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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,511
Posted By Symphony
No kidding. Everytime I pop in here, I quickly...

No kidding. Everytime I pop in here, I quickly realize why I stopped coming in the first place. So, poor people eat only junk food, are fat, and don't parent their children? :confused: Check.

At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Symphony
I have an only child that does this here and at...

I have an only child that does this here and at her house as well. She is 27 months. I let her do it for the most part because most of the stuff she carts around is random and no one else wants it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,611
Posted By Symphony
I made a bunch of sensory bottles out of empty...

I made a bunch of sensory bottles out of empty plastic pop bottle. We have bird seed ones with treasures hidden inside, lots of beads, pom poms, glitter in water, buttons in water, oil and colored...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,494
Posted By Symphony
:lol: I've had pretty much that exact thing said...

:lol: I've had pretty much that exact thing said about me! "We are really lucky to have a babysitter who used to be a teacher!"

I don't mind not being called a teacher now that I work out of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,861
Posted By Symphony
Does your area do kindergarten screening? I would...

Does your area do kindergarten screening? I would think they might pick up something there. Even if it wasn't specifically stated to parents, the school would be aware there were some red flags.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,585
Posted By Symphony
Do you have a developmental center or something...

Do you have a developmental center or something similar in your area that does assessments? I have assessments done at my home once a year and all my parents LOVE it. The parents give permission and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By Symphony
I have had to talk to my older ones a few times...

I have had to talk to my older ones a few times already this summer because they are being too helpful to the toddlers and twos. I don't have any sort of aggression/discipline issues, but the older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,457
Posted By Symphony
How has it been OP? Any update?

How has it been OP? Any update?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By Symphony
Our fire inspections get rescheduled over and...

Our fire inspections get rescheduled over and over here because our inspectors are firefighters/emts as well so they often get called out on emergencies. It is totally understandable, but still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,783
Posted By Symphony
I had a family last year...4 year old fell and...

I had a family last year...4 year old fell and cut herself pretty deep (not here, with mom). So they take her to the ER and she needs stitches. However, they left before getting them, because they...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 06-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,258
Posted By Symphony
My food program is different. The kids can bring...

My food program is different. The kids can bring whatever they want from home and I can still claim them so long as the family knows there is food being provided here as well. I would call and ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,658
Posted By Symphony
I have one little guy that is here on a sporadic...

I have one little guy that is here on a sporadic schedule, but when he is here it is long days. So the other families all see him when they drop off and pick up. The last month I started noticing one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,165
Posted By Symphony
We had it here once too, yikes. I don't have a...

We had it here once too, yikes. I don't have a lot to add from what most people have already said, except plan blander meals (or ask for parents to provide them) when the child does return. When we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,054
Posted By Symphony
I'm kind of with grandma on this one. I would...

I'm kind of with grandma on this one. I would never ever ever be ok with the library situation whether it was my dck or my dd. Maybe if it was my DD taking another one of my own children, but if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By Symphony
They are super easy to make! I adore my ring...

They are super easy to make! I adore my ring slings :)

This is the pattern I use...

https://www.mayawrap.com/n_sewsling.php
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By Symphony
I still wear my 2 1/2 year old and I'm 7 months...

I still wear my 2 1/2 year old and I'm 7 months pregnant. It is so much easier on your back to wear a baby than carry one!

I have a moby, a hotsling, a mei tei, an ergo, and multiple ring slings....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,144
Posted By Symphony
That sounds horrible! I would be so bummed...

That sounds horrible! I would be so bummed because that sounds like a great field trip too. Were their library staff in the room as well? You would think they would have screened the presenter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,499
Posted By Symphony
When I have anything in my own kids that would...

When I have anything in my own kids that would exclude a daycare child from care, if it is my younger children who need me and cannot be apart, I close. If it is my older children, they are capable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,970
Posted By Symphony
I have a welcome letter on the first page of my...

I have a welcome letter on the first page of my policy manual. It just gives information about me, my education, experience, and my family. Then it talks about how excited I am to work with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By Symphony
Here's from the AAP ...

Here's from the AAP

http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/summertips.cfm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,270
Posted By Symphony
Yes! I have the forgotten sleeping child dream...

Yes! I have the forgotten sleeping child dream quite often. Or I will have a dream that I go to the store and while I'm there I realize there is still a baby at my house that I left behind!

