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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Jo123ABC
He sounds motivated by rewards, maybe you could...

He sounds motivated by rewards, maybe you could do a sticker chart/reward chart. I do a sticker chart for being good at nap time and for no timeouts but I allow my daughter to put an extra sticker on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Jo123ABC
Over Regulated Crap Trainings vs. Higher Ed Courses

Hey all!

I'm going to rant a little so bear with me. I just got off the phone with my state's training/education department. For my license in ND, I need to have so many hours of training per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Jo123ABC
I switched my drop in to encompass pt as well...

I switched my drop in to encompass pt as well because of this issue. So drop in and pt are the same high rate paid for the day. I rarely accept drop ins so it works and simplified this issue for me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd say just keep in mind everyone grieves in...

I'd say just keep in mind everyone grieves in their own way. My husband lost his dad last summer suddenly. He grieves by barely mentioning or acknowledging the loss though I know he hurts. Our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Jo123ABC
I close for state holidays (10 days). I have 10...

I close for state holidays (10 days). I have 10 sick days and 6 vacation days. I am seriously considering just factoring in the vacation and sick days because it would easily eliminate that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Jo123ABC
Shoot that sucker with the garden hose and yell...

Shoot that sucker with the garden hose and yell like a banshee every time it comes near. :lol: This was an issue at my house when I first moved in (along with neighbor kids wandering over) but I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Jo123ABC
My mom works for an accountant. I think the irs...

My mom works for an accountant. I think the irs is trying to fix it on their end rather than do a bunch of amendments but I don't know that they have it all figured out yet. It costs money to do an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't advertise our "parties" to anyone...

I don't advertise our "parties" to anyone including parents. We do our own thing and if I want to throw in some holiday crafts and snacks, and small gifts, I do so without adding stress to parents or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Jo123ABC
How old are they? Start using a reward or...

How old are they? Start using a reward or incentive for no mess maybe. They need to care to do it without making a big mess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Jo123ABC
She just fights morning nap for me until it's too...

She just fights morning nap for me until it's too late for a morning nap. I know she's exhausted! She is nodding off in her highchair every day at lunch. I think she'd be a much happier kid if her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Jo123ABC
Honestly... I'd buckle him in his booster at the...

Honestly... I'd buckle him in his booster at the table for a time out. Make him lose his time out sticker which would set him back from getting treasure box, (if he's older than 2). While in time out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Jo123ABC
I just do a schedule. I tell myself ALL the time...

I just do a schedule. I tell myself ALL the time "you can bring a horse to water but you can't make it drink". Drop off starts at 8:45. I take kids right after breakfast (around 9). Then at about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Jo123ABC
New Policy.... Grrr...

I have a family who decided to go on a long trip and left their 1yr old behind to be dumped on me and 2 other families while they are gone. This poor kid has not been sleeping and has been horribly...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-02-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Jo123ABC
Omg. Screw her. Poor baby. Seriously. Do yourself...

Omg. Screw her. Poor baby. Seriously. Do yourself a huge favor and look for a replacement ASAP. There's no way I'd do this. I'd just do what I want/what baby needs and smile and nod at pickup if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Jo123ABC
:lol: I want to know too!!

:lol: I want to know too!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By Jo123ABC
Chunk of wood that they pretend is a cell phone....

Chunk of wood that they pretend is a cell phone. :lol:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd do separate ones. Here's a breakdown of...

I'd do separate ones. Here's a breakdown of payments and dates paid by parent 1. Here's parent 2s breakdown. I'd probably call on the assistance part and give it to whoever they say you can legally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Jo123ABC
I haven't been giving gifts when people leave. I...

I haven't been giving gifts when people leave. I have families who don't appreciate anything I or their own kids do for them so I don't feel like it would be worth the expense or effort. I made each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Jo123ABC
We leave them out until designated pickup time. I...

We leave them out until designated pickup time. I find the best time is before their story time which is right before nap.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would say yes. Everything in my house is pretty...

