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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Josiegirl
likethis You need this!! And please don't worry...

likethis You need this!! And please don't worry about what the parents will say to you; you've got to think of the group and what's best for them(and YOU). Sounds like this might be it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my, you actually say no to the child?? :ouch: ...

Oh my, you actually say no to the child?? :ouch:
I have a 2 yo(birthday was Sept.) whose favorite thing now is to scream when she can't get what she wants. At lunch today, I'd made enough brown rice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,947
Posted By Josiegirl
All of this without coffee first??!!:eek: Hope...

All of this without coffee first??!!:eek:
Hope your fish get a new home soon and your rug dries!! Not a good way to start your day.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Josiegirl
Biggest daycare issue? Things that are affecting...

Biggest daycare issue? Things that are affecting the kids such as lack of sleep, non-parenting parents, parents who are in denial.
Current dcm is in complete denial about her ds's behavior. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By Josiegirl
I didn't think they did either but I know PT dc...

I didn't think they did either but I know PT dc is 1-25 hrs., anything over 25 hrs is ft. So she probably has some loophole such as job searching? I don't know. She can use up to 25 hrs. and have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 260
Posted By Josiegirl
I've also heard the ghost babies crying when...

I've also heard the ghost babies crying when nobody is here. :) As far as dreams, I have dreams about the different kids but not in the dc setting, if that makes sense.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree except if they do re-enroll, I would...

I agree except if they do re-enroll, I would charge them the enrollment fee. :) They're choosing to leave(basically that's what they're doing) and might not even return.
I'd also fill the spot if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, I'd be done with this guy now. You've given...

Yep, I'd be done with this guy now. You've given a great effort, by the sounds of it, but he's a bad accident waiting to happen. When chairs start flying, it's time. Think of the safety of all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By Josiegirl
After reading about some of your situations, all...

After reading about some of your situations, all I can say is UGH. Some parents are so spoiled, selfish and entitled. Producing a generation of insecure, unloved(or feeling unloved AND...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By Josiegirl
I was told about a mom who keeps popping out...

I was told about a mom who keeps popping out kids, she has 5 at current count. She doesn't work, sends every one of her kids to dc, state paid. People who know how to use and abuse the system, will....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Josiegirl
Preschoolers can be a challenging...

Preschoolers can be a challenging group.:rolleyes: Could it be the way the room is set up? The different activities that are offered? Are themes used? Search pinterest for ideas on classroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Josiegirl
Phew, glad I'm not the only odd duck here....

Phew, glad I'm not the only odd duck here. :ouch::D I feel validated!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Josiegirl
I thought this was a new drink when I saw the...

I thought this was a new drink when I saw the title. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By Josiegirl
All such great ideas!!! Thank you very much! ...

All such great ideas!!! Thank you very much!

First thing I thought when I read your post Baby Beluga, was instead of asking them to touch their nose, I tell them they could get a chocolate chip....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Josiegirl
I usually bake them something but last year I...

I usually bake them something but last year I didn't even do that. :o:(
I've only got 4 sets of dcps but I couldn't afford to buy them all gifts. I have the dcks make them things, as the PP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Josiegirl
What about seeking out some community projects to...

What about seeking out some community projects to engage your kiddos with? I am in a serious rut now but a couple years ago I was very involved with the dcks, doing lots of local activities. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By Josiegirl
Staying Patient

It seems to be getting more challenging for me in my later years. :o:(
I make a huge effort to hold my temper, say things evenly so I'm not raising my voice but when they don't listen, when they're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,947
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad yesterday is in the past. :rolleyes: ...

So glad yesterday is in the past. :rolleyes:
The 4 and 5 yos had a full day here and it was chaos from the moment they entered till the moment they left. On top of that, it always affects naps for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Josiegirl
Playing tag with moving cars?? WTH is wrong with...

Playing tag with moving cars?? WTH is wrong with people? They're in constant denial that something will happen until it does, then they'll likely find fault with everybody else EXCEPT themselves!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly what I was thinking!

Exactly what I was thinking!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Josiegirl
If she's new to the country, maybe she just has...

