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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Cooties!!!!

First day of Spring Break and EVERYONE has the snots, cough, and sneezies floating around my house!
AHHHHHHHH! A full week of fun!!:mad:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-19-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,721
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Using Tablet for Minute Menu Software/ Daily Sign In & Out

I plan to start using my tablet to input info into minute menu daily, it's easier for sign in/out and meals. How would I deduct this? Would I claim my t/s % from my monthly services since this is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-15-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Calculation for Business Interest On Credit Card

How do I figure out the business portion of interest on a personal credit card where both business & personal purchases were made throughout the year?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-11-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Clarification on Hours Open

For my T/S%.....
Do I have to use the hours that kids were present, or can I use the actual hours I was open? I'm asking this because some mornings, people are moving slow, I'm up and open at 630am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Fighting Between Own Kids and Daycare Kids

Need some advise on how to handle fighting between my own son and dcb's, which happen to be family, which happen to be very close and we see each other and do things a lot together. Both are very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I would say $50 a week with breakfast included....

I would say $50 a week with breakfast included. That is one of my biggest peeves with parents, we all like to sleep in! A little communication is nice if your going to be late!
I would so love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Not providing lunch anymore

Childcare is super cheap in our area.....like getting $20 a day for SA is considered expensive! Snice I opened 7 years ago, I have always provided all meals and snacks, until now. I will no longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I just termed one of these last week! I had been...

I just termed one of these last week! I had been hanging on for the sake of the child needing some consistency in his life.At daycare for 10 hours, then went somewhere else everyday for 2 more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By lilcupcakes09
So I'm in the same boat in a sense......need some...

So I'm in the same boat in a sense......need some ideas on what other providers would do. Mom asks me to take kid 45 mins early one morning because she needs to work early. I say sure, it will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By lilcupcakes09
My contract states I can end care immediately...

My contract states I can end care immediately without refund for blatent disrespect to me or my family. That suffices in my book. Would it be inappropriate to send her a list of all the late charges...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,565
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Just termed a parent today because I was tired of...

Just termed a parent today because I was tired of being walked all over. I too let a few minutes here, a few minutes there without saying things. Signs in on time but really comes a few minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Need Advice About Term

I termed my first child this morning....now parents want refund. I was fed up with parents being inconsiderate of my time and thinking they run the show. My contract states I can term without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I actually keep all the kids on our street, only...

I actually keep all the kids on our street, only 1 of my 4 families doesn't live on my street. It can be trying at times as the kids sometimes over step their boundaries after hours, but I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Right there with you!! It really chaps me when it...

Right there with you!! It really chaps me when it continues for weeks! Big kids are the worst though, most have no manners when it comes to that and it makes me furious! I feel like sending every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By lilcupcakes09
All types of nuts were positive for allergy....

All types of nuts were positive for allergy. Funny thing is this child eats peanut butter and jelly a couple times a week up until the reaction. At drop off this morning it's really no big deal to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Child with new allergies

What would my fellow providers do in this situation?

I have a dcg who has just been found to have many many food allergies after a slightly severe reaction(thankfully at home). I normally provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Oh my gosh I had a mom that would come in every...

Oh my gosh I had a mom that would come in every morning and sit right down on my couch.....and drag her good bye out for 10 mins most days!! It would set me crazy! Then when she finally got up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By lilcupcakes09
She is not very vocal either, only repeating what...

She is not very vocal either, only repeating what others say, but not talking too much on her own. She seems lost if my other dcg is not here, she whines all day long, it makes for very long days :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By lilcupcakes09
We are finally over that after about 3 weeks...

We are finally over that after about 3 weeks worth. I wanted to scream!! I was to the point I was ready to send every single one of them home until they had no more snot! So gross!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Never Experienced Behavior Like This......

I have 2 two yr old dcgs, the younger one has almost an obsessive type behavior. She follows, I mean most of the time so close she gets knocked down the other little girl. She copies EVERY SINGLE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Absolutely give yourself more time! I personally...

Absolutely give yourself more time! I personally have 2 weeks vacation, 5 personal days, and 5 sick days, and 12 Holidays which are all PAID!! And I make all school events, my kids come first!
Never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Snotty Noses....

