as one dish or separately unless they come for a visit? I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By littlemommy
I buy milk from a local farmer that does not use...

I buy milk from a local farmer that does not use rBGH. Butter and cheese are not labeled whether they have it or not. I'm hoping that since most milk doesn't have it, that cheese and butter won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
thanks. it gets confusing, especially when the...

thanks. it gets confusing, especially when the people that work with the food program can't answer questions without asking people above them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
I've never heard that before. My rep is...

I've never heard that before. My rep is completely fine with me claiming chicken soup as a meat, 2 veggies (celery and carrots) and grain (noodles) as long as I have enough for everyone
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
I've been told that I don't have to be exact on...

I've been told that I don't have to be exact on measurements, but just have the required amount available if they want to eat/drink that much. So I could claim banana in a smoothie, as long as I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,326
Posted By littlemommy
Food Program Question

If you make something with a fruit/vegetable, can you claim that as a fruit/vegetable serving?

Example: if you make a smoothie with bananas, can you claim the banana, even though you don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By littlemommy
Ha! Now you know what grandpa does when grandma...

Ha! Now you know what grandpa does when grandma leaves!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By littlemommy
I would call CPS and term. I refuse to ever fell...

I would call CPS and term. I refuse to ever fell the fear I had for the overmedicated boy I had in my care. I felt the way you did for a couple days, then realized that it was serious and I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,018
Posted By littlemommy
Really?! Scrubbed Pee From My Kitchen Carpet

3 year old girl tells me she has to go potty. She goes, and comes back to playroom with soaked pants. I walked into the kitchen and noticed a big wet spot on the floor. Turns out the bathroom door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By littlemommy
Thanks BlackCat I'll always wonder how that...

Thanks BlackCat

I'll always wonder how that little boy is doing. It's sad that some of the sweetest kids have the hardest parents to work with!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By littlemommy
I have plastic food. It seems to be so tempting...

I have plastic food. It seems to be so tempting for the toddlers to put in their mouths. Easier to clean though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By littlemommy
I don't recall anything like that..but I should...

I don't recall anything like that..but I should look it up for my own knowledge, too! Can you call your licensor just to be sure?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By littlemommy
I posted (I think in November?) about a 13 month...

I posted (I think in November?) about a 13 month old who I had to term. DCM had several meds (prescription and over the counter) in his bag and wanted me to give them. Most of them were not for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By littlemommy
It never ends! I feel like I clean all day and...

It never ends! I feel like I clean all day and all night. Especially with my 2yo...he loves to dump and run!

http://www.mysimplerlife.com/2012.htm

I found this on pinterest and have been using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By littlemommy
I feel that way too. I just read an article this...

I feel that way too. I just read an article this morning that was saying that child care providers and nursing home workers have a high depression rate. The reason was because there is so little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,042
Posted By littlemommy
My 2 year old has been fully vaccinated (with the...

My 2 year old has been fully vaccinated (with the exception of the chicken pox vaccine...which he will not be getting.) My 6 week old has not been vaccinated and I may not have her vaccinated at all....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,042
Posted By littlemommy
Being non vaccinated does not sentence them to...

Being non vaccinated does not sentence them to getting the disease. It's a parental choice, and they can legally send their children to school without being vaccinated. IMO, the other parents have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By littlemommy
AAHH my ears!!

2 month old is fed, burped, and has a clean diaper but nothing is making him happy. If I touch, talk, or hold him he acts scared and screams louder. I'm pretty sure he is over-tired. I put on soft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,310
Posted By littlemommy
And if you choose not to have it done-do not let...

And if you choose not to have it done-do not let anyone retract the foreskin! I've heard of so many intact babies having their foreskin forcibly retracted by nurses/doctors at regular check ups. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,310
Posted By littlemommy
For some reason our hospital doesn't offer that....

For some reason our hospital doesn't offer that. At the time I didn't think of it, but after I realized how it's done and what not I had momma guilt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,310
Posted By littlemommy
We had DS circumcised, because we thought it was...

We had DS circumcised, because we thought it was "the norm." We didn't do any research of anything, just had it done. If we have another boy, he will not be circumcised. IMO, it is nothing more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 894
Posted By littlemommy
Espresso Maker Won't Work :(

I was looking forward to a hot chocolate with a shot of espresso..but that's not happening today. I bought a Mr Coffee espresso and cappuccino maker 2 years ago and have only used it a handful of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,791
Posted By littlemommy
I was chosen last summer. I didn't try to get out...

I was chosen last summer. I didn't try to get out of it...I was actually excited to go! The case took 4 1/2 days. My daycare families were all understanding and had backup available. It was nice to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,922
Posted By littlemommy
It only took him a couple days to learn to like...

It only took him a couple days to learn to like tummy time, so this should get better too. His mom told me yesterday she hasn't done tummy time with him since maternity leave..so it was hard for him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,720
Posted By littlemommy
The bank lady we worked with buying our first...

The bank lady we worked with buying our first home told us that we wouldn't be able to count my income because at that time I will be starting over with my business (moving to a new town and having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,922
Posted By littlemommy
He sleeps in a crib at home, and she said he's...

He sleeps in a crib at home, and she said he's been sleeping good at night. Here if he falls asleep in my arms after a bottle and i lay him down on his back, he wakes up. When they bring him in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,922
Posted By littlemommy
When A Baby Won't Sleep On Their Back..

what do you do? I have a 2 month old DCB who won't sleep unless he's in a swing. Or he'll fall asleep as soon as I put him on his belly for tummy time. I asked mom yesterday if he does a lot of tummy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,720
Posted By littlemommy
Buying A New Home/Daycare Question?

When our house sells, we will be moving to a bigger city. Homes in a comparable neighborhood to what we are in now are much more expensive there. More expensive as in double what we paid..:eek:

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,061
Posted By littlemommy
The dreaded helicopter mom! I had one like that...

The dreaded helicopter mom! I had one like that last summer. She sent everything and acted like I couldn't do anything right. I later found out she had 2 other kids that she didn't have custody of. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
Posted By littlemommy
68 here. i might bump it up a bit more today...

68 here. i might bump it up a bit more today though. It's super windy here! Last spring I broke our window on our screen door and we haven't replaced it yet. Makes our kitchen cold!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By littlemommy
Have You Used Chalk Board Paint?

Just curious how it works. I would love to have a big chalk board but they are expensive!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By littlemommy
They enrolled in April, so I have their vacation...

They enrolled in April, so I have their vacation days end and restart in April.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By littlemommy
have you ever had anyone hurry up and use them...

have you ever had anyone hurry up and use them right before they give notice?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,557
Posted By littlemommy
Potty Training Update!!

Background refresher: DCM gave notice last week because she doesn't want to follow my rules about having child in pullups/diapers until accident free HERE for 2 weeks. DCG doesn't tell them or me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By littlemommy
Would You Allow Vacation Days After They Gave Notice?

Had a parent give notice last week that they will be leaving. This Friday is her last day. Mom had 3 vacation days left (I give 7 for full timers) and she asked to use one for President's day and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,645
Posted By littlemommy
I also take into consideration how well the child...

I also take into consideration how well the child fits with the rest of the group and how the parents treat me/my business. Right now I have a ft'er whose mom has chosen not to respect my rules or my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,593
Posted By littlemommy
have you ever asked the boy at drop off when you...

have you ever asked the boy at drop off when you first see him what happened? i wonder what dad (or mom) would say then? it'd be interesting to see what they say and then what the boy told you after...
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