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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By mamamanda
I had Thankful Hearts Preschool for a while....

I had Thankful Hearts Preschool for a while. Welcome back!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By mamamanda
Terms for Preschool

What term would you use to describe "preschool" for a 2 year old? Very play based with introduction to basic preschool concepts such as letters, shapes, numbers through games, activities, rhyming,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-01-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By mamamanda
That's what I was thinking. My son doesn't eat...

That's what I was thinking. My son doesn't eat meat (texture thing) so I often serve him yogurt as a substitute, but he never eats more than 4 oz! And usually closer to 2oz. He's almost 4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,424
Posted By mamamanda
Just need to vent today... this is probably my...

Just need to vent today... this is probably my last day doing childcare if all goes according to plan with my sister's new provider. I'm really struggling with this decision as I know it's the right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By mamamanda
Are you doing ok? So scary! Sending prayers your...

Are you doing ok? So scary! Sending prayers your way! Be safe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By mamamanda
We have a local rescue mission here, domestic...

We have a local rescue mission here, domestic violence shelter, women's shelter, etc. They would take them to have on hand for the kids who come through these places. They might give away the nicer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By mamamanda
I always hated child leashes... until my newly 2...

I always hated child leashes... until my newly 2 yo dcb ran away from me at the library & made it all the way to the front door before I caught him. Now I love them! I don't like to use them long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By mamamanda
My own ds stresses me out at times over food. He...

My own ds stresses me out at times over food. He legitimately has spd which is a huge factor in his "pickiness" and certain textures actually make him vomit so it's not just an I don't like it thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By mamamanda
I personally wouldn't give a reason. Just the...

I personally wouldn't give a reason. Just the spot has been filled thank you for your interest. It was a pleasure meeting you sort of thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By mamamanda
It depends on the stage of training for me. My...

It depends on the stage of training for me. My own DD is newly 2 & she tells me when she has to poop & uses the potty consistently. She also pees in the potty several times a day but doesn't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mamamanda
I love it!!!

I love it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By mamamanda
I have one with both reflux & asthma & she...

I have one with both reflux & asthma & she occasionally turns blue when she has an episode. It is very scary. Honestly, if she wasn't my niece I wouldn't want to deal with this. In my case I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By mamamanda
I'd definitely start with the pullups in the DC...

I'd definitely start with the pullups in the DC setting for sanitary reasons, but when he's starting to get it check out the brand "Baby friend" on Amazon. They underwear are thicker & while they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By mamamanda
My son was an odd one in that he basically...

My son was an odd one in that he basically trained himself before his second bday. He started telling me "di-di" for diaper at 14 mo when he was wet or dirty. At 16 mo I just put a potty chair on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By mamamanda
With that additional info I completely understand...

With that additional info I completely understand why you need to work the other babies in. Sounds like she knew this when you started him in March so she has no room to be angry. She doesn't sound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By mamamanda
As for payment, I would do like rosieteddy...

As for payment, I would do like rosieteddy suggested & said a final message only to dcm. Make sure she knows you can't take kids into care w/o payment on Monday.

I guess I'm confused on the issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you all! I will check these out!

Thank you all! I will check these out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By mamamanda
Books on Manners

Anyone have a suggestion for a good picture book on table manners? I really struggle with this group on this topic & would love a book to reiterate in a fun way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,161
Posted By mamamanda
Spaghetti. I personally love it. But my husband &...

Spaghetti. I personally love it. But my husband & both boys can't stand the texture. And my dcks seem to think they need to eat it with their fingers & then smear it all over anything within reach....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By mamamanda
Are you transporting dcks during this time or...

Are you transporting dcks during this time or leaving them with your assistants & just taking your own children?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By mamamanda
I don't understand why this hasn't been made...

I don't understand why this hasn't been made public knowledge before now. The hospital personel told me to no longer use orajel type products for this reason when my second son was like 6 mo old. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By mamamanda
That's so sad to me. They should be there to help...

That's so sad to me. They should be there to help quality providers, licensed or not. Ours here in my area knows I have no intention of becoming licensed primarily b/c I know myself well enough to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By mamamanda
Yes, many of their regs don't make sense to me....

Yes, many of their regs don't make sense to me. Who comes up with the rules anyway? Rules are rules though & I don't understand how so many providers are ok with risking so much for a little money. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By mamamanda
I'm surprised by how different the rules are from...

I'm surprised by how different the rules are from State to state. In my state I am legally able to have 5 dcks without being licensed. My own children do not count in the ratio. And extended family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By mamamanda
I would lean towards terming too for liability...

