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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mom_of_two
I take 3 days off for Christmas that are NOT...

I take 3 days off for Christmas that are NOT weekends. So if any fall on a weekend I make it up on a weekday, this year probably F, M and T or Th, F M... I NEED my time off!!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mom_of_two
I have all separate DC toys as well. My daughters...

I have all separate DC toys as well. My daughters are 2 and 4. It did not feel right to me to have them share their toys for what is my business, I felt like I needed to make the investment for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Poll: Rates
Views: 3,853
Posted By Mom_of_two
I let them choose weekly, bi-weekly or monthly...

I let them choose weekly, bi-weekly or monthly but they have to pick one and stick with it. (If they choose monthly it is my weekly rate times 52 divided by 12 so no weeks are skipped.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mom_of_two
WOW on the nails! Crazy! I would say written...

WOW on the nails! Crazy! I would say written warning then let her go! There are plenty of responsible young people out there. "She's just young' is not an excuse. I have been early to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,549
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with signing a contract, and treating it...

I agree with signing a contract, and treating it like a daycare biz even if one child. I create a menu each week- I don't give options for meals and snacks. No one ever complains because they know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By Mom_of_two
Good luck- keep us posted on how your transition...

Good luck- keep us posted on how your transition goes!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks, all. They won't ask, and I am not going...

Thanks, all.
They won't ask, and I am not going to offer. Policy I guess, even though it is a sucky situation.

I would fill out an incident report, but just found out that what I have (a small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks for the replies! It is hard because I do...

Thanks for the replies! It is hard because I do like the family, they are nice and respectful, pay on time, etc etc...I think they appreciate me, but she is actually happy when she is here (aside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By Mom_of_two
Gotcha- makes sense to me! You are in a good spot...

Gotcha- makes sense to me! You are in a good spot to do it, being currently singe and childless. Good luck with your decision/transition!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks. I think you are probably right. Just feel...

Thanks. I think you are probably right. Just feel bad DCD had to take a day. Inevitable sometimes, I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mom_of_two
Another Question..

Today I had the DCB injury. Also my other two (siblings) were not here. Mom didn't want to spread their germs. This family is nice, pay on time, follow policies, kids sweet especially the little boy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By Mom_of_two
First Big Injury

My DCB, one, fell into the entertainment center today. Whacked his head just right. We are not upstairs much except for meals and snacks, I was in the kitchen and boom in two seconds. :( Blood and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By Mom_of_two
Can't respond to life after daycare, but can say...

Can't respond to life after daycare, but can say that I left my professional job as a counselor to start a daycare after my girls were born. I won't do it forever though it is a good fit for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By Mom_of_two
I also don't care what parents do while their...

I also don't care what parents do while their kids are here. I f they are a family I like that truly clicks with me, they pay and follow policies, the rest doesn't matter to me.

Second- I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,791
Posted By Mom_of_two
When I have babies I do what a pp said- take the...

When I have babies I do what a pp said- take the bigs out with a monitor when babies are sleeping.

IMO if a parent chooses you for DC and you explain your policies it is fine. It is fine for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,669
Posted By Mom_of_two
I have learned the hours that work for me- I will...

I have learned the hours that work for me- I will Not deviate from them.
I have learned to rust my gut regarding clients and to Only take those I feel are a good fit. I do not have to take families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By Mom_of_two
At 11 months he can definitely learn to put...

At 11 months he can definitely learn to put himself to sleep. I used 'The Sleepeasy Solution (a form of CIO with checks) for my kids and all DC kids. They all learn to sleep on schedule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,566
Posted By Mom_of_two
You are NOT a b*tch!! lol. Setting boundaries...

You are NOT a b*tch!! lol.
Setting boundaries is not being one!! It is being assertive, which is healthy!
So feel good about yourself today, OP! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mom_of_two
I take paid holidays, and 5 days paid vacay 5...

I take paid holidays, and 5 days paid vacay 5 days unpaid (all planned vacay).
I do not charge if I have to close for unplanned reasons like illness.
I give each family 5 days to use with no charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,748
Posted By Mom_of_two
I guess I don't feel taken advantage of if they...

I guess I don't feel taken advantage of if they stick to the contracted hours. Which does not mean open hours. It they are here and gone when they say they will be, the rest doesn't bother me!! It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,341
Posted By Mom_of_two
Totally agree with PP!! The worst that would...

