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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Rates matter. I don't want to waste anyone's time...

Rates matter. I don't want to waste anyone's time if they can't afford me. I will happily tell a prospective parent or another provider my rates.

People ask me all the time how long I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Medically complex and fragile children are...

Medically complex and fragile children are exceptionally vulnerable during a natural disaster. This is a group that collects supplies and funds to support children in danger.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I agree with outside toys or equipment. My go to...

I agree with outside toys or equipment. My go to is things that are disposable like paper, paint, chalk, bubbles, misc art supplies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By Controlled Chaos
That's what it is here too. Location has so much...

That's what it is here too. Location has so much to do with price.

I am mostly vegetarian here for cost reasons. For protein Monday is eggs, Tuesday beans, wed cheese and then usually another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I spend $500 ish a month to feed 9 kids...

I spend $500 ish a month to feed 9 kids breakfast, lunch and snack. That also includes paper towels and a few other items like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I meant to post this in off topic - sorry!

I meant to post this in off topic - sorry!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Qualifying For A Home Loan While Self Employed

I am trying to buy the house I currently rent. It will most likely be a FHA loan.

For those that have had success-
What was the process like and did you have any problems? I have an accountant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Usually it's my kids who are invited as a friend...

Usually it's my kids who are invited as a friend since they are little. But I still only go if it's really convenient and I like the child and parents :) otherwise "thank you so much for the invite!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Have a Sunday and Monday off or Monday and...

Have a Sunday and Monday off or Monday and Tuesday wouldn't be too bad. And you could enjoy some time off while still acommadting some difficult schedules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,680
Posted By Controlled Chaos
There are zoning rules in Utah that are similar. ...

There are zoning rules in Utah that are similar. I am in a city that allows 1:8 ratio but 3 houses down the street is a different city that only allows 1:6. So If I lived down the street in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis I have had a very dear friends child...

likethis
I have had a very dear friends child in all week as a drop in. She paid the whole week upfront at the drop in rate. She always insists on paying full price even if I feel like she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I buy nearly everything on Amazon My MIL has...

I buy nearly everything on Amazon

My MIL has a kid's fold out table that is nice $20ish and Prime so free delivery (if you have Prime)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I make breakfast before they arrive, usually...

I make breakfast before they arrive, usually that's just prepping fruit, making muffins or pre dishing out yogurt and granola and putting it back in the fridge until 9am.

I make lunch while they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,803
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I have almost all co sleeping families. They...

I have almost all co sleeping families. They train after a few weeks and sleep fine here. My only irritation is when they whine about it 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Daycare parent: my child has a pocket full of...

Daycare parent: my child has a pocket full of quarters so they will behave!
Me: ummm ok
Child: I ate one yesterday!
Me: nope! Quarters can't stay!
Parent: really?

Yes really!!!!!

Same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Yep, I would go with a sensory activity like play...

Yep, I would go with a sensory activity like play doh or outside. Great suggestions. Or new stickers. Bubbles. Something very engaging.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Yep, same as the others- pac n play outside and...

Yep, same as the others- pac n play outside and make sure they are in the shade
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Congrats on the boat! Normally I am a pretty good...

Congrats on the boat! Normally I am a pretty good sport about long cold spring/winters but I am supposed to run a 5k with our PFCCA tomorrow and I will have my 5 and 7 year old with me. It's my first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Snow :mad:

Snow :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Don't feel bad! Your business your choice. Their...

Don't feel bad! Your business your choice. Their daycare needs are not your problem. And truly they are most likely frustrated and angry for many reasons beyond your availability. Don't take t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I would do the 1 full week and 1 pt week while...

I would do the 1 full week and 1 pt week while getting started. I would add my ft rate and pt rate then divide it by 2 to get the average. I would charge that amount every week. I like a constant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Controlled Chaos
4 more hours till a 4 day weekend!!!!!

4 more hours till a 4 day weekend!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Controlled Chaos
This post makes me so happy. I have a tipping...

This post makes me so happy. I have a tipping cow. She's not here today thank goodness, but will be back tomorrow. She is typically quite happy, but she will pull a basket or soft box onto her lap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,010
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Nevermind

Nevermind
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,743
Posted By Controlled Chaos
This is why IF you use TV Netflix, YouTube...

This is why IF you use TV Netflix, YouTube Channels and Hulu are awesome safe bets :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Woot woot! I can't wait for me my 4 day weekend!

