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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thanks, everyone! I love the book ideas. ...

Thanks, everyone!

I love the book ideas. Can pick some up inexpensively through Scholastic. Then, whatever the book is about, something small to go with it that correlates and doesn't look too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Same. Cute ideas!

Same. Cute ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Gifts

I'm just wondering how many of you give DCKs gifts for different occasions?

I try to keep it cheap, but invariably those gifts ending up LOOKING cheap, so I add to it, and before I know it, there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
This, exactly. I tell my first-time DCMs of boys...

This, exactly. I tell my first-time DCMs of boys that frequent erections are a sign that it's (past) time to potty train. They have successfully learned to hold their bladder, which is far and away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a few kids like that, and they are the...

I have a few kids like that, and they are the ones that get LOTS of screen time at home. One of them even talks like an app, asking the questions AND answering them: "Shall we play a game?...what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Same with me. I used to go to just the DCKs that...

Same with me. I used to go to just the DCKs that were buddies with my own kids before they were SA, and treated it more as an invite for them and not me.

I have been to birthday parties where the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,653
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Yep, most parents have their kids with me all my...

Yep, most parents have their kids with me all my open hours regardless of what they are doing. It used to gripe me so much and I would feel so bad for the LO, but I think I just got used to it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 118,499
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
There was a gal that had her's named...

There was a gal that had her's named "Serendipity." I thought that was fun and cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
YES!!!:lol::lol::lol:

YES!!!:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Need Some New Signage

I need to make/buy a cutesy sign that says something to the effect of:

If you cannot control your child in my house, rest assured that I will.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thank you, BC, for saying so!!! I started using...

Thank you, BC, for saying so!!! I started using this very method for my nightmare drop-off kids. I know it isn't PC nowadays, but it IS common sense discipline to help a young child learn some self...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,706
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thanks! I am going to check these out today!

Thanks! I am going to check these out today!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,706
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Freebies

I'm looking for more tangible freebies for daycare that I may have missed out on!

I currently get Springbox (LOVE:Kiss:), and am waiting for Colgate still after getting an email in January that it...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-07-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I would be really mad if a dc family made me miss...

I would be really mad if a dc family made me miss mass entirely (no later service to attend), and I would charge every bit of the late fee and have an honest convo with them. I, too, am a practicing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I always tell them the position was offered to...

I always tell them the position was offered to another family whose child better fits my current clientele based on gender or age. Those are 2 things that can't be changed or attempted to negotiate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
The main line out in the street had a blockage...

The main line out in the street had a blockage one very cold January Sunday morning about 9 years ago, and our 1300 sq ft open basement was where it all came up (my dc is on the main level at least)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have to say that I like 6 (2 babies, 2...

I have to say that I like 6 (2 babies, 2 toddlers, 2 preschoolers). For me, it's a pretty peaceful day when that happens. However, I am going through all the same motions daily whether there is 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I found that the going rate was anywhere from...

I found that the going rate was anywhere from 100-130. I charge 115-135 depending on age, so about the same. I would LOVE to watch the same 8 I do now, or more or less however I was feeling it, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a family member on DH's side that has had...

I have a family member on DH's side that has had her daycare there for 30 something years. She watches 10 full-time kids, and she told me licensing was optional. I was shocked and had to look it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Dream Come True in SD

I just learned that in the state of South Dakota, you can watch up to 12 kids, and being licensed is totally optional. I'm packing right now...:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Different Kind of Convo About Shoes

I had a dcm take her child to a specialist because she was convinced her almost 2yo's very normal way of crazy running meant he had bad hips. His hips are perfect (surprise...not). But an article she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have had just a few DCFs in the past try this,...

I have had just a few DCFs in the past try this, too, but it had nothing to do with a lack of knowledge of healthy sleep habits or how to. Did you see how early OP says they are putting the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,132
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
This is such a smart idea! It doesn't hurt...

