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Forum: Daycare operators 04-04-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By MamaPigg
Hi! I used what I called a "rhythm", rather than...

Hi! I used what I called a "rhythm", rather than a daily schedule. I felt that following a "schedule" would require strict times for each activity, which I didn't believe was good for the children or...
Forum: Daycare operators 04-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By MamaPigg
stairs and daycare

Can you put up a mesh screen around the slats? There are mesh screens made of flexible plastic and made of metal. The really hard thing, IMO, about stairs, is that you often have to make them "ugly"...
Forum: Tips for Saving Money 06-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,539
Posted By MamaPigg
I coupon, too. I don't save as much as the ladies...

I coupon, too. I don't save as much as the ladies on the TLC show, but I think that's because I try very hard not to buy a lot of prepared foods. Regarding buying huge quantities of a product, such...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-14-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By MamaPigg
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Help/Support/Advice/Prayers 06-14-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By MamaPigg
She is right. I prayed for him.

She is right. I prayed for him.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By MamaPigg
I have some work that you may be interested in....

I have some work that you may be interested in. Please PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-06-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By MamaPigg
ITA! Plus, if you are really into...

ITA!

Plus, if you are really into couponing, (like I am) you want to get coupons every week, either by printing or subscribing to a newspaper. The reason is because a really good sale might occur...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-06-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By MamaPigg
Thanks for the feedback bplayfui, Ccook and anng....

Thanks for the feedback bplayfui, Ccook and anng. I appreciate it. I submitted a title clarification to the helpdesk. Now I know better for the future.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-06-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By MamaPigg
Thanks for the feedback, Anng. Perhaps I...

Thanks for the feedback, Anng.

Perhaps I accepted the wrong type of article.

I just recvd a rewrite request today. They've asked me to write the article as if 2 topics were opposites being...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-06-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By MamaPigg
Red face I'm new to DS, too. But have accepted my 1st 3. ...

I'm new to DS, too. But have accepted my 1st 3. Even though 1 was rejected (grrr) ad the others have been submitted, I can't accept anymore. So it appears that after 3 are completed...
Forum: Daycare operators 05-23-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,552
Posted By MamaPigg
Hi scrappydy, You're located not too far...

Hi scrappydy,

You're located not too far from me...I'm in Nor Cal! Your 1st step is to call Community Care Licensing to request a date to attend Licensed Day Care orientation. Community Care...
Forum: Daycare operators 05-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By MamaPigg
Hi Mharky, When I started in this business I...

Hi Mharky, When I started in this business I offered 24 hr care. As a daycare provider, consider the impact on your family and home life and structure your business policies accordingly.

For...
Forum: Help/Support/Advice/Prayers 04-16-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By MamaPigg
Thank you for the uplifting thoughts!!

Thank you for the uplifting thoughts!!
Forum: Real Estate 09-08-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By MamaPigg
I took my classes online - all of them, even for...

I took my classes online - all of them, even for my Broker's license here in California. Here, there are a few specialty real estate schools - a large local brokerage might be able to direct you to...
Forum: Real Estate 09-08-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By MamaPigg
I took my classes online - all of them, even for...

I took my classes online - all of them, even for my Broker's license here in California. Here, there are a few specialty real estate schools - a large local brokerage might be able to direct you to...
Forum: Real Estate 09-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By MamaPigg
Dugsmom - Good for you for getting out there,...

Dugsmom - Good for you for getting out there, marketing yourself and evaluating your results. I think you are doing the right things. But, I think you should SYSTEMIZE your efforts. By this I mean,...
Forum: Real Estate 09-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By MamaPigg
Is there a job market for new agents? I am...

Is there a job market for new agents?
I am currently a teacher but in my area the job market for teachers is pretty terrible. More layoffs than anything else. My husband just got laid off (a teacher...
Forum: Daycare operators 05-25-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By MamaPigg
InTouch sounds good. When I ran my daycare, I...

InTouch sounds good. When I ran my daycare, I sometimes used individuals such as yourself to teach me (and a small group of friends) CPR/1st Aid.

