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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,849
Posted By MN Mom
Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD...

In light of a few recent threads on behavior problems, I thought I'd share an interesting article I read yesterday!
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By MN Mom
Ditto on Newport Rhode Island. I went there my...

Ditto on Newport Rhode Island. I went there my senior year for Marching Band to march in their 4th of July parade..It was AWESOME there. The people in Newport are so friendly, and there is so much to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,539
Posted By MN Mom
2 Weeks, 2 days. I can't wait! :-)

2 Weeks, 2 days. I can't wait! :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,633
Posted By MN Mom
Since we are speaking about education...here's an...

Since we are speaking about education...here's an interesting article. The nation typically adopts it's text book use from Texas, so it wouldn't be absurd to think their standard curriculum could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By MN Mom
New Proposed School Lunch Regulations

Regulation Nation: New federal rules for school food will cost millions, group says

Read more:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,651
Posted By MN Mom
Well said daycarediva! happyface

Well said daycarediva! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,651
Posted By MN Mom
I AM at poverty level. We have been for YEARS. I...

I AM at poverty level. We have been for YEARS. I have never...NOT ONCE taken advantage of the "free" programs to survive. Last year we made 25K (that is including our tax return income). I have 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By MN Mom
Where Can I Find Child Development Print Outs

Child Development Print Outs regarding proper number of sleep hours and Speech Milestones for Toddlers? I'd like something from MN Dept of Health or some official MN channels and in Spanish. I tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,464
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 579,126
Posted By MN Mom
Ugh!!! Please don't drop your 3 year old off and...

Ugh!!! Please don't drop your 3 year old off and say he was up at 3am screaming for cartoons, so you let him watch them for 45 min before he fell back asleep. It's 7AM, and your kid already gets less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By MN Mom
I voted 3 year olds, but if there was an age...

I voted 3 year olds, but if there was an age group range it would be Infant to 3. I've decided I enjoy them once they are talking and potty trained. My favorite kid right now is an after school 6...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,923
Posted By MN Mom
If I had to guess the water and oil get mixed...

If I had to guess the water and oil get mixed together in a bottle and the vodka shot is for her :lol: I know that's how I would do it.... *giggle*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By MN Mom
I'm not picking on you or trying to be the...

I'm not picking on you or trying to be the spelling master (because I'm not) but this part made me laugh soooooo hard this morning. :D:D:D

Captain Picard of Star Trek: "Man the escape goats and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By MN Mom
Holy Moly daycare, if Play Care has the twin to...

Holy Moly daycare, if Play Care has the twin to this boy..I have the triplet! :-) My 3.5 yo dcb rules the roost at his house. They put him to bed when he's "ready" and sometimes that means 1 or 2 am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By MN Mom
They now have a Costco in Rochester MN, they've...

They now have a Costco in Rochester MN, they've had Sam's for years. We make 2 trips a year to Rochester Sams for bulk items (shampoo, conditioner, dixie cups, razors, Tylenol, ibuprofen, vitamins...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,795
Posted By MN Mom
I agree with the other posters in evaluating...

I agree with the other posters in evaluating those hours a bit. That potential client wants care for almost 12 hours which (imho) is WAAAY to long of a day for a little one to be away from a parent....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MN Mom
I think I'm going to try telling him to go potty...

I think I'm going to try telling him to go potty and see what happens. I honestly never even thought of that! He is smart enough to put his dirty dishes in the sink and throw his own garbage away,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MN Mom
Not that I'm aware of. I've only ever seen...

Not that I'm aware of. I've only ever seen bruises and scrapes on him once the entire time he's been here. Mom called him out 2 days in a row last year. When he came back his arm was bruised and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MN Mom
I would LOVE for him to learn signs. He will not...

I would LOVE for him to learn signs. He will not use them. He doesn't even parrot me. He never has...believe me when I say I've tried. It always ends up with me being frustrated and depressed because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By MN Mom
I have only 1 for the rest of the month. I took...

I have only 1 for the rest of the month. I took up knitting! :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MN Mom
He CAN communicate. He just doesn't. He talks to...

He CAN communicate. He just doesn't. He talks to my kids all the time. Not very clearly (like maybe that of a 12-18 month old). He talks to his mom too. He just wont talk to me ever, nor will he tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MN Mom
Cool Is There Even A Point?

