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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By auntymimi
There is a 1 yo and 4 yo from the same family...

There is a 1 yo and 4 yo from the same family I've had issues with the oldest girl no longer in care. They have on going issues with remaining clean, so sanitizing is almost certainly not happening....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By auntymimi
What to Do About Stomach Flu?

My children, myself,and some of my daycare kids were infected with vomitting bug in late Jan. Obviously everything was sanitized and we reopened. Since then, even through multiple bouts of sanitizing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By auntymimi
I grew up on the beach in Fl, lived there my...

I grew up on the beach in Fl, lived there my whole life until 8 years ago. You will occasionally see a baby in just a diaper or a kid in a swimsuit, but not that often. And even still it's looked at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By auntymimi
I was born in the early 80's and remembered this...

I was born in the early 80's and remembered this line of thinking as well. I still wear a strapless bra with any tank top and a nude slip under any white/cream colored dress as do my daughters. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By auntymimi
We do an annual Easter egg hunt with a provider...

We do an annual Easter egg hunt with a provider friend and her dck, my own children and neighbor/family/and friends. This year we're putting up a bounce house and grilling hot dogs/hamburgers. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By auntymimi
Thank you. She seems very bright, it's just that...

Thank you. She seems very bright, it's just that her speech is very garbled. It could be more of a hearing problem than a cognitive one. Once again, thank you. I'll ask my ccr&r for a list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By auntymimi
How would I go about it? I'd never done this...

How would I go about it? I'd never done this before for an older child, most of the kids I've had would go through birth-3 but she's almost 5. I've left a message at my CCR&R to ask them. She's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By auntymimi
She's brand new, so I'm not sure. She has a...

She's brand new, so I'm not sure. She has a physical that I need to keep on file coming up, so hopefully the doc will address it. Mom still refers to her as a "toddler" or "the baby" and I just don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By auntymimi
Attention Seeking and Speech Problem

New 4 yo dcg is driving me CRAZY! She has very garbled speech that I can't understand most of. And I'm pretty good at understanding most of what is said by the babies. I can understand "hey m" which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By auntymimi
I was just looking for info on this! I'm "trying...

I was just looking for info on this! I'm "trying out" a new little 4 yo to replace the older young lady with the "issue" I had. Anyway, she's very sweet but VERY babied with lots of attention seeking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By auntymimi
I have the same thing here. 1 family who is...

I have the same thing here. 1 family who is CONSTANTLY sick with something. I even posted on my daycare fb page about milk and cookie disease (all three kids drink wayyyyyy to much "flavored" milk at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,628
Posted By auntymimi
Seuss week! We're reading less-read seuss books...

Seuss week! We're reading less-read seuss books like Horton Hatches The Egg and Sue Snue, What Do You Do, as well as the Lorax and Horton Here's A Who.
Rainbows and st. Patty's day
Easter
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,377
Posted By auntymimi
The norm in our area for fcc is contracted hours,...

The norm in our area for fcc is contracted hours, mostly because if the high eligibility of assistance clients (ccr&r only pays for hours while parents are working). The downside of this is that it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,805
Posted By auntymimi
Learning resources has a cool game, abc cookies....

Learning resources has a cool game, abc cookies. It comes in a cookie jar, really cute the kids love it. I got it on amazon for 11.00$. It has several different ways to play with different alphabet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By auntymimi
In your case I could see preschool as being an...

In your case I could see preschool as being an option. That's great! Our area is very "needy" unfortunately, as rural Appalachia historically has always been. The personal income is short, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By auntymimi
This is what I see in my area already. Most 3 yo...

This is what I see in my area already. Most 3 yo here qualify for early preschool through the public school system, and it's free. Hard to compete with free. I would LOVE to have a preschool program,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By auntymimi
This is what i do as well. 2 yo dcg would run...

This is what i do as well. 2 yo dcg would run from mom often, and mom would laugh and chase her, such fun! Except when you're a daycare provider with 6 kids under the age of 6, then it becomes a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,750
Posted By auntymimi
16 mo dcb who still nurses all night, drags...