Totally agree with PP!! The worst that would happen is you have a spot to fill. And maybe get a family that is a better fit. It it SO important to enforce policies!! I need to, so I continue to like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,748
Posted By Mom_of_two
I don't care what parents do when they are not...

I don't care what parents do when they are not here. If they keep to their hours it is not my business. I would not care if they took two hours per day to do house work etc. Obviously, the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,710
Posted By Mom_of_two
I too do not believe in spanking, and agree that...

I too do not believe in spanking, and agree that it is confusing for a child to have a parent say 'don't hit' then to hit their child.

Spanking and letting a child run wild are not the two options...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,199
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would use CIO method for two weeks and...

I would use CIO method for two weeks and reassess. Mine all sleep in pack and plays, and with in two weeks even the screamers sleep. :) It is just hard at first. Good luck!! I agree that a pack and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mom_of_two
I, too, don't factor in what they do at home-...

I, too, don't factor in what they do at home- parents know the schedule. Everyone naps 1-330 (ish) and under 12-18 mo or so also naps 9-1030. If they slept late and get here at 850, they still go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,691
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree that everyone does NOT have the choice. ...

I agree that everyone does NOT have the choice. I think a lot of us probably don't have the choice. We are just able to work from home.

Anyway. Interesting. Never had this problem, I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,023
Posted By Mom_of_two
Interesting, thanks!! Regarding the dishes...

Interesting, thanks!!

Regarding the dishes in the sink- I would not have dishes in my sink during an interview. But I don't have dishes in my sink much, because it bothers me. I think in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,600
Posted By Mom_of_two
Once I get to know a family if I feel comfortable...

Once I get to know a family if I feel comfortable I tell them to go ahead and 'friend me' if it every comes up. I never 'friend' them first- up to them. I don't share things on FB i wouldn't tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,029
Posted By Mom_of_two
LOL- if our paycheck's all went into our...

LOL- if our paycheck's all went into our business, we would all be doing this Purely because we love it. If our paychecks all went into the biz, that would mean I wouldn't need the paycheck for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,374
Posted By Mom_of_two
I accommodate pick up requests at any time, too-...

I accommodate pick up requests at any time, too- personally I am uncomfortable denying a parent access to their child at any time the child is in my care. I would not take my children somewhere if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,550
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with lots of the posts! Nice to read this...

I agree with lots of the posts! Nice to read this for me, too. I am enjoying my job (though will say it is stressful) but like some of the ideas mentioned.

OP I hope you find something that works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,888
Posted By Mom_of_two
That is too bad! My food program contact is...

That is too bad! My food program contact is Wonderful! Tries to make things easy, brings me cookbooks and free stuff they give-lol. I hope it gets better for you, it is nice to have that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,033
Posted By Mom_of_two
I also would encourage them to bring baby (and...

I also would encourage them to bring baby (and charge if mom leaves) I also do allow registered clients (deposit paid etc) to come spend 15 or 20 min with mommy if they would like.

I don't think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,496
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yeah, mine is just 'The Corner' lol. :)

Yeah, mine is just 'The Corner' lol. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,198
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yes- all of their toys are just theirs! I don't...

Yes- all of their toys are just theirs! I don't make my girls share any toys. They choose to do so a lot, though. If they don't want to share it must be in their room. My playroom has toys for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,198
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yes- all of their toys are just theirs! I don't...

Yes- all of their toys are just theirs! I don't make my girls share any toys. They choose to do so a lot, though. If they don't want to share it must be in their room. My playroom has toys for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,339
Posted By Mom_of_two
I always shower and put on my make up! Hair is...

I always shower and put on my make up! Hair is always back though. I feel like if my face/head is done I look good regardless. I wear matching sweat suit/ workout suit things every day. Cotton, with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,014
Posted By Mom_of_two
I do give that over the phone. I won't give a...

I do give that over the phone. I won't give a handbook til an interview, but anything else I will answer over the phone, don't want to waste my time if there are things that show we aren't a good fit...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,915
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would not have kept my child there another...

I would not have kept my child there another day!!! I am surprised you are still questioning it after multiple things have happened to show that it is NOT a 'safe and loving environment.' 'Betsey'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,131
Posted By Mom_of_two
Here a child must be accident free for two weeks...