To "potty training" a kid (3) who is not verbal enough to tell you they have to go?

DCB 3 was back on Wednesday after a long break. Mom said she was working on potty training with him at home. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,826
Posted By MN Mom
I made 2 calendars. One for the month of...

I made 2 calendars. One for the month of November, and one for December. I marked all the days I was closed in bright red letters, and then used masking tape and taped them at eye level on my storm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,360
Posted By MN Mom
Holy Cow that's a lot of food for a 10 month...

Holy Cow that's a lot of food for a 10 month old!!! None of my own children ever ate that much or that often @ 10 months old. They ate way more table foods and far less formula.

Is this moms first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By MN Mom
Maybe it's C-dif? My baby cousin was diagnosed...

Maybe it's C-dif? My baby cousin was diagnosed with it 2 years ago and his symptoms were almost identical.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,068
Posted By MN Mom
I have a dcb (3) whom I've had since 6 weeks old....

I have a dcb (3) whom I've had since 6 weeks old. He has this issue. Talks up a storm at home, and to his cousin who I also care for 2X week. He won't talk to me. He will point at things and stare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By MN Mom
Thumbs down Good Grief...Tantrums A Mental Disorder?? Really!??

Here's my most ridiculous item of the day :

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/could-temper-tantrums-soon-be-considered-a-mental-illness-american-psychiatrists-to-vote-on-major-changes/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By MN Mom
I'm closing @ 4:30pm on Friday December 22nd and...

I'm closing @ 4:30pm on Friday December 22nd and will re-open on January 2nd! IM SO EXCITED FOR MY VACATION!!!! :D happyface :Sunny: happyface :Sunny: happyface :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By MN Mom
Oooh we should have Michael put a countdown timer...

Oooh we should have Michael put a countdown timer or something on the forums! I'm already excited for my next vacation. When I close that Friday before Christmas...I'm not opening until the 2nd of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By MN Mom
Do yourself a favor and say no. You are closed....

Do yourself a favor and say no. You are closed. If you open just for them the possibility of resentment and regret is there. Please. I found my backbone due to the wonderful ladies on this forum and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By MN Mom
I found some on Ebay...

I found some on Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/Little-People-19631996-/2527/i.html?_pppn=r1&_dcat=2527&Character%2520Family=DC%2520Universe%7CBatman%7CSpider%252DMan%7CStar%2520Wars%7CSuperman)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By MN Mom
My husband was sending invoices on ebay last...

My husband was sending invoices on ebay last night, and saw a 'truckload of twinkies' currently at $88,000 :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By MN Mom
I probably would have offered the child/ren a...

I probably would have offered the child/ren a bowl of cereal, which is relatively cheap if you don't buy the sugary name brands. While most cereals are going up, I can usually find things like corn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By MN Mom
I wouldn't feel bad about closing. If you are...

I wouldn't feel bad about closing. If you are burnt out like I am...then you deserve a break. I decided to close @ 4:30 on Friday the 21st and will be closed until Wednesday the 2nd. My kids have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By MN Mom
I have a boy (3) who is just like this. Will NOT...

I have a boy (3) who is just like this. Will NOT talk to me or my husband or any adult figure except his parents. If you leave the room, he will jabber box to all the other children....the minute I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By MN Mom
That's what my dad gave me on sleepless nights...

That's what my dad gave me on sleepless nights too and it worked! I am an avid coffee drinker now though. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By MN Mom
Smile Way to go!

Yay! happyface happyface happyface happyface Good for you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By MN Mom
My dcb is like this. He's 3 and always leaks thru...

My dcb is like this. He's 3 and always leaks thru his diaper within minutes of being at my house. Parents do change him in the morning, but they don't give him time to sit on the potty like I do when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By MN Mom
Unhappy OT: New Evidence Regarding Benghazi - Sad

I'm very open about not agreeing with the current administration. However, NEVER in a MILLION YEARS would I ever think they could deny requests for help and willfully let American Heros die. Please...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By MN Mom
Considering the final poll has a smaller sample...

Considering the final poll has a smaller sample size than the average of the the first two Presidential debates combined (not counting VP), I'm not really surprised by the poll at all. The average...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,808
Posted By MN Mom
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,808
Posted By MN Mom
Democrats controlled both the House and the...

Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate for the first TWO YEARS of Obama's presidency. So please explain to me how it's the Republicans fault he got nothing done? Healthcare BARELY PASSED...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,808
Posted By MN Mom
It IS the common reality, sadly. However, the...

It IS the common reality, sadly. However, the Government can't enact laws or regulate via policy men's instincts/positions on household duties, as much as women would like to believe. Only women and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,559
Posted By MN Mom
I have a giant laundry monster in my basement...

I have a giant laundry monster in my basement laundry room! Maybe we could introduce your pile to my pile so they can fall in love, get married, and go start a life of their own far far far away?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By MN Mom
This is how I started 5 years ago......Temporary...

This is how I started 5 years ago......Temporary care for a family friend. I'm still watching kids. I keep telling my husband I'm miserable and want to focus on our business more. He insists I keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,863
Posted By MN Mom
The Dot-Com bubble was responsible for that....

The Dot-Com bubble was responsible for that. 1997-2000 with the height/climax hitting roughly around 2000 and begin collapsing from 2000-2001. Not to say Clinton didn't do a good job. I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,863
Posted By MN Mom
I've had that happen before...probably something...

I've had that happen before...probably something in the filters or a bug. It should get resolved once a mod catches it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,863
Posted By MN Mom
My husbands employer (his parents farm, which...

My husbands employer (his parents farm, which employs aprox 100 people) quit offering Insurance as of October 1st. They sent a letter out with everyone's paycheck in the middle of July stating, "Due...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,297
Posted By MN Mom
Me too!

I do too! My husband and I do it by choice though. We go to local flea markets, garage sales and auctions and have aquired some pretty cool little pieces of history to sell. We sell on Ebay.com and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By MN Mom
Spray the bird feeders climbable surfaces with...

Spray the bird feeders climbable surfaces with WD40 and the squirrels don't stand a chance :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By MN Mom
I have a dcb who will be 3 in a month. His mom...

I have a dcb who will be 3 in a month. His mom really wants him to be potty trained. She tries with him at home and said it's going OK. The problem is...this boy doesn't talk to adults *at all*. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,773
Posted By MN Mom
We use a fogger with natural pesticide made from...

We use a fogger with natural pesticide made from chrysanthemums. It works AWESOME and it's completely safe around humans and animals.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,488
Posted By MN Mom
Angry Potty Training in Public?????!!!!

My jaw dropped when I read this article. YUCK! A public restaraunt is NOT the place to potty train your children. It's just plain unsanitary.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,935
Posted By MN Mom
I open at 7am and am SUPPOSED to be closed by 5pm...

I open at 7am and am SUPPOSED to be closed by 5pm except for Wednesdays, which I close early at 4:30pm. I would close at 4:30pm every day as my 2 FT families are here by 4:30 (at the very latest)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By MN Mom
Post Article: Too Sick For Daycare? Experts Weigh In

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/04/too-sick-for-day-care-experts-weigh-in/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By MN Mom
DCB sounds exactly like the temp kid I took at...

DCB sounds exactly like the temp kid I took at the beginning of the summer for awhile. Are you sure you don't have my DCB? :lol:

I didn't allow screen time for this child at all because I knew the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By MN Mom
I didn't vote for the "garden in the basement"...

I didn't vote for the "garden in the basement" because I have a garden in mine. Mind you it's where we start our seeds for spring garden planting. A garden in the basement could mean anything,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,834
Posted By MN Mom
I tried it with my firstborn (now 13) and didn't...

I tried it with my firstborn (now 13) and didn't like it. My brother made "smoothies" for his DD (now 9) for every bottle. It consisted of her formula, rice cereal, 1 fruit, and 1 veggie. She was a...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 07-31-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,292
Posted By MN Mom
Anyone else having issues with MMK today 7/31/12...

Anyone else having issues with MMK today 7/31/12 ? I'm getting a Bad Gateway error when trying to sign in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,435
Posted By MN Mom
Terrible. I had a conversation about this on...

Terrible. I had a conversation about this on facebook. A question that was raised is this...where were the toys for the children to be playing with? A large room full of children and NONE of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,825
Posted By MN Mom
When I was little my mother and grandmother used...

When I was little my mother and grandmother used bowls / plates that suctioned to the tray of the highchair. I *think* they were made by Tupperware. I wonder if they still make something of the sort?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By MN Mom
Thanks ladies! You guys rock :-)

Thanks ladies! You guys rock :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By MN Mom
I own a nebulizer, that wasn't the issue. That...

