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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By MsLaura529
Switching schedules

Hi guys,

It has been FOREVER since I have visited here. I hope it's ok that I'm back for a quick question :)

I am thinking of shifting from a Monday-Friday program to a Monday-Thursday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By MsLaura529
hah, story of my life :o

hah, story of my life :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By MsLaura529
Now another question - I HATE confrontation. It...

Now another question - I HATE confrontation. It gives me great anxiety. Or being the bearer of bad news. Do I have to do this as a face-to-face thing? I know I probably need to, but in situations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By MsLaura529
Thanks for the support ladies. I am just feeling...

Thanks for the support ladies. I am just feeling so sick about this, but I know that I absolutely do not want another infant coming through here.




See, I almost feel like this would be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By MsLaura529
Possible Term because of Incoming Infant ...

Is it wrong for me to let a family go because mom is pregnant and I just cannot handle another infant?

I love this family, they are awesome. DCB is 2.5 ... he has had his troubles, but is also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By MsLaura529
That is adorable!

That is adorable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MsLaura529
Sounds like a frustrating time. On the...

Sounds like a frustrating time.

On the preschool part, I am sure DCM appreciates all that you do, and instead needs DCB to have a bit more socialization? One of my DCG's will be going to 4 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By MsLaura529
Help with an Update/Refresh

Hey guys.

I apologize for this being so long.

So, it's been a while since I have posted here last. Also, I know this question has probably been asked and answered a million times, but I need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By MsLaura529
Great ideas ^^ Missouri has a lot of lakes,...

Great ideas ^^

Missouri has a lot of lakes, too (if you look up Lake of the Ozarks, it's a pretty cool looking piece of water). So to counter winter skiing in Colorado, you could do something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By MsLaura529
Screaming toddler

Hi guys! It's been a while since I have posted anything ...

So I have this DCG who is 1.5 years. She has been with me since she was 9 months old, but she is only a morning drop in, once or twice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By MsLaura529
Did anybody see anything from this? DH went out...

Did anybody see anything from this? DH went out and checked around 1:30/2ish is said he didn't see much of anything. And they had been saying Michigan would be one of the prime viewing locations ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,446
Posted By MsLaura529
I have actually had to take a couple last minute...

I have actually had to take a couple last minute days off (due to pulling my bicep and not being able to even lift my coffee mug in the morning). The parents have all been understanding, and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,619
Posted By MsLaura529
The kids are making a sugar scrub (sugar, coconut...

The kids are making a sugar scrub (sugar, coconut oil, sea salt and vanilla) and they are decorating the lid of the jar (just coloring on a circle piece of paper). Then I found wooden magnetic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,090
Posted By MsLaura529
LOVE these. Can't wait to get our back yard set...

LOVE these. Can't wait to get our back yard set up - we need to get our mulching done and our "fencing". Right now we play outside on our back deck, which is nice a big and has a couple smaller...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By MsLaura529
We don't have a fence, either. Not required...

We don't have a fence, either. Not required unless we have a water hazard - and according to my inspector, we don't (although we technically have "wetlands" on our property that aren't ever wet). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By MsLaura529
Awesome :)

Awesome :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By MsLaura529
We've moved on from Frozen here (just in time,...

We've moved on from Frozen here (just in time, before I started hating the songs) and now my DD (5 in June) has become obsessed with One Direction ... and that's the only music the kids want to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,404
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,725
Posted By MsLaura529
I normally have 2 families drop off between...

I normally have 2 families drop off between 7:30-7:50. Then, the next family doesn't come until after 8 (between 8 and 8:15). This morning ALL of them were walking up to the door at 7:30. DD is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,489
Posted By MsLaura529
Wow! That's amazing! You are one strong and...

Wow! That's amazing! You are one strong and brave woman. So glad you are home (again) and doing so well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By MsLaura529
Of Course ...

