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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By Lianne
Help Set Up/Arrange This Home Daycare

You have:
*Three rooms on the main level. Two are average size and can be used as one large space or two average sized spaces. The third room is quite small and a separate room.

*The basement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Lianne
Last year I made a batch of salt dough and had...

Last year I made a batch of salt dough and had the kids make a rounded mound with it, basically. They then stuck these mini bells in Christmas colours in the mound of dough and then pressed a votive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Lianne
As ugly as they are, I wear crocs all the time....

As ugly as they are, I wear crocs all the time. Even out in public. I had painful feet for years, tried lots of things before someone suggested crocs. They solved my foot pain immediately and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lianne
Monday:Waffles with fruit, yogurt and boiled eggs...

Monday:Waffles with fruit, yogurt and boiled eggs

Tuesday: Stirfry w/sausage, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, snow peas & peppers over basmati rice.

Wednesday: Roast beef,...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-25-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,873
Posted By Lianne
I read a lot. I complete a book every day to two...

I read a lot. I complete a book every day to two days but I haven't read anything in awhile that I absolutely loved. I've read several that were pretty good or mediocre but none that made me stay up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Lianne
I foster cats and kittens for the SPCA and the...

I foster cats and kittens for the SPCA and the kids help feed them and play with them which acclimates the cat to children and makes them more appealing to potential families

Starting at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By Lianne
On Monday when everyone was back and we started...

On Monday when everyone was back and we started back into routine I did a quick circle time, spur of the moment, about eating healthy and choosing good food. I told them we all needed to eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By Lianne
Create a pick up time bucket. Use a tote/bucket...

Create a pick up time bucket. Use a tote/bucket of your choosing and add a few toys or activities that are quick to tidy up. Keep those activities in the bucket and bring it out only at pick up time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By Lianne
I have a set of wooden (salad) bowls and some old...

I have a set of wooden (salad) bowls and some old wicker baskets in my playhouse. They get used everyday for collecting leaves, stones, flowers and other treasures.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,917
Posted By Lianne
http://www.pinterest.com/lianne74/ I love...

http://www.pinterest.com/lianne74/

I love Pinterest
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By Lianne
For me, 4-5 days OR a varying schedule a week is...

For me, 4-5 days OR a varying schedule a week is full time. 2-3 set days is part time. I don't do half days

Around here lots of people work retail or unusual shifts so people need care just a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By Lianne
I try to change it up a bit between holidays but...

I try to change it up a bit between holidays but I do repeat some crafts each year. Last year we did confetti eggs, a paper egg with small bits of various colours of paper (think home made confetti)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,034
Posted By Lianne
Start billing her. For every phone call or text...

Start billing her. For every phone call or text she sends after hours it's $10. If she requires you to return her call/text, it's $15. Whatever the cost, make it hurt their wallet so she stops.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By Lianne
The other day I took in a foster cat and her two...

The other day I took in a foster cat and her two newborn kittens. The kids and I were visiting with the cat/kittens and talked about and even watched the mother cat nursing her babies. The next day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By Lianne
Pinterest addict here ...

Pinterest addict here

http://www.pinterest.com/lianne74/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,268
Posted By Lianne
Up until I switched my toys around after...

Up until I switched my toys around after Christmas, no one usually played with the Duplo or large lego blocks either. I have the large lego out right now and they've just started building with it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,268
Posted By Lianne
I have a rubbermaid tote filled with waffle...

I have a rubbermaid tote filled with waffle blocks but the kids won't play with them. I've tried them with different groups of kids in different age ranges and no one has shown any interest.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,427
Posted By Lianne
Pick their noses, play with their penises, spit,...

Pick their noses, play with their penises, spit, kick, growl at any pleasantries sent their way.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,850
Posted By Lianne
I'm a small home daycare. Five kids max at a...

I'm a small home daycare. Five kids max at a time. I provide all food so I don't have to deal with forgotten lunches or having what I consider garbage food sent in. Plus, I prefer that the kids all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,626
Posted By Lianne
They won't. They'll accept it because their hands...

