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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Ha - church's youth group leaders and toddler ss...

Ha - church's youth group leaders and toddler ss class teacher here! happyface

I had ages 2 to 10 for most of the summer and at the end we extended the youngest to a baby under 1 yr. The baby was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Arlington is not too far, at all. My sister...

Arlington is not too far, at all.

My sister and I are moving there with our families, so we know that my mom will be following us. I just hope it's sooner than later! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I have family near those parts and we liked the...

I have family near those parts and we liked the climate. We've got a sustainable farm here and we plan on doing it all over again when we get there! So excited! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Do it!!! Summer care is sooo fun. :D We made...

Do it!!! Summer care is sooo fun. :D We made mudpies, caught snakes and bugs, planted, harvested and cooked our own food, had scavenger hunts...

On some rainy days, we made "aged" treasure maps,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks! I love the isolation - so peaceful! ...

Thanks! I love the isolation - so peaceful!

We're looking east of Dallas, near Sulphur Springs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Moving!

We've officially sent in our paperwork to close the daycare.

We were licensed in March had a total of 13 kids over the summer, and dwiddled to four when school started. Right when we decided to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,227
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oh, I definitely agree - take it slow. Keep the...

Oh, I definitely agree - take it slow. Keep the number of kids that you're comfortable with and kids that you're comfortable with until after you have the baby and get settled in. Then add on as your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,176
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Quick, before I start to cry...

Somebody remind me that I will get more kids eventually. :(

I know that I took a risk taking on SA rather infants and toddlers, but I am better with older kids and I don't want to mix the two.
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-24-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,726
Posted By themoorethemerrier
The cups used to be our problem because I...

The cups used to be our problem because I couldn't keep them separated with colors - I have 4 kids of my own and then I'm licensed to have up to 14.

I have 6 oz glasses; on each cup I placed wide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,641
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Here in NY you can be a registered fdc for 6 plus...

Here in NY you can be a registered fdc for 6 plus 2, and licensed gfdc for 12 plus 2.

I'm gfdc (12 plus 2) since last month. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,341
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I have a Facebook page and website. I'm not sure...

I have a Facebook page and website. I'm not sure how many people they're reaching on their own, and I know that a blog would help, but I can't find the time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By themoorethemerrier
My own kids are 7, 6, 5 and almost 3. We have a...

My own kids are 7, 6, 5 and almost 3. We have a farm, homeschool and started caring for other kids last year. I just last year felt my hormones regulate (first time in almost 8 years!!! happyface )...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
Posted By themoorethemerrier
:( Oh, how devastating!!! Prayers for strength...

:( Oh, how devastating!!! Prayers for strength and healing going their way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By themoorethemerrier
My First Interview

Unfortunately, I have a nervous condition (must be genetic!) that makes me a bit of a phone idiot as well as socially awkward during a first impression. :lol:

Had a pre-interview on the phone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By themoorethemerrier
SA Care Providers

I love seeing the set ups for everyone's day care, but they seem too young for our gfdc. Any exclusively SA daycare pics and ideas that you could give me? TIA!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I'm the forum face here, but my hubs is my FT...

I'm the forum face here, but my hubs is my FT assistant. :D

I'm the silly and fun nurturer and he's the creative yet serious adventurer.

I wish you well!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,673
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Last year my husband had a FT job as a collector...

Last year my husband had a FT job as a collector ( :( ), physically ran a farm and was a deacon and youth group leader at our church. I homeschooled, did all of our farm plans, finances and marketing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Uh, Cheerfuldom, it's really an 1 inch of a 2X6...

Uh, Cheerfuldom, it's really an 1 inch of a 2X6 which was then broken with the grain. I could take a picture, but it just looks like broken pieces of wood. :o :lol: Kids still like it, so why not?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By themoorethemerrier
:lol: I missed the part where you said oven, all...

:lol: I missed the part where you said oven, all I saw was fire. I can definitely do camp fire meals. We already do quite a few garden meals (they harvest and help prepare) so that would be a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Brainteaser Games And Books

Blowing up the boards with my million questions again! :D

Recommendations?

We have the triangle game, which my 7 yo dd loves, and my hubby made a simple jigsaw wood puzzle with the end of a 2X6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By themoorethemerrier
We do have a cast iron dutch oven and mountain...

We do have a cast iron dutch oven and mountain pie makers that our family uses all summer, but I am a little wary having actual fires. (Anyone have camp fires with your dck?)

Ooooo... I like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Nature exploration with SA

We've already got the farm-to-fork program, but for the older SA we're creating a nature exploration program.

We have all our survival books, nature guides, compasses and walkie talkies for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By themoorethemerrier
We're working on moving to all organic, but dairy...

We're working on moving to all organic, but dairy has been one that we are having a hard time with because we live out in the sticks and our local stores carry mostly just quart sized organic milk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By themoorethemerrier
License Is On Its Way!!!!

