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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By SimpleMom
My Last Day Has Arrived...

:( *tears* I am excited to begin my new journey, but so sad to see them go. I have had such wonderful parents and children and it's so wierd to think I won't be seeing them on a daily/weekly...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,452
Posted By SimpleMom
If it were me, I would have a talk with the...

If it were me, I would have a talk with the superviser of the center and the bus company. As far as filing a complaint, it sounds like, at this point, you may be mostly angry at the combination of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By SimpleMom
It is a scary process, huh? I would keep an eye...

It is a scary process, huh? I would keep an eye on how the teachers/providers interact with the kids. Try to go unannounced and view. If they know you are coming, they will get everything in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By SimpleMom
Thick undies, plastic pants over them. I...

Thick undies, plastic pants over them. I actually like the cloth diaper snap or velcro closure as a cover up (contains the mess better). Easier clean-up. Just make the closure loose so that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By SimpleMom
I have always used that recipe for playdough, but...

I have always used that recipe for playdough, but I'm sure you could bake them right off the bat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,626
Posted By SimpleMom
I charge a deposit at sign-on. It goes toward...

I charge a deposit at sign-on. It goes toward first and last weeks pay.
I was given the runaround before when I had a family term and lost out on two weeks of pay. So, ever since, I charge the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By SimpleMom
lol< yourtooloud, I haven't tried the shot glass...

lol< yourtooloud, I haven't tried the shot glass :D
Mom can't get here to nurse, but I can see if there is someone that can pick up baby for her.
mostly cries unless I hold baby. Sometimes, fine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By SimpleMom
Breasfeeding Issue

I have a dear little dck that will NOT take a bottle from me. It's really hard to feed anyway. I saw some threads on here about that, but none of it has worked---yet. I thought the Tommee Tippee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By SimpleMom
Country kids, I'll do that. Funny thing is that...

Country kids, I'll do that. Funny thing is that i'm always in a great mood about doing childcare --after--they leave. really. during the day, it's up and down. but there are times I want to pull...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By SimpleMom
imho, i think people push the potty too...

imho,


i think people push the potty too much. It can be pretty easy IF the child is ready. lol, it really can (most times), be as simple as one day to a week or two tops. bummer we can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By SimpleMom
:( I know. I've been doing thids a long time :(...

:( I know. I've been doing thids a long time :( One of my families is high maintenance. I am not wanting to do all the structure as I've done that and burnt out (it was a rock'in structure,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,173
Posted By SimpleMom
That isn't right. However, neither was posting a...

That isn't right. However, neither was posting a pic of a nude child on fb :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By SimpleMom
Thank you! You are right. We have to do what we...

Thank you! You are right. We have to do what we love. Life is too short. Although I loved this for years, I'm just not there at this particular time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By SimpleMom
The other option I just thought of is letting one...

The other option I just thought of is letting one family go and see how I feel after that. It would be very uncomfortable to let the family that I would choose, but would make it much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By SimpleMom
Needing a Break??

I almost quit last summer. decided to keep a few kiddos, now I am already burning out after 2 weeks?? I've been trying really hard, but I am just needing a break. I feel bad leaving a notice after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By SimpleMom
LOL. I have three like this---all in the 2 yr...

LOL. I have three like this---all in the 2 yr range. Totally understand what you are talking about. Here's what I've done:
One warning--uh oh, that wasn't kind. I then show them the kinder way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By SimpleMom
My local hmschl group meets btwn 1 and 230 in the...

My local hmschl group meets btwn 1 and 230 in the pm on a weekday. Have you ever taken dck's with you to these or found someone to come in to watch dc while you go with your kiddos?

I like the 4h...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By SimpleMom
7-330 m-f. I am only watching a few kiddos...

7-330 m-f. I am only watching a few kiddos though. I used to be open 630-630 m-f :( That was really taxing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By SimpleMom
socialization

How do you gals configure friendships for the kiddos when homeschooling? That's my biggest "challenge" right now. We are doing amazing with skills and such! She does seem to miss playing with kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By SimpleMom
Giving My Notice Tonight

The day is here. It's bitter-sweet as I am venturing in a new direction. Super excited about it, but will miss the kiddos...not the job itself. Especially after today lollollol.

