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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By mamac
There should be a clickable button below their...

There should be a clickable button below their picture that says vote.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By mamac
Hi Ladies!

I was wondering if you'd vote for my ds to win a live taping of his school's bell choir for public television.

I know I don't post here very often since I closed my daycare but I still visit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By mamac
The kids had a blast gluing and decorating their...

The kids had a blast gluing and decorating their popsicle snowflakes. Looks like they'll be back again on Tuesday so I'll use some of the other suggestions from here. Oddly enough I'm making better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By mamac
Thanks for the quick ideas ladies. :) ...

Thanks for the quick ideas ladies. :)

Unfortunately I don't have any white paper plates but I do have everything else. My ds loves finger painting but I don't know the family well enough (or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By mamac
Any Ideas For A Quick Take Home Craft For Today?

I'm looking for something to occupy a few kids today (ages 2, 3 & 4) and was wondering what type of take home craft I could put together for them for this afternoon. I am still a SAHM with my ds but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,015
Posted By mamac
I had trouble wearing my first ds when he was a...

I had trouble wearing my first ds when he was a preemie at only 5lbs with a few of the more popular baby carriers. I couldn't stand to have him in there more then a few minutes because my back hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,308
Posted By mamac
I PM'd you :)

I PM'd you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,784
Posted By mamac
Watch Engraving Ideas From Children To Dad?

My boys wanted to get their dad a new watch but he's already got one that just needs a new battery. (Never got around to buying one so his watch has been sitting for a while.) I thought that rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,798
Posted By mamac
Relevant thread:...

Relevant thread: http://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30328 http://i.imgur.com/T94CaLo.gif

Here are some other links I found that are relevant to the child care profession which makes light...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,798
Posted By mamac
It's "speeled" 'fluorescent'. Duh. ;)

It's "speeled" 'fluorescent'. Duh. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,798
Posted By mamac
Actually, no. It was clearly used as an...

Actually, no. It was clearly used as an interjection used to express my disappointment at being the only one here capable of noticing the error of Blackcat's post.

A simple Google search of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,798
Posted By mamac
Aww crap. I guess I'm going to have to be the...

Aww crap. I guess I'm going to have to be the grammar checker... :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,185
Posted By mamac
I took my ds to the McDonald's playplace last...

I took my ds to the McDonald's playplace last week and there was a 4-1/2 year old girl there that absolutely refused to climb the first two platforms by herself. She would scream and demand that her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,910
Posted By mamac
likethis This is the main reason why I made the...

likethis This is the main reason why I made the decision to close my daycare. I wanted to be able to stay home and raise my youngest while still maintaining an income. I very quickly realized that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,281
Posted By mamac
Speaking of Hobby Lobby- We just got our first...

Speaking of Hobby Lobby- We just got our first one a few months ago. While I was in there I was trying to find a signal on my phone to ask my husband's opinion on something when an employee saw me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By mamac
It figures. So much for being proactive....

It figures. So much for being proactive. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By mamac
You're in Minnesota, right? I don't think they...

You're in Minnesota, right? I don't think they could tell you they're not acceptable if it's a part of the new code regulations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By mamac
I'm not sure licensing could refuse them if they...

I'm not sure licensing could refuse them if they are a part of the new code regulations for your state. I didn't spend a lot of time looking for each state but here is a quote from an article dated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By mamac
My husband changed all of our outlets to these...

My husband changed all of our outlets to these http://www.ablazewebdesign.com/electric/images/outlet2.jpg which are now a code requirement for all new construction in MA. They have a built in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,152
Posted By mamac
Might Want To Grab Some Tissues Before You Watch This Video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_nFuJAF5F0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

He is still alive today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By mamac
I once bartered some of my husband's carpentry...

I once bartered some of my husband's carpentry work in exchange for my friend bringing my son home from school two days a week. It turned out that something would always "come up" on the days she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,625
Posted By mamac
Oh! I've got one! How about advertising a "No...

Oh! I've got one! How about advertising a "No Nap" daycare to allow for an endless day of creativity and adventure! :lol:

I think I may need some sleep, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,263
Posted By mamac
The first name that popped into my head was...

The first name that popped into my head was Harley. Yeah. I'm no help. Unless you wanted to create a super villain with your two boys. :p:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,995
Posted By mamac
I personally don't like long hair on boys but I...

I personally don't like long hair on boys but I think parents should take into consideration how other people perceive their child before sticking with the long hair. I went to a playground with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By mamac
Effective (date) there will be some scheduling...

Effective (date) there will be some scheduling changes at (daycare name).

Our new hours of operation will be from (time) - 5:30pm. Please be advised that you must arrive prior to 5:30pm to pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By mamac
OT- Just A Cool Video To Share

My friend filmed this back in August when we had a crazy hailstorm. Unfortunately he didn't find any gold. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7cN8TLY8sk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,002
Posted By mamac
I always keep my door locked except for the few...

