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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,420
Posted By julie
I once interviewed a family that actually asked...

I once interviewed a family that actually asked me to stop renovating my outside space and switch to a downstairs renovation as they would prefer jr had a downstairs play area since they didn't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,186
Posted By julie
How about you say this? "Yes, it does take a...

How about you say this?

"Yes, it does take a special person to do and appreciate this job. Fortunately for you, you have found a person that not only loves what I do, but I also happen to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,660
Posted By julie
Thumbs down R&R is probably the best course of action. I...

R&R is probably the best course of action.

I would be tempted to look at her sideways and reply


"Dcm, I am confused as to why you are asking me this. Essentially you are leaving because your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By julie
Stand firm. I agree with the other posters that a...

Stand firm. I agree with the other posters that a parent that makes allegations is waaaaaaay too much of a liability to keep. Moreso than any meager income she could possibly be bringing in for y.u...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 789
Posted By julie
Hey Canadian Providers!

Hi all!
Hope you don't mind me posting this, but:

Just wanted to post a site for someone embarking on a new venture that may be helpful to all of us! She is a very experienced provider offering...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,882
Posted By julie
Yes. This is the same story at every Chuck E....

Yes. This is the same story at every Chuck E. Cheese. My husband thought it would be a nice treat to take our kids there for supper a few weeks ago. I was 34 weeks pregnant at the time. Pure chaos,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By julie
I think it is great too. I really listen...

I think it is great too.

I really listen when my DH says stuff like that to me. I always tell him about my day, and vice versa, and mostly we are sounding boards. I don't tell him how to do his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By julie
Too much margin for error, so I never have early...

Too much margin for error, so I never have early pick up days unless one of my own kids gets super sick/emergency situation.

I wish I had more faith in my families, but the truth is, it is better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,589
Posted By julie
Well, that sucks OP. I remember your posts when...

Well, that sucks OP. I remember your posts when you decided to downsize the last time. You were really stressed. Being burnt out is no way to continue this type of career for the long term. You are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,364
Posted By julie
I had one mom try to make it my problem. "I...

I had one mom try to make it my problem.

"I really need to wean 4 YEAR OLD DCB off his soobaloo (that's what she called a pacifier), so can you work on it here with me. I'm tired of driving to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,970
Posted By julie
I treat my DCK and their parents the same. I do...

I treat my DCK and their parents the same. I do NOT condescend to either. I set clear, rational expectations, and let them know what the consequence is if they CHOOSE not to follow them.

There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By julie
Wow, that really sucks. I know I am in the...

Wow, that really sucks. I know I am in the minority, but I charge per kid. I don't think it is any harder to explain than late fees in general. In fact, if they were needing an explanation at all,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,734
Posted By julie
I sent mine out early, and have received 3 card...

I sent mine out early, and have received 3 card so far! Hoping mine get to you guys soon, because I sent them a few weeks ago!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By julie
I'm closing this year at Christmas...so I got a...

I'm closing this year at Christmas...so I got a bit more.

All the kids are getting a fleece no sew tie blanket with geared to their interests
Christmas book with an inscription.
VERY small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,517
Posted By julie
Never mind. You have decided not to stay, so my...

Never mind. You have decided not to stay, so my comment is null and void.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,065
Posted By julie
Yeah, I also agree with this. Close tomorrow (if...

Yeah, I also agree with this. Close tomorrow (if you can!) and take him to see the singer. Don't tell him, make it a surprise. Maybe take him out for a special breakfast/lunch, just you two. Tell him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By julie
Meh, I don't see what the problem is....

Meh, I don't see what the problem is. Handprint/footprint art is cute! i do it all the time. I also do lots of expressive art, and just let the older kids go to town with a pile of art supplies to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By julie
I'd like my own kids to participate. I have a 4.5...

I'd like my own kids to participate. I have a 4.5 year old, a 2.5 year old, and I will have a newborn in March. They are all boys! Not sure if anyone is interested in a newborn, but we could exchange...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By julie
Oh, don't take it too hard. It's just nice to be...

Oh, don't take it too hard. It's just nice to be in demand! The only reason I mentioned on my response that you did wait until Thanksgiving was that you were remaining true to YOUR word at time, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By julie
Meh. I've had all kinds of things done. I am...