G/L!
Forum: Daycare operators 05-25-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By MamaPigg
I second what the OP's said. I'll also add that...

I second what the OP's said. I'll also add that you should make sure that your craigslist ad pops. You can use HTML, pics and links to your daycare website on there.

I had a website for my...
Forum: Online Auctions & Wholesale 10-26-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,914
Posted By MamaPigg
Wow! This is a GREAT thread. Thanks MrsWAHM and...

Wow! This is a GREAT thread. Thanks MrsWAHM and Ebay Coach. My story is that I've been in sales & WAH businesses for 10 years. This past year, I ventured into amazon used book sales- it was fun to...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 08-17-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By MamaPigg
---The lazy days of summer have set in and I...

---The lazy days of summer have set in and I haven't felt like doing anything for a few weeks

---I need to take my kids school shopping ugh! and thanks for not putting me on the camera, (; but...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 08-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By MamaPigg
Cut up fruits and veggies are great! For the...

Cut up fruits and veggies are great!
For the 4th of July we had a get together and I made a salad from:
brown rice
salsa
chopped bell pepper
chopped celery
fresh corn
black beans
garbonzo...
Forum: Daycare operators 07-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By MamaPigg
In my area, many successful home day care...

In my area, many successful home day care providers advertise on craigslist. Most providers place a link to their website in the ad. Some include pics. But, yes craigslist has become a haven for scam...
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By MamaPigg
Please put it into plainspeak. (:

Please put it into plainspeak. (:
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By MamaPigg
Brent's point about your DH is correct - you have...

Brent's point about your DH is correct - you have to be in agreement. Are you divorcing? Can you get a court order that he has to help make the payments?
If not, you may be stuck catching it up by...
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By MamaPigg
I think it's a good time to get into real estate....

I think it's a good time to get into real estate. If you can find a way to make it now, you'll always be able to make it. (;

You have to work a lot and you have to adapt and you have to use...
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By MamaPigg
As a new agent - I reccommed open houses in your...

As a new agent - I reccommed open houses in your "home" or target area. Buy a lot of open house signs with your name on them and have them out every weekend - and maybe during the week - people will...
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By MamaPigg
I reccommed TinaMC's book- She's a veteran wah...

I reccommed TinaMC's book- She's a veteran wah Mommy. I'm a broker and work from home. I utilize independently contracted assistants to help me.
Some Real Estate niches that have proven profitable...
Forum: Real Estate 07-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By MamaPigg
I sell foreclosures for banks and would love to...

I sell foreclosures for banks and would love to give you all some insight into this niche. It's true that many listings are not "maid cleaned" that's the term I use to refer to the diffeence between...
Forum: Real Estate 01-22-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By MamaPigg
I am not a loan officer and this might be...

I am not a loan officer and this might be dependent on your particular state-I'm in CA, but in my area most loan officer positions are 100% commission or abit higher than you indicatedfor a salaried...
Forum: Real Estate 01-21-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MamaPigg
In my state, CA, if you miss payments and go into...

In my state, CA, if you miss payments and go into "default", the foreclosure process has begun and will be reflected on your credit report even if you never lose your home and stay in it.
That's...
Forum: Real Estate 01-16-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MamaPigg
A short sale is a process a borrower goes through...

A short sale is a process a borrower goes through to try to get the bank who owns the home to approve the sale at fair market value when fair market value is less than the amount needed to pay off...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 01-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By MamaPigg
The position has been filled. If anyone else...

The position has been filled. If anyone else wants to send their resume to me forreview,email your resume to humanresources@smprealestatedotcom . When we have aneed, I'll contact you.
Thanks!Edited...
Forum: Real Estate 01-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By MamaPigg
Hi WAHM's and Dads! The position has been...

Hi WAHM's and Dads!

The position has been filled. If anyone else wants to send their resume to me forreview,email your resume to humanresources@smprealestatedotcom . When we have aneed, I'll...
Forum: Real Estate 11-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By MamaPigg
You dohave to find a broker who will allow you to...

