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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By Danielle
Collections

I have a parent that left owing me 1 week's tuition (plus late fees now). I really don't want to spend the time going to small claims court and have thought about having a collections agency do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Danielle
I love pinterest! Following you now. Here's mine:...

I love pinterest! Following you now. Here's mine: http://www.pinterest.com/MamaDani/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,618
Posted By Danielle
I allow teething necklaces. I know first hand how...

I allow teething necklaces. I know first hand how awesome they are. My toddler is currently cutting 4 teeth without any signs of teething...amazing! Also, the brand my children and my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,255
Posted By Danielle
I just select the privacy setting I want for each...

I just select the privacy setting I want for each post. There's a little drop down menu thing next to the post button. If it's a picture of the kids or a tidbit about our day, it's set to friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,255
Posted By Danielle
It's b/c it's a profile not a "like" page. There...

It's b/c it's a profile not a "like" page. There should be a option to follow without friending. Followers get public posts on their newsfeed where as friends (parents) get everything. I set it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,255
Posted By Danielle
My facebook page is actually a facebook profile...

My facebook page is actually a facebook profile so that I have a better control on privacy. It makes the parents to feel better about me sharing pictures. But anyone can follow what I post as public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By Danielle
Coconut oil tends to work really well. And it...

Coconut oil tends to work really well. And it safe for cloth diapers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,193
Posted By Danielle
I am legally unlicensed & have no assistant. ...

I am legally unlicensed & have no assistant.

DS 6 - I homeschool so he's here all day.
DD 4
DD 2 (well will be this month)
DCG 16 months - Next week is her last week.
DCB 2.5

Up until last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Danielle
I've used Class Dojo (http://www.classdojo.com/)...

I've used Class Dojo (http://www.classdojo.com/) and really like it. I have an old computer that I set up where the kids can see it and use my phone to give/take away points. The computer bings and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Danielle
I've thought of doing the same thing, until I got...

I've thought of doing the same thing, until I got my first SA. This is my last week with a SA and I honestly can't wait till next week. In my (admittedly limited) experience, older kids are more work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Danielle
That's so sweet! I love toddlers!

That's so sweet! I love toddlers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Danielle
:o I know... It's been too long. I actually got...

:o I know... It's been too long. I actually got an email today about this week's hot topics and decided I should stop by. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Danielle
Poor guy. :( I hope he's doing better today....

Poor guy. :( I hope he's doing better today. Pneumococcal was probably the culprit. It's known for reactions, especially the extreme crankiness....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Danielle
If only I saw this before I bought eggies!

If only I saw this before I bought eggies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By Danielle
I didn't charge for my maternity leave. This time...

I didn't charge for my maternity leave. This time I only took 1 week off (ended up being a week and a half b/c of the day dd ended up being born on). But I don't have fulltimers. I only have 2 dck on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,848
Posted By Danielle
I second this!!!! :D

I second this!!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By Danielle
Sure do!! I've been neglecting it a little lately...

Sure do!! I've been neglecting it a little lately but here it is: http://mamamusingsblog.blogspot.com/
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-27-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,907
Posted By Danielle
I've gotten a few gifts in the recent years and...

I've gotten a few gifts in the recent years and honestly the cards/notes that say how much they appreciate me have meant the most.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Danielle
www.inspiredbyfinn.com Look for safety...

www.inspiredbyfinn.com
Look for safety measures taken when making the necklace. The ones we got from the above website have knots between each bead so if it breaks, there's only one loose bead. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Danielle
I've used amber necklaces for my kids. Daycare...

I've used amber necklaces for my kids. Daycare baby just started teething and is a bear. Today I sent a necklace home with him so they could try it over the weekend. His mom sent me a text a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,578
Posted By Danielle
Just a note about sharpies...they can wash out. I...