It's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By SimpleMom
Almost Done :)

I am almost done with daycare. Changing career paths, but I am ready. It was a very hard decision as I have worked with kids/early childhood for YEARS. I've gone back and forth on this since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,534
Posted By SimpleMom
I find that I have much less time to eat and do a...

I find that I have much less time to eat and do a lot of running around and that always helps. The more kids I have the more I move LOL. Try going on lots of walks (as you know kids love those!). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By SimpleMom
I just wanted to thank all you ladies for your...

I just wanted to thank all you ladies for your prayers and kind words, and for those of you who shared your own experiences with loss---I'm am very sorry to hear that as well. It's a horrible thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,140
Posted By SimpleMom
My teen has a basic phone with basic service just...

My teen has a basic phone with basic service just so we can reach eachother if needed. It's been a great thing. I wouldn't let her have an IPHONE just yet. If I did it would be monitored and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By SimpleMom
If Mom is giving her the warm milk at home, then...

If Mom is giving her the warm milk at home, then I would warm it up under warm tap water and give it to them in a sippy. I like to try to keep things consistent the best. (which we all know is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By SimpleMom
Earth Day is a day to recognize how to protect...

Earth Day is a day to recognize how to protect the earth that God gave us. That's what it began as. I'm a conservative Christian as well. My faith and love is for Jesus/God/Holy Spirit. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By SimpleMom
Very Sad Day :(

My friends just had to deliver their precious babies knowing they both died inutero. They had twins. My heart is just so sunken today and my anger at the doctors for what they should have known...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By SimpleMom
Try the techniques in Transforming the difficult...

Try the techniques in Transforming the difficult child by howard glasser. AMAZING book. Really helps kids who would optherwise be lost and helps them for a lifetime. I know a lot of people who have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,013
Posted By SimpleMom
I used to have my dc upstairs then we finished...

I used to have my dc upstairs then we finished the basement. It's completely for DC. Love the look and feel of it. BUT I do miss the abundance of light upstairs (we have a TON of windows in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,815
Posted By SimpleMom
I am the same way :) It works better for me to...

I am the same way :) It works better for me to only take in one "tough" one at a time. I am only one person and all of my group needs me. I've learned it's ok to say no cuz if you don't you may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,815
Posted By SimpleMom
For me it sort of came with time and experience....

For me it sort of came with time and experience. After awile you just sort of get the "feeling" if it's a good fit or not by experiencing many different types of interviews, playing around with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,969
Posted By SimpleMom
I am open 7/730-4/430.

I am open 7/730-4/430.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By SimpleMom
Well put Sharlan. I had a little one like this...

Well put Sharlan. I had a little one like this before (ok, I've had a few) :)
I just found an amazing theory/book about tough little kiddos. May/may not work for this little guy. I tried it on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By SimpleMom
I Had To Post This As It So Pertains To Daycare Providers As Well! :)

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjam...as, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife's car was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,186
Posted By SimpleMom
I serve milk, but mostly because of the Food...

I serve milk, but mostly because of the Food Program. I can't afford Organic Milk or I would love serving it. Personally, I think the other milks are really bad for the arteries. Calcium is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By SimpleMom
Get your two weeks. If she didn't read the...

Get your two weeks. If she didn't read the contract or "remember it" then it's not your problem. It's a bummer she lost her job/school, but you have a business to run and you just have to seperate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By SimpleMom
I agree with the above posts ;0) You aren't...

I agree with the above posts ;0) You aren't neglecting the cute little munchkins. It's good for kids to play with free play at times--more so than not. imho
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By SimpleMom
Here I have parent's supply a package of diapers...

Here I have parent's supply a package of diapers to keep in theircubby. I let them know when they are getting low and when they are really close to out, I never do reminders on Fridays as its too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By SimpleMom
Oh my gosh! That's not your fault though. It...

Oh my gosh! That's not your fault though. It happens :( Poor little guy.
I have had two major/minor accicents here. Both times I just wanted to cry and crawl under a rock I felt so bad it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SimpleMom
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Oh man! I totally...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Oh man! I totally know what you are saying!!! Thanks for the humor :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,010
Posted By SimpleMom
I take the time off when I need it. I get 5 paid...

