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03-04-2021 10:53 AM
Unregistered One of my kids who doesnít talk much started talking up storm, hasnít stopped talking since. This week he gave me a sneaky look and teasingly told me, ďMs. Sara, youíre a monkey!!Ē It was so funny!!
02-09-2021 12:39 PM
Cat Herder
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Re-licensed through ZOOM this morning.....had scanned in my documentation last week so it only took about 30 minutes.....throw in the new formatted assessment and I'm done! Our state is making so many 'positive' changes built around relationships between state departments and I'm in hopes this continues!
Nice. I am so glad to hear it is improving.
02-09-2021 11:37 AM
Annalee Re-licensed through ZOOM this morning.....had scanned in my documentation last week so it only took about 30 minutes.....throw in the new formatted assessment and I'm done! Our state is making so many 'positive' changes built around relationships between state departments and I'm in hopes this continues!
01-29-2021 06:27 AM
Josiegirl Sometimes it's the small things we need to grab onto in life to make us happy and appreciate each day.
This a.m. watching 3 males/2 female cardinals at my feeders did that for me.
Yesterday it was watching a couple dozen turkeys wandering around my sister's yard.

Enjoy your day everyone! And if nothing else, it's Friday
01-26-2021 06:35 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I am back to 12 enrolled children as of yesterday......I had let three go that were prek as the school schedule is so sporadic ( simply a business decision...just wasn't working with the families nor I from a business standpoint). After many interviews.....crazy interviews and people not showing up or showing up late or whatever, I"M FULL and I kinda like getting a new group of kids.
Congrats!! I love that feeling. I still have another year with this group and it feels stale. I am so ready for a new group.
01-26-2021 05:49 AM
Annalee I am back to 12 enrolled children as of yesterday......I had let three go that were prek as the school schedule is so sporadic ( simply a business decision...just wasn't working with the families nor I from a business standpoint). After many interviews.....crazy interviews and people not showing up or showing up late or whatever, I"M FULL and I kinda like getting a new group of kids.
01-22-2021 01:57 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by e.j. View Post
I don't know either of you but just reading what you posted made me feel happier!
01-22-2021 01:40 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
So much of my thoughts are 'negative' these days but putting that aside to say......My MOM is 72 today.....spunky, healthy, and I'm thankful she's MY MOM!
I don't know either of you but just reading what you posted made me feel happier!
01-22-2021 12:39 PM
Annalee So much of my thoughts are 'negative' these days but putting that aside to say......My MOM is 72 today.....spunky, healthy, and I'm thankful she's MY MOM!
01-17-2021 07:25 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Off-day tomorrow. Isn't it amazing how nice a Sunday evening feels when you know Monday is NOT a workday?
Right?!
01-17-2021 05:29 PM
Annalee Off-day tomorrow. Isn't it amazing how nice a Sunday evening feels when you know Monday is NOT a workday?
01-10-2021 07:06 PM
Annalee My nephew that married last May informed me I'm going to be a great-aunt in August......he lives halfway between Nashville and me and (about 45 minutes from me; he works in Nashville) and told me he guessed he would have to pay an uber to get that baby to me.

His wife is a neonatal nurse and only works 3-12 hour nights a week so I'm sure they won't need daycare that much. She is very nervous as her mom had five miscarriages and she also sees some scary things in the neonatal unit....says she wishes she didn't know so much....pray it all goes well for her...she has been sick quite a bit and it's early so?
01-05-2021 07:45 AM
284878 Not really "good" but I could not find the funny thread

DS came into the kitchen to "help" me with lunch. I got supplies out including the milk, then went to work cooking. DS 2.5 kept saying "I helping, mom" I turn and look and he is filling the plate with milk. Lucky it was only one plate and I had not put any food on it yet.
01-01-2021 10:14 AM
Annalee I am working on the "POSITIVE" today! Gotta be "POSITIVE"! Did I say "POSITIVE"? Yes, focus on the "POSITIVE"!
12-28-2020 02:37 PM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
So glad you ended up getting paid. That would've been a chunk of money I'm sure. We have to remember sometimes that other people are going through their own $h!t and they've got so much on their minds as everyone does. It sounds like they're reliable; you can certainly tell the difference with clients.
It's the first time I missed it. But it was not to mu h money cause even though she was paying for 4 weeks at a time instead of 1. The kid was only comming 2 days per week. Though in January when she back from quarantine she will be starting full time.
12-28-2020 12:06 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
You Go, CH! Isn't it a shame Christmas takes so much work. I only put up the tree this time and so dreaded taking it down.....My mom REALLY decorates so she has alot to put away
I can't take the dust. It makes it so hard to clean and dust to where I need it with the decorations up. We have indoor dogs, so I get that stuff cleaned, packed and out of here as soon as I can. Minimal tchotchkes, that is how I like it.
12-28-2020 12:03 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
The tree is down.
You Go, CH! Isn't it a shame Christmas takes so much work. I only put up the tree this time and so dreaded taking it down.....My mom REALLY decorates so she has alot to put away
12-28-2020 09:54 AM
Cat Herder The tree is down.
12-25-2020 03:40 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Realized yesterday that one of my daycare families was behind in payment. They should of played on December 11. They pay for 4 weeks at once rather then a week. (I I useally remember or have my phone remind me). Mom had to go on to quartinte with kid this last week, but had actually sent payment for a couple added days.