This is such a smart idea! It doesn't hurt feelings, and you can be done with work when you're done with work (what every job/profession worker wants!).
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-01-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thank you all! I figured it was a time/space...

Thank you all! I figured it was a time/space deal, but wondered if there was also a cap. Although the kids don't play in the front yard often, we do use the areas outside the fence limitedly...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-31-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Mowing/Snow Removal/Dog Waste Removal

Does anyone know what the maximum amount that can be deducted for taxes for each category? I am having a hard time finding an answer online. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,549
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Here's my 2 cents: Almost all of my BF...

Here's my 2 cents:

Almost all of my BF babies start dc hating that bottle. Doesn't matter what I say to DCM and DCD. It takes just the first few days of the first few weeks, then all is well. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,813
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Fun!

I have a:

10yo boy
5yo girl (can read and write pretty well. Amazing girl!)

Then if someone wanted to do it with some younger ones, I would, too! I have 2 3yo boys that would love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Asking to Use Potty at PU

Has anyone had this? I have a dck that will ask to use the potty when leaving. We have our last potty break about an hour before they go. I tried delaying it so it's only 30 min, but that was hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
All good advice. Thank you! The SOS office...

All good advice. Thank you! The SOS office suggested filing a civil suit. That seems a bit premature right now. I think I will have a legal friend draft a letter and send it certified to her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Another Using My Daycare Name

I discovered another daycare provider advertising on the same FB page I use with exactly the same daycare name as mine. Exactly. And the name is distictive in the way it is written out.

Yes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,029
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Wow. That is quite the story! I would like to...

Wow. That is quite the story! I would like to hear how she took the news of being termed. I had a crazy DCM 2 weeks ago, too, that resulted in her finding alternate care when I wouldn't back down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
1. I believe you can watch up to 3 children that...

1. I believe you can watch up to 3 children that are not your own at any time regardless how many children you are the parent of. Also, you might like to know that if you are licensed, our own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,511
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
My email was wrong, too, but like BC said the...

My email was wrong, too, but like BC said the name is very close to mine, location not so much!

Someone already spilled the beans on a local FB page what the surprise goodie is, darn them, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,250
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,250
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Me, too. I'm a little horrified at the thought...

Me, too. I'm a little horrified at the thought that any of my clients may have seen my gripes on here. In hindsight I realize it was naive to think it was a "safe place" to vent. I just can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,489
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I didn't read all the responses, but I agree with...

I didn't read all the responses, but I agree with OP's course of action. She is using a tried and true John Rosemond technique. Too harsh? Oh, no, no no! Right on, OP! You are being the good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,293
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
In OP's case, I would change to $1/minute early...

In OP's case, I would change to $1/minute early or late. And let her know that she MUST speak to me before leaving her child.

I never thought of $1 per minute EARLY, too! That's great! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,250
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Wow, what a story! OP, I think you did the...

Wow, what a story!

OP, I think you did the perfect thing, emailing back that you didn't think that was meant for you. It gives her the chance to apologize, which is what is totally in order. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,386
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
OP's problem sounds a little more unique, with 2...

OP's problem sounds a little more unique, with 2 DCMs wanting to chat it up with EACH OTHER, and would be content to do so for 15-20 mins without the provider even around. I think pretending to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
What a nightmare. I cannot even imagine the...

What a nightmare. I cannot even imagine the stress of running a QRS rated daycare. Wow. And something like this is just one drip in the bucket. I would lose my mind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
It absolutely does happen from MMR, and it takes...

It absolutely does happen from MMR, and it takes a least 1 week for the reaction to happen. For my DCB it was 11 days after the shot. Same things...rash, aching, diarhhea, lethargy, and just...
Forum: Curriculum 01-14-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,506
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I was going to suggest this author today, too. ...

I was going to suggest this author today, too. Along with Leo Lionni. Can't believe they didn't both come to mind immediately yesterday!
Forum: Curriculum 01-13-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,506
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Everything by Eric Carle and Laura Numeroff and...