I take the time off when I need it. I get 5 paid personal days and paid Holidays/ per yr (Most Fed. Holidays). Anyway, I am reliable as I give the parents' two weeks plus for personal days. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,206
Posted By SimpleMom
I worked at two. Both were amazing centers with...

I worked at two. Both were amazing centers with great staff. The main group leaders and Directors stayed on. It was the aides and teachers that came "into" the group that usually left the most....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,124
Posted By SimpleMom
Great pay, benefits, low ratios, staff...

Great pay, benefits, low ratios, staff involvement, work the floor with the staff. That's what kept me at the Center I worked for. I loved the staff and the Director's even moreso. Ratios were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By SimpleMom
:lol: Well, if the Ruby Slippers are out of the...

:lol: Well, if the Ruby Slippers are out of the question then I guess I'll stick it out...
Glad,and sad, to know I am not alone. It's finally calm and naptime is almost over. 5 minutes of quiet. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By SimpleMom
Crochet, knit, read, and sunbath (just the...

Crochet, knit, read, and sunbath (just the sun---with sunscreen cuz I only like the heat):)

I used to love to play Bejeweled and Rummy 500, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By SimpleMom
Hooooly Cow! Mine Ears!!!

First one started a tantrum/scream fit for 45 minutes. Next, three more chime in cuz they were feeling out of sorts from the other one screaming. I got about an hour "off" from screaming and now I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,122
Posted By SimpleMom
Since they are entrusting us with thier little...

Since they are entrusting us with thier little children, then yes, I'd say it's their business. Some people (like me) are really against firearms and just don't want their kids around them--even if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By SimpleMom
That's a tough one. I had one like that before. ...

That's a tough one. I had one like that before. Didn't term them. What I did first is say...well, I guess I'm doing my job then( that always stopped them in their tracks). I would also ask them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By SimpleMom
When I have a group like that I put out special...

When I have a group like that I put out special puzzles, blocks, coloring activities, etc. They all have to find a carpet square to sit on for the activity (if it's a large group) smaller groups...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By SimpleMom
I think it gets easier in that you develop a...

I think it gets easier in that you develop a routine that works and a system of inquring at interviews that really helps you determine if the family is a good fit for your care.

You realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,602
Posted By SimpleMom
Yes, I wish the same! It's very tough. I do...

Yes, I wish the same! It's very tough. I do love all the kiddos I watch and have a lot of fun with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By SimpleMom
Lots of great advice on here! Personally, I...

Lots of great advice on here!
Personally, I won't send a child home unless it's for term. I actually called a parent to pick up an unruly child and the literally said to the child "let's go get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By SimpleMom
Awwww shucks, I think I just found my answer :( ...

Awwww shucks, I think I just found my answer :( Maybe I should seek out a good Child Psych.

Typical tantrums in children ages 18 months to age 5 last around 3 minutes, and tantrums lasting longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By SimpleMom
Developmental Question

Does anyone know if large-scale tantrums in a 5 yr old has some developmental construct?

They are a really good kid (my own). Always has had a low frustration tolerance and now I am getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By SimpleMom
It's already getting better...it's just always so...

It's already getting better...it's just always so yuck at first cuz the kids always "turn on you" for a the first few hours at least :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By SimpleMom
Back from Vacation.....

need I say more? omgosh! I've only been working for 35 minutes and already they have hit over a toy, and had two screaming incidents. My head hurts from a cold and I had to get up early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By SimpleMom
Thank you. I am going to look into finding an...

Thank you. I am going to look into finding an Assistant. Hopefully, it won't be too hard to find and keep a good one! I wish people would value the experience we all have as Home Childcare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By SimpleMom
Kinda figured that would be the answer! Right...

Kinda figured that would be the answer! Right now, I want to be with my kids. Period. I want to be there for them, be able to get to their school events. Be their mom. I want to be an amazing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By SimpleMom
One more thing my dh and I talked about was my...

One more thing my dh and I talked about was my keeping one or two families and just cutting back for a bit. (I was a bit burnt out and it turned out I was depressed. Got that fixed and made some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By SimpleMom
Ideas/Input....?