AHHHHHH!!!!!!That is all :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By lilcupcakes09
He is that kid....the 1 who never misses a day...

He is that kid....the 1 who never misses a day until I take off, the one who is always here on time and never gets picked up early! And he never seems to get sick enough to miss a day! I feel for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I know this may sound crazy....but I HATE days with only 1 kid!!

Between sickness and Spring Break, only 1 out of 7 kids came today! And that 1 is coughing and snotting everywhere. My son is also gone to spend the day with grandparents, leaving my baby and I, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Why can't parents admit their kids are sick???

Parents really crack me up....like what is the big deal if your kid is sick, why do you have to make up excuses of it just being teething or allergies??? No, your child who woke up with a 103 fever...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-23-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Time/Space On Tax Form

Had my taxes done over the weekend, but looking back, what she entered for my t/s is different than what I gave her on the worksheet from MMkids. She listed 30%, but MM says I have 36% based on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By lilcupcakes09
kids who "inhale" their food

How do you handle kids who shovel food in order to eush through a meal?? I have older ones that do this.... I also have a 2 year old who just shovels because this is how she eats. I can't seem to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I had a parent ask me to do this last year....

I had a parent ask me to do this last year. Absolutely not!! Not even for an extra half hour....I have kids at 630AM, I am not watching another until 6PM...and to mention the fact that all my other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have a parent who fits this to a T!!! Last year...

I have a parent who fits this to a T!!! Last year dcb gets strep throat, she keeps him home one day, the day after picking him up from school and taking him the dr, the bare minimum she had to as he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I'm sorry but IMO, I wouldn't want parents in my...

I'm sorry but IMO, I wouldn't want parents in my program who act like this!!! We all get sick, we all need days off for rhings for ourselves and our families. Parents know what they are signing up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I am so right there with you!! I have 6 SAs, 2...

I am so right there with you!! I have 6 SAs, 2 two year olds, and an infant which is my own. Because of the difficulty taking care of the older ones, I have decided right now I'm not taking any other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I also let them cry, I sometimes may go in and...

I also let them cry, I sometimes may go in and lay them back down gently if they get too upset. My opinion is if they wake up fussing, they aren't ready to get up. Kids who have had enough sleep wake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,076
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I'm changing the pull up.... A. Because I don't...

I'm changing the pull up....
A. Because I don't want to smell the horrid smell in my entire home while the child is here.
B. I feel like I wouldn't be providing the care I am being paid to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,076
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Nothing medically wrong, all has been ruled out....

Nothing medically wrong, all has been ruled out. It started suddenly back in the fall. Pull ups are worn all the time, which I think is enabling it further. But it really bothers me to have to change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,076
Posted By lilcupcakes09
At My Wits-End With 6 Year Old Who Won't Use Bathroom!

Positive reinforcement only worked for a short time. Reminding constantly is failing now, plus I have all other dcks to tend to as well before seeing them off to school. I don't know what else to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I wouldn't let it happen! If he hasn't calmed...

I wouldn't let it happen! If he hasn't calmed down in 10-15 mins I would be calling parents for pick up immediately! I do not tolerate throwing of toys or hitting period when they are old enough to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,303
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Claiming Credit Card Interest

Should I be claiming the interest on my credit cards that I made purchases for daycare things for? Will it really make all that much of a difference? Just seems like this may be a huge hassle to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Summer Rates???

What are your summer rates for SA kiddos? I have a group that requires so much direction and supervision I am considering uping my rate while they are off during the summer. I actually had a mom tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Amen!! I am fortunate enough to have every...

Amen!!
I am fortunate enough to have every other Friday off during the day after getting my SAs off on the bus(thanks to some parents who actually keep their kids home while off) and I try to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Spend Time With Your Kids People!!!

It really chaps me that so many parents just do not care about taking advantage of the extra time they have with their children!!! If you are off every Friday, why do you insist on getting your child...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-09-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,902
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Interesting about the self employment taxes. I...

