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Forum: Curriculum 06-01-2011, 12:44 PM
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Views: 1,976
Posted By snowborden1
Bubble Wrap Painting

Hi all! Just thought I would share a link to my blog with a fun activity to do with your little ones :)
Enjoy!
http://peacefulplaying.blogspot.com/2011/06/bubble-wrap-painting.html
Forum: Curriculum 05-19-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,238
Posted By snowborden1
Volcanic Color Changing Eruption Experiment!

We had tons of fun doing this experiment and thought I would share it with all of you!
http://peacefulplaying.blogspot.com/2011/05/volcanic-color-changing-eruption.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By snowborden1
My son who is 15 sleep walks ALL the time. He...

My son who is 15 sleep walks ALL the time. He looks for thing around the house, in the carpet, I have seen him hold a pillow over his Xbox, open a book and lay it on his face, run into a wall, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,907
Posted By snowborden1
I never thought about doing that! Great idea!!!...

I never thought about doing that! Great idea!!! And I love the tea packet idea also!
I love this forum! So many great ideas :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,471
Posted By snowborden1
I have updated my blog with one of our art...

I have updated my blog with one of our art projects if you would like to see it :)
http://peacefulplaying.blogspot.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By snowborden1
i bet those parents of the quintuplets would've...

i bet those parents of the quintuplets would've appreciated these!!!!!!![/QUOTE]

Haha!!! For sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By snowborden1
Someone bought me one of those for my baby shower...

Someone bought me one of those for my baby shower 15 years ago for my oldest son. My husband and I just laughed at it. I haven't seen one of those in years! I don't get how it just stays in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,471
Posted By snowborden1
Thank you! I mostly created this blog to document...

Thank you! I mostly created this blog to document the kinds of activities we do and things I have made to help inspire other daycare providers and moms who would like to take a more back to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,471
Posted By snowborden1
Our Indoor Play Areas

I updated my blog with a post about our indoor play area if any of you would like to read it. I am open to any feedback or new ideas. Thanks!
http://peacefulplaying.blogspot.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By snowborden1
YAY! All sorts of ideas!!! I will be able to tell...

YAY! All sorts of ideas!!! I will be able to tell hubby to say bye bye to our collection of cans! hahaha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By snowborden1
My kids and my dck all love the mud! It is one of...

My kids and my dck all love the mud! It is one of their favorite things to play with outside (and in side during the middle of winter in a plastic tub). It's even better with mixed in "lettuce"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By snowborden1
Maybe just keep offering him what you have...

Maybe just keep offering him what you have already prepared when he seems hungry until the next meal time which of course will be something else. He won't starve himself. He will eventually realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By snowborden1
I LOVE this site!!! It is full of ideas! Thank...

I LOVE this site!!! It is full of ideas! Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By snowborden1
What Should I Make With...

empty clean veggie cans? I have been saving them for a creative moment but it hasn't hit me yet. I can see hubby look at them on the kitchen counter every time he goes in there, lol! I feel obligated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By snowborden1
Okay, I guess in the middle of no where it...

Okay, I guess in the middle of no where it wouldn't be a problem. lol, I wasn't even thinking that way when I read it. But it would have to be on flat dirt ground with no trees, cliffs, or big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,988
Posted By snowborden1
I have a dcb who's mother is a teacher. She...

I have a dcb who's mother is a teacher. She teaches year round kinder so she gets 3 weeks off in the winter, spring, and fall and in the summer I think it is 6 weeks. She pays full time rates for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By snowborden1
DRIVING A CAR!?!?! :eek:Why on earth would anyone...

DRIVING A CAR!?!?! :eek:Why on earth would anyone let their child DRIVE a car??? The child on this site sad he felt like a God... nobody should ever feel that powerful especially a child. I love the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,786
Posted By snowborden1
I had one like that and white noise is all that...

I had one like that and white noise is all that helped. He still sleeps with the fan on at nap time and is 2 now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By snowborden1
I love your blog! The outdoor kitchen is so cute...

I love your blog! The outdoor kitchen is so cute and creative!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By snowborden1
That's exactly what I was thinking. And is the...

That's exactly what I was thinking. And is the office the right place for the baby? Hmm, I guess you never know unless you are in their shoes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By snowborden1
Hahaha, keeping it up is the hard part! The...

Hahaha, keeping it up is the hard part! The playsilks are a BIG hit here! The dck just love them :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By snowborden1
Hahaha, sounds like she is looking for someone to...

Hahaha, sounds like she is looking for someone to make her look like wonder woman! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By snowborden1
Yup, that's what happened to me. I had one dck...

Yup, that's what happened to me. I had one dck for about 6 months and then when I was about to throw in the towel and get a new job I got a new dck and within 2 weeks I had 2 more :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By snowborden1
Thanks!!! I just subscribed to yours so that when...

Thanks!!! I just subscribed to yours so that when you do make that first post I can be your first reader :D
This way of doing child care seems to be so much more fun for the kiddos and they seem to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
Hahahaha!!!! I might just have to do that! But,...

Hahahaha!!!! I might just have to do that! But, yeah I have always gotten a vibe that I really need to watch myself around him. Hubby said he knows his type and to let him know if the guy ever says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
He can't stand the guy from the beginning. He has...

He can't stand the guy from the beginning. He has been wanting to say something but was waiting for me to give him the okay I've had enough. Yeah, BIG thanks Hubs!!!! I should have let him say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By snowborden1
Daycare Blog

I have started a Blog on stuff I do at my daycare if any of you would want to follow http://peacefulplaying.blogspot.com/

I blog about things I make for my dck and things we do that are fun,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,568
Posted By snowborden1
I had a dcm who would send her 1 year old with a...

