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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,339
Posted By bluemoose_mom
That's the thing, I probably won't. I mean,...

That's the thing, I probably won't.

I mean, I'm not going to walk around shirtless or what not, but I won't have a cover. I'll just use my shirt to cover the top of my breast. The're going to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,339
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Should I Inform Parents I Breastfeed?

I just had a new baby. I breastfeed and will continue to do so until well into his first year (possibly longer, my first one nursed until 17 months).

Is this something I should inform my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Thanks everyone. We did go outside, and I...

Thanks everyone.

We did go outside, and I *tried* to keep dcg away from water. We didn't stay out too long, and she didn't get to wet.

I did send home a notice, again, and tell dad, again,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Yes, parent's received and acknowledged all 3...

Yes, parent's received and acknowledged all 3 notices.

Sorry, DD wants my attention, can't respond to everyone else. Thanks though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Fair or Not??

Okay, is this fair? This is one particular family...

I sent home notice middle of april to bring summer stuff by may 1st (including swim suit). Didn't come.

I send home another notice last day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,808
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Don't judge me but.... I let my 3 1/2 year...

Don't judge me but....

I let my 3 1/2 year old, non napping dd watch a full length movie yesterday during nap so I could mop and sweep my whole upstairs in peace (and dust!). I never let her watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,692
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I had a mom that was out of work for 2.5 weeks....

I had a mom that was out of work for 2.5 weeks. Found a job right away, had to wait to start training.

Her daughter come to my house, every day, for 10 hours.

It's not fair to the child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I don't wake kids up ever, unless they are over...

I don't wake kids up ever, unless they are over 3.5 but then I would only wake if there wasn't a clear reason why ( like a late night before) they needed the extra sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,878
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Be forewarned, this can be miserable for kids (my...

Be forewarned, this can be miserable for kids (my DD got it when I first opened).

Make sure that when you define when he can come back, include being able to function normally. My dd was crabby,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,440
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Well, I got the 30 day free trial. We'll see how...

Well, I got the 30 day free trial. We'll see how well my DD likes it, and if I find it useful.

And MarinaVanessa, you also get 2 free months if you sign up after the free trial...and you get 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,440
Posted By bluemoose_mom
ABCmouse.com

Anyone use this website? The price doesn't concern me so much, as it's for my daughter (who is my only preschooler). She's 3.5 and knows her basic's but I'm looking for something that is fun for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,898
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Yes, I do. I've tried my hardest to keep the food...

Yes, I do. I've tried my hardest to keep the food I serve as healthy as possible, but still kid likeable (I serve one kid friendly meal per week, per meal). I don't offer candy or juice except on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,914
Posted By bluemoose_mom
As for question one, yes they stack without the...

As for question one, yes they stack without the trays on. What I do (I have 3), I take the tray off two of them, and stack those two together. I take the one with the tray still on, and stack that on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have 3 kids, but one won't be here for summer. ...

I have 3 kids, but one won't be here for summer.

I figured it out that sunscreen will cost 11.00 for two cans. I figured one kid won't go through two full cans, but will need more than 1 can. Does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,914
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Yes, Ikea ship's. I had my 3 shipped to me.

Yes, Ikea ship's. I had my 3 shipped to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Thank you both for the replies! I'm a little fed...

Thank you both for the replies! I'm a little fed up at the moment, so I wasn't sure if that was coming through too much or not.

As far as the sunscreen goes, I will have a permission slip parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Does this letter to DCP sound too...well, pissy?

I need to address some issues with my parents. Does this letter sound too pissy? This is the rough draft, I'm sure it needs some tweaking but what do you guys think? Oh, and does 10 sound too much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,914
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have 3 of the Ikea one's, and I love them!!...

I have 3 of the Ikea one's, and I love them!! They are so easy to clean, and they do stack nicely. You can't beat the price either.

I agree with the sticker, all of mine are sooo gross! I've tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I see this as being rather reasonable to call the...

I see this as being rather reasonable to call the cops, just in case. Since it was right out in the open, the assumption is that nothing fishy is going on. Still, what if

Would I ask the person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By bluemoose_mom
My two cents... Biting is not acceptable,...