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,378
Posted By Symphony
I hear you on the frustration of parents not...

I hear you on the frustration of parents not wanting to pay when their kids are out. That is hard. To be honest though, I don't understand the rest of what you are upset about. I think most of us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,457
Posted By Symphony
My gosh! The more information you give the more...

My gosh! The more information you give the more clear it becomes where this child get it. I hope you and the other neighbors are able to nip this in the bud OP. What a yucky situation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,054
Posted By Symphony
Regs here are 5 and up can be outside completely...

Regs here are 5 and up can be outside completely alone, 3 and up can be outside if I am watching out a window. Our yards get inspected pretty heavily too so that is good.

My own kids are 10, 8,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By Symphony
We don't have announced either, 4 times a year...

We don't have announced either, 4 times a year the phone chain rings through the providers in town, "She's heerrrrrrreeeee!"


Congrats on the great visit! It's always nice to relax afterwards :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,770
Posted By Symphony
My dishwasher was $500 and it was a tax write...

My dishwasher was $500 and it was a tax write off, so that is always helpful! Our handwashing sink has to be within 12ft of the area where we change diapers and cannot be one of the food prep sinks....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,770
Posted By Symphony
When I said that it isn't optional for me to be...

When I said that it isn't optional for me to be part of the Dept of Health, it is regardless of if I prepare or serve food. Dept of Health and Fire Marshall are just part of the required package to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,770
Posted By Symphony
There are also things (as a pp mentioned) that...

There are also things (as a pp mentioned) that are in my regs, but when I am inspected, I'm told they do not apply to me as a Family Child Care Home.

For me, I am inspected by Dept of Health and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,770
Posted By Symphony
There is more than one food program available in...

There is more than one food program available in the US. You might want to look into a different one if you don't think this one will work for you. Your licensor should be able to help with that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,040
Posted By Symphony
I agree. I know it is harder with home daycare...

I agree. I know it is harder with home daycare because we are filling a spot, have holding fees, etc. With centers though if you don't secure a spot at 6 weeks pregnant, you aren't going to get one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,040
Posted By Symphony
I'm always the odd man out in this category! I...

I'm always the odd man out in this category! I have people observe me all the time for college courses and I host practicums and internships as well, so I certainly don't mind if a parent wants to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,148
Posted By Symphony
Hugs OP. I'm happy the dad is on board to help...

Hugs OP. I'm happy the dad is on board to help you resolve the issue in the future!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By Symphony
Ugh. It's been snowing all day here! Last week we...

Ugh. It's been snowing all day here! Last week we had a couple nicer days though. My kids love the sandbox and I have a few climbers/slides, and a playhouse. We also have a couple sensory tables...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,148
Posted By Symphony
I'm so sorry this is happening to you OP. I can...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you OP. I can understand both sides of the "what is the parent's responsibility" argument, but either way, I think it would be nice to have gotten an apology from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By Symphony
Totally agree. One way or the other you are going...

Totally agree. One way or the other you are going to be spending some time on this, but whichever you choose will work! I keep my kids in PNPs as long as possible, but I teach them from very early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,079
Posted By Symphony
Youretooloud- I've had two easy kids and two...

Youretooloud- I've had two easy kids and two strong-willed (to put it lightly) kids and I've certainly had my fair share of restless nights, but I still feel the same :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,692
Posted By Symphony
How frustrating! I would contact your city about...

How frustrating! I would contact your city about installing baggie stations/trash cans along the trail that they maintain. I think I would also get real annoying to the police department about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,079
Posted By Symphony
My personal favorite is where you are to lay your...

My personal favorite is where you are to lay your child on a blanket starting at 4 months, and set a toy in front of him. You sit behind him with a switch a whip him everytime he reaches for the toy....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,079
Posted By Symphony
LOVE this book! I was going to suggest it too :) ...

LOVE this book! I was going to suggest it too :)

Also I cannot stand Dobson, and the Pearls/Ezzos should be in prison. JMHO of course :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,131
Posted By Symphony
I have a three year old who the last two weeks...

I have a three year old who the last two weeks can't seem to take his shoes OFF. His velcro shoes, haha. Everyday when we come inside I say "shoes and coats!" everyone takes them off (even the 1yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,973
Posted By Symphony
I've used nebulizers on many occasions with...