I have only had to term ONE family, mom took is very personally against her child, even after a lot of reassurance from me it was not based on her child, it was financial and capacity reasons.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By MsLaura529
Thanks ladies. It's going to be tough in a...

Thanks ladies. It's going to be tough in a couple weeks when I have to keep telling my son "nope, DCB is not coming today", since he asks EVERY day. AND it leaves DS being the only boy in my group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By MsLaura529
First 2 Week Notice

Well, I just got my first 2 week notice this morning :( It's my little buddy who I have had since the beginning (last May). He's DS's best friend, and DS is going to be absolutely devastated. DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By MsLaura529
You know, I have heard of that ... maybe I will...

You know, I have heard of that ... maybe I will call my dr and see if he can recommend anything, or just how much vitamin D to take.

Thanks guys ... sorry (and kind of glad to know) I'm not the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By MsLaura529
So Blah ...

I am just feeling so "blah" lately ...

We've been stuck inside almost ALL winter because of the ridiculous snow, cold temperatures, and now I have an infant.

I haven't wanted to plan any fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By MsLaura529
I don't have any experience with the obvious dose...

I don't have any experience with the obvious dose and drops, but I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with a parent who uses tylenol or motrin for a stuffy nose and/or cough .... I'm so baffled by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By MsLaura529
2 and 3 Year Olds Arguing

How do you handle 2 and 3 years old arguing?

It seems that all I have been doing lately is trying to stop the constant fighting between these kiddos. Half the time, I can't even figure out what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By MsLaura529
You know there's something ...

You know there's something going around when the kids get to have chocolate cupcakes for a birthday treat (ONLY happens on birthdays, and it's only cupcakes if the parents bring them in), and nobody...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By MsLaura529
Your Own Child's Fever

Just curious what you all do when one of your own kids comes down with a fever (and cough). It has happened a couple times now, and I just have DS or DD stay out of the daycare area as much as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By MsLaura529
The only time we have sugary treats is for a...

The only time we have sugary treats is for a birthday. I make rice krispie treats, or parent brings in a small treat. Otherwise - even on the holidays when they decorate cookies and such, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,880
Posted By MsLaura529
Awesome! Thanks.

Awesome! Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,880
Posted By MsLaura529
Question: If you sign up for it on a computer ......

Question: If you sign up for it on a computer ... can you also use the same account on a tablet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By MsLaura529
Olympics

We are on letter O next weel, so I wanted to do an Olypmic theme week ... wondering if you guys have done anything or have any cool ideas?

I already have planned stamping the rings with toilet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By MsLaura529
Awesome!! I've been wanting one of those so bad.

Awesome!! I've been wanting one of those so bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By MsLaura529
We had heart shaped waffles for breakfast and...

We had heart shaped waffles for breakfast and heart shaped quesadillas for lunch.

They made valentines for their parents (jewels, pom poms and glitter glue on construction paper).

They sorted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By MsLaura529
Can you guys explain a little further about...

Can you guys explain a little further about "centers" ... Do you have multiple tables around the room that hold these items for the centers ... or do you just have them in different areas? Also,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,528
Posted By MsLaura529
I don't see anything wrong with doing that. I...

I don't see anything wrong with doing that. I have had to actually carry kids over to their parents at pick up and hold them there while their mpm/dad put their coat and boots on. I dread pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By MsLaura529
I'm fine with them playing with things in...

I'm fine with them playing with things in different ways, and I'm not following them around with a ton of rules ... I just feel like right now, with the group I have, they are having trouble being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By MsLaura529
Is It Too Much To Ask ...?

for toys to be able to stay in their "area"??

I have large areas allotted for cars/trains/trucks, another area for our "house", another area for puzzles/blocks/cards, and another area for books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By MsLaura529
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't allow...

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't allow time for dancing and ring-around-the-rosy, or folloe the leader, or just plain being goofy. But their running has gotten so bad, they end up crashing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By MsLaura529
Thanks! I will ask her about this.

