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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By ChelseaB
It seems that when it rains, it pours! Already...

It seems that when it rains, it pours! Already received 3 bits of bad news this morning (hopefully, itís a case of ďbad news comes in 3Ē, and I donít receive anymore lol).

1 ó I just received...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By ChelseaB
Definitely canít top MissAnnís story :lol: ...

Definitely canít top MissAnnís story :lol:

Nothing unusual comes to mind other than belting out songs or being mid dance party with the kids lol. For the most part, I answer the door when parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Potty training is hell. Parents who believe their...

Potty training is hell. Parents who believe their child is ready and bring them to daycare in underpants after 1 week of training at home (supposedly accident free ó guess what, other parent already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By ChelseaB
Oh, and regarding her mouthiness ó I would...

Oh, and regarding her mouthiness ó I would continually enforce proper dialogue. If sheís speaking in any inappropriate manner, I would immediately correct her and make suggestions of other phrases...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By ChelseaB
I would follow my gut instincts. I also have a...

I would follow my gut instincts. I also have a tendency to hold on to kiddos and perhaps give them more of a chance than other daycares may have. If itís just unruly tantrums because she isnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Ugh. Iíve asked and asked people over the years...

Ugh. Iíve asked and asked people over the years to make drop off as quick as possible since prolonging it is what usually gives kids the chance to act up. Of course, I have one DCP who sticks around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ChelseaB
Amen to this!!! Iíve also had a recent family...

Amen to this!!! Iíve also had a recent family whoíve taken to not messaging me when they donít plan on bringing their child. This has been a non-issue until now, and itís especially frustrating when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
I did not, I have one teacher, and she only...

I did not, I have one teacher, and she only dropped off her child maybe twice during the strike. She rarely brings him when sheís off, except if she has a personal appointment away that would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
It drives me crazy how parents expect you to be...

It drives me crazy how parents expect you to be available at their every beck and call. I do sometimes offer extra hours IF Iím not busy. But you can practically hear the eye roll on the other end of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-21-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By ChelseaB
Oh my word, that sounds chaotic! To be 100%...

Oh my word, that sounds chaotic! To be 100% honest, I would not be surprised if a change like that occurs in WV sooner rather than later. Legislature has been uprooting everything, especially...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By ChelseaB
I feel I should chime in, as my regulations do...

I feel I should chime in, as my regulations do differ from those who have already posted. I am located in WV. My regs specify (as a Family Child Care Home Provider) that I may use a substitute under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
I guess everyone realizes it will happen...

I guess everyone realizes it will happen eventually, but it still comes as a shock...
Noticed one of my long-time dc families had written a post last night, requesting information about Montessori....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By ChelseaB
Well, it really depends. Even on a diet...

Well, it really depends. Even on a diet consisting of primarily formula, the body will still separate the wastes, and poo still comes out solid, in my experience. Itís all very circumstantialó I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By ChelseaB
Agree with everyone else. The option I offer for...

Agree with everyone else. The option I offer for my families is this:
FT families may choose their flat rate based on tiered rates (i.e. 2 and older: M-F, 7am to 4 is $100; to 5 is $105; to 6 is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By ChelseaB
Thank you! Iím from Randolph Co :) That is...

Thank you! Iím from Randolph Co :)

That is what I was thinking, but I wanted to make sure! Yes, during my Bill Training with them, they were very thorough lol that was one question I didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By ChelseaB
WV Mtn Heart Providers' Question....

Long time, no see, everyone! Took an unintentional long hiatus from here while revamping daycare program, but things have finally settled! One of those changes being that I have recently started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By ChelseaB
Yes to the diaper at nap again. Kids aren't potty...

Yes to the diaper at nap again. Kids aren't potty trained if they're still having accidents.

Nap time is for nap time -- we go potty right before we lie down, otherwise, it's time to sleep....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By ChelseaB
Yup, this is 100% accurate. My first home...

Yup, this is 100% accurate.

My first home was purchased with a specific "First-Time Home Buyer" company. My contract restricted me from renting out my home for a specified amount of time,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-12-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,186
Posted By ChelseaB
likethislikethislikethis

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By ChelseaB
Speaking as an old accountant, I specialized in...

