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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By providerandmomof4
likethis. Because she doesnt owe me yet. She...

likethis. Because she doesnt owe me yet. She prepaid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By providerandmomof4
Oh my... sorry about the typos. On my phone. ...

Oh my... sorry about the typos. On my phone. Hope you understand.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By providerandmomof4
What is this lady trying to pull?

So I am in closing countdown. I told all of my parents I will no longer be providing daycare after this month. I thought everyone took it well....maybe not.
I have contracted hours based on pickup...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,959
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have a 4 mth old dcb that is getting exactly...

I have a 4 mth old dcb that is getting exactly the same way. I have had him since 2 mths snd it just gets worse the older he gets. He used to be content in the swing, pak n play for a few mins. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,790
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have decided after four short years to close at...

I have decided after four short years to close at the end of the month when my license expires. I feel a little bad because I feel like the families that I have now would stick with me until their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By providerandmomof4
My two year olds all say no and that is fine as...

My two year olds all say no and that is fine as long as their actions say okay. I have one dcb in particular that will say no to everything. All the while complying with instructions. I just talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By providerandmomof4
Maybe you will lose them, and then you could get...

Maybe you will lose them, and then you could get in some families who appreciate you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By providerandmomof4
I love contracted hours! I switched over this...

I love contracted hours! I switched over this new year too. I only have one dcg that I didnt switch because Ive had her since she was a few months old and when I signed them I knew dcm would have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By providerandmomof4
The little one.;)

The little one.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By providerandmomof4
Step 2 Toddler Roller Coaster

Does anyone have one for their toddlers? Looks like fun and my dgd is a daredevil that always has to be moving...so we ordered it. But wondering if I should let dc toddlets try it? Ill see it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have felt this way about several dcks. I...

I have felt this way about several dcks. I always knew that it wasnt them personally. Every one of them had sweet, funny, cuteness too, but....they did things that drove me and my family members...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By providerandmomof4
I think that if she has other options and chooses...

I think that if she has other options and chooses to just sit...I wouldnt feel bad for her. Sounds like she is like some of mine in that if she doesnt have someone or something to entertain her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,479
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 427,801
Posted By providerandmomof4
Everyone has a horrible snotty, sneezy,germs...

Everyone has a horrible snotty, sneezy,germs flying, little boogery hands touching everything. Aah! Now today two of them have the smelly, runny, not quite diarrhea but horribe loose bm! And to top...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By providerandmomof4
It is always this time of year that I start...

It is always this time of year that I start thinking that maybe daycare isnt for me. I dont transport ( dont have a vehicle that could hold all my dc kids) so I am trapped inside ALL day due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By providerandmomof4
This late/no show issue has been driving me crazy...

This late/no show issue has been driving me crazy lately. I have one family who is a cronic abuser of this policy...Wait, I actually have two families when I think about it.:o
I seriously think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By providerandmomof4
I agree. Also, I know how time consuming a baby...

I agree. Also, I know how time consuming a baby that young can be...even if they eat well...I can't imagine your frustration, and exhaustion. And that poor baby...sad. Mom needs to figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By providerandmomof4
OMG.... I used to have this problem, and still do...

OMG.... I used to have this problem, and still do if I let my guard down.:( I posted about one particularly hard little guy a while back and everyone helped me a lot. Nannyde really nailed my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By providerandmomof4
Books, books......did I say books? Seriously,...

Books, books......did I say books? Seriously, they always tire of the toys, but the books, they always go back to. I have all kinds. They also love when we have books on the Nook that read to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By providerandmomof4
I am in KS as well....and I didn't close. I...

I am in KS as well....and I didn't close. I really think I should have. One dcd got stuck in my drive when he came to pick up and some neighbors came and helped dig him out. Took a while! "Think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By providerandmomof4
I truthfully have never been in your situation. ...

I truthfully have never been in your situation. I can say that I try to keep my dcf on a business level and dont care to know personal info unless it affects dc. Also, if I was totally against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By providerandmomof4
I know her mom is not a clean freak. The dcks...