Interesting about the self employment taxes. I just looked at my 2013 return and the only thing listed on my form 1040, line 27 is the amount of my meals I was claiming for the standard meal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By lilcupcakes09
providers with infants and toddlers both

I currently have 2- 2 yr olds enrolled along with 5 B&A kids. I had a baby in December, I feel like adding another infant will be too overwhelming....I have always had 2 infants at a time since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have this problem with a 6 year old!! Won't use...

I have this problem with a 6 year old!! Won't use bathroom anywhere but daycare. As soon as the pull up is on.....it gets filled with pee. If school is out, big kid underwear go on and we do just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I don't agree that it's a dominance issue....both...

I don't agree that it's a dominance issue....both of these girls have older siblings. The pushy one is also quite a bit smaller than the other one, the laid back one is not shy at all, she has 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By lilcupcakes09
2 Yr Old DCG OBSESSED With Other 2 Yr Old DCG

Has anyone else eer experienced an "obsession" between dcks?? I have 2 girls, about 2 months difference in age. One is very laid back, the other is very pushy and seems obsessed with everything the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Mom works 40 minutes away and only comes at close...

Mom works 40 minutes away and only comes at close because she has to be there by then, she had asked in the past if I could keep him later, and I refused.
The schedule all my other parents have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By lilcupcakes09
WWYD...Straggler Child

Child is at daycare everyday unless I am closed, open to close. He just doesn't fit into my program anymore. I have been fortunate enough to have all my other families value my time. They adjust...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Tricks for OBSESSIVE follower

I really need some ideas on what to do with one of my dcg who obsessively follows around my other dcg ALL day long!! One is a carefree 23 month old, the other is a total follower, taking away toys,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By lilcupcakes09
maternity leave letter

Anyone willing to share the letter they have parents for maternity leave? Need to get one together for my parents and need help with wording....TIA :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have a 17 month dcg, same exact way. She...

I have a 17 month dcg, same exact way. She follows my 20 month old dcg around and intentionally takes EVERYTHING she has or wants to play with EVERYTHING she does all the time. It makes me crazy! 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Unfortunately he gets threatened about what will...

Unfortunately he gets threatened about what will happen, but never any follow throughs while in trouble at home....he knows how to work his parents, crying for no reason, blaming others for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Exhausted all efforts I know for Back Talker!!!!!

I need serious help!!!

6 yr old dcb who has serious issues with back talking me and yelling at all the other dcks on a daily basis. I am so stressed out by his actions I can hardly stand waiting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By lilcupcakes09
And I'm thinking to myself how inconsiderate some...

And I'm thinking to myself how inconsiderate some people are.....like my dcm that is having issues with her boyfriend, he is the one who picks up her son from dc, Dad is not in the picture. Who asks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Interesting about the insurance part, but makes...

Interesting about the insurance part, but makes sense!! It's sad because he is also the kid who NEVER misses a day EVER, I have to close or he is here until closing time. Feel bad for the kid that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Wow this is interesting! I never stop running...

Wow this is interesting!
I never stop running and have maintained my weight for the past 5 years since starting daycare. I always associated with the non-stop activity, plus I don't always have time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Parent asking for late pick up EVERY week...

I only have one parent out of my 4 families who thinks there is nothing wrong with asking me one day out of every week if it is okay to pick up late for this reason or another.....does she really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By lilcupcakes09
White Shorts Really?????

Do some of these parents even consider what is done in a daycare during the day???? White shorts on a 1 year old is not the smartest, I have seen these shorts many times in the past few weeks...and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I'm in similar situation, due the first week in...

I'm in similar situation, due the first week in December. I've already decided I will be taking off until the beginning of the year when the kids return to school. I'm going with what feels right for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I honestly do feel for the child, I know when he...

I honestly do feel for the child, I know when he gets home their isn't much interaction with anyone at home. His stepdad doesn't want much to do with him, his dad only sees him one weekend a month,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Why can't I get over the parent who spends NO time with her child?????

