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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By AuntTami
Exactly. You've done all YOU can do. Short of...

Exactly. You've done all YOU can do. Short of going to their house at 8:00pm each night and putting him to bed YOURSELF, you can't FORCE them to put him to bed earlier any more than you can FORCE the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By AuntTami
I've tried fewer choices, more choices, no...

I've tried fewer choices, more choices, no choices etc. they might slide down the slide, or play with the cozy coupe, but the sandbox, playhouse, all the other riders, and any of the "loose" toys?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By AuntTami
Maybe it was a special blanket with straps LOL! I...

Maybe it was a special blanket with straps LOL! I kid I kid.

I need to try this for my group. Lunch is THE MOST chaotic time of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By AuntTami
That's exactly what's going to happen........

That's exactly what's going to happen..... Especially if he has to read/relax in a quiet environment!

Start calling for pick up when he falls asleep. "jimmy is too tired and cannot stay awake and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,795
Posted By AuntTami
This is exactly why I've removed all soft paged...

This is exactly why I've removed all soft paged books for now. They will get them back when they learn to use them correctly. I've thrown away 3 board books and probably a dozen soft paged books In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By AuntTami
I'm gonna side track for a minute and ask, how do...

I'm gonna side track for a minute and ask, how do you guys teach your kids to
"Play"???? Some kids have SUCH a hard time with it. They've all pretty much figured out the toys inside; but I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,795
Posted By AuntTami
HOLY COW!!!!' Apparently I've had good luck! The...

HOLY COW!!!!' Apparently I've had good luck! The only thing we've had to repair/replace so far is the screen to our front screen door. I had the window in it open and someone stuck their hand right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By AuntTami
This is the schedule my 7 month old is on. He...

This is the schedule my 7 month old is on. He comes at 9:45 and naps from 8:30-9:15 ish and has a 6oz bottle before he gets here. He eats his lunch at the table with us at 11:30, and then naps at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,171
Posted By AuntTami
:eek::eek::eek:...... Yes, yes I am. I'm gonna...

:eek::eek::eek:...... Yes, yes I am. I'm gonna put that babies arm right in the dogs mouth after I cover it with peanut butter and grease so it's good and appetizing......... SMH!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By AuntTami
Babies MUST take bottles and they MUST be able to...

Babies MUST take bottles and they MUST be able to fall asleep on their own/parents willing to help with that at home. I can't hold them all to put them to sleep, nor am I willing to
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By AuntTami
Black cat just advised another member on...

Black cat just advised another member on something similar.
Her advice was to LET her be the leader. Take the "fun" out of it. No fights or arguing over who's leader. She's automatically leader....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By AuntTami
I find all kinds of toys at garage sales. Most...

I find all kinds of toys at garage sales. Most are electronic, unfortunately. They drive me NUTS so I take the batteries out!

They don't even notice the difference for the most part.

I think...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-09-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,677
Posted By AuntTami
I am operating completely legal in my state. I'm...

I am operating completely legal in my state. I'm able to care for up to 3 children at a time and I follow that. But not being licensed is what's getting me and they're pushing HARD for insurance so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By AuntTami
Are you inside my brain? I'm doing the same exact...

Are you inside my brain? I'm doing the same exact thing and was wanting to figure out how to personalize them too. Permanent marker or a bleach pen was the only things I could come up with too. I...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-08-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,677
Posted By AuntTami
Unlicensed Insurance?

We "rent" our home from DH's parents and have a basic renters policy. They obviously hold a home owners policy on the house.

They've recently begun bugging me to get some type of insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By AuntTami
I'm neither licensed or certified and can't...

I'm neither licensed or certified and can't afford to offer care that cheap. I see it around my area too but I'm certain they are WAY over ratios. They would have to be around here.

7am-2pm no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
Ideal hours would be 7-4; yes but like I said,...

Ideal hours would be 7-4; yes but like I said, I've adjusted my hours to accommodate the shift workers in this area who work earlier/later than all the daycares in the area are open, so I've really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
I guess it wouldn't be so much to FORCE them to...

I guess it wouldn't be so much to FORCE them to find alternate care, as much as just force them to pay me the premium for the early/late hours.

I'm leaning towards the little guy and his sister...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,277
Posted By AuntTami
I haven't gotten this far in my research so...

