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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'm so sad for anyone who is forced to live an...

I'm so sad for anyone who is forced to live an inauthentic life, but so happy he now is able to be true to himself. I'm real confused by this state's assessment requirements and the need for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'm not familiar with these type of assessments....

I'm not familiar with these type of assessments. My state doesn't do that, so I may be completely off base when I say what I'm about to say. Please correct me if I'm not understanding. Wouldn't it be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By NiNi.R.
Actually in our state you do if the distance is...

Actually in our state you do if the distance is substantial enough it would affect parenting time for the other parent. When an order has been filed, it is up to the parent who wants to move to prove...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By NiNi.R.
Tell Me How to Handle This

I have an opening. I began interviewing at the end of April. I met a single mom (in the process of divorce), who has a job lined up, and is moving here to be closer to family. She came to meet me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By NiNi.R.
:lol: I'd also go there BUT I know most days he...

:lol: I'd also go there BUT I know most days he stands next to his mom while she buckles in his little sister first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By NiNi.R.
Refreshing

I have a yard with freshly blooming landscaping. It is a rule that kids need to ask permission before picking flowers. Otherwise, if I let all of them pick at free will, I'd never have any blooms....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By NiNi.R.
Can you send me that info packet as well?

Can you send me that info packet as well?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,665
Posted By NiNi.R.
DCD works M-Th. Every Friday he drops off DCG...

DCD works M-Th. Every Friday he drops off DCG with me after taking his oldest to school. And every Friday he picks up his oldest from school at 3pm but waits until 5pm to pick up DCG. Even more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By NiNi.R.
Any advice for how to approach the topic with the...

Any advice for how to approach the topic with the parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By NiNi.R.
Color Blind?

I have a 3.5 year old dcb. He talks well, picks up on things very quickly. Knows his shapes, recognizes numerals 1-5, can sort and match, etc. He knows every single color I have introduced to him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By NiNi.R.
We do cleaning robots too and the kids love it!...

We do cleaning robots too and the kids love it! However, a very clever 4 year old of mine, who wasn't cleaning, said to me in a robot voice "can't clean, battery low, need charged." :lol: I told him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By NiNi.R.
She just says she loves me or misses me. I...

She just says she loves me or misses me. I wondered if maybe there were things going on at home. I've asked her how her evenings were. She always says good with a positive story attached. I ask her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By NiNi.R.
Clingy 4 year old

DCG has been with me since she was about 2 months old. Recently, she has became very clingy. Always wanting affection. If I'm talking to another child she will stand next to me and lean on me. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By NiNi.R.
I used to give out rebate forms for things like...

I used to give out rebate forms for things like this. To receive their rebate they must complete the form and their child must be absent from care on a day childcare is being provided. The day's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By NiNi.R.
A policy I'll definitely be tweaking. Just wasn't...

A policy I'll definitely be tweaking. Just wasn't sure rather to talk to dcm about what dcg repeated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By NiNi.R.
:lol::lol: I like it! I didn't laugh but I...

:lol::lol: I like it!

I didn't laugh but I did say "mommy pays me to take care of you when I'm open. You guys just got here before I opened."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By NiNi.R.
I allow 5 mins before and 5 mins after their...

I allow 5 mins before and 5 mins after their contracted times as a grace period per se. I'm fine with it. My daycare is an addition on the back end of my house, so I had no idea they had even arrived...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By NiNi.R.
Dcg is 3 and I'm certain only repeating what she...

Dcg is 3 and I'm certain only repeating what she heard this morning while waiting for me to unlock the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By NiNi.R.
Say Something or Not?

I open at 7:45. It states in my handbook that it is unacceptable for parents to arrive more that 5 minutes before their contracted arrival. I had one parent (7:45 contracted arrival) that slowly kept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,580
Posted By NiNi.R.
I wouldn't give choices. He gets what you make,...

I wouldn't give choices. He gets what you make, no special requests. If you have to, put one bite of each item on his plate so there is less waste. If he eats it and he wants more than that, then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 361,404
Posted By NiNi.R.
Teachers are at the local elementary school...

