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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By ammama
I use clothespins to attach the cape at the neck....

I use clothespins to attach the cape at the neck. Just use a square piece of fabric for the cape, twist it a bit at the neck and stick a wooden clothespin on. It will come off if the cape is pulled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By ammama
I had a father show up who had never heard of me,...

I had a father show up who had never heard of me, found my house from my daycarebear.com add (since they post a map and it gives your approx. location) and then driving down my street and figuring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,554
Posted By ammama
None here - we don't have cable, and our TV is...

None here - we don't have cable, and our TV is down in the basement, where the daycare kids are not allowed to go. My own kids get one movie a week, on Sunday IF they have done all of their chores...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By ammama
I take supplements - many of them. Garlic,...

I take supplements - many of them. Garlic, probiotics, apple cider vinegar, vitamin D (5000 units, instead of the recommended 400) and I wash out my nasal cavities with a sea salt water solution, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By ammama
I also am only open Monday to Thursday, and have...

I also am only open Monday to Thursday, and have been this way for the last 1.5 years. Before that I worked 5 days a week, and I felt so stretched! I have respect for all of you who manage 5 days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,647
Posted By ammama
The Beco butterfly lets you carry facing out, and...

The Beco butterfly lets you carry facing out, and it's a soft one. I do'nt have one, but i've heard good things about them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By ammama
Rainy days are some of our favorites :) I put...

Rainy days are some of our favorites :) I put littles in the stroller, covered with the rain shield (I only have had 1 under 3 in the last year, and that was my DD), and the rest put on their splash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By ammama
He has a website too, it comes up on google. I...

He has a website too, it comes up on google. I bought this book, and I LOVE it. Expensive though. Rusty Keeler is great.

Other ideas are.. a stump or tree cookie pathway, a large bin full of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,155
Posted By ammama
I CD'd my last child, and will do it this time...

I CD'd my last child, and will do it this time around also. I've had 2 dck's in cloth, and don't mind it at all. There are no regs here for cloth diapers specifically, other than following regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,802
Posted By ammama
I feel so lucky that i'm in Canada, and we don't...

I feel so lucky that i'm in Canada, and we don't have the problem of being sued for everything! I don't have to worry about the medical bills, since our public health plan covers all things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,392
Posted By ammama
I love doing daycare. It is a relief to be able...

I love doing daycare. It is a relief to be able to vent to people who know what it is like about the little day to day annoyances (or more!), but overall, I love my job, and that I can raise my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,447
Posted By ammama
I'm really lucky, but I don't feel that way. I...

I'm really lucky, but I don't feel that way. I only take older dck's right now (2-5 year olds) so no babies, except my own newborn who is due any day. I plan my activities in the daycare to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By ammama
I'm in the minority, but i'm taking 5 months for...

I'm in the minority, but i'm taking 5 months for this baby. I've been off 2 weeks already, not going back until October.

I really am looking forward to several months with just my own 3 kids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By ammama
My DD (2.5) needs her alone time as well. She is...

My DD (2.5) needs her alone time as well. She is used to dayhome (it's all she has ever known), but still, she needs time in her own space. I keep her room (and her older sisters) off limits to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By ammama
My cleaning lady was here yesterday. I LOVE it. ...

My cleaning lady was here yesterday. I LOVE it. I go around tidying, doing the laundry etc and de-cluttering, she follows and cleans :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By ammama
I wore my DD until she was almost 2 and 30lbs. I...

I wore my DD until she was almost 2 and 30lbs. I love my ergo too. I would probably use a wrap for a younger baby (under 6 months) - I find slings kind of hard of the shoulder and back except for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By ammama
Worried about being sued is less of a worry here...

Worried about being sued is less of a worry here than in the US, but it does happen, especially to bigger institutions like schools. I think she is more worried what her bosses will say when a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By ammama
nature deficit disorder is something that I have...

nature deficit disorder is something that I have been researching (personally) for a few years now. I highly recommend Last Child in the Woods as well!

It's been a really depressing journey for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,538
Posted By ammama
I let my 2.5 yr old DD out in the backyard by...

I let my 2.5 yr old DD out in the backyard by herself. I leave the backdoor open so that I can hear what is going on, and check on her every few minutes. We have a 6 foot privacy fence, and our dog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,957
Posted By ammama
I think there are two reasons why kids are the...

I think there are two reasons why kids are the way they are these days.