Holy moly that was a long process! :lol:

Now to start interviewing because my FT family is leaving me next week... Where one door closes, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Subsidy mostly, but you make an excellent point...

Subsidy mostly, but you make an excellent point about the tax purposes...

Oooooo... can we claim being on daycare.com as "research"? :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Attendance Ethics

How far do you round the time to your favor?

I was keeping within 15 minutes, but I've heard that some providers round to the nearest half or whole hour.

I'm doing February's attendance and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,972
Posted By themoorethemerrier
If you really feel that he's bringing out the...

If you really feel that he's bringing out the worst in you and you can't do it any longer, it's time to tell them. Overcome the guilt; it's be better for the dcb to be with someone that is able to...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-24-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,906
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I've got no advice, but just wanted to say...

I've got no advice, but just wanted to say welcome to the site! :)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,227
Posted By themoorethemerrier
My sponser (was totally rocks, BTW) had never...

My sponser (was totally rocks, BTW) had never heard of it.

I'm wondering how to go about getting it set up so that we're able to. Any ideas?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-24-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,227
Posted By themoorethemerrier
CACFP and MMK

Anyone in NY send meal count, attendance and menu to their sponser electronically?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I'm not sure. My assistant is my husband and...

I'm not sure.

My assistant is my husband and I don't claim him as an employee. Then I have two substitutes (that can fill in for both of us if needed) one is already day care center employee with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Assistant and Substitute question

I don't want the paperwork and issues that come with employees since I'll need them less than 30 hrs a week a couple weeks a year.

Can I claim it as contracted work? How do I go about this?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thank you! :D That's a great point about the word...

Thank you! :D That's a great point about the word interview! I never even thought of it that way... Changing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Advertising

I'm almost done with the licensing process but I need to keep working on advertising.

I'm in a rural area and 'round these parts, CL isn't all that helpful... I've got a FB page, website, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,712
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I would love to make this work for my situation,...

I would love to make this work for my situation, too, but I do mostly before and after-schoolers.

These are my rates right now - WWYD?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,292
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oh, how devastating. :( Lots of prayers for this...

Oh, how devastating. :( Lots of prayers for this family and for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By themoorethemerrier
BUMP for more thoughts. :)

BUMP for more thoughts. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Good job for being such a blessing to someone...

Good job for being such a blessing to someone else! :)

What a wonderful Christmas gift for you both!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thank you!!! :) You have no idea how helpful the...

Thank you!!! :) You have no idea how helpful the feedback is! My brain feels scrambled with all the details.

Okay, flat rate it is!

I'm group. I really want to enroll no more than four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,014
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I was thinking along the same lines as this....

I was thinking along the same lines as this. Though I'd appreciate just about any gift that they gave, I'd love to be able tell them or for them to know that it's well-loved and used regularly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By themoorethemerrier
:D Thanks! We do have alot of fun. Sure...

:D Thanks! We do have alot of fun.

Sure come for a visit, we'll put you all to work! :lol: I do have a FB page, but I just started it last week. Not much there, yet.

I tried not to mention the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Hmmm... is my site showing up for any of you?

Hmmm... is my site showing up for any of you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,001
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oh, we have been hearing the p - word lately....

Oh, we have been hearing the p - word lately. It's in a movie referring to a cat and in several older songs. We also have been studying ocean life, and of course octopus has to end with a "y".
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I can't say yet. I have siblings now, and...

I can't say yet.

I have siblings now, and just like my kids sometimes there's a sibling scuffle or an exclusive sibling-play. I imagine that an only would be more likely to have either more alone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Wow ew! :lol: Where did he come up with...

Wow ew! :lol:

Where did he come up with that?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I'm Almost Done!

I got the go-ahead from my licensor to start advertising!

Last week, I started a buzz on Facebook with the promise of a upcoming website. I bought my domain name and here's what I have so far. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,652
Posted By themoorethemerrier
We do make the goop, but we call it gloop. ...

We do make the goop, but we call it gloop.

The liquid starch - can I make my own and use it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,652
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks, Michael. Only the Cloud Dough thread had...

Thanks, Michael. Only the Cloud Dough thread had any relevance. It was more recent-ish, though. I want to say it was for Christmas gifts or something. I remember seeing it thinking that I needed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,725
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks, ladies... :) I don't get it - not...

Thanks, ladies... :)

I don't get it - not attendance based so you cannot charge for sick days or vacations, but they slap a higher quality care label on those that do take a vacation???...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,725
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Tell Me What You Think...

We have a farm & garden and nature study (think day camp-ish) complete with my husband, the wilderness survival guide. He's a walking encyclopedia. I swear he should have his own show! :lol: ). As...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,570
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Right-o! OP clearly said that DD is just...