I would lean towards terming too for liability reasons. Kids that intentionally lie make me very nervous. And mom seems overly controlling. I'm curious, does she happen to be religious? I ask b/c we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By mamamanda
I supply swim suits, but I have quite the...

I supply swim suits, but I have quite the collection which I've gathered from my own children outgrowing them, garage sales, & Goodwill. I don't charge parents, but I don't allow them to go home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By mamamanda
I don't think anyone is going to top that one....

I don't think anyone is going to top that one. :lol::ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you. That makes sense to me. We will see...

Thank you. That makes sense to me. We will see how this plays out. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By mamamanda
I'm trying to picture your group to make the best...

I'm trying to picture your group to make the best suggestions... you're saying 1 young infant, a 22 mo, & 3 kids age 2-4. Am I reading that right? Sounds about like my group. I have different numbers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By mamamanda
I definitely agree with him losing his privacy. I...

I definitely agree with him losing his privacy. I will accompany him from now on. But I'm not instigating the potty training at all. I don't ask if he needs to go & I rarely mention it at all. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By mamamanda
I thought of that but I don't think they could...

I thought of that but I don't think they could find onesies to fit him. He would probably need like a 4t. Most stores I've found only carry up to a 24 mo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By mamamanda
Potty Training Diaper Houdini

What are your steps for working with a kid who is actively potty training? I have a 2 yo dcbs who will be 3 in September. He uses the potty frequently. He can manage his pants just fine, sit himself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
She is on a probiotic daily, but I will...

She is on a probiotic daily, but I will definitely recommend the vitamin c to mom. I'm adding a humidifier beside her crib today as well. I am nervous to diffuse essential oils around her b/c she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
That was seriously so disgusting & so cool all at...

That was seriously so disgusting & so cool all at the same time. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,413
Posted By mamamanda
I have families that are very regular with drop...

I have families that are very regular with drop off/pick up times & I absolutely text if they don't show. Have only had to do that twice I believe. Mom had overslept & was grateful for the wake up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
I do give Tylenol with parental consent. I would...

I do give Tylenol with parental consent. I would be open to vitamin c. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you. Yes her bed is elevated but I hadn't...

Thank you. Yes her bed is elevated but I hadn't thought of a humidifier. Not sure why that hadn't crossed my mind. Thank you for the suggestion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
Just out of curiosity...what do most parents do...

Just out of curiosity...what do most parents do for back up care? This is an ongoing issue for us. The parents neither one have grandparents close or available. It is pretty much mom, dad, & me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mamamanda
Infant Cold

Dcg 9 mo has a head cold. Seems ok other than stuffy nose & occasional cough. But she is breathing through her mouth so she can't suck on her paci which means she isn't sleeping. Dcm said she only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By mamamanda
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By mamamanda
Great suggestions! Thank you.

Great suggestions! Thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By mamamanda
Harsh Tone

I have a dcb who is 2 and a half, will be 3 in Sept. He is very harsh/aggressive in his tone of voice. He yells at other kids, argues with anyone who will engage with him, & cries often. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you for the suggestions! These are all...

Thank you for the suggestions! These are all good. Hoping for a better week!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By mamamanda
Yes thank you to you all!!!

Yes thank you to you all!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By mamamanda
Consequences

So I know I struggle with implementing appropriate consequences. Don't know why I have a hard time with that, but Im never sure which consequence to use. I've been thinking over what blackcat has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By mamamanda
Glad it worked out!

Glad it worked out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mamamanda
Honestly I feel like you're worrying about...

Honestly I feel like you're worrying about something that hasn't even happened yet. She may get pregnant right away or they may have to try for several months. Kids could come or go between now &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mamamanda
How old is dcg? My DD got her ears pierced when...

How old is dcg? My DD got her ears pierced when she was 20 mo. She mentioned them once the night we got it done & nothing after that except the one time I got her shirt caught on them. If she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mamamanda
Everything I've read says babies are capable of...

Everything I've read says babies are capable of sleeping through the night at this point, but some breastfed infants still wake for 1-2 feedings. By 9 mo they should be down to one
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mamamanda
The current recommendation is 1-2 night feedings...

The current recommendation is 1-2 night feedings at this age if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mamamanda
An 8 mo should get 11-12 hours of night sleep &...

An 8 mo should get 11-12 hours of night sleep & 2-3 hours of daytime sleep. He's probably over tired, not under tired. Repeated night waking is honestly a sign of fatigue, dumb as that sounds. My 8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By mamamanda
I think there are definitely pros & cons. It is...

