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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I think you should take off as much time as you...

I think you should take off as much time as you need. You are giving the families plenty of notice.

How old are your own children? How old are your daycare kids? I am so impressed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I taught our little guys the very basics, ...

I taught our little guys the very basics,

more
eat
drink
cheese
apple
banana

help - They used this for everything, but it really helped a lot in curbing the aggression. Instead of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,540
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I haven't received anything yet either

I haven't received anything yet either
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I only care for 3 at a time, so I bond with their...

I only care for 3 at a time, so I bond with their families pretty well. If they ask in advance I will usually keep them on the weekends for $10 an hour, or $60 overnight. I only offer that to "my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I used those exact words with one of the parents...

I used those exact words with one of the parents yesterday! Literally...exact same. I guess we think alike. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By BabyMonkeys
The best way to do that is to block and unblock...

The best way to do that is to block and unblock them individually each day. The do not disturb actually only silences the phone so that it won't ring, vibrate or light up, the message will still be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,002
Posted By BabyMonkeys
That is absurd. Why on earth would you choose to...

That is absurd. Why on earth would you choose to lower your own standards? The children may not be on the higher levels at home, but they will know that when they come to your house they won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By BabyMonkeys
There are a couple of different ways. You can go...

There are a couple of different ways. You can go to their contact info and on the bottom there is a link that says "block caller" You can turn them off at night and then unblock them in the morning....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Do you have an iPhone? You can set it so that...

Do you have an iPhone? You can set it so that certain people can't get through after a certain time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By BabyMonkeys
It's amazing how similar our programs are!

It's amazing how similar our programs are!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Eco-Healthy Child Care

I finally got the Eco-Healthy Child Care endorsement by The Children's Environmental Health Network. I've only had it up on craigslist and care.com for a few hours and I've already gotten more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By BabyMonkeys
It looks like it is actually a recall of certain...

It looks like it is actually a recall of certain types of flour. I'm just going to buy a new batch of flour and make new play dough. Flour is cheap :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,174
Posted By BabyMonkeys
"I'm sorry but for the safety of children I do...

"I'm sorry but for the safety of children I do not give out my address. You may research the code requirements by calling *** or by looking at *** website."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 38,585
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I'm in central Florida and offer a program...

I'm in central Florida and offer a program completely different than anyone around me. Infants and toddlers only, maximum of 3 children at once, eco-friendly, all organic meals + snacks, homemade...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I take TONS of pictures. I probably send 6-8 to...

I take TONS of pictures. I probably send 6-8 to each parent daily. I have permission from each of the parents to use any pictures I want, but I always run each picture by them before posting it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,830
Posted By BabyMonkeys
:eek: :eek: :eek: That's horrible! :(

:eek: :eek: :eek:

That's horrible! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,830
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I agree 100%.

I agree 100%.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Why?! Care.com Crazy Too

I've gotten used to the insane craigslist people. I've had great results from Care.com, but everyone is in their first trimester. Yesterday I had a "lovely" conversation with a woman from Care. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Thank you so much! That is exactly the kind of...

Thank you so much! That is exactly the kind of reviews I was looking for :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My Website Reviews?

I have a different relationship with my daycare families than most do. Since I only take 3 families, it doesn't bother me too much if the parents are needy. So take a look at my site and give me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I wouldn't charge for my maternity leave because...

I wouldn't charge for my maternity leave because the parents would have to pay someone else to cover childcare while I was unavailable. How is your contract written? If you are planning a 2 week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Who is your contract with? If the contract is...

Who is your contract with? If the contract is with the mother, I'm not sure you can talk to the grandparents without it being a breach in confidentiality? I would report.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,730
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I wouldn't worry about it if her parents aren't. ...

I wouldn't worry about it if her parents aren't. If she only uses it at nap time and it doesn't cause a problem, why fight it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Website Examples

1st time since I've opened I've had an opening and I am in shock how difficult it is to find the right family! I guess I should just be grateful that my first 2 1/2 years went so smoothly!

I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Would you mind sharing your Facebook page? :)

Would you mind sharing your Facebook page? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Facebook business page

I have had my personal Facebook page for 8 years, 2 years ago I started a private group for only the families currently in my care. That page has over 2,000 pictures and videos, so I don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By BabyMonkeys
:lol::lol: That literally made me laugh out loud...

:lol::lol: That literally made me laugh out loud :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Some kids just need to know what's coming next. ...

