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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Miss A
We did a no gift party for our 2 year old this...

We did a no gift party for our 2 year old this year. He still ended up with a mountain of gifts, and cards with cash for his savings account.

We chose to do this because we do not want to teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
One of my DCB's absolutely loves satin ribbon...

One of my DCB's absolutely loves satin ribbon edged blankets, and sleeps with one every night. About a month ago I scored a white one at the local thrift store for $1. It is soft and fluffy, and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Miss A
I currently have a 7 month old that can play...

I currently have a 7 month old that can play independently for up to 30 minutes, but he rolls himself to where he wants to be, watches the older kids, and the older kids often bring toys to him and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Miss A
I actually spent some time researching her...

I actually spent some time researching her symptoms yesterday, and saw this listed on a children's hospital website. I had never heard of it before either, and when DCM told me this morning what her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Miss A
18mo DCG has been having extremely loose stools...

18mo DCG has been having extremely loose stools the past 2 weeks. Today DCM told me DCG was diagnosed with "toddler diarrhea" yesterday, stating that she is growing in track and is otherwise healthy....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Miss A
I have an 18mo DCG who is the same way. She will...

I have an 18mo DCG who is the same way. She will stand and watch the boys go to the table, pull their chairs out, and sit down before she even thinks about going to the table herself. I used to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Miss A
Are the parents concerned by the black stool? Is...

Are the parents concerned by the black stool? Is every single stool black? I wouldn't accept this child back into care until she had been seen and cleared by a doctor. The black stool makes me think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Once upon a time I was a nap time genius. I had...

Once upon a time I was a nap time genius. I had my entire group on the same sleep schedule, everyone laid down without a fuss, and stayed laying down for the duration without telling or screaming.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Miss A
I second this. You are in the position to help...

I second this. You are in the position to help this child and his father, and you need to take full advantage of that.

If DCD doesn't have a regular custody schedule, he may be clueless about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Miss A
My newly 2 DS uses 6 diapers a day, unless he has...

My newly 2 DS uses 6 diapers a day, unless he has additional BM that needs changing.
1. Wake up (6:30)
2. After Breakfast (8:45)
3. Before Lunch (11:00)
4. After Nap (1:45/2:00)
5. Early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,271
Posted By Miss A
My own almost 2 year old doesn't nap long, so I...

My own almost 2 year old doesn't nap long, so I let him watch Daniel Tiger after he wakes so the others get a full nap. Today's episode is Snowy Day/Tutu All The Time, and when Henrietta *****cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Miss A
Based on current and projected future enrollment,...

Based on current and projected future enrollment, once my 2 oldest DCBs head off to preschool in 2020 I will be able to work part time, as the remaining families are only 3 days a week. Because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Its 45 this morning. High's in the mid 60's...

Its 45 this morning. High's in the mid 60's forecasted. Same DCM and DCB as 2 posts ago. DCB arrived in shorts and a T- shirt again, with no coat. DCM also carried in cough medicine, as DCB has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
14 inches of rain in 12 days, and today is the...

14 inches of rain in 12 days, and today is the first day we have seen the sun. It is 56 at almost 10AM, and the forecast says we will be low to mid 60's for a high.

So why on earth did DCM send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,271
Posted By Miss A
I gave birth to my son on my husband's 34th...

I gave birth to my son on my husband's 34th birthday, 16 minutes after midnight. When I was pregnant my DH was adamant about naming a boy after DH's grandpa, who DH is also named after. So, my DH got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Miss A
Naptime Nightmares after Thunderstorm

We had some pretty serious thunderstorms earlier in the week, and one hit right in the middle of nap. Our power went out several times, turning off the fan and music in the daycare nursery just as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By Miss A
Exactly! I provided part time care to a friends...

Exactly! I provided part time care to a friends child last year, and her dad-childs grandfather- paid for daycare each week. Now, her child is in 4 year old preschool, which is 2 half days a week....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Miss A
She is old enough to be evaluated and most likely...

She is old enough to be evaluated and most likely receive a diagnosis should she have ODD.

My almost 2 year old DS exhibits all these behaviors and more, but is too young to be diagnosed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,271
Posted By Miss A
I have a cousin sending their son part time this...

I have a cousin sending their son part time this summer. He is the oldest of my group, my Littles just idolize him, and his name is Thomas.

