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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By MommyMuffin
I removed his tray and then ended up trying to...

I removed his tray and then ended up trying to feed him myself...he only lasted 5 bites.
Thanks for the advice...sometimes it helps to know if I'm doing things right
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By MommyMuffin
Just let it roll off your back! And then when she...

Just let it roll off your back! And then when she asks say..."I would really miss dcb but I've heard xyz is a great preschool." And if you offer preschool..."if you are looking for a different kind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By MommyMuffin
I would call mom and explain what is going on.

I would call mom and explain what is going on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By MommyMuffin
12 Month Old Advice Please

Hello!

I have a 12 month old that throws his food. I'm wondering what the best approach is for this. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By MommyMuffin
Big or Small...Preference

For home based providers:
How many kiddos do you have? Big or small daycare?
Wondering what is considered a big daycare.

Also, why do you choose to be big or small?
Just curious as I decide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By MommyMuffin
Changing Clothes for Nap

I'm starting a 5 month old. The mom said I am to take off his clothes and put him in his sleeper for nap times. I don't understand why he wouldn't be comfortable in his clothes. Is this something new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By MommyMuffin
I'm confused. The food program went down. My...

I'm confused. The food program went down. My children's school lunch cost went up. How do they figure this out?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By MommyMuffin
Sleeping in Swing

I am not a childcare provider. I was but decided to just be a sahm. Recently I decided to care for an infant of a friend.

The baby is 9 weeks old. He has acid reflux and has to be in an upright...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By MommyMuffin
hair pulling hitting

I just started a 13 month old dcb. He is constantly hitting and pulling the hair of my 13 month old dcg. I cannot be between them all the time, I have my older children to care for as well.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,481
Posted By MommyMuffin
Wow! I'm so sorry, I just couldn't imagine. Be...

Wow! I'm so sorry, I just couldn't imagine. Be very kind and patient with yourself! I'm sorry for your loss
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,591
Posted By MommyMuffin
Great idea! I'm just starting up and I will have...

Great idea! I'm just starting up and I will have a Christian curriculum so I want the name to let people know ahead of time that, in case they don't want their child in a program like that.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,591
Posted By MommyMuffin
Christian Daycare Names?

Any cute ideas?
There is a little disciples in my area so that one is taken...
Kingdom Kids......I am drawing blanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
So I did start showing the basement and I could...

So I did start showing the basement and I could tell parents loved it. I filled the spots I wanted to.

But I don't use the downstairs! In the morning we play with toys upstairs, eat breakfast and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By MommyMuffin
Can Bigger Be Better

Hi ladies,

I know we have different amount of children in our care for different reasons.

How and why have those of you grow to 6 - 12 kids? How do you manage?

But I feel unsatisfied and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By MommyMuffin
Croup

Would you let a child come who was diagnosed with croup yesterday?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By MommyMuffin
What do you all do if you put them in pnp in...

What do you all do if you put them in pnp in another room and then they just scream
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By MommyMuffin
I should have come on here quick and had you all...

I should have come on here quick and had you all give me tips! Darn it! You ladies always come up with great ideas.
I do feel bad but I'm happy that I have a signed contract.
Would you have...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-18-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,162
Posted By MommyMuffin
Thank you for the form. I want to post pictures...

Thank you for the form. I want to post pictures on my private daycare page, only for the parents. Do you think I need an additional form signed for that? Do you have one?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By MommyMuffin
I Don't Feel In The Wrong...

I had a family that was interested. This was a month ago. I told them I wasn't in a rush and would let them know if I had an immediate family so they may save a spot.

Fast forward a few weeks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By MommyMuffin
Well, it was really a tough decision. I had some...

Well, it was really a tough decision. I had some other families want to sign up and I have 2 interviews tonight.
But I really thought hard about it this weekend and some things some of you said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,734
Posted By MommyMuffin
While I agree that this was a big mistake. At the...

While I agree that this was a big mistake. At the same time take it seriously but realize, the biggest thing is that the child is OK! There is always a worst mistake that could have been made....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By MommyMuffin
Not offended at all. I don't make enough to pay...

