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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,419
Posted By kathiemarie
Get permission and do your errands maybe go out...

Get permission and do your errands maybe go out to lunch. I think its great to get kids out and about. We are out all of the time. I teach the kids how to behave in public places.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By kathiemarie
My heart breaks for you and your DC families.

My heart breaks for you and your DC families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By kathiemarie
I always apologize for the inconvenience. I...

I always apologize for the inconvenience. I feel that simple sentence acknowledges that you respect their time and schedule. If its not super personal I also tell them why I'm closing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By kathiemarie
This is what I did. I was lucky that my kids...

This is what I did. I was lucky that my kids school was on my same street just a little over a mile away. We had lots of fun with it. I packed snacks, toys (only used during this time) for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,885
Posted By kathiemarie
Is there any thing you were doing that you could...

Is there any thing you were doing that you could delegate to your employees? Things that didn't evolve watching kids? That way you are the person watching the kids, talking to the parents etc. and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By kathiemarie
I've also used cosmic kids. My kidos like it. I...

I've also used cosmic kids. My kidos like it. I would put it on when I was making lunch. Some did it, some didn't but they all watched and laughed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By kathiemarie
so sweet....

so sweet....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By kathiemarie
[/B] This... Outside time can be structured...

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This... Outside time can be structured too. You have to mix it up. I live in So. Cal so we have "summer" weather 95% of the time. If I let my kids just have free time outside all day it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,527
Posted By kathiemarie
I wouldn't worry either. I have a cat that likes...

I wouldn't worry either. I have a cat that likes to be out with everyone but doesn't like to be petted. He will get up and move if he is bothered BUT he has swiped and scratch kids before. I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,091
Posted By kathiemarie
Well said BC!

Well said BC!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By kathiemarie
Im lucky, I can see from my back door the whole...

Im lucky, I can see from my back door the whole back yard and the bathroom. So if some one needs to use the bathroom I always have the kids in sight. I do have some provider friends that will take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By kathiemarie
Its super muggy (for us anyways) so we are going...

Its super muggy (for us anyways) so we are going to the local indoor pool and then a picnic at the park.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By kathiemarie
My dad use to drop by all of the time also. It...

My dad use to drop by all of the time also. It was mainly to drop off things for my son. Now that my son is grown he doesn't stop as much.

Any how, my suggestion is to invite him over during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By kathiemarie
If you don't need the income may I suggest you...

If you don't need the income may I suggest you volunteer. With budget cuts/moms working our public schools need people that can work in the class rooms. For a teacher to have some one come into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By kathiemarie
All 3 of my infants are teething, my toddler...

All 3 of my infants are teething, my toddler (2.5) has a cold and my preschoolers (3.5) had decided not to let the toddler play with them.
My mom is in the hospital, my 24 year old daughter can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By kathiemarie
Mine helped a lot when our own kids were younger...

Mine helped a lot when our own kids were younger but now that they are adults not so much. I have a daughter (24) that will help when I need her to. The kids do love him and are very excited when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By kathiemarie
Thanks everyone. I have been thinking about...

Thanks everyone. I have been thinking about doing this for about 15 years. My town has grown and it is now a tourist destination so I think it can be done and pay for it self. I have a lot to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By kathiemarie
Children's Museum

I need your help. A friend and I are thinking of opening a children's museum in our town. Do any of you have a museum that you love going to? If so what is the name? We are in the early stages of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By kathiemarie
I would do this. Unfortunately, Dad will be on...

I would do this. Unfortunately, Dad will be on disability so he can be home when the kids get home.

Being debt free will help, too
Sorry you are going though this. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By kathiemarie
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,390
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,067
Posted By kathiemarie
Would your husband be ok with you getting a night...

Would your husband be ok with you getting a night time job 2 nights a week? I know when my own were younger, before I started DC, I worked retail a couple nights a week. It was just perfect. Made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By kathiemarie
That so great. Every week I tell my self I'm...

That so great. Every week I tell my self I'm going to clean my playroom and the weekend comes and goes and nothing gets done! I am so overwhelmed that on Friday I just close the door and forget...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,657
Posted By kathiemarie
hahaha too cute!

hahaha too cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By kathiemarie
I almost hate to say this but My house has always...

I almost hate to say this but My house has always been clean, I clean the toys when needed but I don't go over the top. A couple of years ago I got on the super clean, sanitize band wagon. EVERY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,919
Posted By kathiemarie
I have a DCM like this. She drives me batty. ...

I have a DCM like this. She drives me batty. For some reason I think I could handle a dad complaining more than a mom. I love BC responses, I'm going to have to try them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By kathiemarie
When I have a kid that is just pushing my buttons...

