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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Private CPR/First Aid - What Would You Pay?

Just wondering what you would think was reasonable to pay for a private CPR/First Aid certification class? My DH has been a Red Cross instructor for 15 years and he's been toying with the idea of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,663
Posted By MG&Lsmom
OMGoodness! How horrible for your friend and...

OMGoodness! How horrible for your friend and those poor parents! What a heart wrenching decision!

I decided last year not to take babies anymore myself. It was more because they have to be at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,991
Posted By MG&Lsmom
He sounds an awful lot like my son, who is 2y7m....

He sounds an awful lot like my son, who is 2y7m. I think your action plan is sound. As hard as it is to approach mom about what you are seeing, it is the correct path. In the end, it's better to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Had My First Unannounced Licensing Visit!

And I'm technically closed for business until further notice! :lol:

Another local provider and I were just chatting yesterday about how slow things were and how we hadn't seen or heard from our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,991
Posted By MG&Lsmom
My son has it also. I would just write up a...

My son has it also. I would just write up a progress report noting the specifics of any symptoms you see, but not saying SPD. Like "X cowers in the corner if another child is crying" "X will not walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,217
Posted By MG&Lsmom
That is awesome! Good luck with your new group!

That is awesome! Good luck with your new group!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Great! I love the explanation and demonstration...

Great! I love the explanation and demonstration of supported vs not supported knees.

To the OP, see if there's a local babywearing group in your area. They often have lending libraries of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By MG&Lsmom
That's awesome! I was looking for a daytime...

That's awesome! I was looking for a daytime nannying job too, but my DS has so many appointments with EI and therapy that being anywhere else but home is nearly impossible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Started My New Nanny Job!

So last week I started my new nanny job. No DCKs after 2 months of advertising 4 open slots vacated by laid off DCPs. I'm still advertising, but doing this in the meantime. Back to my 'roots'!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Here too. Cocoa sounds wonderful and perfect for...

Here too. Cocoa sounds wonderful and perfect for PM snack. Although I have no dcks anymore and it's just mine right now. Or will be just mine when the bus comes in t-minus 15 minutes :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I'd hang the wet bags from the changing table,...

I'd hang the wet bags from the changing table, one on each side if space allowed. Or if you're dumping solids regularly, I'd put Command Hooks on the wall on either side of the toilet and hang them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Why do you want to have him face forward? So he...

Why do you want to have him face forward? So he can see? If you have a sturdy wrap, not a stretchy, learn a back carry. Solves the "I want to see the world" aspect for most kiddos. Or you can you a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Assessing Late Fees On Multiple Invoices?

I've posted about this DCM before. She's always been late but upfront about ability/inability to pay. I have not seen her since DCBs last day here (8/8/11). He started as PT, went to FT, back to PT,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,502
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I wouldn't transport for missing the bus. If the...

I wouldn't transport for missing the bus. If the bus has already gone, no reason she can't just keep driving right to the school. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,337
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I totally agree!

I totally agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By MG&Lsmom
The pictures coming in from VT are so scary and...

The pictures coming in from VT are so scary and heartbreaking. Glad you're ok!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,587
Posted By MG&Lsmom
This is exactly why I lost one of my dcks! She...

This is exactly why I lost one of my dcks! She did the math. But she was only working 25-30 hours/week and paying me $25/day. Plus her job was 30 mins away driving back roads. It was good for dcb to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Thankfully we are ok here in Central MA. My...

Thankfully we are ok here in Central MA. My neighborhood faired pretty well considering. We kept power and satellite all day. I guess many around us are out of power and will be for days. My garden...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By MG&Lsmom
My DDs are the 2nd stop, so about 45 mins - hour...

My DDs are the 2nd stop, so about 45 mins - hour in the am. They do the route the same on the way home, so they're on the bus maybe 15-20 mins in the pm. I think anything over 30 mins is ridiculous....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,930
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I do cloth with my son and I use baking powder...

I do cloth with my son and I use baking powder and some nice essential oil on a rag inside. No stink. Diapers get washed ever 2-3 days.

For disposables, they go right outside. I have a trash can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I started using a method someone here posted...

