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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Poll: A Fresh Idea
Views: 2,133
Posted By hoopinglady
crunchy

We are as natural as possible in my program. Our parents have called us "crunchy childcare". (ugh...lol)

It can be challenging working with attachment parents. Sometimes, it seems, parents want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,815
Posted By hoopinglady
introvert

mostly. I work with two other women and we get along well. My partner is much more charismatic and friendly which I think has allowed my/our business to be more successful.

She just doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 231,286
Posted By hoopinglady
literally

We had an ice cream party for daycare family's last day today.

me: sweetie, he said he wanted the hot fudge next, you jumped in line.

dcg: she didn't jump.

me: metaphorically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By hoopinglady
too tired

I say casually, Oh, nap time is soon, let's hurry and clean up so you can rest.

"I'm too tiiiired"

you can rest after we tidy up, everyone helps, etc.

If they really persist, I start to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,536
Posted By hoopinglady
love

I have to brag.

My first grandbaby was born last night.

Who knew such love was possible?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,187
Posted By hoopinglady
http://www.ooeygooey.com/store/product.php?product...

http://www.ooeygooey.com/store/product.php?productid=46&cat=4&page=1

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,187
Posted By hoopinglady
good one. totally, send this. i doubt there...

good one. totally, send this. i doubt there would be a confrontation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,187
Posted By hoopinglady
definitely dodged a bullet. can you imagine...

definitely dodged a bullet.

can you imagine never letting your husband around attractive people? that is just sad.

Holy wow.

I guess I'd probably just leave it alone, though it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By hoopinglady
hopefully she will thrive there with playmates...

hopefully she will thrive there with playmates and more to keep her engaged.

You're a professional. You got this. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,455
Posted By hoopinglady
Say something. You have to clear the air or...

Say something.

You have to clear the air or it will drive you nuts.

I wouldn't even be aggressive about it, just very forward.

"Is there a problem you'd like to discuss?"

Clearly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,475
Posted By hoopinglady
I had, a few months back what appeared to be an...

I had, a few months back what appeared to be an ideal client. I let her hang out in the morning, to build the trust, etc.

DCG, 4, one day (after I'd visited THEIR home..mama was talking business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,288
Posted By hoopinglady
well, the oldest boy had constant accidents, even...

well, the oldest boy had constant accidents, even here...he used it as a control i think with his parents, they were quite harsh....and as manipulation here.

It was pee, trust me.

That family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,288
Posted By hoopinglady
i had this issue before. the whole family 3 kids...

i had this issue before. the whole family 3 kids and parents stunk of urine. the school ager still had "accidents". I figured the beds and furniture were not cleaned properly. The clothing stunk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By hoopinglady
I have hardwood floors and take the easel outside...

I have hardwood floors and take the easel outside as soon as the weather is nice.

For inside, I like to use tempra cakes as an option. They are nice and bright and allow them to paint inside but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,450
Posted By hoopinglady
Childcare for my own kids is sporadic at best but...

Childcare for my own kids is sporadic at best but sometimes I get a night or two free. (where I aim to clean the house but usually end up laying around like a bachelor all weekend recharging with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,722
Posted By hoopinglady
My 3.5 year old sleeps in the recliner, or...

My 3.5 year old sleeps in the recliner, or sometimes on a mat in the play room. He needs a nap and does better if he's supervised initially.

My 6 year old doesn't usually nap. She goes upstairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By hoopinglady
sitting on the deck watching the others play...

sitting on the deck watching the others play would not be an option. I would suggest that maybe they need to look for other care because our outside time is a key component to the program. It's one...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-31-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,105
Posted By hoopinglady
well

it was started by an unregistered supposed r and r person who claimed this forum was full of bad practice.

An argument ensued but no examples were ever given for said bad practice so it kind of...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,105
Posted By hoopinglady
For The Record

I was up reading through old threads last night and there was one strange one from a supposed Resource and Referral Person....it got ugly.

Anyhoo, she/he recommended a Jeff Johnson book about burn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By hoopinglady
:) :hug: Nice to be back!! I'm looking...

:) :hug:

Nice to be back!! I'm looking forward to this new chapter and adventure in my career.