If she's new to the country, maybe she just has no clue?? No excuse really if she's read the policies.:rolleyes: I think I'd suggest a sit-down conversation with her just so she's perfectly clear on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,288
Posted By Josiegirl
And I wonder why 2 yo dcg hasn't fallen asleep...

And I wonder why 2 yo dcg hasn't fallen asleep yet.:rolleyes:
I thought she had pooped so I went to get a diaper and change her. I happened to look out our front window and there were 15 turkeys at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't do a 2 week deposit either but definitely...

I don't do a 2 week deposit either but definitely think it's a good way to protect yourself in cases such as your 'friend' :rolleyes: With friends like her....right?:mad:
I hope she comes through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By Josiegirl
likethislikethislikethislovethis

likethislikethislikethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 478
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I completely agree! And for those who shop...

Oh I completely agree! And for those who shop sales(yard, garage or otherwise lol). We used to get free 'fun for dc money' to spend but it had to be spent through Lakeshore. LS can be nice, but IMO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By Josiegirl
"The sarcasm from those that may not agree or...

"The sarcasm from those that may not agree or even begin to understand the effort providers invest deeply into teaching their DCK's is a perfect example of someone raised to think they are some how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 478
Posted By Josiegirl
I just have a small light table that sits right...

I just have a small light table that sits right on the floor, and a toddler set of things to go with it. But I looked on pinterest and the ideas you can find are simply amazing. It's like most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy Belated Birthday Mike!! Sounds like it was...

Happy Belated Birthday Mike!! Sounds like it was yummy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy 1/2 a century + 1 day old BC!!!!! :hug: ...

Happy 1/2 a century + 1 day old BC!!!!! :hug:

Today hasn't been too bad but then mine are all little so I don't think the parents indulge them in too much sugar. However, my day will most likely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, hopefully the crap part of your week is over...

Ugh, hopefully the crap part of your week is over with and it's all smooth from now til the new year. :ouch:
I swear some days are like that, 1 thing after another where you just want to throw in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Josiegirl
I've done this before. But in the past, I opened...

I've done this before. But in the past, I opened my mouth and told a misbehaving dcb he'd miss out on cupcakes at snack time if he didn't change his behavior around. So once I said that, I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Josiegirl
I guess if I had older dcks during the day I...

I guess if I had older dcks during the day I might do things a little differently but at the moment, mine are 2 and under. I let them just play with whatever and wherever they prefer. I have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By Josiegirl
Now that we're all in agreement about peanut...

Now that we're all in agreement about peanut butter(and it's a good thing too!!!!)I have to say I always felt weird telling dcks that I love them. And there are definitely some from my past I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, not much going on here either; 2 and under...

Yep, not much going on here either; 2 and under except from 3:00 on and I bet they'll be picked up a little bit early. I hope. :)
Just special treats at snack, balloons, a couple super simple games...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol Planning ahead is always a good idea. I'll be...

Lol Planning ahead is always a good idea. I'll be serving candy for snack on Thursday. :ouch:
Hah, who am I kidding. Whatever I don't give to trick or treaters, I'm sure won't last long.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Josiegirl
We had chicken, corn muffins, broccoli, red...

We had chicken, corn muffins, broccoli, red pepper strips, mandarin oranges and milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
How Do Parents Do It?

Thinking about trust issues in choosing child care for their most precious little people in the whole world. I could never have done it back when I was a new mom. :confused: Tiny little beings with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Josiegirl
We try to get outside at least 2x a day; lately...

We try to get outside at least 2x a day; lately it's been from 9:00-9:30, then 11:00-11:30(been eating lunch really early), then last time from 3:15-4:00. We won't be doing that when snow flies for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Josiegirl
You're right. It IS the parents' responsibility...

You're right. It IS the parents' responsibility but it isn't the child's fault their parents are lazy, selfish, more worried about looking perfect for work than feeding their child, etc., etc. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh yes, it's in my handbook as days off; whether...

Oh yes, it's in my handbook as days off; whether or not they all took note who knows.:rolleyes: Have to do another note home anyways, to let dcps know of my upcoming schedule, going into the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Josiegirl
True I'd be doing most of the work but 3 of my 5...