My two cents...

Biting is not acceptable, and I would not let it go undiscplined, regardless of why. Punishment would happen, age appropriately.

Hitting...would sometimes be punished in older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Sorry CedarCreek, that commented was directed at...

Sorry CedarCreek, that commented was directed at canadiancare, not anyone else. All canadiancare did was direct me to a facebook page, not any news articles or actual first hand knowledge.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
A facebook page doesn't make it legit. People...

A facebook page doesn't make it legit. People will like something without even considering it's true, if it seems outrageous enough.

However, after googling and reading 10 or more articles by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
That news article has me suspicious. I just don't...

That news article has me suspicious. I just don't believe that someone wouldn't have put their foot down about segregated proms a long time ago, and I've never ever heard of that happening any where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Okay, I read the bill, and you are correct that...

Okay, I read the bill, and you are correct that it does not talk about pedophilia at all. It is only talking about minor gay conversion therapy, and the title, and article are a little misleading.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I don't have the time to read the bill, I will...

I don't have the time to read the bill, I will tonight some time. I did want to respond to whether or not I think there is a difference between gay marriage and pedophilia (reading the bill will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
This was posted on my facebook wall today, so I...

This was posted on my facebook wall today, so I thought I would share. I know that a lot (most, I hope) of people who support gay marriage don't think this way, but it shows the dangerous place this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,962
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I had a boy this age, pretty much the same...

I had a boy this age, pretty much the same behavior wise. Perhaps a little less violent. The parent's wouldn't step up and discipline him because he wouldn't stay in time out, so they didn't do time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,603
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I take two weeks unpaid vacation. I give two...

I take two weeks unpaid vacation.

I give two weeks vacation to parents, at half the normal rate.

I close for all major holidays, paid (plus christmas eve). Day before Thanksgiving is an unpaid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
What verse are you referring to when God condones...

What verse are you referring to when God condones a polygamy marriage?

I quoted this verse over the Genesis one because it talks about divorce and remarrying (which was talked about earlier).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 37,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'm with Blackcat...but don't really have much...

I'm with Blackcat...but don't really have much passion for this topic.

I do think it needs to be a federal definition, it being left up to the states is just confusing.

As for adoption...as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'm SHOCKED that other people do this!! Learned...

I'm SHOCKED that other people do this!! Learned something new. I've never ever heard of this. I have to have mine toasted (I rarely eat them though...sigh) but I rarely toast the kids cause then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Feel free to add more questions marks cause yeah,...

Feel free to add more questions marks cause yeah, I don't know! Honestly, you should have seen my face when I found out they butter their pop tarts. I was in shock...I have no insights for you. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,240
Posted By bluemoose_mom
As someone who's had to call on a family...

As someone who's had to call on a family member...call! Though in my case it was not a suspicion, but a known fact (30 year old brother slept--not sure if it consequential--not that it matters---with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By bluemoose_mom
That is soo sweet! Barely any of my parents...

That is soo sweet! Barely any of my parents showed appreciation for the egg hunt/easter baskets I made for the kids, so I'm jealous!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By bluemoose_mom
This should be in my rather lengthy hand book,...

This should be in my rather lengthy hand book, and it's not. That's why I'm having a hard time addressing in it. I'll just have to bite the bullet, and tell dad no more. I think I'll just say it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By bluemoose_mom
BC-I see how that can work, but I don't think it...

BC-I see how that can work, but I don't think it would work for me.

I have a small group of kids (only 3, plus my daughter) and everyone other than my daughter is a big breakfast eater and I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Coming With Pop Tart 5 Days In Row...Plus Other Eating Issues

I have an 18 month dcb who has come with poptart (buttered no less) in hand every day this week.

GRRRR. I didn't mind it in the past, as it was sporadic but it's happening regularly now. When this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I've never seen one for foaming soap but I do...

I've never seen one for foaming soap but I do have the automatic one for normal soap.

Even though the soap is much more expensive, I love love love it. I wasn't having the problem with too much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,740
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'm sorry but I never wore my daughter, and...