Here a child must be accident free for two weeks before in undies, so I would immediately go to pull ups until she can be accident free.

The rest would be irrelevant. She is capable of telling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,474
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yikes I would be so angry/insulted!! I would ...

Yikes I would be so angry/insulted!! I would talk to her about your guidelines and expectations- let her know not to even bring the stuff inside your house. If you do let us know what happens!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,059
Posted By Mom_of_two
I let them choose weekly, bi weekly or monthly...

I let them choose weekly, bi weekly or monthly (and stick with whatever schedule.) Like a pp explained also, I just multiplied 52 weeks in each year by my rate, then divided by 12 and that is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,539
Posted By Mom_of_two
I have had a no call no show once. I WISH she...

I have had a no call no show once. I WISH she would have called back-lol. I tried to call her.

I would take the call and let someone know I don't reschedule if a family fails to show for the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with honesty! Honest but kind. She can't...

I agree with honesty! Honest but kind. She can't really argue with the facts. A gentle reminder that you chose to term the relationship due to the reasons you could list would do it, like pp's said.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-26-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 30,838
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree that the center should not spring new...

I agree that the center should not spring new rules on you like that, but should try to give some advance warning (at least a day) if it is a schedule change. (Not sure if I understand that this was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Mom_of_two
I think a party is a good idea. I make a special...

I think a party is a good idea. I make a special frame and have treats on kids' last day. Play dates (if interested in continuing more a personal relationship) and pics are good, too.

I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,463
Posted By Mom_of_two
GOOD FOR YOU!! And PLEASe post an update when...

GOOD FOR YOU!!
And PLEASe post an update when you can!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would interview them if they actually keep the...

I would interview them if they actually keep the appointment, because things DO happen to us all. If they NCNS or try to reschedule I would decline.

I have set policies and don't waver. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,515
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would charge, too. Especially if all other...

I would charge, too. Especially if all other parents will be there. I wouldn't ever consider watching kids on the weekends, or even past 5 (BTDT) so think it is very generous that you are agreeing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mom_of_two
I don't do late fees. My policy is that if late...

I don't do late fees. My policy is that if late payment or pickup is a repeated issue I will not continue to work with the family. Everyone forgets sometimes on rare occasion, but it is easy to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mom_of_two
Not sure. I try to work with families and kids I...

Not sure. I try to work with families and kids I feel are a good fit, so if it is apparent that one is not I won't work with them.

Kids say a lot of things, maybe from movies, hearing an adult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Wonderful- thank you all! I feel much less...

Wonderful- thank you all! I feel much less anxious about this. Hoping the transition to my daughter going to pre-k will not be as hard logistically as I think!!! Emotionally, that's another story. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
I think I might get the Sunshine Radians. I think...

I think I might get the Sunshine Radians. I think they are about 180??

And fro the stroller the triple with two of the wrist thingy's. (Thank you Nan for the link.) My walkers are 4 and JUST 3 -...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,359
Posted By Mom_of_two
It depends on what you are looking for. I do...

It depends on what you are looking for.

I do not do curriculum, and I won't. I am not a teacher. Also I only watch until preschool age (my daughters will go outside the home for preschool as well)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 3,261
Posted By Mom_of_two
My daughters both got in the habit of nursing to...

My daughters both got in the habit of nursing to sleep. They both had food issues (MSPI so I did not eat any dairy or soy for a year with both) as well.

When my first was 11 months I could not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,447
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with not rewarding for expected behavior....

I agree with not rewarding for expected behavior. I do on occasion remove treats for inappropriate bahavior. I rarely give treats but on birthdays I do, and this DCK, 3, was jumping up and down and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks for the links!! I have 3 little ones so do...

Thanks for the links!! I have 3 little ones so do need a stroller. But good to keep in mind for the future! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Also, NannyDe, love your website! I am also very...

Also, NannyDe, love your website! I am also very specific about policies and families, as are a lot of you. My parents are both from Des Moines -have spent a lot of holidays there. :)

ETA- what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Nanny- thank you!! I think I am leaning toward...

Nanny- thank you!! I think I am leaning toward doing that. Have never seen the little straps before- that is good! Then they can learn but still safer.With a triple at least I can keep it forever- I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thank you, lperry!! :) ETA- can you get that...