Not offended at all. I don't make enough to pay for 3 kids in daycare and I have had too many bad providers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By MommyMuffin
This is so frustrating to me. I know some of you...

This is so frustrating to me. I know some of you this is your career and you excell at it and are very professional. I am not making childcare into a career...I loved being a school nurse and will go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By MommyMuffin
I had it as 5 sick/personal days paid 12 paid...

I had it as 5 sick/personal days paid
12 paid holiday (federal)
I can take 1 week paid vacation and 1 - 2 weeks (not consecutive) vacation unpaid.

I took this from another provider I know. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By MommyMuffin
2 Different Contracts

I had a contract/policy book I gave a family a few weeks ago who want to sign up now. In the meantime I had a different family sign up to hold a spot. She wanted me to change my time off in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By MommyMuffin
I believe from what I read we cannot. You could...

I believe from what I read we cannot. You could call a food program and ask. There may be an instance when a low income family could count their children, but I could be wrong.
I'm on WIC and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,844
Posted By MommyMuffin
Update please😀

Update please😀
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By MommyMuffin
No 2 week notice

I'm in the licensing process. Should be done by end of October.

Since April I have been caring for a little boy 2 days a week for 4 hours...so total of 8 hours a week. Therefore the income from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By MommyMuffin
I use a regular forward facing harness seat. And...

I use a regular forward facing harness seat. And on each side I put harmony booster seats, $12 at Walmart. They are 1.5 inches smaller in width than others I've tried
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,276
Posted By MommyMuffin
When I took my infant to daycare, I got up early...

When I took my infant to daycare, I got up early and tried to feed her before. Sometimes she would fight and then the time would come that I had to leave. I was breastfeeding so it made it a whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By MommyMuffin
I had a daycare in the past and closed soon after...

I had a daycare in the past and closed soon after my son was born due to burn out.

I'm just starting up again with different plans. It is a choice now, which is great. My plan is to stay home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By MommyMuffin
thanks everyone. I would like to give it a go....

thanks everyone.
I would like to give it a go. I'm not sure about the food thing, but maybe if I talk to the parents more I could find ways to make it work.

You all are right. 2 week trial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By MommyMuffin
First Parent Wants To Sign....But I'm Hesitant

I am reopening after being closed for 4 years. I don't need the income but want extra things. I am looking for 2-3 dcks, preferably infant to 3. Anyways I've had lots of interviews but nobody sign...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By MommyMuffin
I am in the processes of getting licensed. Since...

I am in the processes of getting licensed. Since April I have watched 1 child...can I claim time/space on him and meals?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
MrsSteinel'sHouse awesome ideas!! Thanks!!

MrsSteinel'sHouse awesome ideas!! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
Thanks for the input everyone. I worked really...

Thanks for the input everyone. I worked really hard today to make the space downstairs better. I still have some things to do but other than that I don't think I'm going to do much else. I tried to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
The areas are messy because my parents watched...

The areas are messy because my parents watched kids last night and let them go amuck...but with clean up...which area should I use?
The first one is my basement...just my own kids play area right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
I'm trying to upload pics so you all can see but...

I'm trying to upload pics so you all can see but it isn't working. Any tips? I am going to attachments and upload and taking pics on my phone and iPad but it just freezes when I hit upload
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By MommyMuffin
So Sad, What Am I Doing Wrong?

I am just starting out after being closed for a few years. I live in the south part of town so getting interviews has been difficult. I have had 3 interviews now and the one last night made me feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By MommyMuffin
MN providers...bleach alternative

I have the statute regarding the surface disinfectant to be used during diaper changes. Does anyone use a non bleach solution that meet requirements? If so what is it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By MommyMuffin
Professional Providers

For those of you who have made this a career and plan to work as a home provider until retirement..or such..

I was wondering why you choose to be a provider for many years? I wonder about when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By MommyMuffin
I only do infant and toddler. Infants are always...

I only do infant and toddler. Infants are always in a bedroom separated from others. with a monitor. I do this because they need their rest most of all and I don't want one baby to wake the other....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By MommyMuffin
I agree with all pp. Then I would let her...

I agree with all pp.

Then I would let her know that if she is still concerned about his play here you have a skin assessment you will use if she like.