Thanks! I will ask her about this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By MsLaura529
How does it work??

How does it work??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By MsLaura529
What A Relief

So I have been searching really hard to find an assistant. Haven't been able to find anyone, though. Meanwhile, I've slowly been going crazy and hating my job, feeling depressed, etc.

My 15 yr old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By MsLaura529
I would LOVE to have my kiddos be able to do...

I would LOVE to have my kiddos be able to do this! I can't see it working with all of them, though :( I'm jealous! Haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By MsLaura529
Yes, we have definiely be lacking in outside...

Yes, we have definiely be lacking in outside time, but even when we were going outside every day they would comr inside and do thr same thing. I've tried to turn it into something else (dancing or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By MsLaura529
Running In Circles And Falling ... ?

I don't know why, but every single day my group decides to run around in circles and/or play thr falling down game (when they stand there and then fall down). This seriously happens 2-3 times a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By MsLaura529
So excited for you!! Congratulations!

So excited for you!! Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By MsLaura529
I was thinking about that possibility, but the...

I was thinking about that possibility, but the infant is part of a sibling set, so I'm not sure how that would work. And I have a 2-yr-old who is the same size as my 3 yr olds, still sleeps in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By MsLaura529
Day Off ...

I strained my bicep yesterday afternoon shoveling (we had a 3 foot drift covering half of our driveway). Couldn't even lift my coffee cup this morning. Had to call my parents and close for the day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,099
Posted By MsLaura529
Omg, why is today so bad??!??? I'm having a...

Omg, why is today so bad??!??? I'm having a horrible time here, too. I had 3 dcks assigned to their own spots on the floor with a bin of toys in front of them because they hsd just fotten out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By MsLaura529
What a great idea! I never even thought of doing...

What a great idea! I never even thought of doing that!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By MsLaura529
I was getting the same thing today, that it...

I was getting the same thing today, that it wasn't working.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,033
Posted By MsLaura529
:eek: THAT is ridiculous! My DD just got an...

:eek: THAT is ridiculous!

My DD just got an android tablet for Christmas. She will be 5 in June. DS got an vetch innotab, he's 3. They are not allowed to play them until daycare is closed, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By MsLaura529
I will be getting one of these. DCM said this...

I will be getting one of these. DCM said this baby LOVES to be warm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By MsLaura529
Thanks ladies. Well, the first hour was...

Thanks ladies.

Well, the first hour was fantastic, haha. Then I found out she won't stay asleep in the pack n play, every time she started to fall asleep somewhere I would transfer her to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By MsLaura529
Infant Starting

Eeek! I have an 2 month old starting today. Not going to lie ... I'm a little bit nervous.

Wish me luck, please :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By MsLaura529
Thanks ladies! I love hearing what others are...

Thanks ladies! I love hearing what others are doing, it helps me actually try to process all of these thoughts I have jumbling around in my head :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By MsLaura529
I want one of those so bad! I would say,...

I want one of those so bad! I would say, depending on condition you could easily sell it for $150-200.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By MsLaura529
Letters vs. Themes

Just wondering what you enjoy doing better as far as curriculum ...

Letter of the week or monthly themes?

I am doing letter of the week right now and am very bored with it. Over the summer I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,882
Posted By MsLaura529
Yesterday I had 3 out of 4 today I had 2 out of 3...

Yesterday I had 3 out of 4 today I had 2 out of 3 show up. All the parents are home (A couple of teachers and one mom on her last week of maternity leave). They just showed up 1-2 hours after I open...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By MsLaura529
Maybe they've been watching Breaking Bad at...

Maybe they've been watching Breaking Bad at home?? Yikes!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,102
Posted By MsLaura529
I know, right?!? The one who stayed home, her mom...

I know, right?!? The one who stayed home, her mom was working from home and she still kept her home, which I'm sure wasn't super easy. But it was safe, and smart, and WARM.

ANd they all said "see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,102
Posted By MsLaura529
I had 3 out of 4 show up ... and ALL of their...