Some kids just need to know what's coming next. I was like that as a kid and I wouldn't be able to enjoy whatever we were doing now because I'd be worried about what we were doing next. When I knew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I had the same exact response! It has to be a...

I had the same exact response! It has to be a prank of some sort.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Gotcha. All that information is included in the...

Gotcha. All that information is included in the application form from the state, so it didn't cross my mind to complete a separate form. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Emergency Form?

I'm working on putting together my CDA portfolio and the forms I am supposed to include are an accident report, an observation tool and an emergency form. The first two are easy enough, but I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By BabyMonkeys
The 3 families that I have had for the first 2...

The 3 families that I have had for the first 2 1/2 years I found on Facebook. They have been AMAZING. I couldn't ask for a better set of parents. I had some seriously crazy people contact me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BabyMonkeys
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Pretty sure you've got...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Pretty sure you've got me beat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BabyMonkeys
by all means, feel free to use them however you...

by all means, feel free to use them however you would like!
:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Crazy Responses to Ads

What kinds of responses have you guys gotten to ads?

I just put my ad up today and oh my word. These people....

My ad is simple.

Monday - Friday 7:30 - 5:30
$175 a week
One infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,728
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I only accept infants. I would love to try out...

I only accept infants. I would love to try out the restraint system. Messaging you my info :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I am actually looking into insurance at the...

I am actually looking into insurance at the moment. I literally just came over and typed insurance into the search bar and saw that you had just posted this. I will private message you my email...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Personally I would extend my closing time by...

Personally I would extend my closing time by 15-20 min and increase your rates to compensate. If he still can't be there with that extra time, charge a steep late fee. That gives him a cushion for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Gross Little Creatures!

Today I have told them not to do all sorts of gross stuff, but first time I've had to say these...

Do not lick the dogs butt! I don't care if the neighbors dog did it! You are not a dog! (it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Safe Sleep Policy

Does anyone have an official sleep policy form that I could borrow? I've got the basics down, but could use some assistance with the wording. I'm trying to explain to parents why it is so dangerous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Washing Walls

One of my little guys is leaving in a couple of weeks :( so I'm working on getting the house interview ready again. I haven't interviewed in over 2 years! I didn't realize how much damage those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Recently I had one of my 2yr olds scream for...

Recently I had one of my 2yr olds scream for almost 2 hours. I ignored him completely and put him in his bed. I have a monitor in there, and he knows it. When he was done screaming he nicely said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By BabyMonkeys
likethis perfect! Thanks :)

likethis perfect! Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Declining Potential Clients

I'm getting ready to start the interview process again. It's been over 2 years since I had to do this, and I'm a little rusty. I have an amazing batch of families that has been with me from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Floor Tiles?

I need to buy at least one set of foam tiles, preferably two. Any advice on the least expensive place to buy them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I would absolutely keep him. Although if this...

I would absolutely keep him. Although if this were a family that you didn't have an extensive prior relationship my advice would be different.

She knows that she needs help, and is asking for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My first thought was that surely that's against...

My first thought was that surely that's against regulations. :rolleyes:

I have one that is constantly covered in bumps and bruises. He's been like that since he was crawling and I felt horrible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I'm In Love With Leapfrog

I am officially in love with Leapfrog. I almost never let the dcks watch tv, but it was "that" kinda day. I found Leapfrog Phonics Farm on Netflix and turned it on for them. It is great! I let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Potty Training Multiples?

I made the "brilliant" decision to start potty training my two 26m and my 20m dcb. They caught on right away. I feel like I spend the entire day in the bathroom though! When one has to go, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Toddler Frustrated

I have a 26m dcb that gets frustrated when he thinks that he can't do something, and yells "help please!" about over and over again. Today he was upset because he couldn't get his blocks to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Poor baby :( I hope your daughter feels better. ...

Poor baby :( I hope your daughter feels better. Definitely take the extra day off. Hopefully your clients will understand that you are closing because of an illness that is highly contagious, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Seriously? :confused:

Seriously? :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,879
Posted By BabyMonkeys
This is exactly what I do. I'm really lucky that...

This is exactly what I do. I'm really lucky that all of my dcks have amazing parents that really treat me as a partner, and we work out any behavior issues before they become problems. Having the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,253
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I detest sand. I live in Florida and I haven't...

I detest sand. I live in Florida and I haven't been to the beach in 5 years. I bought a 50 pound bag of dry rice at Costco that I use as a sandbox, but they are getting rice in their diapers, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By BabyMonkeys
We have always played all day. They love sensory...