I would say yes. Everything in my house is pretty much t/s except my kids' clothes, our bedroom furniture, etc. Anything open to the daycare used spaces I'd include.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Jo123ABC
Since they are competitive emphasize how tough...

Since they are competitive emphasize how tough they are when they get an owie. "Oh, you bumped you're knee!? You're super tough though right? Show me your muscles! Tough cookie!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Jo123ABC
I guess I wouldn't keep trying to entertain her...

I guess I wouldn't keep trying to entertain her if she has no interest. I'd do my thing with the group and if she joins likethis if she doesn't "oh well". I just don't have the time and energy to...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-17-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ha! True story! Unless you're starting with...

Ha! True story! Unless you're starting with infants. Avoid resentment by holding your ground off the get-go!

I think it's awesome that you're planning this adventure! I'm sure any community would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 620
Posted By Jo123ABC
My husband just bought a generator today for the...

My husband just bought a generator today for the heck of it. We had a power outage a few years back and it's been on his mind since. Not a bad thing to have I suppose. We also invested in a reverse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 620
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also not from the south nor a stranger to the...

Also not from the south nor a stranger to the crazy cold. Our local state park recorded an overnight low of -59.6 actual temp (without wind chill) on Saturday night. I'm in ND. I comfort myself by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm so sorry for your loss!

I'm so sorry for your loss!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Jo123ABC
Give yourself a day off to get better.

Give yourself a day off to get better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd do reminders if it were me. I still do...

I'd do reminders if it were me. I still do reminders for all ages out of habit and to prevent embarrassment and extra cleaning. Maybe I shouldn't but it's not worth the mess for me I guess. He'll get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Jo123ABC
Maybe write a notice letting parents know your...

Maybe write a notice letting parents know your new inclement weather policy. If you want notice the day before, implement it. Sometimes you have to be really firm and clear-cut with wishy-washy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Jo123ABC
Good! So glad to hear it's going better! This...

Good! So glad to hear it's going better! This forum is an awesome resource for support from people who understand. I've been in your shoes before and completely understand your need to rant :hug: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also, I have a "we only kiss our family" rule...

Also, I have a "we only kiss our family" rule here. That kid is probably going to keep kissing on you in front of mom for attention as long as you let him. Try to switch the affection to hugs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ugh no. Just no. It really doesn't sound like a...

Ugh no. Just no. It really doesn't sound like a good fit. I think that is the worst age to start a kid in care too. They aren't old enough to really talk to about unacceptable behavior and are too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yes!!! This! happyface

Yes!!! This! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jo123ABC
A child from a traumatic background is a bit...

A child from a traumatic background is a bit different. I'm no professional in working with traumatized children though I have taken special education classes and have some tools under my belt if put...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-30-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Jo123ABC
Whatever makes you sleep better at night. I know...

Whatever makes you sleep better at night. I know I wouldn't ....if I knew I spent the bare minimum amount of time with my child and thought it was acceptable to leave someone who spends far more time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jo123ABC
Hmm, never thought of this either. We have random...

Hmm, never thought of this either. We have random toy guns like water guns, police pistol, dart guns though I discourage them from pointing at each other. I tell them to get the bad guys instead. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also would leave him be for a while to teach...

I also would leave him be for a while to teach him to settle back into sleep. Another thing I would try is making sure his tummy is good and full prior to nap. A bottle right before might do the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jo123ABC
Huh! Laser tag sounds fun! Never would have...

Huh! Laser tag sounds fun! Never would have thought of that. Mine also love the bubble machine in nicer weather!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Jo123ABC
Hell no.

Hell no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jo123ABC
My kids are obsessed with the strollers and lawn...

My kids are obsessed with the strollers and lawn mowers. Push toys! They run around constantly with them. They also love cookware. I bought rummage sale serving spoons and small pans as well as toy...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-29-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Jo123ABC
You want to leave your kid in daycare for 11 and...

