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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By blueclouds29
that's what i charged my in home day care...

that's what i charged my in home day care parents. And that still was a struggle to get people. :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By blueclouds29
Before/After School Care

I just recently stopped my inhome daycare due to 2 familes leaving. However, i need to make some type of income for my family. I was thinking to do before/ After school care here at my house. The bus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,721
Posted By blueclouds29
Smile i'm in one and i love it! They just switched from...

i'm in one and i love it! They just switched from MOPS to MOMS. So no matter how old your kids are you can be in it. I love my group. They are even bringing me meals this week after i just had a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,418
Posted By blueclouds29
My DCK play in the front driveway in the morning...

My DCK play in the front driveway in the morning cause its shaded and i have all the riding toys out, sandtable and chalk. In the afternoon we play out back on the deck where its shaded then.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By blueclouds29
I'm 9 months this week. These past couple of...

I'm 9 months this week. These past couple of weeks have been very stressful. I can't get around much and get down and play with them like I used to. I only watch 3 toddlers, one 4 month old and my DD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,647
Posted By blueclouds29
I use the MMK daily report and email it to the...

I use the MMK daily report and email it to the parents. I fill it out at nap and when they wake up and put in the rest and send it off :) So easy peasy!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By blueclouds29
I love freecycle and its just fusterating when...

I love freecycle and its just fusterating when you see something good and can't leave to get it. Most people wont hold things for you. Its first come first serve!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By blueclouds29
I meant... Me three!!happyfacehappyface

I meant... Me three!!happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By blueclouds29
Me three happyfacehappyface

Me three happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,704
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 620,114
Posted By blueclouds29
not swallowing food

My 1yr old DCB just started a new thing and its driving me nuts! He will keep food in his mouth and now swallow it! It happens every morning with the cheese stick his mom sends with him. He never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By blueclouds29
i'm 8 months pregnant watching my 3 year old dd...

i'm 8 months pregnant watching my 3 year old dd plus 4 other kids. I can't get on the floor anymore, its just too uncomfortable. My dd is always asking me to play with her.. ughhhh on the floor? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,294
Posted By blueclouds29
you are not the only one. I use the same thing...

you are not the only one. I use the same thing and the bumpo but not a lot. The bumpo seems like a suction! I do a lot of floor play but when the kids are dancing and playing i use the boucy seat and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By blueclouds29
I've worked in 3 different daycares ( big just as...

I've worked in 3 different daycares ( big just as you mentioned your was). Does not surprise me at all! The turnover rate is incrediable at those daycares!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By blueclouds29
oh yes... :)

oh yes... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By blueclouds29
He sits in a booster seat on the floor next to...

He sits in a booster seat on the floor next to the kids at the picnic table. He used to be a great eater! Ate everything off his plate. This is a new thing this week.
It just could possibly be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By blueclouds29
Thanks, it does get fusterating and i def don't...

Thanks, it does get fusterating and i def don't want to stray off schedule. Mom also said he hasn't been eating at home. So its just not here. Thanks for your help! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By blueclouds29
Toddlers and not eating

Would do you do in a case where young toddlers ( 19 months) aren't eating at snack or lunch. You can't make anyone eat and they def don't understand they'll be hungry in an hour. We have snack at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By blueclouds29
I watch a 4month old and he'll take a short nap...

I watch a 4month old and he'll take a short nap in the am and 2 hour nap with the kids between 12 and 2. but not a napper like I thought babies would be. He's a heavy sleeper, the kids will play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By blueclouds29
I also use MMK and i love it! I use it for...

I also use MMK and i love it! I use it for keeping track of payments, what i buy, I make my menus on it and use the daily reports. Very helpful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By blueclouds29
Thumbs up Easter Egg Popsicles

http://kailochic.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-popsicles.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,632
Posted By blueclouds29
Question Throw Away Sippy Cups

I use the throw away sippy cups (with straws) for my kids, ages 2 to 3. The younger ones are flattening the straws!! Like chewing on them! It drives me nuts! What do you suggest or should i go to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,477
Posted By blueclouds29
Dance Moms (still don't know why I watch this...

