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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By athomemommy
Heidi Thats a good idea. Should I let them pick...

Heidi Thats a good idea. Should I let them pick consequences too.

Back to my two year old what else can I do when she is mean... She doesn't care if I take away a toy, she will find something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By athomemommy
we do spend A LOT of time outside but its been so...

we do spend A LOT of time outside but its been so hot its hard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By athomemommy
No Its not in my kids room.. It is in a room the...

No Its not in my kids room.. It is in a room the same size. My kids share a room right now. I look forward to the older ones going to school.

I wish I could find some resources and raising...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By athomemommy
Thanks for getting back to me. We use the whole...

Thanks for getting back to me. We use the whole house right now with 8 kids they room we have set up is too small with a 10 yr, 3 5 year olds and 4 2 year olds. I think he would rather spend some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By athomemommy
My Own Kids Disturb My Program

Does any one else have this problem. My kids mess up my day. My son (5) will yell or run, just be crazy to get everyone else crazy. He likes the mess around with the boys and gets them all wild...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-25-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,867
Posted By athomemommy
Business Plan

I am in the process of writing a business plan. I know is after the fact but I kinda fell into the business and feel it is needed. I am stuck and getting overwhelmed. Would anyone let me read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By athomemommy
What Exactly is Preschool?

I have also thought of it as the time before a child goes to kindergarten, like the whole time. I want to advertise for preschool learning but all ages. What do you do. Its not like sit down and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,976
Posted By athomemommy
I do parents night out. You can get an idea of...

I do parents night out. You can get an idea of it from my blog. www.everydayonpurpose.com
Let me know if I can help you out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By athomemommy
So its okay to change her rate even though her...

So its okay to change her rate even though her contract is until the first of the year? Do I make her wait or change it? Do I type of a list of the new rates or just give her what 4 days and what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By athomemommy
Okay I am going to go with this. $125/5, $110/4,...

Okay I am going to go with this. $125/5, $110/4, $90/3, $75/2 but what should one day be? $30? Thanks for your help. Is it okay to change to her contract in the middle. It is not up until the jan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By athomemommy
I'll have to look at my stuff. I think I had it...

I'll have to look at my stuff. I think I had it 125 a week. And I think she was thinking 100 a week. I like the idea of 10 Off I don't like the whole 25
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By athomemommy
DCP Wants To Go Cut Back One Day

I have a dcp that wants to go pt. taking one day off. At first didn't think much of but now I remember my contract with her states that she has to pay full time even if they go part time. And now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By athomemommy
Thats great.

Thats great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By athomemommy
Questionnaire

Just wondering if anyone has parents fill out a questionnaire to see how you are doing? What kinds of questions do you ask? Just want to see what kinds of improvements I can make?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By athomemommy
So I just called and they are just doing some...

So I just called and they are just doing some shoppin. I explained that it was unexpected and that we had plans.

The bad thing is that we have become friends since I first said he could come and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By athomemommy
Just Dropped Off

Dcp just off their son. Who was not suppose to be here today. They just started yesterday. They have the spot m-f because her schedule changes every 6 weeks. I talked to her last night that the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By athomemommy
Okay so those of you that don't take over 4. How...

Okay so those of you that don't take over 4. How did you word it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By athomemommy
feeding supplies

I had been using glass plates, cups, and bowls as a way to teach them to be careful with the dishes and feel like the real thing. I would have them wash them too. We got away from that and went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By athomemommy
DKC Your Kids Age

How do you decide the ages you take? I have dcks my kids age and it is getting where they fight a lot..... What are you thoughts. I have 2 and 5 yr olds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By athomemommy
Oop's I Made Friends With A Parent

I think I messed up!!!! I made friends with a family who just moved in down the street. They have a little boy who will be 3. I told them I could care for their child, she was suppose to get this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By athomemommy
Those With Babies vs Older ones

I haven't had any babies yet, but I am becoming highly annoyed but those in the 4 and up. Anyone have any rules on how they handle that. Thinking about not taking them older, but I have one with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By athomemommy
My kids are 2 and 5. We talk about that this is...

My kids are 2 and 5. We talk about that this is my job and program. When I get checks I explain that DCK mom just paid me to care for her child.. When we go to the bank I state that this is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By athomemommy
I agree with terming. This is a topic I have...

I agree with terming. This is a topic I have been really looking into. I wish there was more out there to support providers and their children and the effects positive and negative home child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By athomemommy
Thanks for writing that. I have been feeling...

Thanks for writing that. I have been feeling like its for everyone else. I need to put my kids first.. I never thought to put them in the DC area in the Am. Totally starting that. There is such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By athomemommy
Days Off

Do you send home a note with your days off?