Speaking as an old accountant, I specialized in resolving credit card disputes (whenever someone would claim a charge our company issued as being fraud).

Typically, the bank will send a notice to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By ChelseaB
This is the truth. That, and I'm not particularly...

This is the truth. That, and I'm not particularly excited to accept subsidy and have the state dictate my worth as well.... I guess they expect us to give away care as well. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,055
Posted By ChelseaB
I agree with all of this, it is a crummy...

I agree with all of this, it is a crummy situation!! With this further explanation, I agree with terming -- being misleading AND they're only part Time? No way; no thanks! I'd give two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,055
Posted By ChelseaB
If I understand you correctly, the current DCB...

If I understand you correctly, the current DCB will be there until the end of June? The infant will not begin at all, despite some verbal agreement that he/she would? But no contract?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChelseaB
It's never easy, but that sounds like a...

It's never easy, but that sounds like a relatively mild reaction in comparison to what it could have been. I'm certain that you'll have your FT spot filled according to what you want in no time!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChelseaB
You're very welcome, I'm so glad that I could be...

You're very welcome, I'm so glad that I could be of assistance!! Good luck and please let us know how everything goes!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChelseaB
Sadly, I am one of those people who was born with...

Sadly, I am one of those people who was born with the virus that causes cold sores, and they can last for weeks. :( In general, however, once the sore erupts with fluid and then bursts is when it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,204
Posted By ChelseaB
In short, I feel pretty helpless in this...

In short, I feel pretty helpless in this election. None of the candidates have me jumping up and down, cheering from the sideline. Lies, deceit, and manipulation look pretty prominent from most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChelseaB
In regards to the cold sore, they are absolutely...

In regards to the cold sore, they are absolutely contagious. To shorten up the definition, I've copied word for word the definition pertaining to them from WebMD:
"Herpes simplex viruses -- more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By ChelseaB
I've had this child :/ and honestly, it never got...

I've had this child :/ and honestly, it never got better for me. The poor child wasn't here enough to fully adjust, and if the parents refuse to really do anything at home to help them learn to be a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-12-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,746
Posted By ChelseaB
I cannot speak for legalities from the daycare...

I cannot speak for legalities from the daycare perspective because I don't accept subsidy, so I'm not sure.

However, I can speak personally. I would never segregate my daycare like that. They're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
A girl who used to be my best friend in high...

A girl who used to be my best friend in high school messaged me at 10:30 last night while I was already in bed asleep, so I awoke to her message this morning. Pleading me to take her 2 SICK children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By ChelseaB
I think she's deliberately stretching and bending...

I think she's deliberately stretching and bending your rules regarding pick up, and she thought she could force you into doing it her way...that's strike 1. The biting and misbehavior due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,069
Posted By ChelseaB
I'm not sure what I would do in this situation,...

I'm not sure what I would do in this situation, but I do know me, and I know that uncertainty drives me crazy! So I'd probably just ask in a calm fashion -- "hi DCM, I don't mean to put you on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By ChelseaB
I have "open hours" as well, I'd love to switch...

I have "open hours" as well, I'd love to switch to contracted hours, but I have yet to make the change! I'll probably wait until the new year. :)

Regardless, I do make certain that my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By ChelseaB
I, too, have a smaller group! I started with 2,...

I, too, have a smaller group! I started with 2, and unfortunately, my one infant has been battling some type of skin condition, whether a result of eczema or allergies we don't know. But because her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By ChelseaB
Lol! Never heard of that, but I find myself...

Lol! Never heard of that, but I find myself catching up on a show or two, playing a game, or just catching up cleaning during nap time -- that usually helps me stay more alert! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By ChelseaB
My group is usually great about napping, but my...

My group is usually great about napping, but my new guys are still learning the routine. So that's been a bit of a learning curve for everyone lol!

Oh man, I envy you all that have assistants and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By ChelseaB
Talking I Don't Know Why Kiddos Fight Napping...

For whatever reason, today, I've been absolutely exhausted. Yawning, heavy eyes, and just feeling downright tired. I think we adults need nap more than the kids! ;)

For heaven's sake, sweet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ChelseaB
Thank you NightOwl -- you're both right, I feel...