True I'd be doing most of the work but 3 of my 5 dcks are 2 and under anyways so most likely any project we do will be finished by me. :o I like the idea of putting treats made by the kiddos, inside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By Josiegirl
I think, in this day and age and with media...

I think, in this day and age and with media shouting out all the evils of home dc :rolleyes: a parent cannot be too careful. BUT this is our home and we do deserve privacy. Maybe it's time for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Josiegirl
These Are Cute! Christmas Idea

https://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Christmas-Ideas/Handprint-Santa-Mason-Jars

What do you think of dcks making these for their parents?
In the past we've done tons of ornaments with hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok, maybe I'm different but I would never swaddle...

Ok, maybe I'm different but I would never swaddle a 9 mo anyways??!! A newborn is a whole different thing; and I don't think I ever even swaddled my own when they were newborns. But a 9 mo? No way....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
At the workshop I attended Monday night, an...

At the workshop I attended Monday night, an activity we had to do was go through grocery flyers and pre-plan a day's menu, along with the total cost. I never keep track of portion sizes that I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, Thanksgiving weekend is coming up, and I...

Well, Thanksgiving weekend is coming up, and I just spent 4 days off, being sick, a few weeks ago. :rolleyes: And taking the week of Christmas off; cannot wait to see my own kids!!!! Haven't seen my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I love the idea of a pumpkin in a ziploc bag!

Oh I love the idea of a pumpkin in a ziploc bag!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Josiegirl
I cut white posterboard into a rectangle shape,...

I cut white posterboard into a rectangle shape, let them paint with their hands using orange and black paint. The 2 yo helped me glue on orange and black streamers while I did the 17 mo. for him....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha Sharlan, I find my days sometimes center...

Haha Sharlan, I find my days sometimes center around what *I* feel like doing too. You've taken away a lot of my guilt too.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for that!!! It's kind of been what I've...

Thank you for that!!! It's kind of been what I've been aiming for but feeling guilty that I feel like it's not enough anymore, according to new age parents' standards(think academics only), state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
CH, I actually have that book; need to pull it...

CH, I actually have that book; need to pull it out and reread it.

I've gone through burn-out many times in the course of all my years doing this but it's never lasted this long. Maybe it's seeing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Josiegirl
Something else you could think about temporarily,...

Something else you could think about temporarily, is take dcks on Saturdays. I did it for maybe 2 months. It was a rough family and that's why it ended so abruptly but if you had a good family, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Finding That Spark Again??

For those who have been in this biz for awhile and are experiencing burn-out, how do you once again get to the point where you like what you do, want to learn more and improve, change things around,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,114
Posted By Josiegirl
Because the error was discovered and now they had...

Because the error was discovered and now they had to come up with the money from somewhere else OR dcd figured they don't owe for when they're not there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, feeding their kids complete crap before...

Ugh, feeding their kids complete crap before coming to dc. Why would most kids eat good healthy breakfast food anyways if given the choice??? :mad:
I think I would reiterate to dcm child needs to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Josiegirl
I tell potential dcfs that I only have so many...

I tell potential dcfs that I only have so many spots to fill and to make it financially feasible I have to charge FT rates. Basically, I have to do what works for me now. Used to be years ago, I'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Josiegirl
We're not allowed to use our own OTC meds. for...

We're not allowed to use our own OTC meds. for dcks. Parents have to bring it in specifically for their own child, with specific instructions down and I have to have a signed form for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Josiegirl
I like the angled mirror idea! My bathroom is...

I like the angled mirror idea! My bathroom is situated so that I can peek out the door right into the kitchen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,114
Posted By Josiegirl
Call me crazy then. :lol: I've had to close out a...

Call me crazy then. :lol: I've had to close out a checking account before because my numbers and the banks were way off, thankfully in my favor. :rolleyes: I should know people make mistakes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,947
Posted By Josiegirl
Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out...

Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out of her to apologize, but she laughs instead? If this is her 1st time, I'd charge her the late fees and give her warning(just for the laughing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,114
Posted By Josiegirl
:oThat'd be me. Not that I write so few checks...

:oThat'd be me. Not that I write so few checks but I don't look at my monthly statement that closely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Josiegirl
This is what I do too. I've tried using old tees...