I called today thankfully mom was great. Paid me right away and apologized. Paid for days childs in quartinte next week as well with no issue.
So glad you ended up getting paid. That would've been a chunk of money I'm sure. We have to remember sometimes that other people are going through their own $h!t and they've got so much on their minds as everyone does. It sounds like they're reliable; you can certainly tell the difference with clients.
12-24-2020 03:51 PM
Jupadia Realized yesterday that one of my daycare families was behind in payment. They should of played on December 11. They pay for 4 weeks at once rather then a week. (I I useally remember or have my phone remind me). Mom had to go on to quartinte with kid this last week, but had actually sent payment for a couple added days.

I called today thankfully mom was great. Paid me right away and apologized. Paid for days childs in quartinte next week as well with no issue.
12-21-2020 04:01 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
My new family that was to begin today brought me a four-week check; yes four weeks(I'm closed Dec 24-Jan 4) this morning and kept the child as her work-from-home schedule today would not allow for pick-up on time but wanted to make sure the spot was solidified as hers.....made me feel good being on the 'positive' end of two-in-a-row interviews.
That's great! They sound like keepers!
12-21-2020 11:57 AM
Annalee My new family that was to begin today brought me a four-week check; yes four weeks(I'm closed Dec 24-Jan 4) this morning and kept the child as her work-from-home schedule today would not allow for pick-up on time but wanted to make sure the spot was solidified as hers.....made me feel good being on the 'positive' end of two-in-a-row interviews.
12-15-2020 05:40 PM
Annalee Counting the days down....closed Dec. 24-Jan 4.
12-07-2020 07:35 AM
Cat Herder My clients who tested positive on rapid tests have been cleared. False positives, asymptomatic.

County office says we are seeing false positives at an "alarming" rate. Is changing suppliers of rapid tests.
12-03-2020 10:07 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post

I never thought I could wash my hands more than I already was. lol!

This is hard. For everyone.

I am just happy we have all found a way to stay connected and supportive of each other here!
OMG the hand-washing!! If our hands weren't the texture of sand paper by now......

And as far as having support and connectivity, I have no clue where I'd be or what shape I'd be in if not for places such as this. Even coming to see I'm not alone in a certain situation helps a bit. Yep, all kinds of struggles going on with all of us and if anyone needs to ask for help/a shoulder, I hope they do so.
12-03-2020 08:24 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Thank you for asking BC. We escaped relatively unscathed so we were the lucky ones. It's ironic because I remember last Christmas dh was sicker than a dog, our home was filled with our kids, and nobody else got what he had. As soon as he started feeling chills this time, I was on every single thing literally following him around with Lysol and Clorox, never cleaning so hard in my life. And yet it got me too. I cannot figure out germs and their transmission.
But yeh, we were extremely lucky.

As for my sister and her dh, they're still both hanging in there. He looks like a skeleton but he's still inside there somewhere. The other day she was talking on facetime with her dd, asking her where she was and dh pipes up, out of nowhere, the name of their town. This man hardly speaks anymore, or opens his eyes, is bedridden, eats very little and chokes on water, yet out of the blue something clicks again and he shows he's still with them.
Very sad journey to witness. My sister's saving grace is that she gets services from Home Health and Hospice so has someone in to help turn him every day, change the pump and catheter when needed, bathe him, counsel her. And looking back after having beat herself up for the many difficult decisions she's had to make such as do surgery or not, place him in a nursing home or not, etc., she's finally at peace with all the ones she made because for the most part he's comfortable, and he's still with her.

Sorry for going on but thanks again for asking.
No apologies necessary.... I wanted to hear it all!
I am happy everyone is feeling better! I am so sorry your sister is having to deal with so much...I imagine she is so worried about her husband that she forgets to take time for herself. I am also glad she is getting some assistance from the home health agency.

I totally understand what you mean about cleaning overkill and still getting sick. I honestly think that as we are killing and curbing the COVID germs, we are inadvertently killing the good germs we need to build our immunity. I struggle with that all the time. I try to keep things wiped down and sanitized as much as possible but I still don't feel 100% comfortable that I am doing the right thing and doing it the right way.

I never thought I could wash my hands more than I already was. lol!

This is hard. For everyone.

I am just happy we have all found a way to stay connected and supportive of each other here!
12-03-2020 03:43 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
He went to doctor Monday to get his release papers for work but they gave him another shot and are treating him for strep...his test was negative but his throat is very sore and infected-looking??