Do you keep a tally for the parents?

Please tell me how you keep track?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By athomemommy
Just Me And My Kids Time

Would it be crazy to have a time where it is just me and my kids while others play. I try to do things with a group all the time. But think my kids would benefit from a a time just for us.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By athomemommy
Can you help me. I bought a domain from Google,...

Can you help me. I bought a domain from Google, that went through Go daddy, to point me from Blogspot. Huge mess. all I wanted was a domain name not blogspot any more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By athomemommy
I just got one and its a mess. Can't figure it...

I just got one and its a mess. Can't figure it out. Its between google, go daddy, and blogspot.


What a mess!!!!!
Forum: Curriculum 06-04-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,808
Posted By athomemommy
Thanks for the ideas. I do want to teach them...

Thanks for the ideas. I do want to teach them things and play with them. I want to start reading with one and counting with another. I really want it to be more center/classroom like where they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By athomemommy
She is family (cousins) don't think she will...

She is family (cousins) don't think she will ever go anywhere. my other problem is she is always trying to get others to do things that will get them in trouble. And getting my son to kiss her. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By athomemommy
Busy Bee : I too have a some one who gets under...

Busy Bee : I too have a some one who gets under my skin. I have dealt with a lot of people in my life never has anyone made my hair stand up.

What are your plans to get through summer. I have...
Forum: Curriculum 06-04-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,808
Posted By athomemommy
All Day Free Play

I pretty much let the kids have free play all day. We move inside, outside and different rooms. They are okay with it but I am getting bored. Can you please give me a detailed explanation of how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By athomemommy
Is This For Me? What Is Going On!!

Recently I have been feeling not like myself. I have always worked and enjoyed children. Since I have opened my home to children and their families I am not the same. When they pull into the drive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By athomemommy
What Do You Do All Day?

We are spending more time outside and it seems like this week they are bored. I have an 11 yr old who said she is bored. Of course she wants to just watch tv. What do you do with all the different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By athomemommy
I agree. I am trying to use one room and the...

I agree. I am trying to use one room and the garage. Since our basement isn't ready yet. And won't be for a while.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By athomemommy
Will you take a picture and send me.

Will you take a picture and send me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By athomemommy
Forgot to post my address....

Forgot to post my address. everydayonpurpose@gmail.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By athomemommy
Child Care Room

Do you have a room that is used for child care? Or do you use your whole house. I would love pictures. I am putting together a guide on how to set up your home for child care. If you would like to...
Forum: Curriculum 05-10-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,866
Posted By athomemommy
Songs

Do you have a daily routine of songs you sing?

When do you do it?

How do you teach them new ones?
Forum: Curriculum 05-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,738
Posted By athomemommy
Craft Daily?

I have been feeling guilty not sending home things they do during the day. They just play. We don't really get around to this and to be honest I hate the mess!

What do you do?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By athomemommy
I have never read this thread before. I think I...

I have never read this thread before. I think I will be coming back. I feel like my kids are out of control and I am losing it and all alone on this. Then I started reading we all have days like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By athomemommy
"rules" and expectations?

Just wondering what your "rules" and expectations are for the children. And what are the consequences?
Also how to stay consistent with them.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By athomemommy
Written Budget

Anyone do a written budget? What's yours look like? Do you pay yourself? Currently its all income and what ever I need I get out of personal. But I want to do it like the real business it is. I...
Forum: Curriculum 02-15-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By athomemommy
Anyone In Central IL/ St.Louis Area?

I am looking to put a group together in the central Il/ St.Louis area for child care providers.
Forum: Curriculum 02-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,297
Posted By athomemommy
want to post your themes?

want to post your themes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,319
Posted By athomemommy
I am too and just starting I really want to let...

I am too and just starting I really want to let go of some of their toys. And have it so they are more creative. I would really like to see your pictures. Everydayonpurpose@gmail.com

Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By athomemommy
Client-Parent Paperwork Folder

Getting my start up folders together. Besides what DCFS needs what other paper work should be in the folder.

handbook, permission slips for photo, transportation, water and get to know you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By athomemommy
Morning time

What does your morning look like? That time before you get started. I like to make it unstructured but they go crazy. Tv time they don't watch. I need to make breakfast and this is the time my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By athomemommy
I really want us to get everyday. But why must it...

I really want us to get everyday. But why must it take so long to get them ready. I think they do need it and they can go out for a bit even if it's "too cold".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By athomemommy
Can't believe I didnt get more replies on this....

Can't believe I didnt get more replies on this. So I guess bleach it is. I will keep looking into this. And let you know. I just think we over clean things sometimes. And don't want to use...
Forum: Curriculum 01-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,769
Posted By athomemommy
I have a book. ...