We have always played all day. They love sensory bins, so they are out quite frequently. We read a LOT every day, and assorted kids song dances. The parents are starting to ask when we are going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,124
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I just did the same thing recently. It is...

I just did the same thing recently. It is fabulous. I don't have cranky little monsters most days. We were all miserable when we tried to make it to lunch. Now they sleep from 10-12:30 and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By BabyMonkeys
That's exactly how I feel at the moment. I think...

That's exactly how I feel at the moment. I think it would be great for older kids, but I'm not seeing how it is going to work for my toddlers. My oldest is 28m and the youngest is 20m. I was hoping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,189
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Your fork is for food, not scratching your butt. ...

Your fork is for food, not scratching your butt. - I have a 2 year old that uses his fork for everything except eating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Zoo-phonics

Does anyone have any experience with the zoo-phonics program? It looks like a great program for pre-schoolers, but the website said that it works with younger kids too. I just ordered it for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,063
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My contract states 30 days, but I would give as...

My contract states 30 days, but I would give as much notice as possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,656
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I don't feel so bad now. I thought I was the...

I don't feel so bad now. I thought I was the only one that turned a pnp into a huge clean clothes hamper. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,656
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I can totally relate! I have 3 toddlers and I...

I can totally relate! I have 3 toddlers and I feel like all I do all day every day is pick up after them, and then actually have to clean when they are gone. I burned out fast with that, so I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,466
Posted By BabyMonkeys
likethis Some fights are not worth having. I...

likethis Some fights are not worth having. I NEED that nap break. I know for a fact that one of my 26m would be nearly impossible to keep on a mat, unless I physically held him there. No thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By BabyMonkeys
All of mine are huge veggie lovers. They will...

All of mine are huge veggie lovers. They will eat their broccoli first and ask for seconds before they touch anything else on their plates. I have one little guy that will eat a green pepper as if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I just ordered the zoo-phonics for my toddlers!...

I just ordered the zoo-phonics for my toddlers! They are 26m and 20m. I was planning on starting to teach them their letters soon. This is so much better! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,127
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My husband usually gets home around 5:30 and the...

My husband usually gets home around 5:30 and the parents pick up around 6. When they see him pull in the driveway they all run to the window "V's home!" He will come in and play with them for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,459
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My heart breaks for you. My daughter just asked...

My heart breaks for you. My daughter just asked me why I had tears in my eyes and I told her that you are going through something similar to what we had.

I am a huge animal lover, but I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By BabyMonkeys
As far as expanding, are you at full capacity...

As far as expanding, are you at full capacity now? I know my license allows me to have significantly more children than I am comfortable taking care of. If my husband were to stay home, I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,459
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I am so sorry that happened to you! I know how...

I am so sorry that happened to you! I know how traumatizing that is. Last year I opened the door and a pit bull ran into my house and grabbed my boston terrier. I had 2 one year olds and an infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Yesterday at pick up my little runner yanked away...

Yesterday at pick up my little runner yanked away from his dad's hand and ran across the street. Thankfully I live in a neighborhood, so it wasn't like he crossed a main road, but still NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Congratulations! You are going to have your...

Congratulations!

You are going to have your hands full. 7 kids is a lot with a newborn. You are a braver woman than I! :)

I think the number one rule would be that NO ONE touches the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Runner

I have two 26m and a 20m little boys. I have had them all since birth. They all love to see the other mommies and daddies when they come. They will yell "R's mommy is here!" The parents all love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By BabyMonkeys
That was exactly my thoughts! LOL

That was exactly my thoughts! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My daughter did that when she was a baby. I took...

My daughter did that when she was a baby. I took her to the doctor completely freaked out thinking that she was going to hurt herself. The doctor just told me that she would eventually pass out,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have two 25m and a 19m that love anything...

I have two 25m and a 19m that love anything Little People. We have the tractor, a couple of school busses, a couple of airplanes, a firetruck, and assorted other stuff. They will play with them for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By BabyMonkeys
:lol::lol: Rabid monkey!

:lol::lol: Rabid monkey!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,824
Posted By BabyMonkeys
This is me exactly!

This is me exactly!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,893
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I would just tell them that he has outgrown the...

I would just tell them that he has outgrown the seats that you provide, and they will need to provide his seat from now on. Did you already give her a reason why he wasn't in a carseat?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I take 10 paid vacation/sick days per year. If I...

