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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Momof2Boys
I really appreciate your response and it actually...

I really appreciate your response and it actually helped me decide to just do the morning classes 3 days a week. I would really enjoy the time with him (since he wouldn't be going 4 days), and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Momof2Boys
Another Preschool Q (For Our Own Kids)

We looked at a preschool yesterday for my 3 year old son (he will be 4 in March), and we fell in love with it! The director was amazing, and the teachers were all very personable and people we felt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,930
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thank you for the ideas! The horse is a favorite...

Thank you for the ideas! The horse is a favorite of my one year old's, so I could just move it to his room :) I don't have anything else in boxes, this is it, thankfully. I have those clear plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,930
Posted By Momof2Boys
Help With Play Room Layout

We just moved into our new house, and I now only have a bedroom to designate to the play room (instead of half a basement!). I need help with where to put things and maybe things to help improve it!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,536
Posted By Momof2Boys
My oldest son will be 4 in March and I am...

My oldest son will be 4 in March and I am wondering about the whole transportation ordeal too...

We are checking out a preschool on Monday morning that is down the street from us, however, our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By Momof2Boys
Need Ideas!!

I have posted a few times and have really appreciated the help I've received so far!! I currently have two boys of my own, a 3 year old (4 in March) and a 15 month old, and care for two other 3 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,426
Posted By Momof2Boys
Here's one posted in my area today: ...

Here's one posted in my area today:



Hello,
My name is M--- and I am looking for a part time nanny to care for my two children (5 & 6 yr) before and after school while I am at work. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Momof2Boys
Question About Toys

How many toys do you keep out at one time? Which ones in particular?

I am realizing that I have TOO many toys out at once, but I'm not sure how many to put away, and which ones to keep out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,212
Posted By Momof2Boys
Ugh, I'm jealous!! I'm in Colorado and we ALWAYS...

Ugh, I'm jealous!! I'm in Colorado and we ALWAYS have snow this time of year. Except this year is has been so warm and dry :( It's 44 degrees here right now, high of 56 today, and all we've had is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Momof2Boys
Moving & Doing Daycare

My family and I are moving only about 5 minutes away, but I am not sure how to go about doing this while also caring for the kids. For the most part, we can do most of the moving on the weekends, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,080
Posted By Momof2Boys
Only since July. I did great for the month of...

Only since July. I did great for the month of July and August, and haven't really got my butt in gear and kept it up (although I'm still getting orders). But I definitely am with the holiday season...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,080
Posted By Momof2Boys
Scentsy

I sell Scentsy also :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By Momof2Boys
This is really helpful, thank you for starting...

This is really helpful, thank you for starting this thread, WyoDaycareMom :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,889
Posted By Momof2Boys
Annaliese - pronounced Anna-Lease. It might be...

Annaliese - pronounced Anna-Lease. It might be more common than I know, but I've heard it before.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,610
Posted By Momof2Boys
When my son gets a runny nose, the drainage...

When my son gets a runny nose, the drainage causes him to get sick. So thankfully, the throwing up was not from the illness itself. Had it been, I probably would have just thrown his stuffed animals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,610
Posted By Momof2Boys
Washing Stuffed Animals and Lunch Ideas

Yesterday morning, my 1 year old threw up in his crib and unfortunately, a few of his stuffed animals had to be washed because of it. I have an older washer and dryer and don't trust them, so I used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,427
Posted By Momof2Boys
Transportation Question

I am beginning care in my home and I am coming across one problem...

Transportation.

My oldest son will be starting preschool next fall, and if I care for anymore than one additional child, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,718
Posted By Momof2Boys
Haha, very good point about it not looking...

Haha, very good point about it not looking exactly like the end result :) And I love the peanut butter and birdseed idea...so much simpler.

Do you (or anyone else) have suggestions of websites I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,718
Posted By Momof2Boys
Am I Crazy To Try This?

Am I crazy to try this craft with two 3 year old boys?

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/tiny-toms-661426/

It's adorable, but not sure it's really age appropriate for the kids I have. What do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By Momof2Boys
Do I give her another chance!?