Dance Moms (still don't know why I watch this every week but I'm hooked...lol)

Me too! My husband just sits there 'I HATE THIS SHOW'!! I don't know why i like it so much.. maybe cause there's so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By blueclouds29
I did see my self as a childcare provider/teacher...

I did see my self as a childcare provider/teacher until my DCK's were dropping to parttime due to a loss of a job, etc. And i'm preggo which nothing got done! LOL. Right now my full timers are a 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,477
Posted By blueclouds29
i'm more of a comedy person and not really into...

i'm more of a comedy person and not really into the reality shows except Dance Mom's. I have no idea why but i love to watch it!

Friends (know word for word most episodes)
The Middle
Modern...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By blueclouds29
Now that i'm prego, have a 3 year old DD and a...

Now that i'm prego, have a 3 year old DD and a house full of kids weekly... nothing..
But I used to do scrappbooking like crazy, i used to do molding chocolate and rollerblading. Haven't seen any of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,244
Posted By blueclouds29
i would stop doing childcare and just be a stay...

i would stop doing childcare and just be a stay at home mom for my kids :)
happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By blueclouds29
The kids are fine once they fall asleep. I have...

The kids are fine once they fall asleep. I have no trouble with them falling asleep (as of yet). Just as the baby gets older and my baby get here it might become an issue. My younger ones on the mat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By blueclouds29
I should have said, i only have 4 or 5 other kids...

I should have said, i only have 4 or 5 other kids beside the infants. The kids between 1 and 2 years old. I have a very small ranch house, no matter what room i'm in, i can hear them. I only rub 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,488
Posted By blueclouds29
Same here... the minute my husband gets in the...

Same here... the minute my husband gets in the door! Poor guy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By blueclouds29
Putting Kids Down With An Awake Infant

I have been watching a 3 month old baby for about 4 weeks now and i'm due in May.
How do you guys handle putting kids down to sleep with the tiny ones awake. I have been sitting with them to rub...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By blueclouds29
Exactly what happens here. Sometimes i will sit...

Exactly what happens here. Sometimes i will sit with them on the floor but then don't you know someone has a bm, needs to be fed or a meal needs to be prepared. I try but most of the time, never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By blueclouds29
NEA's Read Across America

This is taking place this Saturday at (don't know if all) Targets stores from 9 - 11am. I did this last year with my DD and she loved it! Doing it again!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By blueclouds29
my DD hated tummy time, screamed bloody murder!!!...

my DD hated tummy time, screamed bloody murder!!! We did it anyway, a little shorter but still did it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By blueclouds29
my DD hated tummy time, screamed bloody murder!!!...

my DD hated tummy time, screamed bloody murder!!! We did it anyway, a little shorter but still did it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By blueclouds29
I live far away from all my family. When i got...

I live far away from all my family. When i got pregnant my mom had a baby shower (or get together) for all my family to attend with gifts and what not. (nothing too big) Then when she drove to be...
Forum: Curriculum 02-16-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,386
Posted By blueclouds29
I'm about 20 from St.Louis in MO.

I'm about 20 from St.Louis in MO.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By blueclouds29
Definitly me too!!

Definitly me too!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By blueclouds29
Thank you everyone for your input :) yes, figured...

Thank you everyone for your input :) yes, figured he would still need two naps at such a young age but wanted to see what you guys have done! Yes I can bring a monitor outside with me or just change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By blueclouds29
4 toddlers and one infant

i just had a 2 month old DCB start last week. I'm wondering if any of you have had the baby start taking naps once a day with the other kids on thier nap schedule. Sounds crazy but summer is coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By blueclouds29
i live in a neighborhood filled with motorcycles...

i live in a neighborhood filled with motorcycles and loud car motors... would never ever work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By blueclouds29
Thank you! Both were very helpful and just what i...

Thank you! Both were very helpful and just what i wanted :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By blueclouds29
Need help finding something... (water bottle craft)

I can't find the blog where someone had different waterbottles filled with stuff. Does anyone know what blog that was?
Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By blueclouds29
i have those kindergarten mats and i would love...

i have those kindergarten mats and i would love to have a sheet that fits them! I use my own family blankets for the kids and they are huge. The kids also move all over the place when the sleep. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By blueclouds29
Folds up? mine doesn't fold.. the slide and the...