He goes back to work Monday...instead of Friday as planned..

Still taking some breathing treatments due to his coughing, etc. but happy to be out of quarantine.
Glad to hear the worst is over for him!! It's a scary virus for sure because you just never know how it's going to turn out for you and the ones you love. Take care of yourself Annalee!

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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
How are you and your DH feeling?

How is your sister and BIL doing?

Been thinking about all of you!
Thank you for asking BC. We escaped relatively unscathed so we were the lucky ones. It's ironic because I remember last Christmas dh was sicker than a dog, our home was filled with our kids, and nobody else got what he had. As soon as he started feeling chills this time, I was on every single thing literally following him around with Lysol and Clorox, never cleaning so hard in my life. And yet it got me too. I cannot figure out germs and their transmission.
But yeh, we were extremely lucky.

As for my sister and her dh, they're still both hanging in there. He looks like a skeleton but he's still inside there somewhere. The other day she was talking on facetime with her dd, asking her where she was and dh pipes up, out of nowhere, the name of their town. This man hardly speaks anymore, or opens his eyes, is bedridden, eats very little and chokes on water, yet out of the blue something clicks again and he shows he's still with them.
Very sad journey to witness. My sister's saving grace is that she gets services from Home Health and Hospice so has someone in to help turn him every day, change the pump and catheter when needed, bathe him, counsel her. And looking back after having beat herself up for the many difficult decisions she's had to make such as do surgery or not, place him in a nursing home or not, etc., she's finally at peace with all the ones she made because for the most part he's comfortable, and he's still with her.

Sorry for going on but thanks again for asking.
12-02-2020 09:37 AM
Annalee Well, I was on the cdc call but when I called the local covid hotline, it isn't in effect just yet here....so ?
12-02-2020 07:16 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
He went to doctor Monday to get his release papers for work but they gave him another shot and are treating him for strep...his test was negative but his throat is very sore and infected-looking??

He goes back to work Monday...instead of Friday as planned..

Still taking some breathing treatments due to his coughing, etc. but happy to be out of quarantine.
Sorry to hear he is still feeling so crappy but happy to hear it is improving!
12-02-2020 07:16 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
I get to visit my sister and her dh today, to offer her respite, after waiting for 2+ weeks.
How are you and your DH feeling?

How is your sister and BIL doing?

Been thinking about all of you!
12-02-2020 06:19 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
How is your dh feeling????
He went to doctor Monday to get his release papers for work but they gave him another shot and are treating him for strep...his test was negative but his throat is very sore and infected-looking??

He goes back to work Monday...instead of Friday as planned..

Still taking some breathing treatments due to his coughing, etc. but happy to be out of quarantine.
12-02-2020 03:36 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Saying a prayer that the announcement from the CDC tomorrow is lessoning the quarantine for covid exposure. If so, I'm outta here and into daycare....tomorrow is day 13 for me, but they are changing it to 7 days with negative test or 10 days with no test....either way I'm good and hoping it goes into effect immediately.
How is your dh feeling????
12-01-2020 07:37 PM
Annalee Saying a prayer that the announcement from the CDC tomorrow is lessoning the quarantine for covid exposure. If so, I'm outta here and into daycare....tomorrow is day 13 for me, but they are changing it to 7 days with negative test or 10 days with no test....either way I'm good and hoping it goes into effect immediately.
11-28-2020 09:56 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
I get to visit my sister and her dh today, to offer her respite, after waiting for 2+ weeks.
I hope you enjoy your visit and that your sister gets the break she probably needs.
11-28-2020 04:28 AM
Josiegirl I get to visit my sister and her dh today, to offer her respite, after waiting for 2+ weeks.
11-24-2020 11:59 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
You guys... I termed my problem family today. Unruly kids, and the most entitled parents ever. I'm washed with relief right now!
Congratulations!!!!

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Originally Posted by Pepperth View Post
I just had my license inspection renewal, and it was the quickest and easiest ever!! It helped that the state had me scan in all the paperwork to them ahead of time. In a little over an hour I get a much-needed 5 day break! It's been a heck of a year so far, but we've made it this far.