I know her mom is not a clean freak. The dcks arent any too clean and twice I saw a roach crawl out of their bag from home. Now I put their bag ( and everyone elses so I'm not singling them out) in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Posted By providerandmomof4
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By providerandmomof4
Miss Sassy Smart Mouth

I have to check myself. I realize I am dealing with a child and lord knows, my own 6yr old dd has the smartest, sassy mouth around. But I would hope that she isnt talking to adults outside of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By providerandmomof4
This is my policy as well. I had a child with a...

This is my policy as well. I had a child with a severe case of asthma and all sorts of allergies. Twice I had to call his mom over who rushed him to the doctor. He was having problems breathing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By providerandmomof4
I do not allow food, drinks, or toys from home. ...

I do not allow food, drinks, or toys from home. Straight into their bags to take home if its a toy. If food or drink, it gets tossed. The other morn, I was in the bathroom when dcm dropped off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By providerandmomof4
I recently went through the same sort of thing. ...

I recently went through the same sort of thing. Dcm came and paid me five minutes after I send a text about terming for non pay/attendance. I just thought, "My gosh...why did I have to go through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By providerandmomof4
Switching To Contracted Hours-Yea!

I sent home a new rate/schedule sheet for 2014. The only parents it really effected was my problem (late pay, late schedule, dcb with behavior issues) client. My latest schedule is now 4:30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By providerandmomof4
Good to know! Thanks! A strange turn of...

Good to know! Thanks!
A strange turn of events happened today. I sent dcm a text stating that I was terminating immed, per my policies that she signed, for non attendance and non payment. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have (2) two year olds today. Like a happy...

I have (2) two year olds today. Like a happy dream.:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By providerandmomof4
Update: She was a no call, no show today. I am...

Update: She was a no call, no show today. I am typing up my term letter to send out in the mail today. I will also text her that I am sending her the term of contract in the mail today, due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By providerandmomof4
Stiffed at Christmas--Grrr

I have a dcf that has state subsidy that covers three of the four weeks of the month. She transfers the state subsidy on the first and then she is responsible for payment of that last week on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By providerandmomof4
I make a gift for dcp. Usually a goody jar. ...

I make a gift for dcp. Usually a goody jar. This year i sent home a decorated jar filled with hersheys kisses. For dck, i am sending home reindeer food and a treat bag.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have a dcg who is 2 who sometimes screams while...

I have a dcg who is 2 who sometimes screams while we are outside. She says "cold" and screams and cries. It's the same story...she wants me to hold her. It's like she's fine playing for a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By providerandmomof4
No he doesn't drive. Not my car anyway, he...

No he doesn't drive. Not my car anyway, he totaled one of ours and my insurance dropped me. No way am I carrying insurance on him and since he "can't afford" a car and insurance of his own...well,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By providerandmomof4
likethis I even have the older dck's (4) try to...

likethis
I even have the older dck's (4) try to go before an outing or playing outside. Occasionally I will get wrapped up in getting the littles ready and dcg will wait until we get outside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By providerandmomof4
Really nice of you. I feel greedy now because...

Really nice of you. I feel greedy now because when I first started to read this thread, I thought to myself, "Oh, that's a good idea to make some extra money..too bad my dcp are probably too cheap."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By providerandmomof4
My son is 22. However they were not told that...

My son is 22. However they were not told that the kids would ever be left with him, and that is the issue. And any time I leave them with my oldest dd (20) I give them a heads up. Yesterday I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have all shatterproof decorations this year...

I have all shatterproof decorations this year because of the dogs and dc kids. Still very pretty.:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By providerandmomof4
Should I Explain?

I'm feeling kind of uneasy because I left 2 dck with my oldest son for about 15 mins today. During that time frame they get picked up from their dcd. It was a weird situation. I can think of only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,364
Posted By providerandmomof4
If it were me, I'd probably just wait the 10-15...