1. My generation (i'm 28, but I know 40 yr olds who parent this way) feels so entitled to their free time, leisure time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,229
Posted By ammama
HE WAS IN YOUR GARAGE??? What did he say when you...

HE WAS IN YOUR GARAGE??? What did he say when you caught him? I would be livid, and would probably threaten to call the police. That's crazy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,229
Posted By ammama
I would let my own 4 year old child play in our...

I would let my own 4 year old child play in our backyard unsupervised (well, with me not outside anyway). I leave the backdoor open so I can hear what's going on. I don't think it's unusual at all....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,089
Posted By ammama
Bubbles. That is, hands down, everyone's...

Bubbles. That is, hands down, everyone's favorite activity :) And, the sandbox with the hose turned on it, and making mud pies. We go to the local parks a lot, or even just on walks around the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By ammama
I'm not really sure if this book would help your...

I'm not really sure if this book would help your specific situation, but the best parenting book I have ever read is called Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By ammama
I require that all children be here by 9am. I...

I require that all children be here by 9am. I used to let parents meet us on our trips to the library/park etc, but I had one day where a little boy (who I had for years and never did this) scream...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By ammama
My Last Week! Should I Do Anything Special?

This is my last week!!! I am starting my 5 month maternity leave, so Thursday is my last day until October!!!!. I am sending each child home with all of their artwork from my walls and a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,962
Posted By ammama
We have a set of playstands too (which is what...

We have a set of playstands too (which is what i've always heard them referred as), but I don't think I would ever take them outside. I would be too worried that they'd get wreaked!

If anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By ammama
I have a dog and cat too, who both shed terribly....

I have a dog and cat too, who both shed terribly. I have just started swiffering several times a day - I leave it out in the open, and either I, or one of the dck's sweep up. They love using it :) ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,412
Posted By ammama
I used to have 2 coupe cars, but they took up so...

I used to have 2 coupe cars, but they took up so much room in my outdoor toy storage, and the kids we're always fighting over them. Now I just have 1 trike, 1 scooter, 1 little crappy plastic ride...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By ammama
I tried to load the site... about 15 times before...

I tried to load the site... about 15 times before I gave in to the fact that I would not be able to go on. I also cleaned today at nap time :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,670
Posted By ammama
I teach all my kids a few prayers - but not...

I teach all my kids a few prayers - but not religious ones. We say them at meal time, to give thanks to the earth for all that we have, but they really are in no way religious at all. Maybe you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,961
Posted By ammama
I think this is a pretty individual thing. I...

I think this is a pretty individual thing. I know many providers who do what pp said - put them in their bed and let them fall asleep on their own. For a baby that young, I would usually follow the...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-17-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,183
Posted By ammama
We aren't vegetarian, but we don't eat very much...

We aren't vegetarian, but we don't eat very much meat. My 7 yr old daughters favorite meal is this:

Savory Bean Pot
2 grated apples
2 medium grated onions
2 large grated carrots
-Saute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,605
Posted By ammama
mmm, I get 2.

mmm, I get 2.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,434
Posted By ammama
I'm not open on Fridays, so I schedule all my...

I'm not open on Fridays, so I schedule all my midwife appointments for Fridays, along with any other appointments that I/my kids have.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,954
Posted By ammama
My kids have their own rooms that they play in,...

My kids have their own rooms that they play in, and the dck's are not allowed to go. My older DD7 can go outside whenever she wants to and gets extra snacks at naptime, if she is hungry. My kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,550
Posted By ammama
They are allowed on my furniture. I bought a...

They are allowed on my furniture. I bought a couch with washable covers, just for that reason. We play in the living room all the time (connected to the playroom, and I don't have a gate or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By ammama
I have a policy that states that children must...

I have a policy that states that children must arrive by 9am. Of course, if they have an appointment or something, and clear it with me first, I allow them to come later, but arrivals right at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By ammama
I would feed as much as he wants to eat. Babies...

I would feed as much as he wants to eat. Babies know when it is enough food - he could be going through a bit of a growth spurt right now, and needs the extra calories. Ask Mom to pump more if she...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-12-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By ammama
I love Goodnight Moon. Another of my favorites...

I love Goodnight Moon. Another of my favorites is by Mem Fox, called Time for Bed. I don't actually have it anymore, but I still remember it off by heart, and recite parts of it often to my kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By ammama
Cancelling due to illness sucks. I'm lucky that...