I haven't gotten this far in my research so excuse my ignorance, but what's the difference between I and II, besides obviously a ton more money? Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
Yeah, this is probably correct. I just need to...

Yeah, this is probably correct. I just need to figure out what to say. I think I might raise my rates and see if the problem resolved itself, if I can figure out a way to do it correctly. Its way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By AuntTami
It's your business, you choose your hours! I've...

It's your business, you choose your hours! I've known for a year that I need Labor Day weekend off as we go camping that weekend since it's my birthday. I gave notice to everyone about a week ago and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
I think he's doing better because he's getting...

I think he's doing better because he's getting older. Nothing has changed in the way they do things, or they way things are done here. But I think he's finally gotten to the age where he understands...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
Yes, if I get licensed I could keep them all....

Yes, if I get licensed I could keep them all. However, school starts again in 3 weeks and there's no way I could be licensed before that.

My daily rate in comparison to my weekly rate is SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By AuntTami
Terming "Summer Replacements"?

I have 3 part time kiddos that are currently filling the spots for 2 full time teachers children.

At the beginning of summer, I took these 3 as actual replacements. The teachers boy 2 was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By AuntTami
It was early nap here too. They were all good...

It was early nap here too. They were all good until about 10:30 and then the melt downs began. Usually lunch is 11:30-12:00 but today it was 11:00-11:30 and naps immediately after. Do not pass go. Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By AuntTami
I reorganize pretty much every weekend! It's...

I reorganize pretty much every weekend! It's summer so there's a ton of garage sales and new things to find and find homes for so I end up moving or rearranging something every weekend lol. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By AuntTami
One of my guys is 16 months old and has been with...

One of my guys is 16 months old and has been with me for 3 months, so he was 13 months old when he started here. He pooped at least 6x a day here and was always MISERABLE. It didn't take me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By AuntTami
Has he always been like this with you? Have they...

Has he always been like this with you? Have they ruled out an allergy to BM?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By AuntTami
Not the odd man out at all BC! I agree with her...

Not the odd man out at all BC! I agree with her too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,229
Posted By AuntTami
As I mentioned in my first post, he went home! He...

As I mentioned in my first post, he went home! He left about 10'minures after my first post. He didn't have a fever at 5:30 this morning at drop off.

We live in Wisconsin, so no oceans around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,347
Posted By AuntTami
She's not bringing a PIECE of the octopus, she's...

She's not bringing a PIECE of the octopus, she's bringing the whole thing. Steaks and whole octopus are apples and oranges, you can't compare them.

I wouldn't bring a steak to play with, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,229
Posted By AuntTami
That's kinda what I was wondering. I remember...

That's kinda what I was wondering. I remember having it as a young child but it was the same day and I was MISERABLE!

She didn't say it was from the sun, it was just a thought. I know heat stroke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,229
Posted By AuntTami
Fever today from beach yesterday?

One of my little guys has a fever of 102.3. Mom is on her way to get him but I know he was at the beach all day yesterday. Is it possible the fever is from the sun yesterday?

She's coming to get...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 07-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,036
Posted By AuntTami
I just had this chat with my MIL. So,...

I just had this chat with my MIL.

So, basically what you're saying is that because we aren't licensed, even if we're operating within our states legal regulations; we can't get insurance at all? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By AuntTami
Have you tried different bottles? I just switched...

Have you tried different bottles? I just switched my massive puker from the dr brown bottles to playtex vent aire bottles and his reflux reduced about 80% just from that!!!! I also make sure to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,525
Posted By AuntTami
How do you keep all that stuff clean?!!!! We wash...

How do you keep all that stuff clean?!!!! We wash out stuff on Friday and it's dirty by Monday sitting outside!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By AuntTami
No one is bashing Play Care, but I know sometimes...

No one is bashing Play Care, but I know sometimes that's the direction these questions go. :-) sorry, didn't mean to make it seem like I was talking about you. I just meant in general

Bye bye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By AuntTami
DCK actually goes back to sleep, so he isn't even...

DCK actually goes back to sleep, so he isn't even an issue. It's the 10 minute game they play that's a problem. Well, I mean, whatever. I honestly don't mind the longer drop off as I'm usuall sitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By AuntTami
Early morning volume

How do you guys keep the volume levels in check in the early mornings?