Thank you NightOwl -- you're both right, I feel better knowing that I have the right mindset after all! It will just take probably a bit more time and a bit more firmness on the matter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ChelseaB
I do have the kiddos use the bathroom before...

I do have the kiddos use the bathroom before nap/do diaper changes, I just worried about the saying no until nap time is over. However you're right -- control is part of potty training. I realize it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ChelseaB
New Nap Issues

The majority of children that I've had in my care have barely reached the age of potty training/trained, and/or they're good nappers, so they sleep well and wake up dry. So the new DCK I have is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By ChelseaB
I also have to agree with all of this 100%. Of...

I also have to agree with all of this 100%. Of course reinforcing that this will NOT happen again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By ChelseaB
The first thing that came to mind for me is that...

The first thing that came to mind for me is that just because she numbers them doesn't necessarily mean the provider uses the diapers in order? I personally will reach for a diaper and will just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By ChelseaB
To be specific with how I do my fees, I offer my...

To be specific with how I do my fees, I offer my clients 2 options:
1- Full time at a flat, weekly rate of $100/week. It's slightly discounted from my daily rate, no credits or refunds (unless I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By ChelseaB
Unhappy First Term

I posted about this last week on the vent thread, but in short, I have been caring for an infant part time the last 4 months or so. However, due to the minimal hours that she's been here and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
On another note, I have been pretty blessed with...

On another note, I have been pretty blessed with having kids who mostly eat whatever I serve. My kids especially love soups and casseroles, etc, so I've taken full advantage of that to incorporate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Unfortunately, I'm not that surprised about the...

Unfortunately, I'm not that surprised about the $75/week. In my area, that's probably about average, but I charge $100/week for full time flat rate. My daily rate is otherwise $25/day. I believe most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By ChelseaB
Oh, and I just wanted to add in regards to the...

Oh, and I just wanted to add in regards to the contract issue, I have 2 separate contracts, 1 for each parent, because if DCM defaults on payments again, I felt it would be unfair for DCD to lose his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By ChelseaB
Thank you for the input everyone. I realize the...

Thank you for the input everyone. I realize the truth behind everyone's words, it's just so dang frustrating. If I hear from any lawyer, I will certainly contact them and let them know the same thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By ChelseaB
I should clarify that the issue of late payment...

I should clarify that the issue of late payment from DCM arose because their contract began together and DCM was always the one to drop off payment (although they both signed their agreement and thus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By ChelseaB
Parents, Custody Hearing, and Subpoenas -- LONG vent

I am pretty aggravated at the moment.

I've had one 2 yo DCG for over a year now. The parents have had an on-again, off-again relationship during that time, although for the last 3 months or so,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By ChelseaB
Gotcha. Okay, here's the thing -- I...

Gotcha.

Okay, here's the thing -- I understand that it may be difficult to get families to sign on because they don't want to prepay. However, it is such common practice now. The majority of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By ChelseaB
Are you referencing for pre-pay or that there...

Are you referencing for pre-pay or that there will be odd change?

I won't accept after the fact payments unless I have absolute faith in a family. I've been burned on that, but what I do for one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Why? Just why?!? I have THAT baby. The one who...

Why? Just why?!? I have THAT baby. The one who has been raised with attachment parenting. The one that SCREAMS (not just cries, absolutely screams bloody murder). She is nursed to sleep (she does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,095
Posted By ChelseaB
I'm honestly in the boat of I don't care at all...

I'm honestly in the boat of I don't care at all what a child wears to my home daycare. Unless I specifically requested certain types of clothes for an activity that day, I could honestly care less....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,816
Posted By ChelseaB
This likethis

This likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,808
Posted By ChelseaB
I understand what you're saying BC, and I do...

I understand what you're saying BC, and I do agree with you to a point. However, what I'm trying to get at isn't what her direct actions are. It's one thing for her to spew and rave to people to try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,808
Posted By ChelseaB
Wow, I have to say that I'm completely unnerved...

Wow, I have to say that I'm completely unnerved by what you're going through! However, for me, it comes down to how often you should be expected to take the high road... There's a difference between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,923
Posted By ChelseaB
Lol dang it! I usually read all the way to the...