I've used nebulizers on many occasions with different children for different reasons. Some chronic and some acute (but no longer need to be excluded). It is really easy, and ime, the other kids find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,376
Posted By Symphony
I disagree. She is still willing to accept the...

I disagree. She is still willing to accept the child into care, the drop off just might not be at her actual house. So long as the provider has let the mother know where they are, this shouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,571
Posted By Symphony
Same three! I have it in my policy manual that I...

Same three! I have it in my policy manual that I do not let children cry it out, and it is actually against my licensing regs too. We are required to tend to every cry in my state :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By Symphony
I think that is very kind to have been invited...

I think that is very kind to have been invited and it sounds like they are really excited to use you! I would base my decision to go or not on your community. I live in a teeny tiny town and it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,886
Posted By Symphony
I start my kids on "real cups" at 18 months and I...

I start my kids on "real cups" at 18 months and I give everyone a shot of milk at a time until they can show consistently that they are capable of not spilling. I'll refill over and over, but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,180
Posted By Symphony
I was wondering about the kindergarten thing too....

I was wondering about the kindergarten thing too. Is she a whole year out? Kindergarten screening will probably reveal all of this to the parents, the bad thing is no one is going to say, "She is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,673
Posted By Symphony
I would also talk to your son at a completely...

I would also talk to your son at a completely different time from drop off and pick up and ask him why he is feeling this way. I agree with the other posters that it is normal especially after a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,373
Posted By Symphony
Almond and rice milk are both ok (as far as I...

Almond and rice milk are both ok (as far as I have ever learned). The cococut will definitely run through though, and especially on an already sensitive system.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,373
Posted By Symphony
I'm late to the party I guess seeing as you have...

I'm late to the party I guess seeing as you have decided to term, but I noticed she is on coconut milk? Are her parents aware this is a laxative?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,941
Posted By Symphony
This definitely sounds really frustrating, but I...

This definitely sounds really frustrating, but I am failing to see how this is a culture issue? Is it the spoon feeding? I know asian cultures often spoon feed children longer than western cultures...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,628
Posted By Symphony
I agree with jojosmommy. If there is a...

I agree with jojosmommy. If there is a developmental center of some sort in your area, I would get in contact with them about screenings. Most will come to home daycares and screen all your kids....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,230
Posted By Symphony
I use NAEYC's. Here ya go! ...

I use NAEYC's. Here ya go!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49925/Complete-Observation-Tool
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By Symphony
I think this looks awesome! I have mostly...

I think this looks awesome! I have mostly littles, and I love to have a variety of sensory table type surfaces. I have a great sandbox already, so I probably wouldn't use it for that, but there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By Symphony
I totally hit my mother's day chocolate this...

I totally hit my mother's day chocolate this morning when they were all occupied :ouch:

One time a couple years ago we made brownies, and when I was cleaning up the mess, the older kids were busy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,555
Posted By Symphony
I hope everyone had a great day! Most of my...

I hope everyone had a great day! Most of my parents are teachers, and I sent my older kids to school with gifts for their teachers. I really didn't expect anything, so I'm not disappointed. I did get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By Symphony
I think that makes perfect sense for a young...

I think that makes perfect sense for a young child who is not in care on a regular basis to experience some seperation anxiety on the nights when he goes to daycare. Has nothing to do with the level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,940
Posted By Symphony
Is sausage mom and porch mom the same person?? I...

Is sausage mom and porch mom the same person?? I don't know which would be worse, two parents in la la land or all that rudeness wrapped into one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,578
Posted By Symphony
People who work at large pet store chains seem to...

People who work at large pet store chains seem to be a joke. I would look for a smaller fish store for better luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,578
Posted By Symphony
Preaching to the choir sister ;) I breed and show...

Preaching to the choir sister ;) I breed and show fish professionally, I have somewhere around 1500 at the moment :eek: :)

Just the three daycare fish though :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,578
Posted By Symphony
goldfish rule.... 60 square cm for each 1...

goldfish rule....

60 square cm for each 1 cm of fish body length excluding the tail
or

24 square inches for each 1 inch of fish body length excluding the tail

i think that is equivalent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,578
Posted By Symphony
Ick looks like they have been sprinkled with...

Ick looks like they have been sprinkled with salt, and it is a very common thing when fish are kept in water that is too could for them/and or they are under stress.