I have a DCM of a 1 year old who is naturally loud. She's always loud. But in the mornings, it's especially bad because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Wow
Views: 1,175
Posted By AuntTami
Jumping from 3'feet and falling from 3'feet have...

Jumping from 3'feet and falling from 3'feet have very different effects on a child. Jumping will usually result in landing on their feet and/or preparing themselves for the landing. Falling is sudden...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By AuntTami
I agre, the younger they are, the more they...

I agre, the younger they are, the more they absorb and learn without even really trying.

At 18 months, he hasn't developed a full vocabulary in any language yet, so throwing him into English now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By AuntTami
This. This is exactly what I would do. She...

This.

This is exactly what I would do. She needs to trust you to feed her child and not kill it. If she doesn't, she needs to find new care! I have a 12 month old that eats grapes, watermelon,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By AuntTami
I have this. Mine isn't contagious, it's an...

I have this. Mine isn't contagious, it's an auto-immune disorder but it's really gross. But I would DEFINITELY make sure you have a doc note to make sure it isn't staph. I had meds 4 times for staph...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By AuntTami
I dont get offended, I just don't even bother...

I dont get offended, I just don't even bother reading them. If I see a "I must" or "I will" or "I need to" I keep moving. This is MY business, and MY home. You may check me out, I encourage you to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By AuntTami
That's exactly what I did. I set it on the floor...

That's exactly what I did. I set it on the floor with the basket of markers and crayons and we decorated some of it. There's a lot left to decorate, maybe we will paint it OUTSIDE tomorrow lol. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By AuntTami
That is exactly why I don't do interviews when I...

That is exactly why I don't do interviews when I have children present.

They all seem to lose their minds at the exact same time and although it's normal for children to cry and get upset, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By AuntTami
Awesome ideas! We ended up just coloring all over...

Awesome ideas! We ended up just coloring all over it and having morning snack in there! My nap time boycotter is laying in there with a book now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By AuntTami
Yep, same here. Yesterday was a terrible day, and...

Yep, same here. Yesterday was a terrible day, and I had a feeling today would be the same. So far, I've been right. Ugh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By AuntTami
My playroom and nap room are on the second floor...

My playroom and nap room are on the second floor of my home and I absolutely despise it. I've ended up bringing most of my toys to the living room because I hate having to trapse up and down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By AuntTami
What to Make with Cardboard Box?

We're getting central air installed tomorrow and the unit arrived today. It came in a big cardboard box that doesn't have ends but has a removable cardboard cover.

Now I know we could make many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By AuntTami
This is exactly what I've started doing. I've put...

This is exactly what I've started doing. I've put my toys with pieces away. They get one box at a time. We still have plenty of toys to play with, dolls; blocks, etc. but my magnet dolls with 500...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By AuntTami
This is the first thing I do in the morning but i...

This is the first thing I do in the morning but i have a Mountain Dew instead of coffee! Lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By AuntTami
What time is she coming in the morning/getting up...

What time is she coming in the morning/getting up in the AM?

I would nap her earlier in the morning than you currently are. 8:30-9:00ish and only let her nap for 30-45 minutes. By 1:00, she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,312
Posted By AuntTami
But wouldn't her childcare be ran from inside her...

But wouldn't her childcare be ran from inside her town home? Or are they meaning it's not ok because people still come and go from her home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
Guess I have some phone calls to make tomorrow at...

Guess I have some phone calls to make tomorrow at nap time! Including uou Heidi! Nap time was pure chaos today as I had 3 school agers! Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By AuntTami
I agree. If giving her space doesn't work and...

I agree. If giving her space doesn't work and she's still struggling, yes then term. Don't put up with it forever lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By AuntTami
It's positioned just right so it doesn't pick up...

It's positioned just right so it doesn't pick up passing cars but our neighbors cat likes to walk through our driveway so he sets it off every time. But other than him, I've had no issues. It doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By AuntTami
Ugh! I would have taken her 6 months ago! Thank...

Ugh! I would have taken her 6 months ago! Thank god for this board. I'm slowly learning but man; I had my share of these parents!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By AuntTami
It just dawned on me..... Maybe she's just not a...

It just dawned on me..... Maybe she's just not a morning person? I'm not. No one better even look at me if I haven't been up for at least 30 minutes lol. I've been that way my entire life. I don't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By AuntTami
Leave her. Offer her to come play with us and if...