Everything by Eric Carle and Laura Numeroff and Steven Kellogg, off the top of my head. Lots of authors have websites with free printable activities and ideas.

Look on Scholastic's website. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Bad Sleep Habits and Nail Polish

I have a 1yo dcb here that the first-time parents have allowed a dangerous and strange (imo) habit to become quite engrained. When he was a little guy, he would use a binky, but started to deny it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,422
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a deeply religious Catholic family in my...

I have a deeply religious Catholic family in my care, and 5yo dcg told the kids last week that Jesus is real, Santa is not.:eek:

At first, I was alarmed, as this is the first time that's ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,852
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
^^This. Idc what "research" says. I have been...

^^This. Idc what "research" says. I have been providing daycare for almost 14 years, and I can see that it DOES delay speech. I have a preschool teacher from our local public school that comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
To clarify, in NE, we are allowed to watch only 3...

To clarify, in NE, we are allowed to watch only 3 children that are not our own at a time before requiring a license (and then when you have said license, our own children DO count in the numbers -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
License Exempt

I have been sleuthing around to find what other providers in my town are charging, and what is included with those fees. I am surpised to find that there are many, many, many people choosing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Nanny's advice will work the next time they text...

Nanny's advice will work the next time they text about red eyes (that's what happens when they cry. Yes, she cried when I din't pick her up. Shocker.) or sleep marks when she was a smaller infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Ooh, I would love a space like you describe. In...

Ooh, I would love a space like you describe. In our playroom, which is right off the front door, you can see into our kitchen and dining room on one side and the main bath on the other, and if the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thank you both, Nanglgrl and BlackCat31. I am...

Thank you both, Nanglgrl and BlackCat31. I am going to take wording from both of those and leave a written note in her milk bag (there was a note in there from DCM about it, too). I will make a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
It Always Happens at DC

How would you guys respond to this? I am having trouble finding the right words.

DCD tells me that 9mo has a little gouge in the palm of the hand this morn at drop-off. They found it Fri night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
That's a good idea. I don't like to post pics of...

That's a good idea. I don't like to post pics of the kids either. Maybe they wouldn't like that when they themselves get older. Who am I to make that decision for them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,445
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Right on. You have to adopt this attitude, at...

Right on. You have to adopt this attitude, at least outwardly, to keep in business. I don't get it. I don't respect it. Of course I don't - almost all of us started in this business to just BE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
...when I was able to continue with my group of 8...

...when I was able to continue with my group of 8 (3 babies, 1 toddler, 3 3yos, and a 5yo) when the power was out for an hour as though nothing had happened! I pulled out some glow sticks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
She is most likely mouthing everything at home,...

She is most likely mouthing everything at home, too, but it doesn't bother DCM or DCD in the least, so they say they "don't see it." What they actually mean is, "she is my beautiful little child, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
How old is he? If he only goes to DC 2 days a...

How old is he? If he only goes to DC 2 days a week, he could very well just be a little "homesick." Some people are just that way, and for kids, it is usually just a phase that passes with time. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,725
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
This ^^ . This happens to me with almost every...

This ^^ . This happens to me with almost every single kid enrolled here. When I interview, they all tell me one parent is off around 4:00, and will be here to pick up immediately after. Then,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
FB Gets So Many in Trouble...

Local provider posted on FB this morning that after finally enrolling a DCF several weeks after reopening her DC, they told her they would no longer be needing her services. This happened about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
To me it sounds like something scared him,...

To me it sounds like something scared him, especially since it was only temporary. And you may never figure out what it is. Kids can get the bejeezus scared out of them by a noise, a shadow,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Yep. I would be asking the older one questions...

Yep. I would be asking the older one questions about that tomorrow, just for my own knowledge.

I've minced my words to my DCFs along this topic, but I've NEVER had one take the child back with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,040
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I got my e-mail on 11/10 that it would arrive on...

