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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,317
Posted By jojosmommy
And if you are worried about it bumping you up a...

And if you are worried about it bumping you up a tax bracket put more money in a savers retirement account. Every year there are plenty of ways to save on taxes, many of which can still be done NOW...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,317
Posted By jojosmommy
I love the food program discussion. It makes me...

I love the food program discussion. It makes me chuckle everytime.

Lets say you pay 30% tax. If a parent offered to pay you $100 or $50 which would you take? Either way you have to file taxes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By jojosmommy
Is there a fee? Is there a way we could sign up...

Is there a fee? Is there a way we could sign up to watch the webinar at another time? Or have access to it afterwards, like a link or have it emailed? Tom is wonderful. I always attend his inperson...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By jojosmommy
How frustrating. Heard this tip once for...

How frustrating.

Heard this tip once for bordeom. Make a Im bored jar. Post its with chores on them inside a jar. When kiddo says "Im bored" reply "great! Choose something fun to do from here..."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By jojosmommy
Its making me crazy. He is normal all day, normal...

Its making me crazy. He is normal all day, normal one night and puking again the next night. Looks normal, eats, no fever etc.

Has jaded my views of the parents I do have here though because my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By jojosmommy
HELP!!! Sick? Something else?

My darling son has been vomiting intermittently for what seems like ForEVER! ! I haven't ever seen sickness like this.

Last weekend Saturday morning he vomited. Fine all day afterward, no fever,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,609
Posted By jojosmommy
I think New Skin is torture! !! I can't hack it!

I think New Skin is torture! !! I can't hack it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By jojosmommy
I have two families splitting up, not officially...

I have two families splitting up, not officially divorced thou papers have been filed. I find it awkward as a provider. One kid asked if it was for one parent or the other and when I proposed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By jojosmommy
Sounds like a mild allergy to me. First I...

Sounds like a mild allergy to me.

First I would teach ALL your dck that they should run TO you not away from you if hey have any kind of scary thing like this. I taught and regularly remind my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,604
Posted By jojosmommy
I am c-1 but can technically switch between c1...

I am c-1 but can technically switch between c1 and c2. Which I personally believe is a recipe for disaster but apparently its pretty common.
C1 is 10 total, 8 under school age 3 under 2.
C2 is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,604
Posted By jojosmommy
I am allowed 8 under school age, 3 under 2, and...

I am allowed 8 under school age, 3 under 2, and 10 total unless I have 1 infant then I can have 12 total.

I have:

Ds 4
Dd 2
Dcg 5 months
Dcg 8 months
Dcg 1
Dcg 2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By jojosmommy
Quality Webinars/Online Learning Pertaining to Early Childhood

I recently took a course from coursera.org and fell in lovelovethis! It was well writen research based curriculum that actually applied to early education. I recently registered for a course starting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By jojosmommy
8 months. And no rocking, coddling, feeding,...

8 months. And no rocking, coddling, feeding, tricking to sleep here. Just fed, changed, a kiss and goodnight. But even with CIO since July dck is still flipping out.

Mom is "very busy" so dck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By jojosmommy
Im NOT! Thats why she cries. Mom does it and this...

Im NOT! Thats why she cries. Mom does it and this kidvexpects it. I dont.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By jojosmommy
Ever Sent A Baby Home For Too Much Crying?

I have a dck who has been here since July. Still screams all nap, unless you rock her back to sleep EVERY 30 minutes. She needs nothing, fed, changed, warm etc. But, I have talked to mom and I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By jojosmommy
Having Work Done While Daycare Is Open?

Is it inappropriate to have work done on the home during daycare hours? What are your limits on this?

Obviously not stuff that is caustic, or harmful to the children (like fumes etc).

I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,675
Posted By jojosmommy
Me too! I thought it would have to be better than...

Me too! I thought it would have to be better than yesterday but I WAS WRONG!

My food program lady came and my kids were recognizably difficult. Ugh.... today can not be over fast enough-except...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,592
Posted By jojosmommy
The best part of all of this is that I use...

The best part of all of this is that I use childcarepay.com. You can log on from ANYWHERE anytime and it immediately notifies me via email you have paid. I even put out my own tablet at pick up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By jojosmommy
I had nap screamers. Because their parents let...

I had nap screamers. Because their parents let them do as they please all long weekend. Ugh! Tomorrow has to be better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,592
Posted By jojosmommy
Just asked if she was going to get ANOTHER late...

