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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By momofsix
What an honor, congratulations! It's nice to be...

What an honor, congratulations! It's nice to be recognized for your hard work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By momofsix
The past three years I've closed completely for...

The past three years I've closed completely for the summer (mid june- mid August). I had mainly teacher families, and those that weren't teacher families found summer care. I LOVED it! This year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By momofsix
Did a couple of years in a center and have been a...

Did a couple of years in a center and have been a home provider for almost 27 years i took one year off in there when we adopted two of our girls.
I'm not sure about retirement yet. I'm almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By momofsix
Arts and crafts are usually your best bet! Most...

Arts and crafts are usually your best bet! Most of my girls could spend hours with paper, scissors, glue,markers tape. It doesn't have to be an "organized" craft, just random things they can do free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By momofsix
I'm not sure where you are, but I haven't had...

I'm not sure where you are, but I haven't had state pay in over 10 years. Might depend on what part of the state you're in though. I no longer accept state pay and haven't had anyone ask in years.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By momofsix
It's on my list!

It's on my list!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By momofsix
Oh my goodness I feel so stupid lol! I've been...

Oh my goodness I feel so stupid lol! I've been using the mats with sleeping bags on top, for forever. How did I never think about slipping the mat inside tha sleeping bag???
This is why I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By momofsix
This is what we listen to. The ONLY one lol If...

This is what we listen to. The ONLY one lol If I try another one the kids rebel. I'm afraid if they ever hear any of these songs later in life, their eyes will start to close and they'll soon be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By momofsix
Sorry, but that really did make me:lol::lol::lol:

Sorry, but that really did make me:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By momofsix
What a ridiculous rule. I agree that changing...

What a ridiculous rule. I agree that changing the wording to "experienced caregiver" would be a good option. I know you said you asked to be taken off the schedule, but did you also ask them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By momofsix
I am in home We are required to do one per...

I am in home We are required to do one per month, plus one tornado drill per month during tornado season. I tell the kids right before we do it, but we don't prepare ahead of time with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By momofsix
Many of the belVita cookies are whole grain too. ...

Many of the belVita cookies are whole grain too.
My kids love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,285
Posted By momofsix
I absolutely agree with both of you.

I absolutely agree with both of you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By momofsix
I'm not sure about the answer to your square...

I'm not sure about the answer to your square footage question. I do know that licencing can and will meet with you before you're even going through the process to help with what you need to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By momofsix
I usually start right around one year. It...

I usually start right around one year. It depends on the height of your table and chairs, if they are able to sit without falling or spilling and if they are the type of child that will stay seated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By momofsix
I'm in MI too. Is it talking about the STARS...

I'm in MI too. Is it talking about the STARS program? You would get higher pay for state aid kids the higher your star rating is. You can go through the Great Start to Quality website to get rated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,319
Posted By momofsix
One tiny little white scoop in the sandbox. One...

One tiny little white scoop in the sandbox. One of at least 20 scoops or shovels...they all run to try to get it first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By momofsix
All the time. I even did it with my own 6 lol

All the time. I even did it with my own 6 lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By momofsix
I grabbed the cheap trifold mats from target...

I grabbed the cheap trifold mats from target about 5 years ago. I've heard others say they're cheaply made and break but mine are still looking great! They are on clearance now at both target and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,550
Posted By momofsix
I tend to go in spurts, depending on how busy my...

I tend to go in spurts, depending on how busy my days are, but I've always appreciated this forum. I too read through all of the old threads before I joined :) I don't always post, but I try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By momofsix
It looks amazing!happyface

It looks amazing!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By momofsix
I love it-looks very well organized and the...

I love it-looks very well organized and the colors are nice & calm :)
I have a question about the baby gate/shelf/baby gate dividers (I'm looking for something new possibly for my set up) Are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By momofsix
When I homeschooled I had less kids. That way I...

When I homeschooled I had less kids. That way I was able to take them with me when we did field trips etc.
I had preschool and younger of my own at the time, so the dc kids were just part of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By momofsix
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: I...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I just sent this to all my millennial daughters, this was great! Thankfully they don't act like the stereotypical millennial! Although some do make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,167
Posted By momofsix
Angry I once took one of my daughters to the Dr. for an...

I once took one of my daughters to the Dr. for an extremely itchy scalp with tiny white flecks in her hair. She was only about a year and a half old. He said it was cradle cap and told me to use a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By momofsix
Like pp I was also wondering about hearing loss? ...

Like pp I was also wondering about hearing loss? In all my years in daycare I've only had two with severe speech delays. One was due to hearing loss, the other is on the autism spectrum.
I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By momofsix
Thank you! I might have to check them out. The...