AWESOME! I wish the state would do that here! Last inspection it took them over 4 hours to go through our files alone.
11-24-2020 11:23 AM
Pepperth I just had my license inspection renewal, and it was the quickest and easiest ever!! It helped that the state had me scan in all the paperwork to them ahead of time. In a little over an hour I get a much-needed 5 day break! It's been a heck of a year so far, but we've made it this far.
11-24-2020 11:09 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
You guys... I termed my problem family today. Unruly kids, and the most entitled parents ever. I'm washed with relief right now!
Congrats!!! Feels great doesn't it? The air is fresher, the sky is brighter, food tastes' better....
11-24-2020 10:33 AM
CenterTeacher20 You guys... I termed my problem family today. Unruly kids, and the most entitled parents ever. I'm washed with relief right now!
11-06-2020 09:53 AM
DaveA I had been slow/ procrastinating selling a bunch of my daycare stuff. For once being not on task worked out well. A family friend ended up taking a baby for foster care. They had nothing for an infant as their kids are older. I was able to basically set them up with a "full kit" for a baby.
10-16-2020 11:31 AM
CenterTeacher20 Annual re-licensing is done for the year!!!!
10-14-2020 06:52 PM
Annalee Well, during my quarantine, I have cleaned my basement and now everyone will 'think' I have covid even if I don't....the coughing sneezing isn't good on a bad bladder either

Trying to be a little positive during this whole '2020' thing....like a roller coaster of emotions!
09-29-2020 11:59 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
My niece called me mid week last week having trouble getting her 6 month old to lay in her bed in her own room and asking for help.....I shared "time is of the essence and it may take several nights of crying but it is for the betterment of the child to get her in her own bed, especially since a sibling is on the way". She wanted to bring her to me but I suggested me staying at her house instead so it would be the child's bed. Well, anyway, she decided it was her responsibility and she would take care of it.

Fast forward to near a week later and three nights (Wed, Thurs, Fri) of screaming and she went to sleep wonderfully Saturday night on her own and only woke up once for a bottle. I had been keeping her about once a week as my niece is working from home due to covid since March. Upon my suggestion, she has come this week every day and has laid in her bed at nap sleeping.

So proud of my niece as this was very difficult for her but she is so thankful as she said she had forgotten what a good nights sleep felt like but now she remembers.
Forgot the funny part during all of this.....she texts me all the time and one nights she text that "if I'm gonna have to go in there every five-seven minutes to re-assure her, then I'm just gonna crawl under the crib to sleep so I don't have to walk so far"....I told her that was not something to say to someone with a good bladder but especially not to an aunt that has a bad bladder because I just had an accident all over myself when I read that....
09-29-2020 11:47 AM
Annalee My niece called me mid week last week having trouble getting her 6 month old to lay in her bed in her own room and asking for help.....I shared "time is of the essence and it may take several nights of crying but it is for the betterment of the child to get her in her own bed, especially since a sibling is on the way". She wanted to bring her to me but I suggested me staying at her house instead so it would be the child's bed. Well, anyway, she decided it was her responsibility and she would take care of it.

Fast forward to near a week later and three nights (Wed, Thurs, Fri) of screaming and she went to sleep wonderfully Saturday night on her own and only woke up once for a bottle. I had been keeping her about once a week as my niece is working from home due to covid since March. Upon my suggestion, she has come this week every day and has laid in her bed at nap sleeping.

So proud of my niece as this was very difficult for her but she is so thankful as she said she had forgotten what a good nights sleep felt like but now she remembers.
09-27-2020 11:12 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Glad you’re finding some fun in this year
Those kinds of mental health breaks are soooo needed right now

My go-to sports have been running a partial season with only half the regular participants involved so not even worth watching .
In the after-game press conference, our coach began with no matter how it goes "win or lose this year" in college football that these student athletes are inspirational as they are not able to be normal as they sit in dorm rooms with school work but these students still competed and maintained a level of normalcy however, the "mental health" could not be measured. His speech from last night has drawn attention today because it really put things in perspective. Mental health for us can not be measured per se with stats like the covid counts that are sent out daily here in my state and I'm sure other states as well. His speech definitely stuck with me as I was only thinking about the botched punts, poor-thrown passes, etc. But these coaches are having to be more than coaches this year and those play making mistakes were not the priority after that game from the coach's standpoint.
09-27-2020 08:21 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I enjoyed the upsets and excited we won in a VERY not-so-pretty game.
Glad youíre finding some fun in this year
Those kinds of mental health breaks are soooo needed right now

My go-to sports have been running a partial season with only half the regular participants involved so not even worth watching .
09-27-2020 08:18 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
College Gameday!!!!!!!

Touchdown! Give Him Six!

The pounding running game!

The elite receivers!

A FUN day for my family.......lots of food....and good times
.
I enjoyed the upsets and excited we won in a VERY not-so-pretty game.
09-26-2020 09:29 AM
Annalee College Gameday!!!!!!!

Touchdown! Give Him Six!

The pounding running game!

The elite receivers!

A FUN day for my family.......lots of food....and good times
.
08-12-2020 07:32 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by jeffersonksv View Post
eu tambťm gosto demais desses tůpicos para desabafar.
The positive thread is indeed more enjoyable, but the venting thread is also very useful in stress management.
08-07-2020 02:28 PM
AmyKidsCo ALL my kiddos napped today, and BOTH infants slept 2 straight hours! Usually the most I can get from one is 1 1/2 hours, even when he skips his AM nap. Happy Friday to me!
06-11-2020 08:25 AM
Annalee Today is my Friday!
06-11-2020 06:00 AM
CeriBear
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Originally Posted by Baby Beluga View Post
I say goodbye to one of my all time favorite DCK's today. He is aging out to kinder and it is super bittersweet. I am sad to see him leave, but am excited for his new adventure ahead.

