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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,399
Posted By mncare
No, she doesn't. She is up and down several times...

No, she doesn't. She is up and down several times at night. She won't stay in her own bed. This has been going on for months and I know her parents are at their wits end. They have asked that I wake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,399
Posted By mncare
When Kids Are "Naughty"

Okay, I really don't like that word, but sometimes that is all that fits the bill. LOL

I have a 4yo dck that has been acting naughty lately, nothing major like hitting, etc. just outright...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By mncare
So do I. I am constantly checking my little ones!

So do I. I am constantly checking my little ones!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,781
Posted By mncare
MMK Question--Recipes

I was always under the impression that we could enter our own recipes. Am I correct in that? If I am, how do we do that? I have been trying to play around with it, but don't seem to be getting it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,927
Posted By mncare
Cure For The "Loud Talker"

Oh my stars. I am actually wearing earplugs today because I cannot take it. This child just does not have an inside voice. She is SO loud. I keep trying to remind her but I know she doesn't know how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,367
Posted By mncare
I never wanted to put my child in daycare, but if...

I never wanted to put my child in daycare, but if you are comfortable with it and can find someone that you can trust I say go for it.

I treat my kids wonderfully and love them all, but I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By mncare
I have three sick days per year, paid! Their kids...

I have three sick days per year, paid! Their kids are the ones making me sick most likely, so I will get paid for the day. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,058
Posted By mncare
That is a good idea--great way to save some money...

That is a good idea--great way to save some money without feeling a big pinch in your budget! So do you not charge for vacation time then?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,058
Posted By mncare
That is kind of what I figure. They pay me 1/2...

That is kind of what I figure. They pay me 1/2 rate for both weeks, but then they get a free week, so it kind of is a wash. Except for the fact that they need to find other care while I am gone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,471
Posted By mncare
Oh, geez! I am a vegetarian and I would never ask...

Oh, geez! I am a vegetarian and I would never ask anyone to change their home like that! This job makes me shake my head a lot at what parents say and do. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,237
Posted By mncare
I have all of my little ones tomorrow so we doing...

I have all of my little ones tomorrow so we doing turkey (already prepared in the box, just have to nuke it), green bean casserole, augratin potatoes, mandarin oranges and biscuits. :)

We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,058
Posted By mncare
Do You Take Paid Or Unpaid Vacations?

I have so little time to browse on here that I don't have time to look through old posts...

I have only been doing this for a year. Last year when I took my vacations the parents paid half time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,880
Posted By mncare
Do you take paid or unpaid vacations?

Oops... I thought I was starting a whole new thread. Let me try that again! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,377
Posted By mncare
Had To Chuckle To Myself

I sent a note home today and one of the points was that now that it is winter, please send your kids in socks. The mom (that it was directed at :)), said "oh, you want __ to wear socks?" Um, yes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,896
Posted By mncare
Juice is okay in moderation, I give orange juice...

Juice is okay in moderation, I give orange juice every morning for breakfast. :)

Have you thought of mixing the milk with strawberry yogurt? It works for one of my kids--all sorts of yummy flavors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,032
Posted By mncare
Thanks, Blackcat. I thought maybe I was just...

Thanks, Blackcat. I thought maybe I was just missing something. Right now they are actually being quiet, but nap time is almost over.

I agree, SA are MUCH more work. I should actually charge more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,032
Posted By mncare
MN Providers--Rule for Naps/Quiet Time

Any MN ladies out there who can help me with this? IDK if it varies by county or not, but I am wondering if there is a rule as to the length of nap time. I have my SA today due to early dismissal and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,159
Posted By mncare
Sorry you feel this way. I have been doing this...

Sorry you feel this way. I have been doing this for a year and I still feel that way. I have the date of my final day in my head (about another year away) and that helps me keep going. I love my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,020
Posted By mncare
For stuff like that I definitely start to give...

For stuff like that I definitely start to give breaks. If they keep doing it and are old enough to be able to listen to you and truly correct the behavior but they aren't, then they need help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,020
Posted By mncare
Whenever I hear them speaking that way I just say...

Whenever I hear them speaking that way I just say in a normal voice what I would like them to say. For instance, when my 4yo dcg started this summer she would always yell "stop it!!" really loudly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,303
Posted By mncare
I have 3 sick days. I had to use one for the...

I have 3 sick days. I had to use one for the first time last Friday and I felt so terrible about it! There was no way that I could have watched five kids with the way I felt, though. I hope to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,726
Posted By mncare
I am 7-5 and have had no issues.

I am 7-5 and have had no issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By mncare
I wear yoga pants (I hate jeans unless I am out...

I wear yoga pants (I hate jeans unless I am out and about) and cute tshirts from Maurices and Target. I don't spend much but it ruins my mood if I feel too schlumpy. I need to start wearing a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,468
Posted By mncare
Yep, we go with the natural consequence of being...