Teachers are at the local elementary school starting to clean out their classrooms and prepare for the new year. My DS has a friend, who's mom is the janitor. She called me and said the preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By NiNi.R.
When I moved into my new house the previous owner...

When I moved into my new house the previous owner left a long cabinet with countertop on wheels. I use it as a barrier from the rest of the room. It creates a little "hallway" where I have a chair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,159
Posted By NiNi.R.
Re-enrollment contracts go out. DCM picks latest...

Re-enrollment contracts go out. DCM picks latest departure time which means $5.00 more a week than she was paying before. When payment becomes due DCM acts shocked it's an extra $10 and has to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By NiNi.R.
Oh that's an awesome idea too!happyface

Oh that's an awesome idea too!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By NiNi.R.
Fantastic idea! Can I also get a form?

Fantastic idea! Can I also get a form?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By NiNi.R.
There is a tummy bug going around here. I was...

There is a tummy bug going around here. I was closed on Monday due to being up all night Sunday night sick. Open back up Tuesday. DCM asks if I'm feeling better and mentions her older son had same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By NiNi.R.
I had one that did this same thing. I would go in...

I had one that did this same thing. I would go in once, say "it's still nap time" then lay him back down. After that he got no more attention from me for that behavior until nap time was over. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By NiNi.R.
I ask my parents to just walk in. I have a bell...

I ask my parents to just walk in. I have a bell hanging on the inside of the door so if I'm where I can't see the door, then I can hear someone coming in, and drop whatever it is I'm doing to meet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,124
Posted By NiNi.R.
I have a 19 month old dck on breast milk. He...

I have a 19 month old dck on breast milk. He doesn't eat a lot but eats a good variety. He struggled awhile with constipation. Mom took him to the doctor who suggested Miralax. The mom didn't like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,530
Posted By NiNi.R.
I would not say anything for several reasons. ...

I would not say anything for several reasons.

1-I don't accommodate entitled.
2- You heard this news second hand. Several miscommunications could have happened.
3- Maybe their plans have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By NiNi.R.
All reasons why I believe there is more to it...

All reasons why I believe there is more to it than just being shy. My daughter wouldn't have gotten better with time without a collaborative effort between us and the other adults in her life over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By NiNi.R.
My own daughter was very much like this at that...

My own daughter was very much like this at that age, probably worse. There has always been a small circle of people she is willing to show her "real" personality to. Almost 10 years old now, and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By NiNi.R.
I cared for a child just like this, so I think I...

I cared for a child just like this, so I think I know what you mean. She started coming to me at 6 weeks of age. As she grew her "terrible two" behavior seemed to go beyond the scope of her peers....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By NiNi.R.
That's exactly what I said when he mentioned...

That's exactly what I said when he mentioned maybe she doesn't have to have one because she only watches a few kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By NiNi.R.
Thanks! It's no surprise that they found she is...

Thanks! It's no surprise that they found she is not licensed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By NiNi.R.
Question for Nebraska Providers

Hello! I'm a provider located in Kansas. My little brother who moved to Nebraska not long ago recently had his first child. We were talking about the home daycare he would be using and I asked if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,663
Posted By NiNi.R.
I have very mixed feeling about it all. The...

I have very mixed feeling about it all. The parents should have followed their gut if they did in fact feel like their child wasn't receiving adequate care. I also had the same thought about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,663
Posted By NiNi.R.
Justice For Bryce Mosier

A long/sad read but certainly anyone can learn a lesson from this. This death happened six month before Lexie's law was in place moving our safety ranking from the bottom to the third safest in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,773
Posted By NiNi.R.
happyface I was going to post this until I...

happyface

I was going to post this until I seen you did. I did it a few months back. Helped educate me on the canidates!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,678
Posted By NiNi.R.
I recently received a card with a heart felt...

I recently received a card with a heart felt letter inside. I also received a potted house plant. The pot was finger painted on my dcg along with her hand prints. I absolutely love it and the dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,090
Posted By NiNi.R.
My step mom just bought one of these for $20.00...

My step mom just bought one of these for $20.00 for the grandkid room at their house. I may have to swap it out for one of my full size ones. I think I could probably fit it into my living room for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,632
Posted By NiNi.R.
I've had these for the last year and they have...