Thank you, lperry!! :)

ETA- can you get that stroller through doorways? (Church/school)? Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,807
Posted By Mom_of_two
I also did not have professional experience with...

I also did not have professional experience with young kids. My degree is in human relations and I am a counselor so had classes regarding development etc, as well as classes required for my permit....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks-:) I know I *could* just work with 3 year...

Thanks-:) I know I *could* just work with 3 year old and hope for the best but safety isn't worth the risk...whatever I can do to make my life easier I am gonna do with this-lol.

Anyone?? Stroller...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks. Will google it. I want the quad for...

Thanks. Will google it.

I want the quad for a few reasons. One, I plan to do this awhile, and do not know the age of my future DCK's, so if the three year old were to leave for whatever reason and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,169
Posted By Mom_of_two
It works out. :) I think it is hard to...

It works out. :)

I think it is hard to address hypothetical's, but good to be prepared.

I find newborns/ infants that are not yet mobile actually easier than those that move around-lol!! You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By Mom_of_two
Car Seat And Stroller Question.....

Hi all!

In the fall I need to take my daughter to pre school, so will be transporting all of the kiddos (my two and three others.) My two will stay in their carseats in the middle captains...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 33,254
Posted By Mom_of_two
I will send them home at two bouts as well. My...

I will send them home at two bouts as well. My policy states more than once they go home for 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,346
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would not have told about that, either. ...

I would not have told about that, either.
With most parents I let them know that I Expect toddlers to need behavioral guidance multiple times a day with regards to such things (they are mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mom_of_two
The ususal, like PP's. Chalk, sand, climbers,...

The ususal, like PP's. Chalk, sand, climbers, swings, bubbles. I will do planned water play (not pool, but sprinkler or big beach ball as well as water table.) Have splatter painted outside, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,212
Posted By Mom_of_two
Sorry no advice! I will not open earlier than 7. ...

Sorry no advice! I will not open earlier than 7. I did 6:45 for a family for a week, and won't again! I workout in the am. I need to stick to 7-5, family time and time for myself too important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,081
Posted By Mom_of_two
Agree with PP- at 6 months a baby can definitely...

Agree with PP- at 6 months a baby can definitely do well on a schedule. And adjust fairly quickly. The mom may not know it is so disruptive, an might want to help you as well. I hope it goes well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,972
Posted By Mom_of_two
I provide food and formula (am on the food...

I provide food and formula (am on the food program.) That's it! Aside from art supplies etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mom_of_two
Good job for staying firm!! I would think really...

Good job for staying firm!! I would think really hard before the 10 days are up if you want to keep them! I might not. I guess you could always term with notice if such problems keep arising.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By Mom_of_two
Interesting that some of you must not do a...

Interesting that some of you must not do a schedule til 12 months! I start at 4-5 months with scheduled naps and CIO. It is the only thing that works for me! (With both of my own, too.)

Nothing in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would separate them, too. But also I would not...

I would separate them, too. But also I would not avoid a time out because they might wake up others. Short term pain for long term happiness. Might be a rough week or two, but the long term benefit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By Mom_of_two
I won;t start a child until I meet them in...

I won;t start a child until I meet them in person, and all family willing to come (both parents, if possible.) So would have scheduled a second interview.

Things change so much, who knows. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,233
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would not be comfortable with that provider. ...

I would not be comfortable with that provider. Agree with pp's!!

I am friends on Facebook with two out of three of my families. I enjoy it, because it is nice for them to see more of my world,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with PP. I might mention specific...

I agree with PP. I might mention specific behaviors in a non-judgmental way, or even ask for mom's suggestions on how to effectively interact with him, but I would not say anythign else. I always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,945
Posted By Mom_of_two
Thanks! Michael, appreciate the comment from a...

Thanks!
Michael, appreciate the comment from a dad. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree with continuing to follow up with mom,...

I agree with continuing to follow up with mom, etc, in case of medical/psych issue. But she said he is just picky...

I do not make things just because the kids like them. I provide balanced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 10:48 AM
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Views: 2,075
Posted By Mom_of_two
very cute!!!

very cute!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,782
Posted By Mom_of_two
I have been providing care for two years. I...

I have been providing care for two years.

I take paid holidays (Thanksgiving is 2 days and Christmas 3.)