Just asked if she was going to get ANOTHER late fee:rolleyes: if she didnt get it paid until later today..... Shes lucky I even let her drop off at all. I should have marched downstairs to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,592
Posted By jojosmommy
$50 In Late Fees, Why Am I Guilty?

I use childcarepay.com and used to charge $5 late fee after close on Friday if payments were not recieved.

But, twice in a row I had a dcp not pay me until the next day (after me hounding them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By jojosmommy
Im jaded but I still hesitate to believe anyone...

Im jaded but I still hesitate to believe anyone until the money is in your hand.

Sorry this happened to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By jojosmommy
Im closed both days. This year I have dr...

Im closed both days. This year I have dr appointments out of fear that Obamacare will ruin my medical life and insurance. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By jojosmommy
Point tjis parent to a mediator or parenting time...

Point tjis parent to a mediator or parenting time expeditor. They serve the children and can gather the necessary documents to determine what is best for this kiddo.

I have it in my contract that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By jojosmommy
In the past I have dropped off a pie at the house...

In the past I have dropped off a pie at the house of a friend who referred a client my way. But for current families I give a week free tuition. Ive only done it a few times, for my best clients of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By jojosmommy
Ok, so I have been working on getting this little...

Ok, so I have been working on getting this little one on a schedule since she began coming mid july! Insane I know.... She is miserable, cries through morning nap, gets overtired and is a wreck all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By jojosmommy
Anybody else?

Anybody else?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By jojosmommy
At What Age Do You Expect They Stay In Bed Through Whole Nap?

At what age do you expect an infant/toddler stay in crib the whole nap time?

I am trying to sleep train one dck. But, im not sure if I should expect more. Dck sleeps 1 hour, wakes and cries, if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By jojosmommy
I would be direct. I would say," missed seeing...

I would be direct. I would say," missed seeing you (child) is excited you are picking up today."

I would hand him an extra business card, remind him that you are the CHILD'S advocate and he can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,840
Posted By jojosmommy
Starting to wonder if we SHARE the same kid?!...

Starting to wonder if we SHARE the same kid?! Lol.

Everything you have said is exactly what I would have said. Mom/dad cater to kid. Older sibling has been here forever too!

I dread this kid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,840
Posted By jojosmommy
Omg! I could have wrote this post. Hugs to...

Omg! I could have wrote this post.

Hugs to you!

I have this exact issue, started at 6 weeks, now 6 months and full on whiner. Medically fine, fed, changed, needs met. Yet not happy.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By jojosmommy
Transitioning Out Of Daycare, How Do You Stay Current?

I have always known daycare in my home would not be my lifetime profession. I plan to be home until next year but wouldnt be opposed to being home 3 more years until my daughter goes to school too. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By jojosmommy
I took off two weeks and was fine. I was...

I took off two weeks and was fine. I was purposeful about how to return. My hardest family was off 4 weeks, so I transitioned back to work so to say. One family (2kids) for the first 2 weeks, then 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By jojosmommy
Next Time You'll Believe Me!

I had a daycare kiddo with a low fever 99.0, and a headache. Allmy other kids had been spreading around a n icky virus so I figured the dcb had caught it. I called dcd and he asked if dcb was ok to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By jojosmommy
I like the idea of closing and helping at my own...

I like the idea of closing and helping at my own kids school. :hug: great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By jojosmommy
If she calls you, don't for all the money in the...

If she calls you, don't for all the money in the world take her. :eek:

Trust me, she pays me more than my entire mortgage and if she leaves tonight and I never see her again Ill be the luckiest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By jojosmommy
Screamer Is Officially "On Notice"

I am telling my dcf tonight (after I get paid for ALL of November) that dcg 6 months old, has November to get on a schedule or look for care elsewhere. This little lady wont sleep unless I hold her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,091
Posted By jojosmommy
We had a few but were out with the kids TOT too....

We had a few but were out with the kids TOT too. Some punks came and rang our bell at 925 though. Lights off inside and outside. Lets just say my marine corp husband explained to them TOT was over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,492
Posted By jojosmommy
Me too. Seems odd.

Me too. Seems odd.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,141
Posted By jojosmommy
Same here! I sent a 3 yr old home within an hour...

Same here! I sent a 3 yr old home within an hour of drop off because he couldnt walk. Dr tested everything but nothing came of it. 2 yrs later, dcb is normal. NO CLUE.!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,524
Posted By jojosmommy
Your Number One Most Annoying Thing In Business?