You want to leave your kid in daycare for 11 and a half hours per day? :( I also would say they are not breaching contract considering you agreed to the special pandemic circumstance change. If your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd like to do the hand thing but what if they...

I'd like to do the hand thing but what if they resist and throw a fit?! Then it'll be a whole new can of worms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Drop Off Weird Stuff

Do you guys ever have weird drop-off situations? I have a dcm who struggles with drop off. First, she often isn't allowed to open the door. The 3 yo must or there's a meltdown. Next, there's usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Jo123ABC
Nope! It's okay to say "NO". I teach all of my...

Nope! It's okay to say "NO". I teach all of my kids that right away. They are even allowed to say "no" to the babies. They don't have to take getting hit or having their hair pulled. I would separate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,720
Posted By Jo123ABC
I guess I'm on the other side of that fence. I...

I guess I'm on the other side of that fence. I just don't feel like we can put kids in a bubble and never allow them to experience anything scary, weird or even violence. I don't think it's necessary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Jo123ABC
Phweew! Let that kid GO! You'll feel so much...

Phweew! Let that kid GO! You'll feel so much better. :hug: it'll be okay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Jo123ABC
Do you offer sick/vacation days to families? I...

Do you offer sick/vacation days to families? I might not chg depending on the family honestly. I have a family who has been here for 4 years, has 2 kids here, gives me $200 for Christmas and ALWAYS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Jo123ABC
Post Well that's annoying. I would respond to text...

Well that's annoying. I would respond to text with something like "hi so and so! Johnny had a bottle at 0:00 and will likely be ready for a nap at 0:00 today! It's difficult for johnny to follow his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also would let other families know of possible...

I also would let other families know of possible exposure. I would then go about my business as usual because there aren't many options unless you're okay with going without a paycheck and possibly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Jo123ABC
How I've solved (most) nap time issues. 1....

How I've solved (most) nap time issues.
1. Only enroll infants. Start the nap time good behavior early!
2. I bought some pirate treasure sticker "maps" and a treasure box which I fill with novelty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Jo123ABC
It sounds fine to me! You connected with a...

It sounds fine to me! You connected with a student and built a relationship. You let them know that you learned to encourage children to engage in activities with their friends rather than sitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Jo123ABC
Oh man what a jerk! I hate it when parents think...

Oh man what a jerk! I hate it when parents think they've got to carry "big kids" around. My brother just recently stopped carrying his 6-year-old around and she's super big for her age. now he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,301
Posted By Jo123ABC
I printed a certificate from word for 1 free day...

I printed a certificate from word for 1 free day of care valid through December 2021. The kids will also be crafting an ornament.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By Jo123ABC
I recently required a drs note even with a...

I recently required a drs note even with a negative covid and strep test. The child first had diarrhea, then a fever that lasted over a week, then they wanted to return with a rash "from something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Jo123ABC
You're probably right! Thanks for the supportive...

You're probably right! Thanks for the supportive response :) I sometimes get stuck on "better the devil you know than the one you don't". If the respect was there with this family it would be a whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Jo123ABC
Not Meshing

I am having mini conflict after mini conflict with a family that started a couple of months ago. They've paid me late 1x. I had to ask for payment. They've picked up late a lot. Majorly 25min+ late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,626
Posted By Jo123ABC
Maybe you need a vacation? I got close to...

Maybe you need a vacation? I got close to burn-out a couple of times. Once I termed a contract with one of my difficult kids and things improved greatly! Another time, I took a vacation and felt much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yes! I've had the most trouble with nurse...

Yes! I've had the most trouble with nurse families and this one dentist family. They're all like "my kid's vomiting and diarrhea all over the place... I'll drop powerade off on my lunch break."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Jo123ABC
Oh wow that would irritate the heck out of me!...

Oh wow that would irritate the heck out of me! Maybe I'll get to experience it if she comes with cute flower booties on in the future (sigh)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Jo123ABC
:eek: what happened!? Did you get it back?