I had a dcm who would send her 1 year old with a TV dinner, a can of vienna sausages, a pack of pop tarts, and a fuze! I finally had to remind her AGAIN that I provide food and that anything she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
LOL!!! Too funny!!! But so true!!!:lol:

LOL!!! Too funny!!! But so true!!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
Sorry, didn't mean to post this unregistered:)

Sorry, didn't mean to post this unregistered:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
I think I will do both these things! Thanks...

I think I will do both these things! Thanks ladies!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,986
Posted By snowborden1
Chalk Paint

Chalk paint :) You can find recipes for this online. I make a few colors, give each kid a paint brush and let them paint all the concrete and fence til their hearts content!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By snowborden1
Creepy Dad

So I have had this one baby in my care for a year now and I just love him, his mother, and older brother. But his dad gives me the creeps. First off I have no problem with parents coming in on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By snowborden1
Yay!!! Good for you! That is exactly what I would...

Yay!!! Good for you! That is exactly what I would have done if hubby said wait till the weekend :D I am impatient...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By snowborden1
My Ears Need A Time Out

I have a baby here who will be one on Friday and whom I love a ton but has been going through a crying stage for the last week and a half. He is doing it at home too. He is not sick, his appetite is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By snowborden1
Just stand your ground and make sure the child...

Just stand your ground and make sure the child knows who is in charge as well as for the others as well. I would give it a month at least. But you have to make sure the child knows what the rules are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,391
Posted By snowborden1
Here in Nevada we are required to have a...

Here in Nevada we are required to have a curriculum in home daycares. Even if all we have are infants in our care. It bit absurd I think.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,478
Posted By snowborden1
My DCK really like the playsilks I just made,...

My DCK really like the playsilks I just made, hide away people, blocks, and wooden puzzles.
They really want to know all the toys you have??? Do they even really read through that list I wonder?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
I love the tri laundry basket idea! I am headed...

I love the tri laundry basket idea! I am headed to target here pretty soon and will have to pick one up for their bathroom. Thanks;)
I love this forum! I wish I knew about a long time ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,078
Posted By snowborden1
First, I would put him in a different room. ...

First, I would put him in a different room. Second, I would NOT go in there the minute he fusses, and if he saw me and started screaming, I would turn and walk out of the room.



I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
Yay!!!! I found a lady that will come every other...

Yay!!!! I found a lady that will come every other week for 3 hours for $15 hr!!! I am soooo excited!!!!
Thanks ladies for all your help! Oh, And I did just mine and my husbands laundry today:D I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
Do we live inthe same house???? Hahahaha!!!! I...

Do we live inthe same house???? Hahahaha!!!!
I can so see my older son wearing dirty clothes because he doesn't want to do to his laundry:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
I have free time tomorrow morning! We will be...

I have free time tomorrow morning! We will be having a lesson in doing laundry ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
Thanks ladies! I think I will go ahead and get...

Thanks ladies! I think I will go ahead and get someone to help me out around here. My husband said whatever will help me out. So I guess I will stop feeling guilty and and just do it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,087
Posted By snowborden1
Housekeeping Advice

So I have been having a really hard time keeping on top of my household cleaning. I have my husband, my older son who is 15, and my younger son who is 9. All of them are slobs and without me nagging...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By snowborden1
Awww, so cute!!! And what a good mama she has!!!...

Awww, so cute!!! And what a good mama she has!!! I love it:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,446
Posted By snowborden1
Hugs to you:( I have had days like that. I only...

Hugs to you:( I have had days like that. I only watch children 3 and under as I taught preschool for a number of years and was ready for the change. I do enjoy the babies a lot but sometimes there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By snowborden1
Here are a few photos of my backyard this...

Here are a few photos of my backyard this morning. Yuck :{ I had a really big wooden swing set that we had to leave at our old house when we moved a year ago (the buyers wanted it). And I had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,850
Posted By snowborden1
Wow!!! That child has to go ASAP! Those parents...

Wow!!! That child has to go ASAP! Those parents have really created a monster. YIKES! I am so sorry you have to go through this. That is so unfortunate that you have to lose out on all three kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
Thank You:)

Thank You:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
Here are the little people in their cups and the...

Here are the little people in their cups and the playsilks! The dck LOVED them!!! They played with these only today!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
Talking WOW! I love the tree blocks idea!!!! The I Spy...

WOW! I love the tree blocks idea!!!! The I Spy Bags are awesome!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
Thanks! Etsy is so cool!

Thanks! Etsy is so cool!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
For sure!!! I will post them when they are all...

For sure!!! I will post them when they are all done:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,757
Posted By snowborden1
I was changing DCK dirty diaper who is 2 1/2. As...

I was changing DCK dirty diaper who is 2 1/2. As I was wiping him he said "Ahh, watch my balls!"!!!! OMG! I wasn't even wiping rough. I was laughing so hard I was almost in tears! I proceeded to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By snowborden1
Hahahaha!!! That's exactly what I was thinking!...

Hahahaha!!! That's exactly what I was thinking! :lol::D:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By snowborden1
Talking So Excited About My New Toy Making Projects!!!

So from a post a put up the other day wanting to know what toys you all have that do not require batteries has gotten me on a new toy making kick! I just received my silks from Dharma Trading to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By snowborden1
Thank you for the welcome:) I can tell this will...

Thank you for the welcome:) I can tell this will be a great place to be a part of!

Playsilks are a GREAT idea! Thanks! I am going to make some of these for my little ones! I found a page that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By snowborden1
Daycare Toys

Hi,
I have a daycare with three boys of whom 2 are 20 months and 1 is 11 months. I am in search of some new toys for them. I don't like battery operated instant gratification toys but more open...
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