When I have a kid that is just pushing my buttons and making my blood pressure rise I give them a big old bear hug and then tickle them. Some thing about the hug makes us both feel better. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By kathiemarie
Because pre-school is not an option for you could...

Because pre-school is not an option for you could you find another DC and send her part time? One that offers a pre-school type program? I know in my town there are several DC that offer something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,057
Posted By kathiemarie
In your case I would tell the parents they are...

In your case I would tell the parents they are responsible for payment no matter why the child misses daycare. That is one of the risks they have for not vaccinating their child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By kathiemarie
Measles outbreak

I live in one of the towns that has had reported cases of measles. I care for a 4 month and 6 month old, along with 4 others over 1. The older ones have all been vaccinated but the younger 2 have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,758
Posted By kathiemarie
I cheated today...delivered pizza, raw assorted...

I cheated today...delivered pizza, raw assorted veggies, cuties, milk. Long week 3 under 1 with 2 of them being very clingy.

snack will be crackers and apples
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,977
Posted By kathiemarie
I was going to suggest Knotts Berry farm also. ...

I was going to suggest Knotts Berry farm also. Great kid area. If you do go you have to get the fried chicken dinner. Yummm!
Balboa is cool to. A lot of the museums have free days. You just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By kathiemarie
I think this sounds good. It will also make...

I think this sounds good. It will also make people plan ahead and let you know their plans earlier. Hopefully... lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By kathiemarie
You already tell them that you have to approve...

You already tell them that you have to approve the time off and its first come first serve so why don't you just add that each month only 2 families (or what ever works for you) will be granted the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By kathiemarie
I agree. I think he is drinking so much a night...

I agree. I think he is drinking so much a night is because he is thirsty. In California we have to have water available to the kids at all times. I don't let them walk around with cups. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By kathiemarie
Once when I was at Target I over heard a mom tell...

Once when I was at Target I over heard a mom tell her daughter "if you don't stop it right now I'm going to tell Miss Kathie and she wont be happy!" It was one of my DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,931
Posted By kathiemarie
I make really good peanutbutter fudge so I give...

I make really good peanutbutter fudge so I give all my famlies a big plate of fudge. They look forward to it all year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,016
Posted By kathiemarie
We are going to an assisted living home for the...

We are going to an assisted living home for the elderly dressed in our costumes and have a parade. The DCK will hand out treats to the residents. We are going with 4 other FCC. Mine are 2.5 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By kathiemarie
I 2nd wayfair.com. I have purchased a couple of...

I 2nd wayfair.com. I have purchased a couple of rugs from them, very inexpensive but look nice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,583
Posted By kathiemarie
So sweet. Thanks for sharing!

So sweet. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By kathiemarie
thanks Tom!

thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By kathiemarie
Landscape

I am thinking about landscaping part of my yard just for Daycare. This area would only be used by the DC kids. My own kids are grown and out of the house. Would I be able to deduct 100% of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By kathiemarie
All I can say is Thank Gosh pintrest wasn't...

All I can say is Thank Gosh pintrest wasn't around when my kids were younger. I think I would have been committed. I always try to remind my DC parents that the kids are NOT going to remember half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,419
Posted By kathiemarie
I would keep the extra money. Put it aside for...

I would keep the extra money. Put it aside for when she doesn't follow though and your are out income. If that never happens I would think of the money as a bonus and either treat myself to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,138
Posted By kathiemarie
I have 14 years as a in home provider. ...

I have 14 years as a in home provider.

total: 1107 years :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By kathiemarie
For me it depends on the child and when the...

For me it depends on the child and when the birthday is but if the birthday is during the week I will make their favorite meal for lunch and do a yummy snack. We are in walking distance to a frozen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,514
Posted By kathiemarie
Hugs.... little kids can give the best hugs!

Hugs.... little kids can give the best hugs!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,739
Posted By kathiemarie
I hate it when parent complains constantly about...

I hate it when parent complains constantly about their job. Umm if you hate it so much quit and find something else or figure out a way to stay home with your kid. It CAN be done on one income!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By kathiemarie
I wait until mats go on clearance after school...

I wait until mats go on clearance after school starts to buy mine. I got 6 last year for $4 each and 6 more for $2.37 each. They are the kindermats from Target. I find they last 2 to 3 years but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,390
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,067
Posted By kathiemarie
I want a housekeeper and a gardener but as I look...

I want a housekeeper and a gardener but as I look as my pile of bills I just don't see it happening soon. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By kathiemarie
My son also wet his bed until he was 8 or so. We...

