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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Kimskiddos
When I was learning to strengthen my backbone, I...

When I was learning to strengthen my backbone, I used to practice the conversation in the mirror beforehand. It really helped me figure out how and what I wanted to say. Just remind yourself, he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
What a way to start the day!!

Last night was our first hard freeze of the season, so it was COLD this morning.

Went out to get the playroom ready for the day and noticed my 30 gallon aquariums water was down a few inches,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is me. I've even looked at screecher a as I...

This is me. I've even looked at screecher a as I cover my ears and shake my head along with a shhh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By Kimskiddos
Yes and yes here too. But I did have a Dcd...

Yes and yes here too.

But I did have a Dcd that would ask to use the bathroom couple times a week. That got old VERY quick. Of course he was an immature piece of work so that probably worked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have a large double garage conversion that is...

I have a large double garage conversion that is my playroom and a guest room for napping infants. I love that the day care in not in my living spaces.

One of the things I tell interviewing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Kimskiddos
Last year I switched to birth to 2.5/3. Plenty...

Last year I switched to birth to 2.5/3. Plenty of infants, my city is booming. Most of my new client contacts are from email or messenger. I reply with this message

Thank you for your interest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Kimskiddos
I am the opposite! It really bugs me when a...

I am the opposite! It really bugs me when a parent wants to just walk into my house/playroom! Luckily for me I have 3 windows that look out onto the driveway so can see them as they pull up. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By Kimskiddos
Hugs and prayers! I understand how you feel, my...

Hugs and prayers! I understand how you feel, my daughter moved to Houston last year, 3 weeks before Harvey hit. What a nightmare that was!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
Plus at pickup today tell Mom kiddo needs to come...

Plus at pickup today tell Mom kiddo needs to come prepared for the day with appropriate clothing. That if it happens again they will be sent back home to get proper clothing for the weather.

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Kimskiddos
I do this with most of my dcd's! In fact most do...

I do this with most of my dcd's! In fact most do not come through the door at all. The kids are usually dressed and ready to go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Kimskiddos
Amen sister! It's OUR money and WE decide how...

Amen sister! It's OUR money and WE decide how and when it will be spent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 797
Posted By Kimskiddos
Sorry your day was tough! :hug: I make my...

Sorry your day was tough! :hug:

I make my own variation of a Mule. Keep in mind I've eaten keto for a couple of years, so no sugar. My liquor of choice is tequila and the price for sugarless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,291
Posted By Kimskiddos
Oh yes, turned one politely away last month (well...

Oh yes, turned one politely away last month (well she wanted on my wait list, I put her at the very bottom).

She wanted me to hold the spot for over a month. She wanted a special diet. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,114
Posted By Kimskiddos
I love whole pickled okra! Been known to buy a...

I love whole pickled okra! Been known to buy a jar from time to time. The others, not so much. :ouch:

The food I really dislike to serve is rice, way too messy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Kimskiddos
Try not to let her nastiness get to you. People...

Try not to let her nastiness get to you. People often have to turn it around and place blame elsewhere when they feel rejected.

My area has a lot of up and coming (Yuppies) and many think/insist...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By Kimskiddos
My place space has quite a few oak trees and they...

My place space has quite a few oak trees and they shed! They are fairly brittle and break easily, so lots of twigs. My rule is you can play with sticks if you are sitting on your bottom. We also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By Kimskiddos
I would think for the most part a delicious...

I would think for the most part a delicious smelling house would be a good thing. But if it is worrying you then you have been given a few good ideas to explain your cooking patterns.

My hubby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Kimskiddos
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By Kimskiddos
With a few exceptions (one dc family of 3 girls...

With a few exceptions (one dc family of 3 girls I've had for 12 years), I've had to "turn off the attachment gene".
Early in my career I became emotionally attached to nearly every kiddo and when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kimskiddos
I likely wouldn't have stayed in this profession...

I likely wouldn't have stayed in this profession for as long as I have if it wasn't for my garage conversion. Having daycare out of my home is PRICELESS!

Of course I am lucky that hubby is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Kimskiddos
Aaaah. I had a Cindy Loo Who way back when. She...