Folds up? mine doesn't fold.. the slide and the steps are screwed in to the base.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By blueclouds29
I have the exact same thing and my kids LOVE IT!!...

I have the exact same thing and my kids LOVE IT!! I have 4 kids under 2 and its perfect cause in the winter i can bring it inside, fits right through my doorways.

ANd its safe, never had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By blueclouds29
EXACTLY!! I was so mad wasting food specially...

EXACTLY!! I was so mad wasting food specially veggies!! Now i just put very little on thier plate. They eat great if not, i'm not making a big deal. I tell the parents, but they don't care.... why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,805
Posted By blueclouds29
LOL that is true.. honetly i don't have maternity...

LOL that is true.. honetly i don't have maternity leave in my contract just vacation days. I don't charge for OUR vacations. I guess materntity leave would be your 'vacation'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,805
Posted By blueclouds29
Charging Maternity Leave

I'm just curious what does your contracts say about you as the provider having a maternity leave and do you charge? Becuase i'm treating as vacation, i don't charge if MY family is on vacation. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,549
Posted By blueclouds29
I didn't get one thing either, just 'merry...

I didn't get one thing either, just 'merry christmas'. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Posted By blueclouds29
Cool same here for today. DCB's nose is running like...

same here for today. DCB's nose is running like water and he wipes it across his face.. YAY ;/
AND has a cough! Ughhh good thing there's one more day left and i'm leaving the state!! YAY!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By blueclouds29
Question Portable Booster Seat Question

I use 2 booster seats that strap onto my kitchen chairs. Would it be ok just to leave them on the floor? This way I store them away at night? Would it seem bad to have the kids sitting in the on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By blueclouds29
sweat pants and a t-shirt. I'm prego so nothing...

sweat pants and a t-shirt. I'm prego so nothing else fits :( but besides being prego i would want to be comfortable and cause i have droolers, snooters, and we do lots of crafts with paint. Wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By blueclouds29
i have 4 kids... 1 to 2 years old. NOT FUN!! ...

i have 4 kids... 1 to 2 years old. NOT FUN!!
by the time i bundle of the last child, the first child is undressing! LOL
like you said, then i don't feel like going out by the time we are down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By blueclouds29
I tried doing a Parents Night Out and none of my...

I tried doing a Parents Night Out and none of my parents were interested! Ugh I was so excited to send out the flyers and not one responded:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,156
Posted By blueclouds29
Thank you! I have a newborn starting in Jan and...

Thank you! I have a newborn starting in Jan and i'm due in May. Hmmm might be something to look into!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,156
Posted By blueclouds29
I agree, my dd slept in a swing and DCB slept in...

I agree, my dd slept in a swing and DCB slept in the swing for 4 months and they were fine. The swing in the living room where everyone plays, and naps.
where else can newborns sleep besides the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By blueclouds29
Nap mats not wide enough!

Honestly, at least for the kids I watch. 3 of them move all over and always end up off the mat with their heads on the floor. One DCB just moved banging his head on the hard wood floor. Luckily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By blueclouds29
Thanks everyone! That makes me feel a lot better!...

Thanks everyone! That makes me feel a lot better! I won't push it but i'll offer it! Thanks for the input :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By blueclouds29
Good idea! Thanks!

Good idea! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By blueclouds29
See... i think that's what got her so determined...

See... i think that's what got her so determined NOT to drink from a cup.. She spills all the time and she doesn't like the wetness on her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By blueclouds29
My Own DD Refuses To Drink From A Cup

My 2 1/2 year old DD refuses to drink from a regular cup. Right now ALL her sippy's are straws. Its hard to get her off when the other kids are still using a sippy cup. She is the oldest of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,767
Posted By blueclouds29
UPDATE: DCM called last night. She's going to...