I had 3 out of 4 show up ... and ALL of their parents were home. But the kids still came :\ Then I had a late pick-up bc one mom was stuck sideways in their driveway, and dad was at a dr appt,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,102
Posted By MsLaura529
Same thing here :) I have had a couple post...

Same thing here :) I have had a couple post pictures from Meijer with completely EMPTY produce sections and milk fridges! I guess they were even handing out cookies in line because people were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,053
Posted By MsLaura529
I am so sorry!

I am so sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By MsLaura529
I'm a little late, but Merry Christmas (yesterday...

I'm a little late, but Merry Christmas (yesterday :)) I hope everyone had a wonderful day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By MsLaura529
As far as fitting in the cubbies ... I would just...

As far as fitting in the cubbies ... I would just let the parents know that you are finding you don't ever use the items in the diaper bag and to have them just bring a pack of diapers that will fit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By MsLaura529
So jealous. When I get my train set out it is a...

So jealous. When I get my train set out it is a complete disaster within 5 minutes ... crashing trains, pulling up tracks, blocking the way for others, etc ...

Yay for you, though! What a nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By MsLaura529
We did our crafts and games this morning, they...

We did our crafts and games this morning, they decorated their cookies, but they don't eat them here (they take them home for their parents :) ) 1 girl came in today super whiney and has been crying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By MsLaura529
I love this.

I love this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By MsLaura529
Interesting reading all the different replies. ...

Interesting reading all the different replies.

I receiced one today at pick-up, dcg is not even a year yet, so it wasn't like I had to make a deal about it for her. And pick-up is a crazy time, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By MsLaura529
Opening Gifts?

If you get a gift from a parent, do you open it there in front of them? Or wait until they leave?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By MsLaura529
I Could Do This Every Week ...

So I had an impromptu day off today because we lost power. Well, I had one DCB here already, but he was picked up about 25 minutes after the outage started. With lack of heat and running water (we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,599
Posted By MsLaura529
:eek: That is insane for a TEN YEAR OLD. Wow!!!...

:eek: That is insane for a TEN YEAR OLD. Wow!!! I am a little nervous I might have a disappointed little FOUR YEAR OLD Christmas morning because this is the first year she actually "wrote" out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By MsLaura529
Oh my word that dang Geico commercial! Haha. I...

Oh my word that dang Geico commercial! Haha. I do enjoy the t-shirt I saw one day where it has that camel on it, and in red and green letters it says, "Guess what day Christmas is on this year!" ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By MsLaura529
That is adorable! I love the nickel part at the...

That is adorable! I love the nickel part at the end.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By MsLaura529
Fun! I have a little 2.5 foot Christmas tree in...

Fun! I have a little 2.5 foot Christmas tree in the daycare area and each week the kids have been making ornaments and then they get to put it on the tree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By MsLaura529
That sounds like so much fun! What an awesome...

That sounds like so much fun! What an awesome thing you did.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By MsLaura529
Is It Really Only Wednesday??

Ugh ... longest week EVER!

That's all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By MsLaura529
My DS will be 3 in January - he loves the movie...

My DS will be 3 in January - he loves the movie Cars (Or "Team Lightning Queen" as he calls it haha). They just came out with a new one, Planes. If you can find a Jake & the Neverland Pirates movie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By MsLaura529
That seems like a great deal! I wish I had the...

That seems like a great deal! I wish I had the extra money to get something like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By MsLaura529
Sorry I couldn't respond about the contact paper...

Sorry I couldn't respond about the contact paper ornaments earlier. I didn't check out the links BC posted, but when I made stained glass window decorations this summer (we did red, white and blue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,187
Posted By MsLaura529
I hope your afternoon goes better for you! ...

I hope your afternoon goes better for you!

My day has been OK .... my one little "tornado" has been flat out MEAN today to the other kids and me. Other than that, my2 dcgs played together all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By MsLaura529
Oh no! I don't have any advice, but I hope...