I started using a method someone here posted about a few months ago. I have them call me an hour before our appointment, at which time I give them my address and directions over the phone. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By MG&Lsmom
My kids were medical id bracelets from StickyJ...

My kids were medical id bracelets from StickyJ Jewelry, the sports band ones. But those are pricey if you're buying for each kid. It's the engraving of the plates, not the bands themselves. For DCKs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I Have A Nanny Interview Tonight

Wish me luck!

Since I've had no luck with my advertising (not one stinking call from my huge promotion at the consignment sale), I'm off to interviewing for positions outside of the home. On tap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,928
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Me too. Dec 24-26th off is in my contract. I have...

Me too. Dec 24-26th off is in my contract. I have Christmas Eve dinner here with 30 people. I tell my parents that for the 2-3 days leading up to Christmas, toys will slowly start disappearing from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By MG&Lsmom
You're right. I guess I see it as petty because...

You're right. I guess I see it as petty because of the timing of the posts. If it was a once or twice occurrence, I'd chop it up to coincidence. But it's clearly posting in a "one up" manner, taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,968
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I didn't feel it here in Central MA. But my mom...

I didn't feel it here in Central MA. But my mom on the CT shoreline said there were dishes clanking and her client freaked. Scary!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By MG&Lsmom
CL Ad War!

I've been watching this happen for the past 6 weeks or so. Many daycares all in my area seem to be having a CL ad posting war. Every time someone posts about openings, there's 2-3 others that come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,778
Posted By MG&Lsmom
She may have other benefits she's getting and by...

She may have other benefits she's getting and by applying for daycare vouchers she could be in jeopardy of losing those too. I have a DCM where this is the case. Baby daddy lives with her but on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By MG&Lsmom
My son has been this way since he was 4 months...

My son has been this way since he was 4 months old. He's 2.5y now. We are battling major sleep issues. We almost had to visit the Children's Hospital ER 3 nights ago we were so worried. He goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Right back at you! DCM didn't want me to...

Right back at you!

DCM didn't want me to say anything about goodbye or missing her. They didn't tell her anything yet. It was so hard not to give her extra hugs goodbye. DCD has been doing pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I need one of these. For 5 yo DD who will most...

I need one of these. For 5 yo DD who will most likely be missing the bus to kindy every other day for the first month or year due to wardrobe imperfections, pokey breakfast eating, and general...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By MG&Lsmom
My husband runs a country club pool and I'll be...

My husband runs a country club pool and I'll be lifeguarding for him a few days over the next 2 weeks. He needed help since most of his staff went back to school. And I'll try to do a lot with my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By MG&Lsmom
We had pneumonia here 3 weeks ago. Craptastic!

We had pneumonia here 3 weeks ago. Craptastic!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By MG&Lsmom
DCG's Last Day :(

So today is the official end of my last family's care. DCD hasn't been able to find another job and they're taking a 'break'. As of 4:30 I'm unemployed. DCM sent me a fabulous text thanking me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,437
Posted By MG&Lsmom
DH is brilliant. Masking taped the track to the...

DH is brilliant. Masking taped the track to the train table surface. Not so sticky that we can't change it easily and not so wobbly to come tumbling down. I had to pry the kids away so we could go on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By MG&Lsmom
LIKE! Michael we need a LIKE button!

LIKE!

Michael we need a LIKE button!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,437
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I've had some experience with overuse of Gorilla...

I've had some experience with overuse of Gorilla Glue :lol:

Right now the track is taped to the dining room floor and everyone had a blast all afternoon with it. Unfortunately it can not stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I love that Halloween idea! I really need to go...

I love that Halloween idea! I really need to go out and hang flyers. DCG just left 30 mins early and DH will be home in 20 mins. Maybe I should go have some "me" time and hang some. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Is this only for Perkin's loans? I have a few...

Is this only for Perkin's loans? I have a few Stafford loans I could part with. LOL! But yes, it seems to be written that way. I'm sure they mean a center though.

I guess there is also a program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,437
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Securing Train Tracks?

Has anyone successfully secured wooden train tracks and bridges to a surface? Barnes and Noble has their set all screwed & glued together so we go play there a lot. I would love to secure our set or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I don't know where you'd go about getting it...