I'm sorry but I never wore my daughter, and didn't hold her ALL THE TIME, and she's grown into a rather independent, confident child. Nor was I SUPER responsive to her cries, whether in her crib or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I do, but it's my own child who is 3 and a half....

I do, but it's my own child who is 3 and a half. She usually sleeps till 8:30 or 9 so she doesn't need a nap. I don't have the heart to wake her up, so I let her sleep.

She mostly does her own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By bluemoose_mom
My husband got it this past spring when my dc...

My husband got it this past spring when my dc siblings brought it into my house.

My daughter also got it, they where both miserable for 3 or 4 days. Thankfully I didn't get it, neither did my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I wouldn't be so embarrassed, I'm sure most (me...

I wouldn't be so embarrassed, I'm sure most (me included) could learn more about holidays in general, and not just what that holiday means to our family!

But cool that you're from Egypt! I love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Just out of curiosity...where are you from...

Just out of curiosity...where are you from daycare? I'm sure everyone else knows, but I'm rather new.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By bluemoose_mom
For me, I line dry to keep my clothes looking...

For me, I line dry to keep my clothes looking nice. I spend a lot of money on my clothes, and since I like to look nice even though I'm caring for kids, they get a lot of abuse (I save my "nicer"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have a drying rack in my laundry room. I bought...

I have a drying rack in my laundry room. I bought it at menards for $10.00. I need another one though. I have enough space on it to hang almost 2 medium sized loads. I two loads of line dry things,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I don't really use email to communicate with...

I don't really use email to communicate with parents, so I didn't add that. I did have hours/days care is needed, but forgot to tell that in my op.

However, I did add currently enrolled based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,331
Posted By bluemoose_mom
The play room is sage(kinda) green with dark...

The play room is sage(kinda) green with dark brown carpet. The "running around room" (which is separated by my stairs) is light brown with dark brown carpet. The is very few toys over in this area,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Interview Questionnaire...What To Add?

I have contact info for parents, place of employment, who is primary contact, children's names, ages, special instructions, how they heard about me, their desire to be placed on waiting list, and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By bluemoose_mom
My parents gave me a cold bath as a punishment...

My parents gave me a cold bath as a punishment around the age of 8 or 9, after sitting on a gravel road (my hands under my butt). I can very well imagine what this child's home life is like, and it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I don't consider it neglectful at all. I...

I don't consider it neglectful at all.

I sometimes finish my make up after my first dck gets here. Less than 10 minutes. She plays within hearing (within regulation) but usually is within eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,785
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I am open 7 am to 6 pm. I wish I could change my...

I am open 7 am to 6 pm. I wish I could change my close time to 5:30, or even 5:00 but we live in a very small rural community, and most people work 30-45 minutes away. Oh, well.

No holidays, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,938
Posted By bluemoose_mom
North Dakota requires a working phone. That's...

North Dakota requires a working phone. That's all.

In fact, when I got my license, I was waiting out my contract on a cell phone from a different area of the state, and wasn't using my phone. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,350
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Just kidding, most meat loaf has bread in it---or...

Just kidding, most meat loaf has bread in it---or crackers. The one I linked to has bread in it.

Well, I'm not help then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,350
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'm good with noodles, and meat in the oven...

I'm good with noodles, and meat in the oven (grilling is the hubby's job). I can't bake every single time.

I'm glad I didn't offend you...I'm was trying to resist but couldn't.

Sunshinemama's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,350
Posted By bluemoose_mom
All spice is a specific spice. Similar to accent...

All spice is a specific spice. Similar to accent spice, I think any way. I don't have any recipes that call for "all spice". Food.com is an awesome site for various different recipes. It's very sweet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,194
Posted By bluemoose_mom
All good points. Very good points inf fact. ...

All good points. Very good points inf fact.

STILL. A bit ridiculous and sad.

I'm glad you got paid, and in cash. That will be good to have on hand. Silver lining in everything, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,194
Posted By bluemoose_mom
:rolleyes: :eek: That would have been my...

:rolleyes: :eek: That would have been my response. You have way more patience for parents that can't get anything done with kids around than I do.

Stay smart, and safe everyone. You all are in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By bluemoose_mom
First off, no you are not being pushy. I don't...