She organized a meet and greet cook out for myself and the families she has enrolled now. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By hoopinglady
merging

Hey there. I haven't been around here in a while...was up into the wee hours reading through threads. :)

I have had a pretty rough few years here in my family childcare home. In retrospect,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,536
Posted By hoopinglady
awesome monday

so smooth. definitely worth staying up all night getting the playroom ready for March stuff.

The kids stayed in one corner of the playroom all morning they were so engaged they didn't even begin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,536
Posted By hoopinglady
strategies

I had a good chat with one of the mamas who hung out for a few this morning. I really enjoy those early morning chats.

Got a call for an old client who will be coming back next week.

got some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,699
Posted By hoopinglady
nice!

Here's mine

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaleidoscope-Early-Learning/170179263030714?ref=hl

It looks a little shabby compared to yours, ha. I do have a great program I suppose it doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By hoopinglady
I agree, Kendallina, I never suspected it was...

I agree, Kendallina, I never suspected it was abnormal or a sign of abuse...just a bit awkward, lol.

I've seen this type of behavior in children as young as 2, just not as frequent as this. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By hoopinglady
Touchy

I'm sure this has been addressed on here before and I haven't been on here in forever (HIYA!!) but just wanted other more experienced opinions.

I've had children who touch themselves before,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,816
Posted By hoopinglady
Aww, thanks. I've been busy. The past few...

Aww, thanks. I've been busy. The past few months I've put a ton of time and money into improving the program. It's beautiful (to me) but I guess the parents didn't notice.

I lost one,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,816
Posted By hoopinglady
finally

Finally grew my backbone to implement a very small pay increase (which still puts me well within a very reasonable/low rate). I pushed my hours up to close at 430 since I knew all of my current...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By hoopinglady
overnight rate

Some clients are asking for weekend care, overnight. (not this week, I hope, lol). I have no idea what rate to charge.

Babies are 2 and 3. I asked her to get back with me regarding drop off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By hoopinglady
this. I have the same child. He tries all...

this. I have the same child.

He tries all manner of things, "you're mean, I don't love you, you're not coming to my birthday party, etc." lol

he's just testing...and angry.

he screams...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By hoopinglady
I've been thinking about this for awhile too. ...

I've been thinking about this for awhile too. Everyone has been chilling or sleeping until it gets light around 8 or so, we eat breakfast, later a snack and lunch is around 12 30 or 1! They are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,816
Posted By hoopinglady
rude

Interviewed for a newborn on Friday, they were all set to go for today. No call no show. Nice. I've been up and down all night anxious for new client and up since 530 waiting for them to arrive....
Forum: Forms - Uploads 12-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,095
Posted By hoopinglady
Child Info

I am finishing up my contract/handbook today. (heaven willing). Can someone share a comprehensive about me/child information form that they use? I am not finding one that I like and my brain is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
I have an interview today...with a 3 month old. ...

I have an interview today...with a 3 month old. :eek: Tooooo sweet. (my world is fixin' to be turned upside down, lol)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
an old client of mine called today. She has been...

an old client of mine called today. She has been doing childcare for a year. She is closing now and referring her clients to me. :) I watched her son about 2 years ago.

I'm so excited and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
I have someone to possibly help me implement my...

I have someone to possibly help me implement my plans and goals.

The kids have been playing really well. I'm so pleased with their reaction to LESS stuff being out in the playroom
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,362
Posted By hoopinglady
I know. I have a family that drops off 630, 2 at...

I know. I have a family that drops off 630, 2 at 730 and 1 after 8. I have one mama who works over time in the morning at 430am!!

everyone could be picked up by 500 but when gma picks up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,866
Posted By hoopinglady
I brought my newborn home to my daycare 2 days...

I brought my newborn home to my daycare 2 days after he was born and I didn't let him cry it out. I just worked around his sleeping. I really don't remember much, was in a bit of a fog back then. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,362
Posted By hoopinglady
thank you!!!!

here's what I'm thinking. (opinions are welcomed)

I think I would be too unorganized (unassertive) to deal with individual contracted hours.