There is a question in here if you could bear with me a bit on some background ;)

I am on a "vacation" to figure out what on earth to do.....A big part of me wants to be a SAHM. A big part of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,438
Posted By SimpleMom
My dh thought I would be able to make dinner, run...

My dh thought I would be able to make dinner, run a household, care for the kids, etc., etc. ....alone without going nutso;) He figured it out about a year later when he had Friday's off and helped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By SimpleMom
I agree...communication is key. If it's...

I agree...communication is key. If it's bothering you, talk to them and make sure they know the boundaries and expectations. If they have a problem with it they will go elsewhere, either way you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,466
Posted By SimpleMom
I have this too. I am very upfront with them in...

I have this too. I am very upfront with them in my handbook, at the interview, and periodically throughout the year :) It helps a lot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,466
Posted By SimpleMom
Oh no! That's awful. Man, she really would have...

Oh no! That's awful. Man, she really would have been quite upset at me today (lol). My boys went and SAT in a MUDDY puddle!!! Not just wet boots, but socks too!!! But they had a BLAST and were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By SimpleMom
Will miss you, and glad to hear that you know...

Will miss you, and glad to hear that you know what you want and need to do!! Good luck and enjoy your time with your kids and hubby!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,158
Posted By SimpleMom
Congrats on the new job!! Have fun hanging out...

Congrats on the new job!! Have fun hanging out with your kids and hubby!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By SimpleMom
lol I love it :) I have one that does that as...

lol I love it :) I have one that does that as well. A drink does the trick for him. He just spits out the food and then takes a drink. My mind is at ease and he's free to play!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By SimpleMom
This exactly! I have been known to take a toy...

This exactly! I have been known to take a toy and put it up if it's causing too much hassle as well (i.e. if it excalates to pushing or biting, that kind of thing).

They are not only fighting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By SimpleMom
Sorry, typing on a awkward keyboard

Sorry, typing on a awkward keyboard
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By SimpleMom
Update On Wanting To Quit

Feeling much better. i am thinking it is time for fewer kids for awhile. i have had afull house for a long time lots of under two yr olds. fewer kids, closing earlier, able to take those i have with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,031
Posted By SimpleMom
I have that same little one here ;)almost the...

I have that same little one here ;)almost the same age as well. i think you r rigt in that after baby is born he will sleep more on his own. i havethe little ones in seperate roomsfor the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By SimpleMom
Maybe the quad stroller would be a good...

Maybe the quad stroller would be a good investment. I actually have about 230.00 saved up from Ebay sales! (it was supposed to go to a new truck--in about 5 years, but this might be a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By SimpleMom
I would. Or offer them a probational period to...

I would. Or offer them a probational period to see if it will work out. I would also offer the FT slot to the current client first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By SimpleMom
If I can't quit, I want to narrow my numbers down...

If I can't quit, I want to narrow my numbers down to 3 dc kiddos. That way, we all fit into my car and i can get my kiddos to things they need or want to do. Maybe a field trip as well. I'm a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,974
Posted By SimpleMom
Ok, I'm assuming Drop-in is a norm for you. I...

Ok, I'm assuming Drop-in is a norm for you. I tell parents my numbers are all within ratio. I have a TOTAL of X amount of kids and no more than XY on any given day. If they have more questions I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By SimpleMom
The above advice is great. One more idea is to...

The above advice is great. One more idea is to call her on it. Call the Police and get a restraining order if you have to. I have dealt with defaming ONCE. It was horrible. Embarrassing. I went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By SimpleMom
Thinking About Quitting

Should I? Would you if you could?

I am so tired of watching other people's kids right now. Not sure what's going on. I'm just wanting to be with my own for awhile, before I go back to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By SimpleMom
I have a love Bird. We used to have two, but one...

I have a love Bird. We used to have two, but one passed on. They were really, really loud when they were together. Now, she's only super loud if the kiddos are. The kids can't hold her, but we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By SimpleMom
I am just going to switch to less than 6 kiddos...

I am just going to switch to less than 6 kiddos total ( including my own). I have watched more than one infant/toddler at a time for YEARS. It can be done. It's tough, though.

