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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 08:53 PM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By momneedscoffee
Favorite Sensory Activities?

Looking for some new ideas for sensory activities. I saw some ideas on pinterest for DIY slime and moon sand... but wanted to ask 8f anyone has tried anything similar that worked well or was a hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By momneedscoffee
How Many Toys Do You Leave Out? / Playroom Organization

Hey all. So I am just wondering how many/what kinds of toys you leave out and available for your daycare. I feel like I am constantly picking up toys lately even though I've downsized a lot from...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-17-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,022
Posted By momneedscoffee
Favorites

What are your daycare kids favorite meals that you make? I am in search of some new ideas. I like to keep it pretty clean and healthy and rarely make anything out of a box (except mac&cheese). I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,780
Posted By momneedscoffee
Morning routine help!

So I need some help with a morning routine. I haven't had much of one since it started getting cooler outside. So I would love to hear what you all do to keep busy until lunch! Right now mine looks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,510
Posted By momneedscoffee
Discipline for 20 mo old

My daughter who turns 2 in February has recently developed a very sassy attitude. She screams no and get out when she is upset. She has been physical with myself and her peers at daycare - slapping,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes, I would love a blog list! Haha I guess I...

Yes, I would love a blog list! Haha I guess I phrased that wrong. I just need things for them to do to keep busy! Otherwise my son gets naughty and everyone just drags stuff around without really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By momneedscoffee
Spring/Summer Activities?! In A Rut, Need Ideas!!

So, winter is finally over here in North Dakota! This was my first winter doing daycare and it was loooongggg. Got lazy and fell totally out of routine. Watched too much tv. Outdoor play never lasted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes but they are almost 2, 1, and 6 months so...

Yes but they are almost 2, 1, and 6 months so yeah
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By momneedscoffee
Chore Rewards?

So I have 2 3 year old boys, one is my son. They are fully capable of helping but they (mostly my son lol) are very resistant to help out (pick up, wipe table, clear lunch plates...just simple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By momneedscoffee
WWYD (Infant Question)

So I have a 5 mo dcg. She is the easiest happiest baby ever! But! Lately she has not been napping. I change her, feed her while rocking her. Close to the same times each day. When she is done with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,877
Posted By momneedscoffee
Meal Prep??

I am in need of advice on meal prepping...I have been so lazy! I don't do a food program but try to follow their format somewhat (fruit, veggie, protein, grain). Lately I have just been throwing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,011
Posted By momneedscoffee
Help! Advice on illness policy! RSV

Dcg was just diagnosed with rsv today. Has been home sick all week. What is your protocol for this situation? New to dc and none of my kids have had a major illness yet. Do you tell other parents?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes I need something that can be put away in a...

Yes I need something that can be put away in a closet or otherwise hidden. I can't trust art stuff to sit on an open shelf haha. And I'm the same! I don't like my home to look like a daycare when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you for that awesome list! I need to work...

Thank you for that awesome list! I need to work on my art stash for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By momneedscoffee
Arts & Crafts Organization and Storage?

How do you organize your arts and crafts supplies? Right now mine are scattered around in several places and just disorganized. I would like to throw it all in a bin, but don't really want the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By momneedscoffee
Pretend Play Props?

So my 2 3 year old boys are becoming more and more into pretend play than anything else. I am just looking for some ideas for props. I have a few dress up things, am working on making a play kitchen,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
I just took a 3 month old at the beginning of the...

I just took a 3 month old at the beginning of the year so my naptime break has been iffy. There is usuallly at least obe child awake. That may have something to do with my mood. Even 30 minutes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
Oooh thanks! I'm gonna research that. I've saw a...

Oooh thanks! I'm gonna research that. I've saw a couple things about them recently but didn't know they helped with that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
My kids are 3 and 1. So no days off. Or nights. I...

My kids are 3 and 1. So no days off. Or nights. I look forward to the weekends but never really do anything. Usually take care of the kids and do more intense cleaning than I can do during the week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes the weather impacts me more than I realize....