Yep, we go with the natural consequence of being hungry until snack time, as well. My job is to offer healthy food, but I can't make them eat it and I will not play short order cook. I honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 380,173
Posted By mncare
I was going to post the same thing!! I love em,...

I was going to post the same thing!! I love em, but it is time for them to go back to school. My own especially!!

Now I have nine months of 3 to 5 kid days!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,561
Posted By mncare
I know I posted this awhile ago. I wanted to say...

I know I posted this awhile ago. I wanted to say thanks for your responses.

I think part of my problem is personal: mourning the loss of being a stay at home mom is a big one. Because even though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By mncare
I asked the mom of my new pt baby and she just...

I asked the mom of my new pt baby and she just laughed and said I would be writing all day. I didn't think she would want one, but I figured I would ask. She is very relaxed but some people are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,663
Posted By mncare
I have a co-sleeper as well. It has been a...

I have a co-sleeper as well. It has been a struggle from day one, almost a year ago. Good luck!! It is hit or miss around here with him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,622
Posted By mncare
I would NEVER do evening care, but that is just...

I would NEVER do evening care, but that is just me. That is my family time and there is no way I would want to bring other kids to our family events. Occasionally we will invite a friend to come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 380,173
Posted By mncare
My toddler is actually napping! I had to put a...

My toddler is actually napping! I had to put a positive since I just put two negatives. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,588
Posted By mncare
I don't do anything like that. I just keep all of...

I don't do anything like that. I just keep all of mine in my account and use it for whatever I need. My personal and business stuff. But I don't keep receipts for my food though because I use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,526
Posted By mncare
If your contracted hours are for 4:30 then, no I...

If your contracted hours are for 4:30 then, no I would not do it. I have a closing time of 5 pm and made an exception for my neighbors and it backfired on me. I will not longer make any exceptions. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,132
Posted By mncare
Thanks for the link! There are a lot of great...

Thanks for the link! There are a lot of great ideas that I hope to implement.

When we move down into the basement (hopefully soon) I plan on using my cricut machine to make vinyl letters for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,917
Posted By mncare
If the families can't deal with you having...

If the families can't deal with you having surgery that would be ridiculous and cold-hearted! It is beyond your control.

If you have someone willing to help that second week I would definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,561
Posted By mncare
I just wanted to add that I am not looking for...

I just wanted to add that I am not looking for judgement. I am looking for some advice to help me enjoy this more. This is my first year and I am struggling to enjoy it. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,561
Posted By mncare
Can Anyone Relate to This?

Or am I just awful?

I LOVE my kids, every one of them. Individually. But I do not necessarily like my job. I could go into lots of detail obviously but don't have time. I have a momentary lull...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,796
Posted By mncare
My gf started before she had kids and she did...

My gf started before she had kids and she did great! I have another gf starting soon and she does not have kids either. She has a bonus of specializing in Montessori, so that will draw some people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By mncare
I would love to have zero (well, maybe one, as...

I would love to have zero (well, maybe one, as she is mine;))SA as well. They throw a wrench in everything. While I do love THEM, individually, not so much love having them here 50 hours a week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,474
Posted By mncare
I am adding some of this to my contract and will...

I am adding some of this to my contract and will show it to her tonight. We'll see what she says. I haven't had any issues with them and consider her a friend, so we will see!

I am just going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,474
Posted By mncare
This sounds terrible, but I am just hoping that...

This sounds terrible, but I am just hoping that the attempt fails miserably and they will just give up! I am just going to tell her I will work with him here but he will need to be in pullups!

She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,474
Posted By mncare
That's what I think! That is kind of why I posted...

That's what I think! That is kind of why I posted this, I was hoping for some constructive feedback. I plan on revisiting the potty training section in my contract with her. It is not super specific,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,474
Posted By mncare
Potty Training 15 Month Old Boy??

What do you think about that? I was told today that while they are on vacation next week they will be potty training. He has not shown any readiness. I asked if he was showing interest at home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,817
Posted By mncare
Some of our produce some from an organic coop. It...

Some of our produce some from an organic coop. It is always so good!

I buy what is on sale and we eat that for the week. Even if there are repeats, at least they are getting good food! I don't buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,939
Posted By mncare
Would you mind giving me that information as...

Would you mind giving me that information as well? I actually came on to look up menu ideas. If it is okay with you, I will pm you. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,102
Posted By mncare
I may have to steal your letter. :) Good luck to...

I may have to steal your letter. :) Good luck to you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,102
Posted By mncare
I was coming to post about the same thing. My dck...

I was coming to post about the same thing. My dck is 5 1/2 and for the past 2 months has been having violent outbursts. She is getting physical with the other kids, kicking, punching, spitting... She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,749
Posted By mncare
I have it in my contract that I am a Christian...

I have it in my contract that I am a Christian based daycare, that way there is no confusion. It is the first sentence in my contract.

I made this one up and the kids really like it:

If you...
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