I don't know where you'd go about getting it from, but a local dairy farm here uses dried corn in raised beds. A different take on the pea gravel. It's a huge hit here and one of our all time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I love both those ideas. Or just a boat. LOL! My...

I love both those ideas. Or just a boat. LOL! My kids would love a pirate ship!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By MG&Lsmom
No tramps allowed here either. Not even the tiny...

No tramps allowed here either. Not even the tiny ones with handles for personal use. None allowed in the home period. My oldest and youngest had one for their sensory input therapy. Licensing told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Parent provided here too.

Parent provided here too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,792
Posted By MG&Lsmom
~~~~~Daycare calls~~~~~Daycare calls~~~~~Daycare...

~~~~~Daycare calls~~~~~Daycare calls~~~~~Daycare calls!

Maybe that will work? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,792
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Right there with ya! As of Friday I have no kids....

Right there with ya! As of Friday I have no kids. I picked up some lifeguard hours the week of the 29th at my DH's pool, but that's barely one full time tuition. I'm spiffing up my resume and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By MG&Lsmom
LOL! Yes! And I proudly send them all home! :lol:

LOL! Yes! And I proudly send them all home! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,022
Posted By MG&Lsmom
She's 2.10y and "fully" trained at home. I looked...

She's 2.10y and "fully" trained at home. I looked back at her daily reports and the only accidents she's had here are nap related. And they've been while she's awake and screaming about having to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,022
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I Think She Just Peed Herself on Purpose...

I'm not totally sure, but I really do think DCG just peed herself on purpose to get out of napping. She had been asleep for 45 mins and DD slammed her bedroom door waking DCK up. I sent her right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By MG&Lsmom
The link that GretasLittleFriends posted has a...

The link that GretasLittleFriends posted has a super easy looking cinnamon pear sauce recipe. All the ones I saw earlier wanted me to use a food mill or special attachment for a KitchenAid mixer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By MG&Lsmom
paper plates, egg cartons, sometimes just on the...

paper plates, egg cartons, sometimes just on the paper itself.

My group is little, all 2s, so it all just ends up being brown anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,553
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I used to do 7-5 for the same rate as someone...

I used to do 7-5 for the same rate as someone needing 7:30-4:30. But I ran into the parents that would drop off or pick up when ever they wanted in the 7-5 time frame with no notice, or very little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Look What My Mom Dropped Off!

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1d636b3127ccefdb6c9d8384400000030O18AYs2LFm2atAe3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

It's about 15-20 lbs of pears from one tree she has in her yard. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Glad DCM took it well. We don't have swings...

Glad DCM took it well.

We don't have swings here either. When we go to the park I only let them on the swings when everyone can be on one at the same time. We spend 5 mins on them then let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,553
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I see both sides of this and don't really have a...

I see both sides of this and don't really have a solid belief either way. On one hand, they are paying for the time since that's the way this provider has it set up (no contracted hours). On the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Mine too! Thankfully we have a master bath...

Mine too!

Thankfully we have a master bath inside our master bedroom. However, the bedroom door not only opens to the living room, directly across 10 feet away is a HUGE picture window. You have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,437
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Copied straight from the MA State enrollment...

Copied straight from the MA State enrollment packet. ;)

General Permission-(Basic Transport) (Parents should not sign this permission unless specific places where your child is allowed to go are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By MG&Lsmom
That is so hard. I think I have a similar...

That is so hard. I think I have a similar condition, however, I also have a broken bone in the same place that never quite healed correctly. I have to wear a brace most days to make it through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By MG&Lsmom
It's hard to imagine, and especially for a child...

It's hard to imagine, and especially for a child you pick up EVERY SINGLE DAY. But it happens. I forgot about getting DD at camp last week. Fortunately, we made it before they sent everyone to after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By MG&Lsmom
A conversation with DCD this morning clarified...

A conversation with DCD this morning clarified that they have no intention of send DCG for the last 2 weeks of August. Job search is not going well. I informed him that I'll be taking hours at my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Because I had small numbers last year, my 2010...