Meh. I've had all kinds of things done. I am legally unlicensed though, so I just give the parents a head's up. Most of the time, I take them in the back yard if I think it will be dangerous or too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By julie
I would just state it as, "I am sorry, but after...

I would just state it as, "I am sorry, but after not hearing from you by our agreed upon time of Thanksgiving, I had another interested family sign on. If you would be interested in being part of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By julie
So fun! I loooooove getting new things for my...

So fun! I loooooove getting new things for my daycare and that bathroom sounds like a dream. For now, I will just live vicariously through you. Post after pics, please!!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By julie
Yep, let her pull. "Sorry dcm, as you know,...

Yep, let her pull.

"Sorry dcm, as you know, I am a full house, and can't go over ratio for a former child. I am sure you'll work something out."

It's not even unprofessional to tell her that. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,575
Posted By julie
I had one DCGma that gifted me a whole huge bin...

I had one DCGma that gifted me a whole huge bin of Christmas Crafts and instructions - she was a former preschool teacher and it was literally hundreds of dollars of craft materials.

I am closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,287
Posted By julie
Yup, agreed with the other people. They would...

Yup, agreed with the other people. They would never need to justify why they enjoy finishing an hour early at their job, and neither should you.

This is what I would respond "To be honest, my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,399
Posted By julie
How about this? Hello, Thank you for...

How about this?

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. You have requested information about new care from your current provider. All the answers you seek, including proper paid termination...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,786
Posted By julie
I think she gave the parents a window of...

I think she gave the parents a window of 8:30-8:45 to drop off instead of the usual hour window they use since she doesn't allow nap time drop offs. I agree that it doesn't give the parents any right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,441
Posted By julie
Yeah, I would do that. I solve the problem...

Yeah, I would do that. I solve the problem myself and make it seem like I am doing so for the parent's benefit. It really is, because they have told you with their actions that they have no idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,734
Posted By julie
I didn't get the updated one either! Could you...

I didn't get the updated one either! Could you please PM it to me? I don't want to miss anybody! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By julie
Yup, very inconsiderate. I am also pregnant, but...

Yup, very inconsiderate. I am also pregnant, but my clients have the good sense to keep their kids home when they are sick or fighting off something.

Your baby will not affect the kid, but a sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By julie
I do call people on that. "Oh, were you...

I do call people on that.

"Oh, were you asking to take the today off with your kids? I mean, I know you are off too, so I guess that's why you brought this up? That's great! I am so glad you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By julie
LOL, that was my favorite part too. Why don't you...

LOL, that was my favorite part too. Why don't you give a person a list and send them Black Friday shopping if you are going to pay that much?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,048
Posted By julie
Good for you! I had to put down my foot with my...

Good for you! I had to put down my foot with my own sister over the holidays and her views on my marriage. Told her in no certain terms that this is what we are doing (my immediate family) and we'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By julie
Mom would now be required to text/phone when she...

Mom would now be required to text/phone when she is 5 minutes away and that kid would be ready to go and shoved out the door. I expect parents to take control of their kids when they are in my house....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,221
Posted By julie
Regardless of issue, I do not let anyone...

Regardless of issue, I do not let anyone "threaten" to pull from my daycare. They make that statement or even infer it, then that is their first day of notice. Sorry. I don't play that and call their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,752
Posted By julie
One of the little boys I watched had the most...

One of the little boys I watched had the most adorable curls. He was two and it frizzed out like Einstein after naps. I loved his hair, and it fell in a way that it was obvious he was a boy. So I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By julie
It still increases the hours in YOUR day,...

It still increases the hours in YOUR day, regardless of how many hours they attend, so no, I would not decrease their fees. That's why you had an original time of 5:00pm, right and they asked to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,436
Posted By julie
So she wanted for you to wait for your husband to...

So she wanted for you to wait for your husband to come back in from the curb before it would be okay for you to go to the bathroom? Wow. Yeah, I'd term immediately too. I answer the call of nature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,022
Posted By julie
Very very sorry to hear about your loss. Take...

Very very sorry to hear about your loss. Take whatever time you need. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By julie
Huh. Well, I would change my prices. I would...