Woot woot! I can't wait for me my 4 day weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I charge monthly and love it. My parents like...

I charge monthly and love it. My parents like not having to remember tuition more than once a month. I like not collecting money constantly. If it was a deal breaker for a potential client, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I am very friendly with my dcfs, my kids are...

I am very friendly with my dcfs, my kids are really young to we go to their bday parties. I deliver food when good friends have a baby but I can't afford to do that dcfs. I do try and send home a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis this

likethis this
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Controlled Chaos
They have a filter, I would use one an infant...

They have a filter, I would use one an infant (12m and under), but don't have a policy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,973
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I just switched from minute menu to kid care....

I just switched from minute menu to kid care. It's fine. I like that I can use a browser other than internet explorer so that's cool.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I have both and have experienced no drama on FB....

I have both and have experienced no drama on FB. You really need an online presence to be highly successful today (my 2 cents) I have media releases for the kids and have no problem posting pics of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Let one go

Let one go
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I might offer the later care for 3 months and...

I might offer the later care for 3 months and then re evaluate, you can always keep interviewing and if you find someone else with better hours term the later family. It might sound cruel, but its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I enter the purchases and expenses in the Exel...

I enter the purchases and expenses in the Exel spreadsheet monthly so keep track of my profit and loss for the month. I set money aside monthly for my quarterly taxes. My actual paper receipts...a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis I was just being a turd :o:p

likethis

I was just being a turd :o:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Controlled Chaos
:lol::lol::lol::lol: But I rock!...

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
But I rock! :Sunny::D:cool:
For reals...you know its true Cat Herder!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I used to teach middle school. I work the...

I used to teach middle school.

I work the same number of hours roughly a day, but after 5 years - I now make more money.

I think being a former teacher is a plus for me with daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Sensory stations - play doh, pom poms with...

Sensory stations - play doh, pom poms with painted egg cartons for sorting, magic beads, kinetic sand, water pitchers

Puzzles

Coloring

I often just separate them all to different areas for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I'm wary of pay pal. You can only withrawl so...

I'm wary of pay pal. You can only withrawl so much, so money can get "stuck" on there.

I use venmo, but also accept Cash and Check. I really like venmo. I especially like it for late pick ups,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Yikes. Is she eventually sleeping? I'm not sure...

Yikes. Is she eventually sleeping? I'm not sure the initial cause but she has to be way over tired now. Other than consistency I have no suggestions, but would encourage parents to talk to their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I ended up buying 4 pieces of astroturf from Home...

I ended up buying 4 pieces of astroturf from Home depot to cover patches of dirt where the grass had worn down. It was $20 per piece (5ft x 8ft I believe). I can roll it up when not using it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I have 9 kids 720-5 (I open at 7). I am ready to...

I have 9 kids 720-5 (I open at 7). I am ready to be done by 445:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,462
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Thought of this thread while making lunch - I am...

Thought of this thread while making lunch - I am not as good at from scratch as a lot of ladies on here, but I know making my menu 90% vegetarian helps me keep my food costs down too :) Lots of rice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Controlled Chaos
My son was hospitalized at 2m and again the next...

My son was hospitalized at 2m and again the next year at 15m with RSV. So scary.

But maybe they don't have paid leave. Maybe she used all her sick and vacation days after the baby was born. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,462
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I am on Alliance for Children and we use Minute...

I am on Alliance for Children and we use Minute Menu to submit online, I'm sure it depends on your local programs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I am taking 14 paid holidays next year :) Most...

I am taking 14 paid holidays next year :) Most are federal or state holidays + a 4 day weekend over my anniversary weekend thrown in :) I think the number of days off is less important than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,462
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis I hate entering the FP stuff BUT its...

likethis I hate entering the FP stuff BUT its like 10min of work 5 days of week, so less than an hour a week of work. I am on tier 1 (my DH is in school full time so we qualify based on our low...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Mainly when a dcp texts me "running late!" and I...

Mainly when a dcp texts me "running late!" and I reply "Drive safe and remember its 1$ per min you are late. Feel free to send it via Venmo so you don't have to stop by an ATM" :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,462
Posted By Controlled Chaos
An Excel spreadsheet, organized supplies and...

An Excel spreadsheet, organized supplies and prioritizing :)

I have a spread sheet with my expected income each month, taxes (I budget out my quarterly taxes over 12 months), yearly renewal fees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I have been so spoiled this year!!! I thought...