Leave her. Offer her to come play with us and if she chooses not to, put her somewhere that you can see her but don't interact with her. If she wants to play, she will. If she wants to sit there all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By AuntTami
That's exactly what I was thinking. Or she...

That's exactly what I was thinking. Or she reminded him of grandma?

It's normal for kiddos to attach to parents at drop off and not wanna leave. They also go through stages.

My favorite guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,890
Posted By AuntTami
Could you tell the parents that if they don't,...

Could you tell the parents that if they don't, can't, or won't handle their children, they will be asked to leave? Tell them your staff is upset and doesn't want to have any further parties and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
Even if I'm currently still in default? How would...

Even if I'm currently still in default? How would I go about just getting aid instead of loans? I swear I read somewhere that I wasn't eligible for student loans or any federally funded financial aid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
I didn't know snow fencing was okay! That changes...

I didn't know snow fencing was okay! That changes a lot then! I was looking at $3000+ for an actual fence! I'll call you tomorrow during nap time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By AuntTami
Yes I would definitely do that and I would tell...

Yes I would definitely do that and I would tell her face to face if she doesn't read stuff. "Mom you know how important it is to manage diabetes. I'm almost out of meds and need to see the dr for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By AuntTami
I have a motion alarm set up on my driveway. It...

I have a motion alarm set up on my driveway. It chimes 3 times when someone pulls in and then it goes off again when they get to my front steps. Cameras would be great too but I would forget to check...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By AuntTami
It's a doctors appointment for something...

It's a doctors appointment for something important. Don't let them make you feel guilty. If you don't have your meds, you can't provide care at all! Just tell them how it is. Don't ask, just tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
I've been thinking on this since I started and a...

I've been thinking on this since I started and a couple things are swaying me towards certification instead of licensing
1. We rent our house from my DH parents and it isn't fenced in. We could put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
Thanks. I'm going to call them today and ask,...

Thanks. I'm going to call them today and ask, just was wondering last night since they weren't open at 10pm lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,530
Posted By AuntTami
Depends on where we're going and the age of the...

Depends on where we're going and the age of the child. Three is too old with maybe the exception of if you're out somewhere and the kid falls asleep. I'd wear him instead of carrying him lol. Give my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By AuntTami
That's absolutely the sweetest the thing I've...

That's absolutely the sweetest the thing I've ever read. Kids are amazing and have an uncanny ability to cheer you up, even on the worst days. I love it! Give them an extra hug and kiss today, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By AuntTami
CARE Courses in Wisconsin?

I'm looking into becoming a certified daycare and I know there are a couple courses I need to complete before I can do that.

Does anyone know (Heidi? BlackCat?) if the care courses are approved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By AuntTami
Read to the baby too! Put him in a bouncer or in...

Read to the baby too! Put him in a bouncer or in a boppy on the floor and have the 15 month old sit next to you and baby and read to them both! :-) no getting up to check on baby and they both get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By AuntTami
We do this as well! "The ball is blue" "the gate...

We do this as well! "The ball is blue" "the gate is tall" "are you a big boy/girl or a baby?"(my toddlers love this question because they get to tell me that they're a big boy/girl! They get so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By AuntTami
Just start talking. Seriously. Everything you do,...

Just start talking. Seriously. Everything you do, explain it; describe it. My ages range from 9weeks to 7 years and they all get along. My young toddlers do enjoy mimicking the sounds I make to my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By AuntTami
I have this kid and it makes me want to scream....

I have this kid and it makes me want to scream. Everyone else is gone by 4:30 and he's one so he can't play by himself. I wouldn't do it again without extra compensation. It's a long day for me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By AuntTami
Aww!!! DCg4 is a teachers kid so she is...

Aww!!!

DCg4 is a teachers kid so she is only coming one day a week for the summer and each day she comes she comes running to the door to give me a hug and kiss and tell me that she "missed me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By AuntTami
I love positive posts! I had one of my school age...

I love positive posts! I had one of my school age drop ins last week. I haven't seen her in about 6 months. I was VERY pleasantly surprised at how much she has matured and lost her whiny, sassy...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-06-2015, 01:14 PM
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Views: 4,071
Posted By AuntTami
My 3 and 4 year olds nap. My 6 and 7 year old...