I've had these for the last year and they have held up great!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,879
Posted By NiNi.R.
I 2nd this! I'm so very sorry to hear what...

I 2nd this!

I'm so very sorry to hear what you are going through. I don't know what your relationship is like with your parents but I know in a situation like this mine would bend over backwards...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By NiNi.R.
Both of them love it. My son is talking already...

Both of them love it. My son is talking already so he repeats everything during circle time that they learn even if he doesn't recognize them on his own. My other 18 month old doesn't talk a whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By NiNi.R.
Last year I used Funsteps. This year it's the...

Last year I used Funsteps. This year it's the Carol's.

Funsteps sends more quality material. Colored posters to hang on the wall that are made out of card stock, and a craft for 3 days a week....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By NiNi.R.
Suggestions Please

In the years I've been open I've always had varying ages but this summer I had all bigger kids (2 and up) and now I have all 2 and under. I'm struggling with this group. They are exhausting me..
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By NiNi.R.
I have a 2 year old and she also cries about nap....

I have a 2 year old and she also cries about nap. She HATES sleeping in the same room as the other kids and normally sleeps in my daughter's room.

One day we were having our basement worked on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,250
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'd put a stop to it immediately. I had a mom do...

I'd put a stop to it immediately. I had a mom do this to me once. I typically had two girls arrive early anyways but this particular day they didn't come. This other mom must have had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,150
Posted By NiNi.R.
I have two kids. I used to want a large family...

I have two kids. I used to want a large family but now the idea of a large family seems rather exhausting for me. Maybe it's this job but I like that my children have "built in" brothers and sisters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By NiNi.R.
Excellent idea! In fact my brother runs a sonic...

Excellent idea! In fact my brother runs a sonic and he has a ton of left over advertising beach balls just the right size I bet he'd let me have. Thanks Blackcat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By NiNi.R.
My girl and first born was also like this. By 18...

My girl and first born was also like this. By 18 months old she had the vocabulary of a 3 year old. She was everything the OP described...She would throw fits that lasted an hour over something I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By NiNi.R.
Busy Body activities

Need some suggestions for my group (2-18 month olds, 1-2yr old, 1-2.5 year old) and what to do with them while I prepare lunch (20-30 mins). I used to allow free play during that time but they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,416
Posted By NiNi.R.
You have to do what works best for you but I'm...

You have to do what works best for you but I'm with blackcat.

I have one child that stays until 5:30 the rest are gone by 430 at the latest. I make the exact same amount of money I would if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,416
Posted By NiNi.R.
After loads of hesitation I went from a flat...

After loads of hesitation I went from a flat weekly fee to a rate based on their departure time.

BEST THING I EVER DIDhappyface

I went from working 6-6 to 7:30-5:30

I'm actually making the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By NiNi.R.
I had a child about that age do that. He was the...

I had a child about that age do that. He was the child of a young teen mom. Came to find out that she would leave him with his grandparent's for days and not come back or he would get dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By NiNi.R.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job!...BUT I always say when...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job!...BUT I always say when my kids are in school I would love to work at a library or something like that. I currently get benefits through my husband. They are very good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,210
Posted By NiNi.R.
Carol's Affordable Curriculum

Can anyone tell me how often the progress reports come with it? Thanks in advance! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,568
Posted By NiNi.R.
haha oh boy!:lol: I say if the person has...

haha oh boy!:lol:

I say if the person has the money for it...then do it!

I get so drug down all the time of only having 900 square feet of finished space. The other 900 is an unfinished...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,568
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'm getting a serious itch also. I was trying to...

I'm getting a serious itch also. I was trying to convince my hubby of this home. It clearly needs some yard work but we know the previous owners and I know that it has been very well taken care of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By NiNi.R.
:lol::lol: Too Funny! That is...

:lol::lol: Too Funny!



That is fascinating to me and also creepy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By NiNi.R.
Anyone Else Have Kids With An Imaginary Friend?

Since about two and a half my own DD has had an imaginary friend. She is now 4. I first discovered she had an imaginary friend when one evening my DD was yelling "Hey, do you want to come play with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,848
Posted By NiNi.R.
Oh My!:eek: My four year old daughter is 33" tall...