UPDATE:
DCM called last night. She's going to be working with her sister on Fridays till she finds a job. I'll be watching him every friday till he goes back to full time. At least he has the spot,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,767
Posted By blueclouds29
yes there was no deposit. I haven't heard from...

yes there was no deposit. I haven't heard from her yet since Thrusday. Giving her time to digiest and figure things out. I will offer her time to watch the DCB for her interviews. I do want to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,767
Posted By blueclouds29
Question DCP Losses Her Job

I feel so bad for this mom...
she picked her DS this afternoon in tears that she had gotten laid off. She said i'm not going to bring him in Monday cause i won't be able to pay you. She pays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,049
Posted By blueclouds29
http://www.amazon.com/sassy-baby-disposable-200-co...

http://www.amazon.com/sassy-baby-disposable-200-counts-diaper-sack/dp/B0007V644S?SubscriptionId=AKIAJZNJWHS4OP5YQD4Q&tag=ashosguitocor-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0007V644S...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,049
Posted By blueclouds29
i'm the same way. I buy those diaper bags ($1 for...

i'm the same way. I buy those diaper bags ($1 for 50 at the dollar store). Put the diapers in the those and into my main garbage. Haven't had any trouble with smells.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By blueclouds29
I took those huge formula can and even the Puffs...

I took those huge formula can and even the Puffs containers and put slits in the lids. I collected milk tops cause they were big enough for the kids not to choke on. The kids would put the tops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,859
Posted By blueclouds29
I love the couch idea! LOVE IT!! THANKS!!:o

I love the couch idea! LOVE IT!! THANKS!!:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,859
Posted By blueclouds29
My DD is 2 1/2 and lives in a daycare world. We...

My DD is 2 1/2 and lives in a daycare world. We have dress up clothes, puzzles, Legos, and a Mobigo game. Not much but these are her's and her's only. No one is allowed in her room. That makes it a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,842
Posted By blueclouds29
Co Sleeping Tragedy

Ok, so people have mentioned co-sleeping with their child/ren cause of all the abductions going on, well this is something to think about now! How awful and can't imagine the feeling the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,300
Posted By blueclouds29
Unhappy So far they have the mom in custody for the...

So far they have the mom in custody for the murder!
so sad, very sad... My heart breaks for the family!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,300
Posted By blueclouds29
Another Horrible Act!!

http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-missing-affton-mo-toddler-police-search-111511,0,5340800.story

This all unfolded yesterday about 45 min away from me. Mom got up and baby was gone from his crib....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By blueclouds29
OMG! I have one DCB that has done the same thing...

OMG! I have one DCB that has done the same thing since he's started. He's now 18 months old. This week I started him on a mat and still wakes up crying.. What's up with that??
Ughhh its pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By blueclouds29
I'm in the same exact boat. I have a small ranch...

I'm in the same exact boat. I have a small ranch and just haven't had the money to fix the basement so I can do daycare down there. Its my dream for the near future!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,930
Posted By blueclouds29
Pet Peeves

As a Daycare Provider what is your Pet peeve(s)?

I can't stand when the kids stand on my books... I think its silly but I just can't stand it!

i'm sure i have some more but that one i deal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By blueclouds29
yes, that's all we watch... My kids love PBS!

yes, that's all we watch... My kids love PBS!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,561
Posted By blueclouds29
yes that's it....

yes that's it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,561
Posted By blueclouds29
Fisher Price Picnic Table For Meals

I just had this random great thought and wanted to see if any of you do the same or have any thoughts....
I was thinking to replace a small table w/ chairs and 2 chair booster seats with my fisher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,796
Posted By blueclouds29
This is me. I only have 4 kids under 2. Really...

This is me. I only have 4 kids under 2. Really laid back days. We have 'circle time', outside time, dance time, naptime and lots of free play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,736
Posted By blueclouds29
I am having the same issues with 2 of my families...

I am having the same issues with 2 of my families with being late. I hate to hund them for the money. I also charge $10 per day they are late. I copied that letter and made some changes. I hope they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By blueclouds29
I have my own DD that's 2 1/2 the oldest in the...

