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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,982
Posted By jen2651
So when did it change? My parents never had to...

So when did it change? My parents never had to meet with anyone regarding nutrition/proper parenting etc for either my brother or I. I would have been 28 years ago, and he 25...I guess I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,982
Posted By jen2651
Speaking on the headstart aspect, I (my family)...

Speaking on the headstart aspect, I (my family) qualified for headstart when I was 4. It was a great program then - it was in the school and from 8-3. We had lunch, quiet time etc. Now, from what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By jen2651
there is one I belong to, it is a closed group...

there is one I belong to, it is a closed group and you need to be accepted in. I am sure it started out really small but I think there are like 700+ providers now from all over the country. So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,548
Posted By jen2651
My guess is this was aimed at me...I never once...

My guess is this was aimed at me...I never once said I resented the fact your infant had to eat. I stated that when my husband and I started a relationship, i birthed a 2 and 4 year old who's life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,548
Posted By jen2651
My biggest pet peeve when I had kids was they...

My biggest pet peeve when I had kids was they needed to eat ALL THE TIME! I don't let them graze but the whole Breakfast, lunch, snack, supper was a lot! I married my husband who had two children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By jen2651
Both my daughter and son are/were like this. My...

Both my daughter and son are/were like this. My son used to go hide and take off his diaper/undies and carry a log to the toilet. (only at home, not daycare). One day my mother was here and he...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By jen2651
Ok, so they aren't deductible, but mine was only...

Ok, so they aren't deductible, but mine was only $30....are you guys super members?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By jen2651
I charge my afterschool amount (varies depending...

I charge my afterschool amount (varies depending on their schedule - K is only half a day here) and any additional time (holidays, no school days etc) are an additional $15 per day with a cap of $125...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By jen2651
I was always a die hard Croc fan for shoes...

I was always a die hard Croc fan for shoes (indoor and outdoor pair) but I invested in a pair of Birkenstock clogs (yes, just like my mother used to have - and now hates) and I swear, these are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By jen2651
My daughter had thrush...we gave her a little bit...

My daughter had thrush...we gave her a little bit of tonic water here and there...that cleared it right up. We needed to make sure it had quinine in it tho. Obviously she wasn't very severe and was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,830
Posted By jen2651
I think you got lucky here... I honestly don't...

I think you got lucky here... I honestly don't think it matters if you should have asked it that way or not or who contacted who first. In no way were your questions rude - maybe too much too fast,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By jen2651
My understanding is that is when it was...

My understanding is that is when it was written...I would leave it the original year and may do something like this:

Revised 2013 Contract

@ 2012 Full Name
To reproduce blah blah blah

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,211
Posted By jen2651
ok...so some of these bread recipes...I can do it...

ok...so some of these bread recipes...I can do it while I watch my 'housewives of....' shows in the evenings...sad, but true.

I too:

Use only WW (pasta, bread, tortillas - in fact, one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By jen2651
My daughter was potty training and my husband was...

My daughter was potty training and my husband was out of town. She had realized the thrill of being at my beck and call when she said she needed to pee. Of course, she decided she needed to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,211
Posted By jen2651
You guys are awesome!! I don't do any boxed...

You guys are awesome!! I don't do any boxed stuff but I do purchase all my own grain products...so, can you help me not? Can you share some recipes? I don't need to steal the thread, so you can pm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,164
Posted By jen2651
Ok, so maybe this is just me but if a house was...

Ok, so maybe this is just me but if a house was SUPER clean I would wonder if you cleaned all day or played with the kids. I make sure to do a great clean the night before and do a normal pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By jen2651
Thanks Blackcat - please know those rates for...

Thanks Blackcat - please know those rates for counties in MN are for accredited...the non accreditation rate is lower. (Right? I certainly don't get that much from my CCAP parents!) BUT, please don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By jen2651
I just visited with my licensor as I have to...

I just visited with my licensor as I have to purchase a new crib for the new baby on the way (mine)...she said to make sure they were manufactured after June 28th, 2011 (I think that is the date...I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,423
Posted By jen2651
Ok, just wanted to say there was a cross in...

Ok, just wanted to say there was a cross in communication. I had replied with my information to a different person who hadn't entered it yet...this Shirley thought I hadn't responded, so I am in!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,423
Posted By jen2651
I guess I will need to call today as this is the...