I think there are definitely pros & cons. It is just really hard for me to have multiple infants b/c I thrive on structure & routine & they thrive on spontaneity. :lol:. After 6 mo I think it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By mamamanda
We have a little times plastic boat with cover...

We have a little times plastic boat with cover that I believe was originally a wading pool. We've decided to fill it with corn, "fossils" dinosaurs, & digging toys this year. Also, we are adding a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By mamamanda
That's how we do it here too. We love outside...

That's how we do it here too. We love outside time!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By mamamanda
One bin for each child...good rule of thumb!

One bin for each child...good rule of thumb!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By mamamanda
I just discovered the sleep issue myself! I've...

I just discovered the sleep issue myself! I've posted so much about my niece who cries constantly & has since Christmas. I posted for help on creating a schedule for her & got a lot of good tips....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By mamamanda
Warm Weather/Less Toys

Now that the weather is turning warm here happyface my program will move to being primarily outdoors. We even eat & do our crafts outside most days. We have about an hour of indoor play time every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By mamamanda
Great ideas everyone! Thanks!! So many decisions...

Great ideas everyone! Thanks!! So many decisions now. :lol: The dinosaur idea got me thinking about what other toys might go w/a sensory box theme...I'm picturing a construction theme, a fossil site,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By mamamanda
Outdoor Sensory Box

I have 3 sand boxes & I'm trying to figure out what to fill them with. Obviously sand in one. Maybe corn? Any idea on what kind of sealant or something to use to keep it from molding? What else could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By mamamanda
Great ideas! Thank you!

Great ideas! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By mamamanda
That's the problem I'm running into. It's hard to...

That's the problem I'm running into. It's hard to come up with stuff to hold their attention but age appropriate this young. Most of our day is free play style & they all play together. With the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By mamamanda
Independent Activities

So... independent activities that can be taken out one at a time, used on a mat, & put away when done... I'm thinking of a nature box, a music box, some sort of creative box...what other activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mamamanda
https://yourkidstable.com/how-to-handle-hyperactiv...

https://yourkidstable.com/how-to-handle-hyperactive-child/

https://yourkidstable.com/sensory-red-flags/

https://yourkidstable.com/sensory-strategies-wild-kids/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mamamanda
I'll try to find you some links. Anything heavy...

I'll try to find you some links. Anything heavy like a weighted vest or weighted lap blanket can be calming to a child like this. Heavy work is pretty much what it sounds like. Anything that requires...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mamamanda
The 17 mo sounds like she is extremely sensory...

The 17 mo sounds like she is extremely sensory seeking. All of those behaviors you mentioned are sensory seeking behaviors. Have you tried any heavy work with her?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By mamamanda
Is mom or dad small? My children have all been...

Is mom or dad small? My children have all been small to the point of Dr asking for extra weight checks but it is just genetics. They have all been around 18-21 lbs at 2 years old. I still struggle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By mamamanda
She goes to bed between 7:30 & 8. That would make...

She goes to bed between 7:30 & 8. That would make sense actually if she's wanting mommy & me time.

Mom just told me today that at home she is typically awake for about 3-4 hours before napping &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By mamamanda
Implementing Infant Schedule

Infant is 8 mo & very inconsistent with daily routine. She comes M-F 6:30-4:30. Mom says she doesn't sleep well at home. Sometimes sleeps all night w/2 quick feedings, sometimes up every 45min to an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By mamamanda
He is 2. Will be 3 this summer.

He is 2. Will be 3 this summer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By mamamanda
See, I had this thought. I should have told her...

See, I had this thought. I should have told her when he was prepared for the day I'd be happy to keep him. Honestly though, I stood there dumbfounded like I was trying to process what she'd just said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By mamamanda
Thanks Michael!

Thanks Michael!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By mamamanda
I would definitely change all pick up times to...

I would definitely change all pick up times to 3:00. That's going to get old real quick, especially if you're adding days. I would possibly offer a very small discount due to the change in schedule,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By mamamanda
SA Activities

Those of you who do SA care, what types of activities do you find keep your kids entertained? My own 6 yo is struggling. He needs to be challenged in some way most of the time or he just bounces off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By mamamanda
No Diaper

Ever had a kid come in without a diaper b/c they refused to let mom put it on? Yep...every time I think I've seen it all. :lol:

Me to dcb: lay down so I can put this diaper on you. Dcb says "k" &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By mamamanda
Don't know if I should give them each a smaller...

Don't know if I should give them each a smaller area or have them work together in a slightly larger area.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By mamamanda
Flower Beds

I don't have space for a garden this year, but I'd love to put in a couple small flower beds that the kids could tend to. What kind of rules/routine do you have with the kids & gardening? I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By mamamanda
Eric Carle's From Head to Toe...we mimic the...

