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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By busymomof2
Just an update...I got the job!!! It's only a...

Just an update...I got the job!!! It's only a part-time job but it will allow me the flexibility to take my little guy to speech therapy and get back into the classroom. Now I'm glad I did tell my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By busymomof2
Thanks everybody. I actually have a job...

Thanks everybody. I actually have a job interview today but here in the valley jobs are so scarce that I prob won't get it...too much competition. It pays less but at least I will have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By busymomof2
Unhappy Maybe I Should Not Have Said Anything

Daycare has been very inconsistent this year and due to finances I need a more stable job. I have been searching for a job since Summer and had a couple of interviews but no luck. Feel like I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By busymomof2
I can do either November or December. I'm coming...

I can do either November or December. I'm coming from Fresno which is about 3 hours away so I will be driving. Do any of you scrapbook? There is a great store Green Tangerine that has group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,426
Posted By busymomof2
My least favorite day is Wednesday because that...

My least favorite day is Wednesday because that is the only day of the week that all the dcks stay till 5:30pm. Then I have to rush through dinner and get over to my daughter's church group clear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By busymomof2
I just recently had a good friend ask me to care...

I just recently had a good friend ask me to care for her infant son part-time. I didn't want to do it because I didn't want it to affect our friendship plus I know she would have wanted a deal. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By busymomof2
I am from Fresno. Not too far from Scaramento. ...

I am from Fresno. Not too far from Scaramento. I would go as long it is not too far for me to drive. Gas is outrageous right now. Would love to meet some of you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,720
Posted By busymomof2
I might be wrong but I read in one of Tom...

I might be wrong but I read in one of Tom Copeland's books that if you do this you can right off the cost of the candy as advertising. I think I will be doing that this year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,927
Posted By busymomof2
Last year I was cat in the hat. Wore blacks...

Last year I was cat in the hat. Wore blacks sweats and bought a cheap hat and tail.

This year I am gonna be Thing 2. Bought a thing 2 shirt and wearing blue wig with black sweats.

or just wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By busymomof2
Toooo funny but I too want to know how it "ends"....

Toooo funny but I too want to know how it "ends". LOL
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,973
Posted By busymomof2
This is my first year with a young crowd too but...

This is my first year with a young crowd too but I LOVE Halloween. My plan includes:
having them dress up
simple craft
decorate cupcakes (i make the cupcakes day before)
have some type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,558
Posted By busymomof2
Need Halloween Ideas For 2 Year Olds

In the past I have always had preschoolers around the holidays. This year my kids are 2 year olds. I would like some fun activities, crafts for Halloween that they can do through out the month. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By busymomof2
Should I Tell My Parents?

I have been job hunting for months...since my numbers dropped to 2 kids. One kid is regular full-time and the other is inconsistent full-time (mom going through financial problems and can't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,916
Posted By busymomof2
My sickness policy states that I will not accept...

My sickness policy states that I will not accept children with fever of 100 or greater, diaherra or vomiting. However, I'm no fool, I know some parents give their kids medication before they come to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,502
Posted By busymomof2
JulieBug I am so sorry for you and your family. ...

JulieBug I am so sorry for you and your family. It's too bad that you have to work these last months with him. Use your assistant as much as possible. My father passed from cancer over 6 years ago...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,501
Posted By busymomof2
I had this problem in the Summer. I had my kids...

I had this problem in the Summer. I had my kids signed up for swim lessons and Summer camp. I am not about to deprive my kids of fun activities because I do daycare. I let the daycare parents know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By busymomof2
I just have a sign that says "kids...

I just have a sign that says "kids napping...knock DO NOT use door bell"
My daycare parents have been told and written in my contract that I do not answer the house phone (unplugged) or the door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By busymomof2
I would like to join the arts and crafts group.

I would like to join the arts and crafts group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By busymomof2
I'm taking my vacation Dec 24 thru Jan 4th. I...

I'm taking my vacation Dec 24 thru Jan 4th. I just used the extra holidays to extend my 5 day allowed vacation. I do expect to get paid for Dec 24th, & 25 since they are in my contract as paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By busymomof2
I agree super smart idea. You'll have to let us...

I agree super smart idea. You'll have to let us know how it turns out Jen2651.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By busymomof2
My dcm who usually just leaves the check in the...