I guess I will need to call today as this is the response I received....

Because Scholastic buys the rights to publish books from other publishers (Random House, HarperCollins, etc) for the school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By jen2651
Is This Mean?

I started a new girl on Thursday... here we have K every day but for half the day. She is an am K girl so she gets off the bus at my house at 11 and parents pick up at 530. The last two days, she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By jen2651
I had the dad (who I had the check issue with)...

I had the dad (who I had the check issue with) hand me cash on the day it was due. There were other parents there, I should have just counted it in front of everyone but didn't. I realized he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,439
Posted By jen2651
ok, if everyone would continue to be so helpful...

ok, if everyone would continue to be so helpful (please please please), I need to word a letter requiring he only pay cash. The kicker is, he doesn't pick up tonight, grandma does so i need to send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,439
Posted By jen2651
but the thing is is technically, at this point...

but the thing is is technically, at this point the money is still in my acct....

i have $35 for returned check fee, and $10 per day late fee. This money was due last Friday (check was given last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,439
Posted By jen2651
Resubmitted/Bounced Check

Hey all, quick question for you. The bank that I am at right now will submit a personal check twice. I get charged a $4 fee every time it is returned. But, the $ doesn't come out of my account...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,676
Posted By jen2651
I have a Chicco that I bought of Craigslist for...

I have a Chicco that I bought of Craigslist for $50 (could have gotten it cheaper just didn't want to drive further!). I will be purchasing another one asap - i am tired of the ones that 'fold flat'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By jen2651
I had sent him that text and he never responded...

I had sent him that text and he never responded but had my $24 this am when he dropped off! I am so glad I stood up for myself. The whole payment thing is just really annoying because first off -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,679
Posted By jen2651
This is what I have - I bought it at walmart and...

This is what I have - I bought it at walmart and you trim to your size. For my dining room table (seats 8 adults) is cost me about $6...you can buy it in different thicknesses too! But, it does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By jen2651
I can tell you with so many part time/varying...

I can tell you with so many part time/varying schedules pickup times I think it would be easier. I loved it when my kids were more part time than full time - don't get me wrong, I like the money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By jen2651
He thinks since I said "sure" meaning it was fine...

He thinks since I said "sure" meaning it was fine that I shouldn't have gone back on that. I personally think my husband is just upset that I didn't stand up for myself from the beginning with this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By jen2651
Was I Wrong?

Today I had a parent put me on the spot and I answered incorrectly. After he left, I texted back to correct my mistake. My husband tells me I was out of line - so, because I am so frustrated with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,167
Posted By jen2651
I am Christian and republican (oh lord this is a...

I am Christian and republican (oh lord this is a revealing post) but I would ask the parents opinion - I believe it seems as though the mother is asking the child to be called him. But to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,827
Posted By jen2651
I am going to go look tonight...what state are...

I am going to go look tonight...what state are you in - would you be willing to ship if I can't find one? That looks great!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By jen2651
I just wanted to say when we got it, I didn't...

I just wanted to say when we got it, I didn't close but I was really lucky with how it worked out... girl came m,t,w (was infected, didn't know it until wed eve). I crazy cleaned Wednesday night. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,049
Posted By jen2651
I was wondering if anyone had ever used Carols...

I was wondering if anyone had ever used Carols AFfordable Curriculum. I did Funshine last year and like it but Carols seems to be a little more cost efficient...any thoughts between the two? I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By jen2651
My kids are all nuts today too?! What the heck? ...

My kids are all nuts today too?! What the heck? I even pushed lunch up 15 minutes because if they didn't go down for naps ASAP they were all going to melt. Now I am reveling in the quiet and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,375
Posted By jen2651
I came up with my name first and went from...

I came up with my name first and went from there...I knew what I wanted my 'theme' to be so after searching the internet for graphics I then contacted the artists to see if I could use them. I used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By jen2651
That is interesting...my lady just told me as...

That is interesting...my lady just told me as long as they were in by Tues nights (perfect this month) they would be submitted and approved that Friday by providers choice, then one week for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By jen2651
Minute Menu/Bad Gateway?!

Anyone having issues this am? I was hoping to get all my food stuff finished so I could submit this afternoon...but I keep getting this message? Anyone else?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By jen2651
I was just working on scheduling an interview and...

