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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By JustMe
I hope some of my experiences can help you to...

I hope some of my experiences can help you to prepare for opening your daycare! Honestly having a backbone is a necessity or you will find yourself going crazy lol.

Right now I am going to be on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By JustMe
Oh, The Things I Have Learned!

I honestly don't know how I could have prepared better to open my daycare. I spent almost a year researching and renovating and talking to other daycare providers prior to opening. I had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By JustMe
I refunded her for 1 day. I considered it that...

I refunded her for 1 day. I considered it that she had terminated care on the third day, so the 4th day she was no longer under contract. I really didn't want to, but the whole situation made me very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By JustMe
WWYD - Parent asks for refund :(

So to start off, let me say that this is entirely MY FAULT for not including something in the contract about ending care from the beginning. Our contract stated that it was $xx per week regardless of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By JustMe
Run away!!! Lol. My first client is/was a...

Run away!!!

Lol. My first client is/was a sort-of friend and because of that, I have felt awkward enforcing my business rules. Late fees, parent handbook rules, everything. And because I have no...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By JustMe
Thank you! I appreciate the information!

Thank you! I appreciate the information!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By JustMe
Square Footage Question for time/space %

I live in a smallish house, it is considered 952 sq ft according to city records. That amount includes the main level of my home only. Of that space, approx 800 sq ft (I still need to take...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By JustMe
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By JustMe
I Am Clueless - Do I Need A W-2?

This is my first year where I have done home daycare, and I was wondering how to claim my income. Do I fill out a w-2 for myself? Is there a different form I need in order to claim my income?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,576
Posted By JustMe
I did it! Thanks for the help and suggestions! I...

I did it! Thanks for the help and suggestions! I did it face-to-face. I am so relieved!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,576
Posted By JustMe
Thank for this response, I needed to hear that!...

Thank for this response, I needed to hear that! Very good point about them not considering their daycare in their life plans, I had not thought about it like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,576
Posted By JustMe
I probably will end up using a real excuse, but...

I probably will end up using a real excuse, but it's still going to make them mad... and like bunnyslippers, I just dread it. Our older kids are friends too. I know I can't be responsible for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,576
Posted By JustMe
Thanks! There are some good ideas there!

Thanks! There are some good ideas there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,509
Posted By JustMe
Good point. She actually had two causes listed on...

Good point. She actually had two causes listed on her death certificate, the other was sepsis. I also believe that she may have had a compromised immune system due to prescription drug abuse. Still,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,576
Posted By JustMe
Help Me Close Down! I'm Feeling Guilty!

I have been considering closing down for a while due to multiple reasons. I just don't like sharing my home with my business, for one. Also I am going to have a baby in a month or so. Also one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,509
Posted By JustMe
5 years ago, my stepson's mom died from the flu....

5 years ago, my stepson's mom died from the flu. She was 25. That was the official cause of death on the death certificate.

Ever since then, I have gotten the flu shot, and I require everyone in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By JustMe
I've got one who does this! It's so annoying to...

I've got one who does this! It's so annoying to me. She called every day for months when her child started... and she's not a first time mom! She still gives me reminders and micromanages everything,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,827
Posted By JustMe
I think it sounds good. Good luck with your new...

I think it sounds good. Good luck with your new arrangement! I am thinking of closing on Wednesdays, myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By JustMe
I was newly pregnant when I started and I made...

I was newly pregnant when I started and I made the mistake of saying that I probably wouldn't need a lot of time off after the baby comes. Now that I know the kids I have in daycare, there is no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By JustMe
Terming an acquaintance?

I am so tired of this family. Their child (an infant) wants to be held all day, won't take a bottle, and cries a lot. Their other child is part time and is mean to the other kids, and has lied about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 38,701
Posted By JustMe
I needed a pnp very quickly, so I bought one from...

I needed a pnp very quickly, so I bought one from someone locally online. Didn't notice til I got it home that it smelled terrible, kind of like smoke and vomit mixed. Ewww...... Well, we scrubbed it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,122
Posted By JustMe
I am in MI and I believe you are supposed to tell...