This family is the sweetest, most wholesome, generally all around awesome people. And it shows in their children's dispositions. I wish I could clone this little dude. He is going places, and is going to absolutely rock at kinder
I had a girl like this a few of years ago. She was the sweetest and kindest kid Iíve ever had and her mom, dad, and both sets of grandparents were amazing. Such a great family. I was so sad when she left to go to kindergarten.
Well this summer she returned to our centers summer school age program. She is now 7 and still the same sweet girl as when she was 4.

Yesterday was a rough day but one of my new students told me that she loves the way I read books during circle time better than her last teacher. I like to change my voice to pretend I am the different characters. Apparently Ms. Ceri is ďthe most awesomest ď reader in the world.
05-29-2020 07:24 AM
CountryRoads My last Friday until September!

My Friday group is so small in the summers, so I decided to go to a M-TH week so I can spend more time with my kids.

I had one dcm make a comment about it last night, but oh well. Not my problem you have no back-up care

I'm so excited!
05-19-2020 09:32 AM
Baby Beluga I say goodbye to one of my all time favorite DCK's today. He is aging out to kinder and it is super bittersweet. I am sad to see him leave, but am excited for his new adventure ahead.

This family is the sweetest, most wholesome, generally all around awesome people. And it shows in their children's dispositions. I wish I could clone this little dude. He is going places, and is going to absolutely rock at kinder
05-16-2020 12:45 PM
Annalee I know we should have done most of this sooner but the roller coaster of covid 19 has had me side-tracked since March.

BUT TODAY, my oldest son and I pressure washed the things in the daycare playground and finally getting some things put together from my grant earlier in the year.

Got the sticks and other debris out of the yard from all the storms we've had lately.

Still have some materials to put together from the grant, and some steps to be made for our front porch entrance but

I feel it's starting to come together!
04-22-2020 05:15 AM
Cat Herder Faith restored. <3 Written by a 20-something.

In response to "Well, I am not going back to work. It is too dangerous for me."

"that fine and thatís your prerogative, but when people are complaining that the government isnít handing out money fast enough and failing to realize that the process consists of other people having to go to work to make that happen, itís just a little ironic. The article said they have people working 7 days a week for this. 1) they are still going to work everyday even though there may be a risk. 2) imagine if they all decided it was too dangerous for them to go to work and caused even more delays in government money. It takes people to make stuff happen in this world, and if nobody was willing to work, imagine what would happen. There is always inherent risk to anything. If a person chooses to stay home, go for it, but then donít complain when people working arenít catering to your needs on your timeline."
03-19-2020 03:59 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
All but a few of our DCF's work for/at the local hospital in tons of different departments, some are nurses, some are managers of things and some are in marketing. Today, some of the non-nurses showed up at daycare and surprised everyone. They took a trip to costco and brought us a ton of extra snacks and supplies and water bottles, etc. The kids were so excited to see their moms, they expressed how grateful they are that we are still open and doing everything we can for them. It was a really great moment Even snapped a few pictures that may be posted to the Hospitals facebook page and website! That seriously made my day
That's amazing! I love hearing stories like this where people show such thoughtfulness and generosity.
03-19-2020 11:59 AM
CenterTeacher20 All but a few of our DCF's work for/at the local hospital in tons of different departments, some are nurses, some are managers of things and some are in marketing. Today, some of the non-nurses showed up at daycare and surprised everyone. They took a trip to costco and brought us a ton of extra snacks and supplies and water bottles, etc. The kids were so excited to see their moms, they expressed how grateful they are that we are still open and doing everything we can for them. It was a really great moment Even snapped a few pictures that may be posted to the Hospitals facebook page and website! That seriously made my day
03-03-2020 03:34 AM
Josiegirl Yesterday was a lot of fun! But I'm still glad I don't do this 5x a week and have no idea how I did it before I retired. I had my 2 former dcgs over for the day yesterday. They were really good(mostly, Lol, they're sisters after all) and we did so much together. It was nice to see them again and I love them dearly.
02-26-2020 08:15 AM
Ariana Stood my ground and told a family who wanted to drop down to part time 2 days a week due to maternity leave that I could only accommodate 3 days per week . I run a business, not a charity and 3 days is more than I need to accommodate
02-10-2020 01:28 PM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
While the weather has been terrible for the past couple of days, snow and freezing rain, it's ended up being absolutely gorgeous outside. The trees are all encased in a blanket of ice and snow, everything appears white and pure again instead of the brown snow we'd had.
I love the stark contrast of colors with the new pure white snow and the birds at the feeders. It's the little things in life we need to appreciate each day.
I love this.
02-10-2020 12:14 PM
Cat Herder Congratulations and good luck going forward.
02-10-2020 12:08 PM
dolores Congrats to you ! Inspections can be so nerve wracking! We had an unannounced visit last week. They spent 2.5 hours going through everything but luckily we did well too. Be prepared at all times.
02-10-2020 11:34 AM
SpringBear Just had my first licensing visit and the worst (and only) thing they found was that I didn't have medical scissors in my first aid kit. Should be licensed by March!
02-08-2020 09:26 AM
Josiegirl While the weather has been terrible for the past couple of days, snow and freezing rain, it's ended up being absolutely gorgeous outside. The trees are all encased in a blanket of ice and snow, everything appears white and pure again instead of the brown snow we'd had.
I love the stark contrast of colors with the new pure white snow and the birds at the feeders. It's the little things in life we need to appreciate each day.
01-17-2020 01:32 PM
Cat Herder
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Passport renewed -
Airline tickets purchased -