Huh. Well, I would change my prices. I would remove my discounts altogether for this entitled twit. Say that you have been thinking about it and your regular rate is very fair and within market...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By julie
I had this problem in Kindergarten and was 4.5 at...

I had this problem in Kindergarten and was 4.5 at the time. I had to wear my patch throughout the day, not two hours. You are not being unreasonable at all to not be able to totally focus on this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,251
Posted By julie
Well, that's the best laugh I've had all day!...

Well, that's the best laugh I've had all day! Sorry you dealt with it though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By julie
Yup, people are ignorant. Two options I give...

Yup, people are ignorant.

Two options I give when someone says something like that.

1) "Well, we all make choices in life. It is pretty nice though, that's why I work hard to plan activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,954
Posted By julie
If a kid is experiencing a first here, I would...

If a kid is experiencing a first here, I would let them know that the kid is "close" but not that the first actually occurred here.

"Suzy is sooooo close to crawling! She keeps trying here, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,759
Posted By julie
Music works for me too. If I'm having a rough day...

Music works for me too. If I'm having a rough day with the kids, then it's dance party time. If I am burnt out at the end of the day, I go out and sing something. Never fails to make me feel better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,797
Posted By julie
Agree exactly with this! I feel for the mom and...

Agree exactly with this! I feel for the mom and child going through the abuse, but there is NO WAY I would ever allow that near my husband.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By julie
Here are some ideas for handprint ornaments. ...

Here are some ideas for handprint ornaments.

http://funhandprintart.blogspot.ca/2012/12/handprint-and-thumbprint-christmas-ornaments.html
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,734
Posted By julie
I just sent you one too! Fun!!

I just sent you one too! Fun!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,304
Posted By julie
Late September babies are usually the result of...

Late September babies are usually the result of "relations" that occur around Christmas-New Years. Therefore, making them a very happy holidays! :lol::lol:And now that you have that lovely image to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,566
Posted By julie
For what it's worth, I don't see what you are...

For what it's worth, I don't see what you are upset about. This is the best possible termination situation around. You have alternate care for your kids to go to immediately, she has people to fill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By julie
I just had to do this. I think whatever amount...

I just had to do this. I think whatever amount notice you need to give that won't hurt YOU will be appreciated by your clients . I am pregnant, so it is a bit different. I am looking to downsize and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,683
Posted By julie
A true friend would value the policies you've set...

A true friend would value the policies you've set and respect your business.

Therefore, I'd probably tell her that it probably is best to keep business and friendship separate as you treat all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By julie
"Oh, are you saying he is too tired to...

"Oh, are you saying he is too tired to participate in the day's activities? I'm asking because that's an excludable symptom in my sick policy."

Let him answer, they usually backpedal a million...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By julie
Absolutely in the exact same boat only two weeks...

Absolutely in the exact same boat only two weeks ahead of you. I am actually waiting on my first doctor's appointment right now. Both of my older babies were 10.9 lbs and 11 lbs respectively. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,458
Posted By julie
The OP mentioned that she needs to work on...

The OP mentioned that she needs to work on getting rid of her diet coke addiction. This post fits here. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By julie
Oh man. I bribed a crew that was going to drill...

Oh man. I bribed a crew that was going to drill on my street once. I came out my deck and waved them over. Gave them a $20 and told them coffee was on me if they came back when nap was over. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By julie
Regardless of her complaints, I think once you...

Regardless of her complaints, I think once you get to the point of just wanting the family gone it's really hard to come back from that. Once you're at that point, it's just fairer on both sides to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,141
Posted By julie
This thread was so depressing. Anyone else...

This thread was so depressing.

Anyone else have the song "Cat's in the Cradle" running through their head at a few of the posts?

I wish some of the parents knew what they were doing, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,174
Posted By julie
Totally agree. While related to your #2 though...

Totally agree. While related to your #2 though (in that a family starts behaving badly and getting worse), I have noticed a phenomenon that is a bit different in that it goes he same way almost every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By julie
Well, that's nice of the doctor who doesn't take...

Well, that's nice of the doctor who doesn't take care of multiple children, if he did in fact say that. Way to put you on the spot! Not to mention, he doesn't know if you have part timers/drop ins/...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By julie
I'd be shocked too. I also do not have ANY filter...