My dcm who usually just leaves the check in the diaper bag didn't on Tuesday. She then texted me if Monday was a paid holiday for me. I told yes all holidays are paid just not my vacation. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By busymomof2
Down Two Kids

The one thing I Hate about daycare is the inconsistency and lack of respect. I was full in the Summer but two kids started school. One dcm tells me how she will be bringing her newborn after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,604
Posted By busymomof2
I did a Fancy Nancy and Olivia the Pig party. ...

I did a Fancy Nancy and Olivia the Pig party. Here is my blog to get some ideas.

http://www.busymomfullofideas.blogspot.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,347
Posted By busymomof2
I am from California as well. Due to major...

I am from California as well. Due to major budget cuts everything moves slow here and they are short staffed. When I was going through the process, I applied in April and didn't get my license...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By busymomof2
daycare where in California are you located? I'm...

daycare where in California are you located? I'm in Fresno- Central valley.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,265
Posted By busymomof2
Try a photo album that shows the kids doing...

Try a photo album that shows the kids doing different activities in your program and show that at the interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,265
Posted By busymomof2
Try a photo album that shows the kids doing...

Try a photo album that shows the kids doing different activities in your program and show that at the interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By busymomof2
I really don't know what the big deal is. Just...

I really don't know what the big deal is. Just tell her she called you too. You don't have to add that she called you first. You are going to be competing for the same kids if your in the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By busymomof2
When I have interviews I usually have them on...

When I have interviews I usually have them on Saturdays or end of the day when less kids. I introduce myself, give permission for the child to play in the playroom with my children (need t see if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By busymomof2
I have a dc baby that is an only child too. Had...

I have a dc baby that is an only child too. Had her since she was 4 months till now 1 year old. She is never put down and cries if I am not holding her or leave the room. You are not doing her or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,588
Posted By busymomof2
Thank you! That's good too know. Glad you're...

Thank you! That's good too know. Glad you're better. Yea, I don't think I am gonna tell them. They freaked out recently when we had a scare of hand foot mouth diesease. A dc baby showed signs of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,062
Posted By busymomof2
www.akidsplacedaycare.com

www.akidsplacedaycare.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,588
Posted By busymomof2
Anyone Familar With H.pylori Infection?

Recently, I tested positive for H.pylori infection. It's a bacteria in your stomach that can cause stomach ulcers. Apparently, it is very common with 1 in every 3 people carrying the bug but may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By busymomof2
Proud of you for standing your ground and saying...

Proud of you for standing your ground and saying no. I get my parents trying to pull this on me all the time. I may do 15 minutes or so early but an hour...no way.happyface
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-22-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,497
Posted By busymomof2
My husband and I read the whole series and I...

My husband and I read the whole series and I still cherish the books. A few years back I gave the first book as Christmas presents to friends. I even met one of the authors at a presentation he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By busymomof2
I have a preschool foundation here (less than an...

I have a preschool foundation here (less than an hour) with one weekly craft. The rest of the time is free play (inside & outside). Most of my kids can play for hours and I love to watch them make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,999
Posted By busymomof2
Thanks guys. I'm gonna talk to mom today. I...

Thanks guys. I'm gonna talk to mom today. I can't afford to term him plus he's such a well behaved child and my son loves playing with him. For this week I am gonna put my sons diapers on him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,061
Posted By busymomof2
I Don't Know How Much More I Can Take Of This Kid!!

I have this new dcg she is 3 years old. For the most part she is well behaved. She has never been in daycare before just with dad or grandma. The parents have placed her in daycare so she can learn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,999
Posted By busymomof2
Diapers Not In Her Budget?!!!??

I have this dcb that is potty training along with my son. My policy is that the parents bring a bag of diapers/pull ups and wipes and refill as needed. I reminded her all last week that I need more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,236
Posted By busymomof2
In this economy I would not let go of any kids...

In this economy I would not let go of any kids until you have the others lined up. I usually only take preschool kids but have had to take an infant and 2 year olds and 1 part-timer. I made the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,109
Posted By busymomof2
I would like an invite to the decor group. Thank...

I would like an invite to the decor group. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,676
Posted By busymomof2
I have an ingroud pool with a 5 ft fence...