Cancelling due to illness sucks. I'm lucky that my families are all very understanding, because i've had 3 nasty stomach bugs hit me this year. I can't watch kids when i'm vomiting, no getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By ammama
If you do the song over and over again, without...

If you do the song over and over again, without pointing people out for not singing along, they will pick it up. My kids (ages 2-4 now, but i've been doing this with the same group over a year) all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,147
Posted By ammama
I allow a second interview during dayhome hours. ...

I allow a second interview during dayhome hours. As a parent, I don't think I would feel comfortable without it, so I always offer it. Only a few families have actually done it, but all of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,785
Posted By ammama
We don't drink juice here, except for the odd...

We don't drink juice here, except for the odd juice box on field trips/picnics. You could try giving them slices of lemon in their water. My kids like sucking the lemon - and have to drink the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By ammama
I took off 4 months with my last (1 before, and 3...

I took off 4 months with my last (1 before, and 3 after the birth), and we were also moving to a new house, and my husband didn't get any time off. I remember when DD was 5-6 months old, and I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By ammama
I take my dck's to the library all the time, and...

I take my dck's to the library all the time, and they have free drop-in preschool programs (like storytime, sing n dance things and a puppet show the other day). I have gone to the zoo before as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,621
Posted By ammama
Teary 4 Year Old

I have had dcg4 for over a year, and she has never been teary/whiny at all. Just recently she has started randomly crying over very small things. I'm not sure what to do about it! I always invite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,808
Posted By ammama
Same here. My kids just nurse their babies the...

Same here. My kids just nurse their babies the old fashioned way, by holding it up to their chest. They give birth the old fashioned way too, by stuffing the dolly under their shirt, pulling it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,347
Posted By ammama
I''m not open Fridays anyway, but the agency that...

I''m not open Fridays anyway, but the agency that i'm with gives it as a stat holiday, paid. I also get Easter Monday off paid (which I am normally open on), so 4 day weekend :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,127
Posted By ammama
My home is very small as well - it was only 850...

My home is very small as well - it was only 850 sq feet, until we recently renovated the basement (which still isn't used for daycare though). We use the family kitchen, living room, dining room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,929
Posted By ammama
I have a german shepherd cross (crossed with a...

I have a german shepherd cross (crossed with a lab, we think, but she is mostly shepherd). I'm in Canada, but our insurance doesn't care about the dog at all. I don't keep her separated, the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By ammama
What To Do About Dck4 Who Cries Over Every Little Bump?

I have a dcg4 who has been crying on and off for days about a bruise on her leg, and now a little scrape on her arm too. She will be happy one minute, and then BAWLING the next! She won't even eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,587
Posted By ammama
pics didn't work, lets try again!

pics didn't work, lets try again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,587
Posted By ammama
This picture makes my backyard look like a bit of...

This picture makes my backyard look like a bit of rat hole, but it's the only one I could find, and since my yard is covered in 3 feet of snow right now...
Since these photo's were taken, I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By ammama
We go outside from 9:30 or 10 to 11 or 11:30. We...

We go outside from 9:30 or 10 to 11 or 11:30. We have lunch at 11:30, clean up time from 11:50-12, storytime from 12-12:30, and then nap from 12:30-2:30 (or whenever after that they wake up). We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By ammama
hmm, I seem much more lenient than others. I put...

hmm, I seem much more lenient than others. I put the youngest 1 or 2 in the stroller (currently right now that is 1 or 2, 2.5 yr olds) depending on if they can keep up without being dragged and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,908
Posted By ammama
DCP Wants Me To Redo Activities, Just For DCG

So this afternoon as we were getting ready to get out the parachute, dcg's dad comes to pick her up. He often gets here earlier (up to 2 hours earlier) than my other dck's parents. We had planned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,546
Posted By ammama
I bought that book from him, and I LOVE it, but...

I bought that book from him, and I LOVE it, but it is expensive, and I have also found many good ideas from just searching for 'natural playscapes' 'natural playgrounds' and similar search phrases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,797
Posted By ammama
I just filled a spot for October when I get back...

I just filled a spot for October when I get back from my mat leave. I didn't advertise for it, but I did let it be known on my website that I had a space coming open at that time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,975
Posted By ammama
I attached a jolly jumper onto my tree in the...