What is your number one most annoying thing involved in running a daycare? Only one.... lol

Mine, getting ready for an interview and having the person no show with no call etc. How rude.... What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,863
Posted By jojosmommy
I have no openings. I am full over "my personal"...

I have no openings. I am full over "my personal" limit. I have every spot filled and my son attends preschool two days a week just to accommodate a schedule issue.

I am actively recruiting new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,234
Posted By jojosmommy
I like whomever said wine and laundry. Ill supply...

I like whomever said wine and laundry. Ill supply both and your welcome to fold and drink until your satisfied! Lol;)

Slim plans for weekend. Storytime with my own kids. Two interviews to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,341
Posted By jojosmommy
Locked. Union is going around soliciting...

Locked. Union is going around soliciting signatures. Keeping it locked if you kwim ; )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,781
Posted By jojosmommy
I always wait to decide becuase some of my...

I always wait to decide becuase some of my families need care and some just send their kids no matter what. Around this time I know who is staying, who s not and I decide if enough people need care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,984
Posted By jojosmommy
Omg! This made me laugh. My own son would do this!

Omg! This made me laugh. My own son would do this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,086
Posted By jojosmommy
Just ordered mine and a few posters on eating...

Just ordered mine and a few posters on eating healthy. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By jojosmommy
Embarrassed Dad, Poor Guy/Kid

Yesterday I had a dad show up to pick up and he sheepishly said "ummm, I don't even know which shoes are hers...Can you help me?"

Oh, my heart ached. He was obviously embarrassed. He hasnt spent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,463
Posted By jojosmommy
My current dcks are 5, 4, 2, 2, 1. She doesmstuff...

My current dcks are 5, 4, 2, 2, 1. She doesmstuff on their level, music and movement songs, teaches them musical vocabulary, brins instruments she plays and ones for them (sticks, shakers, bells,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,463
Posted By jojosmommy
Our music lady is $30 for 30 min. Worth TWICE...

Our music lady is $30 for 30 min. Worth TWICE this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,463
Posted By jojosmommy
You are near me right? I can pm you the name of...

You are near me right? I can pm you the name of the lady I use for music. She is very busy though. And, the yoga lady lives down the street from me. And , oddly enough I know a Spanish teacher in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,781
Posted By jojosmommy
Holidays Approaching, Are You Open Or Closed The Week Between Christmas And New Years

What is everyone doing for Holidays this year? Last year I was open a few days but this year the holidays seem oddly placed midweek. I plan to offer my families a few options and get them to commit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,623
Posted By jojosmommy
Thank you for the ideas. I think he/we connect to...

Thank you for the ideas. I think he/we connect to a few things mentioned.

1. He attends only 2 days, other kids are either just mornings, just afternoons or a couple full days so I think he is ok...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,623
Posted By jojosmommy
4.5 year old WONT Play With Preschoolers (LONG)

I need some advice on my own son. He is having some difficulties in preschool and we are not sure what to do with what is happening.

He attends a preschool with up to 20 kids in a class two full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,413
Posted By jojosmommy
I charge full time for infants even if they only...

I charge full time for infants even if they only come 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. If they schedule 2 days then I am not available the days they scheduled "off" but they still pay full week. Infant demand is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By jojosmommy
Stool Issues

We have had a crazy summer here with two of my long term dcf separating and kids coming and going here, there, and everywhere. Neither is ready to officially divorce but both have moved and or mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By jojosmommy
Job Interview

I have recently been really stressed out with my own kids and applied for a job and got a call back and an interview.

I should be excited but I feel kinda guilty and instead of thinking about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,751
Posted By jojosmommy
I did try this on a weekend when no dck were...

I did try this on a weekend when no dck were here. My dd scaled both gates in no time and escaped to the living room.

I talked to my hubs about the dutch door. He wasnt sold on the idea until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,751
Posted By jojosmommy
Lightbulb Should add that we have done the nanny p11 put...

Should add that we have done the nanny p11 put her in over and over and over without saying anything for two solid very consistent weeks. Its like starting over everyday. She isnt getting it with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,751
Posted By jojosmommy
Question Tall Gate? HELP!

Anyone use an extra tall gate? My own DD has serious issues staying in her room. She is toddler age, and escapes both at nap and night. She can climb over her gate in a second, she is very tall and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,247
Posted By jojosmommy
I would be very careful with these meds. My dd...