Tetras are super hardy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,568
Posted By Symphony
My own kids are in cloth, aside from the...

My own kids are in cloth, aside from the financial and environmental reasons, it really freaks me out to think of all the chemicals in diapers nowadays sitting on a child's genitals for basically 2-3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,940
Posted By Symphony
That is just beyond anything I have ever heard....

That is just beyond anything I have ever heard. What a way to start AND end your day! That just blows me away what she did in the first place and how she acted at the end of the day. Wow.

I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,617
Posted By Symphony
We eat lunch, they free play for about 30 minutes...

We eat lunch, they free play for about 30 minutes while I clean up the kitchen and change diapers. I turn on the white noise CD and everyone gets in their bed. My own boys who are home will stay up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,667
Posted By Symphony
I don't allow them at daycare other than nap, but...

I don't allow them at daycare other than nap, but then I'm happy to give a binky. We actually recently had a required sleep seminar in our state that encouraged providers to offer pacifiers at sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,602
Posted By Symphony
I cloth diaper my own kids and I use one size...

I cloth diaper my own kids and I use one size dipes. The two kinds I have adjust with snaps around the waist, and then one brand has snaps to adjust them vertically as well. The other brand has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,936
Posted By Symphony
I'm going to head to the garden shop this weekend...

I'm going to head to the garden shop this weekend and try to find some six packs of pansies or something similar and then have the kids decorate a pot for mom. I was planning on having them plant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,667
Posted By Symphony
My youngest has been biting and chewing on his...

My youngest has been biting and chewing on his binkies and most of them are broke now. I think we have maybe 2 that are still fine? He tells me they are broke and then he'll look for one that is less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,963
Posted By Symphony
Food program inspection here is pretty laid back....

Food program inspection here is pretty laid back. She comes in, watches us prep and serve the meal. Looks at the menu and writes down what he had the past five days and which children were in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,201
Posted By Symphony
I tell parents I am happy to offer the discount...

I tell parents I am happy to offer the discount price and the loss of a day if they can bring me a family who is wanting the day they are stopping.

So if they are a MWF family and they want to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,862
Posted By Symphony
My area is awful too. I have a family of three...

My area is awful too. I have a family of three that pays 900/mo for 7:30-5 FT care. I'm also the most expensive in my town.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,602
Posted By Symphony
I think you misread my post, I said YOU did...

I think you misread my post, I said YOU did everything right, but the PARENTS didn't communicate with each other. I'm on your side girlfriend ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,602
Posted By Symphony
Poor baby and poor you! I bet dcd got an earful...

Poor baby and poor you! I bet dcd got an earful when he got home :mad:

I start asking for diapers when I have 6 left, and if I have less than 3, I write on the diaper with a sharpie "Need Dipes!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,984
Posted By Symphony
I remember feeling the same way at start up. Fire...

I remember feeling the same way at start up. Fire extinguishers, changing pads, first aid kits that are practicually an ER in a box! It gets better! I am a garage sale queen now, but the initial...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,159
Posted By Symphony
Was she by chance a preemie?

Was she by chance a preemie?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,564
Posted By Symphony
That is too funny! I wonder who she thinks is...

That is too funny! I wonder who she thinks is with the kids during your daily lunch hour?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,435
Posted By Symphony
I have four kids (3 twos and 1 three yr old) that...

I have four kids (3 twos and 1 three yr old) that say prayers when they sit at the table for meals, one is mine. I have never initiated or participated in it, but I would never not allow it. Most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,144
Posted By Symphony
Those dome climbers look great! I love all the...

Those dome climbers look great! I love all the sizing options. Here we can't have anything over 4 feet that isn't placed on 12in of rubber or wood mulch, so that climber would cost me too much. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By Symphony
You need a new tax person girlfriend!

You need a new tax person girlfriend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,802
Posted By Symphony
Missani, so sorry for your loss :( My...

Missani, so sorry for your loss :(

My provider's office is 2 hours away, so taking kids with me isn't feasible. Luckily they are open til 8, so I make my appts for 7:30 and it works out fine. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,217
Posted By Symphony
I have termed one and not the other before....

I have termed one and not the other before. Luckily, the one I let go was a great fit at the daycare across the street from me. It wasn't really a big deal for dcm to get them both. It also helped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,129
Posted By Symphony
Yep, I tell my dcp at the interview that part of...