It's eating me alive, especially today! DCB NEVER spends a day away from daycare unless I am closed, or he is sick(very rare) also. BTW Mom has called me to ask to pick him up from school on 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Help with aggressive 15 month old

I have a very feisty little 15 month old dcg who cannot stop hitting, shoving, and biting. What do I do with her?? I have already tried redirection, this leads to screaming and throwing herself in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,458
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I was in this spot at the end of last summer, had...

I was in this spot at the end of last summer, had 4 tell me they were leaving 2 weeks before school started, two different families, but they were both going to Grandma's before & after school to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Halfway through Summer Break!!!!

Yay! First half flew right by, let's see what the rest feels like..... I'm sad for my own kids though. But so ready to have a quite house between 9am and 4pm happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By lilcupcakes09
This might be easier said than done, but tell her...

This might be easier said than done, but tell her Mom she needs to figure something else out for the rest of the summer, she is disrupting your entire program and it seems like you have tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I continued my AFLAC after leaving my job, with...

I continued my AFLAC after leaving my job, with the intention of having more kiddos. I pay for it in full myself each month.

But our credit unions and some imsurance companies offer it to their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By lilcupcakes09
This totally made my night after a rough day!!!!...

This totally made my night after a rough day!!!! I have families that would fall under this category!! It makes my heart ache to see the kids in this situation, but all I can do is have a big heart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Wink So I have decided I am taking through the New...

So I have decided I am taking through the New Year, I am due mid December, so it may be two, may be 3 weeks depending upon my delivery. This will give my family time to spend and adjust as a family,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Wink Yes right there with you!!! I dread summer!! ...

Yes right there with you!!! I dread summer!!

I have two 1 year olds, two prek's, and 4 B&A. Yes they are always hungry, I simply tell them we will eat when it is time and send them on their way....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By lilcupcakes09
He is an only child, so it isn't an issue of...

He is an only child, so it isn't an issue of overpower. I think it is simpy just being nosey, he always has to be able to see everything, he stares alot also, that's why I think it is just pure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By lilcupcakes09
How Do I Stop The Child Who Answers For EVERYONE??

This boy answers EVERY question I ask, even when directed to a specific person, buts into EVERY conversation, will topple over other kids to be nosey and see what other kids are doing or looking at....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By lilcupcakes09
kid @ quiet time!!!!

Need some ideas as days off from school drove me absolutely batty with this kid! He is 5 1/2, all I ask of my SA children is that they lay quietly during naptime and watch a movie while the youngers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,621
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Can I ask what your rates are?? I charge $175 for...

Can I ask what your rates are?? I charge $175 for infant-3 years, $145 for 3 yrs, $130 for 4 whether in prek or not, $80 b&a and $100 for summer care. I don't want to change my rates either if I stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,621
Posted By lilcupcakes09
To Provide Lunch or Not....

I have been providing all meals for the past 5 years since opening, but I'm seriously considering switching to just snacks and breakfast at the start of 2015. I'm not on the food program, it was too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I've always had two since opening, no more than 3...

I've always had two since opening, no more than 3 months difference. I usually have them within weeks apart. Strict schedule is a must, but the funny part is, they usually fall into the same schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Why Do I Feel Bad Charging Them????

Been one of my families since the beginning, now there are a total of 4 kids. They are also very good friends of ours outside of daycare. Love the kids to death, but why do I feel terrible charging...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Right there with you all!! I was doing well for a...

Right there with you all!! I was doing well for a few years, loving my families, had 2 families come to me 2 weeks before school started last year and tell me they wouldn't be back, Grandma's were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Builder is totally within code, we actually went...

Builder is totally within code, we actually went an inch taller than code for my hubby. My fault totally, should have checked with licensing before, but figured their codes would be the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I thought standard was standard also...but I was...

I thought standard was standard also...but I was wrong, she informed me childcare and contractor regulations are different! We even made them taller than standard because my husband is a tall guy....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By lilcupcakes09
New Deck...Need Ideas!!

We just added on a huge deck to the back of our house, the kids have been so excited to have picnics and be able to enjoy the weather on it...well my inspector comes out today and says my railings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have 4 that nap and 4 who are before/after...