I'd be shocked too. I also do not have ANY filter left anymore for this bull. I would probably play dumb about it rather than answer her questions, therefore
giving her more ammunition.

"I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By julie
My response would be "I'm sorry you feel that...

My response would be "I'm sorry you feel that way. Quality childcare does cost a lot of money as I put a lot of work and effort into my program, as do the other wonderful caregivers in my area. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By julie
I don't really mind either, EXCEPT that the mom...

I don't really mind either, EXCEPT that the mom specifically phoned that she was keeping the kid home, she was sick herself, and then mentioned the kid was "cranky" so she was going to send him. When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,687
Posted By julie
Huh. Wonder where he's getting the aggressive...

Huh. Wonder where he's getting the aggressive behavior from?:rolleyes:

That would not fly with me here. I'd probably term as well. Only thing: might talk to Dad first because he WAS respectful and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By julie
I have far too much fun with inquiries like that....

I have far too much fun with inquiries like that. "Oh? You work for the government? That's a horse of another color! I charge double for government employees. Have a nice day!"

That's really cool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By julie
If this is his FIRST day, and the guy ends up...

If this is his FIRST day, and the guy ends up coming at 6:30pm, I would make a sincere plea to your director to not let him back again. That's ridiculous and would make THREE people that confirmed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,764
Posted By julie
Hahahaha, I would get along well with many of...

Hahahaha, I would get along well with many of you. I have a very different sense of humor than most people I encounter.

Some things my parents do not know about me currently:

1. I am a singer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,200
Posted By julie
I would phone them off the hook until I reached...

I would phone them off the hook until I reached them.

Not to be rude in retaliation but because it's summer time and my worst thought goes to a baby forgotten in a backseat somewhere in a hot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By julie
Aww, the whole week! I`m jealous! Have a...

Aww, the whole week! I`m jealous! Have a fantastic time and don`t worry about the haters. Your family will love having you all to themselves!! Just rest and relax and forget about everything else! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,646
Posted By julie
Doesn't Lakeshore sell materials FOR DAYCARE? ...

Doesn't Lakeshore sell materials FOR DAYCARE? Are they serious? The responses were shocking but hilarious. Only thing I'd add would be that most daycare parents would definitely say yes to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By julie
I'm sorry to say it, but if this has been your...

I'm sorry to say it, but if this has been your first week with them and your husband already has a history of this mom and criminal activity, then I would just say you have thought about it, and this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,961
Posted By julie
YES charge the late fee. I hope it's HUGE. Also...

YES charge the late fee. I hope it's HUGE. Also add a warning in that the next time this happens and you can't reach her after she is an HOUR LATE that you will call the police to report child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By julie
One thing I am wondering is, how can you possibly...

One thing I am wondering is, how can you possibly call yourself overprotective when you entrust someone, a stranger, with your children for 11+ hours every day? I don't know how that line of thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By julie
Congrats!!! So happy for you.happyfacehappyface

Congrats!!! So happy for you.happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By julie
My optional contracted hours are between 8 and 5....

My optional contracted hours are between 8 and 5. Most come around 8:15 and leave around 4:30. I used to be open earlier AND later (7:00-5:30) and had parents that used every second of that time. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,016
Posted By julie
Yup, this. They need a big NO. Otherwise, I see...

Yup, this. They need a big NO. Otherwise, I see ugly terminations in your future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,006
Posted By julie
And...apparently I didn't read all the comments!...

And...apparently I didn't read all the comments! Glad you found an awesome ride on for your kid! I hope he really enjoys it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,006
Posted By julie
Hey, I wouldn't let the business aspect factor...

Hey, I wouldn't let the business aspect factor in, to be honest. This is your kid, and this is his birthday. What does he want? If the cozy coupe is what he would really want, then I would get it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,713
Posted By julie
I say "Well, you are certainly entitled to your...

I say "Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine. However, my opinion is that you are most certainly entitled." I look them dead in the eye the whole time. And yes, I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By julie
Bunnyslippers, what happened to the other first...