Thank you! I might have to check them out. The plastic one also tends to get cracks :(


:o Oops sorry!


I have the same Ikea shelves on the side. I love the way they look, but once my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By momofsix
Blackcat, so are these gates sturdy enough for a...

Blackcat, so are these gates sturdy enough for a child to pull on them without them tipping?
I currently use shelves to block off my infant area, and sections of a 6 section play yard for more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By momofsix
Wow! Thankful I've never had to deal with anyone...

Wow! Thankful I've never had to deal with anyone like that. I love how he saw right through her right from the beginning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,725
Posted By momofsix
Congratulationshappyfacehappyfacehappyface

Congratulationshappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By momofsix
I have done extended hours in the past, but won't...

I have done extended hours in the past, but won't any longer, just because I don't need to.
I had two separate families that stayed through dinner until about 8pm. One family ft for about a year...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 03-27-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,888
Posted By momofsix
Loved this one too!

Loved this one too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By momofsix
Coloring pasta and rice is super easy! The way I...

Coloring pasta and rice is super easy! The way I do it is throw some rice/pasta in a large ziploc bag, throw in some food coloring and a little rubbing alcohol (helps it dry) Give the bag a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By momofsix
I'm so sorry you're going through this. So far...

I'm so sorry you're going through this. So far stars is voluntary in my state. I'll probably retire when it becomes mandatory.
Sometimes a big change can be something that helps-so maybe the...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 03-14-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,888
Posted By momofsix
This one is on my cart on amazon :) Just read...

This one is on my cart on amazon :)
Just read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult adn Waking up White by Debby Irving for two different book clubs I'm in. Both were really good.
Also recently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By momofsix
So much fun! We had our old driveway torn out...

So much fun! We had our old driveway torn out last year and a new one put in. Nice big window for the kids to watch it all happen from-they were glued to that window for as long as I allowed them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By momofsix
The feet under the rugs really irritates me for...

The feet under the rugs really irritates me for some reason!
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-01-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By momofsix
We used to have Farm Bureau but had to switch. ...

We used to have Farm Bureau but had to switch. Your policy covered only 6 children total, vs 6 at a time. Since I had more than 6 enrolled even though I only had 6 at a time (due to part time kids)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By momofsix
So sorry:hug:

So sorry:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By momofsix
I take about 9 weeks off for summer. I started a...

I take about 9 weeks off for summer. I started a couple of years ago when all of my families were teachers. I've had a couple of new families come in, but I let them know right off the bat that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By momofsix
I ended up with one of those stuck in my...

I ended up with one of those stuck in my thigh:eek:
And a flying princess (like the superman) flew right into the fireplace, which did have a fire going:rolleyes:!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,236
Posted By momofsix
I just can't trust Hilary at all, and I feel the...

I just can't trust Hilary at all, and I feel the Clintons had their time already and didn't do a whole lot of good.
Trump scares me-seriously, I personally know more than a few people that have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By momofsix
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: This about sums it up...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
This about sums it up perfectly:rolleyes:
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-13-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By momofsix
We're doing that book right now :) I bought...

We're doing that book right now :)
I bought the caterpillars from Insect Lore and they're starting to make their chrysalises! The kids cant wait for the butterflies:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By momofsix
Yes, in MI a foster child does count in your...

Yes, in MI a foster child does count in your numbers. I've never heard of anyone getting an exemption in MI to have seven kids, but I guess it couldn't hurt to ask your licensing worker.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-01-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,446
Posted By momofsix
I loved it too! It was a pretty different style...

I loved it too! It was a pretty different style for Kristen Hannah-a nice surprise
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By momofsix
I also do this and LOVE it! Most of my families...

I also do this and LOVE it! Most of my families are teachers, so it only impacts a few that actually need care during school breaks. I gave notice to my families a whole year beforehand-I told them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By momofsix
I want to stay consistent with my running. I...

I want to stay consistent with my running. I signed up for a 25k for this spring, and am running the same half marathon in the fall that I did this fall, along with a few shorter races. Being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By momofsix
Oh wow- kind of serves them right to be...

Oh wow- kind of serves them right to be embarrassed in front of another parent! Did the other parent hear and respond in any way?
I guess I would apologize though-even though they deserved it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By momofsix
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By momofsix
I'm really struggling with this too. I'm so...

I'm really struggling with this too. I'm so afraid of tripping and falling over something in the dark while running. It's dark before 5:30 here now :( I hate running on the treadmill, mine is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By momofsix
I have the little tykes country kitchen (also...