Just a note about sharpies...they can wash out. I used one to make my son's big brother shirt when my daughter was born. One night he was messy at dinner so I sprayed it with Dreft stain remover. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,484
Posted By Danielle
I have a set of twins right now that are here 2...

I have a set of twins right now that are here 2 days/week for full days (8-5:30). I get $150/week for them. If it was 2 non-siblings, I'd get $200/week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,262
Posted By Danielle
I agree with the others saying that there's not...

I agree with the others saying that there's not enough info in the article. But, let me point out that one of the rules of safe cosleeping is mom is more aware than even dad so having baby sleep with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By Danielle
Link isn't working :(

Link isn't working :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,528
Posted By Danielle
Exactly!! When done right, cosleeping is safe!...

Exactly!! When done right, cosleeping is safe! I'm a cosleeping mama and here's my son as an infant as an example: pillow way above his head, blankets never high enough to touch him (I have to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,926
Posted By Danielle
We have that table! Legos (my son plays with them...

We have that table! Legos (my son plays with them after daycare hours) and Duplos don't stick tightly on it but it doesn't seem to bother the kids. I love that it doubles as a regular table.

We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Danielle
Maybe suggest to the parents to get trainers like...

Maybe suggest to the parents to get trainers like this: http://www.diaperjunction.com/flip-potty-training-kit.html

They have snaps on the sides so clean up after a bm accident would be just like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Danielle
I just found out about it and I only have kids...

I just found out about it and I only have kids 1yr and younger in my care right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By Danielle
Mine is more home environment style. I keep very...

Mine is more home environment style. I keep very few kids...as of now, I have my kids and depending on the day, only 1-2 daycare kids. Meals, snacks and rest time (my son doesn't nap) are scheduled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Danielle
I had something similar just happen. Here's what...

I had something similar just happen. Here's what I did. I had no daycare kids and was having problems filling spots. I interviewed a family that seemed to be a perfect match (still does several weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Danielle
Yes, just click the diaper icon on the left and...

Yes, just click the diaper icon on the left and before saving it, change the time in the right hand corner. You can do that with anything you enter. Lunch is normally entered that way because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By Danielle
Did you know you can get free Amazon Prime...

Did you know you can get free Amazon Prime through Amazon Moms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By Danielle
Mostly in stores but I do some online too.

Mostly in stores but I do some online too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By Danielle
It sounds like this is something on the lines of...

It sounds like this is something on the lines of what you were thinking of: http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-activity-board.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Danielle
You can just use the web version:...

You can just use the web version: www.baby-connect.com It's not an app or anything you download on your computer. I just keep the website open all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By Danielle
Happy To Say - I'm Full!

Not too long ago I was posting about being frustrated about not being able to fill spots. I chalked it up to being so pregnant. Then I lost my only full timer. I'm so happy to say that I'm full now!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Danielle
Someone on here mentioned Baby Connect. That's...

Someone on here mentioned Baby Connect. That's what I'm using now. I have 2 (1 more starting next week) babies in my care, all part timers. The parents love it b/c the can check in anytime to see how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Danielle
I get no shows every couple interviews. It's very...

I get no shows every couple interviews. It's very frustrating but the way I look at it is, I'd rather see that side of them now than before I sign a contract with them. I contact them and ask what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By Danielle
Right now I don't have daycare kids old enough to...

Right now I don't have daycare kids old enough to do crafts so here's what my kids and I have done lately: http://mamamusingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/school-days-halloween.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By Danielle
We have a walk through one that can either screw...

We have a walk through one that can either screw into the wall or be pressure mounted. This is it: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Regalo-Easy-Step-Extra-Tall-Walk-Thru-Metal-Gate/4858082

The older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Danielle
The problem I see with not using the proper...

The problem I see with not using the proper terminology is say Suzy is touched inappropriately. (dEHmom, I'm not picking on you but "peach" works for this example) She tells someone (say Sunday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Danielle
Well, I teach my children the proper terms (penis...