If it were me, I'd probably just wait the 10-15 mins to start dinner until she gets picked up. It would be one thing if she could play in her saucer happily, but if she were hysterical...I'd just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
likethislikethis I think that we are setting...

likethislikethis
I think that we are setting our children up for issues if everything is a game and fun, fun, fun. There comes a point when we shouldn't have to coerce, or bribe to get a child to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
Nannyde hit the nail on the head here. We...

Nannyde hit the nail on the head here. We transition all day long and although sometimes he struggles more than others, he know that he will eventually have to do what I want him (and all the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
Found it. I completely agree. I guess I knew...

Found it. I completely agree. I guess I knew what needed to happen. The drop off at the door works so well in the morning...My thinking was that I wouldn't need it in the evening because he would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
I would love to read the blog. Where can I find...

I would love to read the blog. Where can I find it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
I did this with him on Wednesday and Thurs last...

I did this with him on Wednesday and Thurs last week and by Friday I had had it and decided to let mom deal with it. Plus I was afraid of what his sister was saying to his mom. He was screaming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,699
Posted By providerandmomof4
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By providerandmomof4
Please..Deal With Your Child. Am I Wrong?

I have written recently about the problems I have been having with a 2 yr dcb at dropoff. Well the fits have stopped due to quick drop offs at the door. Dcm doesn't come in and he is walking in on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By providerandmomof4
I know how you feel....I was full, for the most...

I know how you feel....I was full, for the most part, without really having to struggle for clients for the past two years.
This school year it has been a real struggle. I have three full time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,276
Posted By providerandmomof4
Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,...

Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,834
Posted By providerandmomof4
I feel this way all the time. My dh had a...

I feel this way all the time. My dh had a similar situation, his father passed and left him his sports car. It's 20 yrs old but looks awesome. He barely drove it and truthfully it is beautiful. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By providerandmomof4
Exactly.likethislikethis

Exactly.likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By providerandmomof4
I've taken part time SA in the past, (and full...

I've taken part time SA in the past, (and full time in the summer) but truthfully I wouldn't again. The older kids I've had were bored with the toddlers and since I do very little tv, and no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have to say that I would take his comments as a...

I have to say that I would take his comments as a red flag. But, then again, I take everything as a red flag after the fact-lol! Wouldn't you have loved to see his reaction if you'd said, "well,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By providerandmomof4
I offered to keep a friens little girl while she...

I offered to keep a friens little girl while she went out one night. I felt sorry for her cause she was a single mom and I was just having a relaxing evening at home with my kids. I didnt think a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By providerandmomof4
My own ds was a mess before he started school. ...

My own ds was a mess before he started school. It was my own fault, but I didn't see it at the time. I didn't give him the boundaries and structure he needed, so he acted badly. School changed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By providerandmomof4
Please Go Back Out And Try It Again!

Does anyone expect dcp to have kids calm before they enter the house? I tell you, I am about to tell dcm of 2 yr old dcb to take him back outside and bring him in when he is calm and ready to begin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,962
Posted By providerandmomof4
I agree. Your sanity is worth more. Sometimes...

I agree. Your sanity is worth more. Sometimes you have to do it and it's no reflection on you.:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By providerandmomof4
When my dck had it, they couldn't come back until...

When my dck had it, they couldn't come back until the sores were scabbed over and almost completely gone. It was a good week and a half. I'd ask for the dr. note.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By providerandmomof4
I know! When it happens I feel so happy, I feel...

I know! When it happens I feel so happy, I feel like laughing out loud and jumping up and down...seriously...that's how happy it makes me. Then I remember that if I did that, it would ruin it!:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By providerandmomof4
Stop Taking The Toys!

I have a 2yr dcb that constantly tries to take off with my toys at pick up. I made the mistake one time when he was fairly new, of letting dcm talk me into leaving with the toy, and bringing it back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,112
Posted By providerandmomof4
I feel the same way. My enrollments dropped way...

I feel the same way. My enrollments dropped way off in the summer, which was fine with me at the time, but it hasn't picked back up.:eek: I have three full time, not including my granddaughter. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By providerandmomof4
It would depend on the family. I actually termed...