DCB-2.5 has delayed speech, and can not say Thomas. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
There have never been truer words. Our very...

There have never been truer words.

Our very small community has faced 5 suicides in 5 months, and my own mother attempted to take her life in January. Two of the suicides were brothers, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Miss A
My SIL suggested the Thirsties too! DCM...

My SIL suggested the Thirsties too!

DCM stripped diapers yesterday, and after a 4 hour nap today we only had a small leak out one of the legs of the diaper and not the huge, massive soakers we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Miss A
Not a toddler but a fresh, sweet 3 month old :) ...

Not a toddler but a fresh, sweet 3 month old :)

Diapers are LBB brand pocket diapers, but DCM just lays charcoal bamboo liners on the pocket diaper cover and doesn't actually insert it.

I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Miss A
Cloth Diaper Help!

Our latest daycare addition started this week, and he uses cloth diapers. I haven't diapered a cloth baby since my teenage babysitting days, so I am facing a bit of a learning curve.

I have gotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
I am on hour 26 of a migraine from H-E-Double...

I am on hour 26 of a migraine from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. The sensitivity to light and smell is going to be the death of me today.

One DCM coughed until she puked in my entryway. Then says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Miss A
Water Play Gear

For those providers who do water play, I am curious as to your policy on swim wear/wet suits and shoes. Do you require families to bring them each day, bring them to leave, or do you provide them? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Miss A
It is very cute, but it is an investment. I...

It is very cute, but it is an investment.

I agree with RosieTeddy. If you are looking to retire soon (5 year plan?) Then I would not purchase it. I would instead put that money into my retirement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Miss A
I haven't tried SSS for the bugs, but maybe I...

I haven't tried SSS for the bugs, but maybe I should. We use the Buggins Natural spray, because it repels the gnats you speak of.

I read once that the SSS sunscreen was not effective, so I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Miss A
That is exactly why I started mine this week! The...

That is exactly why I started mine this week! The new baby is here full time starting next week, and I knew I wasn't going to be getting them worked on during nap time after this week!

Yes, each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Miss A
Help Me with A Poem!

This year for father's day we painted wooden trays and I added the words "Daddy's Pocket Stuff" to them. I was trying to come up with a cutesy saying or poem to attach to the ribbon. So far I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Come on Parents, get it together! When dressing...

Come on Parents, get it together! When dressing your child for the day, please consider the weather before making your clothing selection! I understand that the mornings are a bit cool when you leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Miss A
May I ask what program you are using? It sounds...

May I ask what program you are using? It sounds Wonderful!

I have been completing 2-3 hours per week just with courses provided through our state training registry online. I am really looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Miss A
DCD and his dad run the family farm, so he can't...

DCD and his dad run the family farm, so he can't always be available to pick up the baby.

DCM and I chatted last night, and she was able to get both grandma's to agree to cover her night shifts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Miss A
In our area which tier you are placed on is based...

In our area which tier you are placed on is based on your household income. My DH's income alone disqualifies us from the higher tier. Based on the information my rep provided, it would be less than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Miss A
Does your state have a DHS training registry? I...

Does your state have a DHS training registry? I was able to enroll in the CACFP provides training course without enrolling in the food program it's self. I took them because I wanted the additional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
I have trained 2.5yo DCB to put on his own shoes....

I have trained 2.5yo DCB to put on his own shoes. He knows how to, and can do it completely independently. Except on Mondays.

He is currently sitting on the sidewalk between the door and the play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Miss A
Extended Care Hours Contract?

Sorry, one more post and I'll be finished for the day!

My DH's good friend and his wife had a baby almost 3 months ago, and in a couple weeks baby will be here full time. Late last week DCM found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Miss A
Thanks! CH, I actually reached out to a number of...

Thanks! CH, I actually reached out to a number of local home providers and none of them participate. I will not be either, as the number of local providers who do not participate tells me much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Miss A
Food Program: Worth The Hassle?

Last week I contacted my CCR&R rep about a training I was hoping would be offered locally, and of course on her return call she tries selling me on the food program.

So, I am attempting to weigh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Miss A
I remember sending you her page link now a couple...

I remember sending you her page link now a couple months ago! Denita really has me thinking daily about my program and my approach to child care. I just love her.