Bunnyslippers, what happened to the other first grade teacher? The third one who didn't go to your daycare and who is apparently miles more awesome than the other princesses? Why isn't she available?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By julie
Depends on what it's for, and not during nap...

Depends on what it's for, and not during nap time. For instance, if they have an ear infection and need antibiotics, then no, they are disqualified from returning because they need to be on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,925
Posted By julie
I think the difference is that you used the verb....

I think the difference is that you used the verb. You "mothered" them as they were growing up, therefore you deserve the term even if they don't live at home. If you have kids, and you have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,574
Posted By julie
Well, I am very large in that department. I go to...

Well, I am very large in that department. I go to breakoutbras.com. They have a huge variety of sizes and definitely larger band and cup size options.

The nice thing I like is that the site owner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,898
Posted By julie
I totally agree with this. I love posts with...

I totally agree with this. I love posts with definite opinions before the person is actually doing the job. Kind of reminds me of my sister who has all sorts of ideas about parenting and has yet to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,027
Posted By julie
We are giving canvasses painted blue or black as...

We are giving canvasses painted blue or black as the night sky, glitter stars, with handprints in the shape of a heart and the verse "I love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By julie
Wow. That seems like it would be a huge liability...

Wow. That seems like it would be a huge liability on your end to not even have any information about a parent that also has custody rights! Not about this, but just in general. I would probably go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By julie
Do you have Mom's phone number, like as an...

Do you have Mom's phone number, like as an emergency contact? I would phone her and get her address and tell her that you don't want to get involved in any drama, but you would like to have a way to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By julie
They are breaking every policy because history...

They are breaking every policy because history has shown their consequence is that you will put up with it. You have set the expectation that you want them there by 5:30. So I would draw up a term...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By julie
Mary, I understand if the new hours don't work...

Mary, I understand if the new hours don't work for you. However, if you are pulling, you need to provide two weeks of paid notice as you have agreed to in the contract. I am upholding my promise by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 32,203
Posted By julie
Yup! Exactly this. Look if you are going to start...

Yup! Exactly this. Look if you are going to start a fire in the kitchen, you kind of have to take the heat. You started out this thread on the offensive and you have continued that way on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 32,203
Posted By julie
I transport, but I don't use a car. If we have a...

I transport, but I don't use a car. If we have a field trip that is not a walkable distance, we use public transportation. I disagree that in all instances it was less safe than driving. All of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By julie
Yes this. In order to get your position of power...

Yes this. In order to get your position of power back, you really need to clean house. I would totally fire the worst offender on Monday, seriously the ones who are telling you that they are cutting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By julie
We're hatching chicks this spring, but we have to...

We're hatching chicks this spring, but we have to give them back to the farm once they hatch. :( Shame really, but we have the same rule in our city.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,770
Posted By julie
Look, I don't condone the group's behavior. I...

Look, I don't condone the group's behavior. I think the OP made the right call reporting the group and photos.

That said, here are the BIG downsides of doing an action like the one described...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,265
Posted By julie
Oh, and document, document, document, AND give a...

Oh, and document, document, document, AND give a head's up to your licensor. They need to know how irrational the parents are acting, because these are the types to try and make claims after the fact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,265
Posted By julie
Yup. I think you are right on the money. She is...

Yup. I think you are right on the money. She is trying to pull rank and that meeting will get really ugly. I honestly would not let that kid back into care without it being resolved. I honestly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,265
Posted By julie
Yes, this. Quite frankly, this woman's behavior...

Yes, this. Quite frankly, this woman's behavior makes me want to puke. Poor kid, honestly, and poor you. The kid is acting so outrageously partly I would assume due to the newborn but the extent she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By julie
Me. Too. Or, they sound like they will be "nice"...

Me. Too. Or, they sound like they will be "nice" until they get a no out of you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By julie
Umm, first thing on Monday I would be in the bank...

Umm, first thing on Monday I would be in the bank getting my OWN account. Daycare profits go in there. He can handle the mortgage and contribute monetarily, but I would not be giving him that power,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,252
Posted By julie
In the summer, we do tons of...

In the summer, we do tons of wraps/sandwiches/lunchable type meals. I hate having the oven on when it's hot, and I think summer is about picnics, being out in the sunshine and slicing watermelon,...
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