Yes the weather impacts me more than I realize. Sunny days I feel happy and productive (even if it's cold). Cloudy days I don't feel like doing a damn thing and sometimes dont (beyond what i need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
I need to remember to think like this. There is...

I need to remember to think like this. There is tImes I do, and I feel so happy and grateful that I am able to stay home with my 2 babies and care for them. There are times when I appreciate how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
I eat well, but tend to put off / skip meals...

I eat well, but tend to put off / skip meals lately. And sleep may have something to do with it. My 1 yr old has not been sleeping well AT ALL lately
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
I need to do that. But it's cold and I hate the...

I need to do that. But it's cold and I hate the cold :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes. I feel you. My spare room/laundry...

Yes. I feel you. My spare room/laundry room/office is usually shoved full of random stuff and laundry to help the rest of the house seem presentable haha. That room stays shut and locked!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
When Your Patience Has Dried Up...

What do you do when you run out of patience? Not with a specific thing, but just in general. Lately I have been finding myself feeling very snappy/irritable/annoyed over everything that has to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
HahahaI'm Glad It's not just me!!!

HahahaI'm Glad It's not just me!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes! I just put away more than half the toys and...

Yes! I just put away more than half the toys and there is still stuff everywhere!! I wish they would just keep them in the playroom. Or actually play with them, not just drag them around
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
I've been considering that! Even once a month to...

I've been considering that! Even once a month to do deep cleaning. I don't mind cleaning when I have an empty house, but kids make it so hard to accomplish anything!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
I might have to try that! My kids are so messy!...

I might have to try that! My kids are so messy! My biological ones are the worst! And my husband isn't much better most of the time haha. It's like while I am cleaning one thing, a mess is being made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By momneedscoffee
Keeping Your House Clean?

How do you guys keep up with cleaning your house? I feel like I am thrown to the wolves every day. I really don't like spending what little free time I have cleaning:eek: and I only have 5 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes, I agree with you. I need to stop giving in...

Yes, I agree with you. I need to stop giving in to tantrums and coddling her. I just want the screaming to stop haha...it hits a nerve!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes! And we don't at my house. Maybe a box of...

Yes! And we don't at my house. Maybe a box of Annies mac and cheese once in a while, or fruit snacks as TREATS, as they are the same as candy in my eyes. It's frustrating to me when I try to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By momneedscoffee
What Would You Do?

So I have an almost 2 year old little girl who has recently became a very picky eater. She has a certain few foods I can get her to eat and that's it. I suspect she doesn't have the healthiest diet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By momneedscoffee
VALENTINES Ideas?!

What do you guys do for v day or what are you planning on doing? Do you make gifts for parents? Do you give treats to the kids? Just wanted to gather a few ideas before the weekend! My group is...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-15-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,242
Posted By momneedscoffee
Popsicles are a good idea! I've tried smoothies,...

Popsicles are a good idea! I've tried smoothies, but the 3 yr old gets weirded out by them and rarely finishes, and they are too messy for the little girl. I keep meaning to try dips but always...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-14-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,242
Posted By momneedscoffee
Vegetable Dilemma....

HELP!
How do you get dc kids to eat vegetables? Right now the only kids that eat ANY veg i serve are my own two! The other eaters are 18 mo and 3 yr. I feel like an 18 month old child absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By momneedscoffee
I have a 3 mo, 11 mo (mine), 18 mo, and 2 3 yr...

I have a 3 mo, 11 mo (mine), 18 mo, and 2 3 yr olds (one is mine). I find that the 18 mo more or less does her own thing. To me, it is an easy age because they are so easily entertained and pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yep I am a pinterest junkie!

Yep I am a pinterest junkie!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By momneedscoffee
Good ideas, thank you!

Good ideas, thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By momneedscoffee
I've tried that! Our laptop broke though, so I...

I've tried that! Our laptop broke though, so I have no way for the kids to see it. They really liked it too :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By momneedscoffee
Winter Activities?

Lay em on me.

We try to get outside most days, but to be honest, it is usually not worth it. I spend more time bundling everyone than they spend playing. And sometimes it is just too cold for me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By momneedscoffee
Patience!!! Stick to a healthy diet & lifestyle...