They won't. They'll accept it because their hands will be tied somehow

Just before Christmas my friend's 7yr old was kicking kindergarteners at school. She was hoofing them over and over while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,857
Posted By Lianne
I have a group of 12 or so other providers who I...

I have a group of 12 or so other providers who I chat on and off with all day on Facebook. We met on a private board where we all operate similarly, taking no fluff and working in reality instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By Lianne
Most of my themes are connected to the holidays,...

Most of my themes are connected to the holidays, season or weather within that month. November tends to be the one month in the year that I can do random themes and I just pick which ones I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Lianne
See, I've come to expect nothing of parents...

See, I've come to expect nothing of parents because they rarely follow through and I can't be sure they are or aren't. I have to trust what they tell me and, well, parents lie. They tell me what they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By Lianne
I'd love a child sized couch but I'd also need...

I'd love a child sized couch but I'd also need the space for it. I'd love to build a loft but I doubt I will (or should, I rent my home).

Realistically, I want a couple sets of those large plastic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By Lianne
I've been running my home daycare for over seven...

I've been running my home daycare for over seven years now and I have no children of my own. Everyone I've met has been pleasantly surprised. In the interview, let them know of the benefits of my not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Lianne
Mine are getting a board book with the Jingle...

Mine are getting a board book with the Jingle Bells song/story and a sock monkey that a fellow daycare provider makes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Lianne
I don't mind giving meds and I have permission...

I don't mind giving meds and I have permission and am allowed to do so but I have none on hand suitable for her age. I'll ask mom to pick some up and leave it here for tomorrow though.

I'll try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Lianne
Helping To Break Up Phlegm?

I have a 3yr old with a typical chest cold. She stayed home Friday and is feeling fine but now her coughing is being productive and starting to break up the phlegm. She could get the whole "spit it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Lianne
I get a hankering for Poptarts about once a year....

I get a hankering for Poptarts about once a year. Like you, they're usually on sale and I think, "Why not?" I usually eat them as a snack but the result is the same as you had, even later in the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By Lianne
So, how do the kids use their hands in mittens...

So, how do the kids use their hands in mittens like BC posted or when wearing thick socks over thick mittens. Mine have enough trouble bending their fingers to grasp a shovel or whatever in regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,942
Posted By Lianne
I have gone above and beyond in many ways, some...

I have gone above and beyond in many ways, some listed above and in also in other ways that I can't think of at the moment. Sometimes it's come back to bite me in the ass and sometimes it doesn't. On...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Lianne
Want To Drive A Kid Crazy?

Give a sock obsessed 2yr old a pair of baby legs (aka leg warmers) and walk away.

I howled for a good half hour watching her put one on her foot, push her foot through and straight out the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By Lianne
I do have Santa hats in the dress up box but the...

I do have Santa hats in the dress up box but the dollar store sells elf hats. I should grab a couple. Might grab some stockings for them to fill with the regular playroom toys.

Snow globes would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By Lianne
Need Some Christmas Themed Toy Ideas

Either simple DIY or ideas to look for in the store (keep in mind I'm in Canada and have no credit card for online shopping.)

I have lots of activities - file folder games, popsicle stick puzzles,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By Lianne
Rice from the Rice Table

Can coloured rice (food colouring & vinegar) be stored in an air tight container to use another time or will it go moldy/rotten?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By Lianne
All my baking is given as gifts. I live on my own...

All my baking is given as gifts. I live on my own and don't entertain. I'm keeping it simple this year. I'm making:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74661306294014012/
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,869
Posted By Lianne
Kirkland wipes from Costco. Huggies are a second...

Kirkland wipes from Costco. Huggies are a second choice but a disappointing one. I abhor Pampers and most other store brand wipes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By Lianne
Kids books - dollar store, thrift stores, mom2mom...

Kids books - dollar store, thrift stores, mom2mom sales local buy & sell groups on FB, garage sales.

Adult books - I don't buy them. I use the library. I hate spending money on a book I'll read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
Posted By Lianne
Ha. I have a couple of those kids in care right...

Ha. I have a couple of those kids in care right now. I always seem to have at least one. I *hate* being stared at so I'm always telling them to go find something to do. In my head I'm yelling "Stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Lianne
We clean up together before I get lunch dished...