I have the little tykes country kitchen (also very old) and another smaller little tykes kitchen outside. The kitchens are my most played with thing I own by far. There is always at least one, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By momofsix
Take heart in the fact that it will also go the...

Take heart in the fact that it will also go the other way for you. I've had numerous parents tell me they can't do anything "right" according to their child bc it's not the way I do it.
I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,773
Posted By momofsix
Unless things have changed with LARA taking over,...

Unless things have changed with LARA taking over, I was told that after orientation I could take kids. Also, I got my paper license long before they actually came and inspected.
The six child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By momofsix
I got this idea from a friend and haven't tried...

I got this idea from a friend and haven't tried it yet, but loved it! Here's what she said:
"One of the best things I have ever done with my preschoolers is sit them down and give them all a piece...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By momofsix
That is crazy! So glad your daughter didn't get...

That is crazy! So glad your daughter didn't get hurt-it could have been a serious injury and your family has had enough medical drama for a while!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By momofsix
My daycare room is used for everything including...

My daycare room is used for everything including nap. I just make sure the kids are positioned to that no toys are in reach of their sleeping mats. The lights go off, the lullabies get turned on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By momofsix
MI providers and LARA

Has anyone had any dealings with getting their license or getting renewed after LARA has taken over? I'm wondering how the process went with them? Is it the same or different than when Dept of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By momofsix
Same here-only time I was corrected was by a...

Same here-only time I was corrected was by a college prof in a paper. "Kids are baby goats" lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By momofsix
What a great idea to spend time with each of your...

What a great idea to spend time with each of your children doing something fun! You're right-it makes no sense to hold on to the bonds when you never know what will happen. Life is for living and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By momofsix
Mine absolutely love those cheap fisher price pop...

Mine absolutely love those cheap fisher price pop beads. They love to dump them out of the bin and put them in again lol. Also balls, I have some that are easy for them to grasp and throw (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By momofsix
Summers off for sure!!! I'm taking my first...

Summers off for sure!!!
I'm taking my first summer break this year and can't wait! I'll have off from mid June til mid August. I REALLY need this time to rejuvenate and am hoping to be raring to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By momofsix
My priority has always been my ft school year...

My priority has always been my ft school year kids-summer kids were an "add on". So my summer kids would always start about a week after school ended for the summer to give my teacher parents time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By momofsix
I think this may be the one you're talking about...

I think this may be the one you're talking about that was posted earlier. I don't remember who posted it (sorry!) but I was thinking of doing something similar so copied it.

I like this idea or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By momofsix
That's awesome! Congratulations!happyface

That's awesome! Congratulations!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,043
Posted By momofsix
happyfaceWisest words i've read in a long...

happyfaceWisest words i've read in a long timehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By momofsix
This always cracked me up. As if you can tell a...

This always cracked me up. As if you can tell a child (or anyone) what to think. I know what I'd be thinking of if I were in a time out and it sure wouldn't be anything nice!:lol:
I'd "practice"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By momofsix
So sorry :hug:

So sorry :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By momofsix
Since most of my families are teacher families, I...

Since most of my families are teacher families, I decided to take summers off beginning this year. My full year families will be hiring someone else for summer care. (One of my families was fast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By momofsix
How do you cover the child's car seat and 'not...

How do you cover the child's car seat and 'not check on the baby' at the same time?

I couldn't get the video to play, but I read the news post. It said that after the child fell asleep in the car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By momofsix
No, the link to the licensing investigation was...

No, the link to the licensing investigation was in the news story last night, they got it through FOIA-but they removed it. It's no longer available to the public I guess because the case is still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By momofsix
So glad you went in and didn't ignore it! I hope...

So glad you went in and didn't ignore it! I hope the stent does its job and you're soon feelilng back to normal:hug:
Are you on Coumadin/Warfarin? Hopefully you got a different blood thinner.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By momofsix
This provider didn't even have any pack-n-plays!...

This provider didn't even have any pack-n-plays! Supposedly threw them away last week. Said she held the babies whenever they slept and this was the FIRST TIME she put one in the carseat to sleep. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By momofsix
So sad...

I really wanted to give this provider the benefit of the doubt when I first heard the story. But she has told so many lies and so many things just don't even make sense with her story. I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By momofsix
likethis Also, if you're trying to do a "touch...

likethis Also, if you're trying to do a "touch up" getting it wet with water will hinder more than help. Use the oil/lotion/conditioner...but water will make it all frizz back up again ever worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By momofsix
It does look and act like hives-that was my first...