I always keep my door locked except for the few minutes before I am expecting an arrival or pickup. I've got 2 families that show up within 15 minutes of each other in the morning and I lock it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 246,333
Posted By mamac
My dh crashed our car last week and I was talking...

My dh crashed our car last week and I was talking to the appraiser about the next steps to getting my car repaired. We talked for a few minutes and as he hung up the phone he said, "Love you. Bye." I...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,088
Posted By mamac
Just click on my name in this post and there will...

Just click on my name in this post and there will be a drop down box to send me a PM. :)
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-22-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,088
Posted By mamac
Contract, Handbook and Tri-Fold Brochure to share

Anyone who'd like a copy please PM me your e-mail address. The files are too large to upload here and Google drive just makes a mess of the formatting.

These forms have many hours of work put into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By mamac
I was thinking that, too! Good for Halloween...

I was thinking that, too! Good for Halloween though. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By mamac
Do you have any pics of your bento lunches? ...

Do you have any pics of your bento lunches?

Edit: I'm sure Pinterest has a lot of ideas but I'm trying to steer clear of there for a while. lol. I have too much to do today and can't risk getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By mamac
This are really cute. Definitely more my speed....

This are really cute. Definitely more my speed. lol. I'm not sure I could handle much more than that during lunch! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By mamac
Does Anyone Get Creative With Their Meals?

I came across this article and was curious if anyone else did this for their kids.

http://www.artfido.com/blog/artistic-mom-turns-meals-into-masterpieces/

And here is her Instagram page:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By mamac
I've never tried it but Windex (I think) has a...

I've never tried it but Windex (I think) has a bottle of cleaner that you hook to your garden hose and spray it on with no scrubbing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,798
Posted By mamac
I like the second name better but I'm not sure...

I like the second name better but I'm not sure about the word blooming. I know where you are going with it but Growing Garden sounds nicer to me. All I can think of when I see the word blooming is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,929
Posted By mamac
Gah! I just put my dcb down for a nap with one of...

Gah! I just put my dcb down for a nap with one of those!! Nope. No more. Letting dcm know of this at pickup. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By mamac
Don't you also get paid even if you lose, too? A...

Don't you also get paid even if you lose, too? A few years ago I was sent a letter from the People's Court and win or lose the case I still would have gotten paid something plus all travel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By mamac
Smile For Those Soon-To-Be Moms (And Moms Of <1 Year Olds)...

Here is an interesting link I came across that I wish I could have done when my kids were born. Something different to put into their baby books.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By mamac
I'd go with a new contract and address your...

I'd go with a new contract and address your issues there.

And congratulations!!!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,720
Posted By mamac
So I'm really curious what was so valuable to her...

So I'm really curious what was so valuable to her in that package that she's willing to get termed over? I can't imagine anyone doing something like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By mamac
I get paid for 51 weeks which includes (for me) 2...

I get paid for 51 weeks which includes (for me) 2 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, 2 early close days and 5 paid sick/personal days. I give each full time client 5 "free" days that can be used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By mamac
Yes, I was talking about late pick up fees. I'll...

Yes, I was talking about late pick up fees. I'll have to look into childcarepay once I get set up with the food program because I believe they include minute menu free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By mamac
How Do You Bill For Late Fees?

I am paid in advance every Friday for the upcoming week and I was wondering how you let the parent know how much they owed for late fees and when you actually collect them? Do you write up a bill?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,912
Posted By mamac
This is the thank you letter that my ds gave to...

This is the thank you letter that my ds gave to his kindergarten teacher at the end of last year. I'm sure she had a good laugh... :lol:

2014
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,826
Posted By mamac
If her number is registered with the phone...

If her number is registered with the phone company as a business line then the telemarketers have lists that they go by. I have had my phone line installed since Feb. of this year and I get no less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,652
Posted By mamac
likethis Me too.

likethis Me too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,239
Posted By mamac
I was originally going to go with Child Care (to...

I was originally going to go with Child Care (to sound a little more "professional" before I had decided what name I was going with. Once I chose my name, I ended up using Family Daycare instead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,086
Posted By mamac
I've got a 6 month old that absolutely hates...

I've got a 6 month old that absolutely hates having his diaper changed. He screams at the top of his lungs like I am trying to torture him and will grab onto the changing table and pull himself over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By mamac
My very first dcm got me two gift certificates to...

My very first dcm got me two gift certificates to say thank you for taking her child before I was open. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,815
Posted By mamac
Ok. Now I'm curious... :lol:

Ok. Now I'm curious... :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,740
Posted By mamac
I know exactly how you feel. I've posted about...