I have an ingroud pool with a 5 ft fence (required by licensing) but we can't get in it during daycare hours. So imagine my 6 year old daughter crying to get into the pool that's right there looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,379
Posted By busymomof2
I use to make over 45, 000 a year so it's been a...

I use to make over 45, 000 a year so it's been a BIG adjustment. We have a rental, we rent bounce houses on the weekend (which I book and keep the books) and I make and sell hair accessories. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,579
Posted By busymomof2
I have it all in my policy & procedures (that...

I have it all in my policy & procedures (that they have to sign that they read and agree to it). I have my holidays, the fact that I take 2 weeks vacation throughout the year and that they must have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,864
Posted By busymomof2
Before doing dc, I worked for social services for...

Before doing dc, I worked for social services for 7 1/2 years mainly with foster children. During that time I had a dc provider for about 2 years. I guess it could be nerve racking but we are just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,355
Posted By busymomof2
Update

Confronted mom yesterday. I told her that she needed to do something about drying him up or taking him to the doctor because if I get sick one more time I'm closing down and all the families will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,355
Posted By busymomof2
DC Kid With Constant Runny Nose

Do you think it is okay to ask a dc mom to not bring her son to daycare if he is constantly having a runny nose? My sick policy says not to come if he has a fever...he doesn't have a fever. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,854
Posted By busymomof2
Okay I know this is gonna sound dumb but I have...

Okay I know this is gonna sound dumb but I have no idea how to puree veggies and fruits. Do you just cook the veggie (ie carrots to make them soft) then place them in a blender with water? I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By busymomof2
Follow Up To "I Might Be Closing"

I got kids YES (insert me jumping with joy here)! I don't know what happened but I just got a couple of calls from parents that I had interviewed before and they both want to start first week of Jan....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,257
Posted By busymomof2
I got kids YES (insert me jumping with joy here)!...

I got kids YES (insert me jumping with joy here)! I don't know what happened but I just got a couple of calls from parents that I had interviewed before and they both want to start first week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,257
Posted By busymomof2
Thanks everybody for your advice. What I have...

Thanks everybody for your advice. What I have tried and changed:
* I already offer a referral bonus. Told my friends and family about it too.
* Re-did my ad and post at least twice a week on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,257
Posted By busymomof2
I Think I Might Be Closing...Giving Up

I have been doing daycare for over a year. My first year went great. I had 5 kids and taught preschool. They all graduated and are now in Kinder except for my little guy who is 22 months. Since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,891
Posted By busymomof2
I know how you feel. It's tough here in the...

I know how you feel. It's tough here in the central valley of California. We have one of the highest unemployment rates. Unlicensed daycares ran by SAHM are all around me. I am a SAHM of two with...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-16-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 71,342
Posted By busymomof2
Well said WDW. I too do not get paid vacation,...

Well said WDW. I too do not get paid vacation, however, I go back to my original statement, if you read and signed the contract that means you agree. If you don't, stop complaining and GO SOME...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-15-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 71,342
Posted By busymomof2
Personally I don't see why parents complain about...

Personally I don't see why parents complain about having to pay for days off, vacation or holidays. They received a contract and signed it. Question is...did they read it? If they don't agree with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By busymomof2
That's tough. if she approached you through email...

That's tough. if she approached you through email I don't see why you couldn't get rid of her by email. LOL:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By busymomof2
Thank you! I would appreciate that because I...

Thank you! I would appreciate that because I also have a 1 year old ...my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By busymomof2
Wow. I would have been teriffied. Good going...

Wow. I would have been teriffied. Good going and staying strong for those little ones.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By busymomof2
Thanks everybody. I do have a 6 year old...

Thanks everybody. I do have a 6 year old scheduled for the summer...sibling of one of my regular younger dck. We tried it out for a week in March. It was NOT good and I am not looking forward to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By busymomof2
Help! What to do With School Age????

I usually only take 3-6 year olds during the year. However, I have 3 openings that I just haven't gotten any calls on. I am thinking about taking school aged kids for the summer but I have no idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,182
Posted By busymomof2
I scrapbook...sometimes during naptime. I belong...

I scrapbook...sometimes during naptime. I belong to a scrapbooking group and we meet several times a month and scrap all day. My husband doesn't complain because he knows I need my time away from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By busymomof2
I don't mind if parents want to drop off their...