Patience!!!
Stick to a healthy diet & lifestyle
Sneak in some exercise daily (haven't done so yet :eek: )
Get organized and NOT procrastinate everything!
Be more aware of how my money is spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By momneedscoffee
Infant Area + Diaper Changing Station: How Does Yours Look?

I need examples of how to set up an area for infants only (I have a 10 m.o and a 3 m.o.).

I also have 3 kids in diapers so I also would like examples of how your diaper changing area is set up. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,801
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you all so much! Now I will have a hard...

Thank you all so much! Now I will have a hard time deciding! I like the retractable one! That way my house won't ALWAYS look like it's run by kids (even tho it is ;) )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks! For some reason I didn't even think about...

Thanks! For some reason I didn't even think about a carrier even though I use one quite often. I just got a new dc baby and am worrying myself trying to make everyone happy :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By momneedscoffee
Babies & Winter? ?

How do you manage to go outside with babies in winter? If you take them out, where do you put them (non walkers)? I need to get outside with the older ones but haven't quite figured this part out ha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,801
Posted By momneedscoffee
Best Kind of Baby Gate?

Looking for a new & functional baby gate. At the moment I have the cheap wood pet/baby gates - (the pressure mounted kind where you adjust thw width by using the notches) - which work great on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yep that is how my baby is too! She crawls aftee...

Yep that is how my baby is too! She crawls aftee the bigger kids all day and only wants me when she is hungry or tired! Which I think is great since she really seems to enjoy herself!

I know if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yes! My son started going to daycare when he was...

Yes! My son started going to daycare when he was about 1, and went for about a year and a half until his sis was born! I didn't feel too guilty bc we started with only a few days a week and he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By momneedscoffee
Do you ever feel...

Bad for doing daycare bc it takes time and attention away from your own kids? I do, even though the only reason I do this is so that I can bring in a little income while avoiding my own daycare costs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By momneedscoffee
Do you have a hard time keeping the 1-2 yr olds...

Do you have a hard time keeping the 1-2 yr olds on a mat? I have a 18 mo that I want to transition from a pack n play to a mat. She is a great napper in the pack n play tho so i don't want to ruin a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By momneedscoffee
Where Do You Nap?

I'm sure this has been discussed before. I do not have a lot of experience with daycares so I am always curious about almost everything. Where do your dc kids nap? Right now I have the 3 yr olds in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By momneedscoffee
Need Newborn Advice

I will be introducing a 3 m.o. into my home daycare soon. I am looking for any/all advice on how to keep things running smoothly. I have two 3 yr olds, a 10 m.o, and a 19 m.o. Do you keep a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By momneedscoffee
Looking On Advice for Caring for These Age Groups!!

So my current situation is as follows: my daughter (10.5 mo), my son (3yr), another 3 yo boy, and an 18 mo. girl. I am also taking a 3 month old baby starting in a few weeks. I prefer babies over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By momneedscoffee
Christmas craft ideas, please!

Looking for last minute ideas for *easy* but cute xmas crafts/paintings etc. Want the kids to make something to go with their gift to their parents (photo album with pics of them @ daycare). I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By momneedscoffee
Discipline for 18 mo?

Jw what kind of discipline techniques you guys use for young toddlers who are just starting to get the concept of right and wrong? I have an 18 mo old who is starting to push my baby (10 months) away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By momneedscoffee
Oooh the interview idea is cute! I like that for...

Oooh the interview idea is cute! I like that for my 3 yo. I am thinking maybe hand prints and footprints and then let them just paint the photo pages however before putting the pics on
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By momneedscoffee
How do you bind it? I have been trying to figure...

How do you bind it? I have been trying to figure out how to put it all together...8 do not want to do a full size scrapbook but idk if I will be able to find one in a smaller size...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thoughts On This Xmas Gift Idea?

I run a small daycare- 2 DC kids + 2 of my own. For a gift from kids to parents I was thinking of having them make a mini scrapbook with photos that I've taken throughout the year. Thought maybe the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,914
Posted By momneedscoffee
Snacks for 15 mo. old? I'm in a rut...

