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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,806
Posted By mainemomma
Hmm..I would NEVER tell a parent how to bath a...

Hmm..I would NEVER tell a parent how to bath a child. I find this....really absurd. I mean if the kid reeked of urine I would have a heart to heart....but to put it in your policies?! If I was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,789
Posted By mainemomma
I can relate 100%! My boys are 7, 5 and almost...

I can relate 100%! My boys are 7, 5 and almost 2....I have 5 daycare kids ranging from 10 weeks to age 4 - and my husband is military so he is gone ALOT. Military also means no family as we are in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By mainemomma
Hmm for me in both Maine and Alaska I had to...

Hmm for me in both Maine and Alaska I had to contact them directly, fill out the application/paperwork, to get set up to be an approed provider before I could do anything. I personally would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By mainemomma
We are taking our 3 boys camping....since weather...

We are taking our 3 boys camping....since weather in Alaska is always rainy in the summer - we are taking advantage of the awesome weather we have been having and getting outside!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,455
Posted By mainemomma
Train Table ?

Does anyone have one they LOVE and can recommend?? I hate to spend the $ to end up getting a cheap table and or train set that wont hold up to my littles...

This is the one I am leaning the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By mainemomma
Summertime Curriculum?

Was thinking of finding a summertime 'curriculum' for some of my kidos - I have such a wide age group this year was hoping to find a kit with some a bunch of activites and fun stuff geared more for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,056
Posted By mainemomma
THIS!!!! If I had a child in your care and I...

THIS!!!! If I had a child in your care and I found out there was another adult present that didn't have a background check ect I would be upset...Plus she will there there during drop off's/pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,366
Posted By mainemomma
I cloth diaper my son and went insanely overboard...

I cloth diaper my son and went insanely overboard ordering custom cloth wipes :o .....well, it was too much of a pain to make wipes and I switched back to disposable wipes for him so I had all these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By mainemomma
Whoooop whoop! Congrats!

Whoooop whoop! Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,884
Posted By mainemomma
lovethis x 50000000000000000000000

lovethis x 50000000000000000000000
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By mainemomma
Any Other Military Wife Providers?

I have had a license daycare for over 5 years now...My first daycare was in Perry Maine for 4 years, licensed for 12 children with one helper...I currently live in Seward Alaska and am licensed for 8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,134
Posted By mainemomma
Ummm really? Because of WHAT reason do you think...

Ummm really? Because of WHAT reason do you think this???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,998
Posted By mainemomma
OK...going a bit against what everyone else...

OK...going a bit against what everyone else here...I am military mamma and don't have the opportunity to have a break ever...let alone have a family member care for my children..ever...so with that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By mainemomma
Interested to hear some replies to this....I have...

Interested to hear some replies to this....I have a similar situation here with a daycare kid and my own child!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,806
Posted By mainemomma
Is there a dog at home? My son does this but he...

Is there a dog at home? My son does this but he likes to feed his doggies....a little food overboard I wouldn't even give it any attention...but if the child is full on throwing it and laughing I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By mainemomma
I have always done prescription meds with the...

I have always done prescription meds with the proper forms...BUT have never been taken advantaged of like some of you guys....not doing neb treatments at home?? just at daycare?...that's crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,288
Posted By mainemomma
I am 5'6 130lbs.. With my first son who is...

I am 5'6 130lbs..

With my first son who is now 4.5 and skinny skinny I gained 50lbs and he was 9lbs 13oz...ended up with a c-section after 23hrs labor :(

With my second son who is 2.5 I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,236
Posted By mainemomma
I was thinking of doing that too...but with a 3...

I was thinking of doing that too...but with a 3 ring binder and an envelope for each month...have it separated into months and punch all full size bills, meaning electric, fuel, phone, ect ect...and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,432
Posted By mainemomma
I'd be interested...

I'd be interested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,236
Posted By mainemomma
Organizing...

With the new year coming I am looking to be a bit more organized...I have been licensed since April 2010 and I feel I am still learning everyday as to what I can do to make my life easier and run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,591
Posted By mainemomma
Is This Week Over Yet??