I'm thinking of saying it like so: No rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,362
Posted By hoopinglady
Contracted vs Open Hours

All my kids showed up early today. I do have open hours and thought I'd made peace with it but it sort of irritated me. It IS extra work after all and I suppose I should be compensated. OR is it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
former daycare girl's mama got a new job and they...

former daycare girl's mama got a new job and they are back. She's such a love bug. I really missed her. She can actually be really rotten but was perfect today...and I'm up for the challenge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,540
Posted By hoopinglady
Very late to this but whatever... I offer...

Very late to this but whatever...

I offer every single time for the parents to do an observation AND an interview after hours. They never take me up on the offer....maybe once.

I think it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
I finally got the cubbies organized. It was one...

I finally got the cubbies organized. It was one of those looming project that was stressing me out. I got all of the nap blankets in the totes, a full tote of extra clothes and a full kitchen bag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
Despite it being an emotional and rough day I'm...

Despite it being an emotional and rough day I'm still finding happiness and that's the point, I reckon. Thanks, country Kids. lovethis

The kids got the pots and pans out today and banged around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,816
Posted By hoopinglady
had many issues with family over payments. ...

had many issues with family over payments. Finally dad agrees to pay me two weeks at a time and for the past two payments has done fine. He shows up today, a day late and hands me a check for one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
Sunday: nice day of resting, family and...

Sunday: nice day of resting, family and hooping...also a hair dying party with some of my favorite people

Today: was raining cats and dogs but we made masking tape lines on the floor and had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,575
Posted By hoopinglady
I have a lingering dad. He takes forever to get...

I have a lingering dad. He takes forever to get the shoes on, talks on his phone, tries to chat with me, etc.

I also have a just right at the end of nap time pick up.

I have been getting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By hoopinglady
hmm

I hadn't thought of it being offensive. I'd thought it may be a bit of a convenience for parents.

In terms of the institutional aspect...I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Maybe the best bet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
Rearranging

Simple rearranging of some furniture has made the rooms flow much nicer.

The former workshop is transitioning nicely into a cozy/reading/toddler room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By hoopinglady
Uniforms

I've always struggled with the kids' clothes.

Whether it be my not keeping track of whose is what or the parents not dressing the children properly.

I have been considering providing clothes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
3 two year olds initiated a game of ring around...

3 two year olds initiated a game of ring around the rosie just the three of them today. A good step toward cooperative play and honestly, totally stinkin' cute.

:Sunny:lovethis

Also the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,187
Posted By hoopinglady
I totally backed off of dcb, 5 who is a super...

I totally backed off of dcb, 5 who is a super picky eater. He would often not touch a single item on his lunch plate.

Over the past few weeks with the encouragement of his friends, he is trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,263
Posted By hoopinglady
I'll do it. I just started a personal...

I'll do it.

I just started a personal gratitude daily list so a daycare related one would be excellent for sure.

Great idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By hoopinglady
I'd been really dreading going back to work all...

I'd been really dreading going back to work all weekend, especially today. Frighteningly so...I thought I must be burnt out.

I worked Friday but still had a great holiday and weekend.

It took...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By hoopinglady
No doubt. Thank you for this. I've been a...

No doubt.

Thank you for this. I've been a whiney you-know-what lately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,696
Posted By hoopinglady
I have a video similar to that with my youngest. ...

I have a video similar to that with my youngest. Awwwwww, love!

It really makes me want to take little guys too. I love newborns.

I'm crying about being 35 now but I guess that's why I'm a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By hoopinglady
I was terrible about taking the kids outside last...

I was terrible about taking the kids outside last winter but I'm choosing to put forth more of an effort this year.

I think taking our walks makes it more do-able than just having the option of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
Supposedly, he has been evaluated but not...

Supposedly, he has been evaluated but not diagnosed with anything.

His behaviors very strongly indicate that "something" is going on though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
I took the mat outside to spray down with bleach...

I took the mat outside to spray down with bleach and ended up cleaning it completely. I left it here to dry and sent the shell part of the pnp home in a trash bag. I could have cleaned it too but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
It's cool. I was a bit frazzled and defensive...

