For the past two years, I have turned my home into a daycare and been a child care provider. Like any job, there are positives and negatives, but for the most part, I love my job. I really do. The kids are awesome and it is a joy to see them growing, learning, and playing every day. I have been very lucky with the parents too, because they are equally as awesome and they truly appreciate what I do. However, I have come across some not-so-awesome parents in the past that I was just too polite to say these five things to:   1. Don’t...

I created a Weekly Behavior Report to give to the parents at my daycare that would inform them how their child does each week.  The title has a place for you to fill in the child’s name, the facility’s name, and the dates of the week the report is for.  (To make it easier on myself, I fill in the report as the events happen.)  I email the final report to the parents Friday evening.  The parents appreciate the reports and they look forward to receiving them every week.  If the parents have any questions or concerns...

One of my “Bad Mom” confessions is I still rock my baby to sleep. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, so?  What’s so bad about rocking your baby to sleep?”  Well, my “baby” is three years old.  Yes, I know she is too old to be rocked to sleep and yes, I know we must look absolutely ridiculous.  (I am 5ft tall, so my daughter is already about half my size.), but this is something I have done since Day 1. The Cry It Out (CIO) Method was just not my style.  It still isn’t.  As soon...

When my daughter was four years old, she was obsessed with Princess Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, so for Halloween, she wanted to dress up as (you guessed it) Princess Tiana.  I bought her costume from Toys R Us and it was perfect for her: Green (My daughter’s favorite color) with gorgeous flowers, sequence, and glitter all over.  She loved wearing the costume and she looked like a beautiful little princess.  There was one detail we overlooked. My daughter is White and Princess Tiana is Black. You would not believe...

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