You dohave to find a broker who will allow you to do them.The letter of the law in CA issomewhat gray on this.
Forum: Real Estate 11-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By MamaPigg
I just want to escho jbing's sentiments. I do...

I just want to escho jbing's sentiments. I do BPO's from home and we process right around the number of orders that jbing mentioned each week. An excellent recource is agentsonline.net there is a...
Forum: Daycare operators 11-30-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By MamaPigg
It depends on your business model. WhenI had...

It depends on your business model. WhenI had "expendable" schoolage spots-like the spots were extras to my income, I might not charge anything to hold a space, as long as the month they were...
Forum: Daycare operators 11-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By MamaPigg
Some providers would simply decline a family with...

Some providers would simply decline a family with that many kids. One reason I've been told providers do this is to avoid having to replace that many kids at one time of the family leaves.
Many in...
Forum: Daycare operators 11-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By MamaPigg
Lizzy, I know this is an old thread, but I love...

Lizzy, I know this is an old thread, but I love your creative and cheapideas.

I used to give parents discounts, too. What I did was charge parents weekly, but provide an incentiveto those who...
Forum: Daycare operators 11-08-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By MamaPigg
Center rations are 12:1 or 3:36 for 2 thru...

Center rations are 12:1 or 3:36 for 2 thru schoolage. Home is up to 8:1 or 12:2 for age 2 thru school age. The number she quoted is well within the guidelines.
...
Forum: Daycare operators 10-09-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By MamaPigg
Hey Tiffany, That is not cool. Hopefully it...

Hey Tiffany,

That is not cool. Hopefully it is not someone in your area. If it is, I would contact them.

Here is a free html code that disables the right click and copy option from internet...
Forum: Daycare operators 10-09-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By MamaPigg
I used to charge 1 week of tuition to hold a...

I used to charge 1 week of tuition to hold a space for less than 1 month. This was applied to the 1st week the child began and non refundable.

To hold an space for more than 1 month, I'd want 1...
Forum: Daycare operators 10-09-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By MamaPigg
In 7 years, Ialways locked my door. CA licensing...

In 7 years, Ialways locked my door. CA licensing laws require large family day care homes have a special door knob that will not allow the door to be locked from the inside-kids are required to be...
Forum: Daycare operators 10-09-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By MamaPigg
I reccomend determining your costs to do business...

I reccomend determining your costs to do business prior to deciding your rates. There are some great boks to help you with this. Even toilet paper, soap and increased utilities, self employment...
Forum: Daycare operators 10-09-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By MamaPigg
In California, I have paid as much as 100 for my...

In California, I have paid as much as 100 for my 1st year of infant child and adult cpr and the health and safety 1 time class through the Red Cross.

I have also paid as much as about 60 for 1...
Forum: Real Estate 08-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By MamaPigg
Hello, I have a very simple question. I hate...

Hello,
I have a very simple question. I hate to ask it, but it is late and I can't think of how to google the information this late at night. I am a real estate broker and am interested in learning...
Forum: Real Estate 08-05-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By MamaPigg
I am a work at home mom in real estate, Tina. I...

I am a work at home mom in real estate, Tina. I remember coming on here when I was a newly licensed agent in 2004 and looking to you for advice, since your posts had so much wisdom in them. (:

I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By MamaPigg
Hi Ladies, I'm new to this section, but have...

Hi Ladies,
I'm new to this section, but have been a member of this board for several years and frequently post onthe childcare provider and real estate boards.

I have considered making the...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By MamaPigg
The reason why the "gifted" label is needed is...

The reason why the "gifted" label is needed is because some kids are not challenged by the same thing as the rest of the class and every teacher is not skilled at differentiating curriculum.

In a...
Forum: Daycare operators 07-01-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By MamaPigg
Accreditation is available through the...

Accreditation is available through the http://www.NAFCC.org- that is the national association of family child care. It is very beneficial (http://www.nafcc.org/accreditation/benefits.asp) for those...
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