16 mo dcb who still nurses all night, drags around a bottle at home and is still non verbal besides saying mom, no, and hi (totally normal). And dcm decides it's time to potty train! Wth? How about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By auntymimi
Yeah I could see that. I'd never seen a kid that...

Yeah I could see that. I'd never seen a kid that young do something like that. He's obviously learned it's a great way to get a rise out of an adult. I'd say that behavior would be difficult to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By auntymimi
Yeah I do cereal and a fruit for 1st breakfast...

Yeah I do cereal and a fruit for 1st breakfast for the kiddos who eat before school. (we have eggs and toast and whatever for am snack) It's easier than trying to fix 5 different breakfasts. Ain't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By auntymimi
I had a little fella (13-14 mos) who would...

I had a little fella (13-14 mos) who would tantrum and try to hit his head on the ground. I would just scoop him up and pop him in the pack n play until he calmed down. He was in full view of course,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By auntymimi
What!? Sweet!

What!? Sweet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By auntymimi
I also allow tablets ect. (though no internet...

I also allow tablets ect. (though no internet access) for my bigger kids 9 and up for snow days, school breaks. My younger older kids 5,6,7 usually do just fine playing store, babies, making forts. I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-17-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,589
Posted By auntymimi
I, too, have a family with questionable hygiene...

I, too, have a family with questionable hygiene practices. And I often worry about what other clients may think as well as the health of my home. I've spoken to the mother multiple times and it does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,894
Posted By auntymimi
I feel the same way. I don't think I could afford...

I feel the same way. I don't think I could afford to do this for work if this was our primary source of income. I do this basically to help with hubs student loans and buy groceries and be home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 118,122
Posted By auntymimi
Haha, when I was getting started my friends joked...

Haha, when I was getting started my friends joked that I should call it Bebe's kids for the old 90's movie. "they don'y die, they multiply, they Bebe's kids." I decided to go with Learning Through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,189
Posted By auntymimi
My oldest daughter's provider and I are still...

My oldest daughter's provider and I are still friends, and I've apologized multiple times for the things I didn't understand as a parent. She just laughs and says "oh you'll get what's coming to you"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,750
Posted By auntymimi
I'm just so beyond done with the ridiculous...

I'm just so beyond done with the ridiculous non-parenting of my parents. School age girl (11) I've had for some time now has always had trouble with hygiene and it's getting worse. I've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,894
Posted By auntymimi
This is what I see a lot too. The only parents...

This is what I see a lot too. The only parents that really care about a license are the parents that are on subsidy. Most of the self pay parents in my area just want cheap. I know when I was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By auntymimi
If you check out pinterest they have free...

If you check out pinterest they have free printables for kids to use with conversation hearts.Sorting them by color, using them to outline letters, counting, ect. I also have a math/craft planned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By auntymimi
I have single moms so we'll make valentines for...

I have single moms so we'll make valentines for her. Probably have some heart shaped cookies or rice crispie treats and juicy juice for snack (we never eat stuff like that so it'll be a big deal)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By auntymimi
Me too. I accept school age too. The struggle is...

Me too. I accept school age too. The struggle is real.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By auntymimi
This does bother me. If I were to chose to get a...

This does bother me. If I were to chose to get a degree in ECE it would count towards training hours, but not ultimately? The only way to reach the highest tier in my state would to be nationally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By auntymimi
Well, after speaking more about the program with...

Well, after speaking more about the program with my travel library ladies and all you awesome women on here, I think I'm going to go ahead and go for it. My licensor believes it's going to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By auntymimi
STARS Program?

I've been a licensed provider for about a year now. I do not have an ECE degree. The majority of the clients I serve qualify for state subsidy and I accept it.My program is primarily play based but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By auntymimi
This is my opinion also. The only thing I can see...

This is my opinion also. The only thing I can see that it causes is drooling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By auntymimi
That's a good idea! I have school agers I have to...

That's a good idea! I have school agers I have to constantly remind not to cough/sneeze in each others faces. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By auntymimi
That's rough. None of my parents ask and I...

That's rough. None of my parents ask and I usually won't tell unless it's something major or completely out of character. I feel like all of the kids I have are kids most people would yell
"term"...
Forum: Curriculum 01-14-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,446
Posted By auntymimi
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! I did a...