Ireland, here we come (in September! ) -

I am so excited to start planning this trip!
You are going to love it
01-17-2020 01:23 PM
Msdunny Passport renewed -
Airline tickets purchased -

Ireland, here we come (in September! ) -

I am so excited to start planning this trip!
01-13-2020 12:16 PM
Annalee
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I am being pushed to complete the associates, but it won't bring me any more pay, stars or grants. They would have to pay tuition upfront for me to even consider it. I already have a degree in another field they won't count.
We have a program here that pays for us. During my time, I had to pay the extra for the online classes because that's the path I took with the exception of 6 classes. Now, I think providers pay $50 per class to attend physically; plus the excess if doing the online class????? AND yes, no extra pay or grants or whatever.

ETA: there are grants here, but everyone else has the same access I have despite my education.
01-13-2020 12:10 PM
Cat Herder
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The local college here doesnít offer the tech certificate so I went on to get my associates after the CDA. I have renewed once but am not renewing in June this year as it is too much hassle. My associates degree carries me now on my report card. I have heard whispers of change coming that I really like but am afraid to trust just yet.
I am being pushed to complete the associates, but it won't bring me any more pay, stars or grants. They would have to pay tuition upfront for me to even consider it. I already have a degree in another field they won't count.
01-13-2020 12:07 PM
Annalee
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I started with the CDA, but the continuous renewal requirements were cost and time prohibitive so I completed the TCC (technical certificate of completion) in two semesters. The TCC is once and done. https://www.cdacouncil.org/storage/d...hic_020119.pdf
The local college here doesnít offer the tech certificate so I went on to get my associates after the CDA. I have renewed once but am not renewing in June this year as it is too much hassle. My associates degree carries me now on my report card. I have heard whispers of change coming that I really like but am afraid to trust just yet.
01-13-2020 11:43 AM
Cat Herder
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I agree with you with that these 'recommended' certifications will begin to be required of family daycares over time. Except for the out of pocket expense I don't mind it, as it improves the quality of your program...but $7K though!? The CDA is pushed in New York. Hope it does not cost as much
I started with the CDA, but the continuous renewal requirements were cost and time prohibitive so I completed the TCC (technical certificate of completion) in two semesters. The TCC is once and done. https://www.cdacouncil.org/storage/d...hic_020119.pdf
01-13-2020 10:10 AM
dolores
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Like every other program that started out as optional, here, this will become mandatory so I decided to get in on the first wave in the sincere hope that by the time it is mandatory I will be well versed and competent in it. They (trainers, mentors, inspectors, CCR&R) let us know quite regularly that this won't be optional much longer.
I agree with you with that these 'recommended' certifications will begin to be required of family daycares over time. Except for the out of pocket expense I don't mind it, as it improves the quality of your program...but $7K though!? The CDA is pushed in New York. Hope it does not cost as much
01-13-2020 08:32 AM
Msdunny My sick sisters have been asked to stay home for the week, another dcg is out with a fever, 1 year dcg isn't coming until 11 today, so my one dcb and I are watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on a rainy, yucky day! Thankful for this on a Monday!
01-12-2020 06:46 AM
Cat Herder
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My first time posting in this section!

The family that I have been begging to take their kid to see an SLP finally had the appointment. The SLP reiterated EVERYTHING that I had been telling them and is not ruling out ASD (which is my suspicion as well). It was a long 6 months of discussing her issues over and over and fighting an uphill battle against family members and others who know nothing about child development...but am glad they finally went.

The first family who has ever taken my advice to go see an SLP and I am so grateful they went and the kid will get help.