I am in MI and I believe you are supposed to tell the parents about your home being built prior to 1978 for lead-paint disclosure reasons. It's on one of the forms that parents have to sign before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By JustMe
I am pregnant, and when they ask I say something...

I am pregnant, and when they ask I say something like "pretty good," or "a little tired," etc.

I don't say what I am really feeling, which is more along the lines of "annoyed, huge,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By JustMe
That's awful, I'm so sorry. A week after I began...

That's awful, I'm so sorry. A week after I began my daycare I was investigated for improper supervision for no good reason (long story short = crazy dcm). Luckily they found it unsubstantiated but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By JustMe
I love this! Do you mind if I copy for my...

I love this! Do you mind if I copy for my handbook?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By JustMe
We should start a support group lol! While...

We should start a support group lol!

While it's terrible NOW, two things I have decided for future dc kids is that I am going to require a 2 week trial period, and also I am going to stop taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By JustMe
I've had the child in my care for a couple of...

I've had the child in my care for a couple of months now. I was able to deal a little better when I was "allowed" to carry him around, but other than that it hasn't changed much. And now I just feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By JustMe
The baby that wants to be held ALL DAY LONG. Should I term?

4 month old baby does not want to be put down AT ALL. Actually prefers if I am standing while holding him, which I physically can't do, as I have back problems, am pregnant, and also don't want to :)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By JustMe
Got some good ideas here! Right now my husband is...

Got some good ideas here! Right now my husband is my assistant, but we're hesitant to leave him with the kids because we had some allegations when we first started due to a misunderstanding. We have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By JustMe
Making Appointments For Your Family - How? When?

I am a new provider and one issue I struggle with is making appointments for my family and I. Between Dr, dentist, prenatal, etc it seems like I have an appt for one of us at least once a week. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By JustMe
Thanks for the replies. I've only been open a few...

Thanks for the replies. I've only been open a few months and I've had them the whole time. I really think I could handle the younger one alone, but the big brother probably does have some delays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By JustMe
I say, cut them up and let her have them. If she...

I say, cut them up and let her have them. If she tells her mom, just tell her you aren't comfortable serving them whole. I always tell my dc parents that I'm overprotective and try to make a joke of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By JustMe
Is there any way you could use your downstairs...

Is there any way you could use your downstairs family room more? Maybe make that more of a playroom if it's big enough? Then you could still be close to nappers, maybe put the infant in the bedroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By JustMe
I Don't Know What To Do w/These Kids! :(

I have a 3.5yo dcb who seems to have no idea how to play with toys appropriately. Everything goes straight in his mouth. Bigger toys are climbed on and licked. His little brother seems to be the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By JustMe
Thanks for the advice. I know I would regret it...

Thanks for the advice. I know I would regret it if I didn't take time off, but why is it so hard to actually do it?! Growing a backbone is the hardest part of having a daycare lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By JustMe
I too am wondering how I will do it. I am due in...

I too am wondering how I will do it. I am due in a few months and I am already struggling with the dc baby I have (will be around 8 months when my own is born) plus 2 older dc kids who are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,584
Posted By JustMe
Omg, I had an experience last week where a parent...

Omg, I had an experience last week where a parent subtly tried to blame a big noticeable bruise their child had on something that had happened at daycare. I only have the child every other day and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By JustMe
DCB Needs A Padded Cell!

I have a 1.5 year old boy who is constantly falling down and bumping his head. I am at the point where I just want to put him in full body armor and helmet when he comes in the morning. Chairs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,037
Posted By JustMe
Me too, please!!!

Me too, please!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By JustMe
Thank you all for the encouraging responses. I...

Thank you all for the encouraging responses. I really like the term letter Willow, it sounds perfect. I definitely need to personalize it and send.

I'm glad that not all daycare families are like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By JustMe
What do I do now? (Longish)

Hi everyone, I am new here and this is my very first post. I'm sorry, it's gonna be a doozy....

So a little background for you: I have 4 kids of my own from 1-15 (and one on the way!), although my...
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