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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By momma4many
Today Is My Last Day Of Daycare!

And it's bittersweet. Everything happened really fast. Two of my kids dropped (same family) due to one parent losing their job, another is moving out of state, the other were state pay and lost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,343
Posted By momma4many
:lol::lol::lol: Love it! So true!!!! My dh...

:lol::lol::lol:

Love it! So true!!!! My dh said the same thing when he came home tonight and I told him what happened. He said, "What you think is b*tchy, everyone else thinks of as you FINALLY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,343
Posted By momma4many
Thanks!! I am liking it....I feel relieved! No...

Thanks!! I am liking it....I feel relieved! No more Mrs. Pushover! Take it or leave...with your kids...LOL!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,343
Posted By momma4many
I've Turned into the "B" Word

Rymes with witch...lol! Just this morning, I made a parent cry by telling her that her child WILL NOT be allowed to come back if they keep hurting others, told another mom NO to about 10 rediculous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,053
Posted By momma4many
Wow, I was literally just going to type this same...

Wow, I was literally just going to type this same thing, OP! I have been putting out resumes and filling out applications for a few days now. I have to make consistent money, my family is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,397
Posted By momma4many
Is this Normal??

I have a 16 mo old who is hitting everyone including himself. Is this typical? When he is upset or tired, he has started slapping me or other kids or himself and saying "NO!". Anyone have insight?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,746
Posted By momma4many
Yep, we do a "sign of the week". The kids all...

Yep, we do a "sign of the week". The kids all like it and the parents seem to as well. The kids don't know enough signs for it to replace talking by any means and some parents feel it's beneficial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,398
Posted By momma4many
They came to get him, but are now saying he is...

They came to get him, but are now saying he is acting totally normal and think I "over reacted" and shouldn't have called to send him home :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,822
Posted By momma4many
Exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for the good...

Exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for the good reminder :eek: That had to be hurting the poor little guy all night!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,440
Posted By momma4many
I see where your feeling a little conflicted...

I see where your feeling a little conflicted here, I probably would too. That being said, I would want to charge her. If they were home with their kids for the weekend and were invited to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,834
Posted By momma4many
Hey Nan, Would you send me the link to your...

Hey Nan,
Would you send me the link to your consulting site? Just in case I ever need it ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,218
Posted By momma4many
That's funny you posted this. I was just...

That's funny you posted this. I was just thinking this a.m. how my dck are always late on Mon. I don't get this b/c that means their parents are late to work every Monday.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,296
Posted By momma4many
Good for you. I think all it usually takes is...

Good for you. I think all it usually takes is one parent to push your button for the last time :( Three months is PLENTY of notice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,834
Posted By momma4many
ITA!!! I crochet almost every day at nap time...

ITA!!! I crochet almost every day at nap time after I get my "stuff" done. Ya know, food prep, paperwork, checking up on threads at daycare.com....;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,296
Posted By momma4many
I think people will take what and when they can. ...

I think people will take what and when they can. Don't feel bad about it, that's just her not wanting to take responsibility. I wouldn't give it a second thought. If you don't take care of YOU,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By momma4many
I love this blog!!! I found a few other really...

I love this blog!!! I found a few other really good ones on his blogroll too. Thanks for posting this :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,051
Posted By momma4many
Exactly my thoughts :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Exactly my thoughts :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,196
Posted By momma4many
I agree with some of the previous posters. Never...

I agree with some of the previous posters. Never have, never will reward for expected behavior. Even cleaning your place off from the table is expected, not exceptional. My own kids used to say,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By momma4many
Congrats!!! :Sunny::Sunny:

Congrats!!! :Sunny::Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,431
Posted By momma4many
:lol::lol: Mine have the "Monday meltdowns"...

:lol::lol: Mine have the "Monday meltdowns" every week....gotta love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,080
Posted By momma4many
Wow. Hello issues! Did you enroll her child?? ...

Wow. Hello issues! Did you enroll her child?? Seems like a REALLY bad situation waiting to happen there. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By momma4many
For those of you who have done this, did you...

For those of you who have done this, did you charge the same amount? Why or why not? I have been thinking of doing 2nd shift as well. I get a lot of calls for care outside of my 7-5:30 schedule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By momma4many
Thanks ladies :) I appreciate the imput. Guess...

Thanks ladies :) I appreciate the imput. Guess I was taken back b/c I have not seen a kid so young do this, but hey, they are all different, right? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By momma4many
Spitting Food

Anyone have advice on a 14 mo who spits out darn near everything I give him? Some things I can put on his tray so he can pick up, but there are other things that need a spoon....well, that all gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,523
Posted By momma4many
Oh, I love this topic! I am a very new provider,...

Oh, I love this topic! I am a very new provider, so I am anxiously awaiting posts to this one ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By momma4many
Did they sign a contract? Have they been paying...