It does look and act like hives-that was my first guess-except for the fact that it's spreading among the other kids. Hives from an allergy won't do that. Hives can also be a symptom of a virus-the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By momofsix
You won't regret it! I kept mine through last...

You won't regret it! I kept mine through last summer and told the parents in January of last year that I would no longer do school aged kids. So my parents had 9 months. Some still waited til the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,163
Posted By momofsix
Paperwork. For the state, for taxes... I get...

Paperwork. For the state, for taxes...
I get more organized every year, but I still don't like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By momofsix
This is so creepy! I clicked on the LL Bean link...

This is so creepy! I clicked on the LL Bean link to look at the sled. I then switched over to facebook. Guess what popped up on my page as a "suggested post"? Yup-the tandem LL Bean sled. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By momofsix
My "baby" pack-n-play is right next to my rocking...

My "baby" pack-n-play is right next to my rocking chair. Babies don't move to a spot farther away and quieter until they are at least 6 months old and rolling all over the place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By momofsix
No mixing of colors until I'm getting ready to...

No mixing of colors until I'm getting ready to get rid of it and get new stuff. I have a plastic drawer with the tools/cutters they can have out. I switch out whats in the drawer based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,634
Posted By momofsix
If there were two kids, siblings, both UNDER two...

If there were two kids, siblings, both UNDER two years old? I would have to assume one of them wasn't even walking yet! (unless they are twins) Both are of an age where they put things in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By momofsix
Great to hear from you again Laundry!!!

Great to hear from you again Laundry!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By momofsix
I didn't start out intending to do kids only, but...

I didn't start out intending to do kids only, but my dc has grown (mostly from teachers referring me to other teachers) so that now only one of my families has a "traditional" year round job. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By momofsix
I plan my curriculum around books. Usually we...

I plan my curriculum around books. Usually we base everything off one book every two weeks. I try to tie in the texture tub, block area, housekeeping...
At circle time we read that book (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,677
Posted By momofsix
My daughters keep telling me I'm way too low too....

My daughters keep telling me I'm way too low too. They have told me what their profs pay for home daycare that doesn't have any "extras" and it's been a lot higher than what I charge. When I look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,404
Posted By momofsix
two girls 4yo- frozen tea sets two boys 3yo-...

two girls 4yo- frozen tea sets
two boys 3yo- hot wheels cases with a few hot wheels trucks to go inside
two boys 1.5- stuffed giraffe with "Giraffes Can't Dance" book for one and stuffed cow with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By momofsix
Our dog has free reign of the yard. The kids...

Our dog has free reign of the yard. The kids know to stay on the cement and woodchip areas while I check the grass for poop. Never been a problem.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By momofsix
This is me! It's not that I'm not paying...

This is me! It's not that I'm not paying attention to eating I just take small bites and eat slowly. I remember my parents and my teachers trying to get me to eat faster-nothing worked. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By momofsix
I'm in MI too and haven't heard or seen anything...

I'm in MI too and haven't heard or seen anything like this at all. Sounds ridiculous to me anyhow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By momofsix
Yes, I gave them all a letter explaining summers...

Yes, I gave them all a letter explaining summers when I gave them their yearly calendar for 2014. So families that were with me at the beginning of this year had a whole year and a half to prepare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By momofsix
It's nice to be appreciated :Sunny:

It's nice to be appreciated :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By momofsix
Most of my parents are teachers also. Due to...

Most of my parents are teachers also. Due to personal things that have been going on in our family I have been absolutely exhausted for the past two years. It was either quit daycare or come up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By momofsix
In defense of "ghetto" speakers;) In school my...

In defense of "ghetto" speakers;)
In school my dh was NEVER taught "proper" English. Because of his race/income/neighborhood it just wasn't expected of him at all. It's still very hard for him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By momofsix
That's awesome! You should be...

That's awesome! You should be proudhappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By momofsix
Happy,happy birthday!

Happy,happy birthday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By momofsix
Whenever I cough a little one I have says "cough...

Whenever I cough a little one I have says "cough you" -he figures sneezes have bless you so coughs must have their own phrase too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By momofsix
Praying for Mason and his family.

Praying for Mason and his family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By momofsix
My oldest dd had them. Once I knew what they...

My oldest dd had them. Once I knew what they were it was easier to prevent them At the FIRST sign of a fever we had to piggy back Tylenol and Motrin in order to keep her fever down. I would make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,117
Posted By momofsix
:hug: You've already been given some great...

:hug:
You've already been given some great advice. The top things I agree with are
-skip meeting with the teacher. It's already gone too far with her. Go straight to the principal.
-demand he...
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