Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Grand Re-Opening!

Well, I've decided to open up the home daycare again. It's more by necessity than anything else, but really, I think it will be a good thing.

In the current economy, the bonuses that we count on from my husbands' job, have been cut. That's a big chunk missing-and one we usually use to pay down credit cards or to have extra for projects around the house. Those being gone, at least for now, means I need to pick up the slack. I've tried to think of a hundred things I could do, but it all boils back down to being available for my girls, which is the whole reason I'm at home in the first place. Like today for example. My youngest is home with a mysterious fever (I blame the big 6 year old molars I see emerging from her back gums!)and luckily I can BE home.

So, I've retyped and revamped my contract. I've put out some feelers to neighbours and friends to spread the word or keep their eye out for anyone asking about childcare. I've placed a few free ads. I hope I get some calls soon, and I hope I meet families that are compatible with me and my childcare philosophy.

I haven't bought any equipment or done any extra safety measures in my home yet. I'll wait until I know my clientele and what ages I need to protect. I'm hoping just to keep it small, two to three kids, plus my two of course.

I know that I'll miss what I am losing, such as going to the gym three weekday mornings a week with my husband. Or just having that time, alone, with him. We use it to talk and discuss and to plan. But I think we'll gain the sense of peace that an extra salary again will bring, plus what the extra finances will allow us to accomplish. The gym will have to be evenings and weekends I guess. And that's okay. (well, unless I start gaining weight and not working out and then I'll be upset!)

All in all, I think this will be good for me. It'll get me motivated and engaged again. I can still write in my "off" hours, it'll just force me to be more disciplined.

Now, I just need some clients!!! I hope and pray for some good news and a positive group-soon!
Wish me luck!


  1. Hmmm, weird I missed reading this one so when read about the decision in a later blogpost, it caught me by surprise. Good luck with the daycare, you're great at it!!

  2. I'm right there with ya!!! Wishing you tons and tons of luck!!