First off, no you are not being pushy. I don't have any state assistance people, but I interviewed one this week. I said I would only take the children into care if I billed on my normal schedule and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,365
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I make a crock pot full of spaghetti sauce, then...

I make a crock pot full of spaghetti sauce, then freeze into meal appropriate sizes (one for my family, the rest for daycare).

I freeze several different hot dishes into daycare sized lunches. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By bluemoose_mom
At the center I worked at for 5 years, this...

At the center I worked at for 5 years, this happened but not on a regular basis. It was more a sub type situation, and then it was only with the mom's that weren't a push over, and would treat their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,274
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Yep, I'm closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ...

Yep, I'm closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

I'm also closed the day after Thanksgiving this year, though it's not in my handbook--none of my families needed me, so I told them I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,778
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have an older model, and love it! I use it...

I have an older model, and love it! I use it regularly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,333
Posted By bluemoose_mom
If you're nuts, then I am too!:lol: I plan on...

If you're nuts, then I am too!:lol: I plan on bringing in my (cleaned and sanitized) sand table from outside (can't play in the sand when it's -20 out) and using it as a sensory table.

I plan on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,350
Posted By bluemoose_mom
This made me laugh to picture it! I have a little...

This made me laugh to picture it! I have a little dcb who I believe, based on how he is now, will be the one to do this.

Thanks for the laugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Yep, I facebook stalk too. It's not very fair...

Yep, I facebook stalk too. It's not very fair though, my facebook page is unsearchable.

Though Blackcat, looking them up on the criminal history database is a good idea too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,271
Posted By bluemoose_mom
My own DD had an ear infection a month ago. The...

My own DD had an ear infection a month ago. The doctor saw her, prescribed antibotic's for ear infection and a module thing in her mouth that may have been caused by an infection (for the life of me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By bluemoose_mom
likethis and I agree!

likethis

and I agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Sorry to hijack too! I did pm you daycare. ...

Sorry to hijack too! I did pm you daycare.

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Hey shout out to daycare--- I have 5 to 7...

Hey shout out to daycare---

I have 5 to 7 lbs left to lose from pre and post baby weight (I'm 5 ft, weighed 155 Jan. 2011 and now fluctuate between 110 and 113). I would love love to be 105 (what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By bluemoose_mom
This idea almost makes me want to live in Cali. ...

This idea almost makes me want to live in Cali.

I could never put up with your guy's rules and regulations.

Like I said, almost.

Have fun though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have a little girl who did this when she...

I have a little girl who did this when she started.

I went in and patted her back until she settled. Most days she sleeps the full two hours, about twice a week I have to go back in and pat her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Someone gave me a tip a when I started my daycare...

Someone gave me a tip a when I started my daycare (from this site actually) to exercise while the kids played. I've done that for months now, and have lost several inches off my waist, and some off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Can you paint these? Or use food coloring? Which...

Can you paint these? Or use food coloring? Which method would work better, do you think?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Age Range
Views: 4,057
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'm 26, my DH is 24. And for kicks, my dd is 3....

I'm 26, my DH is 24. And for kicks, my dd is 3. We've been married 6 years, together for 8.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,853
Posted By bluemoose_mom
likethislikethis OOps, BC didn't see you...

likethislikethis

OOps, BC didn't see you just posted the same exact thing. O well, still agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,853
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I am voting Romney.

I am voting Romney.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Storing snow gear for 5 kids?!

I have a rather large closet, but it's already mostly full with dck coats, and my families coats. I now need to have room for 5 kid's full snow gear...any idea's beyond an old walmart bag on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,434
Posted By bluemoose_mom
The center I worked at used those mats (the one's...

The center I worked at used those mats (the one's that are vinyl covered foam) and after a short time they would rip, and need to be replaced because you couldn't wash the inside foam. With the mats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,434
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Have them, and love them. They're sturdy enough...

Have them, and love them. They're sturdy enough for every day use, however I'm running into problems with the sheet that comes with...it's starting to fray around the corners. Kiinda annoying but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I have an 18 month old dck who I transitioned at...

I have an 18 month old dck who I transitioned at 14 months, at home she is still in a crib. It took a good week or two for her to "get it" but redirecting back to cot worked.