I have been so spoiled this year!!! I thought about starting a post like this a few days ago, but didn't because I was worried it would just sound braggy - because seriously - so spoiled!

$100...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I don't do discounts at all. Reason 1 - I hate...

I don't do discounts at all. Reason 1 - I hate the math every month. I don't want to figure out adjusted tuition rates and who's used what vacation days. Reason 2 - I need the money. I can not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I agree with the PPs, call for pick up after 30...

I agree with the PPs, call for pick up after 30 min. I would give parents a heads up with a reminder that children need to be able to participate in order to attend. If dcb is having a difficult BM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Controlled Chaos
This is why I have a woodchip path straight from...

This is why I have a woodchip path straight from the sidewalk to my front door...walking on the driveway to the steps was wayyyyy to hard :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,055
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I emailed a bunch of providers near me when I was...

I emailed a bunch of providers near me when I was first starting out and asked for their prices, about half replied and were happy to help. The one who didn't help...I asked DH to email them from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Good plan. I hate that protein doesn't count for...

Good plan. I hate that protein doesn't count for breakfast. Back ?! Eggs?! Yogurt?! No I must be crazy - throw a handful of cheerios and 2/3 a banana at them and it is perfect
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I would totally feed them game meat! When I...

I would totally feed them game meat! When I realized I couldn't as I am on the food program I was super bummed. I have a freezer of moose hamburger. I know here we also can't feed the dcks egss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
:hug: I have a 2 day a week infant and yesterday...

:hug: I have a 2 day a week infant and yesterday was AWFUL. She is only 2 months old (soooo tiny!) so I like having her right next to me, but the noise and ruckus...its tough. So glad I only have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 258,180
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Giant Building blocks.i have mine outside now,...

Giant Building blocks.i have mine outside now, but if we get into a bad air spell, I bring them in and we make tunnels to climb over and through.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I'm sorry you are going through this. :hug: ...

I'm sorry you are going through this. :hug:

But I request you go the 80s shoulder pad route :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis Hello Neighbor- We are still...

likethis

Hello Neighbor-
We are still getting outside here for an hour everyday. Today they were even stripping off hats and mittens because they were hot in the son :rolleyes: But it really was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
The fact that the grandparent apologized...

The fact that the grandparent apologized profusely helps. We all get defensive sometimes. I can see a grandparent getting defensive of their grandchild and overstepping. That she apologized and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
We have one near our house. Their rates are just...

We have one near our house. Their rates are just about the same as mine :ouch: I have thought a little being a god walker. My dad pays $15 an hour for a walk and some play time for his dog everyday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I have masks we play with when we do Doctor...

I have masks we play with when we do Doctor dramatic play. They fall off all the time. I can't imagine trying to keep one on a little one all day. Not saying its not possible, just that it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Controlled Chaos
We'll see...my tuition is due tomorrow as its the...

We'll see...my tuition is due tomorrow as its the 1st and I charge monthly. So far 3 families have paid early happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I just can't imagine. I was over ratio with one...

I just can't imagine. I was over ratio with one child for an hour once (half day child's mom was late) and I felt soooooo bad. I have added in procedures to avoid it happening in the future. Being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
BC even has sources for MMPR?! :lol::lol: You're...

BC even has sources for MMPR?! :lol::lol: You're killin me! (in a non violent and age appropriate kind of way)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Controlled Chaos
For me - I would most likely offer them a special...

For me - I would most likely offer them a special rate for that. Rather than half though I would probably charge 75% of full time to make it worth it to me. I could fill some of the off week days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Those are super cute. Directions? Please! :D ...

Those are super cute. Directions? Please! :D Do you buy a kit?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Seriously...we're all gonna show up lol

Seriously...we're all gonna show up lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I had this same thought. My kids get a little...

I had this same thought. My kids get a little more screen time than that - 30 min during nap each day on top of what you put. But still - they don't talk about the science experiment, reading,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I love this! I am going to steal it! ...

I love this! I am going to steal it! lovethis:hug:

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Whether is be a giant feast or a small celebration - I hope is filled with joy and peace.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I LOVE real trees, but we just can't afford the...

I LOVE real trees, but we just can't afford the $75-$150 price tag every year. Mow we have a nice fake one that is 7 feet tall and pre lit. We got it for $60ish 3 years ago. I do wish we didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Controlled Chaos
haha so much tooting and barfing talk! :ouch: I...

haha so much tooting and barfing talk! :ouch: I have strict no potty talk rules but they still slip into it A LOT.