This may sound strange and like a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By MommyMuffin
Maybe you should tell her that you make all the...

Maybe you should tell her that you make all the children the same meal and cut it to appropriate sizes for the child. Even explain a little that you have a schedule and cannot make two different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By MommyMuffin
Looking into the statutes it looks like I can...

Looking into the statutes it looks like I can because I have stairs and a window that meets the requirements. But I will check with my licensor.

Anyway with legalities out of the way...how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By MommyMuffin
Upstairs...downstairs

I have mostly infants and toddlers. I'm wondering if I should make my basement into the daycare area. There is a bathroom down there and an extra bedroom but the kitchen is upstairs. I don't know if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By MommyMuffin
Great ideas thanks! I'm going to try some of...

Great ideas thanks! I'm going to try some of them.

I keep thinking the parents will jump in and do the directing...but it isn't happening so unfortunately I will have to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By MommyMuffin
Let us know how it goes. I have 1 infant and will...

Let us know how it goes. I have 1 infant and will be starting another in a few months. Good to have others opinions
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By MommyMuffin
In my groups I have noticed it is certain...

In my groups I have noticed it is certain families children.

As well as certain children together.
I think of it like this; there are adults I can't stand to be around, if I had to share space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By MommyMuffin
Want to Stay

How do you handle kids who want to stay at pick up times. They hide or won't come to the door. Their parents stand there and we chit chat but it can be uncomfortable. I go to the child, I tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By MommyMuffin
Thanks ladies. I would really like to fill my...

Thanks ladies. I would really like to fill my infant spot but....we don't need the income. Maybe I will just wait for the right parent. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By MommyMuffin
10.5 Hours

I have a family looking for care from 6:45 - 5:30. I'm not sure if I want to take this on or wait until a family that needs care in my time that I'm open 6-4:30.
Do you charge extra for long hours?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By MommyMuffin
I move the child to a table seat when they are 2....

I move the child to a table seat when they are 2.

This is because they get distracted easily and will leave the table with food on their hands and will not eat as well as they do when in a high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,051
Posted By MommyMuffin
I was in the same position as you when I first...

I was in the same position as you when I first started. I was quitting a job and wanted to have another paycheck right away. I started advertising 2 months prior. I got my first enrollment 1 month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,991
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have a special ed background but with severely...

I have a special ed background but with severely disabled students. I'm not sure how I could manage them at my own home.

Also, I do have a child in my care who after accepting him the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,442
Posted By MommyMuffin
I in no way mean this snotty but I wont do it...

I in no way mean this snotty but I wont do it unless absolutely necessary. Too much pressure for me.

I don't want to do it. I don't have to do it. Therefore it wont be done.:)

Kudos to you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By MommyMuffin
I'm not sure how helpful this is but I have...

I'm not sure how helpful this is but I have previously had the same experiences.
The only things that have helped was; older kids playing in the younger kids area...my crying toddlers would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By MommyMuffin
But I do have a spot. I can watch 1 child...

But I do have a spot.
I can watch 1 child while I am getting my license. So I am ready right now! But the client is not.

I could start a child right now or just hold the spot until a client...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By MommyMuffin
Holding Fee

I have a few clients intrested in my 1 spot. They all need care in the fall. I'm in the process of licensing so I can only sign up one right now. I want to charge a holding fee.
It would help me pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By MommyMuffin
The beauty of it, is I only want 1 - 2 daycare...

The beauty of it, is I only want 1 - 2 daycare kids!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By MommyMuffin
Great ideas gals. Blackcat that is a very...

Great ideas gals. Blackcat that is a very business savy mind you have!
I have titled myself as specialized infant and toddler care...hopefully that is enough fx!!

I feel better about it knowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By MommyMuffin
Infant and Toddler Care Only?

Hi all!

I want to have an infant and toddler daycare only. I want 6 weeks to 3 or 3.5 years. Has anyone had success with this?

I have an interview and I'm not sure how to go about telling them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,898
Posted By MommyMuffin
She just called and......I got the job!! whoo...