We clean up together before I get lunch dished up. If lunch needs more then 10mins prep, I do whatever is needed before we tidy up. Once the toys are tidied, the older toddlers (2+) that I can trust,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,538
Posted By Lianne
I'm feeling grinchy too and guilty for it. I find...

I'm feeling grinchy too and guilty for it. I find holidays so over the top these days that I hate adding to the chaos, sugar crashes and miserable hangover the next day. I'm planning to paint...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,168
Posted By Lianne
I'll be open. I can't afford to close since...

I'll be open. I can't afford to close since parents don't pay if I'm not available for care. I do have the 24th-26th and the 31st/1st off w/ pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,435
Posted By Lianne
It depends on the cost and how much notice I can...

It depends on the cost and how much notice I can give parents. If it's less than $5/kid I usually pay for it but if it's more than that then I have the parents pay. I almost always give two weeks'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,615
Posted By Lianne
I had a sandbox but hated letting the kids play...

I had a sandbox but hated letting the kids play in it because of the mess they dragged inside despite my best efforts not to. Plus, my sand would get damp and go moldy even with a lid on the sandbox....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By Lianne
I'm mean, I admit it. Children are allowed to...

I'm mean, I admit it. Children are allowed to repeat themselves three times (I love you, calling my name, etc.) and then they're asked to stop and are redirected. Same with "why" type questions. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,309
Posted By Lianne
In order for her to receive her refund, draw up a...

In order for her to receive her refund, draw up a document for her to sign acknowledging the returnn of the $95 deposit, that she terminated with XX amount of notice which you accept and that she...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 09-29-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,604
Posted By Lianne
I like the simplicity of the toys and space but I...

I like the simplicity of the toys and space but I don't agree with all of the philosophies, or even most. There are some philosophies I do agree with but just cannot seem to implement AND keep my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By Lianne
No kids of my own.

No kids of my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Lianne
I have a music tree outside. It's not loud or...

I have a music tree outside. It's not loud or annoying at all and I live in the suburbs with neighbours just a few feet away
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Lianne
That's really cute. I got a used crib mattress...

That's really cute. I got a used crib mattress last night and will go searching for throw pillows or something to make it look like a daybed when done. I do like the idea of the leaf canopy so I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,637
Posted By Lianne
Ideally: Wake up at 5;30 with a smile on my face...

Ideally: Wake up at 5;30 with a smile on my face and lots of energy. Let the dog out, feed kittens, scoop litter boxes, shower, make my bed, get dressed, do my hair (brush it and toss some mousse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,289
Posted By Lianne
This is the one I have. My problem with it, as...

This is the one I have. My problem with it, as the only adult with a young group (12mos-3yrs), was that in order to lead the children I had to be in the front and that meant having my back to them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,289
Posted By Lianne
I'm IN Canada! Ontario, actually, lol. Where are...

I'm IN Canada! Ontario, actually, lol. Where are you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Lianne
I think sending her a message is a good idea....

I think sending her a message is a good idea. Just ask how the baby is doing, apologize again and maybe tell her how you plan to prevent it from happening again (as best as you can prevent a bite)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,289
Posted By Lianne
I have one of these that I've been trying to give...

I have one of these that I've been trying to give away but none seems to want it. It just didn't work for my group of kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Lianne
I got one of these (used) last month and screwed...

I got one of these (used) last month and screwed it to the fence in the backyard over our dinosaur jungle dirt pile. I won't be able to bring that one inside but I'll keep my eye out for another one....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Lianne
A crib mattress is perfect and I bet I can find...

A crib mattress is perfect and I bet I can find one for free on a local recycle site. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Lianne
Ideas For This Space?

I have a small space in my living room that I want to turn into a cozy nook. I plan to use it for transition times, while prepping lunch or during pick ups, with books and puzzles and the small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,232
Posted By Lianne
I was a nanny for almost 14 years before opening...

I was a nanny for almost 14 years before opening my home daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Lianne
My play area is pretty small, which will horrify...