I own a nebulizer, that wasn't the issue. That was the cost of the medications, and both were generic. I still haven't found the cards. I guess I'll have to call the insurance company and request new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By MN Mom
So I finally went to the doctor today for severe...

So I finally went to the doctor today for severe congestion, constant coughing, and wheezing.....

It was bronchitis turned into pneumonia. I am on 10 days of antibiotics and 2 different nebulizer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By MN Mom
(((HUGS))) Maybe you can make a pot of extra...

(((HUGS))) Maybe you can make a pot of extra strong espresso like coffee to get you through?? I made a pot and took my first cup when there was enough to poor one and it was like a 12 oz mug of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By MN Mom
Thumbs down Yuck!

First week back from vacation and my bother/sister family brought a nasty virus into the house. They came Monday with a minor dry cough. Nothing alarming. The sister had a clear runny nose. Tuesday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By MN Mom
Angry Why Do They Always Suspect The Daycare?

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S2661782.shtml?cat=10151

Why do they always suspect the daycare?

-Child was taken from it's HOME to the local hospital
-Child was transferred to St. Mary's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,954
Posted By MN Mom
If only we were allowed to do soap in the mouth...

If only we were allowed to do soap in the mouth or hot sauce on the tongue......

:-( I honestly don't know how to handle it without the use of those types of deterrents, and I've never run into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By MN Mom
Yay! Problem Solved

happyface

The "early arrivers" didn't show up till 7am today! Yay!!!!! Problem solved.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By MN Mom
I actually have zero contracts with any of my...

I actually have zero contracts with any of my clients aside from verbal agreements. They know I am open from 7am to 5pm and am at their disposal between those hours. All my clients are temporary save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By MN Mom
They came 30 min early again. I didn't answer the...

They came 30 min early again. I didn't answer the door until 10 to 7 this time. I wanted to bring it up Friday, but dad caught me off guard and picked up 30 min into nap time and I completely forgot....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,229
Posted By MN Mom
Mom really needs to work on the sleep issue....

Mom really needs to work on the sleep issue. Sleep = Growth. It doesn't matter how much she gets fed during the day, if she's not sleeping she's not growing properly.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By MN Mom
Post All I Have To Say Is ... "GRRRRR!"

/rant on

After a HORRIBLE week, and an especially horrible day yesterday, I woke up today happy, thinking, "OK! Today is going to be GREAT!". Got my kiddos onto the bus @ 6:30, and was going to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By MN Mom
I hear you! I avoid doctors / urgent care / er's...

I hear you! I avoid doctors / urgent care / er's because it takes to long to diagnose the problem. We had a couple of private practice offices pop up in the last 2 years...one who is a former...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By MN Mom
Still in diapers and on a bottle (at home only)....

Still in diapers and on a bottle (at home only). They treat him like a baby. If he has tantrum fits at home (I've witnessed this) he gets a big bottle of chocolate milk and a dvd to watch. :confused:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By MN Mom
She did end up coming for him about 10 min after...

She did end up coming for him about 10 min after my last post. He most likely had it at home too, since she was very quick to blame it on teething. However he is not teething, and I don't buy that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By MN Mom
I told her I can't have him here with the other...

I told her I can't have him here with the other kids as I don't want them sick. She was supposed to be coming for him, as she works a mile down the road. Still not here yet. And yes, his mouth looks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By MN Mom
Thumbs down Oh Diarrhea!

:mad: So...my almost 3yo DCB had a huge diarrhea blow-out this morning not 5 min after mom left. I had laid him in the Pack n' Play versus my normal laying him on the couch (thank goodness). It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By MN Mom
The only reason I'm concerned is because I take...

The only reason I'm concerned is because I take care of a little baby who's immune system is compromised by a birth defect she has...otherwise I wouldn't be terribly concerned. I put a band-aid over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By MN Mom
Yes warts are very contagious, and can be easily...

Yes warts are very contagious, and can be easily be spread even by touching something an infected person has touched; especially personal items (hair brush, razor, towels). With kids who like to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By MN Mom
DCB Came With A Huge Wart!

DCB (4) came into today hands and lips stained blue from a sucker in the car. Mom suggested he will need his hands washed. Not a problem. We go to the kitchen sink after she leaves to wash and dry,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,464
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By MN Mom
Must be something in the air. I woke up this...