Lol dang it! I usually read all the way to the bottom...not this time! I got suckered! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,923
Posted By ChelseaB
likethislikethislikethis I also agree that...

likethislikethislikethis

I also agree that it would not be a bit helpful to your child to let him slide under the radar or to blame other people. I'm certain you're right that he's aware of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 191,143
Posted By ChelseaB
Today, the children had an extensive argument...

Today, the children had an extensive argument over who tooted....

DCG: I farted!
DSD: No, I farted!
**repeat approx 10 times**
Me: Are you guys seriously arguing over something this silly?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By ChelseaB
I should also add, however, that there are...

I should also add, however, that there are children (even though younger) who are capable of listening and following direction. They acclimate to and accept the rules. I do have kiddos who will stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By ChelseaB
I understand completely where you're coming from....

I understand completely where you're coming from. Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions that would be helpful. I currently accept AS kids (as well as I have my own 2 SK's throughout the week),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By ChelseaB
I know I should probably charge more, but I...

I know I should probably charge more, but I charge a flat rate for the week of $50/child. This includes care from 3-6 and one snack. This is with the consideration that most SA kiddos are more self...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ChelseaB
- To put myself and my family first because no...

- To put myself and my family first because no matter how much a family may try to act like my friend, they're not. They will do whatever is in their best interest in a heartbeat with no regard for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ChelseaB
This is true, and you're absolutely right about...

This is true, and you're absolutely right about that -- but it's not just about me personally, but the likelihood of my business and the other kids I care for as well, you know? One of my kids has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ChelseaB
This was my thought exactly. Obviously I have no...

This was my thought exactly. Obviously I have no problem taking care of them while they are sick because you're right, I consider them mine too (I only use "step" for the easiest explanation of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ChelseaB
I did reread my original post, and I apologize...

I did reread my original post, and I apologize that it sounds as though my husband's visitation is all day -- autocorrect added the "all" for whatever reason. His visitation starts after he gets off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ChelseaB
Actually, My hubby and I aren't supposed to have...

Actually, My hubby and I aren't supposed to have them until after he is off work. But because he would have them this evening, BM wanted to bring them to me so that she could work since her DCP isn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ChelseaB
When You Can't Send the Sick Kids Home...

Because they're your own step kids and it's their father's visitation all day. Hubby gets home from work after 6.

Ugh. Today, my step kids are staying with me because school is closed and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By ChelseaB
Everyone just calls me Chelsea! Or whatever...

Everyone just calls me Chelsea! Or whatever variation of my first name they can manage! :) Hearing "Cha-sea", "Chel-shea", etc is pretty darn cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By ChelseaB
For me I do things a little differently -- I...

For me I do things a little differently -- I don't forbid toys or items from home except electronics. However, I have it written into my policies that while I don't forbid some items, I am also not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By ChelseaB
Personally, I don't allow children to take toys...

Personally, I don't allow children to take toys to time out...in general, time out consists of sitting near me without toys so that you may have quiet time to consider better actions. If you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
One thing I did do was search for mommy boards...

One thing I did do was search for mommy boards and parenting forums. Then I typed daycare into the website search -- that was my primary way of researching :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
Certainly, it may take me a few to find what I'm...

Certainly, it may take me a few to find what I'm looking for... I think one was this link: http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/forums/show/25/5.page
I believe it was a thread labeled centers vs in home...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-29-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By ChelseaB
I've always done my own taxes using Turbotax,...

I've always done my own taxes using Turbotax, including daycare. You have to purchase the Business program as someone else mentioned, but once you select that you are a daycare provider, it more or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
I am so miserably sick. I almost NEVER call off...

I am so miserably sick. I almost NEVER call off work unless I am vomiting or if I know for certain that I am contagious. However, I believe that this may be a cold of sorts that the DCK's shared with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
I had to take a moment to decide how I wanted to...

I had to take a moment to decide how I wanted to respond to your post because you're absolutely right with everything you've said. I suppose I've somewhat wandered away from my original topic; but in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
I agree 100% Hunni Bee, that's what I figured I...

I agree 100% Hunni Bee, that's what I figured I would find -- an outlet where parents could express their frustrations but find either useful info to help them better understand or at least other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 12:29 PM
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Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
Thanks for the input everyone, you are all SO...