Right-o!

OP clearly said that DD is just dipping them in the water and not even trying to wash them. That's not incapable, that's lazy and unwilling.

IMO, this is giving a child real-world...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,652
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Silly Putty Or Goop Recipe?

Michael, I'm sorry, I tried to search it!!! :lol: I think that for people like me, we should start a "homemade" toy thread.

I know I recently saw a recipe for either goop or silly putty. Anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,293
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Awesome!!! :D

Awesome!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,475
Posted By themoorethemerrier
This is an excellent idea!!! In my case it's...

This is an excellent idea!!!

In my case it's a 3 yo dcb. I just had him sit on the couch so he could get it out before he returned to the group, but a crying spot would be soooo much better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,570
Posted By themoorethemerrier
:lol: Too much responsibility? Whoa, mama, don't...

:lol: Too much responsibility? Whoa, mama, don't come to my house - we live on a farm in a home of 6. Everyone contributes here, even my 2 year old - free rides are for the weak. ;)

My girlies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,027
Posted By themoorethemerrier
YAY!!! Hope the dcf is a perfect fit for you!!! :D

YAY!!! Hope the dcf is a perfect fit for you!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,027
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Absolutely, trust does take time! And I am very...

Absolutely, trust does take time! And I am very selective of the people surrounding my children, whether I am or not there.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't refuse a brief visit or early pick up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,027
Posted By themoorethemerrier
If I were a sole provider, I would only allow 15...

If I were a sole provider, I would only allow 15 minute observations *no adult interaction* with women. No men. I know that I alone can contain the children's attention to what we're doing for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,178
Posted By themoorethemerrier
If my girls as me for something in between our...

If my girls as me for something in between our meal times, I offer water.

It's tough because you know that some kids have small stomaches and high metabolism. But I would still stick with the dc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,443
Posted By themoorethemerrier
WHOO HOO!!! It's soooo fun! And it's easy once...

WHOO HOO!!! It's soooo fun! And it's easy once you find your groove.

Right now my girls are "K", 1st and 2nd. We are child-led "free rangers". I have a scope and sequence that I loosely follow....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By themoorethemerrier
New Families Intro Letter?

I know that we'll have an interview, but do you put out (whether by email, website, personally) an intro letter to give families a feel of what your day care is like?

I want to tread carefully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Most recipes say to peel and cut them. BIG pain...

Most recipes say to peel and cut them. BIG pain in the butt.

I cut mine in half, scoop out the seeds (pumpkin seeds!) and throw on the baking sheet (upside down so they don't dry out) for an hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By themoorethemerrier
While I'm at it...

I've got science junkies, so I'm looking for some cool kits, games, toys, etc. Any thing geared for elementary and middle school age. (We homeschool and our dc is geared for school-agers.)

Company...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Human Anatomy Model Puzzle?

We've got books and one cd-rom (which the kids love) but I would like to get a hands-on puzzle.

I was looking at this:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,741
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oh, never mind! :ouch: I use both Shaklee...

Oh, never mind! :ouch:

I use both Shaklee and Melalueca. Thanks for the info, Catherder - good to know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,741
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Sure, as soon as I find it!!! :lol: I'll work on...

Sure, as soon as I find it!!! :lol: I'll work on that today!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,741
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I use Melaleuca's Sol-U-Guard; tea tree oil...

I use Melaleuca's Sol-U-Guard; tea tree oil based! :D It just received it's hospital grade certification. (You reminded me - I need to print it out!)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oh, I'm sorry! I would wait for the appt to...

Oh, I'm sorry!

I would wait for the appt to see what will be entailed and then talk to the DCFs. I would think that they would be understanding, but they will still need care for the times that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Found the cloud dough! :ouch:

Found the cloud dough! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Searching For Tried And True

recipes for cloud dough, play dough, and play clay. I have a few recipes I found online and they were not that great.

Also how long do they last in your house? Now that winter is here (almost) I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-05-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,903
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Oooo... Nice. I have a hard time making my bread...

Oooo... Nice. I have a hard time making my bread because it's a quad recipe and takes 15 minutes to knead! :eek: :lol:

On my list - thank you! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,757
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Sad. Sorry that the kiddos and you had to witness...

Sad. Sorry that the kiddos and you had to witness that. :(

You sound like you were polite (though shocked) when you responded back to him. At that point, I would have went to the front desk, asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,616
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I Had My Second Safety Inspection

It lasted from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm!!! The inspectors were amazed at how well the kiddos behaved. So was I. :lol:

It went well - not really too much added to the list. We've got a lot of work to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,396
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Do it! :) We homeschool with our 1st and 2nd...

Do it! :)

We homeschool with our 1st and 2nd graders (though my 1st grader is doing essentially the same level of work).