Aaaah. I had a Cindy Loo Who way back when. She was a cutie pie!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is what I would do. I start babies on soft,...

This is what I would do. I start babies on soft, diced, self feed foods around 10mo or so and by the time they are 1yo are eating/mostly feeding themselves table food cut in appropriate sizes. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kimskiddos
If she is having trouble, ask her to leave...

If she is having trouble, ask her to leave quickly and tell her soon as the kiddo calms down I'll text a photo. I've sent them before the left my street!:ouch:

I think it helps them to see the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
80 degrees day before yesterday, 30s yesterday,...

80 degrees day before yesterday, 30s yesterday, oh and wet and windy. These huge temp swings are wild!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,079
Posted By Kimskiddos
I too have the tone. Couple that with resting...

I too have the tone. Couple that with resting bitch face and I can be pretty scary. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,478
Posted By Kimskiddos
I am so guilty of this! There is a small pile of...

I am so guilty of this! There is a small pile of clothes at this very moment on top of my hamper. :o

It drive ME crazy but not enough to actually open that thing at the end of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kimskiddos
Harvey truly has been a nightmare! I live in...

Harvey truly has been a nightmare! I live in Austin and we just got the outer bands of this storm, we had just over 8 inches of rain at home in about a 24 hour period. We are wet but OK. Then you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Kimskiddos
Sadly with my new little 6mo guy, it's just me...

Sadly with my new little 6mo guy, it's just me putting him down. :( He's perfectly content when held, stops fussing the moment I pick him up. Hopefully he will adjust sooner than later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is how I do it too. I also have a handout...

This is how I do it too. I also have a handout with excerpts from my handbook, outlining most of the above. We discuss this and it's for them to take home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,941
Posted By Kimskiddos
Still staying off topic, ;) the bolded part isn't...

Still staying off topic, ;) the bolded part isn't really correct. Because other mammal have adopted and fed babies that were a different species. Dogs or cats raising bunnies, squirrels, foxes etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Kimskiddos
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
Unhappy Why, just why?

Nearly 3yo is already behind a bit developmentally, we've discussed it before Mom. So when I tell you yesterday at pick up that we have been actively working on getting our shoes on by ourselves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kimskiddos
So sorry about your dog! My 1yo doggy got a...

So sorry about your dog!

My 1yo doggy got a hold of and ate a paper towel used at dinner Wed. night. She also had a vet visit this morning and a shot in the butt. Poor baby does not feel good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
That is Murphy's Law of day care. Your late...

That is Murphy's Law of day care. Your late kiddo goes home early, your early kid will stay late!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,094
Posted By Kimskiddos
I would give 2 weeks notice and then be done. ...

I would give 2 weeks notice and then be done. Only reason I'd give the notices is because 2 of my families are very good, very long term families (8+ years) and I just couldn't dropped them without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Kimskiddos
We are going RV camping at a great family...

We are going RV camping at a great family friendly resort. So the Halloween festivities will be pretty fun.

I made a giant Frankenstein face for the front of my trailer (8'x5') out of a plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By Kimskiddos
I must be odd one out. I redirect the children...

I must be odd one out. I redirect the children away from diaper changes. Teach about bathroom privacy, but mainly it's child who is being changed and my time to connect. I want to engage the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
Just a minor annoyance that I feel the need to...

Just a minor annoyance that I feel the need to vent over.

My one high maintenance Dcm shows up to pick up her kid. She likes to put on a little show about how good a mommy she is every day and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,443
Posted By Kimskiddos
My teacher family pays 1/2 tuition and gets 2 set...

My teacher family pays 1/2 tuition and gets 2 set days per week in the summer.

In my 30 years of child care I have always had a teacher family. When my kids were young I LOVED the lighter load in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,360
Posted By Kimskiddos
Another problem I see, is a parent watching a...

Another problem I see, is a parent watching a very small part of an interaction between child and provider and completely misinterpreting what they are seeing. No context, no dialogue makes it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,506
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have a tattoo, got it on my 32nd wedding...

I have a tattoo, got it on my 32nd wedding anniversary.
I am a biker chick. Think it would really shock some of my clients to see me in my biker gear. :D
I too wish MJ was legal.
Definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By Kimskiddos
I can't seem to go to the bathroom without...

