Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Make Your Own Baby Food

I'm interested in learning how to make baby food.  I don't think its rocket science, so I started looking into it.  I wasn't sure if you have to add certain preservatives, if you aren't going to be giving to your child right away.  And, also I want to find ingredients that the infants would actually like.  Now that I am thinking about it, babies aren't that picky. (A least not the ones I have at my home daycare anyway) :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Missing MY Kids

Okay, so I'm doing something that I never do.  Which is write something about me.  My kids are at their dads, and there isn't a damn thing to watch on TV.  There isn't any arguing, and no kids for me to fuss at.  I am totally bored, and missing my kids lol.  While I am ecstatic that they are spending time with my ex, I am still missing the hell out of my brats.

Christmas Shopping

I checked out a bunch of places online.  I have to say that Kmart has been the best.  Especially, because I was looking for toys, and to get in and out of the store as quickly as possible!  I hate the crowds of people, but I have to do what I have to.  People claim that Walmart is the cheapest place to shop but every year for the past three years, Kmart has been on point.  The same toy or toys at Walmart will end up being cheaper at Kmart.  This is my new favorite place for the end of the year. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Debra Tillman: America's Supernanny

I will never forget, when I first heard about Debra Tillman.  If you haven't heard she has centers in the DMV area.  Anywhoo, she is the new "America's Supernanny."  I was given a newspaper clipping, from one of the realtors, I used to work for at Long and Foster, sometime ago.  I still have it.  I am so proud of this woman.  You would think that I actually know her lol...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Full-time vs Part-time Fees

Some providers, including myself, charge a higher fee for part-time care, because we only have an allotted capacity.  Every providers, limit is different, depending on whether they have a certificate, or license.  The space of the providers home, and if she has children under a certain age, help to determine the amount of children she will be allowed to care for in her/his home.

So, if you have parents, that are only interested in part-time, most likely the provider is going to charge a fee, that will compensate, for the full-time payment.  Or, have it where the parents, will decide to use the provider full-time.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Daily Schedule

I am often asked what the children are working on throughout the day. The older kids work on writing and reciting their letters, numbers, and their names. I also pick up work books from the dollar store as well.
Here's a list of other things we work on:

-Alphabet (Capital and lower case letters)
-Beginning Words
-Nursery Rhymes
-Days of the Week

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daycare Meetings

I love to hear from new perspective parents, that may be interested in starting their children in our care.  The best time to meet is when an appointment is setup, ahead of time!  Please don't just come by without proper notice.  I want to always be safe especially when I have other people's children in my care.

Updated (Current) Drop-Off and Pick-Up List

 ~Samuel Tucker Elementary
~Weyanoake Elementary
~Columbia Elementary
~Glasglow Middle School

*If you don't see the school that your child or children attend please call me to see if we can work something out.

Thanks, Tisha

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Assistant!!! YAY...

We have a new person on board!!!! Thank God!  We have been looking for a while, and meeting with people, but for some reason or another things wouldn't work out.  Either there was a problem with having all their paperwork in order or just something.  Finally, we have met someone that we like, and she has all her ducks in a row.  The most important thing (besides her paperwork) was the kiddies also like her.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Freebies for Good Grades

Now that school is out for the summer, why not reward your kids for their hard work all year?  Many places are offering freebies or discounts when you bring in your report card with good grades!

These offers may vary by location, so be sure to call the business first to check if they are participating.

Baskin-Robbins — Free scoop of ice cream for good grades on your report card.

Blockbuster — Free movie rental for A’s or B’s on your report card if you bring it in within 30 days of issuance. Kid’s grades K – 12 are eligible and multiple students from each family are eligible.

Cheryl & Co — Free cookie for every A on your report card!

Chick-fil-A – Free 8 pack of nuggets for your all A’s and B’s report card.

Chuck E. Cheese – Have your child bring in their most recent report card and they will receive Free tokens for good grades, up to 15 tokens maximum per child. (Food purchase required.)

Family Video – Free movie rental for each A on your report card. Students K – College are eligible.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Family Child Care Basics (Book Review)

 *Given to me by: Gryphon House ( 

*Written by: Jennifer Karnopp

I had the opportunity to read a great book, about what to expect, when starting a  childcare business.  It was a very easy read, with tons of ideas to do with children during the day.  I think that MOST providers are always looking for new things to do with children throughout the day, and if you are you should definitely pick up this book!  The best part is it would be a write-off for your business.  :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bye Bye Buggy Cover Review

I love my buggies, but these covers are a TOTAL waste of money!  They claim that the covers are water resistant, but when it rains there is water in all of the seats, for all of that I could of just sat the buggies out in the middle of my patio, without the covers on them. 

Did I mention that the Bye Bye Buggy Covers are approximately $80-$100 a piece. 

GOODNESS...  Can I get my money back??

Friday, May 13, 2011

I wish I had...

Bruce Johnson's skills.  I also wish I would of taken before pictures of the mess he had to deal with prior to his special touch.  This man has been a true blessing.  I know that this has absolutely nothing to do with daycare, but I just had to show off his work.  In-order to really see his skills, you would need to make an appointment for daycare to see his work lol... 

Here's Bruce's info:
Bruce Johnson of Bj's Lawn Care

Monday, March 21, 2011

Looking for a PT Asst.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in a position here at my home daycare.  I would like to hire someone ASAP.  Please make sure you are able to pass the background checks and have references that I can contact.  For more information please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for reading, Tisha

Friday, March 11, 2011

Update on Drop-off's and Pick-up's

I take children to Columbia, Samuel Tucker, Weyanoke, and Glen Forest elementary.  If you are interested in your child being dropped off or picked up or both.  Please contact me.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Licensing came by today!

I had the best visit ever today!  I am so elated, I don't know what to do!  We have corrected almost all of the violations that were listed at the last visit.  We had two violations that need to be taken care of!  I will get on that as soon as my parents set through the door.

1st violations- Emergency contact full address
2nd violations- Making sure that I remember to write down when we do our fire drills 

I am on it!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

We changed the color scheme of the daycare!

I just want to say "THANK YOU" to Mikeya (the brains behind the operation), Sy Sy (you did a hell of a job in the kitchen), Telisha (you showed up we all know.... LOL), Alison, and Jr.  I would NOT of gotten all this done in such a short period of time if it wasn't for you all.  Much Love, Tisha