I was just working on scheduling an interview and I gave them the option of Tues (tonight) or Wed. I sent that email on Friday. Yesterday (Monday), they emailed saying they would be here tonight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By jen2651
I have been doing this only about 2 years and I...

I have been doing this only about 2 years and I find if I get in a 'funk' doing something out of the ordinary helps me revive my love. I rearrange, switch out toys, do a different type of meal (made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By jen2651
Is this every day? You said she has them about 3...

Is this every day? You said she has them about 3 times a day - what times? I am sure there are lots of children who have issues such as these that have other reasons behind it, but my ds and 2 of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,721
Posted By jen2651
Runabout Stroller

I am looking at some different options in getting my kids to different places. There is a Runabout stroller for sale (holds 6 kids) on CL and I was wondering if those of you who owned one were happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By jen2651
I basically do 2 rounds of breakfast if needed...

I basically do 2 rounds of breakfast if needed (one for early arrivals and school bus kiddos and one for later kids)...but, my schedule looks like this:

7:30 breakfast and 8:15 breakfast (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By jen2651
One of my little girl's mother is not in the...

One of my little girl's mother is not in the picture at all. We didn't do anything with 'mother' in it. We are just making special things for our grandmas and our moms. She will just give it all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By jen2651
Just to provide some encouraging words, I signed...

Just to provide some encouraging words, I signed my son (when I was working) up for his daycare 3 weeks before she was due. She had an assistant and only took a week off but I was more than willing...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By jen2651
But expenses don't come out at 100%. It won't be...

But expenses don't come out at 100%. It won't be like I never took it in (know what i mean?! sorry, it has been a long day here too). I wish there was a way to have them be just given to the mom,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-08-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By jen2651
State Aid And Showing As 2x Income

I accept state aid but I have my clients write me a check for the payment up front. Then, whatever I receive from their assistance, I write a check for to them (the clients).

This seems as...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By jen2651
we have used Panko but have also just used...

we have used Panko but have also just used regular bread crumbs. I have never used the honey mustard tho, we'll have to try it! We just dip our (slightly damp still) cut up chix pieces into the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,608
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 607,995
Posted By jen2651
Just had my licensor come. Everything was good...

Just had my licensor come. Everything was good except for one of my parent evals...stupid! My husband was right. Young mother blah blah blah. I worked around her schedule etc etc etc. And then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,690
Posted By jen2651
I have a 14 mth old that is doing exactly the...

I have a 14 mth old that is doing exactly the same thing. He has extremely loose stools and it smells sour (sorry...) but he also has a dr.s note. I visited with the mother and suggested she look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,616
Posted By jen2651
I just think we all need to remember that looking...

I just think we all need to remember that looking at printed text (as in emails, forums, and text messages) we don't know the person's tone. I am a really sarcastic person and always have to add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By jen2651
They will come! I agree with the signs and...

They will come! I agree with the signs and website. I had our 'sign guy' down the road make a fantastic sign for me - 3' x 4' and it is on the end of my driveway. He used my font and everything. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By jen2651
They don't need to come pick him up but I just...

They don't need to come pick him up but I just want them to be as shaken as I am... I feel like texting them and telling them someone came and picked him up....it looked like grandma so....maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By jen2651
B/A School Boy Just Arrived on the Bus!

I am so frustrated! Visited with mom last week about the fact that today is a half day. She said she would visit with the grandparents and see what they were up to. I NEVER heard another word and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By jen2651
I know the seasoned providers choose not to have...

I know the seasoned providers choose not to have part time kids, but from someone who has only been doing this a year, my part timers are great. I originally thought I wouldn't want any part timers....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,460
Posted By jen2651
I have a website, i created it through homestead...

I have a website, i created it through homestead (but you already know how to do it) and it was really easy. Personally, I think it is worth the $20/month it costs me. I live in a really small town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By jen2651
We have plastic in our kitchen but I also have...

We have plastic in our kitchen but I also have the Melissa and Doug cutting set that I will put out as a station once in a while. That way we can make sure none of the pieces get lost and before the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By jen2651
My kids all have their own colored towels. For...

My kids all have their own colored towels. For me as the caregiver it needs to be a single use towel and I just use washclothes that I purchased at walmart and throw them in the laundry. I think if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,944
Posted By jen2651
I was that girl. Why didn't I turn in work? Who...