I attached a jolly jumper onto my tree in the back, and my (then) 7-10 month DD loved it. She would jump out there for hours. I also had an exercauser, or I would put her on a quilt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By ammama
I carried my DD in an ergo for the first year of...

I carried my DD in an ergo for the first year of her life, especially when all the dck's were here. I had all 3-5 year old boys that year, and I was afraid they would step on her, etc. I plan to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By ammama
Ack. coughing at naptime

I have 4/5 today who are coughing. Not feeling sick really, just a bit of coughing, and runny noses. Now it's naptime, and the horizontalness of it all is bringing up all their phlegm, and they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By ammama
I used to have a family like that a few years...

I used to have a family like that a few years ago. Now I have a policy that states that children must be here by 9am, unless they have spoken to me about it beforehand (for a dr's appointment, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By ammama
We're making irish soda bread, and doing a...

We're making irish soda bread, and doing a treasure hunt in the afternoon. The kids are going to make their own baskets (I'm using the plastic green strawberry baskets, and giving them ribbons to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,706
Posted By ammama
I love PT kids, and most of my kids are PTers. ...

I love PT kids, and most of my kids are PTers. FT is 4 days a week (i'm only open 4 days a week) and I charge a flat monthly rate. PT is a daily rate, and I have kids who come 1-3 days a week,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,885
Posted By ammama
We have hot breakfast's most days too. I love...

We have hot breakfast's most days too. I love hot cereal - oatmeal, boiled millet, cream of wheat, Red River (hot 7 whole grain cereal, looks like birdseed). We also have pancakes, french toast,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By ammama
I'm in Alberta :)

I'm in Alberta :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,181
Posted By ammama
I wouldn't say anything - the dck's have no...

I wouldn't say anything - the dck's have no chance of getting it, as long as you keep checking your own kids periodically to make sure they haven't picked it up. By the way, putting girls (I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By ammama
You could get each child to bring a stuffy from...

You could get each child to bring a stuffy from home - most households have dozens of them lying around anyway, and the parents would probably be glad to see them gone :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,737
Posted By ammama
My DD7 still likes it. She is homeschooling next...

My DD7 still likes it. She is homeschooling next year, partly because she feels like she is missing out on all of our activities by going to school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,429
Posted By ammama
My DD2 Won't Nap - Really Need Advice

Ok, i'm getting to the point where i'm at my wits end with nap time.

My daughter turned 2 in November. She has been napping pretty well for the last year, until a couple of weeks ago when we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,709
Posted By ammama
In our house the fav's are the playsilks, dress...

In our house the fav's are the playsilks, dress up clothes in general and baby dolls for the girls and the cars, blocks and ride on toys for the boys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,870
Posted By ammama
I feel this way many days too - last week I had...

I feel this way many days too - last week I had my low point. I just wanted to scream, and cry - mostly over the weather I think. 32 weeks pregnant is tiring anyway. I'm only 24 weeks right now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,310
Posted By ammama
I only work Monday to Thursday. I don't take...

I only work Monday to Thursday. I don't take kids on Fridays, so that I have time to volunteer at my daughters school (next year we're homeschooling, so it will be field trip day), time to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,890
Posted By ammama
My DD7 has asked how babies get in there (i'm...

My DD7 has asked how babies get in there (i'm pregnant right now, so she is pretty curious), and I don't know what to say. I tried the basic "when a mommy and daddy decide to have a baby.." talk,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,436
Posted By ammama
I don't think it is inappropriate until the child...

I don't think it is inappropriate until the child wants their own privacy. Obviously forcing nakedness on someone who is not comfortable with it is wrong. My daughter is 7, and still occasionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By ammama
I don't agree - I don't think you can exclude a...

I don't agree - I don't think you can exclude a child based on the fact that she MIGHT get sick. Be extra vigilant on cleaning and sanitizing, and keep an eye out for symptoms though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,673
Posted By ammama
I don't know about overeating - my dck's and own...

I don't know about overeating - my dck's and own kids eat A LOT of food (we could go through what Sunflower mentioned as a lunch in one meal too), but they are all very active children, at a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By ammama
I would do it - don't put the daycare families...

I would do it - don't put the daycare families before your own. I agree with the other poster - you can always start the daycare back up if it doesn't work out.
Forum: Curriculum 03-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,634
Posted By ammama
The woman who rented me the incubator gave them...

