Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Changes!

Changes are good! 

I have been doing daycare since 2006, and I love being able to impact children's lives!
I love being able to 'play' with toys and kids all day. 
I love being my own boss!
I love being able to stay home with my kids!
I loved working with my SIL for the past year and a half.'s time for a change!

 My SIL had her adorable son....
 {my sweet nephew Caleb}
and decided to watch one of the families we watch together, out of her home. 
{it is SO convenient to be able to be at home, while working, and she wanted that convenience}

We still have 2 other families that we care for.
So when the new year started, I changed my hours and tweaked a few things. As a result of me changing my hours, my new hours didn't work with one of the families, so they ended up finding another daycare. That leaves the family that I have been watching since the little girl (Kendall) was 6 months old.

Chase, Kendall (6 mos., and Abby
Abby and Kendall (3 yrs)

Kendall and Abby are BFF's! They love playing together and they also have dance class together.
Kendall's mom and I get along very well and have a mutual love for Acapulco (the restaurant). She is also expecting and is due in June. 

Here is the change...

I am going to just watch Kendall (and her sibling, when he/she arrives). This will give me the allowance to take the kids places and not be stuck home all day. Come fall, we will be able to go to story time at the library, the play park and open gym time with Kendall, Kenzie, my baby and Kendall's sibling, while Chase and Abby are at school. My days will be less chaotic and more one on one time!

 I am one happy mama! I can't wait to see what the summer and fall bring with smaller numbers.
{It's kinda like back to my nannying days, so much fun!}


Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

That sounds like a great change for you and your family!

Amy said...

I sure wish I could do what you are doing. I just had a baby and took 5 weeks off. A family I had for 3 years decided 5 weeks was too long and went elsewhere. Broke my heart after 3 years and also another family of 2 years. I sure took one huge pay cut. I wish I could watch one family and make it easier to go places but my checkbook says I can't. I too have been doing daycare as long as you! Hope it works out well for you. Will you keep your daycare license just in case? I think you're in the metro area- the hubs and I talked about moving there but I was told it could take up to a year and a half to get a daycare license.

Laura said...

How nice! I think you'll love this change and being able to go do so many things!

Candice said...

It will be so easy...only 4 kids to lug around! ;P

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