I was that girl. Why didn't I turn in work? Who knows...I'm sure I was too busy trying to figure out what boy was talking to what girl and who I was talking to and were they talking to someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,921
Posted By jen2651
We just made the tshirts! They turned out...

We just made the tshirts! They turned out fantastic! Just remember that everything is reversed. The parents loved them and even the kiddos that were young had fun. Light colors (light pink etc)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,580
Posted By jen2651
When my children were still in dc, my family gave...

When my children were still in dc, my family gave all us 'grown up kids' a wonderful cruise - to be taken as a family trip. But, that meant we needed to find something to do with our 3 year old! My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By jen2651
I second the fridge phonics...my kids love it -...

I second the fridge phonics...my kids love it - and once they get a little more advance like spelling out bigger words just on the fridge!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,258
Posted By jen2651
Santa just brought us the xbox 360 with kinect. ...

Santa just brought us the xbox 360 with kinect. It is fantastic. The kinect is the sensor thingy that can 'read' your body. So, for the dancing and maze, and skiing etc no one needs to hold...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,750
Posted By jen2651
I know this is old, but I just wanted to say the...

I know this is old, but I just wanted to say the new honey kix are awesome! and they are on the wic list. Another thing that is on the list that my older kids love as they think they are getting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,499
Posted By jen2651
I order them from Funshine Express...I do one for...

I order them from Funshine Express...I do one for every kid until they hit school age full time. I know there are some people who don't read them, I have one mom that I don't do it for, but she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By jen2651
Halloween Craft

Looking for some of your great ideas...for our halloween party we will be visiting the residents of our local nursing home and we would like to bring a little craft for each one. Any ideas?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,452
Posted By jen2651
So ijust wanted to give a quick update. I know...

So ijust wanted to give a quick update. I know this isn't the answer for everyone and every situation. But in this situation I truly am a believer. Different kid 100%. So kind and respectful and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,452
Posted By jen2651
It is in fruit cocktail for petes sakes!!

It is in fruit cocktail for petes sakes!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,452
Posted By jen2651
It is everywhere! Betty Crocker blueberry muffin...

It is everywhere! Betty Crocker blueberry muffin mix, strawberry frosted miniwheats, most jellies (not palner sp?), some tortilla chips...I think you all may be surprised.

Parents are great...they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,452
Posted By jen2651
Red 40 And Behavior Issues

Ok, here is the background on this story and I was just hoping to see if anyone else had any input/thoughts.

Started care FT for dg sept 6. She will be 5 in nov. We had great days and we had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By jen2651
Before After School Care

Ok, I'm sure there are a million posts about this, but I am having a hard time finding them so I am asking for help...

I haven't done b or a school care yet and was working on setting my prices. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,787
Posted By jen2651
whew- it makes me feel better to know that I am...

whew- it makes me feel better to know that I am not the only one who isn't bleach crazy! (not it a bad way!). I of course clean things that are dirty, but if I was picking up everything that touched...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,146
Posted By jen2651
I took a vinyl tablecloth and cut it into...

I took a vinyl tablecloth and cut it into rectangles...this way I have extras and it only cost me $3 for 4 pads! Shop clearance!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,501
Posted By jen2651
Shouldn't the focus be on how well they take care...

Shouldn't the focus be on how well they take care of the kiddos?! I know tons of people who don't drink, smoke, premarital sex, blah blah blah, who are HORRIBLE with children. Unfortunately, I at...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-17-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By jen2651
This is how my meal program is - I can only claim...

This is how my meal program is - I can only claim my children when another 'paying' customer is in attendance!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,981
Posted By jen2651
I hate to create more work for you but it would...

I hate to create more work for you but it would be much appreciated...and no rush!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,981
Posted By jen2651
I would love to see your calendar with meals as...

I would love to see your calendar with meals as well! I have a hard time not falling back on the easy peasy zucchini casserole. The kids love it and lord knows I have the ingredients right now, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,550
Posted By jen2651
For those looking for different bookshelf...

For those looking for different bookshelf options, I did the rain gutter bookshelves (as well as a front facing wood shelf) and we rotate our focus books on there as they are within easy reach of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,428
Posted By jen2651
This was me! But not really on purpose - my dd...