Well, I teach my children the proper terms (penis and vulva) so yes, I allow those terms. I don't think they are words to be ashamed of and if I was the mom, I'd be upset if my child was told it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Danielle
I saw this too. I got a ton of calls/emails and...

I saw this too. I got a ton of calls/emails and quite a few turned into interviews. I ended up signing 2 part timers and now am barely hearing anything. I remember last year I got another boom in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,036
Posted By Danielle
Congrats!!! I'm pregnant with #3 right now and I...

Congrats!!! I'm pregnant with #3 right now and I showed earlier with #2 than #1 and even earlier with this one. I swear I started showing this time before the test dried. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 49,682
Posted By Danielle
Not enough. I've only had 1 full time for awhile...

Not enough. I've only had 1 full time for awhile so it's been $500/month. If I could be full, it would be $1500/month. Next week I'll be at $0/month b/c my full timer is leaving. :( I really need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By Danielle
My Backbone

My backbone is finally growing in. :D

A little back story..
I only have 1 dck and have been having a hard time filling spots b/c I'm pregnant. B/c of some financial issues, I really need to fill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By Danielle
OP- how are you feeling today? ...

OP- how are you feeling today?



Chiropractor visits are just a great thing to add to any pregnancies. When you have a fall, you can throw things out of whack which can then cause problems with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Danielle
Vit C and Elderberry. For the sinus infection I...

Vit C and Elderberry. For the sinus infection I highly recommend using a netti pot and visiting the chiropractor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Danielle
Lots of cleaning and hand washing like sharlan...

Lots of cleaning and hand washing like sharlan said. My family also gets vit C and elderberry during cold season to help prevent colds and the elderberry is upped at the first sign of a cold.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Danielle
You are not being too cautious. I only have what...

You are not being too cautious. I only have what city I'm in on my website. Then I will only give out a general area until I'm scheduling an interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,140
Posted By Danielle
$2 per 15 minutes.

$2 per 15 minutes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By Danielle
I like number 6 but I also like number 1 since it...

I like number 6 but I also like number 1 since it seems to go with your name.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,939
Posted By Danielle
I'm in southern VA. The kids slept through it....

I'm in southern VA. The kids slept through it. The dog was calm as could be (she freaks out when it rains :confused: ). I thought my blood sugar was lower until I saw the lights in the kitchen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By Danielle
I have my handbook on my website so they can look...

I have my handbook on my website so they can look over it before we even get together for an interview. At the interview I have it printed out along with my background check, all forms and a sample...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,438
Posted By Danielle
Yes, she's crazy for wanting that much an hour...

Yes, she's crazy for wanting that much an hour but I think it's sad that this it the way wet nursing is looked at now. It used to be the norm. My grandmother even did it! I would never post an ad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Danielle
I just got a pleasant surprise. On fb I have a...

I just got a pleasant surprise. On fb I have a few friends that I don't really know; we went to school together and have mutual friends. I never saw any reason not to add them. It paid off! One just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,315
Posted By Danielle
Great post! I get what you're saying about...

Great post! I get what you're saying about numbers. Most of the families in my local AP group have large families. I just think there's a difference when those kids aren't your own (as far as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,315
Posted By Danielle
I'm very much an AP mom. I think of being AP as...

I'm very much an AP mom. I think of being AP as in being more in tune with the children and assuming the child has good intentions. I just read this blog post tonight and it really sums up how AP is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By Danielle
Putting your name on pictures might not help...

Putting your name on pictures might not help either. I watermark all my pictures in my blog with my url where you can't crop it out. I found one of my pictures on another person's blog being used as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Danielle
I already plan for DH to be home the first week,...

I already plan for DH to be home the first week, then my mom the second week. So if I did a sub, I'd only need one for a week. I'm a bit hesitant on doing that though. I had PPD with my second and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Danielle
I decided to do a test. I have 2 ads on...