Favorite snacks for young toddlers? I am stuck in a rut. I feel like all I give is bananas, grapes, raisins, cheerios, meat & cheese. I know the snack world is bigger than that! Has to be "finger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By momneedscoffee
I have no problems with breastfeeding nor do I...

I have no problems with breastfeeding nor do I care if the kids watch me. My problem is just that the other 3 kids alays seem to go nuts when I am trying to nurse a fussy babe!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks! I need to sleep train my little miss. I...

Thanks! I need to sleep train my little miss. I started out laying her down before she was totally asleep but soon got into the habit of laying down and nursing her to sleep. She sleeps great at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By momneedscoffee
Breastfeeding (my baby) + daycare....help

Any mom's out there breastfeeding while doing daycare? I am, my daughter is 6 mo. Refuses a bottle too. It seems like whenever I sit down to feed her, someone needs me, is fighting, sneezes snot all...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-18-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,367
Posted By momneedscoffee
NEW to DC - Looking For Contract/Handbook Help

I am new to home daycare. I've been working on my contract and handbook for awhile, but would like some more resources. I am hoping to complete it for licensing soon! If anyone would share a copy of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks! Those are the sort of things I am looking...

Thanks! Those are the sort of things I am looking for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By momneedscoffee
thanks for the websites! I wasn't planning on...

thanks for the websites! I wasn't planning on doing 30 minutes of a lesson or anything, I was thinking more along the lines of doing a craft project involving a letter, talking about different words...
Forum: Curriculum 08-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,334
Posted By momneedscoffee
Ok thanks! I am going to look into it. It didn't...

Ok thanks! I am going to look into it. It didn't seem like it was priced too bad. And I agree, I always have good intentions of creating things like that on my own but in the end it ends up being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks! I will check out the link!

Thanks! I will check out the link!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By momneedscoffee
Help - Starting Letter Of The Day/Week + Edu. Activities

I have a very small fam daycare: I care for a 3 yo and a 1 yo + my own kids are 3 yo and 6 mo. I am really wanting to get into more learning activities, esp since the weather will be cooling down in...
Forum: Curriculum 08-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,334
Posted By momneedscoffee
Did the kids like it and learn from it? Do you...

Did the kids like it and learn from it? Do you feel like you got your money's worth? I'm not sure I'm ready to invest in something unless it's totally worth it!
Forum: Curriculum 08-18-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,334
Posted By momneedscoffee
Help - Starting Letter of the Day/Week

I have a very small fam daycare: I care for a 3 yo and a 1 yo + my own kids are 3 yo and 6 mo. I am really wanting to get into more learning activities, esp since the weather will be cooling down in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By momneedscoffee
Okay that is what I do. I don't offer any...

Okay that is what I do. I don't offer any substitutions and no I don't think he will starve. I guess it is just more of an annoyance than anything!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By momneedscoffee
Picky eater help

How do you handle picky eaters? I have a 3 yo dcb that immediately will point at his veg or any unfamiliar food and say I don't like that or I don't want that. I always encourage him to try least a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By momneedscoffee
Some days I do! If everything is starting to feel...

Some days I do! If everything is starting to feel crazy I have lunch earlier- 11 or 1130 and nap at 12. Even if they take longer to fall asleep it is at least calm and quiet. The problem is, the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you! Your advide is helpful. I will...

Thank you! Your advide is helpful. I will definitely check out that book. I'm currently reading the 5 languages of love for children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By momneedscoffee
The Strong Willed Child

Looking for advice on parenting/caring for a strong willed child. My 3 yr old son is very, very strong willed. Always has been. Very rarely is he compliant to what I would like him to do. Even the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Posted By momneedscoffee
How Do You Handle the CRAZY?!

It seems as if every day there is a certain time when everyone, including myself, goes totally cuckoo! I am new to this, so maybe it is something I am doing/not doing. My 3 yr old son is VERY strong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Today dad said she woke up later than usual, ...