This was me! But not really on purpose - my dd basically just hated purees. She did much better if I just took a fork and 'mashed' what we were eating. At the beginning I tried to keep our meal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By jen2651
My son was exactly the same way...refused,...

My son was exactly the same way...refused, refused, refused.

My dr. told me to skip the baby food and just mush up stuff on his high chair tray when we were eating. Eventually, he would show an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By jen2651
I think that sounds great. If she had thought...

I think that sounds great. If she had thought she could maybe swing the time difference, she should have been nice. I think your letter sounds wonderful!
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,094
Posted By jen2651
ok, so the meat isn't a problem...have the cows...

ok, so the meat isn't a problem...have the cows in our pasture and freezer, pigs in their pen and chicken from my chicken lady.

But, what is considered processed other foods...again, the beans in...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,094
Posted By jen2651
ummm, no moose here... we did shoot a possum...

ummm, no moose here...

we did shoot a possum last fall...I think it is still out in the back 40 in our burn pile!

har har, i swear i am not as redneck as that just made me sound...well, kind of!
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,094
Posted By jen2651
Nanny - my husband is working down in SW...

Nanny - my husband is working down in SW Iowa...maybe I will just bring the kiddos and drop them off on my way through when I visit!
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,094
Posted By jen2651
I am afraid I may have misrepresented the family....

I am afraid I may have misrepresented the family. We do eat extremely healthy here, they just asked if I used processed foods. As I sad the majority of our stuff is not, at least in my mind. We...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,094
Posted By jen2651
Unprocessed Foods And Raw Milk

I had a family contact me yesterday that would like to come to my house. One of the questions they asked me is if they could bring in their own raw milk to drink. It is from their farm and I of...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-02-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,335
Posted By jen2651
It is so funny,I was just going to email Nanny D...

It is so funny,I was just going to email Nanny D on this...

I just received a call from a family that only serves their kids milk from their farm (goat, dairy...depending on time of year). I know...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,335
Posted By jen2651
I have a family on WIC and the mom was telling me...

I have a family on WIC and the mom was telling me that for her 3 year old WIC will only allow her to buy skim or 1%...the coupons aren't even valid to purchase anything different. It will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By jen2651
I tried everything except caster oil with my...

I tried everything except caster oil with my daughter...a pedicure with my son the afternoon before is what sent me with him. With my daughter, I ran up and down my flight of stairs a couple times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By jen2651
what?! what on earth?

what?! what on earth?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By jen2651
piggie backing on silversabre's idea...my dad...

piggie backing on silversabre's idea...my dad always used to let us make our own meatloaf in muffin tins. We got to mix the meat and we would always put our initial on the top in ketchup so we could...
Forum: Curriculum 05-24-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,967
Posted By jen2651
Looking for Memorial Day Craft Ideas

Anyone have any cute Memorial Day craft ideas? We have been so busy outside I have forgotten about a MAJOR holiday (with a day off!!)

Thanks much~
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By jen2651
I was told that as long as my kids are of daycare...

I was told that as long as my kids are of daycare age, I can claim them too...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,684
Posted By jen2651
Thank you for the update, glad everything worked...

Thank you for the update, glad everything worked out for you and your family!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,910
Posted By jen2651
If that is the case, I am glad you realized that...

If that is the case, I am glad you realized that she shouldn't have been there. What did you tell your provider when you picked her up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By jen2651
We just use tough actin' Tinactin...ring worm is...

We just use tough actin' Tinactin...ring worm is the same fungus as athletes foot. Just be careful when you spray it on you, it comes out of the can super cold - cold enough that my MIL basically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By jen2651
My 7 month was diagnosed with strep. I had to...

My 7 month was diagnosed with strep. I had to FORCE the dr. to swab her. The dr. thought I was a crazy mom...there had been a kiddo at dc who had it and then had scarlet fever. My dd was acting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,777
Posted By jen2651
me too! I posted (obviously stupidly) about...

me too! I posted (obviously stupidly) about teeth through lip and the next thing I know, HFM is running rampant. I feel like I missed some posts!?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By jen2651
That was me! I just wanted to point out that not...

That was me! I just wanted to point out that not all people taking their 'me' time are using it for selfish reasons. I certainly wasn't at the spa. More often, elbows deep in a toilet that...
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