Did they sign a contract? Have they been paying to keep her spot? I don't think I would txt that to him, but then again I don't txt anything to my dc families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,735
Posted By momma4many
My kids and I just watched this the other day! I...

My kids and I just watched this the other day! I was laughing so hard at the part you mentioned with the crazy mom wanting to drop off early and pick up late! I also loved the part later in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By momma4many
Also, thank you everyone for the encouragement...

Also, thank you everyone for the encouragement and positive responses to me working towards my BA!! I appreciate it:D:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By momma4many
This is what I was concerned about, that they...

This is what I was concerned about, that they would be hesitant b/c they wonder if I will be quitting soon.


Expectations. Yes, that is a good way to put it. The one mother who knew about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By momma4many
Should I let it be Known to Prospective Families?

I have been going back and forth deciding if I should let prospective clients or even current clients know that I am working towards my BA in psych with a minor in child development? The reason I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,769
Posted By momma4many
Just curious Nan, but what is your reason for...

Just curious Nan, but what is your reason for providing shoes? I don't know if you already said, but I was trying to decide if this is something I should look into doing in the future. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,705
Posted By momma4many
Thanks Nannyde. This is what I was looking for. ...

Thanks Nannyde. This is what I was looking for. I will see how the parents react to a much firmer discussion on the subject. It seems like I am getting A LOT of kids that are doing these things. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,705
Posted By momma4many
It is happening when I am putting is shoes on,...

It is happening when I am putting is shoes on, changing diaper or is otherwise in close enough proximity to hit or kick. Today it was when I picked him up after nap as well. I thought at first it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,705
Posted By momma4many
15 Mo Slapping, Kicking

How do you all handle a 15 month old who does not hit other kids, but hits you? He is very polite with other children, however he has started hitting and kicking me hard enough to knock my glasses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,769
Posted By momma4many
Do You Supply...

Called a provider who just moved to my town the other day to see what her rates were. She is advertising all over town, and so I was curious. Here's the deal, I cannot see how she is making any $$,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By momma4many
Thanks for the input ladies! I was thinking this...

Thanks for the input ladies! I was thinking this was just not going to work every day, so glad to hear you all don't give a minute by minute update either. I sure am learning a lot as I go! Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By momma4many
Akward Drop Off/Pic Up Time...

Just wondering if any of you feel akward at times when parents drop off/pick up?

I have parents who want a play by play of their child's day, which I don't always have time for, but try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By momma4many
I looked it up once b/c of similar concern, and I...

I looked it up once b/c of similar concern, and I think its about 14 days, but dont quote me on that. Sorry your having to deal w/ this! Hope you all skate clear of it. Strep is nasty!:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By momma4many
QUOTE=nannyde;118603]Unfortunately you may have...

QUOTE=nannyde;118603]Unfortunately you may have ran into a family that really likes the interview process and the hiring process. They like the way providers behave around them when they are seeking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By momma4many
Yes, this exactly. He doesn't have any problem...

Yes, this exactly. He doesn't have any problem telling me that he does not want to deal with her and wants her in bed early. NOT my problem. Just don't know how to get that accross to him. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By momma4many
:lol: Good for you! I will go back and read...

:lol: Good for you! I will go back and read your posts for some inspiration.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By momma4many
I have gone more than one round with this dcd. ...

I have gone more than one round with this dcd. The dcg is a great kid (13 months) and has adjusted wonderfully. He is a control freak. Always asking about who is here, how long, did she get to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By momma4many
Wake A Sleeping Child?

Did she nap? How long? Dcm was with him today and explained that she is not going to sleep until 8, when she used to go to sleep at 6:30 or 7 and is up at 5 or 5:30 b/c she is napping here. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,059
Posted By momma4many
Thank you everyone!!

Thank you everyone!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,059
Posted By momma4many
It Worked! We Are Napping!!! Woohoo!

Just wanted to update those of you who read my previous CIO post.

We are napping! I did what everyone suggested and just let her cry. Well...I cannot believe it, but she is napping twice a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By momma4many
Great info, thank you. I never thought to word...

Great info, thank you. I never thought to word things this way to parents. I can see how it would make a difference. The family I have now is my first ever, so I just answered their questions to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By momma4many
Really great point/idea. How do you go about...

Really great point/idea. How do you go about this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By momma4many
Thanks everyone. I was kind of thinking along...

Thanks everyone. I was kind of thinking along the same lines. I don't want to share personal info. He is really pushy, but I don't want to address it if I don't have to. I feel it is none of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By momma4many
What to Say?

I wrote last week about the dcb who I termed after 2 days. Now the parents of the 1 child I have in care (not counting my niece and my kids who are a bit older), are asking if he was here today,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Cio
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Posted By momma4many
Wow. Please take this as me giving you a big...

Wow. Please take this as me giving you a big hug! Thank you for addressing that it is important for the adult caring for the child to be in charge and provide routine as well as be happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By momma4many
I really think you are right. I have one dkg...

