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)
-Numbers
-Beginning Words
-Colors
-Singing
-Nursery Rhymes
-Opposites
-Shapes
-Puzzles
-Reading
-Days of the Week
-Months