I have my own DD that's 2 1/2 the oldest in the group. DCK's---- 2 year old, 18 month old, 16 month old, & 14 month old. In Jan i will be getting a newborn and dropping my 16 month old (part-timer)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,792
Posted By blueclouds29
finishing the basement to do daycare down there...

finishing the basement to do daycare down there instead of upstairs. Ughh can't wait for that to happen!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By blueclouds29
I have mats and most of them end up half off and...

I have mats and most of them end up half off and half on the mat... I'd rather have mats specially with the young ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By blueclouds29
i'm slowly working on it too! I have 2 in cribs,...

i'm slowly working on it too! I have 2 in cribs, a 14 month old and a 18 month old. But cry and scream them selves to sleep. Not looking forward to that! I also want to hurry up the process cause i'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,098
Posted By blueclouds29
I have a couple of toddlers that do it to! I just...

I have a couple of toddlers that do it to! I just love it when i'm buckling them up in the wagon with my head down and they do it right in my ear! Ughhhh
nope nothing you can do
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By blueclouds29
No party here. Too young still to have a party....

No party here. Too young still to have a party. Maybe next year! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By blueclouds29
Question For instance what about reminding parents of the...

For instance what about reminding parents of the contract and late payments.. Email or letter at pickup?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By blueclouds29
Question Sending Home Notes....

when you write a letter home to parents to do you email them or hand them an actual letter?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By blueclouds29
Totally hear ya! i have 3 in pnp's and they sleep...

Totally hear ya! i have 3 in pnp's and they sleep great, do i really want to ruin that?? LOL But i agree that take up too much darn space!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By blueclouds29
I wish i had seperate toys but i have such a...

I wish i had seperate toys but i have such a small house and only watch 4 kids. I'm glad we're not the only one going through this :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By blueclouds29
My DD Has Issues With Sharing Her Own Toys

I can really use some help! My 2 1/2 year old DD is having a problem seeing the other kids with her toys. I have no clue why it has become an issue now cause i've been doing daycare for over a year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,840
Posted By blueclouds29
right now my tv has been on a lot lately only...

right now my tv has been on a lot lately only because i'm 9 weeks prego and feel like ^%^% and so neusea! I only have 4 kids, 2 years and younger so mostly just back ground noise. I don't think any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,584
Posted By blueclouds29
Its not the parents i can't handle it the kids!...

Its not the parents i can't handle it the kids! LOL, sadly yes, I have 4 boys (1yrs to 2) and my DD who is 2 1/2. This week was really bad with crying, hitting, melt downs, spoildness, and my DD is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,993
Posted By blueclouds29
same here :)

same here :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By blueclouds29
i just found out not long ago too that i'm...

i just found out not long ago too that i'm pregnant! I'm 9 weeks. I'm not showing yet and its also my second. I told my DCF's right away, i was so excited! To me it didn't matter when to tell them. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By blueclouds29
I LOVE THAT!! EXACTLY! I've had the same parent...

I LOVE THAT!! EXACTLY! I've had the same parent send stuff with her 14 month old son cause if she took it away he will have a melt down!! ok, so i have to do it? Be my guest, i would love to, cause i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By blueclouds29
how old up to do you put them in the baby zone? I...

how old up to do you put them in the baby zone? I have a play yard that just snaps together. A while ago i put two todders in there and they push it around and can end up unsnapping it to get out. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By blueclouds29
i do easy peesy snacks. Cheerios, crackers,...

i do easy peesy snacks. Cheerios, crackers, goldfish, etc. Nothing that is a mess and requires washing of them or bowls. I do easy ones cause i have a picnic table outside that i sometimes give them...
Forum: Curriculum 10-10-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,697
Posted By blueclouds29
4 and 5 year old will def love mat man! It...

4 and 5 year old will def love mat man! It teaches body awareness, drawing, and counting. If you go onto handwriting without Tears website they'll explain everything and there's even a video to watch...
Forum: Curriculum 10-08-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,697
Posted By blueclouds29
The daycare i last worked at used it and i LOVED...

The daycare i last worked at used it and i LOVED IT!! I loved the wooden peices where the kids can put them on the laminated letters! That was cool! Also the Mat Man always got their attention too,...
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