It would depend on the family. I actually termed one family because dcm always had some excuse as to why she didn't get my money transferred. In my mind the situation was ridiculous because she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By providerandmomof4
One Day?

I had a dcg pulled after one day.:( I am going back and forth from being offended and thinking good riddance, to feeling sorry for myself. Long story short. I dealt only with mom, but I had worked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,352
Posted By providerandmomof4
Bi- weekly. I used to give the option of pre-pay...

Bi- weekly. I used to give the option of pre-pay weekly, but had to chase my payments around too much. Much easier bi- weekly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By providerandmomof4
I think it's a little snarky maybe??:lol: I...

I think it's a little snarky maybe??:lol: I think he deserves it, don't get me wrong, but I would probably require him to get a dr release for any rash. I just had a family of two sibs out for 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By providerandmomof4
I'm sorry....but this is very strange to me. Big...

I'm sorry....but this is very strange to me. Big red flag. I can't help but think the worst. You get what you pay for, and overnights too? Why??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,049
Posted By providerandmomof4
The Nerve.......

So I've read posts before in which dcp came into the dc home when the provider wasn't there and tried to leave their children. I read these posts with a mixture of gasps...and head shaking....and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,788
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have a super sweet little girl that I have had...

I have a super sweet little girl that I have had since she was 6 mths old. The same thing was happening the first few days for me until I figured out that she wasn't upset that mom wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,219
Posted By providerandmomof4
It comes and goes for me. This past weekend I...

It comes and goes for me. This past weekend I could not get motivated, but I could not enjoy my own children either... I felt like every time I sat down to relax, one of my kids needed something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By providerandmomof4
I am in KS. It seems like it took a little over...

I am in KS. It seems like it took a little over a month to get my temp license. It has been a while, so I'm not exactly sure but I remember being really surprised when it arrived in the mail. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Omg
Views: 2,234
Posted By providerandmomof4
I watched a show about this....this man had a...

I watched a show about this....this man had a girlfriend that was "taking care" of him. I guess she was tired of it and he was looking for someone else to do it for him. His complaint was that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,745
Posted By providerandmomof4
Me too!! Yard work helps too, or going shopping...

Me too!! Yard work helps too, or going shopping (if it's the weekend) I can spend an entire afternoon in Lowe's. Bike riding with my daughter is a good stress reliever as well. Can't do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,792
Posted By providerandmomof4
Yep....the trash can as well....I couldn't...

Yep....the trash can as well....I couldn't believe it. I guess in a frenzy to tidy up, as usual:);)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have adopted this schedule almost exactly since...

I have adopted this schedule almost exactly since school has started, except I usually get up about 5:30 so I can sit and drink coffee for 30 mins or so and wake up. I used to have a later lunch and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By providerandmomof4
Well my daycare confidants...my interview was a...

Well my daycare confidants...my interview was a no call/no show last night:( After 30 mins, I called her to see if she was coming; she acted completely at a loss as to why I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By providerandmomof4
Well I am pretty psyched! Received a call today...

Well I am pretty psyched! Received a call today for two children! The schedule is early...5-2, but I would much rather have an early schedule that a late...so I will take it if all else is on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By providerandmomof4
Times Are Tough...May Have To Call It Quits

The plan was to go back to working outside the home when my youngest went to KG. My youngest is now starting the 1st grade. Well, plans changed and my grand baby came along. I decided that I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,855
Posted By providerandmomof4
I dislike the term. I feel like the client is...

I dislike the term. I feel like the client is trying to belittle me somehow because when I think of "babysitter", I think of a teenager sitting on the couch, watching tv, until the parents get home....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By providerandmomof4
And Then There Were Two

I gotta tell you all that I've become lax about clients. This summer I've had two babies (16mth and 20mth) and two preschool (3yr and 5yr). My own two kids are 6 and 11. It has been such an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2013, 01:54 PM
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Views: 10,041
Posted By providerandmomof4
I had a similar dcb. I don't think his parents...