Oh My!:eek: My four year old daughter is 33" tall and 31lbs. She is teeny tiny for her age though. Even though she eats like a horse. She definitely got that from her dad..not from me!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,512
Posted By NiNi.R.
Can I get one please? Thanks!

Can I get one please? Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,681
Posted By NiNi.R.
I always look at it this way. If a DCK had the...

I always look at it this way. If a DCK had the symptoms I have would I send them home?

I don't take very many sick days at all but I do use them when I need to. How can we expect parents to follow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,223
Posted By NiNi.R.
One day when I was putting my daughter's hair up...

One day when I was putting my daughter's hair up in a pony tail I noticed a spot that I thought was a mosquito bite that had got infected and crusted over. That is until more of them started showing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By NiNi.R.
Dora Fans

We spend very little if at all time watching TV during daycare but my own DD loves to watch Dora while she waits her turn to take a bath in the evenings. I seen this today and it gave me a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,625
Posted By NiNi.R.
My father-in-law just recently had his leg...

My father-in-law just recently had his leg amputated above the knee. My 4 year old daughter was completely devastated at first. I didn't really read any books on it. I showed her pictures and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,663
Posted By NiNi.R.
You have a right to run your business the way you...

You have a right to run your business the way you want but I don't think this mom is out of line by wanting to find another provider.

I agree with others. That is something that's part of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,708
Posted By NiNi.R.
I use Funsteps and really enjoy it!

I use Funsteps and really enjoy it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,602
Posted By NiNi.R.
Need Some Advice. Spot Holding

Most recently I changed my daycare hours. Cutting me down to 3 families. 2 of them have infants on the way (due within days of each other) and both infants will have a start date at about the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,625
Posted By NiNi.R.
That's greathappyface I just had my first...

That's greathappyface

I just had my first one the other day with a new client. She was supposed to have me paid no later than on Monday at their arrival. She admitted that she had tried to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By NiNi.R.
All my kiddos 18 months and up grab their shoes...

All my kiddos 18 months and up grab their shoes and sit down and line up against the wall and put them on. I go down the line and help anyone who may need it and they must continue to try themselves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By NiNi.R.
I planned closely with the school calendar with...

I planned closely with the school calendar with the exception of teacher work days, spring break, and summer break. Parents didn't mind it as they knew a year in advance of the days I would take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,224
Posted By NiNi.R.
I used to do a flat weekly rate but ran into this...

I used to do a flat weekly rate but ran into this alot! Now my weekly rates are based on their departure time. The later they stay the more they pay. Has worked out amazing for me!

My aunt who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By NiNi.R.
Here too! It's been grand.. Mainly because today...

Here too! It's been grand.. Mainly because today is my first official day of my hour change (went from 6-6 to 730-530). Best decision I've ever made for my family!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'm picky about my wipes so I've never used the...

I'm picky about my wipes so I've never used the homemade wipes, I assumed they wouldn't reach my standard. I used to sit there and cut them in 4ths but it didn't last long because I never wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By NiNi.R.
Tada! Use Half The Amount of Papertowels With Little Effort :)

Maybe somebody has already dreamed this up but I wanted to share anyways! So while looking around on pinterest I seen where someone had made their own baby wipes from paper towels. I wondered if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'd gladly send you the 104 degree weather we are...

I'd gladly send you the 104 degree weather we are supposed to have tomorrow for some of your rain and cooler temperatures :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By NiNi.R.
I don't think she will ever quit complaining. Any...

I don't think she will ever quit complaining. Any issues I've ever had with a parent have always revolved around her. So after weighing the pros and cons with my husband we decided to term. I know I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By NiNi.R.
I will be sad as I've watched these girls for a...

I will be sad as I've watched these girls for a long time. Seeing them go will be hard. My daughter 3 is best buds with the 4 yr old dcg. So I know she will have a rough transition time also. However...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By NiNi.R.
I'm Tore :(..Help Me Decide!