Is it ever going to end?! Monday dcg gets dropped off and mom says big sister is home sick...well, i had 2 other parents here so i didn't get a chance to ask what was wrong. About 10 I finially get a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,526
Posted By mainemomma
Christmas Activity

I was just surfing the web and found a few things I thought I would share:

Sugar Christmas Tree Cones 1. Place a sugar cone upside down on a paper plate and cover it with dark green frosting.
2....
Forum: Forms - Uploads 12-09-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,427
Posted By mainemomma
Incident Report Form

This is one for I dont have and want to add it into my forms....I have been filling out an accident report but alot of times its just not the right form...I have an autistic boy that has started with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,429
Posted By mainemomma
OK...gotta ask cause I have never heard of...

OK...gotta ask cause I have never heard of it...what is Scentsy? (sorry if I spelt that wrong lol)
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,033
Posted By mainemomma
Welcome! Glad you found this board!

Welcome! Glad you found this board!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,157
Posted By mainemomma
I have an 11 month old in my care that now pretty...

I have an 11 month old in my care that now pretty much eats as the other kids eats...all finger foods for the most part. She does awesome with them and LOVES her 'groceries' as me and mom calls it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,930
Posted By mainemomma
Do you know where they work? Can you find out if...

Do you know where they work? Can you find out if they are both still working?? I think at this point I would continue as you are and document everything. I hope its not what you are suspecting and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,531
Posted By mainemomma
I am 29, been licensed for less than a year...

I am 29, been licensed for less than a year now...I have a 4 year old, a 2.5 year old and trying for baby #3! I am a coastie wife, and really wanted to stay home with my boys and still be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,137
Posted By mainemomma
Funshine Express Question

So I want to order this for my group of kids for when school starts up, but I'm not sure what to order...

from 7-10:30 am I will have a 9 month old dcg, 18 month old dcg, 20 month dcg and my son...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,878
Posted By mainemomma
Ugh!!!

I am declaring today "whinny Wednesday"

My 4 year old woke up early to do bear baits with dad (5 frickn am!!!!)...my 2 1/2 year old is a super crank pot today...which as you can imagine has just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,573
Posted By mainemomma
Posters & Learning Supplies

I started my unlicensed daycare over a year ago with just 2 kids (the legal amount allowed without a license), got my license a few months back and now have max amount of kids. I didn't expect to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,690
Posted By mainemomma
I have a friend who does graphic design's so I...

I have a friend who does graphic design's so I had her make me up a letterhead that I use on the top of every form, add, ect...

My daycare is called Little Bite's :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,701
Posted By mainemomma
Mom picked up some Desitin and some Bag...

Mom picked up some Desitin and some Bag Balm...baby should be here soon so I am hoping it helped overnight and her bottom is feeling better! Thanks girls :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,701
Posted By mainemomma
Diaper Rash Question

I have two girls in my care that right now that have severe diaper rash. Both have diareah and never have red bottoms so this is something new for them. One is 9 months, the other 14 months. Both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,229
Posted By mainemomma
Food Program Question

Happy Friday afternoon everyone!!

So, I just recieved my first check for the food program ($531.04 wahoo!!!!)..it is $88 dollars less that I was expecting..I am wondering if I messed up on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,449
Posted By mainemomma
Looking for Some Birthday Game Idea's

My son is turning 4 tomorrow and we are having a party with the daycare kido's and a few other guest's. His bday kinda sneaked up on me this year so I decided to do it this way...the same kids would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,850
Posted By mainemomma
Again? UGH!!!

So...after a nice long 4 day break I get all the kido's back...everyone is TIRED AND CRANKY..and the greatest part? 2 have bloodshot eyes. Awesome. Pink eye AGAIN. This will make round #3. *sigh*
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By mainemomma
Wahoo!

I love nap times that go my way!

Today I have:
13 month old dcg
18 month old dcg
2.5 year old boy(my own)
4 year old boy (mine)
4 year old dcb
5 year old dcb
6 year old dcb
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,174
Posted By mainemomma
Diapers & Wipers

SO I have 4 kid's in diapers right now (one that is my own)...I am looking for some ideas as a way to keep them organized? What do you have for a set up for the diapering area? I use a mat on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,171
Posted By mainemomma
IT CAME OFF!!! I am so impressed with the magic...