I don't mind if parents want to drop off their kids with me on their day off. As long as they are honest about it. It's sad for the child and the parents are the ones who lose out on quality time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By busymomof2
You did the right thing. She'll understand if...

You did the right thing. She'll understand if you explain your reasoning to her & that the purpose was to not have her feel bad that she has to work. Before I did daycare my daughter was in daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By busymomof2
LOL...(rolling on the floor)!!!!

LOL...(rolling on the floor)!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By busymomof2
Wow I am so sorry for you. Once I had two very...

Wow I am so sorry for you. Once I had two very big dogs get into my backyard and try and attack me. Thank God my dog jumped in the way and fought them. My husband came out with a knife and was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,861
Posted By busymomof2
My point exactely!!!!! How anyone can think...

My point exactely!!!!! How anyone can think that's right is beyond me. I was thinking of changing my ad but why I created it and someone else might steal that one too. I'm gonnna add what you said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,861
Posted By busymomof2
Ripped Off AGAIN!!!!!!!

I can't believe it. I have been ripped off AGAIN on Craigslist. I posted last week that a previous parent opened up her own daycare and I saw her ad and photos (artwork from my daycare) and it is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By busymomof2
I tidy as I go along with my day. I do my...

I tidy as I go along with my day. I do my personal stuff (emails, folding clothes, etc) while the kids are here. However I try and keep the bulk of dc related chores before and after kids are here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By busymomof2
Have you talked to the parents about it? I have...

Have you talked to the parents about it? I have a dcb who sleep walks sometimes. The frst tme he walked right into a wall. Recently, he walked up to be and said he found something and handed it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,629
Posted By busymomof2
"I Throw Up 4 Times"

Yesterday I broke my toe. To make things worse my daughter out of the blue starts throwing up...no fever no nothing. I thought lunch just didn't agreee with her. Then she did it again and again. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,339
Posted By busymomof2
I had a little girl who was a nightmare. She was...

I had a little girl who was a nightmare. She was younger than the other kids but was the bully- pulling hair, hitting, throwing. I tried working with the BM but she would just explain it away. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By busymomof2
I'm going to add this to my site. Thank you...

I'm going to add this to my site. Thank you everybody for your advice. I was hesitant to help her but everyone thought it would be nice to help a sahm...which I agree. I gave her advice on where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By busymomof2
I Have Been Ripped Off!

Awhile back I shared with you all that one of my parents was going to open her own daycare. She asked for my help and I was hesitant to help her because we are in the same area. Will yesterday I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,252
Posted By busymomof2
I had a 3 year old boy who was acting out bad-...

I had a 3 year old boy who was acting out bad- slamming doors, talking back, hitting, and so on. I talked to the bm about it and she told me he acts out because I put him on time out. Hello I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By busymomof2
I have a 4 year old dcb who sleep walks. He...

I have a 4 year old dcb who sleep walks. He wakes up and starts walking away. One time he walked right into the wall. Usually I state his name firmly and tell him to go back to sleep. It usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,803
Posted By busymomof2
I play a treasure hunt game with my daughter. I...

I play a treasure hunt game with my daughter. I take photos of things in the house. I show her the first photo and she finds it (microwave) and attached is another photo leading her to another item...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By busymomof2
I am gonna do a scavenger hunt. I will give them...

I am gonna do a scavenger hunt. I will give them a question that will led them to a location( half outside and the other half inside). For example "When I'm making lunch I need one of these to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,230
Posted By busymomof2
I bf my babies for the first 6 months of thier...

I bf my babies for the first 6 months of thier lives. BF babies drink more because they poop more. The bf baby is prob use to bf every couple of hours when she is with her mom...mom has to release...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,593
Posted By busymomof2
I know what you mean. I hadn't eaten candy in...

I know what you mean. I hadn't eaten candy in weeks until I bought some for our Easter hunt. Let's just say I will need to go buy more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,110
Posted By busymomof2
Thank you everyone for the great ideas. Love the...

Thank you everyone for the great ideas. Love the egg hunt idea! I did something similar during our pirate theme. I went shopping and got pails for the kids with grass. Bought a couple of things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,110
Posted By busymomof2
What Are You Doing For Easter?

This will be my first Easter doing daycare. I want to know what you are doing for the dc kids. I plan on having a party with an egg hunt at the park. Do you get your kids Easter baskets? What do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,784
Posted By busymomof2
I regret giving a family a discount...