And I hear you on the outdoor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Miss A
Happy Provider Appreciation Day to all of you! I...

Happy Provider Appreciation Day to all of you! I love that this forum provides me with "co-workers" to connect with and learn from. You guys are always there when I need you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Miss A
Again, another reference to Denita Dinger from...

Again, another reference to Denita Dinger from me, if you can't already tell she is like my Daycare God. (Along with Black Cat and Cat Hearder here)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Miss A
Denita Dinger had shared a 911 report from her...

Denita Dinger had shared a 911 report from her city at the end of April. The cause for the report? Children playing with sticks in the schoolyard. I wrote up my thoughts on that and shared them on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,810
Posted By Miss A
A DCM and DCB presented me with a potted plant...

A DCM and DCB presented me with a potted plant and a thank you note at drop-off this morning as an early Childcare Provider Appreciation Day gift. It is so nice to feel appreciated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Miss A
My 19 month old pulled this. One day he she slept...

My 19 month old pulled this. One day he she slept through the night and napped great, the next day he was up multiple times at night and refuses to nap at all.

With a more strict, consistent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Miss A
I take children from 6 weeks until they enter...

I take children from 6 weeks until they enter preschool, or a maximum of 4 years. And even then, sometimes 3.5-4 is pushing it for me.

I enjoy providing infant and toddler care, and I know for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Miss A
I second Baby Beluga. My DS also had terrible...

I second Baby Beluga. My DS also had terrible silent reflux. I didnt even know there was such a thing until I brought it up to his doctor. Luckily we were able to manage DS's case with medication,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Miss A
We ended up going out for 45 minutes Friday...

We ended up going out for 45 minutes Friday afternoon. Today is the same way, high of 75 but the winds are crazy. Pollen level is even higher than it was on Friday, we are in a fire danger warning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Miss A
How Windy Is Too Windy To Play Outside?

I checked the weather chart, but it doesn't have the info I need. I am trying to make a judgement call based on wind speed and fact that the pollen level has hit what is considered extremely high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
We will see how the weather the DCM's. The DCM...

We will see how the weather the DCM's. The DCM who is the worst offender had to pull in straight towards the barn this AM bevause another DCM was parked by the sidewalk. It will be interesting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Miss A
In my current group the only child that had tie...

In my current group the only child that had tie shoes is the 12 month old. She can not put her own shoes on and I always have to help her, so it is no big deal to have to tie her shoes as I put them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
2/3 DCM's read it before they even pulled out of...

2/3 DCM's read it before they even pulled out of the drive this AM. One being the worst offender, the other being the only DCM I have who does not drive in the lawn. The third for left on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
Mr. Mailman just dropped the stakes off this...

Mr. Mailman just dropped the stakes off this afternoon, they will go in the ground tonight, and the newsletter will go out in the morning. Fingers crossed they get the message.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Dear DCM's- if I have told you once I have told...

Dear DCM's- if I have told you once I have told you a thousand times, DO NOT BRING YOYR CHILD'S BLANKIE OR LOVIE INTO MY HOME!! You child DOES NOT use or need them here. There is absolutely no reason...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,810
Posted By Miss A
I just scored a Little Tikes Builder's Bay Sand...

I just scored a Little Tikes Builder's Bay Sand and Water table for $15.00 on a local FB sale page! Definitely a positive for me because this was on my list for spring/summer purchases, and now I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Miss A
I have been doing daycare for 5 years, both in a...

I have been doing daycare for 5 years, both in a center and a home setting. When I worked in the center I had 1 DCG that I instantly bonded with. She was my very first daycare baby, and her mom and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Miss A
I use a wireless doorbell that has 2 plug-in...

I use a wireless doorbell that has 2 plug-in chime receivers so I can put them in any room I desire. I ask that parents ring the doorbell as they are entering my entryway/mudroom off the kitchen so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
:lol::lol::lol: If they don't get the hint after...

:lol::lol::lol: If they don't get the hint after we stake it out, patch the lawn, and lay new gravel you can bet I will have one of those signs posted every 10 feet along my driveway, and they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
We first used the reflector stakes to mark our...