I know exactly how you feel. I've posted about this before but both my in-laws are chain smokers and everything that comes out of their house smells disgusting. I had to throw out all the toys that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,316
Posted By mamac
Lol. I thought you may have had several tabs open...

Lol. I thought you may have had several tabs open and posted to the wrong forum! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,433
Posted By mamac
I was for a while. I'm not sure why it finally...

I was for a while. I'm not sure why it finally worked for me but this is what I tried: (with the advice of BC and Michael)

1. Delete all your browsers cookies and history

2. Log out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,517
Posted By mamac
What size nipple does he have on his bottle? I...

What size nipple does he have on his bottle? I just went through this with my 6 month old dcb. He wasn't finishing a bottle but was always wanting one. I switched him to a size 2 and now he finishes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,735
Posted By mamac
Lol. I remember the first time I wanted to see...

Lol. I remember the first time I wanted to see exactly how far apart in age my younger brother and I are. After doing the math I realized he is exactly 1 year and nine months younger than I am to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By mamac
I haven't been able to find a large rug that I am...

I haven't been able to find a large rug that I am comfortable paying for so I got 2 smaller ones for BJ's at $20 each. I think they are about 3'x5' and I just placed them side by side.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By mamac
Question Breastmilk Question:

How long is thawed breastmilk good for if not refrigerated? The paper dcm gave me says it is good for 24 hours after being thawed.

What happens when I thaw it, put it in a bottle and dcb only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,683
Posted By mamac
How about if/when they use a pacifier?

How about if/when they use a pacifier?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By mamac
Technically yes, unless that happens to be her...

Technically yes, unless that happens to be her first client of the day. My business hours are 7-5 but if I'm not expecting my first client until 7:30 then that's when I'm open, not 7. I do contracted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,735
Posted By mamac
likethis Not only were the styles the...

likethis

Not only were the styles the same, her "friends" used the exact same phrases as she did in other threads. "Wow! Just wow!" was also used in the Craigslist thread.

Definitely trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,076
Posted By mamac
likethis I agree because this is where I was with...

likethis I agree because this is where I was with my yds. Before starting my dc, I had a job that didn't allow me to be home for meals so we ate out ALL the time. He didn't get much variety at all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,873
Posted By mamac
I'll be keeping my eye on this thread. I just...

I'll be keeping my eye on this thread. I just looked into using checkinkids in the last 2 weeks or so. I wasn't too crazy about the last of customizable options so I haven't used it yet. I like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,957
Posted By mamac
I have 2 and I've closed for business. :lol: ...

I have 2 and I've closed for business. :lol:

I was inviting a new student to my ds's birthday party and while talking to the dad I could hear that he had more than one child in the background. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,957
Posted By mamac
Smile How Many Children Of Your Own Do You Have?

A situation that occurred last night and another thread got me wondering about how many kids everyone has. (not daycare kids)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,417
Posted By mamac
I've never used sippy cups with my kids. They...

I've never used sippy cups with my kids. They went from a bottle to a covered cup with a straw and from there to an open cup. I've never had a problem with leaking even when they've been tipped over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,996
Posted By mamac
I voted no but to be honest I'm really not 100%...

I voted no but to be honest I'm really not 100% sure. When I called my city clerk to ask about the requirements for registering my business she told me I needed to speak with the health inspector...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By mamac
Is this the one? ...

Is this the one?

http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64051
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 09-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,368
Posted By mamac
I don't have much experience with Crohn's disease...

I don't have much experience with Crohn's disease other than a friend that was a co-worker of mine years ago. She worked the call center and I was her emergency back-up when she needed to use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,543
Posted By mamac
I'm guessing the reason they don't want their...

I'm guessing the reason they don't want their kids to watch tv during daycare is so they don't have to feel as guilty for letting them watch when they get home. I bet a lot of these parents are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By mamac
Congratulations on your new job! Glad to hear...

Congratulations on your new job! Glad to hear that everything is going so well for you! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,848
Posted By mamac
likethis I agree. I also like Cornerstone but I...

likethis I agree. I also like Cornerstone but I feel that it is too long. I'd go with Cornerstone Early Learning Center.

(and just a note- if you go with the Eagles one you need an apostrophe in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,107
Posted By mamac
I learned long ago never to trust atm deposits....

I learned long ago never to trust atm deposits. More than once I have had a deposit go missing and was never credited back the amount was "lost". That's why I have my payments due on Friday because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,135
Posted By mamac
• New Year’s Day • Martin Luther King Day •...

• New Year’s Day
• Martin Luther King Day
• President’s Day
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
• Labor Day
• Columbus Day
• Veteran’s Day
• Thanksgiving Day and the day after
• Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By mamac
Funny how miracles happen when there is money...