My play area is pretty small, which will horrify some, I'm sure. My living room is 10x9 and the playroom (former bedroom right off the living room) is 9x8. Yesterday I switched things around and put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Lianne
Changing Things Up

Around the start of each new school year, I get the itch to change my playroom around completely. I'm already starting to get the itch but I'm still in the mulling it over stage. My group this fall,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,947
Posted By Lianne
I keep them on bookshelves where the kids can't...

I keep them on bookshelves where the kids can't access them. I keep a bucket in the play area filled with 10-15 books and rotate them every week or two.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Lianne
For me it would depend on my (the family's) need...

For me it would depend on my (the family's) need for the money. Am I trying to scrape enough together to pay the mortgage/rent or buy groceries? Then yes, the money would go for that, to help cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By Lianne
I bring my cell phone and the kids, maybe a box...

I bring my cell phone and the kids, maybe a box of kleenex if we have runny noses. The kids are welcome to bring any sand toys that they can carry. I keep a basket of them in my garage the kids can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Lianne
My space is too small for centers. I have a...

My space is too small for centers. I have a kitchen, a train table, a small toy box of hats and an 8 cube by 2 cube shelf. Bins of toys go in the cubes and a puzzle or two or something similar sits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By Lianne
I wish I was handy! I have so many projects I'd...

I wish I was handy! I have so many projects I'd love to do/have for the daycare but I'm so not handy. I broke a friend's drillbit in an old tree the other day. I've bugged the one friend I have who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Lianne
I've over reacted and I've then apologized to the...

I've over reacted and I've then apologized to the children I over reacted with. Helps the kids realize I'm human and struggle with frustration, too. Also teaches them to apologize. Don't be too hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By Lianne
I have three window units in my small 800sq ft...

I have three window units in my small 800sq ft house but I don't have them all running at the same time. I try and rotate which one is on to give the others a break. One of the units is a portable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By Lianne
I try to use a lot of recyclable materials for...

I try to use a lot of recyclable materials for crafts. I have a young group like you and we've painted cans then glued streamers from them and hung them up outside. We've painted rocks. We've used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,185
Posted By Lianne
I use the plastic links that they sell with baby...

I use the plastic links that they sell with baby toys. I attach several together and then attach an end to the stroller or wagon. The kid holds the link on the end. This way, they aren't tripping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lianne
Thanks! I put a couple bowls of coffee grounds...

Thanks! I put a couple bowls of coffee grounds out in the room last night and there's already been a huge difference this today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lianne
Two of my own adult cats are indoor/outdoor cats...

Two of my own adult cats are indoor/outdoor cats and do their business outside but will use the litter boxes if they're inside. I don't usually have this many fosters but the SPCA is overwhelmed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lianne
Hmm, I've never heard of Odoban. I'm in Canada so...

Hmm, I've never heard of Odoban. I'm in Canada so we don't always have access to all the products the US has but I'll definitely see if I can find it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lianne
Air Neutralizer?

I'm looking for something (home made or purchased) that pulls smells out of the air, as in, breaks down the yucky smells and neutralizes the air in the home. With all the kitten fostering I do, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,525
Posted By Lianne
I only ever have 5 in care at a time but I don't...

I only ever have 5 in care at a time but I don't own a vehicle. We get around town on the city bus. I carry the youngest (18mos) in a wrap on my back, push three in the sit and stand (2.5yrs standing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By Lianne
I use the three drawer plastic units like these ...

I use the three drawer plastic units like these
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,472
Posted By Lianne
I don't use powder with every diaper change but I...

I don't use powder with every diaper change but I use it in exactly the situation you described.

eta I use cornstarch baby powder
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By Lianne
Depends on the day and my mood. I usually eat my...

Depends on the day and my mood. I usually eat my lunch, have the tv on, surf online or read a book. If I feel like it I'll clean something or work outside in the front garden (naproom window is right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,195
Posted By Lianne
I couldn't quite picture it until I saw the...

I couldn't quite picture it until I saw the pictures. How cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,195
Posted By Lianne
I'd love to see a photo!

I'd love to see a photo!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,817
Posted By Lianne
Don't judge me but I spooned what was left of the...