Because I had small numbers last year, my 2010 taxes showed I made $8 over my expenses. I only deducted for the business percentage for mortgage, gas & electric, standard meal rate, and car expenses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By MG&Lsmom
WOW! I looked at that myself. Someone on CL was...

WOW! I looked at that myself. Someone on CL was selling it for $400 tho. I really wanted it for my own kids and to save the computer from my 2yo DS. Post pictures when you've got it all set up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I have 2 families right now. One who is literally...

I have 2 families right now. One who is literally almost day to day. I've had dcb 3x in the last month when DCM couldn't find free care with friends & relatives. She's broke, so I've also worked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Giving Notice on Closing-How Much Time?

So if my major marketing push does not work by the end of the month, I'm probably going to be closing down. :( I need to make some money to support my family. I booked an interview for today for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Our regs are every 15 mins for ALL sleeping...

Our regs are every 15 mins for ALL sleeping children. Babies under 6 months old must be in direct eye sight for the first 6 weeks of care regardless of what they are doing. Which means an 8w old baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,087
Posted By MG&Lsmom
In May I did this with a 2yo dcg. She was having...

In May I did this with a 2yo dcg. She was having a hard time all around. Parents were no help. I put her on a 30 day probation with specific items I was wishing to see improvement in. 2 weeks in I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-13-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,867
Posted By MG&Lsmom
That's what I thought, but I wanted to double...

That's what I thought, but I wanted to double check. Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,348
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I agree. However, like a pp said, not all states...

I agree. However, like a pp said, not all states have requirements that say all children need to be within sight at all times. In my state, if a parent signs off, children age 7 and over can play on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I have payments due at drop off on Friday. Banks...

I have payments due at drop off on Friday. Banks are open late on Thursdays around here, plenty of time to get there and have my money on Friday morning. Don't change it. They need to be responsible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By MG&Lsmom
How does she bring you the breastmilk? If you...

How does she bring you the breastmilk? If you have smaller quantities to work with you can give more frequent feedings without waste. See if she can bring you a variety of bottle sizes, 4oz & 2oz or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Potentially, but they just raised the rates in...

Potentially, but they just raised the rates in July. My husband does 100s of certs a summer for local lifeguards and a boating company. He had to go back to his friend who owned the boating company...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Yes. They almost tripled! My husband is a Red...

Yes. They almost tripled! My husband is a Red Cross instructor. It costs him $20 for each certificate he issues. So he now charges $50/person for recerts. He used to charge $25. They even moved all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I'm at Michael's and found 6 pk of activity...

I'm at Michael's and found 6 pk of activity booklets for $.79! Perfect. Thank you everyone! I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Did I mention I have to give 100 cards? LOL!...

Did I mention I have to give 100 cards? LOL! Thank goodness I have no kids tomorrow! I think glow sticks would break the bank after the $25 gc & printing for the business cards.

I love the Hugs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Quick! Need Some Promo Ideas!

A friend owns a consignment event company and they are having their Fall sale next weekend. For donating a $25 gift card raffle prize, I can have my business cards put in their bags. Also, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,823
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Ikea plates and bowls, cups for the big ones. I...

Ikea plates and bowls, cups for the big ones. I use cheap, cheap cups from Walmart with the straw built into the side for water. Everyone has their own color.

I will use paper if I'm feeling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I also have a 3 part interview process, thanks...

I also have a 3 part interview process, thanks you ladies! I do the initial after hours, with parents and child. We do all the businessy stuff then. If I get a good vibe, I invite parent and child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,882
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Me too! I have to say, that every breed can...

Me too!

I have to say, that every breed can be good or bad and it all depends on how they are socialized, raised and ultimately their temperament. The trainers we work with always tell us, they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-11-2011, 07:51 AM
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Views: 1,867
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Car Magnets for Advertising?

I have car magnets on my van advertising my business and will write on the windows with window markers if I have openings. I park my van at the end of my driveway, drive all over town, etc. What if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,882
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I wish I had a house big enough for a Newfi! Or a...

I wish I had a house big enough for a Newfi! Or a Great Pry. They make such wonderful therapy dogs. But what does my Aspie daughter want, a toy poodle. Um, no thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,168
Posted By MG&Lsmom
It depends what you expect from "preschool" at...