It's cool. I was a bit frazzled and defensive because I suspected dad would blame me in some way like he did before. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
Ok, told dad to bring some he said, "OK, sorry" ...

Ok, told dad to bring some he said, "OK, sorry"

poor kiddo. He needs some type of special care.

I was initially furious because dad has always treated me like I'm not good enough but still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
thank you, voice of reason. :)

thank you, voice of reason. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
for sure...on a monday too... thanks for...

for sure...on a monday too...

thanks for listening.

didn't even have extra clothes in diaper bag. That's a first. Thank goodness I have a ton.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
he's in a diaper...i only have him occasionally. ...

he's in a diaper...i only have him occasionally.

dad insists on the diaper and the pnp.

He has very little language, only mimicks. He has no interest in potty when i've tried before
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
dad sends it.....sleeps on a mat at MOntessori...

dad sends it.....sleeps on a mat at MOntessori but they "lay down with him". My ex assistant says she remembers dad saying a year ago that they put him in pnp so he'd be safe.

I thought he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
He did this as a baby and dad said, "why'd he...

He did this as a baby and dad said, "why'd he have his pants off?"

I left bottoms off after diaper change I didn't expect this!

I've always put pants on him since then but apparently since he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By hoopinglady
Smearing Poop

part time, drop off...child was pulled from my care about a year ago to go to Montessori..now I'm used for back up care....removed from Montessori for "aggressive behavior" 3 years old.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By hoopinglady
I suspect I'd have kids on Thursday if I were...

I suspect I'd have kids on Thursday if I were open. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By hoopinglady
I have extras...school agers and I work Friday...

I have extras...school agers and I work Friday with extras.

Not complaining though, I do need the money.

I really wish it weren't raining!!!:mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By hoopinglady
I will just say, in my defense, I did not intend...

I will just say, in my defense, I did not intend to undercut anyone when going into business. I knew my value and experience. When I opened my daycare I was six months pregnant, had just lost my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,478
Posted By hoopinglady
I get this. The more time away, the more the...

I get this. The more time away, the more the kids want attention, the more the act up, the more parents retreat, the less practice parenting they get.

Now, what should we do about it?

Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By hoopinglady
Amen to that. Also, I'm trying to write the...

Amen to that.

Also, I'm trying to write the cover letter for revised contract. I'm not sure how explain-y to get.

I don't want to over explain but also don't want to be all like, "take it or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By hoopinglady
Yes!

Ten years ago, I had SA in my program who didn't even want to go outside to play.

Yes, I do find it to be dangerous too. They are rough with one another and with the toys...then there's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By hoopinglady
Yes, it's reasonable. I now have 3 2's and...

Yes, it's reasonable.

I now have 3 2's and am finding it necessary to create their own space for them with not too many pieces to be dumped.

I'll give them one basket of mega blocks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By hoopinglady
I'm not working on Thanksgiving but have request...

I'm not working on Thanksgiving but have request for the day after so she can shop. No problem, I'm opened, but it's always one "I need some time to myself" mom who keeps me from a day off. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,922
Posted By hoopinglady
Toddler lifts

Hold toddler in arms, lift above your head, repeat until you're tired.

Hold toddler on your legs, laying on your back, lift legs to work abs, repeat until tired.

etc.

:D

Then you'll hear,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By hoopinglady
Days Off or Rate Increase?

I'm revising my contract now after having the same one for the past nearly 3 years.

Suffice to say, I've been VERY accommodating. I rarely take days off (christmas, thanksgiving and 2 days off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By hoopinglady
Yeah, true, it'd be out of my hands. All of...

Yeah, true, it'd be out of my hands.

All of my clients have older siblings though and I am a little nervous on how they'll receive the change.

Frankly, when I think about not taking SA, even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,816
Posted By hoopinglady
I received a text asking if I will still charge...

I received a text asking if I will still charge the full amount 140/week for two children btw, for next week even though they'll only be here m-w. I'm opened Friday, by the way.

First of all, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By hoopinglady
Siblings-WWYD?

So licensing says that I could get a variance for 3 extra school agers if they
a. are siblings or previous dcks
and
b. if they are not here for more than a month at a time


So, were I to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By hoopinglady
pheremones traveling through cyberspace. crazy. ...

pheremones traveling through cyberspace. crazy.