IT CAME OFF!!! I am so impressed with the magic eraser! I have never used them before but will keep one on hand for sure now! Feeling much better its gone lol Took it right of the drawer AND the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,171
Posted By mainemomma
Well, they are normally up, however I used them...

Well, they are normally up, however I used them the other night to make some child folders, lazily put them in the drawer, instead of downstair's in my office area...totally my fault for them being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,171
Posted By mainemomma
Ahhhhh!!!

So yesterday MY 2.5 year old was standing next to our 'junk' drawer with a blue and red permanent marker in his hands...I quickly took them away and though to myself 'whew that was a close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,135
Posted By mainemomma
Awesome info on the carseat :) What are...

Awesome info on the carseat :)

What are these teething necklace's you guys are talking about? My 2 boys never had an issue with teething, but I have one little girl who is just MISERABLE!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,994
Posted By mainemomma
I don't have any advice....but if it makes you...

I don't have any advice....but if it makes you feel better I have a 6 year old dcb who is autistic and not poop potty trained fully yet...AND IT SMELLS SOOOOOOOOO BAD!!! Do you have any idea how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,168
Posted By mainemomma
I dont think you are out of line AT ALL! If...

I dont think you are out of line AT ALL!

If there is ANY rough housing on my couch's they are off for the day, and get to start over the next day. I only have one boy (my autistic one who would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By mainemomma
Not Sure What to Charge...?

So last school year I watched a little 5 year old who was in the K-4 program and I cared for from 10:15am to 3pm, during which he napped from 1-3. I charged $15.00 a day/$75.00 week. So mom works for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,974
Posted By mainemomma
I like that...One Bite To Be Polite...I am...

I like that...One Bite To Be Polite...I am stealing it!!!

I have a VERY picky 8 year old...however EVERYONE EVEN THE SCHOOL cater's to it...she now does it 'cause she can' and its at this point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,174
Posted By mainemomma
Yes I would love to talk with you! We have come a...

Yes I would love to talk with you! We have come a long way, but this summer brings some new challenges I am not sure how to handle. He had a speech and OT (i think thats what they were called) come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,159
Posted By mainemomma
...the hassle....sorry!

...the hassle....sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,159
Posted By mainemomma
Helpers?

Do any of you guys have helpers in your daycare? I am curious if you dont mind me asking what you pay them..do you claim what you pay them? I can take more kids if I have a helper, but not sure its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,485
Posted By mainemomma
Hi everyone! I am new...from Maine, momma to...

Hi everyone!

I am new...from Maine, momma to a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 1/2 year old boy

I am licensed for up to 12 and currently have:
6 month old
13 month old
4 year old
6 year old
7 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By mainemomma
Food Program...Menu's?

So I JUST got my license and have all my paperwork ready to go to sign up for the food program...I want to do a 5 week rotating menu, but need some ideas! Does anyone by any chance have some menu's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By mainemomma
I am sorry you had a ruff day! <<<<Hugs>>>> ...

I am sorry you had a ruff day! <<<<Hugs>>>>

Tomorrow is a new day...unfortantly not Friday though..have a cold beer (if all the kids have gone home lol) and enjoy your evening!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,739
Posted By mainemomma
Hmm....I would have to say I personally would...

Hmm....I would have to say I personally would take on the challenge..

She and her parents are working on the problem. I myself would ask if it was possible to speak to her dr though - I would want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,739
Posted By mainemomma
Do you have any idea as to why the other daycares...

Do you have any idea as to why the other daycares dropped her? I guess that would be a huge factor in my decision....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,174
Posted By mainemomma
Special Needs Children

New here...sorry if this has been discussed before...

Do any of you care for a special needs child?

I care for a 7 year old autistic boy with a gluten allergy. I have had some problems with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,847
Posted By mainemomma
I can have up to 12, depending on the ages..right...

I can have up to 12, depending on the ages..right now I have:

Durring the Day:
6 month old
13 month old
2 1/2 old (mine)
3 1/2 old (mine)
4 year old

After school:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,667
Posted By mainemomma
Me!! We are stationed in eastport, me (Coast...

Me!! We are stationed in eastport, me (Coast Guard) and I run an inhome licensed daycare :-) It's defeintly been an adventure!!!!!!!!!