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! I did a sensory bin for this one with cooked spaghetti noodles, play food, and my train table village. Kids lost their minds!
I also do random books, like art...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,098
Posted By auntymimi
We were all out playing in snow yesterday at 33...

We were all out playing in snow yesterday at 33 degrees and went out the day before at 27 degrees. In fact, yesterday, the kids kept trying to take off their jackets because they were too warm in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,098
Posted By auntymimi
I've lived in the mountains for 8 years now, but...

I've lived in the mountains for 8 years now, but grew up in central Florida. Now when I come back to visit I'm ready for the beach, and they're all like "it's only 68 degrees, it's freezing out!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By auntymimi
This is me. I had a little girl that comes 3-5...

This is me. I had a little girl that comes 3-5 days a week. Gma works for the school system so she had Christmas vacation. DCG mom is a single mom and asked if dcg could stay with gma for the holiday...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-08-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By auntymimi
I feel the same way. I dont mind unless its...

I feel the same way. I dont mind unless its something very contagious/threatening to others in care, especially when I have young babies or kids with compromised immune systems
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By auntymimi
This is me too. I have mine set up in centers....

This is me too. I have mine set up in centers. (baby doll nursery/play kitchen/housekeeping, all kinds of blocks, gross motor toys-only to be done during "active time" or it gets too crazy, lol, book...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By auntymimi
mmmmmm! I want to eat at your house!

mmmmmm! I want to eat at your house!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By auntymimi
Close the door! It's 10 degrees outside!

Close the door! It's 10 degrees outside!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By auntymimi
My dck won't eat anything. I think they live on...

My dck won't eat anything. I think they live on bologna sandwiches, white bread, ramen noodles, hot dogs, anything packaged and disgusting. The only thing I've found that they all will eat is tacos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By auntymimi
Little Mean Girl

so ever since 4 yo dcg has come back from home she has been very rude to the other kids in care. Will come right in and the first thing she says to the kids is "nobody talk to me" I tell her fine,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By auntymimi
stickers are good for fine motor. At our dollar...

stickers are good for fine motor. At our dollar stores they have sticker books with paper faces and silly expressions to put on them. I also do a lot of glue stick collages, ripping paper into small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By auntymimi
Glad you posted this! Though it was a little...

Glad you posted this! Though it was a little rough for my angel baby today (been with gma for 2 whole weeks-yikes!) all in all it was good to be back at it. I've resolved to be healthier in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By auntymimi
Wow! No, it certainly wasn't that bad. Dcb woke...

Wow! No, it certainly wasn't that bad. Dcb woke up happy and ready to go, like nothing ever happened, though he does have slight bruising and a good sized goose egg. I called his mom as soon as I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By auntymimi
OMG toddler kicked by schoolager while swinging

Poor little man! He's down for nap now, and it's not as bad as it could be, but of course I'm sitting right next to him just to make sure he's ok, mom declined to pick up. He'll probably have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,044
Posted By auntymimi
Personally, and this may not be a popular...

Personally, and this may not be a popular opinion, I believe when kids are truly ready to train (can detect the feeling of having to go, verbalize it, remove clothing, and make it to the toilet on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,044
Posted By auntymimi
I have a sneaking suspicion that child is put...

I have a sneaking suspicion that child is put back into diapers when home. No way would mom/dad continue to clean up messes like that either. Child is sent to daycare in undies hoping the provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By auntymimi
Not sure why it's on its side! I don't know how...

Not sure why it's on its side! I don't know how to fix that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By auntymimi
I keep daily use things in my cabinet and the...

I keep daily use things in my cabinet and the rest in bins in my attic. Older kids can reach things like the crayons, stickers, coloring books and craft paper at will. My paints and playdoh I keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By auntymimi
I like that "help" could represent anything from...

I like that "help" could represent anything from fixing a toy, opening our toy cabinet, to play with me. I can usually tell what he wants but this way the other kids can too, and they really do care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By auntymimi
That's a good way to go! I usually wait until...