I have a book.
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Curriculum-Family-Child-Care/dp/0960289275

Is that what you have? or more ? What all do you have?
how much would you sell it for?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By athomemommy
Alternatives to Bleach

My licensing standards want us to use a bleach solution. I don't care for bleach at all. It says we can use something that is approved by the CDC. What do you guys use?
Forum: Curriculum 01-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,769
Posted By athomemommy
The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care

Does anyone use it? Heard it's good but is it worth the money!
?
Forum: Curriculum 01-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,155
Posted By athomemommy
I have fought the have to have circle time for a...

I have fought the have to have circle time for a while. Like the idea of having in another spot. I have a big calendar on the fridge from flylady.com. I am going to it there.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By athomemommy
Not listening. Or crazy play inside. Running...

Not listening. Or crazy play inside. Running around. I don't like them to play killing. So I may add that. What do you think?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,083
Posted By athomemommy
Funny. It started it out. Shi tuz.

Funny. It started it out. Shi tuz.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,083
Posted By athomemommy
we have a small create but I have been using a...

we have a small create but I have been using a gate cube like a 3x3. So we can play and nap. She enjoys it and has done really well house breaking.

She has been barking when we go down for nap. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
So I thought I would send ya an update. I made a...

So I thought I would send ya an update. I made a contract up and gave it out. I wrote a letter that said we needed to meet and discuss it. She didn't set an appt. So I called and she FB me that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By athomemommy
Discipline

What are your rules and what happens when they break them. What I am doing isn't working and I am losing control.

Need help !! Looking forward to a new approach with the New Year
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,083
Posted By athomemommy
New Puppy Equals New Stress

So my husband and I got a puppy for my kids. We thought it would work out well the kids. It isn't, they carry her around all the time and she is getting upset and sniping they wont leave her be. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By athomemommy
Best Toys

Looking into separating my kids toys from the program. What's your day care kids favorite toys or things to play with? What are your must haves?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By athomemommy
About To Lose My Cool

What to you do when they are all in a mood. Testing each other and me. We've gone outside, one screamed the whole time, did a craft, unnormal messes. Watched a movie picking on each other. Napping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By athomemommy
How big is the room. Can you show me some...

How big is the room. Can you show me some pictures of your set up. The room we call the learning room is about 14X14. The bath room is right next it. Trying to make it the room we use most. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-05-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By athomemommy
What if I spend more than that? Is that all I can...

What if I spend more than that? Is that all I can claim? Most of the food I buy is the for the program. I have to wait until I am licensed to get back on the program.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By athomemommy
Making Improvements To The Home And Yard

I am new here sorry if this has already been said

How do you record building a deck? ( would I do a time share %)
How do I record trees and flowers planted?


I am very thankful for this...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,964
Posted By athomemommy
I am new here and just figuring out this tax...

I am new here and just figuring out this tax stuff. I need the receipts to do the actual cost. Or can I use my bank statements since we usually pay with debt.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By athomemommy
Recording Food

This is a tough one for me. The kids eat 4 times here, two meals, two snacks. My two children eat also. I eat once in while ( when I get a min) I try to eat with them but I seem to move more then...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,111
Posted By athomemommy
I am suppose to be doing this right now:) I got...

I am suppose to be doing this right now:) I got side tracked looking up how to track food. I think the taxes part scares me and I just keep putting it off. I hae the Red Leaf record keeping...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By athomemommy
Is it the Red Leaf one? I really like mine. I...

Is it the Red Leaf one? I really like mine. I also have Tom Coplands books, Business Planning Guide, Contracts and Policies, and Record Keeping. They are very helpful !

Check out my blog as I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,874
Posted By athomemommy
In IL you have to use where you live if you are...

In IL you have to use where you live if you are going to be licensed.

I just sent in my paperwork. I am blogging my process.
www.everydayonpurpose.blogspot.com

I would love to stay in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By athomemommy
Where do you put them. Do you just lay them down...

Where do you put them. Do you just lay them down and leave or stay until they fall asleep. What do you do with the other kids are they to be quite during this time and does that work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By athomemommy
How do I get them to. The younger ones go off to...

How do I get them to. The younger ones go off to their own thing. As I write this I wonder if they have too much space. They just go all over the house. Do you have your in a certain area all day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By athomemommy
I try to but hard to get the kids on board. Heres...

I try to but hard to get the kids on board. Heres my blog www.everydayonpurpose.blogspot.com. Would love to talk
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By athomemommy
Just got one for my 4 year old son. He loves...

Just got one for my 4 year old son. He loves donuts think he will enjoy it. It's fir Christmas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By athomemommy
Hey Family Care Providers

Do you have blog? I would really like to read it and see what you guys do.