We first used the reflector stakes to mark our driveway for winter because it is impossible to see the start of it if it has snowed any amount. We then marked halfway down, and marked the beginning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Miss A
How To Nicely Word "Stop Driving On My Lawn!"

we have a house in the country with a 1/4 mile long driveway. The driveway curves around the house, but also continues straight to our barn, and in what I call our door yard we have a curved lawn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Miss A
I did canvas silhouettes of my group. I only do...

I did canvas silhouettes of my group. I only do big parent gifts on Mother's day and Father's day, so while it was pretty time consuming on my end I know the mom's are going to love them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
It is only 8:15am and I already want to cry and...

It is only 8:15am and I already want to cry and throw in the towel. Put together monkey bread and put it in the oven before DCK started to arrive. My DS is a monster and has been fighting with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
I had a DCF that bought their 3 year old a...

I had a DCF that bought their 3 year old a collection of cologne because he wanted to use his dad's. Every single day he came I smelling like cologne. Seriously parents, he is 3. 3 year olds should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
6+ inches of snow in the last 4 hours, and it...

6+ inches of snow in the last 4 hours, and it looks like it will continue to snow heavily until 8PM, with 1-2 inch accumulation per hour. And if that isn't enough, it continues overnight with light...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
In my rural area I have one of the highest...

In my rural area I have one of the highest in-home rates at $125/week. But, I am also one of the only providers that has a contract and policies, and charges a flat weekly fee vs. Hourly or daily....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Screaming toddlers + putting on snow gear = one...

Screaming toddlers + putting on snow gear = one crabby Miss A. These kids are not made to do anything for themselves at home, and scream about having to do it here. I am SO ready for spring!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Miss A
1 is completely off the bottle, and the other...

1 is completely off the bottle, and the other uses a cup here but only a bottle at home.



I feel the same way. I also think that if your meal does have a dairy component such as cheese,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Miss A
I was reading that same info about the child...

I was reading that same info about the child being overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. The kids I care for who's mothers have requested this are not in any way overweight. In fact, one was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Miss A
Ok, seriously now. Is there new parenting advice...

Ok, seriously now. Is there new parenting advice that I haven't been clued in on? A second DCM has asked to have her child's milk watered down because of constipation issues. No, just no!

I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Tell me about It! It has either been freezing...

Tell me about It! It has either been freezing rain or snow every weekend in April so far, and this weekend is no different. We are currently experiencing 15 MPH winds along with the der, lightening,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Miss A
So many great books have been shared and added to...

So many great books have been shared and added to my shopping list!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Miss A
Your Program's Most Beloved Book

Do you have a book in your daycare that everyone loves? Tell me about it!

Our current favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and we are on our second book on the last 12 months because our first one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
My nephew is the same way. His mom gave him...

My nephew is the same way. His mom gave him Kool-Aid and Hawaiian Punch in his baby bottles, fed him McDonald's French Fries every day, candy and chocolate pudding. He refuses all other foods, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Miss A
My entire group has had BM issues since they were...

My entire group has had BM issues since they were babies. As they progressed to table foods we hoped it would get better, and now it seems that it is hit or miss with consistently soft easy to pass...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By Miss A
Watered Down Milk?

I have a DCM who recently requested that her almost 2 year olds milk be watered down to help with BM issues. I have never once had this request, and I am not sure how I feel about it. As it is, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
My DS was born 10 days after the local school...

My DS was born 10 days after the local school cutoff. Even if he had been born before, we still would have delayed him starting school. As it is, he will do 3 day preschool at 4, 4 day Jr....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Drop-in child scheduled to arrive 40 minutes...

Drop-in child scheduled to arrive 40 minutes earlier than my first full-time child. It is now 30 minutes past their scheduled arrival, child is not here, and I have not heard a word from parents.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Miss A
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Miss A
Thanks! Pinterest was my first stop but...

Thanks! Pinterest was my first stop but apparently I was not putting in the right search suggestions because it only showed about 20 different baby pancake recipes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Miss A
Uses For Baby Cereal?

My most recent DCBaby has been on table food for over a month now, and I have 2 partial containers of baby cereal that I don't know what to do with. I hate to see it go to waste!

This morning I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,336
Posted By Miss A
Back in my center days we had a breast milk baby...

Back in my center days we had a breast milk baby who I was feeding/rocking. She has a massive blowout while eating all over herself and me. It was up her back and out the neck hold of her shirt, out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Miss A
The Zip Tie trick is genius! Definitely filing...