She just called and......I got the job!! whoo hoo! I'm on cloud nine!
I am now trying to write up a letter and think of some nice things to do for the families. Print childcare resouces...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-20-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,028
Posted By MommyMuffin
I love this! That is such a wonderful idea. It is...

I love this! That is such a wonderful idea. It is so easy for me to have mommy guilt over gifts...well just about anything really. Haha!! This is a great reminder for me and a great way to teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,898
Posted By MommyMuffin
I think the interview went really well. She said...

I think the interview went really well. She said she would get back to me this afternoon...I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting.

Thanks for all your feedback. I would be able to give 1 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,898
Posted By MommyMuffin
Thanks for the ideas...I know it would be in the...

Thanks for the ideas...I know it would be in the parents best intrest to pass out a letter giving a heads up but it would not be in my families best intrest. Living pay check to pay check.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,898
Posted By MommyMuffin
I never took a deposit, they pay on fri for the...

I never took a deposit, they pay on fri for the following week. I did have them pay a 25 registration fee..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,898
Posted By MommyMuffin
I'm Quitting!!!

After 1 year of doing dc I have decided that it is not a good fit for me and my family. Since I started doing dc my 3 yo has started hitting and bitting when she never used to, she says she wants the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,258
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have one!!!! 1. Anytime my 3 month old is...

I have one!!!!

1. Anytime my 3 month old is hungry, I can breastfeed him. If I worked outside the home I would have to take my lunch break to pump and then have my coworkers say that I take too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,282
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,997
Posted By MommyMuffin
I get that she is your mother, and we all love...

I get that she is your mother, and we all love our mother, BUT we didnt get to pick our mothers. There is only so much you can take.

Your mother sounds very selfish and it sounds like she doesnt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,258
Posted By MommyMuffin
Thank you for posting this. I am not enjoying my...

Thank you for posting this. I am not enjoying my job lately. I cant think of anything positive right now. Hopefully I can come back soon and think of something positive to add. :D Thanks for posting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By MommyMuffin
Very cute! I love it! I was thinking of putting...

Very cute! I love it!
I was thinking of putting this on my dc board for parents to see. Do you think they would like it or not?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,509
Posted By MommyMuffin
I use my living room and dinning room for dc. My...

I use my living room and dinning room for dc. My living room and dinning room are essentially the same room, no wall seperates them. So I have a long couch and part of a gate seperating the living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,566
Posted By MommyMuffin
All sleep except 1yo DCB who never slept as an...

All sleep except 1yo DCB who never slept as an infant either. He has to stay in pnp like everyone else. No other dcprovider would take him because he wont nap. I might have to stop taking him too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,758
Posted By MommyMuffin
Having a baby zone is a must to keep the little...

Having a baby zone is a must to keep the little ones safe. But that is because I have more children. It is easy to keep 2 - 3 kids safe but even if I only had 2 - 3 here, I wouldnt dare not have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By MommyMuffin
Do you have dress up clothes at your house she...

Do you have dress up clothes at your house she could wear. Girls love dress up!
You could ask mom not to dress her in her costumes because other kids might wreck it. I would let her know you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have this very same issue. The good sleepers...

I have this very same issue. The good sleepers sleep in my ds room and unfortunately my two awful nappers sleep in my bedroom. Its awful because the pnps take up our whole bedroom. My daycare is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,238
Posted By MommyMuffin
I am in the process of putting down laminate...

I am in the process of putting down laminate tiles that stick to the floor in my family room down stairs. I will be putting rugs down for warmth. For the baby area I will use the foam mats for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5,282
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,997
Posted By MommyMuffin
DCB mom is on maternity leave, father took 3...

DCB mom is on maternity leave, father took 3 weeks paternity leave. Well her leave is coming to an end and DCB has come EVERY DAY!!

Its not that I dont want him here but I dont understand why his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,490
Posted By MommyMuffin
I offered a sibling discount because one client...

I offered a sibling discount because one client practically threatened to go else where if I didnt. I wish I never did because the child is still taking my full time spot.
I would lower the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-06-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,159
Posted By MommyMuffin
What wonderful ideas! Thank you. I am just...