:eek: what happened!? Did you get it back?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Jo123ABC
Here's a list of admin stuff I do mostly weekly....

Here's a list of admin stuff I do mostly weekly. the food program prefers you to do daily I often do it weekly with my other administrative tasks. All together I'd say two to three hours just for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Jo123ABC
I try not to assume the worst of people but if it...

I try not to assume the worst of people but if it were me and I know I had accidentally taken someone else's things and couldn't find them I would offer to pay. In this situation I don't think that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Jo123ABC
It's no problem, I actually have been a member...

It's no problem, I actually have been a member for nearly 3 years and have been on here for 4. Since my original post was deleted along with the link I'll just let you all know who's posting. Sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Jo123ABC
Daycare Family Took My Kid's Stuff

What would you guys do if a daycare family accidentally took and then misplaced your kid's stuff? I'm pretty annoyed about it. They are cute booties I bought from a family member that makes them. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Jo123ABC
Raise

How do you guys do raises? Do you get an annual percentage raise or do you just raise it however you feel every year or do you never do a rate raise? I've been in the business for 4 years and I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Jo123ABC
I've mostly preferred teacher parents over non-...

I've mostly preferred teacher parents over non- teacher parents actually. I try to snatch them up for my daycare. They are the easiest to work with I think. I have one that works a different job in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yeah I wouldn't buy it if bleach is what is used...

Yeah I wouldn't buy it if bleach is what is used that'd be terrible for your lungs too I'd imagine. I have a little guy with croup/reactive airways and my kids and husband have a family history of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thanks for that link! That is much more...

Thanks for that link! That is much more reasonable! Do you know if you are just supposed to use a bleach solution in them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Jo123ABC
I honestly do not think I could swing it. I can't...

I honestly do not think I could swing it. I can't care for my group while doing homework help. Maybe if a kid was independently studying but I wouldn't want their education to be my responsibility....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Jo123ABC
OMG yes!! What is up with this!? Apparently, we...

OMG yes!! What is up with this!? Apparently, we are essential yet not valuable :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Disinfecting Fogger

Has anyone gotten their hands on a disinfecting fogger? The college in my community is getting a bunch of them and I've seen them for sale for a few thousand dollars. I heard that our local nursing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Jo123ABC
We have a treasure box. They each have a map...

We have a treasure box. They each have a map sticker chart they have to get 20 stickers to get a novelty toy out of my pirate chest. They have the opportunity to earn 2 stickers per day. 1 for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Jo123ABC
I correct them all, including toddlers but in a...

I correct them all, including toddlers but in a subtle way. I repeat what they say back to them like a question. Ex:" I ate the skabetti all gone". "You ate all of your spaghetti?!" "That's awesome!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 48,886
Posted By Jo123ABC
You don't accept families with pets? Interesting!...

You don't accept families with pets? Interesting! I've never heard of a provider doing that. Do you have allergies? Is it discrimination to ask about smoking? I haven't run into this issue yet so...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-03-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By Jo123ABC
Here's my usual: Mon: pb and j on whole wheat,...

Here's my usual:
Mon: pb and j on whole wheat, fruit, milk
Tues: pancakes, fruit, milk (sometimes sausage with it)
Wed: muffins or honey butter on whole wheat, fruit, milk
Thurs: Oatmeal, fruit,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't "require" them to get tested but if...

I don't "require" them to get tested but if they're exhibiting any symptoms especially a fever they either stay out for 2 weeks or get tested. They can come back if the results are negative so long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jo123ABC
Love this! :lol:

Love this! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jo123ABC
The crap kids say sometimes really annoys me too....

The crap kids say sometimes really annoys me too. I would also ask if they'd like to bring their own and leave it up to them.

Speaking of annoying, I'm going to drop my vent here too :lol: I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By Jo123ABC
I wouldn't want anyone in my room either. I'd let...