The Zip Tie trick is genius! Definitely filing that away for when mine figure it out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Miss A
I have this one for outdoors, with the shade tent...

I have this one for outdoors, with the shade tent that clips on it. I love how easy it is to pop open and put away when we are finished. Plus, it was awesome to take on camping trips for our DS too. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Miss A
I have one of these that is being used as a gate...

I have one of these that is being used as a gate to a super strange stairway configuration in my home. I love it, and in the 3 years I have had it it had held strong! I think this may be the answer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Miss A
The stability issue was what I was worried about...

The stability issue was what I was worried about when purchasing one of those plastic types as well. Of my 5 spaces, 4 are boys and as we all know, boys play COMPLETELY different when in a pack, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Miss A
Play Yard Recommendations?

I have a new baby starting later this month, and the time has come for me to create a infant safety zone so my Toddlers don't have access to him when I am preparing meals, using the bathroom, etc.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,336
Posted By Miss A
I alternate between jeans and tees/LS tees, or...

I alternate between jeans and tees/LS tees, or LulaRoe leggings and Irmas during spring, fall, and winter. In the summer I usually wear Capris or longer shorts and tees.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-03-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Miss A
Cost of Remodeling On 2018's Taxes?

We are in the beginning process of taking one large bedroom of our 5 bedroom home and making it into 2 seperate rooms, 1 side will still be a bedroom and the other side will be a bathroom for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
Not DC related - We started in on a major home...

Not DC related -
We started in on a major home renovation last week, taking our huge downstairs bedroom down into 2 rooms. One side will be a first floor bathroom/laundry room, the other half our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,810
Posted By Miss A
Last week I informed parents we would be going...

Last week I informed parents we would be going "back to basics" for the next couple of weeks to get everyone back on the same daily routine. One mom was super skeptical about it, sure their child was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Miss A
This, 100%. To me, when a parent chooses to...

This, 100%. To me, when a parent chooses to enroll their child in a family childcare program, they are understanding that my family will be present. I will not hide my husband or limit his access to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Miss A
One of my friends who also does in-home DC is...

One of my friends who also does in-home DC is having this same regret. When her DC was small she was able to go all out at each holiday and each child's Bday. At the beginning she provided a gift for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Miss A
I put up a Easter Bunny and chick window clings,...

I put up a Easter Bunny and chick window clings, and this week and next our art is Easter themed (stamping with plastic Easter eggs, marble rolling with Easter eggs instead of marbles, painting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Miss A
I have stopped offering options, I just finally...

I have stopped offering options, I just finally chose one type and that is the only one offered to her here. I also started to use it for the requested 2 "bottles" per day here this week. The only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Miss A
12 Month Old Won't Transition To Sippy

I have pretty fresh 12 month old who we have been working with for months on sippy cup preperation, and it is not going well. She is offered a sippy at each meal and snack along with the older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Miss A
My 18mo DS is a combination shrieker and grunter....

My 18mo DS is a combination shrieker and grunter. He has the loudest, highest shriek when happy or angry. Usually by the afternoon my ears are ringing and I have a headache from all the noise. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Miss A
This, 100%. The parents are creating the...

This, 100%. The parents are creating the problems, and they are expecting you to deal with them because it is easier for them. The child has already been terminated from one care setting for it, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By Miss A
Oh, I am totally with you on trying to speak my...

Oh, I am totally with you on trying to speak my best life into being. I am trying to give them clear and concise directions that are easily achievable for them. I find that when I lay out my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By Miss A
"We use nice hands with our friends." "She...

"We use nice hands with our friends."

"She is telling you no, you need to respect that. No means no."

"If you can not sit on your booty you can not be on the couch."

"It's time to focus on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,165
Posted By Miss A
Was it you who posted a while back about the DCM...

Was it you who posted a while back about the DCM not sending enough breast milk for the baby and refusing to send more because she only wanted the baby fed a certain amount? I guess I could go back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,330
Posted By Miss A
I wish calling out sick was as easy for me last...

I wish calling out sick was as easy for me last minute as it was for the parents who's kids are sick and not coming to daycare.

Woke up in the middle of the night feeling unwell, but not unwell...
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