I have a 13 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,165
Posted By bluemoose_mom
You'll get them. Seems like most of us have a lot...

You'll get them. Seems like most of us have a lot of these policies, and we get customers. I know it's hard, I've only been open for 5 months, so I know the fear of failure well.

I have a two week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,191
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I don't find the picture (or the new one's coming...

I don't find the picture (or the new one's coming out) disgusting at all. I find extended nursing to be just as natural and beautiful as nursing an infant. I do think the pose wasn't natural, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Benefits are nice, but...well, so is being able...

Benefits are nice, but...well, so is being able to stay home with my daughter and being my own boss.

I'm with blackcat, both my DH and I are self employed. We do not have medical or life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I think it's fine. If it was directed at parents,...

I think it's fine. If it was directed at parents, I think it would be inappropriate, but since it's geared towards someone else coming to your door (your family members, neighbors, and friends). The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,530
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I do. I made a different animal for each child...

I do. I made a different animal for each child using my cricket (which I love love love) and put their name and birth date on. The kids love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,947
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Can someone give me a link the Ikea one's? I...

Can someone give me a link the Ikea one's? I don't know what you're referring to.

Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,947
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Flat Fold Highchair Recommendations?

I need two new highchairs for my little toddlers. I would like them to fold as flat as possible to store. Cheap, but durable and wipe-able to clean (I detest having to wash the inner lining in order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By bluemoose_mom
countrygal-Mom and I had a pretty good heart to...

countrygal-Mom and I had a pretty good heart to heart, and mom is realizing some of her mistakes and seems willing to correct them. As to whether or not it's going to happen, only time will tell. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I agree with all the the above. I did send him...

I agree with all the the above. I did send him home on Wednesday, at 10 am. It got through to dad that this is in fact a problem. Mom knew and has been devastated by this, and doesn't understand why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By bluemoose_mom
We talked on wednesday when she came to get...

We talked on wednesday when she came to get sister, so we have only been working on it since then.

She says she's going to be more consistent with him, and do time outs.

I'm not sure how that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By bluemoose_mom
No hitting or kicking other children (yet) just...

No hitting or kicking other children (yet) just me.

It's only happened 3 times in 3 months, two of those being this week.

Root of the problem: this kid has never been disciplined. Mom never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Policy on Hitting?

What is your guys policy on hitting and kicking YOU?

And do you believe that hitting from a nearly 4 year old is considered normal behavior?

What is your policy on hitting other children, at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By bluemoose_mom
I'll come back on later, but I'm a 5 year center...

I'll come back on later, but I'm a 5 year center veteran and a 4 month old new daycare provider (also with a young dd, almost 3), so I think I can give some good advice, at least what's worked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Sounds kind of lame in comparison to your issue...

Sounds kind of lame in comparison to your issue but we're going to Disney World Sept 1-10 for our daughters 3rd birthday.

Kinda bummed.

It's nothing like what you have to deal with but still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By bluemoose_mom
No experience but go to kellymom.com. Great info...

No experience but go to kellymom.com. Great info on main board, and also a great forum. You should get a ton of advice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,128
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Here in ND- If you are unliscensed you can have...

Here in ND-
If you are unliscensed you can have 5 kids.

If you are liscensed (I am), you can have 7 kids+2 schoolors (but only before and after school care). If you have more than 3 under 24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,400
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Closed and paid here as well. I do wish the 4th...

Closed and paid here as well. I do wish the 4th had landed on a Friday though. Oh well. We're still going to the lake this weekend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Thank you for responding! I have soft music...

Thank you for responding!

I have soft music playing in the nap room, and in my DD's room.

Sometimes the eight month old will nap at the same time, but sharing the bedroom doesn't work as she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Nap HELP!!

Here is my floor plan. I have three bedrooms (my and my DH bedroom, DD's bedroom, office), bathroom, living room, kitchen upstairs. The stairs lead downstairs, with no door on them so all noises go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,645
Posted By bluemoose_mom
Thanks blackcat for the giggle---I think I'll...

Thanks blackcat for the giggle---I think I'll pass on the video however!
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