Don't judge me but I spooned what was left of the kids' fruit salad from their bowls back into the serving bowl at lunch. They ate some but left a lot and fruit if expensive! I'll serve it to them...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-15-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,846
Posted By Lianne
Muffins, etc?

I'm looking for some new muffin, bread or cookie ideas and recipes. I've been baking most of our snacks but we're all bored with my repertoire. The usuals for muffins and breads are banana with &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By Lianne
Usually no but in the situation you described, I...

Usually no but in the situation you described, I would have allowed a phone call, too. To be honest, I'd be proud of the kid for their willingness to share their problems with their parent, to seek...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,684
Posted By Lianne
I don't smoke but I grew up with a father and...

I don't smoke but I grew up with a father and then a stepfather who smoked. I wouldn't leave my child with a daycare provider who smoked but I would leave my child, on an occasional basis, with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,772
Posted By Lianne
I lurve Pinterest! ...

I lurve Pinterest!

http://pinterest.com/lianne74/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,093
Posted By Lianne
Normally I wouldn't bat an eye at this but...

Normally I wouldn't bat an eye at this but considering what you just went through, I'd suggest calling your licensor just to make sure all your Ts are crossed. Since you've recently been on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By Lianne
I decided this morning that I needed an adventure...

I decided this morning that I needed an adventure this weekend so I'm hopping in the car as soon as the kids are gone and heading to Ottawa, 6hrs away. I'm actually stopping in Kingston tonight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,413
Posted By Lianne
I use the plastic 3-drawer units. I use crib...

I use the plastic 3-drawer units. I use crib pillows instead of regular pillows and one blanket and a pillow fits in each drawer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By Lianne
This seems like a hot button for you. The kids in...

This seems like a hot button for you. The kids in my care learn to not go up slides in public because I enforce the rule when we're outside of my yard. It only takes a couple times of reminding them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By Lianne
There are physical and cognitive benefits to...

There are physical and cognitive benefits to climbing up slides. It uses different muscles, different climbing skills, etc.

In my backyard the children can go up or down the slides as the choose....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By Lianne
I don't provide back up care. It's a parent's...

I don't provide back up care. It's a parent's responsibility to make alternate arrangements if I have to close for any reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,145
Posted By Lianne
They watch tv while I do the last bit of lunch...

They watch tv while I do the last bit of lunch prep and we watch it at the end of the day for 15-20mins but I'm not opposed to turning it on more often if I feel like it. There aren't any shows I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By Lianne
We use my living room and the bedroom attached to...

We use my living room and the bedroom attached to the living room for playing but the toys are kept in the bedroom/playroom. I sit on the floor where I can reach the shelves, the toy kitchen and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,315
Posted By Lianne
I give them a gift for Christmas and what I give...

I give them a gift for Christmas and what I give depends on my financial ability. I've done $10 gifts a few times but usually try to keep it to $5-7/kid. This year I made them all Christmas scented...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,512
Posted By Lianne
Hoarders I'm really enjoying a couple new...

Hoarders

I'm really enjoying a couple new series this seaon. Cracked and Elementary are the titles and I try to catch them each week but am not upset if I don't. I also like the CSIs, Law & Order,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lianne
I had left over baked chicken in BBQ sauce and...

I had left over baked chicken in BBQ sauce and rice. I didn't even bother steaming vegetables, lol. We've got the storm heading here, too. Last one, a few weeks ago, shut our city down and tonight's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Lianne
I've been here for years and still don't have...

I've been here for years and still don't have enough posts to join the private forum. Guess I'm not as chatty as I thought, lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Lianne
We had HM chicken noodle soup with toast

We had HM chicken noodle soup with toast
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By Lianne
Home daycare was always my dream job. I didn't...

Home daycare was always my dream job. I didn't think it was attainable as a single person with no other income to support myself but I've managed for 6 years now and I still love what I do. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,902
Posted By Lianne
I'm 38, started home daycare just before I turned...

I'm 38, started home daycare just before I turned 32 and had worked as a nanny full time from 18yrs til I opened my daycare.
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