We have been talking about we are thankful for. I ask each child "what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Depends...I can see the bathroom and playroom at...

Depends...I can see the bathroom and playroom at the same time so even if they are in there alone I can give them "the eye" :D

2 years old typically. I had a 5 yo that never got to...he was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Many are against the ban as sometimes procedures...

Many are against the ban as sometimes procedures where the fetus has already died or won't survive outside the womb (like major organs haven't developed) fall under "partial birth abortions". The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,935
Posted By Controlled Chaos
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By Controlled Chaos
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
👍I can't imagine the marriages of my friends...

👍I can't imagine the marriages of my friends being invalidated by a conservative court. Some of the. We're together over 20 years before winning the right to marry, taking that away would be so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Points for using "Gobsmacked" :lol: I...

Points for using "Gobsmacked" :lol:

I completely understand traditional Republican views. I am definitely more liberal and socialist leaning but I get limited government and I get states rights. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Jealous. Regardless of political leanings, I...

Jealous. Regardless of political leanings, I think seeing history being made (seeing potential presidents and Vice Presidents) is pretty cool!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Controlled Chaos
That's a good idea. There are sooo many good...

That's a good idea. There are sooo many good older kid ones.

I found this:
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/AIE/ICbooks.html but there are only 2 for prek on the list.

I have one called Why is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Native American Books

I would like to read books about native American legends and culture in November. Does anyone have any book suggestions. Most books tend to by for grade school children. I am digging through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Controlled Chaos
oooooh I love me some Battlestar Galactica ...

oooooh I love me some Battlestar Galactica

two weeks ago at church I was handed a "Voters Guide for Serious Catholics" I was pissed. Turns out it isn't approved literature, and the ushers just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 12:20 PM
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Views: 1,075
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Yep that's a good start to figure out how many...

Yep that's a good start to figure out how many kiddos you can have.

Also, don't get too stressed about the # of pages of rules. I was super overwhelmed at first and then I realized that 3/4 of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Controlled Chaos
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:51 AM
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Views: 931
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Yessssss! I went to our school board debate...

Yessssss! I went to our school board debate recently and that was one of the three questions I asked. How important do you think recess and exercise are?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Controlled Chaos
There are so many good ones! A few we have been...

There are so many good ones!
A few we have been reading recently

Pumpkin soup by ? Cooper
Hegedy Peg
When the leaf blew in
A new Amelia bedelia book where she is a child and makes apple pie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I did unlicensed for 2 years and was super...

I did unlicensed for 2 years and was super nervous about becoming licensed. It really isn't that hard. And the state did a big initial inspection and now I only see them twice a year. I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Controlled Chaos
ugh. That's rough.

ugh. That's rough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By Controlled Chaos
My family of 5 is on Obomacare. We currently pay...

My family of 5 is on Obomacare. We currently pay $200 a month + $80 for dental. Our deductible is $1000. Our state didn't expand medicare either which was super rough a few year ago, but we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,085
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I assume we will be FILTHY rich! Like just silly...

I assume we will be FILTHY rich! Like just silly rich. Like buying pre sliced mango rich.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,085
Posted By Controlled Chaos
I would give a months notice. Lotto money...

I would give a months notice. Lotto money doesn't appear in your bank over night. I'd want to give myself some time to hire a good financial advisor and get the money deposited in my account before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Go Cubs Go! I have a meeting tonight I can't...

Go Cubs Go! I have a meeting tonight I can't miss :( Going to be checking the scores though :D

My DCKs have been ok. Little grumpy, but overall normal little boogers ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By Controlled Chaos
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marion-franck/what-y...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marion-franck/what-you-need-to-know-about-6-foot-trick-or-treaters_b_6030982.html Why I will never turn away a teen. I'm a softy ;):)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
likethis I am a huge fan too :) My grandma...

likethis I am a huge fan too :) My grandma passed away the year she ran against Obama. I was so glad she got a chance to vote for her even in a primary. Grandma was a huge feminist and very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,517
Posted By Controlled Chaos
Do you think he will Meeko? I was debating with...

Do you think he will Meeko? I was debating with a friend today on whether or not Evan can do it. I'm excited to watch the numbers come in. Such an interesting election...
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