Yep, I tell my dcp at the interview that part of the beauty of this job is I am home with my own kids and they come first. My older kids can carry on as if daycare isn't even here. They (and their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,386
Posted By Symphony
I like this too! It is direct, compassionate, but...

I like this too! It is direct, compassionate, but still takes care of YOUR needs. I honestly do not think everyone realizes holding a spot is an issue. I hadn't even thought of it myself as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,678
Posted By Symphony
(((HUGS))) I hear you! I use to be the one...

(((HUGS)))

I hear you! I use to be the one in charge of every single last thing in this house and I was fine with that. DH works crazy hours and works very hard, so I felt comfortable being the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,599
Posted By Symphony
Everything Silver just said, and I'll add that...

Everything Silver just said, and I'll add that sometimes BF babies will eat more if they are given a feeding from a bottle because getting milk from the bottle is so much easier than getting milk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,239
Posted By Symphony
I have a shark navigator and I LOVE it! I am kind...

I have a shark navigator and I LOVE it! I am kind of a vacuum freak, and I use it at least twice a day. My only complaint is that it isn't the easiest to vacuum stairs. However, it is very light so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,797
Posted By Symphony
The regular pepsi is fake sugar, the throwback...

The regular pepsi is fake sugar, the throwback pepsi is real sugar, what it used to be made with before HFCS was a staple in our lives. I personally don't care for pop that isn't diet in any form...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,797
Posted By Symphony
The best pop for you health wise is anything made...

The best pop for you health wise is anything made with real sugar, "Throwback Pepsi" for example or Mexican Coke.

That being said, I drink a sprite zero every night when I'm not pregnant. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,209
Posted By Symphony
Hep B, first shot to be given within 24 hours if...

Hep B, first shot to be given within 24 hours if possible.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/child/0-6yrs-schedule-pr.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,209
Posted By Symphony
And now we vaccinate 24 hour old infants for a...

And now we vaccinate 24 hour old infants for a sexually transmitted disease!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,617
Posted By Symphony
S/O The Things Kids Tell

The tylenol before coming to daycare thread and how we can't always 100% trust what kids tell us got me thinking. Have you ever had children tell you things from home or tell their parents things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,430
Posted By Symphony
If my older kids are sick, I might mention they...

If my older kids are sick, I might mention they are home, but I don't give details because they are capable of remaining completely seperate from care. If my younger kids are sick, I follow my policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,676
Posted By Symphony
We use to use turbo tax too and nothing was ever...

We use to use turbo tax too and nothing was ever done wrong, but now that we use a CPA it is SOOOOOOO much better. I had actually done our taxes last year with turbo tax, but we went to the CPA to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,209
Posted By Symphony
Exactly. There are many people who will tell you...

Exactly. There are many people who will tell you your children cannot attend school or daycare, but it is simply not true. Even school officials are not always informed of the issues surrounding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,975
Posted By Symphony
It isn't just military that is being cut, it is...

It isn't just military that is being cut, it is ALL "nonessential" personnel. So my DH for instance is a firefighter for the forest service, which is federal. He will be home without pay, but anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Symphony
Why does a child with aggressive tendencies,...

Why does a child with aggressive tendencies, behavior problems, and who attends a school because of these problems have access to a giant stick?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,373
Posted By Symphony
This is a little scary... Hatching can take...

This is a little scary...

Hatching can take half a day to two days. Newly hatched chicks measure 4 to 5, with soft, grayish-white bodies, wobbly legs, and partially closed eyes. When two chicks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,938
Posted By Symphony
I love my moby for little ones too. I also love...

I love my moby for little ones too. I also love my mei tei, ring sling, and hot sling. I've found the more I wear the kids when they are young, the more independent they are when they are bigger....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By Symphony
You might want to try some sort of makeshift...

You might want to try some sort of makeshift divider too so the two of them can't see each other. I personally, have blankets around the sides of my pnp's so they can't see each other and I teach my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,865
Posted By Symphony
Gonna Be A Long Afternoon DCG!

I have a new dcg that started today. For lunch we had beef ravioli with tomato/carrot sauce, fruit salad, and milk. She ate a chunk or two of a peach and *maybe* a sip of milk and left the table....
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