My Craigslist Jackpot!

From free, to used, to new, to a date, to services, even a job  Craigslist is the place to go and see what you can find.   It takes time and it takes a couple creeper run ins to actually find what you may be looking for, or similar to.    For the last month and a half I’ve been on a search for used daycare items to help with the growth of our Family Home Daycare.    I ran into no response people after having contact with them, right up to stalkers searching me out on Facebook.     

Finally I came across a wonderful woman who was closing her daycare!   We spoke on the phone Friday night for over an hour.  I advised her of my wants and needs of things to buy.   I had to sit on Saturday while she had a walk through trusting her that the things I claimed to buy would not be sold.   She lived well over an hour from our house.   Eric just so happened to be working close to her on Saturday.  I also informed her that I had a $100 budget.   I put trust in this stranger to pack together items worth all my money.   

This is my pile before we picked it up and got it home to look through.

I was like a kid at Christmas receiveing this pic!    But that wasn’t the half of what she put in there.   Here you go a few peeks of my Craigslist jackpot.☺️

We started unloading into our Daycare above.    She donated book from her daycare to us.

The craft supplies were endless.   And the amount of educational homeschool books provided to us was incrediable! 

She gave me Tons of plates and cups, and bibs, and silverware.    And donated all the extra clothes.   

I also received a 15 slot organizer for all the NYS daycare certification paperwork she handed off to me.      I was more then happy with my purchase and the trust I put in her.   There are true people out there and ones willing to help you succeed.   All of this and knowledge she gave regarding getting my certification was a blessing.     

The cost alone for childcare for a parent is tough..   My job brings so many rewards to be able to watch children grow and teach them to learn  all the while providing a safe clean environment for them to spend their days while their parents work.  

I truly hope this all comes into play this year. Childcare tax credit.


About Freakouts & Funnies

I am a stay at home mom and childcare provider. My daughter Emily is 3yrs old and my son Noah is 5yrs old. Everyday is a learning experience for me, and for them also. I have the best soon to be husband any woman can ask for in her life. Eric truly is my rock and support system during our journey through life's moments together. We believe in our home that God,Family, love & positive energy are the foundation to a healthy happy home. I started blogging to assist me in making a decision on homeschooling my children. I have yet to try it. But it's something I feel passionately about doing. Just a little goal of mine 😉. I had a career in the automobile industry as a Finance & Inusrance manager for 15 yrs. Having Emily and Noah changed my direction in life. Finally I ended my struggle I had inside of giving up my career and become a stay at home mom. Best decision I ever made 😍. I run a in home childcare operation for work now. Everyday something new happens and seeing children smile makes feel perfect about my decision. I get to watch my children grow also. Join us on our journey of #freakoutsandfunnies.
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2 Responses to My Craigslist Jackpot!

  1. Joy says:

    Wow, that’s quite the jackpot! Very cool and blessings to you and to your daycare fairy godmother.

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  2. It definitely made me smile a lot.


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