I can't seem to go to the bathroom without announcing to those around me that I have to go potty.

Asking toddlers and young kiddos to sit down in the grocery cart because it's dangerous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is how it works here too. I have a couple...

This is how it works here too. I have a couple of clients that are teacher's and another that loves to craft. It seems like they donate beads all the time, so running out has never been an issue. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kimskiddos
I ask my families 2 or 3 times each summer (in...

I ask my families 2 or 3 times each summer (in the newsletter) and also supply. They provide about 1/2 and I do the rest. Same with bug spray, we go through a lot of both.

I'm down in central...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-06-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,461
Posted By Kimskiddos
likethislikethis Think you hit the nail on the...

likethislikethis
Think you hit the nail on the head. Protracted drop offs are hard on everyone.

Plus, caregivers are NOT going to be mean to a kiddo just because they may have an issue with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By Kimskiddos
I remember a provider that was going through...

I remember a provider that was going through something similar. What she did was give the kid a screaming bowl. Just a big bowl or bucket and when kid would scream had to hold the bowl in front of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
Dcm carrying in a perfectly capable 4yo this...

Dcm carrying in a perfectly capable 4yo this morning. This has set the boy up to be a complete whiner so far today!
Grrr Dcm why encourage you child to be whiney?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kimskiddos
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is also what I do on the rare occasions I...

This is also what I do on the rare occasions I have a dcp push this. Because on the whole I don't like nap pick ups! But I also don't mind being a little accommodating/flexible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Kimskiddos
I also have a "planner" dcp and she will ask...

I also have a "planner" dcp and she will ask pretty far in advance about my vacation schedule too. If I know I will tell her. If I don't I give her a general idea of when we are going but don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,125
Posted By Kimskiddos
I understand how you feel. It is frustrating...

I understand how you feel. It is frustrating when we see parents that don't want to spend time with their kids. Especially the high maintenance type kiddo, that would benefit with more family time. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kimskiddos
This, I have a 4yo who is not happy about quiet...

This, I have a 4yo who is not happy about quiet time some days. Most days he sleeps fine. He finally trained a couple of months ago. You are welcome Mom and Dad....they were doing nothing! Anyway...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Kimskiddos
I too have this dc child, she is also 20m. The...

I too have this dc child, she is also 20m. The first few weeks I was unsure I would keep her (she started right at 12m). By doing pretty much what BC said has worked miracles. She is a fun and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Kimskiddos
Here they would loose what they were playing with...

Here they would loose what they were playing with due to timeout.

Firstly because she hit with that toy, secondly the toys didn't go to time out, she did. So they are still there to be played...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Kimskiddos
My current pet peeve is, when I have to address...

My current pet peeve is, when I have to address an issue with dcb, his mom and/or dad say "He got that (behavior) from his sister." With this excuse they feel it's out of their hands, so nothing for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,024
Posted By Kimskiddos
I had this same kiddo, she is now in school. ...

I had this same kiddo, she is now in school. Honestly it wasn't a big deal at all for us! Her mom replaced the epi pen about every 6 months.

She was receiving peanut therapy (Dr. would give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,491
Posted By Kimskiddos
I bring in $2750 a month before expenses for 4...

I bring in $2750 a month before expenses for 4 full time kiddos. I live in central Tx.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Kimskiddos
He is likely tired and has been on his best...

He is likely tired and has been on his best behavior while at school. Once he's home it is safe to let off steam.

My ds was every teachers dream and terror for me for the first hour or so after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Kimskiddos
I hear you! I have an older first time mom that...

I hear you! I have an older first time mom that is OCD (I think anyway) and she is kind of "ruining" her kid! I can see her transferring her anxiety to the little girl, and it is sad. She gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
Yes, it was bad! Thankfully I had a spare set of...

Yes, it was bad! Thankfully I had a spare set of clothes for him here and he changed his clothes. I put all is stuff outside and then sprayed Frebeeze, that seems to have done the trick. happyface...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
It's gettin' stinky in here.

Dcm & dcb show up normal time this morning with a tale of their dog getting sprayed by a skunk this morning. We chat and laugh a little about it and go on with our day. An hour later and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Kimskiddos
My late fee is $15 for the 1st 15 minutes or any...