I really think you are right. I have one dkg who's parents DO NOT want to hear anything except how fabulous she was all day and how I completely entertained her and how there could possibly have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
Wonder what they'll do if the situation continues...

Wonder what they'll do if the situation continues until school age? Not just the family you dealt with, but every family similar to them. I always think about that when I hear about kids who have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
I completely agree with you on all points here. ...

I completely agree with you on all points here. I have seen this so much lately with interviewing and I am floored by it. I am forever grateful to my family for helping me with my children. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
So agree with the liking our jobs thing! I was...

So agree with the liking our jobs thing! I was ready to bag it all....the whole shebang, in just two days. Then, when all went home and I had a moment to think, I realized it is not worth giving up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
[QUOTE=MamaBear;116689] Just wasnt worth the...

[QUOTE=MamaBear;116689] Just wasnt worth the effort to me because nothing worked and all my other kiddos were so stressed out in his presence. QUOTE]

Exactly! I felt like we were all held...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
That was what I was thinking. Especially b/c the...

That was what I was thinking. Especially b/c the last few minutes he was here were the only ones he didn't scream. It was just he and I at that point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
:eek: Wow! Seems like something in that equation...

:eek: Wow! Seems like something in that equation would trigger a light bulb for parents. Time for them to make some changes at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
Thank you!! I still have mixed feelings, but I...

Thank you!! I still have mixed feelings, but I am relieved! He was 15 months old. First she said he had not been in daycare before, then she said he was kicked out of another daycare for biting so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,539
Posted By momma4many
I Just Termed After 2 Days

I had this boy for 2 days and couldn't do it. I feel like a failure. No matter what I did, he cried. He would not play, just cry. On top of that, his mother was 1/2 hour late both days, Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Cio
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Posted By momma4many
Yes, they are at the point where they may sleep...

Yes, they are at the point where they may sleep for 10-20 min, but no more than that. :eek: The screaming, whining, crying all afternoon is getting to me. My nerves are absolutely shot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Cio
Views: 5,005
Posted By momma4many
Thanks ladies! I'm going to do it. Just lay...

Thanks ladies! I'm going to do it. Just lay them down and let them cry. I need that time for my sanity!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Cio
Views: 5,005
Posted By momma4many
Cio

Just wondering if anyone has advice on the cry it out method. I have been doing this for a few weeks and it seems to be getting WORSE with the no sleeping around here. Both kids are rocked to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-28-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,906
Posted By momma4many
We LOVE those!! But I only buy them when they go...

We LOVE those!! But I only buy them when they go on sale.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By momma4many
We are at 3 weeks right now. I did tell parents...

We are at 3 weeks right now. I did tell parents she is still adjusting, but they are so worried about her happiness that they think "adjusting" is a bad thing :rolleyes:. How did you help them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By momma4many
Can I Pick Your Brains?

So a few days ago I wrote about my one dcg. Her parents have become more unbelievable by the day, even going as far as telling me they don't want state pay kids around their little darling, so be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,671
Posted By momma4many
What Do You Do For YOU?

I was thinking of taking a yoga class once a week to get out and have something to look forward to. I found a class that is only $3 for drop in!

This got me thinking.....in our profession, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
That is a great way of wording it! Thanks for...

That is a great way of wording it! Thanks for sharing. If you don't mind, can I reword that to put in my hand book? :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
Yes, every day I am seeing more and more that is...

Yes, every day I am seeing more and more that is just "off", but I've decided that I am just going to do my thing and let them leave if they don't like it. I told dcm this morning that she and dcd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
Oh how I wish I didn't need the money so badly! ...

Oh how I wish I didn't need the money so badly! There have been so many issues already with this family. Today was another doozie. Now they are wondering why I don't have any more kids besides...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By momma4many
"That's Because You Have Nothing Better To Do"

Yep, that's what she said....hehe.
But seriously, I was chatting w/ a friend last night. She had called to ask if I had finished working on a project she had asked me to do "when you have time". ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
Ha! Good idea about the term notice! I was...

Ha! Good idea about the term notice!
I was thinking that about her nap anyway, that she should not have that in her bed w/ her, so this is probably a good thing. I don't know why I get so upset...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
Well, as an update today...they sent her today...

Well, as an update today...they sent her today with no bottles, pacifiers or her baby doll. All of which they said HAD to go back and forth b/c she could not live without them. I have not had her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
That would be awesome if you have the info! ...

That would be awesome if you have the info! Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
Thanks for the advice ladies :) When they picked...

Thanks for the advice ladies :) When they picked her up today they said again that she has not been sleeping at home because of the naps here. I said again that she will be napping here, althought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,049
Posted By momma4many
New Here, Need Some Advice

Hi there everyone! I have just opened my first daycare and have some questions about my dcg. She is 12 months old and has been in a center her whole life. Now, in my daycare she is the only dck...
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