I got my e-mail on 11/10 that it would arrive on 11/12. Didn't come, so I requested updates from FedEx, and it still is just sitting with "shipping information sent to FedEx." I'm getting nervous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a different opinion. I've been doing...

I have a different opinion. I've been doing daycare a long time and have learned to do what is best for me and my family ALWAYS. I wouldn't separate my dog from me all day long. I enjoy my dog's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I like the "witching hour" comment idea. I...

I like the "witching hour" comment idea. I didn't send anything out, I let them fuss and just commented when parents came in that "we are learning to be patient" while I went about tidying and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
They are "free-range" all day long (aside from...

They are "free-range" all day long (aside from the few minutes of me getting meals/snacks, or using the bathroom) as I sit with them on the floor and keep them from getting into the older kids' stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Taking Back Free-Play Time

I have 3:45-5:30 scheduled as free play time. I like to use this time to clean up from our daycare day so that I can be free when the last kid walks out the door to attend to my own family. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I've never heard of these before and had to...

I've never heard of these before and had to google it. That looks like a recipe for overheating. No thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I agree with all previous posters. Follow the...

I agree with all previous posters. Follow the legal documentation you have, stop communicating with DCM (and alert DCD of any calls, voice messages, texts, or emails she may get through to you). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Blackcat, excellent points (as always!). I will...

Blackcat, excellent points (as always!). I will be including statements along these lines when I e-mail a reminder about my sick policy today, along with the medication form, and some wording...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
No need to PM. I can paste it here. Fancy it up...

No need to PM. I can paste it here. Fancy it up on Word with some check boxes and font changes. Help yourself!

Daycare Name
Licensed Child Care

PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
That's a lot of nerve. Why in the world would...

That's a lot of nerve. Why in the world would they think they could drop off that early??

I myself am going to have to send out an e-mail letting DCFs know that I will not answer texts at 5:00...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I am working on making a medication consent form...

I am working on making a medication consent form right now.

I tried to go totally med free, and I mean everything. I am tired of storing teething products, gas drops, and Tylenol for 8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Hang tough! I'm in NE, and I get a ton of leads...

Hang tough! I'm in NE, and I get a ton of leads around the start of the new year. Fresh starts and all that, I suppose.

Moving forward, I would recommend getting those last 2 weeks paid up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I agree with NannyDe as well. It didn't look...

I agree with NannyDe as well. It didn't look mean or abusive, but it did look lazy and a bad choice. And it didn't look like she had the baby secured in the swing either on that other clip, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,422
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a room ionizer. I swear by this thing. I...

I have a room ionizer. I swear by this thing. I absolutely love it. Some people don't like the "electric" odor it gives off, but I do (think how it smells outside just before a rainstorm). I think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
That's the thing. She isn't sick. She's a normal...

That's the thing. She isn't sick. She's a normal 9mo little baby with normal 9mo old baby woes. I guess DCM thought she was frantically pawing at her left ear (DCDs words) in the middle of the night,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I think you are probably right on. One I think is...

I think you are probably right on. One I think is for attention, the others are just being first time moms. I think they are afraid to let the baby cry for a few minutes. We have lots of activity at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Crazy 1st Time DCMs

Ugh, I am so tired of hearing how terrible / tough / crying / screaming / can't sleep / can't poop / won't eat / ear pain / teething pain my 2 newest DCMS and 1 of a young toddler complain about....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Crazy 1st Time DCMs

Ugh, I am so tired of hearing how terrible/tough/crying/screaming/can't sleep/can't poop/won't eat/ear pain/teething pain my 2 newest DCMS and 1 of a young toddler complain about. These kiddos are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Couldn't Have Timed It Better...

...even if I tried. Dcm comes inside for pickup in clothes she probably shouldn't have left her house in, saying she took the day off because she is sooo sick, just as I was honking my poor nose. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Pnp could be a solution, but I have only EVER...