I had an interview set up for Friday night at 6pm...she called about an hour and a half before and said she was having car troubles so we rescheduled for Sunday at 11:00. Sunday morning I had a gut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By Momof2Boys
Wow, that looks great!! :Sunny:

Wow, that looks great!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate...

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate everyone's thoughts!

Mom called around 5:00 this evening and said she was going to have to reschedule for Sunday because she was having car trouble. So our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By Momof2Boys
Not Sure How to Charge This Family..

I have an interview tomorrow with a family who needs care for their 5 month old son Monday through Thursday one week, and Tuesday through Thursday the next (it would change like this every other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thank you so much for the responses! My...

Thank you so much for the responses!

My first thought was, "I could do this temporarily until I find a full-time child during the day," but I don't want to be that kind of provider. The one who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By Momof2Boys
Do I Consider Taking This Family?

A mom emailed this to me last night:

i am a mother of three children who is looking for childcare. I am currently working as a nurse and more than likely my shift will be 2pm to 10pm and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By Momof2Boys
I just got a call from lady who needs care...

I just got a call from lady who needs care starting in January for her daughter (due early October). She saw my ad in the newspaper..at least it's getting seen! This is the second family like this (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By Momof2Boys
Stood Up :(

I have had a few interviews over the last few days, and the one today was the family I really wanted to get!! It was a full-time position for a 3 1/2 month old boy that would start right away...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 72,178
Posted By Momof2Boys
Miranda, your ad is very cute! Thanks for sharing...

Miranda, your ad is very cute! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,076
Posted By Momof2Boys
Your setup is adorable!! Where did you get your...

Your setup is adorable!! Where did you get your pictures of the numbers? And the Calendar & Weather hanging?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,525
Posted By Momof2Boys
That's very true!! Around here, the average daily...

That's very true!! Around here, the average daily rate is $30-$35 a day, and sometimes up to $80 for 2 kids (depending on what that provider charges per child)! So $30 a day for TWO kids sounded like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thank you so much for the response! It it always...

Thank you so much for the response! It it always helpful to hear it from the other point of view. I know when I was looking for childcare, I didn't like the idea of paying my provider for vacation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By Momof2Boys
I need to remember this for my own 3 year old. He...

I need to remember this for my own 3 year old. He seems to have tuned out these words and they don't seem to have much meaning to him anymore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,525
Posted By Momof2Boys
A lot of times you get what you pay for.. I...

A lot of times you get what you pay for..

I found a lady offering childcare for only $15 a day, and I thought I would check her out since I had exhausted all my other options in finding care for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By Momof2Boys
That's a bummer :(

That's a bummer :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By Momof2Boys
I have an interview with this family next Tuesday...

I have an interview with this family next Tuesday evening! As well as two additional interviews this weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By Momof2Boys
I bet you'll be so relieved when you get a little...

I bet you'll be so relieved when you get a little bit of a "break"
Now I know what I have to look forward to with my daycare :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Momof2Boys
Very cute!

Very cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By Momof2Boys
This is a great idea! I really like these "rules"...

This is a great idea! I really like these "rules" Do you have them displayed somewhere? Do you have pictures associated with them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,809
Posted By Momof2Boys
I never thought to do this (gymnastics) as an...

I never thought to do this (gymnastics) as an activity! I am definitely going to have to incorporate this into my daycare!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-11-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,718
Posted By Momof2Boys
This is such a cute idea!

This is such a cute idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By Momof2Boys
Question About Summer Breaks

First of all I want to thank those of you who helped me with my Craigslist Ad yesterday! I made a few adjustments, and received this response this morning:

Hello!
We leave off of 43rd as well. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 72,178
Posted By Momof2Boys
This is what I came up with... Thank you...

This is what I came up with...


Thank you for your interest in my family daycare. My name is Melissa and I have two precious little boys, ages 3 yrs and 10 mos. I live in Northwest Loveland, near...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 72,178
Posted By Momof2Boys
Samples of Childcare Ads

Would some of you mind sharing an example of childcare ads you post on Craigslist, in the paper, or wherever else you put them?