That's a good way to go! I usually wait until they say something like"why are they always so good at your house?"
I even had a friend who asked about the wall color in my living room. She said her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By auntymimi
Ugh, I hate calling for pick up too. Especially...

Ugh, I hate calling for pick up too. Especially if it's not an obvious sign like high temp or vomiting, but something more subtle like acting off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By auntymimi
Oh, yeah a high chair too. We aren't required to...

Oh, yeah a high chair too. We aren't required to have a changing table in FCC yet, but I do have a mat I use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By auntymimi
This is me as well. In fact, containers for...

This is me as well. In fact, containers for babies are not allowed by my licensing, only pack and plays and then only to sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By auntymimi
Thanks! I think he could manage that. He can say...

Thanks! I think he could manage that. He can say a few words already.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By auntymimi
This is awesome. It really makes me think about...

This is awesome. It really makes me think about how I interact with the kids in my program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By auntymimi
Thanks guys! I was hoping you all would have a...

Thanks guys! I was hoping you all would have a magic phrase to expedite this fun phase of his development...:lol:I guess I'll just have to keep intervening and redirecting. Every single time. 2o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,945
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 681,750
Posted By auntymimi
Oh childcare association! My paperwork was turned...

Oh childcare association! My paperwork was turned in on the first, just like it is every month, and yet I have not been paid. Maybe by the 18 you say? Thank God I have a husband who works and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By auntymimi
I do this as well. We have an activity of the day...

I do this as well. We have an activity of the day (today was decorating Christmas cookies but it could be a sensory bin, science project, manipulatives/ playdoh, music and movement, kid yoga, ect)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By auntymimi
Hitter

So my 15 mo dcb has started hitting. He's not doing it hard and it's not in retaliation. At first it appeared to be for no reason at all, but after a few days observing, and many interventions, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By auntymimi
I will have kids until 3:30 or so Christmas Eve...

I will have kids until 3:30 or so Christmas Eve and I planned a Jammie day and we'll watch the movie before/during nap. (I have school agers that day, the babies will fall asleep) I planned on doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,700
Posted By auntymimi
Most of the families I work with are...

Most of the families I work with are impoverished, so I most likely won't get anything of monetary value from any of "my" kids, and that's ok. I do get each family a Christmas Eve box with a ten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By auntymimi
I agree. My kids do as the daycare kids do, when...

I agree. My kids do as the daycare kids do, when they're present. We also have an elf on the shelf and we all search together. My girls have never minded. In fact, when their friends come in later,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By auntymimi
I'm so sorry, and I completely understand your...

I'm so sorry, and I completely understand your struggle! I either find great kids with shady parents, or great parents with "highly spirited" kids! I am lisenced but I feel like all my calls are fo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By auntymimi
I think it's really gross when kids come in...

I think it's really gross when kids come in reeking of cigarette. That's the grossest thing I've had.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By auntymimi
I mean if you would do this, you are a sh!tty...

I mean if you would do this, you are a sh!tty mom, not that she's correct. Dang inter web, so easy to be taken out of context!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By auntymimi
Sh!tty mom is right! This site is actually pretty...

Sh!tty mom is right! This site is actually pretty funny. Sad thing is, many parents truly feel this way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By auntymimi
I charge about 20$ a day, which is the going rate...

I charge about 20$ a day, which is the going rate where I'm from. I learned early on that some parents would have you keep them as many hours as you allowed. Now I might bend the rules a little for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 54,678
Posted By auntymimi
1800$ including food program but I'm in my first...

1800$ including food program but I'm in my first year so my start up has been costly. I have 3 full time, and1 part time. I'd like to have more but my own kids count in my ratios. Also, my crazy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By auntymimi
So they called this evening and they will not be...

So they called this evening and they will not be enrolled. Dcd and gf have "the baby" for 2 weeks out of the month, the other 2 she spends with mom in the next state over. They want full time for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,112
Posted By auntymimi
One of my kids calls hers a monkey. Where would...

One of my kids calls hers a monkey. Where would you even come up with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 10:40 AM
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Views: 1,988
Posted By auntymimi
You guys are too awesome! I really didn't even...