I've had a client for the last 3 years with two daughters ages 4&7. On and off over the years she is constantly pushing my buttons, trying to find loop pulls in the contract, wanting me to do things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By NiNi.R.
Update!

DCG is still limping. Her xrays came back normal. Doc believes that maybe her hip is popping in and out of place as she steps. We live in a town that has a small family practice...so she was referred...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By NiNi.R.
hahahaha:lol: We thought maybe she was...

hahahaha:lol:

We thought maybe she was pretending or doing it on purpose. But it's been nonstop same leg since Saturday....so that's the part that is throwing us off and thinking maybe something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By NiNi.R.
DCG Limping

DcM brought in 2 year old daughter Monday morning stating she had been limping since Saturday. She informed me that DCG didn't hurt herself or do anything to cause such a limp. Thought maybe it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By NiNi.R.
What Do You Think?

When one of my dcm's girls get a cold or cough she always brings me cold medicine to give them. It absolutely drives me up the wall! Especially for one who is gone most of the day at school. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,857
Posted By NiNi.R.
WOW!:eek: this town is only 40 mins away from me....

WOW!:eek: this town is only 40 mins away from me. Different county but same state inspector. I'm curious to see what comes of this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,854
Posted By NiNi.R.
Contract didnt attach

Here is mine! This is what I will be giving the parents this coming up spring with some tweeks (my state just implemented some new regulations so if those change much then so might some of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By NiNi.R.
Need Help On How To Answer Email...

I had someone contact me after looking at my facebook page! They are wanting a part time spot but I currently don't have openings until summer, as I told them, but was more than welcome to give the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,012
Posted By NiNi.R.
I do! :D I love doing it. This year I got...

I do! :D

I love doing it. This year I got each child a big hooded owl bath towel. Because my husband works for Colgate-Pamolive, we are able to get their products very cheap. So they will also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By NiNi.R.
We ran into a guy my husband went to HS with at a...

We ran into a guy my husband went to HS with at a mutual friend's wedding. He had gotten into trouble several times drinking and driving so they put a similar system in his car. It prevented having a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,239
Posted By NiNi.R.
About 40 mins away from where I live there is a...

About 40 mins away from where I live there is a walmart in a smaller town. (They don't have anything else store wise.) I plan my entire Christmas around what they have to offer. I arrived at 9:30 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,036
Posted By NiNi.R.
It Just Rubbed Me Wrong..Vent

DCG age 4 tends to act like she's 2. DRIVES ME CRAZY!! Anyways, I was discussing her behavior with DCM. She goes on to say that she believes once DCG begins preschool Aug.2012 that her behavior will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By NiNi.R.
I sometimes have one that rises early, she is 18...

I sometimes have one that rises early, she is 18 months, (all my kids also sleep in the play room) and I bring her out into the living room and sit her in the high chair with a book or puzzle to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By NiNi.R.
I think their doing maintenance on their site. I...

I think their doing maintenance on their site. I just clicked request an invite and typed my email in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
Thanks so much!:D That's what I have decided to...

Thanks so much!:D That's what I have decided to do! Good to know the change of hours will be a relief when I do decide it is the right time to change them :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
Well this thread wasn't supposed to be about...

Well this thread wasn't supposed to be about rather or not children should be in care for 12 hours, why parents have the schedules they do, and if there is a way around it. It wasn't about rather or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
I changed my contract at the beginning of...

I changed my contract at the beginning of November to a rate structure that Nan has. I assumed DCM would switch daycares or magically be able to find someone to pick her child up earlier. She didn't....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
[QUOTE=nannyde;166229]Way too far in advance to...

[QUOTE=nannyde;166229]Way too far in advance to consider.

Can you tell me why the child is in your home twelve hours a day? A child that is in care that many hours has an extremely high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
I agree with you a 100% that children should not...

I agree with you a 100% that children should not be in care 12 hours a day. Unfortunately around here there are a couple big companies(where the majority of the town works) that have switched to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,685
Posted By NiNi.R.
Never Had A Request Like This...Not Sure What To Say?

I've been contemplating changing my hours next summer from 6am-6pm to 7:30am-5:30pm. If I do this I would no longer be able to care for one of my DCKs which to be completely honest would not break my...
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