My 3 and 4 year olds nap. My 6 and 7 year old school age kids "rest" but guess what? They end up napping too. I wouldn't have refunded you one single dime more than what you got. You didn't get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By AuntTami
What about a dispenser that only dispenses one at...

What about a dispenser that only dispenses one at a time? Similar to a Kleenex box? As for the soap, we use the foam soap but it does end up very messy. I'm constantly wiping it up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By AuntTami
My favorite question is "how do you put little...

My favorite question is "how do you put little one to sleep?" That generally will tell me that I should at least be listening for other clues.
"How do you put little one to sleep?"
"Where does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By AuntTami
I had this little dude. I found the best thing...

I had this little dude. I found the best thing for him was putting him back down in the morning upon arrival for 30-45 minutes. He doesn't come until 7 so he shouldn't need to go back to sleep but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By AuntTami
Yes same here. They don't get any other choice....

Yes same here. They don't get any other choice. It's nap time and it's time to sleep. The baby obviously is different, but the other 3 should be able to nap at the same time for afternoon nap. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By AuntTami
I had this kid. He's Just turned 2 now but he...

I had this kid. He's Just turned 2 now but he started with me around 17 months old and he was used to being held and being the "baby". He had no idea what to do with other toddlers! I had to learn to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By AuntTami
You're still to far from me too! Maybe I should...

You're still to far from me too! Maybe I should move
Closer to you! I'm finding myself leaning towards wanting the 18 months and under crowd over these Rowdy toddlers! My space is so much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,532
Posted By AuntTami
Awesome. That would be what I wanted then!

Awesome. That would be what I wanted then!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By AuntTami
They've been told all week that we were going...

They've been told all week that we were going today and I explained before we got there that there would be no riding of the train. I didn't know they had ice cream too(shame on me lol) and after I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By AuntTami
I find I'm most honest and get my point across...

I find I'm most honest and get my point across the best when I just let the words fall out of my mouth. But then, there's no telling what I will say lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By AuntTami
My First SA Rant

First year taking school age kids, and my last. I have 2. One is 6 and one is 7. And today I had 2 little ones as well so we went to the local splash pad to play for a while.

Never again.

How...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By AuntTami
But I bet you know what yours says! Lol. I don't...

But I bet you know what yours says! Lol. I don't for the most part lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By AuntTami
I'm a major softie. I have about an 8'page...

I'm a major softie. I have about an 8'page handbook, but I couldn't even tell you what most of it says. It's a formality mostly. There's stuff in there that I don't budge on. Payments, pick ups, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,532
Posted By AuntTami
Ohhhh I'm sold! Is this a vacuum too or just a...

Ohhhh I'm sold! Is this a vacuum too or just a cleaner?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,532
Posted By AuntTami
I have hardwood and I'm still looking for this...

I have hardwood and I'm still looking for this answer. Hardwood plus 2 giant dogs. Ugh. I sweep and vacuum and mop multiple times a day. I even bought a fancy vacuum. It cut my time in half but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By AuntTami
Nothing because the whole forum would probably...

Nothing because the whole forum would probably shut down and without her, there's no one except michael(who, I think, is really busy lol) who can fix it! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,029
Posted By AuntTami
I have to agree with you here BC. AP is exactly...

I have to agree with you here BC. AP is exactly what it says, attachment PARENTING. There's no room or time in group care to do the attachment part, and we aren't the child's parents.

I honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,723
Posted By AuntTami
It's called a defender. It's from the company...

It's called a defender. It's from the company "FilterQueen" similar to a rainbow in general idea but no nasty water to change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,723
Posted By AuntTami
I have a rather expensive air purifier that does...

I have a rather expensive air purifier that does an AMAZING job at keeping the smells out of my house. I have 2 large dogs, and a husband who does manual labor so he comes home smelling ripe... It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,922
Posted By AuntTami
My drop in clients fill out the same paper work...

My drop in clients fill out the same paper work that my regular clients do, they just don't have a set schedule. I require all papers for all kids regardless of status.

This helps me weed out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By AuntTami
The kids actually eat a lot of left overs here....

The kids actually eat a lot of left overs here. Does that Make me bad? Lol. I'll make a good meal for DH and I for dinner and the kiddos and I will eat the left overs for lunch the next day, with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By AuntTami
I love watching the excitement from the older...

I love watching the excitement from the older kids when the babies finally learn something we've been trying to teach them! They get more excited than me at times!!
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