Thursday, July 31, 2014

& then there was one

Tonight I received a message that changed things a little bit.

The woman who I was partnering with to do daycare has had a change of heart.

It helped me to think of the pro's before the con's.

  • I don't have to try and figure out tax stuff with having an "employee".
  • I don't have to consult with anyone before making any daycare related decisions. 
  • I don't have to worry about our relationship going sour from working together 50 hours a week. 
  • I don't have to split the money with anyone. 
  • Not having a back-up for sickness and vacations. 
  • Not having an extra set of eyes during the day.
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I'm still going to open this daycare and I hope I'll look back feeling happy with my decision to make this huge leap! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wishing I had kept Rex's baby gear..

I haven't posted in a while because life has pretty much taken over. I've been awful by not making my blog a priority since I really do love it so much. What a better way to get back into the swing of things with a [somewhat] huge announcement?!

Drum roll please!

I'm applying for an in home daycare license!

Not what you thought I would say?

So yes, I'm really wishing I had kept Rex's baby gear because I could really use a baby swing, highchair, bouncy seat, etc. for the daycare.

It was a little sudden how this came about. Let me explain.

I've been watching a little 4 year old girl for the past couple of weeks and it's been an absolute blast! We're all loving having her around. Plus, I've also interviewed/met with another family who needs short term care coming up this fall. It kind of got my wheels turning. What if I really did this for a LIVING and not just an extra few bucks?

We had a get together at our place with family and friends and a couple brought up how they can't start trying to have kids until she has a day job. I threw it out there: "What if we started a daycare?!" That way I could still stay home with the kids, they could start their family and she could bring her kids to work PLUS by doing this together we can have each others back when one of us is sick, on maternity leave, wants to go on vacation, etc. so that the daycare families wouldn't be left in a scramble. She LOVED the idea! Even said that she's always wanted to do daycare! So, that was that!

I have been doing nothing but research since. I had NO IDEA how long of a process this would be and how much training is required. It's going to be tough and stressful at times but it will be so worth it.

Now, this daycare needs a name and I'm open to suggestions! Once we get a name picked out then I can start our daycare blog to share this journey with everyone. Have any ideas?!