What wonderful ideas! Thank you. I am just starting to learn to cook so I'm going to have to find some recipes and practice.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,159
Posted By MommyMuffin
Meat Alternatives

I've noticed food prices going up at my grocery stores. And my income isnt going up...lol

On the food program we have to serve a meat with lunch. Meat is so expensive.
I sometimes make egg salad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,615
Posted By MommyMuffin
Explain The Benefits Again...

I'm having a rough day...wondering what the outside world is like. Feeling a little nerdy that I chat with you ladies more than actual (in front of me) people. I try to get out with friends but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,483
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have thought of cloth diapering my own child to...

I have thought of cloth diapering my own child to save money and hand washing so that I didnt waste so much water using the washing machine. I've never done it though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,441
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have a dcb 3.5. He is hard to understand,...

I have a dcb 3.5. He is hard to understand, rambles, mumbles, sounds like his toungue is twisted, constantly talking baby talk. Whines like a baby if something isn't going his way. His parents baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By MommyMuffin
If you have a county child care association...

If you have a county child care association become a member. Seek out other daycare providers in the area. Call them up, see if they are full and then give them your information to give to parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By MommyMuffin
My hubby is still sleeping so when he wakes up I...

My hubby is still sleeping so when he wakes up I will ask him to post the pictures.

The painting idea sounds neat but I live in MN and its gonna get cold!!! BBBRRRR...

I also have really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,267
Posted By MommyMuffin
I did this last year. I punched a hole in my...

I did this last year. I punched a hole in my buisness card and tied it around a little baggie of candy. I think doing a sheet of paper advertisement with a coupon or discount is a great idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By MommyMuffin
I kno its hard and difficult to keep the faith. I...

I kno its hard and difficult to keep the faith. I was in that position a year ago. I took out my retirement fund to get me through the rough times. I mostly have gotten referals from my current...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,716
Posted By MommyMuffin
That is so nice of you to help her out. I know...

That is so nice of you to help her out. I know your not asking for advice but when I read your post I was sad for dcp and scared for you.

Like another person said, I would reevaluate the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By MommyMuffin
There may come a time when others need different...

There may come a time when others need different days/times and you may not always get a day off. Is it worth losing dcb over?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By MommyMuffin
Ok I am very excited. I just finished painting...

Ok I am very excited. I just finished painting but I cant figure out how to post my pictures. I'm gonna have my husband help me later.

I picked this creamy "apple center" color and then on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By MommyMuffin
On my way to menards to pick out paint and search...

On my way to menards to pick out paint and search for remnants!! I hope I get something good.

If I get to painting today I will try to post some pictures of the spaces. I could use your help with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By MommyMuffin
Yes its cement. Carpet remnants sounds like a...

Yes its cement. Carpet remnants sounds like a good way to go. I was thinking about doing the infant area with foam mats for extra padding...

I really want to do cream color because its calm and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By MommyMuffin
Paint Colors?

I am in the process of finishing my basement for daycare. I've been working sooo hard painting. I need some advice.

My kitchen/craft area is a earthy green, the hallway is a warm tan and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By MommyMuffin
When I decided to open my own daycare I let my...

When I decided to open my own daycare I let my provider know 1 month before. It was really hard for me to tell her.

I just really wanted to be with my child and I asked her for any advice she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have a rectangle kids table. They are a little...

I have a rectangle kids table. They are a little spendy but I got mine at a daycare forclosure sale. It seats 6 kids if need be, the 2.5 yo and up sit there.

I have 1 highchair, the 8 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By MommyMuffin
Well yuck! Why is she so bossy? I would seriously...

Well yuck! Why is she so bossy? I would seriously call her out on it.
Why does she have to poop before going to sleep? Makes no sense. I would let her know that you feel that she is nit picking you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,242
Posted By MommyMuffin
I have never been accused but my kids are so...

I have never been accused but my kids are so picky.

I feed them according to the food program. Most of the time they only eat the fruit. They ask for seconds of fruit and I tell them after they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By MommyMuffin
If they found your ad on craigslist that only...

If they found your ad on craigslist that only leads me to assume that they were looking for another daycare.

Your in a tough spot. I dont have any advice. Good luck, keep us updated on what you...
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