I would be very careful with these meds. My dd has severe gi issues and zantac is

1. NASTY TASTING so get it flavored or the kid will not take it. Imagine pepermint liquor about 10000 proof.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-25-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By jojosmommy
941- Tom Copeland ?

Last year I attended one of your trainings and in Feb hired my husband and pay him both income and med reimbursement for the help he provides the daycare. I have a seperate company manage his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By jojosmommy
I hear ya! My DS is 4 and he rules the roost (or...

I hear ya! My DS is 4 and he rules the roost (or so HE thinks). He is so bossy and unmanageable at times that my husband and I have considered dropping him at another daycare just so he settles down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By jojosmommy
Detail/Spring cleaning- How to?

I am feeling like a crazy person lately with my cleaning rotations and was wondering if this is just from being stuck in this house so long or if its typical from living here 5 years or if it's out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By jojosmommy
Every Single Day. Two Years

I have a 23 month old daycare girl who is here 4 days a week. The family has been a client of mine since before this kiddo was born. She cries/tantrums every. Single. Day. When she determines nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By jojosmommy
Pre-Lunch Time Madness

I am having a relly rough time making lunch lately. I have done daycare for 4 yrs and never had this issue last this long. Need ideas!!!

18 month old DCK and my own 15 month old child start crying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By jojosmommy
Take her coat off her hook, or all the coats and...

Take her coat off her hook, or all the coats and tell the kids you are going to let them practice trying on other peoples coats. Make it a morning game. This will provide some practice with HOW TO do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By jojosmommy
zerotothree.org I have many others but Ill...

zerotothree.org

I have many others but Ill have to post them another time. Crazy kiddos today!!! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,691
Posted By jojosmommy
I didnt announce until like 14 or 16 weeks and...

I didnt announce until like 14 or 16 weeks and even then two people were shocked. I am tiny, gained a minature amount of weight, and my baby was 2 weeks late and 7lbs so I "hid" it well apparently. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By jojosmommy
DCD just had noro yesterday and today his kids...

DCD just had noro yesterday and today his kids have it SURPRISE:eek:! And my stomach hurts just thinking about it. GROSS!!! Today both my kids slept in late which obv had me certain they would wake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By jojosmommy
Thank you all for your thoughts. Today chemo...

Thank you all for your thoughts. Today chemo starts and radiation tomorrow. The ideas on here have been helpful! Taking it one day at a time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By jojosmommy
Thanks! Ill check into it.

Thanks! Ill check into it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By jojosmommy
Childhood Cancer Diagnosis- How To Help?

Devastating news received over Christmas break. My neice was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She is 2 years old and had NO symptoms. She has whilms tumor cancer, it was found after her belly bulged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By jojosmommy
I decided to offer to be open and feed dinner to...

I decided to offer to be open and feed dinner to the kids Tu, Th, Fri until 6 pm. One and a half extra hours 3x this week wont do anything to my plans this week but I KNOW it will be awesome for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By jojosmommy
Open Late Just This Week?

Was thinking about all the millions of things I need to do for the holidays and how blessed I am to have a helpful husband and family who always "rescues" me when I am 8 "to do" lists deep.

So, I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-10-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,498
Posted By jojosmommy
Things We Can Do NOW To Save On Taxes Or Prepare For Tax Time?

Are there things we can be doing to prep for tax time now? I usually try to wrap things up (payments, w-10's, paperwork and reciepts etc) around the end of the year but always find myself tax...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,204
Posted By jojosmommy
Do you have a good mortgage lender? Sounds like...

Do you have a good mortgage lender? Sounds like you need someone working FOR you who understands your situation. Banks are not good for this. They want clear as day numbers. Look for someone (or get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By jojosmommy
What type of formula is he on? The medical...

What type of formula is he on? The medical formulas are much better and can be mixed in greater cal quantities. Most doctors can get access to a sample or can write a RX so that mom can get a sample.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By jojosmommy
This!!!!! I got an EIN, thats all I want to share...

This!!!!! I got an EIN, thats all I want to share with the families. I give them their w-10s and make them sign a copy so I have proof of the total. This way if I get audited I have their signature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By jojosmommy
MMK payment rejection NSF. How to charge family?

I use childcarepay and love it. Require all families to pay this way and THOUGHT it prevented me from dealing with parents NSF issues. WRONG.