You guys are too awesome! I really didn't even expect any replies, just kid of "releasing to the universe" lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By auntymimi
I have a 4 yo who was like that. The struggle is...

I have a 4 yo who was like that. The struggle is rea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By auntymimi
Ugh Annoying Husband/Potential Clients

12:45 and nap time had just begun. I had kids at 5:30 am and will until 7:30 pm. I was very much looking forward to nap, obviously. One of my 5:30 am kiddos is screamer boy who needs but fights nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By auntymimi
IMO it's very rare that a child would be better...

IMO it's very rare that a child would be better off in the foster system. I try everything in my power to do what I can to help the situation before it comes to that, but I've been very close.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By auntymimi
You are right. I can't prove the drugging, I'll...

You are right. I can't prove the drugging, I'll have to come up with something else. Or nothing else, but I know she'll want a reason. I've been advertising on fb and got a call yesterday. Ugh. Such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By auntymimi
I didn't fully explain it in the post but mom...

I didn't fully explain it in the post but mom knew that my Dh would take my kids and I would have to keep her 3 at the house with me if baby was super tired. She could have stayed at work either way,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By auntymimi
Sorry I didn't update, very busy day! Grandma...

Sorry I didn't update, very busy day! Grandma came to pick up and was super irritated. "You send him home because he's sleeping, you send home because he won't sleep. What is it you want!?" I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By auntymimi
This is how I know something is wrong. Getting...

This is how I know something is wrong. Getting this kid to rest is WORK! He usually comes in overtired and wired out. Plus he eats like he's never been fed. No way would he skip lunch. I'm calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By auntymimi
How to Tell If a Child Has Been Drugged?

im really freaked out. Dcm calls to see if I'll be taking the kids to the Christmas parade, she has to work later and wants to pick them up after the parade. Previously it had been agreed that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By auntymimi
This. I worked with an infant I would have termed...

This. I worked with an infant I would have termed for 4 mos to get him to nap because terming him would mean terming both siblings as well. It's been 6 mos now and he's a bit better but still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By auntymimi
So Much Joy!

I've finally filled my under 2 spot that I've held off on for so long due to my (now) 15 mo screamer. He's gotten so much better but still a difficult child. Anyhow, dcg is 21 mos and an absolute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 70,968
Posted By auntymimi
Oh gosh, me too! I also see that my weekly rate...

Oh gosh, me too! I also see that my weekly rate would have been competitive in 2012, lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 70,968
Posted By auntymimi
:hug: I'm in West Virginia and that is the...

:hug:
I'm in West Virginia and that is the going rate here, actually maybe a little less? :eek: We are also required to provide meals and snacks, preschool, ect. Most of my clients are also on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By auntymimi
I hear ya!

I hear ya!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By auntymimi
I agree, my own children were a bit unusual in...

I agree, my own children were a bit unusual in that regard. I have either already trained kids or babies to young to start, I have no idea where I would even start with a dck. Luckily I won't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By auntymimi
I do this as well, unless the child chooses to...

I do this as well, unless the child chooses to put it up on the wall, then I send home at the end of the month
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By auntymimi
This is what I did with my 2 daughters. Both just...

This is what I did with my 2 daughters. Both just decided to use the potty one day and that was that.my oldest was 2 1/2, my younger daughter had just turned 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By auntymimi
I'd like to see somebody drop their kid off on my...

I'd like to see somebody drop their kid off on my husband, lol!:lol: Homey don't play that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,410
Posted By auntymimi
I had one while back who told some of the other...

I had one while back who told some of the other kids that Jesus wasn't real!:eek: We live in the Bible Belt, so you can imagine how THAT went over with the other kids parents.:lol:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,844
Posted By auntymimi
This is exactly it. I don't think I even realized...

This is exactly it. I don't think I even realized it until you said it. It's not the cosleeping that effects my dck ability to nap here, but the way in which they are put down in the first place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,684
Posted By auntymimi
I think this was the case. She knew the child was...

I think this was the case. She knew the child was in pain so she would use orajel and Tylenol to mask. When I pressed the issue with making an apt. She seemed shocked that it "was such a big deal"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By auntymimi
In my state we have to have hot running water

In my state we have to have hot running water
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