Funny how miracles happen when there is money involved. :rolleyes:

Thanks for sharing. :) I definitely like the idea of charging in 15 minute increments. I actually think $2/15 minutes is fair,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By mamac
My ds started with a fever this evening, too! No...

My ds started with a fever this evening, too! No vomiting but his temp has reached 103.5 as of a little while ago. :( Too late to notify parents and this is only my first week of dc. I guess I'll let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By mamac
OMG! I just realized I have Monday off!!! I just...

OMG! I just realized I have Monday off!!! I just opened my dc this week and didn't even realize it!! :lol: :p Thanks for the thread. I'll have to remind my families tomorrow. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By mamac
I know you've posted your rates before but I...

I know you've posted your rates before but I don't recall if you've ever shared your OT rates. Would you mind sharing them? Currently I am adding the (scheduled) overtime minutes and charging by my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By mamac
Ugh. I am still trying to figure out the...

Ugh. I am still trying to figure out the logistics for my ds and he started school on Monday. Currently, I am bringing him, my yds and 2 infants to school every morning until I can find alternate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By mamac
likethis I agree. I tried to be as...

likethis I agree. I tried to be as straightforward and "formal" as I could with my handbook and contract. I didn't want it to be too wordy as if I needed to explain why I had my policies in place. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By mamac
I decided to take BC's advice and charge the...

I decided to take BC's advice and charge the extra $5 but unfortunately the family decided on another provider before I ever got to discuss the extra time. I'm pretty sure she didn't agree with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By mamac
Here's some advice that I received just recently...

Here's some advice that I received just recently for a very similar situation. :)

http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64482
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By mamac
Reminds me of this one. :lol: ...

Reminds me of this one. :lol:

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2013, 08:02 AM
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Posted By mamac
Pajama jeans? :)

Pajama jeans? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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Views: 3,715
Posted By mamac
Ok I see a lot of you ladies are about my size...

Ok I see a lot of you ladies are about my size (5'2" 108lbs). Anyone out there with no butt???? :lol:

I find myself buying jeans in the juniors department because nothing else ever seems to fit....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By mamac
I know it stinks but I would definitely let your...

I know it stinks but I would definitely let your homeowners insurance company know that you have a daycare. If something serious happens they can refuse the claim based on you breaking the rules for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,002
Posted By mamac
I agree with this as long as the parents are...

I agree with this as long as the parents are willing to follow your requests regarding proper clothing, etc during potty training.

If they continually disregard requests or your rules for PTing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By mamac
:eek: Please tell me that you've never actually...

:eek: Please tell me that you've never actually gotten that one! That's horrible! Even worse if they were lying!

I already know I'd be super po'd if she was here past 15 minutes so I plan on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By mamac
So you're saying you'd charge an extra $25/wk...

So you're saying you'd charge an extra $25/wk which would cover an hour and 15 minutes of overtime?

What happens if she is able to show up at 5 minutes after 5 the majority of the time?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By mamac
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 07:11 PM
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Views: 1,305
Posted By mamac
I know there is a Children's Museum in New Haven....

I know there is a Children's Museum in New Haven. I haven't been to that one yet but the museums in Hartford are pretty good.
Shoot. Scratch that. They're closed on Sunday. :(

I hope your little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,484
Posted By mamac
likethis Same here. I also let them "chew" on...

likethis Same here. I also let them "chew" on cold carrots.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By mamac
It would be every day. As of right now, the...

It would be every day.

As of right now, the 2 I have ready to enroll will be a 3:30 and 4:30-5:00 pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,878
Posted By mamac
I haven't watched much tv lately but these were...

I haven't watched much tv lately but these were some of my favorite shows:

Regularly watched:
House (loved his sarcastic nature)
Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives
90210 (way back in the day)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By mamac
Lol. I remember that! Too funny! :lol:

Lol. I remember that! Too funny! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By mamac
Would You Charge For A Scheduled 5 Minutes After Closing Time? 15?

I had a potential client call that would need pick-up at max 15 minutes after my closing time. She works 5 minutes from my house so in theory she could be there at about 5 after.

Would you charge?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 12:56 PM
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Views: 1,687
Posted By mamac
I use just the toilet. No stepstools or anything....

I use just the toilet. No stepstools or anything. The reason for this thread is I was curious how many others do this as well because of the "wiping" issue. I know a lot of you have said you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By mamac
The Potty Poll

What type of set up do you use for potty training?

I left this as multiple choice in case you use more than one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,525
Posted By mamac
Past Employment: Retail sales Maintenance...

Past Employment:

Retail sales
Maintenance employee for state
EMT
Operating Engineer for city and state jobs (would still be doing this if not for the long hours and never seeing my kids)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,371
Posted By mamac
I wasn't here then but welcome back!!! :)

I wasn't here then but welcome back!!! :)
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