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The Secret to Asking for your Paycheck in Home Daycare

The Secret to Asking for your Paycheck in Home Daycare

Asking for your paycheck is SO embarrassing. Do you ever have families “forget” your check? Are you tired of not being able to pay your bills because someone forgot to pay you? Here are a few tips that will help you when asking for your paycheck in-home daycare.

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Ultimate List of Gifts for Infants

Ultimate Gifts Guide for Infants

What in the world do you buy for a baby? Gifts for infants are so hard to figure out. To be honest, I think the best gift for an infant is something that helps mom with baby. I love buying gifts for infants that make mom’s life a little bit easier. The child doesn’t realize or know they are receiving a gift, so why not bless momma?

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17 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know

17 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know

Do you wish you could cook nutritious, homemade meals for your family but you don’t have the basic cooking skills to begin? When I was younger, I really wanted to make wholesome meals for my family, but I just didn’t know how. Over the years, first I mastered tacos from browned ground beef, a packet of taco mix and some taco shells. 

For years that was our standby meal because it’s really all I knew how to make that was good. I made mac and cheese from a box and ramen noodles. That was what we could afford at the time. I also didn’t understand the importance of healthy, fresh, chemical free food.

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Keeping your Sanity with Routines in Home Daycare (With free printable schedule)

Keeping your Sanity with Routines in Home Daycare (With free printable schedule)

Working out daily routines in home daycare is one of the most important things you’ll do to make your days successful. Knowing what is coming next helps everyone’s day run more smoothly. Check out this super easy way to plan your schedule and even get a free printable version of what’s worked for me for 23 years of home daycare. There is nothing more important than a daily schedule for kids.

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Ultimate List of Gifts for Preschoolers

The Ultimate Gifts Guide for Preschoolers

Thinking of gifts for preschoolers can sometimes be tricky. It’s hard when you don’t have small children in your home to know what they would like and what is safe for them. I have been caring for preschool age children for 23 years and I have some great ideas to share with you to help you get something the child will love.

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Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Do you need inspiration to come up with great breakfast ideas for your new childcare menu? Here are a few that might spark some ideas in your head and make your meal planning easier for the new CACFP meal requirements in October, 2017. Click here to see them.

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