My late fee is $15 for the 1st 15 minutes or any part thereof and then $1 a minute after that. So for "just" 2 or 3 minutes it would be $15.

With that being said if a parent calls/texts me with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By Kimskiddos
Definitely close and go! I know that is what I...

Definitely close and go! I know that is what I would do without a second thought. Tell them now and they have plenty of time to make arrangements for their kiddos.

Sounds like your dh works for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Kimskiddos
likethis This struck a cord with me. It's a...

likethis

This struck a cord with me. It's a bit of a pit peeve of mine. Dh learned long ago not to try and fix my business. :ouch:

You've already got a ton of great advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kimskiddos
I agree with using a towel or hoop for childs...

I agree with using a towel or hoop for childs personal space. For the toy hoarding, maybe put a time limit on how long she can play with a toy (15 minutes?) Particularly the toys that are more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have a very small group so I provide solid...

I have a very small group so I provide solid colored flip top water bottles/sippies (have 2 1yo's, sippie cups work better for them) for each child. Like another posted my kiddos are color coded for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is how I store mine too. I have pictures on...

This is how I store mine too. I have pictures on the front of each drawer. If I notice the kiddos getting a careless about how they are putting the stuff away (not in the correct drawer), we will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Kimskiddos
I feel your pain! I have a new 12mo who has been...

I feel your pain! I have a new 12mo who has been home with mom and nanny. It is a rough age to transition to daycare. Mine screams/cries a lot too. I mostly just try to ignore the behavior. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have assigned seating and it kinda just...

I have assigned seating and it kinda just happened naturally. Kiddos would argue over a certain color chair (had 2 different colors) and spot. So They each sit at a certain spot according to age. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Kimskiddos
I feel you. Had a little girl that fell twice...

I feel you. Had a little girl that fell twice and split her head open (stitches for one of them) within a two month period. Thankfully the parents were very understanding. She was around 2yo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By Kimskiddos
Never mind, I was rambling and didn't like where...

Never mind, I was rambling and didn't like where it went. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Kimskiddos
Sorry they do that to you, that can't be fun! ...

Sorry they do that to you, that can't be fun! Maybe I am just lucky, or it could be my experience (been doing this a long time) but my families do not do this! They are paying for a spot in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By Kimskiddos
I charge $10 for the first 10 minutes (or any...

I charge $10 for the first 10 minutes (or any part there of), then it goes to $1 per minute starting at 11 minutes after closing.

For me, our traffic can often be horrible so I really don't mind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kimskiddos
This. I made a PDF copy of my handbook and will...

This. I made a PDF copy of my handbook and will gladly email it to client if asked. I can just scan their signature page and attach, if necessary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Kimskiddos
Nope, I'm right there with you! I try and train...

Nope, I'm right there with you! I try and train the kiddos but dh is the noisiest eater ever! Yuck!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By Kimskiddos
likethis This is how I am too. Except for the...

likethis
This is how I am too. Except for the early arrival, but I do run the vacuum and do a wipe down if needed while waiting for the first kiddo to arrive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By Kimskiddos
I spent $200 about every 10 days for all supplies...

I spent $200 about every 10 days for all supplies (can't make myself go to the grocery store any more often, lol). That is for 2 adults and 5 kiddos. I also shop as clean as possible and really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have 2 unpaid weeks, like LyesesKids tuition is...

I have 2 unpaid weeks, like LyesesKids tuition is averaged over the year. I have 5 personal/sick days and take off 9 for holidays.

We take a ski vacation around the first week of March. If we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is how I would handle a 6yo too. While it...

This is how I would handle a 6yo too. While it might not be a nice experience and a bit messy, I think it would make the child think twice about messing himself. He needs to be made responsible for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By Kimskiddos
Why are you changing him? If I had a 6yo wearing...

Why are you changing him? If I had a 6yo wearing pullups, they darn well would be cleaning themselves up. I'd only step in if there is a bm and only at the very end to make sure he was clean. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is me too. Fridays are busy and can get...

This is me too. Fridays are busy and can get very hectic towards the end of the day.