My son also wet his bed until he was 8 or so. We tried everything you are doing also but nothing worked. We just let him use pull ups and didn't make a big deal about it. There is a med. you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,753
Posted By kathiemarie
I just had a young mom kinda like that. Would...

I just had a young mom kinda like that. Would bring baby @ 8am not go to work until 2pm. Had her mom pick baby up when I closed, even though the baby's dad wanted to but she wouldn't "let" him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By kathiemarie
I would let him bring it. My daughter love her...

I would let him bring it. My daughter love her blanket and used it until she was 6 or so. Not a big deal but she didn't go to daycare. I'm a HOME daycare so I treat the kids like they are at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,871
Posted By kathiemarie
Wow Just wow.

Wow Just wow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,871
Posted By kathiemarie
Once an older lady told me "I think you need to...

Once an older lady told me "I think you need to find something else to do with your time at night!" She was dead serious. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By kathiemarie
If it's anything to do with my kids I will take...

If it's anything to do with my kids I will take them. I tell the families during the interview that this is part of my program. We have been to Christmas programs, spring sings, basketball games,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By kathiemarie
No your not. I have 2 leaving for PK and even...

No your not. I have 2 leaving for PK and even though I like them a lot I will be doing the happy dance when they are gone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By kathiemarie
I just started weight watchers also. This is my...

I just started weight watchers also. This is my 2nd week. Are you following the simple start? I would wait 2.5 to 3 hours between eating & never longer that 4 hours. That is what my leader...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By kathiemarie
LOVE! I'm going to do this. All my dads like to...

LOVE! I'm going to do this. All my dads like to eat! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By kathiemarie
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,169
Posted By kathiemarie
I want cool back yard.

I want cool back yard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By kathiemarie
Yesssss!

Yesssss!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,751
Posted By kathiemarie
Many of the lizard that live around my house do...

Many of the lizard that live around my house do not have tails. (cat likes to catch but not kill them) When a DC kid sees a tailless lizard they say "oh Charlie (the cat) must of been playing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By kathiemarie
What I have learned over the years is that any...

What I have learned over the years is that any time I CHASE a client I regret it. They know you have an opening if they wanted it they would have jumped on it. I say its time to move on and find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By kathiemarie
I have always love working with the elderly. I'm...

I have always love working with the elderly. I'm currently looking into what qualifications I need to be an activities director at an extended care facility. In two years when my youngest leaves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By kathiemarie
We are finishing up a remodel on a bathroom. Then...

We are finishing up a remodel on a bathroom. Then I might paint my daughters room. ( you know how when something get redone every thing else looks shabby?) Our taxes got messed up big time this year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,251
Posted By kathiemarie
Was wondering this too.

Was wondering this too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By kathiemarie
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,786
Posted By kathiemarie
So cute!

So cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By kathiemarie
What I do is field trips like to the movies...

What I do is field trips like to the movies (summer time for a $1), zoo (I buy a membership), in door play ground etc. I'll pay. I have it factored into my rate and I tell parents at the time of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,636
Posted By kathiemarie
I didn't take it as snobby... Its great you have...

I didn't take it as snobby... Its great you have $$ in reserve. Hope you are able to find something asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,102
Posted By kathiemarie
Do you have pictures? If so maybe a photo book. ...

Do you have pictures? If so maybe a photo book. I always see coupons on Groupon or livingsocial for them. Its something they can keep for ever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,636
Posted By kathiemarie
I know in past posts you have said something to...

I know in past posts you have said something to the likes of your DH's family having money and how they always want to give to it to him (I think to buy things he doesn't need...) but is there any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,450
Posted By kathiemarie
I think you have to get re inspected with the...

I think you have to get re inspected with the fire marshal, you know different house = different problems. I think everything else should move with you. I'm not sure. I know I have been no help......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,282
Posted By kathiemarie
E V E R Y D A Y! I would go crazy if I had to...

E V E R Y D A Y! I would go crazy if I had to stay home. I belong to an dc association and there is always someone to go the park with. Today we went to a cute little petting zoo about a half hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By kathiemarie
I got those too and took them back last night. ...

I got those too and took them back last night. lol Why to hard for my 2 and 3 year olds. I had my after schooler and a 3 year old do one yesterday... umm lets jut say they are not very pretty. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By kathiemarie
Yes, very close! I knew you would come to the...

Yes, very close! I knew you would come to the rescue. Thanks BC. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By kathiemarie
What I'm looking for and I hope someone can help...