This is what I do too. I've tried using old tees for covering but they just soak through anyways. :rolleyes: Kids LOVE water. I also have a few towels at the ready because even if you've got your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Josiegirl
I always tell families that I need to keep my...

I always tell families that I need to keep my spots filled so have no idea if I'll have an opening that far ahead or not. If they want to hold the spot, they'd have to pay a regular weekly rate. Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Josiegirl
I was never able to teach my dcks with visual...

I was never able to teach my dcks with visual boundaries. Well a couple listened but others did not. :rolleyes: I had to install a slide chain at the top of the door but I finally had to put a door...
Forum: Curriculum 10-14-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Josiegirl
Clueless as to posting pictures :) But I can tell...

Clueless as to posting pictures :) But I can tell you what we do. I have used under-bed plastic totes before, I've also used larger storage bucks and I have a tub that sets up on PVC legs, it's a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Josiegirl
I have an almost 5 mo who seems to be having a...

I have an almost 5 mo who seems to be having a bit of trouble adjusting to any kind of a schedule. They've cut his weeks from 5 days to 3, which sadly, will not help his adjustment here. I notice on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 258,190
Posted By Josiegirl
Amazing! So glad you found pain relief; sounds...

Amazing! So glad you found pain relief; sounds like you felt miserable. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
But it doesn't take long for people to learn the...

But it doesn't take long for people to learn the truth about others, whether it's about you or about her. If she's super mad, and ends up spreading rumors about you, take the high road, keep a smile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Josiegirl
She's a friend outside of dc? Doesn't sound like...

She's a friend outside of dc? Doesn't sound like much of a friend. :mad: It sounds like she's using you and wants things her way only. TBH, I wouldn't tolerate it. Stay with what you told her about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,947
Posted By Josiegirl
Can just feel the love that went into all of...

Can just feel the love that went into all of that!! What a sweet thing to do!!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-10-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Funny you should say that about me using maple...

Funny you should say that about me using maple syrup. When I told my dd what I'd done, she said 'Mooommm, why would you put maple syrup on grits?' So I said, why not? :lol:
So, grits isn't just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Josiegirl
Very good point!! Long day for a little kid and...

Very good point!! Long day for a little kid and maybe he thinks sis is actually hanging out with mom during the day? Could he be misinterpreting all that? Could be showing signs of insecurity there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Josiegirl
Don't want to squash his spirit? :rolleyes: Only...

Don't want to squash his spirit? :rolleyes: Only thing I see squashing his spirit is making too big of a deal out of this(not you, them). Kids are smart; they learn how to grab attention from adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 469,947
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh, that would irritate me!!! I know many...

Yeh, that would irritate me!!! I know many providers have a 'drop off' time limit. I don't but I can certainly see where in instances like this, it would be handy. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh now Hush Puppies, there is a food from the...

Oh now Hush Puppies, there is a food from the gods. So yummy! And all they are, are like deep fried mush. :rolleyes: But so addictive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad your stressful dcf is almost outta there!!...

Glad your stressful dcf is almost outta there!! Imagine life after they leave. Peaceful, joyful, ahhhhhh I can hear your stress drifting away already. :)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-08-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
I love oatmeal, and other hot cereals and grits...

I love oatmeal, and other hot cereals and grits will get eaten, too, as soon as I figure out how to doctor them up. :lol: Or I'll give the rest of them to my dcm. :rolleyes:

Or I'll wait until my...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-07-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Grits

I have to admit I've led a very sheltered life. Today is the first day I've ever tried grits. Evidently 1 of my dcgs loves grits so I bought some.:rolleyes: I'm not crazy about them. All I did was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Josiegirl
Personally, I would've expected a reply of some...

Personally, I would've expected a reply of some kind but not knowing the parents, could be any number of reasons why they didn't get back to you. Some just have no clue. With those kinds of parents,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-06-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Josiegirl
How many children are you responsible for? What...

How many children are you responsible for? What are the exact ages? What activities are available for them inside? Has the room stayed the same since you started?

Toddlers are known for movement,...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-06-2018, 04:24 AM
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Views: 255
Posted By Josiegirl
Loving Lisa Gardner

I'll stumble upon an author and if I like the book, I'll exhaust every one my local library has. :) Right now, Lisa Gardner is the favorite; mystery, crime, story keeps you guessing until the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Josiegirl
"but I don't believe that most of the issues we...