I alsohave 5 days paid vacay and 5 days unpaid. I have yet to take this all together,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,945
Posted By Mom_of_two
Father's Day Craft

Found the idea online so wanted to share- apple stamping and a fingerprint wormy, easy and cute! I printed the words on card stock, and at the end added a glitter glue border.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mom_of_two
I only accept payment prior to service. ...

I only accept payment prior to service. Occasionally someone forgets and I let them bring it the next day, we all forget things. I would not allow a child to come here if the parent outright told me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,998
Posted By Mom_of_two
Sometimes people are a few minutes late, they...

Sometimes people are a few minutes late, they call etc, it is fine- I know that stuff happens!!

But if it is a persistent problem I would not continue to work with them. I love my families and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mom_of_two
Same here with PP- if it is offered it can be...

Same here with PP- if it is offered it can be claimed. (Obviously don't take advantage which would be pretty easy, lol.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By Mom_of_two
I don't allow any visitors during DC hours.

I don't allow any visitors during DC hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,477
Posted By Mom_of_two
I agree that it could be anxiety. Not necessarily...

I agree that it could be anxiety. Not necessarily 'clinical' anxiety but a coping mechanism. Or even just a habit. Who knows! COuld be a lot of things.

Repeating a statement is not a clinical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mom_of_two
I keep it professional only as well. So no, mine...

I keep it professional only as well. So no, mine would not. I don't attend DCK's birthday parties either but do get a little gift bag to give if I am actually invited to a party.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,012
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yep. I have a DCB who is 15 mo in cloth, started...

Yep. I have a DCB who is 15 mo in cloth, started here at 4 mo. They use a variety, Fuzzy Bunz with the plastic snaps are my fave. they also provide some disposable and disposable wipes to have on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,195
Posted By Mom_of_two
Hang in there!! I am having a difficult week,...

Hang in there!! I am having a difficult week, too. I know there are ups and downs. Ready to recharge this weekend, for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,334
Posted By Mom_of_two
Yikes!! I agree with pp's! Unacceptable!!...

Yikes!!

I agree with pp's! Unacceptable!! Really kind of unbelievable, actually. Lol at the idea of an overtime rate- 15 min late is overtime. Hours is a whole other level. Good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,058
Posted By Mom_of_two
Face to face, for sure. I email sometimes, but...

Face to face, for sure. I email sometimes, but always follow up or initiate with face to face. I think otherwise it looks like it isn't important, or you are afraid. It is disrespectful for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,073
Posted By Mom_of_two
I don't give any time. I tell everyone that until...

I don't give any time. I tell everyone that until they choose to commit to the spot and give me the deposit to hold it it could go to someone else. If I have other interviews I might tell them, or if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,618
Posted By Mom_of_two
We Love Yo Gabba Gabba!! I don't have TV on after...

We Love Yo Gabba Gabba!! I don't have TV on after all our friends arrive in the am, but my own girls love it! I think the lessons are great, the songs, love the characters- it is the only one I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,581
Posted By Mom_of_two
Aside from young infants (til 4-5 months) naps...

Aside from young infants (til 4-5 months) naps are all scheduled. Babies also take an am 9-10:30, and everyone about 1-3:30 give or take. No sleeping longer, I wake them all up- mine, too. I think if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,963
Posted By Mom_of_two
It sounds like the problem is their schedule, not...

It sounds like the problem is their schedule, not your dinner!! I personally would not be ok with the ups and downs. I guess if ou are ok with it, and they are too, then it should not be a big deal?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,603
Posted By Mom_of_two
With a baby of course it is inevitable, but at...

With a baby of course it is inevitable, but at three not ok! I had a DCG who had fingers ALWAYS in her mouth (or nose) when she started- I did the same, wash hands or us a wipe every time, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By Mom_of_two
I would not allow the talk or exclusion at all. ...

I would not allow the talk or exclusion at all.

On occasion, as a game, my older will say 'ahhh! the baby is coming!' and run or hide or close the (toy) door, and I redirect them, explain that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Mom_of_two
Naps and meals always the same!! Same with my own...

Naps and meals always the same!! Same with my own girls and bedtime and weekend schedule. Just works well, they get used to the routine. Other activities I wing it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,149
Posted By Mom_of_two
Glad I could help! Pot a pic when you're done!...

Glad I could help! Pot a pic when you're done! Love sharing ideas, as long as you don't live up the street from me-haha. ;)
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