Oh no! I don't have any advice, but I hope someone has an answer for you. This is why I haven't attempted something like this yet, because I figured with my luck they would just start leaking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By MsLaura529
Someone has mentioned making ornaments (or could...

Someone has mentioned making ornaments (or could be "stained-glass" decoration for the window) by using contact paper, tissue paper and their picture.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,380
Posted By MsLaura529
I spent about $10-$12 on each child's gift (the...

I spent about $10-$12 on each child's gift (the boys got a Jake and the Neverland Pirates guitar and the girls got a fisher price tea set), and then they are making 2 keepsake type gifts for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 04:14 AM
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Posted By MsLaura529
I was closed on Thanksgiving and the day after. ...

I was closed on Thanksgiving and the day after. For Christmas, I was only planning on being closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day ... however, it turns out no one will be coming on that Monday and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By MsLaura529
It's Here!

Thanksgiving break, that is happyface

I have one DCB for half the day and one DCG for the whole day. And then once she leaves, I am done for 4 glorious whole days! THEN, it's only 3 weeks after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By MsLaura529
Don't feel bad ... it took me forever to find...

Don't feel bad ... it took me forever to find Green Beans the first time I was using it, haha.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By MsLaura529
It was only 17 this morning when I was planning...

It was only 17 this morning when I was planning to head outside with the kids this morning, and WINDY. We didn't end up going out, so I'm hoping this afternoon the sun comes out a little bit.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By MsLaura529
Thank you! The contact paper idea is great! ...

Thank you! The contact paper idea is great!


And yes, I will be buying small white ceramic tiles ... I am thinking Home Depot will be the easiest place to purchase.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By MsLaura529
Thank you ladies!! These are awesome ideas.

Thank you ladies!! These are awesome ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By MsLaura529
We don't do Elf on the Shelf ... we have "the...

We don't do Elf on the Shelf ... we have "the little man" that is a tradition in DH's family since his grandmother was a little girl. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the little man will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By MsLaura529
Christmas Ornaments

OK, so I decided I'm going to put a little tree in the daycare room, just a little 3 footer. I would like to have the kids make the ornaments to decorate it, easy things ... like once a week until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By MsLaura529
Haha, yes, the things we find ourselves saying to...

Haha, yes, the things we find ourselves saying to the kids is equally funny. I think I had to tell one kid yesterday to "stop pulling your friends' toes" ...

ETA: Now that I re-read your post, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By MsLaura529
Oh wow, that sounds like fun! I want to hear...

Oh wow, that sounds like fun! I want to hear more about the North Pole breakfast too ... I'm picturing spaghetti with candy and syrup (Elf), haha.

I won't have all of my kids here the week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By MsLaura529
It's our first Christmas as a daycare ... my old...

It's our first Christmas as a daycare ... my old daycare that I used to work at did handprint tiles every year - a green handprint as a tree and then she would put polka dots on it for the ornaments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By MsLaura529
Things You Overhear ...

"Miss Laura, Max gave me the finger!" (as a positive thing) ... :lol:

I have been letting the kids play with my pointer that I use for circle time (it has a hand on the end with the pointer finger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By MsLaura529
It is a kid-free adventure for DH and I, too. ...

It is a kid-free adventure for DH and I, too. The kids sleep over at Grandma's on Thanksgiving night since we have dinner over there anyways (it was an offer one year by my mom, and we have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,289
Posted By MsLaura529
Also, I know you said you are re-wording some...

Also, I know you said you are re-wording some things on your site, so I wanted to mention that on your Programs page, you have it written, "As Early Childhood Educators at Sprouts Family Daycare, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,289
Posted By MsLaura529
Just looked through "her" website and facebook...

Just looked through "her" website and facebook page ... my goodness!! I can't believe she would do that. And I would be terrified of some of her facebook posts if I was a parent with my kid in her...
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