I wouldn't want anyone in my room either. I'd let them deal with MIL :lol: I hope I never have to deal with a parent nursing here. If I do though I have a playroom, nap room or my baby's room I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By Jo123ABC
This is my third breastfed kid. I avoid nursing...

This is my third breastfed kid. I avoid nursing during pick up and drop off but I didn't get much of a maternity leave and you can't always plan feedings for a newborn. I've nursed in front of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By Jo123ABC
This is craziness!

This is craziness!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-09-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also want to know this! Is it going to for-sure...

I also want to know this! Is it going to for-sure be forgiven or is that just the ppp loan? I received funds from both
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Breastfeeding

What are your thoughts on a provider breastfeeding in front of clients and enrolled children?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jo123ABC
I did give him a muffin after she left if he said...

I did give him a muffin after she left if he said she didn't feed him and we usually eat lunch between 11 and 11:30 so he didn't go hungry. It still annoys me when parents think I should stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have this problem too. Breakfast is served from...

I have this problem too. Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:45. If they show up after that they should be fed prior to drop off. I had a parent once get REALLY mad at me because she dropped off at 9:15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't want to wear a mask and don't want to be...

I don't want to wear a mask and don't want to be forced to. Especially in my home :( I don't want to force my kids either. I seriously might end up homeschooling this year because of it and I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also, my 2 own kids fight sometimes. I say in a...

Also, my 2 own kids fight sometimes. I say in a super chipper tone " you guys must be getting tired! Is it nap time? It must be close if you're getting cranky!" They always yell "NO" and immediately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jo123ABC
I let my own older kids have different privileges...

I let my own older kids have different privileges and I refuse to feel bad about it. My daughter (6) had some SPD that she worked through and has pretty much no meltdowns ever anymore. What's working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 73,757
Posted By Jo123ABC
I just use jimdo

I just use jimdo
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jo123ABC
What if you have a contract with everything...

What if you have a contract with everything (10pages) and don't bother with a policy handbook?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jo123ABC
Mine are healthier too. I think a big help is...

Mine are healthier too. I think a big help is kids not going to stores. I took my 3 year old with me one day to grab a couple of things and watched him like a hawk. There were multiple incidents of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jo123ABC
I put it in a plastic grocery bag too. Sometimes...

I put it in a plastic grocery bag too. Sometimes I double bag it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jo123ABC
Bullet shells. It was fine. They were empty...

Bullet shells. It was fine. They were empty cartridges and we live in an area where hunting is popular but it was definitely unexpected :lol:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-07-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jo123ABC
By not doing food program you're pretty much only...

By not doing food program you're pretty much only saving yourself a bit of paperwork (or computer entry) time and a few less inspections.

I don't mind the inspections too much but I have had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By Jo123ABC
Smile Most of my kiddos are just fine for the 2 minutes...

Most of my kiddos are just fine for the 2 minutes it takes to pee. It's no different then heading to the bathroom to take one of them potty. I have a 2 yo who can be really naughty if he knows I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm going through a bit of this with my nearly 4...

I'm going through a bit of this with my nearly 4 and nearly 6 year old since my daycare is closed temporarily and they are spending so much time together. I tell them "oh no! It must be nap time!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thanks everyone! I'm feeling pretty blessed! Now...

Thanks everyone! I'm feeling pretty blessed! Now to self isolate and homeschool for maternity leave... I have a good reason to close for 6 weeks likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By Jo123ABC
I had my baby a few days ago! I don't have the...

I had my baby a few days ago! I don't have the energy to cook or do anything too exciting so my husband made mashed potatoes, corn and ham steak for lunch and chicken nuggets, tots, and broccoli for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Jo123ABC
I was denied too for the same reason :(

I was denied too for the same reason :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Jo123ABC
I am 37 weeks on Wednesday and just closed this...

I am 37 weeks on Wednesday and just closed this week for multiple reasons. My number 1 reason is because I'm not sleeping well and it's worse on weekdays when I know kids are coming because I dream...
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