We're "free-range" (I like that term! :D ) eclectic Charlotte Mason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,828
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I Know I Have To Make Sacrifices...

like my wood cook stove, lovely unfinished rustic floor (it's quite lovely really) and dream pantry. BUT the one thing I refuse to do is not have a comfy seating area in my livingroom, which happens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Whoa! I was JUST thinking about this. My...

Whoa! I was JUST thinking about this.

My 3yo dcb was constantly tattling, so I just started asking, Are you tattling on someone? He'd say, No (pause) I love you. And he'd scamper off. Then I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,399
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I like how you two both said "hun" to her. :) ...

I like how you two both said "hun" to her. :)

I'm in NYS. Legally exempt, I can care for as many of my own children and relatives (to the third sanguinity or whatever) as I want. Over that I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I took my girls to my hub's workplace to TOT when...

I took my girls to my hub's workplace to TOT when they were toddlers. We haven't gone since and no one misses it.

I think I'm more annoyed by the commercialization of Halloween than I am of it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By themoorethemerrier
It doesn't make sense to want her down to one nap...

It doesn't make sense to want her down to one nap unless she's really fighting or doesn't sleep at all during one of the naps. Is dcm going by what she's reading in a book? Lots of my fellow moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,475
Posted By themoorethemerrier
AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!! :D

AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By themoorethemerrier
The Interview

I was thinking of what I would expect from a dc that I had to leave my children at and what I as a provider expect of dc families.

Do most parents ask or assume that they should bring their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thank you! It helps! :D

Thank you! It helps! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,375
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I'm in the licensing process and almost every...

I'm in the licensing process and almost every spare moment for thought goes either into this or into our farm. I have actual dreams about all this stuff! :lol:

And now I'm up until midnight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,123
Posted By themoorethemerrier
I'm checking out the MMK. I have the gates,...

I'm checking out the MMK.

I have the gates, extinguishers, cots, safety things.

Now I'm thinking about programs, books, and supplies for older children.

Keep the ideas coming ladies - I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Nannyde Can You Help Me?

Please? :D

I love your rate structure, and I would like to tweak it to fit my gfdc.

I had planned on only charging FT rates, with the exception of a B&A school program which would be 6:60-8:45...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By themoorethemerrier
((((HUG)))) I hate inspections - I feel like an...

((((HUG)))) I hate inspections - I feel like an insect.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-27-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,384
Posted By themoorethemerrier
:lol: Thanks, Michael! I signed up for the...

:lol: Thanks, Michael!

I signed up for the free trial.

It took me awhile to find out what the MMK meant. I actually thought it was going to be a ready made menu plan. Guess not. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-27-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,384
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Minute Menu Kids

Tell me about it! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,123
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Ages 3 to 12. :)

Ages 3 to 12. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,123
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Making My List And Checking It Twice

I designated at least $2000 of the coming loan to "supplies". I could easily blow it on all the marvelous things in the catalogs, but I'd rather start off with things that are usually the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,182
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Tell him we said what would really make him SUPER...

Tell him we said what would really make him SUPER wonderful is if he repeated that good deed (maybe substitute it for something else that you needed done) and gave you another massage tonight. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Cleaning systems

We have got terrible allergies and our Bissell vacuum is totally just adding to the problem and my rug cleaner is no longer working.

Looking at a Rainbow system - I know - BIG MONEY. My mom had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,699
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Okay, not to hijack the post, but how do you put...

Okay, not to hijack the post, but how do you put not to bring outside food in your contract (other than no outside food)?
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-22-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,797
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks! It's so overwhelming trying to start off...

Thanks! It's so overwhelming trying to start off "right" so these are immensely helpful! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,256
Posted By themoorethemerrier
"Well, I thought that was an upgrade from the...

"Well, I thought that was an upgrade from the soap operas... No good?" :lol:

The first day here my 2yo dcb told his dad that we got out the bats in his pants. I'm assuming that he was thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By themoorethemerrier
First I'd like to say how much I appreciate this...

First I'd like to say how much I appreciate this site - I would have hated to see the results had I started my dc without so much insight. :eek:

Okay, so I've been thinking my school aged rates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,866
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,866
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Business Plan Example

I searched for hours for specific to day care business plans before I started mine. I found one, but it was a little too commercial, and a strange format.

Now that mine's almost done, I thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,685
Posted By themoorethemerrier
Thanks for the links - I just have to finally...

Thanks for the links - I just have to finally commit to cook one whole Saturday of the month.

I've got a 3 family co-op for Friday date nights, which is awesome, and I'm currently tryng to drag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,685
Posted By themoorethemerrier
It's 10:45 pm...

and I'm still cooking and cleaning!!! :eek:

I am no stranger to the wahm life and until summer hit I was rocking the dc world with my mad skills of coordinating the farm, homeschooling and dc....
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