I decided to do a test. I have 2 ads on craigslist. They are very similar but one does not have my name or website on it so they don't know I'm pregnant ...not that I'm keeping that from them. I tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,263
Posted By Danielle
1. Sweep the carpet: I have hardwood floors so I...

1. Sweep the carpet: I have hardwood floors so I sweep atleast twice a day.
2. Mop the floor: Once a week...with spot cleaning through out the week
3. Sterilize bottles (for those of you without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By Danielle
I have mainly little ones so they call me Dani...

I have mainly little ones so they call me Dani since most can't say Danielle well. The 2 year old I have now calls me mama most days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Danielle
I'm 20 weeks. That's what I'm afraid of. I can...

I'm 20 weeks. That's what I'm afraid of. I can change my rates but..um this baby's here to stay. lol And I agree with you. My website gets a ton of hits from my ads but then I never hear from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Danielle
Lower My Rates?

I have 1 full timer and have been trying to fill a few spots for a couple months now. But I'm having a really hard time doing that. I think there are 2 things that may be reasons. 1- I'm pregnant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Danielle
I'm a homeschooling mom so part of nap time is...

I'm a homeschooling mom so part of nap time is school time. My son is almost 4 and has given up naps. I have him lay on a nap mat watching a movie until the younger ones fall asleep. That gives me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By Danielle
Nice! I'm always on the look out for lunch ideas....

Nice! I'm always on the look out for lunch ideas.

I also blog about lunches every Monday if anyone is looking for ideas:
http://mamamusingsblog.blogspot.com/p/muffin-tin-monday.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,891
Posted By Danielle
The ones I've had are: -I made a preschooler...

The ones I've had are:
-I made a preschooler eat fruits and veggies.
-I charge per week, not by days attending.
-One dad wanted me to term another kid b/c he didn't get along with that kid's dad....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-08-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,522
Posted By Danielle
While I think it's a fair pay (since she's...

While I think it's a fair pay (since she's sleeping). The irs doesn't think so. She is a nanny, therefore a household employee. You are her employer and not only have to pay her minimum wage but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By Danielle
I always facebook search email addresses when I...

I always facebook search email addresses when I get a response from craigslist, etc. I've found that a lot keep their facebook pretty open. I eliminated 1 before even answering their email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Danielle
Don't hesitate to contact them. That's what...

Don't hesitate to contact them. That's what they're there for. I want to be a tech but my class got canceled b/c only 2 people signed up. I'll reschedule once I have the baby.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,851
Posted By Danielle
I don't but only b/c I have a very small daycare...

I don't but only b/c I have a very small daycare and get paid mostly in cash.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Danielle
My part time rate breaks down to about $3/hour...

My part time rate breaks down to about $3/hour but my drop in rate is $7/hour if it's just a few hours. If it's more than 5 hours, it's $30 for the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By Danielle
I don't get many calls b/c I don't advertise my...

I don't get many calls b/c I don't advertise my number many places. But I have a basic email that I have saved on my computer that I use when responding to ads. It basically states that I'm a mom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,121
Posted By Danielle
I agree! I LOVE Scentsy! My only problem is I...

I agree! I LOVE Scentsy! My only problem is I have 3 friends selling it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By Danielle
hmm..I'm not really sure b/c it sounds like what...

hmm..I'm not really sure b/c it sounds like what I did (it has been awhile though). I tried adding a test spot with the code from the one that's working and had the same thing happen to me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By Danielle
I have seen an increase in hits to my website (so...

I have seen an increase in hits to my website (so I guess more ad views) since I've started using html in my ads. Here's an example: http://norfolk.craigslist.org/kid/2487563824.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By Danielle
Blogger...reading blogs and writing blogs.

Blogger...reading blogs and writing blogs.
Forum: Curriculum 04-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By Danielle
Not to mention the kids also get to see the whole...

Not to mention the kids also get to see the whole cycle. We find the eggs under the leaves and watch the cats grow from being extremely tiny to big plump cats. And this year they are going to learn...
Forum: Curriculum 04-28-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By Danielle
We don't pay for cats. lol We plant Milkweed and...