Today dad said she woke up later than usual, around 7. I put her down for her am nap at 9 and woke her at ten. I felt bad waking her tho, she looked so sleepy! But no fussing or crying. Then I put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks for the help! I'm going to try the early...

Thanks for the help! I'm going to try the early nap next week. It will be so nice if I can have all the kids sleeping in the PM :D :D :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Another question (doing daycare is new to me,...

Another question (doing daycare is new to me, obviously! Things are so different with a group of kids opposed to just my own two!)
How long do you leave infants in their crib/pack n play during nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:27 PM
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Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
She is here by 7:30, I believe she is usually...

She is here by 7:30, I believe she is usually awake by 6/6:30. Maybe I'll try to transition the nap to an earlier time.... thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:21 PM
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Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Maybe I will try an earlier nap like that! I...

Maybe I will try an earlier nap like that! I believe this one wakes up around 6/6:30 so perhaps she would be ready to nap earlier. And yep, not sure how this one sleeps at night either :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:19 PM
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Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you! She has been here about 1 month....

Thank you! She has been here about 1 month. Started off with no AM nap and a 1-3pm nap with the rest, but parents wanted me to try putting her down for one as she would get super crabby at night....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By momneedscoffee
Nap Question (Regarding 1 Yr Old/Morning Nap)

I have a 1 yr dcg and 2 three yr old boys. The boys' nap starts at 1pm. The 1 yr old has an AM nap as well. I usually lay her down around 9:30/10. The problem is, she sleeps until 11:30 or 12 and I...
Forum: Curriculum 07-16-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,408
Posted By momneedscoffee
I use Spotify. It's online for free. There is a...

I use Spotify. It's online for free. There is a ton of 'sleep' play lists available. Acoustic, nature sounds, white noise etc. I just pit on whichever one looks good and it definitely helps the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks guys! Tried cosmic kids today and it was...

Thanks guys! Tried cosmic kids today and it was just watching I was looking for! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By momneedscoffee
Yoga / Exercise Video Suggestions

Any good yoga or exercise videos for preschoolers? Preferably on YouTube or for free online? Looking for something that will keep the 3 yr olds attention for at least a little bit! Something fun and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By momneedscoffee
Activities for Just Turned 3 Year Olds?

I have two little boys that just turned three (one is my son). I try all kinds of activities but nothing seems to really hold their attention, besides play doh & the water table :) We've tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By momneedscoffee
When Do You Give Time Outs?

As a new provider, I am just wondering when you give time outs, and what other types of discipline you use. Right now I just give time outs when the kids get physical with one another or do something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,243
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you, thank you! I realize I am a little...

Thank you, thank you! I realize I am a little wishy washy, I don't always follow through with the consequence! I also need to work on my patience... it's just so much easier to do it myself most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,243
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thank you. I guess it is all about patience &...

Thank you. I guess it is all about patience & consistency! My 3 y.o is VERY strong willed which doesn't help. I think he feels that it is his house, he gets to help run the show.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,243
Posted By momneedscoffee
Getting Kids to LISTEN?

How do you get your kids to respect and listen to you? I feel like 90% of the time these kids (two 3 yr olds, one is my son) just ignore me when I ask them to do something. I try to offer choices...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By momneedscoffee
Meal Time Question

So at meal times, do you make all the kids stay at the table until everyone is done eating, or do you let them leave once they have finished? I have a slow eater and a fast eater, once the fast eater...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,374
Posted By momneedscoffee
Thanks for the input everyone!

Thanks for the input everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,374
Posted By momneedscoffee
Okay, thanks! :) So... next question! How do you...

Okay, thanks! :) So... next question! How do you get them to all be quiet & keep to themselves when they are in the same room?! I give the 3 year old boys one chance to nap together in the living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,374
Posted By momneedscoffee
Question Naptime Ritual? -- Help!

Hey everyone! So I am new to daycare - have been doing it for about 1 month now. I have my own 2 kids - 3 year old boy and 4 month old girl + 2 daycare kids - 3 year old boy and 1 year old girl.
My...
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