What I'm looking for and I hope someone can help me is ex large tinker toys. I mean huge out side size. I saw them at a park in New York City and the kids were having a blast. I figured if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,933
Posted By kathiemarie
Wow that is awesome!

Wow that is awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,785
Posted By kathiemarie
After not being able to get a hold of dad I would...

After not being able to get a hold of dad I would have told mom that I was taking DCG to the doctor with me if she was unable to either get a hold of dad of find some one else to pick her child up by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By kathiemarie
What I did was I bought a tuff storage shed...

What I did was I bought a tuff storage shed (12X14) and put it in my back yard. I think we paid a little more than $4,000 for it. It has windows, a Dutch door, vent so it stays cool. We put in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By kathiemarie
I don't for houses but garage sells.. big time. ...

I don't for houses but garage sells.. big time. If I drive pass one that has kids stuff out I will slow down and I HATE garage sells.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By kathiemarie
I say if the kids like a craft who cares if you...

I say if the kids like a craft who cares if you do it a thousand times. You know as well I as I do most of the crafts end up in the trash but if the parents DO keep everything it is a great way to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,080
Posted By kathiemarie
I use them but only when I'm trying to get lunch...

I use them but only when I'm trying to get lunch on the table and I have a older infant (old enough to self feed but still needs to be watched closely) screaming for food. I will put them in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By kathiemarie
I just saw it and was thinking about buying some...

I just saw it and was thinking about buying some but wasn't sure. Thanks for letting us know what you think.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-27-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,406
Posted By kathiemarie
If time is an issue and I would set a timer for...

If time is an issue and I would set a timer for 15 min. (or how ever long you have) and tell her that when the timer goes off you are going to have to help her because you guys need to __________. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By kathiemarie
OMG this could be me, in fact it is! I'm going...

OMG this could be me, in fact it is! I'm going though this right now. I just made a policy change that if your child is under 2 if you are home they are home with no change in payment due. I find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By kathiemarie
I have one mom who will drop her baby off at 8am...

I have one mom who will drop her baby off at 8am every day no matter what time she goes to work, usually @ 2pm, and then complains about how much she misses the baby. Umm keep him with you until you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By kathiemarie
This week went by fast for me but man oh man...

This week went by fast for me but man oh man today is dragging. I swear if I hear Kaaaaathhhhie one more time I will scream!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By kathiemarie
My daughter LOVES to edit papers. Sooo, if you...

My daughter LOVES to edit papers. Sooo, if you get in a bind and need some editing let me know. I still pay her Macys and gap credits cards so she owes me. :lol: Oh and her cell phone bill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By kathiemarie
Wow no rest time? That is crazy! Our kindy is...

Wow no rest time? That is crazy! Our kindy is full day but the kids have a rest time everyday after lunch until Christmas break and then after Christmas if someone needs it the teacher has them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,390
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,067
Posted By kathiemarie
I think people have been taught to ask for things...

I think people have been taught to ask for things they want.... even if it is spelled out for them. I hear all the time "Hey, it never hurts to ask!" I just say "nope, I'm not doing that, please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By kathiemarie
I'm jumping on this bandwagon!

My DC kids are not even here yet and I can tell its Monday! My hubby woke up late which threw off everyone else schedule. The dog barfed, pooped and peed last night in the bath room! It rain like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By kathiemarie
I do. In the past I have done dance classes and...

I do. In the past I have done dance classes and now we are doing gymnastics. The parents pay. I have a mixed age group 3.5 and under so usually it is just for the 2.5 and older. I usually will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By kathiemarie
Sorry I have no advice. I was hoping to downsize...

Sorry I have no advice. I was hoping to downsize this next fall due to kids ageing out but 2 mom's are pg. so I will be getting 2 more infants in the fall. :o I know I can tell them that I wont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By kathiemarie
I would think a nice card would be fine but if...

I would think a nice card would be fine but if you want to get a gift maybe a gift card to the movies, or for a hobby he has.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By kathiemarie
Check out VISTA printing online. Very reasonable...

Check out VISTA printing online. Very reasonable and great quality. I think I got 500 for $10.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By kathiemarie
I let them know as soon I as know. So if I know...

I let them know as soon I as know. So if I know 6 months out I tell them but never less than 2 weeks.
My son plays football for ISU (Idaho) and I live in California this will be his last year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By kathiemarie
So cute.... Thanks for sharing.

So cute.... Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By kathiemarie
Great minds.....:lol:

Great minds.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By kathiemarie
I'm doing home made play dough and heart shape...

I'm doing home made play dough and heart shape cookie cutters I got from the $ store. Mine are 3 and under.
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