Pnp could be a solution, but I have only EVER used them for sleep. Works like a charm, babies know when they go in there, they sleep. But this one is close to moving to a mat (mostly cuz he is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Corralling Babies

So I have a rowdy, big baby here. He is 15 months and 28 pounds. He isn't walking yet, just crawling and cruising. I am not sure what to do with him when I can't be right with him. He ruined my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have seen this with all the babies I've...

I have seen this with all the babies I've enrolled for about the last 3 1/2 years. It seems to get a lot better once they start crawling, but it can be a long and torturous journey till then! With...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Thanks, Mrs Steinsel. I sent an email to dcm and...

Thanks, Mrs Steinsel. I sent an email to dcm and dcd with similar wording that yes, I can open early, for the fee, but that they are certainly not obligated to have dcg attend daycare when she could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Irritating Request and Gross Situation

Had a dcd ask me this morning for a 15 min early drop off on fri. I don't do contracted hours, so this would be before opening time. I have in my contract that I may allow this at my discretion and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,810
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
We have 2 rats! This is our 3rd time having pet...

We have 2 rats! This is our 3rd time having pet rats. Sadly, they only live about 2 years. But they are such incredible animals - sweet, affectionate, fun, friendly, CLEAN, inexpensive, amusing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Why not try just a clock radio or small radio you...

Why not try just a clock radio or small radio you already have? Put it on low, low volume on a classical or easy listening station.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,243
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
That made me laugh! My DCFs are always amazed if...

That made me laugh! My DCFs are always amazed if they happen to pick up while I am changing their child's diaper, and the child is laying calmly and quietly (with no toys) for me. I just tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,998
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
From the provider's side, the issue is more of...

From the provider's side, the issue is more of the consequences of the poor diet. The diet the OP describes is all sugar and carbs (which the body converts to sugar). That kid is probably bouncing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,666
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
No meds for my daycare either. If they NEED...

No meds for my daycare either. If they NEED meds, they NEED to be home. Like previous posters said, there is too much liability of being blamed for overdosing or masking serious symptoms.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,243
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Sleep sacs work for me for those naughty...

Sleep sacs work for me for those naughty climbers. They just can't get their leg up to hook on the top. Although I have heard of some LOs managing to do so regardless (I'm thinking they must be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,998
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
OP's post came in while I was typing mine. Never...

OP's post came in while I was typing mine. Never mind then, if you don't have CACFP to pretend police you.

I suppose then that your only option is to either:

A. Try to educate DCM and see if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,998
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
As PermanentVacation does, I tell my DCFs the...

As PermanentVacation does, I tell my DCFs the same thing. No outside food or drink except for a birthday or last-day treat to be shared by everyone (those are served as a dessert after lunch and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,535
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have found that sometimes the dcf will chat...

I have found that sometimes the dcf will chat with one another out in the driveway at drop-off and pick-up, get together for "playdates" on occasion, or even just run into each other around town. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Here's the original. Somebody sure isn't afraid...

Here's the original. Somebody sure isn't afraid of repercussions.

http://omaha.craigslist.org/kid/5114502345.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
CL Drama

Here is some (probably uncalled for) drama for another provider in my area. There are 2 previous posts that go with this one. Wow, I would be smoking mad if I was one of those DCFs with my first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I have a hundred posters. I did take many of them...

I have a hundred posters. I did take many of them down when it felt like too much. I store them behind the cubbies, and switch them out every few weeks. For me, it refreshes the room, and the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,177
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I love the framed drawing! How sweet, and...

I love the framed drawing! How sweet, and something I would love to display in my playroom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,373
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
I would say something along the lines of offering...

I would say something along the lines of offering the position to another family based on the children's ages. "I sincerely appreciate you considering me as your care provider, but this particular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By KIDZRMYBIZ
Style of Play

With my group of kids right now, they have a peculiar way of playing. I'm not sure when it started or who introduced it, but all of them from 2yo-5yo engage.

They start off with a toy, any toy,...
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