That is awesome. You did an amazing thing for this kid.
01-12-2020 06:45 AM
Cat Herder
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Congratulations CH !!! Must be a relief getting that done! Are you required to complete the QRIS or is it optional? If optional, why did you chose to do it?
It is optional, but our state advertises it in print and on tv continuously so if you don't participate private pay clients are less likely to enroll. Also, if you intend to accept subsidy, you must be enrolled. I don't plan on it, but if one of my current clients needed a subsidy I would like to have the option. Why burn bridges?

Like every other program that started out as optional, here, this will become mandatory so I decided to get in on the first wave in the sincere hope that by the time it is mandatory I will be well versed and competent in it. They (trainers, mentors, inspectors, CCR&R) let us know quite regularly that this won't be optional much longer.

I really do enjoy the training classes and seek them out for my own interest, so that portion of the process was enjoyable for me. College was two nights each week away from my family for two semesters and a lot of homework time, though. That was a heavy cost to me as I had teens at the time, their last few years at home. They learned by watching me struggle with college after 40, too, so not all was lost on that. They do not give credit for degrees in other fields and this field did not exist when I went to college.

I was told my college tuition would be reimbursed, but that fell through. I was told I had earned two different cash grants to reimburse all the supplies/materials I had to buy to fulfill the required environmental material lists, both fell through. I did receive some classroom supplies and furniture, so that was a nice plus. A good bit was not age-appropriate or useful to my program, so it was donated to a local church. It would be beneficial to be able to pick more tailored grant packages and I believe they are working on that. My investment was somewhere around $7,000 and countless hours when all was said and done. My playroom, curriculum, assessments and lesson plans are pretty awesome, now though, that is a huge benefit to me and my families.

I am supposed to be getting another cash grant soon, but I am not holding my breath. It did go much, much smoother this time, so I accomplished my original goal and feel pretty good with just that. I am once again confident I will be able to stay in business as long as I financially need to. That was at one time in question.
01-11-2020 01:29 PM
Ariana My first time posting in this section!

The family that I have been begging to take their kid to see an SLP finally had the appointment. The SLP reiterated EVERYTHING that I had been telling them and is not ruling out ASD (which is my suspicion as well). It was a long 6 months of discussing her issues over and over and fighting an uphill battle against family members and others who know nothing about child development...but am glad they finally went.

The first family who has ever taken my advice to go see an SLP and I am so grateful they went and the kid will get help.

01-11-2020 09:16 AM
Annalee
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I hope it ends soon for you, too.

We still are not required to do the fire marshall or health department visits, which makes it more time-efficient. The inspector checks all of that. They stay between 2-4 hours, typically, going through everything. Luckily, my new inspector is really personable and the kids play as usual, even the dogs like her and act like she is family coming home. My last one seemed to make the kid's little nervous wrecks and the dogs would growl. I actually had to lock up goofy lap dogs. Bristly.
This is only my second year to do the health dept immunization audit. It is for group child care. Family child care that keeps under 7 is exempt from this and licensing does their check. I am licensed for 12 with a helper. All of it isnít difficult within itself but it does add up together to cause stress waiting for each state entity
01-11-2020 07:42 AM
dolores
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I have now completed my QRIS inspection, assessments, portfolio, observation and annual mandatory state training. Boom. Done until 2021.

No procrastinating this year, for me.
Congratulations CH !!! Must be a relief getting that done! Are you required to complete the QRIS or is it optional? If optional, why did you chose to do it?
01-11-2020 06:36 AM
Cat Herder
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Yayyyy!!!!

I still lack my licensing re-evaluation, fire marshall visit and health dept immunization check. Then I’m
Done!!!
I hope it ends soon for you, too.

We still are not required to do the fire marshall or health department visits, which makes it more time-efficient. The inspector checks all of that. They stay between 2-4 hours, typically, going through everything. Luckily, my new inspector is really personable and the kids play as usual, even the dogs like her and act like she is family coming home. My last one seemed to make the kid's little nervous wrecks and the dogs would growl. I actually had to lock up goofy lap dogs. Bristly.
01-10-2020 05:48 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
I have now completed my QRIS inspection, assessments, portfolio, observation and annual mandatory state training. Boom. Done until 2021.

No procrastinating this year, for me.
Yayyyy!!!!

I still lack my licensing re-evaluation, fire marshall visit and health dept immunization check. Then Iím
Done!!!
01-10-2020 04:18 PM
Cat Herder I have now completed my QRIS inspection, assessments, portfolio, observation and annual mandatory state training. Boom. Done until 2021.

No procrastinating this year, for me.
01-10-2020 01:25 PM
Angelbearpuppy Forme, I got let off early today.
12-23-2019 11:10 AM
Annalee Today is my last day until Jan 6th and ALL parents come in this morning with their pay for this week and their pay for next week since I'm closed. No begging, pleading,etc.

I even closed Friday, last week, due to emergency with my grandmother and ALL checked in on her Friday and one worked at the hospital and came in there and checked on us.