Monday's are my easy day because I have fewer kids and they are tired. Today I only have 2 boys and they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,232
Posted By Kimskiddos
Another scrubs wearer here. I love them. Plus...

Another scrubs wearer here. I love them. Plus the are tough, easy to clean and the pockets are great! There are so many cute, child friendly prints too. In the winter a long sleeve T underneath...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By Kimskiddos
likethis This is how I deal with blanket...

likethis

This is how I deal with blanket attachments also. Haven't really had any problems with blankies in a long time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By Kimskiddos
My teacher family pays 1/2 tuition and gets 2 set...

My teacher family pays 1/2 tuition and gets 2 set days a week during the summers. This not only holds their spot but also helps keep the kiddo on our routine. Plus, dcm has a couple of days to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By Kimskiddos
likethislikethis If you want these things to...

likethislikethis

If you want these things to stop, you will have to put your foot down and make it stop.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,840
Posted By Kimskiddos
I use a spread sheet too. Very easy to print out...

I use a spread sheet too. Very easy to print out the end of the year receipt. Mine are even itemized so they see the date, check number and amount paid for each month (I am paid monthly). With a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,798
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 472,276
Posted By Kimskiddos
This week has been long enough as it is. All...

This week has been long enough as it is. All kids are coughing and/or snotty, it's been raining and cold for weeks and we are stuck inside.

Yesterday at 4:58PM (I close at 5:00PM) the only kiddo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By Kimskiddos
You did what you felt you needed to do. Often...

You did what you felt you needed to do. Often it's better to take the high road and just ignore rude behavior, but I understand. I'd want to address it too.

I probably would have just blocked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kimskiddos
This is also how it works with my flex pay...

This is also how it works with my flex pay clients. They pay me and then deal with their company on their end.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have a 7mo active and independent little dcg. ...

I have a 7mo active and independent little dcg. Except for diaper changes, bottles and the occasional boo boo (she is pulling up on everything!) I don't actively give her "face time". But while she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Kimskiddos
Sorry sounds like you have a stubborn one on your...

Sorry sounds like you have a stubborn one on your hands.

Maybe reward the kiddos with a sticker or something for getting their shoes off without a fit. Or have a fun activity set up ready to go. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Kimskiddos
Here the minute he started his fit he would be in...

Here the minute he started his fit he would be in the quiet/crying spot until he calmed down and did what he was asked. I completely ignore fits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,211
Posted By Kimskiddos
Good job sticking to your guns! I too have had a...

Good job sticking to your guns! I too have had a dcp cross out and rewrite my policies once. I took one look at it and told her this is not how it works. Gave her a new contract right there to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kimskiddos
This may not be popular with some but I would...

This may not be popular with some but I would talk to the 4yo every day a few minutes before pick up about how you expect him to behave when Mommy gets there. The consequences of having a fit will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Kimskiddos
Crayons markers daubers paints paint...

Crayons
markers
daubers
paints
paint brushes
paper
construction paper
glue
little applesauce cups/baby food tubs (for the glue or paint)
Paper plates
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Kimskiddos
My 6mo arrives at 7:30 has a bottle between 8 and...

My 6mo arrives at 7:30 has a bottle between 8 and 8:30 and then down for a nap right after for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (I generally have to wake her). Then she's up and busy! She has lunch and another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By Kimskiddos
I take lot of pictures and put together a photo...

I take lot of pictures and put together a photo album of the kiddos time with me. I add a couple of poems about moving on and depending on how long they've been with me anywhere from 20 photos (for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kimskiddos
I have a separate nap room for my kiddos still in...

I have a separate nap room for my kiddos still in pack n plays. Love it! But all the older kids sleep in my playroom. I/we just pull out all the sleeping stuff daily. I am happy to keep the older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By Kimskiddos
I sit here and wait for only 1 kiddo that may or...

I sit here and wait for only 1 kiddo that may or may not show! My own fault I should have clarified better with this family before Christmas. Dcd just said we'll be out all next week (Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,482
Posted By Kimskiddos
Great idea! Or even another idea as each...

Great idea! Or even another idea as each envelope meets the $$ amount go ahead and purchase the item. That way the money is already spent and you can't dip into it.
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