There are a lot of people in my area who are offering care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By Momof2Boys
Your Best Advertising Ideas

My boys' day care lady (a stay-at-home mom with 3 boys of her own) informed me that she can longer watch my boys due to some changes with her family. I am sad about this because my oldest LOVES her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By Momof2Boys
All very good points!! I did make sure to say...

All very good points!! I did make sure to say "$175-$200 up to a certain amount of hours" because I thought of that issue! I also think she is looking for a deal, considering she's offering such a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thanks for the response! Good luck :D

Thanks for the response! Good luck :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By Momof2Boys
Does This Sound Fair?

Hi there! I have been in the process of starting a daycare for a few months and love coming to this site for answers and opinions!

I found a family on Care.com in my area who needs care for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,903
Posted By Momof2Boys
Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP)

My state, Colorado, offers CCAP, which is a childcare assistance program for parents. They cover up to a certain amount for a child (different ages are different amounts) to help parents afford...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,488
Posted By Momof2Boys
Teacher's Schedule

Hello!

I had a lady contact me about watching her daughter (15 months old in August) Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm. This works out perfect because the little girl I'm watching now turns 2 on August....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By Momof2Boys
What Do You Do All Day?

I mean this in a lot more respectful way than it probably comes across in the title..

I'm curious, as a day care provider what you find yourself doing all day. Do you usually clean up after the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By Momof2Boys
I appreciate your responses! It seems there are...

I appreciate your responses! It seems there are parents out there who can trust easily. I'll just have to trust that she'll be a family I can care for for a long time. During the interview, I asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By Momof2Boys
Just Had My First Interview..

I just met with a lady and her 20-month-old daughter. Things seemed to go really well and she even filled out and signed some of the forms I had for her. She is taking the handbook and contract home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By Momof2Boys
That's great!! It's always nice when things go...

That's great!! It's always nice when things go well :)

I have my first interview tomorrow, and I am SO excited about it! If all goes well, this will allow me to finally be able to stay home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By Momof2Boys
So, how did it go? :)

So, how did it go? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By Momof2Boys
Forms to Sign & Business Name

I have my first interview on Saturday and would like to get together all of the papers that the family will sign if all goes well. What forms do you all require be signed before you will start caring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Momof2Boys
A Question About Rates (imagine that!)

So I have ANOTHER question..and guess what! It's about what to charge a potential family..

I had a lady call me about caring for her 20 month old daughter. She works at a hospital so her schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By Momof2Boys
Quick Questions..

I am starting my own in-home daycare and working on getting licensed. I am wondering two things...

My husband and I currently rent our house (in Colorado). Do I have to get anything in writting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Momof2Boys
Thank you for the response! After reading it I...

Thank you for the response! After reading it I went ahead and called a lady on the family day care list for our city...

She was amazingly sweet! She is currently full and was more than willing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Momof2Boys
Would This be Okay to Do?

I am opening my own daycare and I am SO excited about it! I have a 3 year old and 7 month old boys who I have been longing to be home with :) Anyway, I have been advertising over the last couple of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,221
Posted By Momof2Boys
I want to thank you all so much for the...

I want to thank you all so much for the responses! It never occured to me that it would be a full work week in only three days, or that she would be getting a day and a half pay. We are currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,221
Posted By Momof2Boys
How Much to Charge?

Hi there!!

I have been a member here for a couple of months, and have just been lurking...which has already answered a lot of my questions! I currently work part-time, but am considering starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,634
Posted By Momof2Boys
I am definitely not afraid to parent my children....

I am definitely not afraid to parent my children. I don't ever want them to feel like a bad person, only to realize that what they did was wrong..if this makes sense. Clearly, spanking my son isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,634
Posted By Momof2Boys
As a mom of a 3 year old and 5 month old boys, I...

As a mom of a 3 year old and 5 month old boys, I would love to know what parenting workshop you went to! Spankings don't seem to do anything for our 3 year old except make him feel like a bad kid :(
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