Must be something in the air. I woke up this morning with a dreadful feeling...I wanted to crawl under my blankets and pillows all day and just hide. To say my new DCB was a challenge today is an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,247
Posted By MN Mom
Because sometimes having a little *nudge nudge,...

Because sometimes having a little *nudge nudge, wink wink* time without the kids in the house is necessary (not to mention FUN). I don't know about you, but it's much better for me without worrying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By MN Mom
Eeep! Sorry. Maybe it will grow on him. Did you...

Eeep! Sorry. Maybe it will grow on him. Did you try an open cup with a straw? I did that with mine and taught him how to blow bubbles....naughty I know, but it worked!!

I've watched a neighbor boy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By MN Mom
The 2.5 yo dcb I watch was like this when I...

The 2.5 yo dcb I watch was like this when I started him 6 months ago. He still drinks from a bottle at home :eek: , and does it with no help from his parents NOW. He often walks up to my door with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By MN Mom
There were pads that had an alarm sound if no...

There were pads that had an alarm sound if no movement was detected for a certain period of time. This pad seems to monitor 3 vital signs (heart rate, respiration, movement) rather than just movement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By MN Mom
Cool New Invention For SIDS Prevention

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S2579749.shtml?cat=10151

From a college campus in my area
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By MN Mom
It could have...but it didn't. It happened...

It could have...but it didn't. It happened because she fell asleep...had she been awake and attentive she would have noticed the child missing and gone after them (at least that is what I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By MN Mom
Napping With Children In Care....

Here's a stark reminder of what can happen if a provider naps with children in care. I'm so glad nothing horrible happened...but this is scary :

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/s2571904.shtml
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By MN Mom
Yay!!!! I'm sooooo happy to hear you had such a...

Yay!!!! I'm sooooo happy to hear you had such a fantastic week! WTG Sahm! =)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,459
Posted By MN Mom
Spot On Crystal!!!! :)

Spot On Crystal!!!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By MN Mom
This recently happened with my 3yo niece, except...

This recently happened with my 3yo niece, except she was complaining of severe pain in her legs and arms. She wouldn't walk and nothing would calm her. Initially they thought it was growing pains, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,363
Posted By MN Mom
I live 20 miles from town. Unfortunately, due to...

I live 20 miles from town. Unfortunately, due to the economy and gas prices (which are on the rise....AGAIN..ugh) my children are not able to be involved in much. My oldest DD started violin in 5th...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,730
Posted By MN Mom
My 12 (going on 13) dd has lost all...

My 12 (going on 13) dd has lost all internet/computer and hanging out with friends until June for consistently NOT turning her work in on time. Previously we would take internet/computer away and TV...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By MN Mom
My husband and I are in the experimental stages...

My husband and I are in the experimental stages of starting a CSA in S.Minnesota. This summer (2012) we have a few families we will be giving away food to -- so we can gauge for next year how much of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By MN Mom
I had a mom just like this once. I stopped...

I had a mom just like this once. I stopped answering the door and pretended I wasn't home. This only worked because my kids are/were old enough to babysit themselves for a bit if I had a quick errand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By MN Mom
Very lazy today also. I woke up with an HORRID...

Very lazy today also. I woke up with an HORRID migraine today. I took some Aleve, which has helped get it to the "tolerable" level (on a pain scale of 1-10, tolerable for me is about 6). I think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,796
Posted By MN Mom
Don't be sad...be GLAD!

I've been following your threads since I joined this forum. They were mildly negative at the start but have grown with such intensity in the last 6 months or so that my HONEST opinion is that it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,017
Posted By MN Mom
Sounds exactly like my daycare provider from when...

Sounds exactly like my daycare provider from when I was little...right down to the bi*tchy 18yo daughter.... If it wasn't for my mom walking in and witnessing her spanking my 1yo brother with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
Posted By MN Mom
Talking I Need To Share This Because It Made Me Smile :)

Don't Carpe Diem (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glennon-melton/dont-carpe-diem_b_1206346.html)

Enjoy! I did... :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,825
Posted By MN Mom
It's going around here in S. MN. My son was sent...

It's going around here in S. MN. My son was sent home on Friday for it, and my daughter has had it for the past 3 days with zero improvement. I just found out about the polysporin drops via a google...
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