Billled on Nov 28 for December whole month. Parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By jojosmommy
5Tbls of cereal adds 60 calories depending on...

5Tbls of cereal adds 60 calories depending on what kind. 60 calories for a ftt kid can be essential. My dd has been prescribed a formula mixture in which we add additional scoops of formula powder to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,418
Posted By jojosmommy
I guess I am just not one to believe everything...

I guess I am just not one to believe everything the Govt tells me. And I don't jump right to action as soon as a govt program is implemented. I do not believe that this program will affect me in any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,418
Posted By jojosmommy
This is it for me right here. You "get more...

This is it for me right here. You "get more points if".... I do not and will not do things intentionally just to get a higher rating. I am not going to re-work my program, philosophy, entire house,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,418
Posted By jojosmommy
I have not gone through the process yet. As I...

I have not gone through the process yet. As I understand I could have 4 stars but I rec'd my dual license teaching degree in EC and Family Ed in 2007 which is more than the 5 yr mark so I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By jojosmommy
Print a new one with lates fees! Highlight the...

Print a new one with lates fees! Highlight the new amount and put it in their hand at pick up. Clearly tell them your expectations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By jojosmommy
I agree with this. I had for two years a child in...

I agree with this. I had for two years a child in my care who finally recieved a diagnosis of autism based on the fact that he (at 4) would regularly have 45minute-2 hour fits over things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,473
Posted By jojosmommy
LOL! Me too. Take the 50 and run happyface

LOL! Me too. Take the 50 and run happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By jojosmommy
OMG!!! I would have had an anxitey attack. ...

OMG!!! I would have had an anxitey attack.

Last Wed (before thanksgiving:mad: ) my fp rep came and my house was a disaster. OMG I was ready to crawl under the table and hide. My kids were crazy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By jojosmommy
First congratulations! And now the...

First congratulations!

And now the rest....;)

Accept that your husband can only take off 2 weeks comfortably. Don't make it an issue or you will fight over it until the dawn of time.

Is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By jojosmommy
Lansinoh nursing cream. Made to stay on no matter...

Lansinoh nursing cream. Made to stay on no matter what, and since it has no extras like fragrance it doesnt dry you out like the alcohol full ones do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Posted By jojosmommy
And since milk and soy are the most common...

And since milk and soy are the most common formulas it intrigues me to think that possibly children switching to formula as they enter daycare or switching to MORE formula if parent is unable to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Posted By jojosmommy
I think the two year old was used in this article...

I think the two year old was used in this article because of orange juice being the trigger which until this instance wasnot a known trigger.

My daughter reacted to foods through my breastmilk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Posted By jojosmommy
Potential crib death link ?

Sharing an article published from Medscape. Highlights FPIES an underdiagnosed condition which my daughter has. Since her first reaction I have been terrified of her reacting while sleeping, since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,855
Posted By jojosmommy
I understand the feeling. My ds makes crafts here...

I understand the feeling. My ds makes crafts here and at preschool and it quickly gets to be alot.

My suggestions:
Send some home in the am at drop off. Mom can take them to work and hang them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By jojosmommy
My own son plays ours during non daycare hours....

My own son plays ours during non daycare hours. We sit near and play the games (educational) together.

My DCK are not allowed. We are too busy and one 3 yr old I had is obsessed with Angry Birds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By jojosmommy
No Cupcake For You. Was I Wrong?

Today is someones birthday and they brought chocolate cupcakes to share. Dads schedule changed so dcb was getting picked up early, right after lunch before nap. So far so good with me.

I make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By jojosmommy
I think this works! Done it before bed with my...

I think this works! Done it before bed with my own son. Seemed to help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By jojosmommy
Sounds likea learned food aversion or texture...

Sounds likea learned food aversion or texture aversion.

I assumethe carbs she has to mouth, chew, and swallow? So likely there is no swallowing issue.

Since she was having trouble even as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By jojosmommy
I agree 100%. If you are still hungry eat what is...

I agree 100%. If you are still hungry eat what is on your plate. If not then sit politely! Otherwise some of my DCK would just eat the bread portion, and have seconds on bread/grain and never eat a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,300
Posted By jojosmommy
I go on my last week of Dec week off. I schedule...

I go on my last week of Dec week off. I schedule waaaaayyy in advance. All follow ups are done on the paid state holidays I am closed, like Presidents, MLK. Those days dentist and doc are usually...
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