Here is mine www.everydayonpurpose.blogspot.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By athomemommy
Consistancy

I am having trouble staying consistent. I allow for flexibility and my day even week is off. I am not sure if it is me or the kids. What do you? Do I really need to the same thing everyday and at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By athomemommy
I agree I think it makes it easier for you and...

I agree I think it makes it easier for you and the kids. I don't like random odds and ends.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
What kinds of things do I need in a contract? Vs...

What kinds of things do I need in a contract? Vs Policy? I have neglected to do this as we are not licensed yet, does that matter? Have been in the process, will work extra hard on it now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
okay so I talked to her and she took some time to...

okay so I talked to her and she took some time to think about it. I told her I would need to raise my rates to 125 a week would need them to be full time. As we need to get new insurance to cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
Here is what I am thinking I will make up a...

Here is what I am thinking I will make up a contract and say it goes into effect the first of the year. That way it gives warning to what's up


What ya think
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
So do I call her and say that since we are...

So do I call her and say that since we are working on becoming licensed I have to put a contract in place and it says that part time kids need to pay in full for the whole week or something like....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
I am new to this and took them on as...

I am new to this and took them on as "babysitting". And now we are moving toward licensing. Just don't how to say it. I will put in my contract but don't have that yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
So I do I say that. To them. Do I put in writing...

So I do I say that. To them. Do I put in writing or what.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By athomemommy
Part-timer

I have a part-timer and I am just getting started with my child care program. He comes different days every week. His mom is a nurse. So I can not fill another spot while still caring for him. Do I...
Forum: Curriculum 10-31-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By athomemommy
family fun mag. is a good one.

family fun mag. is a good one.
Forum: Curriculum 10-31-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,237
Posted By athomemommy
Own Curriculum: Got Tips?

Hey everyone! thinking about making my own curriculum. Got any tips?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-31-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,043
Posted By athomemommy
oh that is great. Easy. thanks again for...

oh that is great. Easy. thanks again for posting this.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-29-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,043
Posted By athomemommy
Using your menu as a guide thanks you so much for...

Using your menu as a guide thanks you so much for doing this. So HELPFUL!!!


Can you explain the Roast Turkey Breast? Is this like a big turkey breast? Sorry don't think I have made a turkey....
Forum: Daycare Insurance 10-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,884
Posted By athomemommy
Insurance

I need to change my insurance so I can care for children in my home. Who do you have? How much should I expect to pay? And do you transport the children in your care?
Forum: Curriculum 10-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,237
Posted By athomemommy
I have the same problem we have a busy box. With...

I have the same problem we have a busy box. With table activities. puzzles, cutting tracing, building, ect. things that are around the kitchen so I can fix dinner and pick up.

We also go...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-26-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,043
Posted By athomemommy
I do not have weekly menu, but have been meaning...

I do not have weekly menu, but have been meaning to. Thanks for posting your and lighting a fire my butt to do it. Will post soon!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,853
Posted By athomemommy
Not that I want them to eat all things in there. ...

Not that I want them to eat all things in there. Just some. I want to help out. So far they have done great. Amazing how much nicer they are when there is a goal in mind!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,354
Posted By athomemommy
well I got cots and am moving forward. I don't...

well I got cots and am moving forward. I don't want the kids sleeping in my beds or too close to each other. I want them all to have time to rest. They need it and I need it. It is imp. for my...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-26-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,853
Posted By athomemommy
Cooking With Your Kids

The kids love to cook with me and I have began to let them fix their own foods.


So got any good microwave and Crockpot recipes. I want them to be able to do most of it if not all. ( I will be...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-26-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,886
Posted By athomemommy
They don't get too soggy? I always thought they...

They don't get too soggy? I always thought they did. I will have to try. This will make my meals so much easier
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-26-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,979
Posted By athomemommy
You can put wax paper between the pancakes. ...

You can put wax paper between the pancakes. Making it easier if you need just a few.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,596
Posted By athomemommy
I looked in to it. In IL you have to be in your...

I looked in to it. In IL you have to be in your home,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,936
Posted By athomemommy
Wow is all have to say. We just had family with...

Wow is all have to say. We just had family with a 19 month old die in her sleep. Unknown as of right now how. She was in her own bed though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By athomemommy
We have little ones saying they have sick belly's...

We have little ones saying they have sick belly's and noses. I have been pumping vit C in me. Hoping to stay well.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,217
Posted By athomemommy
Getting My In Home Day Care Licenses

I think I have been around this site for almost a year now. I have been unlicensed as I have had family members, but my husband and I have decided that it is time. Yeahhhh!!!! So I thought I would...
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