Thanks for the input everyone, you are all SO right! I normally don't take stuff like this to heart, but I suppose today I am feeling a bit more wishy-washy! lol

I do believe that venting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
Very true!! I forgot to mention how we "make...

Very true!!

I forgot to mention how we "make bank" because the parents have "done the math". :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,687
Posted By ChelseaB
I Am SHOCKED....

I honestly cannot believe what I just read. The Daycare Forum has been one of the most helpful, enlightening forums I have ever been blessed to be a part of. However, today, I thought it would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By ChelseaB
Maybe they're keeping the goodbye quick, but it...

Maybe they're keeping the goodbye quick, but it does sound like they're talking it up a lot at home or in the car on the way over. Although it may not be their intentions, their conversations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By ChelseaB
That is terrifying!!! Lol! But also a good...

That is terrifying!!! Lol! But also a good visual representation! :D:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By ChelseaB
For Giggles :)

3621

:lol::lol::lol:
A visual representation for those who just don't understand why nap time is not optional!! Rewording to "what happens when your child does not take a nap" LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By ChelseaB
First, welcome! Personally, I would probably...

First, welcome!

Personally, I would probably feel the same a you. It can be very stressful. But honestly, while the behaviors themselves are one thing, the way that you've expressed that you feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,845
Posted By ChelseaB
-I HATE being put in the middle of...

-I HATE being put in the middle of separated/divorced parental conflicts. Or being the go between. For example: "Hello DCP, just a reminder that payment is due today!"
"Oh shoot, I totally forgot! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Taxes. Time/space percentage. Income vs expenses....

Taxes. Time/space percentage. Income vs expenses. Deductibles. Making sure all of my numbers and records match up. Ohh the headache. Lol. :rolleyes:

I opt to do my own taxes since I've worked in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By ChelseaB
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 11:49 AM
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Views: 1,075
Posted By ChelseaB
I'm going to keep it simple -- life is too short...

I'm going to keep it simple -- life is too short to work an unsatisfying job! I'd rather say "I can't believe I did that!" Rather than "why didn't I at least try? It could be different..."

With...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
Ohh now I remember!

I used to care for 2 boys full time about a year and a half ago. Their mom withdrew them from daycare whenever she became pregnant with her 3rd child, and she left her job to be a SAHM. This was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,626
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 446,589
Posted By ChelseaB
It's been one of those weeks (already). But...

It's been one of those weeks (already). But today, there's not one but TWO crying babies. Nonstop. For no apparent reason. Full bellies, dry bottoms, but a refusal to nap (despite probably being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By ChelseaB
Yes, that's what I've had to do today -- I...

Yes, that's what I've had to do today -- I attempted to lie her down first, she fussed for about 5 minutes, so I held her and attempted to soothe her about 10 mins (which she wasn't having), so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By ChelseaB
I suppose I should add that I've had to lie her...

I suppose I should add that I've had to lie her down and let her cry it out for a little today, but she's obviously miserable and I'm afraid she'll wake the other kiddos... Although she's finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By ChelseaB
Advice?

I've recently taken on a new, part time 7 mo baby (2 days a week). The issue is that she is a breastfed baby who has been put down for naps by rocking and nursing to sleep before lying her down. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By ChelseaB
Patience is a Virtue

It is in this job that I perhaps discovered how true this statement and title is!

Despite my horrible DCM that I have mostly cut off, I have held my head high and pushed through. I provided her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,801
Posted By ChelseaB
Awesome, thank you, Laurel!! :hug:

Awesome, thank you, Laurel!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By ChelseaB
Thanks so much for the input! Everything has...

Thanks so much for the input! Everything has been very helpful and supportive so that I can strive for success :) I'm feeling more confident about it now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By ChelseaB
YIKES! Hopefully she gets it and settles...

YIKES!

Hopefully she gets it and settles into the routine! But I can't see that happening unless mom is actually enforcing your requirements at home.

Do you have a time frame for improvement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,780
Posted By ChelseaB
Am I to understand from this that children are...

Am I to understand from this that children are more well behaved now with these changed expectations and regulations? That these "new and improved" methods are superior and work better? With what I...
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