I agree, put the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 07:11 AM
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Views: 3,079
Posted By SimpleMom
OH Yes I have! I texted a message to my sister...

OH Yes I have! I texted a message to my sister (who's my best friend). It was in regard to my being upset with my hubby. The text went to my hubby's BROTHER! Gosh was I embarrassed. I called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By SimpleMom
To you as well!!

To you as well!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By SimpleMom
I read a book similar to this. Since then, I...

I read a book similar to this. Since then, I have also decreased my hours of care and invited more Pt clients in. Kids need thier parents more than they need me (in most cases) :) I just recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SimpleMom
Yep, I was thinking a deadline would be a good...

Yep, I was thinking a deadline would be a good idea as well :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SimpleMom
A Few Things...

1)Wow, turns out my ds wants to go back to school lol. Misses her friends and teachers :( I guess it's alright. Hard to Homeschool with Daycare, too. I still plan to school her here as well. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By SimpleMom
I was at my parents when my little one seemed to...

I was at my parents when my little one seemed to have pooped. I just smelled something. Meant to ask my little one "did you POOP!" and asked my Dad instead! Oh my gosh, we all laughed for a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By SimpleMom
I love it! I just have the couch. No cool...

I love it! I just have the couch. No cool names. Used too. Guess, I should start getting more creative again:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By SimpleMom
Funshine Has Huge Discounts Through Tonight!!

I just got a bunch of stuff for 75% off (including monthly curr.!). So, if you are in need of some items check them out! I LOVE those sales!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By SimpleMom
I charge for 5 sick days per year (max.).

I charge for 5 sick days per year (max.).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By SimpleMom
:lol::lol::lol: That is too funny! I din't know...

:lol::lol::lol: That is too funny! I din't know what I would've done :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By SimpleMom
Oh goodness! I would just close earlier on the...

Oh goodness! I would just close earlier on the days you need to. sounds like it would work just fine :) Congrats on the job offer!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By SimpleMom
Baby it's cooooold outside!

Brrrrrrrrr. It's soooo cold! We did our minimum. None of the kiddos complained today about coming in! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By SimpleMom
Motherwort is awesome! The extra activities are...

Motherwort is awesome! The extra activities are great. We do chill time here when it's crazy like that. I assign all of the kiddos an area to play in. They need to play nice and calm or it's my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By SimpleMom
Well, that all makes sense. I will just go with...

Well, that all makes sense. I will just go with it. I won't look into any helpers til closer to summer. I just don't want to leave them hi and dry if it turns out I can't do it. I guess, I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By SimpleMom
Dilema

Oh, I can't decide! I usually have a rule that if I even have to THINK about it, it's usually a "no" answer. In this case I have a few options.

I really, really like this family. I have one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By SimpleMom
Wow! :)

So, I offered PT. Everyone chose to keep FT! Kinda cool! They all really like it here and wanted to make sure their spot was theirs since they would need ft soon anyway :) PLUS, now I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,789
Posted By SimpleMom
I understand what you are saying. I have one...

I understand what you are saying. I have one like that as well and have had them for almost two years. It's a tough situation to be in all-around. You didn't "go wrong" with him. He's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,493
Posted By SimpleMom
HI! Yes, I do seperate. Sorry, I haven't had a...

HI! Yes, I do seperate. Sorry, I haven't had a chance to read the other responses.

What I do is this:
When I had my dc upstairs and shared, I had my kid's toys in their rooms. No dc were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By SimpleMom
I think this is a good idea as well. It's less...

I think this is a good idea as well. It's less confusing. Here, for sa's, I charge $50/wk for anything under 15 hours. That feels fair to me and I feel adequately paid for my services---which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By SimpleMom
:lol::lol::lol: Oh my goodness!! This thread is...

:lol::lol::lol: Oh my goodness!! This thread is hilarious! Yep, we say "excuse me, I tooted" in this house. :)))) My hubby likes to call the toots "barking spiders". I'll have to tell him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By SimpleMom
I think the same! Even my own kiddos get a...

I think the same! Even my own kiddos get a little unruley when they start missing daddy (or have had too much of me---:)
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