I regret giving a family a discount ($5day/$25week/$100month). This kid stays the longest and causes me sooooo much hassle. Just yesterday he put a hole in my wall. I only gave the discount...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By busymomof2
What kind of fundraisers do you do? There is not...

What kind of fundraisers do you do? There is not much here that is free. I would like to take them to the zoo, water park, etc but don't want to put the burden on the parents especially during these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By busymomof2
After School Care

I will be losing all but one of my kids to kinder next Fall...including my own daughter. I am considering offering after school care with pick-up from school. Anyone doing this? How much do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By busymomof2
Summer Program

Wondering if anyone offers a summer program or anything different for the summer. What do you do? Thanks!
Forum: Curriculum 03-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,907
Posted By busymomof2
I have 3 & 4 year olds. Monday we made a rainbow...

I have 3 & 4 year olds. Monday we made a rainbow with green shamrocks coming down. It was good to teach the colors of the rainbow and the order. Tuesday we made a shamock out of torn tissue I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,553
Posted By busymomof2
I agree 100%. This past week I was Very sick and...

I agree 100%. This past week I was Very sick and closed one day and opened the rest of the week even through I was still very sick. All my kids and dc kids were sick too and sill attending. One day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,163
Posted By busymomof2
We will be celebrating the whole week as well. I...

We will be celebrating the whole week as well. I got out all my DR. Seuss books and checked out more from the library. We will be doing the following
1. watching Cat in the Hat cartoon on PBS in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,197
Posted By busymomof2
1. writting weekly receipts 2. inputting into...

1. writting weekly receipts
2. inputting into MM
3. photo copying
4. record keeping
5. writting/creating newsletters & menus
6. Updating webpage blo
7. replying to emails
8. Tom's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By busymomof2
I plan on closing once my little boy enters...

I plan on closing once my little boy enters Kinder- 4 years to go. I have a teaching cred and a masters in education. My plans have always been to teach in a school. Right now teaching jobs are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,602
Posted By busymomof2
I am old school 100% down to the core. In my...

I am old school 100% down to the core. In my home/daycare what I say goes. This is not a democracy or a debate. All my daycare kids come from "feel good, be my friend families". They get an eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,680
Posted By busymomof2
Weirdo!!! When he calls let the vm pick it up. ...

Weirdo!!! When he calls let the vm pick it up. When he drops off/picks up kids don't listen to him or appear interested in what he is saying. Some how he thinks he has a sempathatic ear in you or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,717
Posted By busymomof2
Yea she has been a parent since last summer. She...

Yea she has been a parent since last summer. She has my contract, policy & procedures, daily report, newsletter, menus, kinder readiness assessment, flyers, rates, website, etc. There is not much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By busymomof2
I love the slideshow idea. I have been taking...

I love the slideshow idea. I have been taking photos all year. I did something similar for my credential cohort. We watched it at our luncheon and they all got copies (CDs). What a GREAT idea. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,628
Posted By busymomof2
Nannyde- I love it and will try it! :Sunny: I...

Nannyde- I love it and will try it! :Sunny: I just need something to work!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,717
Posted By busymomof2
Thanks ladies. I just feel like I did all the...

Thanks ladies. I just feel like I did all the hard work (coming up with procedures, all forms, schedule, activities ect) and she is just gonna take it and run with it. But your right she did come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,717
Posted By busymomof2
I'm Starting To Feel Uncomfortable

My parents are starting to show their true colors and it's making me uncomfortable. One parent gave me a tub full of little people toys..GREAT. Then a couple of days later she asked if I would take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By busymomof2
Graduation?

For those of you who have preschool or preschool component, do you have a graduation? If you do when, what does it involve and do you "graduate" all the kids or just the ones moving on to kinder? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,628
Posted By busymomof2
Thank you for your responses. I have already...

Thank you for your responses. I have already talked to mom over and over again. What I forgot to mention id that he also says booty, poop head and calls beope butt this and that to get laughs from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,628
Posted By busymomof2
3-Year-Old Saying Bitch

I need help with a 3-year-old boy who says bitch. The first time I was in shock and spoke with him regarding it being an ugly work that hurts people. BM tried to say he learned it at dc but I stop...
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