It depends what you expect from "preschool" at age 2. If it's like BusyBee said, for social skills and learning to be away from mom, I think 2 is fine. If you're expecting academics to be absorbed,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Question Post Interview Follow Ups?

I had what I thought was a great interview Monday night. I sent mom a follow up email with the references she asked for and said to email or call if she thought of more questions. She's contacted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,882
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Our cat has free reign of the house, but steers...

Our cat has free reign of the house, but steers clear of the dcks and my 2yo. She will lash out if they get too rough so I try to shoo either her or the dcks away. Mostly she sits in the window high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,557
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I feel for you! I really do. Last year I was in...

I feel for you! I really do. Last year I was in the same position, but it was a daycare baby I had and mom wanted me to be more like a nanny. She could have cared less about other children in my care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I think it's bordering on rude. I think some...

I think it's bordering on rude. I think some people just can't understand the line between business & home time, especially when you run the business from home. I grew up with this happening all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By MG&Lsmom
To clarify, DCM found me on her own. My provider...

To clarify, DCM found me on her own. My provider friend did not send her to me. Dcm and I have another mutual friend. Mutual friend told her I got licensed and to call me. Before then, my only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By MG&Lsmom
She's on vacation right now. Last week when both...

She's on vacation right now. Last week when both my current kids gave notice I contacted her to let her know & to ask if she had spots cuz I'd probably be looking for a PT job when school starts. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Wow! That's awful.

Wow! That's awful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Not that I remember. But we've discussed how this...

Not that I remember. But we've discussed how this DCM is a bit much sometimes, so I think she'd be really surprised and more than a little angry. She & another previous dcm turned provider that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By MG&Lsmom
UGH! I Have a Huge Dilemma. I Need Some Guidance

I knew this was coming and I knew what I wanted to do. But when faced with the question, I'm second guessing myself.

I have been doing back up care for a friend, another provider in the next town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,050
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Despite a lot of running around today and a few...

Despite a lot of running around today and a few freak outs by a drop in kiddo, today was a fantastic day. We all had so much fun. I love my 2 yos! And I'm exhausted, but ready for tomorrow. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I feel the same way and hope your situation works...

I feel the same way and hope your situation works out. I'm also looking for a substitute, but our requirements are much stricter here. I have friends and family close by and available, but none of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By MG&Lsmom
When I nanny'd in college, one of my mom's showed...

When I nanny'd in college, one of my mom's showed me how to change a poopy diaper without laying her son down. Since you can rip the sides, you can it it off without pulling down. Then have the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I also think a lot of it is age appropriate. Some...

I also think a lot of it is age appropriate. Some 2s just aren't ready for the structure. When does he turn 3? If he's more like 2.9, I would worry. If it's more like 2.3, then I would do as Blackcat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,866
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I use them as the storage cubbies for the kids...

I use them as the storage cubbies for the kids stuff. I love them. They hang their coats up, but their backpacks & shoes go in the cubbies. My kids have fabric buckets because they have all their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I belong to an organic food co-op and order...

I belong to an organic food co-op and order 1x/month in bulk. I have to attend the delivery and breakdown of all the cases of food though. I'm in charge of daycare with another mom, so I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,730
Posted By MG&Lsmom
I know exactly how you feel! Last week both my...

I know exactly how you feel! Last week both my dcks gave notice. I'm hoping that one returns quickly. She may only be out for a month when DCD's training starts again. The other is a come and go kid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,394
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Not necessarily. I don't do interviews during...

Not necessarily. I don't do interviews during daycare hours and I close at 5. I have an interview tonight at 6pm. I will be rushing my own family through dinner and chances are, there will be dishes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By MG&Lsmom
Keep your fingers crossed... just got an email...

Keep your fingers crossed... just got an email for an interview tomorrow night. I have 2 drop in kiddos this week who's fees will equal one week FT tuition. Will be banking those checks in my super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By MG&Lsmom
You can try posting at www.car-seat.org . Lots of...

You can try posting at www.car-seat.org . Lots of techs there.

If you do go to the PD, make sure you're talking to an actual tech. The PD installed my daughter's infant bucket seat backwards when...
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