(it's true in my case, oddly enough...i was not about to touch the angry thread)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By hoopinglady
My son eats a paleo diet and swears ALL grains...

My son eats a paleo diet and swears ALL grains are harmful. He says white bread is actually a little better.

I can't be convinced. I love bread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By hoopinglady
oh. my. goodness. I'm sorry but I lol'ed on...

oh. my. goodness.

I'm sorry but I lol'ed on that one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By hoopinglady
I have a boy who knows the rules and his mama has...

I have a boy who knows the rules and his mama has been cooperative so he started smuggling his spiderman in his coat sleeve.

stinker.

He still knows it goes to the cubby, but I think he feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By hoopinglady
My kiddos, for the most part look forward to...

My kiddos, for the most part look forward to circle time.

We don't do calendar or anything, just songs, games and stories...and chatting.

If they are really engaged in playing I'll often skip...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By hoopinglady
I am open 6-6 but lately have kids from 630-530. ...

I am open 6-6 but lately have kids from 630-530. It's pretty awesome not working all the way until 6 every night but sometimes someone will push it. Then there are days that everyone is gone by 5. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By hoopinglady
After I told grandma for the millionth time "home...

After I told grandma for the millionth time "home toys stay home". She drops off and says to dcb, "you have to share or hoopinglady will put this away.


what the heck?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By hoopinglady
I've been trying to teach my son manners for 17...

I've been trying to teach my son manners for 17 years. :lol:

j/k, he does alright.

I think it's totally normal to "forget" the rules but I will often say, "Is this your first day?!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,351
Posted By hoopinglady
I decided to turn a blind eye to it. It's none...

I decided to turn a blind eye to it. It's none of my business.

I do have opinions about it but I keep it to myself and keep it on a business level.

Furthermore, I don't do contracted hours. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By hoopinglady
There are a LOT of providers in my area. I...

There are a LOT of providers in my area. I struggle and my prices are far too low.

There are a few higher (fairly) priced home daycares in the more expensive areas of my city but typically it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By hoopinglady
exactly...just read a paper today about the...

exactly...just read a paper today about the "cloak of invisibility".


Always of aware of what's going on and there to assist/scaffold/encourage while staying out of their business, lol. It's an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,922
Posted By hoopinglady
This is beautiful and always my advice. Find...

This is beautiful and always my advice. Find something that you love and it won't be so dreadful.

I hula hoop/hoop dance...no, I have no shame. Yes, my neighbors think I'm odd. It's fun, feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By hoopinglady
It is? Says who? Did I miss the memo? I've...

It is? Says who? Did I miss the memo? I've been doing it all wrong this whole time. Darn it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By hoopinglady
Could You All Kindly

stop being so interesting??

I have things to do today!:mad:



:p;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By hoopinglady
I am working toward that too and you all have...

I am working toward that too and you all have convinced me even more.

The sad truth is that until I can get on my feet a little more I simply cannot afford it. :(

I dropped the ball on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By hoopinglady
On one of my families' child info sheet upon...

On one of my families' child info sheet upon enrollment, she listed the reason for leaving the previous child care as she didn't agree with the way the children were "being raised".

Now maybe it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By hoopinglady
darn it catherder, another book for my wish list....

darn it catherder, another book for my wish list. I read the review for this one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300072732/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A2F5JJ4UUXJ2KY), yesterday, looks really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By hoopinglady
what I've done.

treat it like any tantrum. I use my hallway. If they are 3 and screaming really loudly, I will place them just outside the kitchen door in my mudroom where our cubbies are. I can still supervise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By hoopinglady
Very interesting. I figured you'd have a theory...

Very interesting. I figured you'd have a theory on this.

Their mama is very young and has 3 babies under 5, recently divorced. Behavior-wise she is every bit the stereotypical modern parent in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By hoopinglady
Have you talked about this phenomenon,...

Have you talked about this phenomenon, Nannyde...in terms of frequency and possible causes? I have a not quite two year old who was exhibiting rage (he's ok now) but it was very very disturbing to...
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