Eric Carle's From Head to Toe...we mimic the animals from the book all. Day. Long. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By mamamanda
It's a crazy feeling, isn't it! Good thing we...

It's a crazy feeling, isn't it! Good thing we child care providers are made of tough skin. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you for that.

Thank you for that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By mamamanda
What a morning

So as I'm walking ds into school this morning, holding dcb 2's hand & carrying infant car seat on my other arm...dcb decides he doesn't want to hold my hand...in a parking lot full of cars coming &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By mamamanda
Would he interact with his name in a different...

Would he interact with his name in a different way, like you could write it fairly large across the paper & have him sticker over it with small stickers following the shapes of the letters? Or maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By mamamanda
Yes, there's no way on Earth I would deal with...

Yes, there's no way on Earth I would deal with this for anyone else. But my sister & I are really close. Like twins kind of close. We can be miles apart & get a toothache or stomach ache at the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By mamamanda
Yes she cries equally both places. She's been at...

Yes she cries equally both places. She's been at the children's hospital for testing twice in the last week. She is on zantac & also just started asthma meds a week ago. They actually seem to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By mamamanda
I guess I'm just looking for what "excessive"...

I guess I'm just looking for what "excessive" means. If she cries for half an hour...2 hours...half a day. At what point do I make the call? My nerves are fried pretty quickly at this point so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By mamamanda
No, its not b/c they just hold her. Mom's very...

No, its not b/c they just hold her. Mom's very open to my suggestions. She's just been sick A LOT. She's currently being treated for asthma & reflux. She's had croup once each month for 4 months....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,637
Posted By mamamanda
I'm pretty sure black cats comments were of a...

I'm pretty sure black cats comments were of a satirical nature. I'm also pretty sure I would never be comfortable leaving my children with someone who appears to be so angry over something as simple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,637
Posted By mamamanda
Anyone else notice it's always an unregistered...

Anyone else notice it's always an unregistered poster that wants to get snarky with other providers? Just noticing...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By mamamanda
Cry Policy

If you have a specific policy on crying, would you mind sharing how it's worded? I have a little one who sometimes cries 7 hrs out of the day. I have cared for her anyway b/c she is my niece, but I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By mamamanda
I didn't b/c my son just went through this 2...

I didn't b/c my son just went through this 2 weeks ago and he responded the same way. We even took him back and got the "shot" version of antibiotic 2 days after starting antibiotics by mouth and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By mamamanda
Different Play Zones

Kind of thinking out loud here...we visited a children's museum recently & I was very inspired by their play area for birth-5 years. I immediately said to my husband, "This is exactly what I want my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By mamamanda
Thank you everyone. You've made me feel a little...

Thank you everyone. You've made me feel a little better about things. This strep is really kicking my butt. I start to feel better & then the fever returns. I'm closed again today. My throat hurts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By mamamanda
Closing for My Own Sickness

Had an interesting situation yesterday. I was diagnosed with strep throat early in the morning. I happened to not have any dcks due to spring break which was a blessing. Dr said I should feel better...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-02-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By mamamanda
Catherder, I seriously love your meal ideas. I...

Catherder, I seriously love your meal ideas. I still have your thread with the weekly menus posted bookmarked on my phone and I reference it regularly when meal planning for both my daycare and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mamamanda
That's 3 months notice. You can definitely change...

That's 3 months notice. You can definitely change plans without feeling bad at all. You know they wouldn't think twice about changing on you:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By mamamanda
I feel your pain! Literally. :hug: My own 2 boys...

I feel your pain! Literally. :hug: My own 2 boys have spd which affects their eating greatly and some of my dcks have some health challenges of their own so we are fairly limited here as well. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By mamamanda
Calm Down Spot

I'm struggling with how to create a nice calm down spot in my living room. I used to use my son's bedroom as a play room & I built an awesome calm area into one of the closets. It was complete with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By mamamanda
I wouldn't say you're not home. I would just...

I wouldn't say you're not home. I would just address it & say that anything left at daycare will have to be picked up the next day as this is your time with your family. Im pretty sure they wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By mamamanda
If it's in your contract I would still close....

If it's in your contract I would still close. Getting sick was outside of your control & I think you were right in not charging them for that week, but I don't think it should have any effect on good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By mamamanda
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mamamanda
Ok good. I have been sitting in the room for up...

Ok good. I have been sitting in the room for up to an hour some days & it's draining me. I want to just lay them down with clear expectations & give a consequence if they get up so I can straighten...
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