"but I don't believe that most of the issues we see in regards to food really have anything to do with food at all."

I completely agree with that!!

Plus People have to get up and move....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Josiegirl
Feeding a child is such a challenging prospect...

Feeding a child is such a challenging prospect and to do it without running into any issues whatsoever is nearly impossible. I look back and see how I was raised and yes, I can see many issues that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, what a switch around today has been. Dcbaby...

Well, what a switch around today has been. Dcbaby has been so happy and content and fell right to sleep when I laid him down. happyface
Now I just have to figure out why 2 yo dcg refused to nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
And people who respect and appreciate you as a...

And people who respect and appreciate you as a person and provider, not just a robot without a life.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks Ariana. I feel bad because it feels as...

Thanks Ariana. I feel bad because it feels as soon as he settles himself down for a nap, something happens to wake him up again. And he was doing so well!! Dcm says she's noticed that dcb cries when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
Did they know this going in? Did they read the...

Did they know this going in? Did they read the contract and policies and sign on anyways? If yes, then let it go in 1 ear and out the other. Don't even reply, just give the blank stare. The more you...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By Josiegirl
To be honest, very seldom is juice a better...

To be honest, very seldom is juice a better choice. Maybe occasionally orange juice but I'd rather they eat the fruits. I haven't bought juice in years. To me, it's a lot of extra calories most kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Josiegirl
Loud Busy Noises of DC

I have a new sweet 4 1/2 mo dcb and I love him to bits. But every loud noise startles him and if it doesn't stop immediately, he'll start wailing. The very 1st day he came he took a lot of short cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Josiegirl
I would've given that toy right over to Josie and...

I would've given that toy right over to Josie and told dcg exactly why she lost the privilege of playing with it. And if she continues to act the way she is then I'd give her VERY little in the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Josiegirl
How is it going?? Hey, new things are challenging...

How is it going?? Hey, new things are challenging and make many people anxious and worried. I'm sure you're doing fine, just feeling new job jitters. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes exactly this! Why do some parents make us beg...

Yes exactly this! Why do some parents make us beg for our payment? And for me, it's one of the most difficult parts of this job. I hate to sound like it's all about the $$ and usually I have great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By Josiegirl
Thought of this topic as I was changing the 6th...

Thought of this topic as I was changing the 6th poopy diaper of the day from 1 of my dcks, right before dcm walked in the door.:rolleyes: I asked her 'what did dcb eat yesterday???':lol: His normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Josiegirl
I wouldn't accept him in care until she pays what...

I wouldn't accept him in care until she pays what she owes you; sounds like maybe they're skipping out on paying? Is that a possibility?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By Josiegirl
Such truth in this!! I'm glad you were able...

Such truth in this!!

I'm glad you were able to approach the subject with dcd and it sounds like you did it with kindness and gentleness. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,288
Posted By Josiegirl
Hahahaha unbelievable!! I really think after such...

Hahahaha unbelievable!! I really think after such an email I'd make it as uncomfortable and embarrassing for them as possible and let them meet your puppet.:lol: And make a huge production out of...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 09-24-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Josiegirl
I am the exact same way BC, so was apprehensive...

I am the exact same way BC, so was apprehensive about reading this story. I even looked at the copyright date, fully expecting to see him lose the dog in the end. I foolishly checked out his blog...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 09-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Josiegirl
Following Atticus

I just finished this book, the author and his little dog, Atticus had a rare and close bond. And together they achieved great things. Beautiful story that touches on a relationship between man and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 258,190
Posted By Josiegirl
The past 3 weeks have been the best of dc I've...

The past 3 weeks have been the best of dc I've had in a very long time. Even with starting a 4 mo this past Monday and worrying about what kind of a baby he'd be, it's been such a nice change. My 3...
Forum: Curriculum 09-21-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Josiegirl
If you're trying to teach colors/shapes, I would...

If you're trying to teach colors/shapes, I would make the learning into a fun active game instead of using flash cards. Put painter's tape on the floor in the shape that they can hop on, crawl on,...
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