Maybe it's the holiday spirit or whatever, but I like it when things go smooth like this!
12-11-2019 08:29 AM
Annalee
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Oh that sounds heavenly!!

I have 7 days left and I am on vacation as well.

No mountains or special trip planned though...just off work and not working. Right now, that is all the vacation I need!

I hope you have tons of fun and get lots of relaxing done!!
It would be even more heavenly if I could make my last mortgage payment
12-11-2019 08:23 AM
Blackcat31
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The countdown is on.....9 more working days then off 24th-January 3rd. I'm feeling it

Going to the mountains for a few days during this time as well but mostly "chilling" with my fam and some college football since we finally made a BOWL GAME after a horrendous start!
Oh that sounds heavenly!!

I have 7 days left and I am on vacation as well.

No mountains or special trip planned though...just off work and not working. Right now, that is all the vacation I need!

I hope you have tons of fun and get lots of relaxing done!!
12-11-2019 08:22 AM
Blackcat31
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Congrats
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My goal! Congratulations! It must feel wonderful!
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Very nice BC very nice!!!
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What a great feeling that must be, BC! We have about 8 more years on ours. Can't wait for the day we can mail off our last mortgage payment!
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That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few years left on oursócanít wait to experience that feeling.
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Congrats! That is amazing.
Thank you everyone!! It does feel amazing!

Funny though how you can be on top of the world one day and then feeling like it almost slipped away the next.
* (*see private venting thread)

But paying off the house was a fantastic milestone for us! Everything we have (the house and land) were literally done with our own blood, sweat and tears. We cleared the land and built the house with our own hands. It's a very liberating feeling to actually "own" it all after so many years of hard work.

Hoping everyone gets the chance to make their last mortgage payment!
12-11-2019 07:38 AM
Annalee The countdown is on.....9 more working days then off 24th-January 3rd. I'm feeling it

Going to the mountains for a few days during this time as well but mostly "chilling" with my fam and some college football since we finally made a BOWL GAME after a horrendous start!
12-02-2019 03:40 PM
Cat Herder
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I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
Congrats! That is amazing.
12-02-2019 11:41 AM
Rockgirl
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I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few years left on oursócanít wait to experience that feeling.
12-02-2019 11:41 AM
e.j. What a great feeling that must be, BC! We have about 8 more years on ours. Can't wait for the day we can mail off our last mortgage payment!
12-02-2019 11:23 AM
Josiegirl Very nice BC very nice!!!
12-02-2019 10:51 AM
Jodik
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I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
My goal! Congratulations! It must feel wonderful!
12-02-2019 10:47 AM
Annalee
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I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
12-02-2019 09:01 AM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
Congrats
12-02-2019 08:39 AM
Blackcat31 I had a great Thanksgiving!!
SO much to be thankful for!

I walked into the bank on Wednesday with a swagger to my step and a smile so big EVERYONE was staring at me.

But I didn't care.... it's not every day one walks into the bank with a check big enough to pay off their mortgage.

51 years old and 100% mortgage free.

It's been 5 days now and it still hasn't registered in my brain yet.
Except that it's the first of the month and I don't have mortgage bill to pay!!
12-02-2019 08:35 AM
Blackcat31
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Deer hunting season ended this past week. First thing I did getting out of bed this a.m. was peek out my living room windows and there were 4 deer at my bird feeders. I LOVE watching the deer. And funny thing is so do my dogs. They go crazy wild nuts if they see any other kind of animal outside but they'll be very quiet and just watch the deer with me. Deer simply exude gentleness.

My positive post to start the week. Happy Monday all!!
I adore watching the deer in my back yard as well!

I did laugh out loud a bit when you said "Deer simply exude gentleness" as I definitely agree but you should see how MEAN they are to each other when a large group of them are trying get to the feeder but there is only room for half of them...

They stand up and kick each other and sometimes it gets really crazy! I've seen some pretty good kicks over the years. The sad part is it's usually the hierarchy of the animal kingdom that makes it that the little ones or the yearlings are the ones kicked the most and must eat last.
12-02-2019 03:29 AM
Josiegirl Deer hunting season ended this past week. First thing I did getting out of bed this a.m. was peek out my living room windows and there were 4 deer at my bird feeders. I LOVE watching the deer. And funny thing is so do my dogs. They go crazy wild nuts if they see any other kind of animal outside but they'll be very quiet and just watch the deer with me. Deer simply exude gentleness.

My positive post to start the week. Happy Monday all!!
11-12-2019 10:38 AM
Annalee My niece's baby will be a girl! I really thought it was a boy and so did she This was one gender reveal party where many were stunned. Happy, but stunned!
10-30-2019 08:17 AM
CountryRoads Closed daycare tomorrow! I'm getting to go to my sons' school Halloween Party! I haven't been to one of those in 4 years!

So excited!
10-24-2019 06:03 PM
Annalee Last day of the work week for me! Attending training Friday and Saturday!
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