I take 10 paid vacation/sick days per year. If I had to take more than that, they would be unpaid.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-31-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,725
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Time Spent Couponing

Would time spent researching the best deals and organizing coupons count toward your t/s%? The items that I am shopping for would be for food, household items, and diapers. I spend around 2 hours a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,552
Posted By BabyMonkeys
:lol::lol: I literally laughed out loud at this...

:lol::lol: I literally laughed out loud at this one and my husband frowned at me. I interrupted a very important part of the show he was watching :rolleyes: and he had to rewind it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By BabyMonkeys
"Well, I make $3 an hour, so if he sleeps for 3...

"Well, I make $3 an hour, so if he sleeps for 3 hours, that's an extra $9...so at that rate I make almost $4 an hour! 1/2 way to minimum wage!" Huge grin! He seems to enjoy sarcasm. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By BabyMonkeys
This is exactly what I do. I don't know anyone...

This is exactly what I do. I don't know anyone that would be able to help, and there is no way I would be able to hire a stranger. I stayed home with my own kids because I'm absurdly paranoid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Wording on Contract

I am updating my contract to include payment being required all 52 weeks. Previously I allowed the parents 5 days no charge and took up to 10 days vacation no charge. The parents are awesome, and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By BabyMonkeys
You can't control what anyone else does, you can...

You can't control what anyone else does, you can only control what you do. There is no guarantee that this mom won't change her mind next week, but I think it's wonderful that you are willing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,769
Posted By BabyMonkeys
My husband has been in pest control for 18+...

My husband has been in pest control for 18+ years. He will always have a job! The only thing I am a total wuss with is spiders...cringe....bugs, rodents, snakes? I'm good. Just keep those damn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,769
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I'm in florida and the parents would not be happy...

I'm in florida and the parents would not be happy if I took the kids out if it was below 60. I took them outside today and it was 64. I dressed them in long sleeve pajamas, put a pair of warm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I supply diapers and wipes. I use Huggies for...

I supply diapers and wipes. I use Huggies for the most part, but will buy Pampers if I find the best sale. When I combine coupon shopping with Target gift card deals, I end up only paying around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have a 19m that has done this for months....

I have a 19m that has done this for months. Drives me stark.raving.mad, but so far I haven't found anything to do about it. He's HAPPY! I try whispering to him, and sometimes it will work...for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,511
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have two Facebook pages. My personal page is...

I have two Facebook pages. My personal page is private and I only have family and a few close friends. My daycare page is private and only the parents and grandparents have access to it. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By BabyMonkeys
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XT30G4?psc=1&...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XT30G4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

I have this and love it. The door automatically slams shut and it is sturdy enough that all 3 of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have a wall that is about 3 feet tall that I...

I have a wall that is about 3 feet tall that I turned into a felt board wall. I found that felt didn't stick very well, so I laminate pictures of whatever I want, and add a strip of velcro to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Favorite Outdoor Toys for Toddlers

I have two 24m and a 18m, and need some ideas for things for them to do outside. I have a few large balls and a couple of good size dump trucks for them to push around. All they want to do is pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I take 7 paid holidays and up to 10 vacation/sick...

I take 7 paid holidays and up to 10 vacation/sick days. I schedule 6 vacation days, and take the additional 4 days as sick days if I need them. I'm sure my parents would pay me for any additional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By BabyMonkeys
What is your reason for not wanting to feed her...

What is your reason for not wanting to feed her breakfast with your son? Is it a financial issue? Maybe increase her tuition to cover the additional meal?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By BabyMonkeys
Kicking a baby would be an immediate term. I...

Kicking a baby would be an immediate term. I would be scared that the behavior would escalate next time he got mad at the baby. The cat I would be angry about and put the child on probation, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 53,518
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have 3 full time (don't want any more) and make...

I have 3 full time (don't want any more) and make a little over $1,900 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By BabyMonkeys
The exact same thing happened with my daughter,...

The exact same thing happened with my daughter, except she was only 12lbs at a year. Perfectly healthy, just tiny. She is 17 now and only 4'10. We went out to eat when she was barely a year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By BabyMonkeys
I have two 23m that I taught to sign when they...

I have two 23m that I taught to sign when they were tiny. Now they will sign and say the words at the same time, which is what I have always done. I only taught them the basics of sign language,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By BabyMonkeys
"I know what a pain it is to bring *** in when...

"I know what a pain it is to bring *** in when you drop off ***, but I would greatly appreciate it. I hope you aren't offended that I asked..I just wouldn't be able to live with myself if **** was...
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