We don't pay for cats. lol We plant Milkweed and if the Monarchs don't come to us, we get them from a friends garden (which happens to be where the Milkweed came from). Her Milkweed is spreading...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By Danielle
It will be fine for a couple hours. This assumes...

It will be fine for a couple hours. This assumes the room is normal room temp.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By Danielle
That's sooo cool!

That's sooo cool!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By Danielle
I'm not looking forward to the teen years. My 2...

I'm not looking forward to the teen years. My 2 year thinks she's there already. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Danielle
Wow, that's horrible timing. :(

Wow, that's horrible timing. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By Danielle
Thank you ladies! I have one that isn't due until...

Thank you ladies! I have one that isn't due until September but wants an interview soon. I have quite a few openings right now...I only have 2 part timers and 1 is moving in 2 weeks. I think I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By Danielle
Holding a Spot

I've been getting quite a few emails from pregnant moms wanting childcare months from now. What do you do in this situation? I was thinking I'd offer the spot with a signed contract and fee to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Danielle
No jokes planned for today. 3 years ago I fooled...

No jokes planned for today. 3 years ago I fooled my husband into believing I was pregnant (my son was 5 months at the time). The joke turned on me when I got pregnant a few months later with an April...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By Danielle
This is my 3rd year in business. I'd be happy...

This is my 3rd year in business. I'd be happy with 2-3 full timers. I think I'm on the upper end of the norm here. I charge $125/week (meals and curriculum included) and I am always seeing listings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,977
Posted By Danielle
Sounds like our little! She's always waiting at...

Sounds like our little! She's always waiting at the door with her tail just a wagging. She thinks people only come over to love on her. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,977
Posted By Danielle
We're an animal loving household. We have 2 cats,...

We're an animal loving household. We have 2 cats, 2 dogs and 2 rats. The rats obviously stay in their cage...more for their own safety. lol The cats are around the kids as they wish. They are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By Danielle
Incentives

Do you offer any incentives to new parents when you really need to fill a spot?

I REALLY need to fill a spot. I currently only have a part timer who is moving in a couple weeks. I was thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By Danielle
((hugs)) Sounds like they were looking for a...

((hugs)) Sounds like they were looking for a reason to leave. I so understand the emotions you're going through. I had a similar thing last week. Having a family drop sucks but when it's a family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,652
Posted By Danielle
Thanks! I had a website bookmarked but it must...

Thanks! I had a website bookmarked but it must have been updated and that link was no longer valid. I was afraid they changed the point system. I finally found another link with last year's date....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,652
Posted By Danielle
Anyone? :Sunny:

Anyone? :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,652
Posted By Danielle
VA Regulations

I'm in VA and I'm not licensed. I know I can't have more than 6 not including my own kids and no more than 4 under 2 yrs including my kids. I remember seeing a point system to figure out ratio but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,682
Posted By Danielle
Thanks! Both suggestions do make it less...

Thanks! Both suggestions do make it less complicated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,682
Posted By Danielle
Wording Help!

I need help with wording. It just doesn't sounds right to me. I am moving when parents pay me to the Friday before care. (note: late pick up fees are else where so I haven't forgotten them.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,736
Posted By Danielle
Thanks!! I need to finish my coffee and do some...

Thanks!! I need to finish my coffee and do some more editing. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,736
Posted By Danielle
Thanks guys! Keep it coming! Thanks...

Thanks guys! Keep it coming!



Thanks for asking. She's doing MUCH better. I didn't have to call the doctor after all. She's not 100% back to normal yet but she keeps getting closer to normal. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,736
Posted By Danielle
Would You Mind Looking Over My Handbook?

After today's craziness (http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28589)I've updated my handbook. I would love from yall to take a look and tell me if I'm missing anything. ...b/c parents can...
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