I had a similar dcb. I don't think his parents were trying at home. Just putting him in pullups and then wanting me to tackle the issue. I finally had enough because neither him or his brother...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By providerandmomof4
I agree with this.

I agree with this.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,653
Posted By providerandmomof4
I currently care for my neighbor's boys (3 & 5). ...

I currently care for my neighbor's boys (3 & 5). So, old enough to know what is going on....Dcm recently gave notice, which I was heartbroken at first because I love the boys. But I've really come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By providerandmomof4
So embarrasing...

Last Friday, I took my 3 dck to the library. When I returned, my oldest daughter, who is recently graduated from cosmo school and now home all day until she can take her state board test.....driving...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By providerandmomof4
My youngest dd father used to try to say...

My youngest dd father used to try to say ridiculousness like that and use it against me in court. We arent together and havent been since she was born. She was a very healthy baby. Just a cold here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have taken some early birds in the past and...

I have taken some early birds in the past and truthfully....their parents were unreliable with both dck's. I seriously don't understand why they needed dc because they would come sometimes and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,824
Posted By providerandmomof4
I normally have 8 kiddos, so if we go anywhere,...

I normally have 8 kiddos, so if we go anywhere, we walk. And we do....every day (unless it's raining-lol) If I end up with a day that I only have three or four, we may definitely go on an outing to...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-09-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,201
Posted By providerandmomof4
I don't take school-agers anymore but last summer...

I don't take school-agers anymore but last summer I had only school age kids. I had the same menus as I did any other time of the year, however I did fix extra fruit and veggies and they almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By providerandmomof4
Too Nice...Yes, I Did It Again :(

I know that you guys are probably wondering wth is wrong with me and why do I keep letting people screw me over? I wonder the same thing:D But seriously...I was losing my two full time dcb's for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By providerandmomof4
All my kids are usually awake by 3pm, when it's...

All my kids are usually awake by 3pm, when it's time to get up. When they wake up early they need to rest and stay quiet until I open the blinds because it's still rest time. After I open the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By providerandmomof4
So...just thought I'd let you guys know that my...

So...just thought I'd let you guys know that my dcm that I gave notice to.....didn't show up yesterday (payday for upcoming week) I kinda figured as much. I'm thinking I should have just termed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,591
Posted By providerandmomof4
I cannot tell you how much I love this forum. I...

I cannot tell you how much I love this forum. I have been struggling with my dgd at naps and watching her mom struggle with her at bedtime. This child was a maniac because she was never getting an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,780
Posted By providerandmomof4
I struggled through a stomache bug recently and...

I struggled through a stomache bug recently and horrific cramps at least 2 days every single month. I always work and luckily havent had any down in bed fever type of illness but truthfully...I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By providerandmomof4
You will feel so much relief when you term. Its...

You will feel so much relief when you term. Its hard but will probably only get worse with this family. Good luck:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By providerandmomof4
Financial agreement sounds good to me.:)

Financial agreement sounds good to me.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,953
Posted By providerandmomof4
Exactly.likethis

Exactly.likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By providerandmomof4
I think one of the reasons i feel bad is because...

I think one of the reasons i feel bad is because i gave her a letter that has "Termination Notice" very large at the top. Theres got to be a nicer way to give notice.:o
I hate feeling as if I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By providerandmomof4
Arrow Aww..thats rough for the little girl. Why are...

Aww..thats rough for the little girl. Why are some adults so petty..I'm thinking i would forgo the moms activity this year. Just me though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By providerandmomof4
Gave Term To New Family, Feel Bad

So i just gave term to new dcb family. I feel bad.:( He just started 3 weeks ago, but i found out a few days ago that i would need to let someone go cause my 2 pt dcb will go full time when school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 242,875
Posted By providerandmomof4
I have all boys in care besides my two babies. ...

I have all boys in care besides my two babies. The boys have been really excited to see each other lately. When they put up bins of toys, they use teamwork. They made this up as a fun way to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By providerandmomof4
I agree....

I agree....
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