I have 4 that nap and 4 who are before/after school, I have no problems during naptime with them being quiet. I usually turn on a movie and they are allowed to play their DS's, ipods, and ipads...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By lilcupcakes09
For some of my families, I would totally consider...

For some of my families, I would totally consider not having them pay out of courtesy. For others, I would like to charge them the whole usual amount, because they are far from courtesy on a normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By lilcupcakes09
This is also part of my dilemma, there are 3 paid...

This is also part of my dilemma, there are 3 paid holidays that I take that would fall within my maternity leave period(christmas eve, christmas day, and new years day). Do I just charge parents what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Maternity Leave

How much maternity leave did you take? I have had an uncomplicated pregnancy so far but surely don't want to overdue it after the baby is born. I'm due at the very end of November, so thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I don't feel I need to remind the parents who are...

I don't feel I need to remind the parents who are adults about my policies with sickness. I already care for their children, I shouldn't have to babysit them too! It blows my mind why a parent would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Do you think I am your kids chauffeur???

Why do you think it is okay to ask me for so many favors? Can you pick my child up from school?, can you drop him off this day?, he has to be picked up early this day- so can you do that?, even call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By lilcupcakes09
It's a tough situation, but I think it's one that...

It's a tough situation, but I think it's one that you have to just suck up and move on....... she is paying you for your services after all. I have a parent who I absolutely can't stand that does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Yes he lives on the nabi, ipad, and video games...

Yes he lives on the nabi, ipad, and video games at home! That is how he spends his evening, not much that they do with him unfortunately
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By lilcupcakes09
What Do I Do With This Kid???

5year old dcb, been here over a year now, cannot be still EVER!! I mean he is constantly moving....whether it be clapping hands, digging at his teeth, kicking his feet, currently rolling back & forth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I must be harsh too! I have a 6 yr old dcb that...

I must be harsh too! I have a 6 yr old dcb that crys all the time, everyday for every reason. I don't even entertain it, just send him to the other room by himself and have him come back when he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Oh yes I forgot to mention my other dcb,...

Oh yes I forgot to mention my other dcb, different family who is almost 6.....pretty tall for his age, who only has 1 jacket, which is a Size 3T!!!! He only has 2 swestshirts that he wears over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Clothes Pet Peeve

Why do parents dress their infants/toddlers in clothes that do not fit??!! It drives me absolutely insane! Pants are too long and dragging, slipping off their heinies, sleeves are hanging way off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By lilcupcakes09
It's only 9AM !!!

And I am soooo over snot and dirty diapers already!!!!! I think every kid came with a snotty nose this morning and everyone is exhausted and whiney! And I thinky babies save it for my house then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Who Closes for Easter?

I have never closed for the Easter holiday in 5 years of daycare, but this year I feel like I may be the only one who doesn't!! I follow other daycares in my area on facebook and it seems like they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Yup I have one.....5 year old. I suck it up, I...

Yup I have one.....5 year old. I suck it up, I realize I could have one that was terribly bad instead so I can tolerate him. But definentely relieved at pick up, he happens to be the one that is here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By lilcupcakes09
My little ones go into their highchairs while I...

My little ones go into their highchairs while I prepare. If the older ones cannot entertain themselves while I fix lunch, I sit them at the table with their own little white boards and they can draw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have not downsized by choice....I went from 8...

I have not downsized by choice....I went from 8 to 4 when school started this year. 3 of those 4 were "problem" children. Not bad kids, they were just the rowdy,loud ones who made the normally quiet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By lilcupcakes09
I have one of these too! Glad it isn't just me!

I have one of these too! Glad it isn't just me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Opening on President's Day.....

So it begins.....it's the Weds before President's Day and the one parent I knew would ask, did yesterday at pick up!! We have had some crazy weather and school will be opening on Monday to make up a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By lilcupcakes09
Unpaid Daycare

Long story short.....was watching neighborhood kid b/a in the beginning of the year. People had to move out of the house they were renting ASAP and put kid into new school zone. Didn't see or hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By lilcupcakes09
After nap is quiet time, if they fall asleep so...

After nap is quiet time, if they fall asleep so be it......they only fall asleep because they are tired. That would be the only thing I would say to Mom!
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