The woman who rented me the incubator gave them to me. It was a really great deal actually - incubator with egg turner (you DON"T want to have to turn your own eggs!), thermometer, candler (to see...
Forum: Curriculum 03-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,634
Posted By ammama
Last year I rented an incubator and hatched...

Last year I rented an incubator and hatched chicks in the living room. It was AWESOME!

I put an add up on Kijiji that I was looking for an incubator with egg turner to rent, and eggs, and found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,553
Posted By ammama
I used to have 2 coupe cars, that I got rid of...

I used to have 2 coupe cars, that I got rid of for a few reasons.

1 - they always fought over them - not fighting out loud really, but one child would stand there waiting for their turn, and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,756
Posted By ammama
My circle time is not a curriculum thing. We...

My circle time is not a curriculum thing. We have our welcome songs that we do each time. Then we talk about anything interesting going on - our weekends, any multi-day projects (like hatching eggs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By ammama
I do a water table inside in the winter some...

I do a water table inside in the winter some weeks (I change up the sensory table every week or two, whenever they start to bore of what's in there). It will be water next week.

I use an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By ammama
I have a cleaner come in every 2nd week for 5-6...

I have a cleaner come in every 2nd week for 5-6 hours and do a deeper clean. Don't feel guilty.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,234
Posted By ammama
I do not take drugs either, although I do have a...

I do not take drugs either, although I do have a glass of wine with supper a couple of times a week, when i'm not pregnant, at least. I would never submit to random drug testing by my agency. It is...
Forum: Curriculum 03-02-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,101
Posted By ammama
I would love to know what the addresses for those...

I would love to know what the addresses for those blogs are, if you are willing to share :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By ammama
I do let them choose their story, each child...

I do let them choose their story, each child picks one book for storytime.

I went to a study group put on by a local Waldorf kindergarten teacher, and we had quite a long talk about appropriate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,191
Posted By ammama
I have 6, including my own 2 (2yrs and 7yrs). ...

I have 6, including my own 2 (2yrs and 7yrs). Dck's range from 2.5 yrs to 4 yrs old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By ammama
Interesting - I really tend to follow Waldorf...

Interesting - I really tend to follow Waldorf methods, which believe that young children shouldn't be given options, as it causes stress in their lives. I tend to employ that line of thinking, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,814
Posted By ammama
In Alberta, you don't get licensed, but you can...

In Alberta, you don't get licensed, but you can choose to contract with a government monitored agency, which I am. I like it because I don't have to collect payment from parents - the agency does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By ammama
That is so funny, I cant believe this came up...

That is so funny, I cant believe this came up today. I have beef stew in my crockpot, and I didn't have time to chop the potatoes this morning, so I was going to throw them in now (1pm) to have them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,832
Posted By ammama
In my house, I would simply remove the child from...

In my house, I would simply remove the child from the table when they starting acting up and say "you must be done eating, go wash up".

If you really want the child to actually manage to eat some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,067
Posted By ammama
I have mine set up right now with rice in it...

I have mine set up right now with rice in it (funnels, cups, pots and pans, spoons, etc and a few dinosaurs/cars that have been tossed in). I use a large, underbed storage bin (6" deep, I put in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By ammama
I love the playsilks, Good Job dying them! I...

I love the playsilks, Good Job dying them! I think I want a set of those little hideaway people - they would look so great lined up on the shelf, for the 2 seconds until they got played with :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,079
Posted By ammama
I will start cooking as early as I need to, to...

I will start cooking as early as I need to, to have supper on the table at 5:40. If I am later than that with supper, my DD2 starts to go into hunger fits :lol:

My dcp's have never cared, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,875
Posted By ammama
yeah, it's true - it could be just as much that...

yeah, it's true - it could be just as much that they are getting to spend more time with me, and that time not necessarily be during dayhome hours. I know my kids - and they are used to having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By ammama
hmmm, I do nothing special. I will usually try...

hmmm, I do nothing special. I will usually try to ensure that I have lots of activities planned (we don't always DO lots, but I have it ready, just in case), to keep their mind off it in case the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,875
Posted By ammama
I know others disagree, but if I were a dcp, I...

I know others disagree, but if I were a dcp, I would want to visit during dayhome hours too. I insist the that the first interview be outside of dayhome hours, but that if they want to return to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,813
Posted By ammama
My DH would never have a beer in front of the...

My DH would never have a beer in front of the children, and I would be really angry if he did. I think it is unproffessional, and infringes on the rights of the parents to choose what they want...
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