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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I read that it was her ex that turned her in

I read that it was her ex that turned her in
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Technically only things considered poisons...

Technically only things considered poisons (things meant to kill like rat poison, bug spray etc) are required to be locked up. Everything else that says "keep out of the reach of children" just has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have young kids of my own .... one is two, one...

I have young kids of my own .... one is two, one if four, one is seven and then I have my 13yo. Because I have two young ones I'd never be able to have no toys in the other "non-daycare" rooms...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-11-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yep! Absolutely. Even the time you spend...

Yep! Absolutely. Even the time you spend chatting on this forum during times when you don't have kids in your daycare count so definitely the tax time.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-08-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Buy a copy of Tom Copeland's book Family Child...

Buy a copy of Tom Copeland's book Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide. For yourself so that you get a better understanding of what you can claim, why, how to claim it, how to keep records etc and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yes this just came into effect January 1st and...

Yes this just came into effect January 1st and was posted in our quarterly updates on the CCL website. I went to a local meeting at our resource and referral agency last Friday where there was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By MarinaVanessa
That's great! If you already have something put...

That's great! If you already have something put together you can take it with you to the training and have them review it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If you don't know what you need or where to start...

If you don't know what you need or where to start we (in CA) have a book that's helpful when planning your emergency disaster plan.
https://cchp.ucsf.edu//files/CA-ChildCare-Disaster-Plan.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have a Berg Runabout Quad in-line jogger and I...

I have a Berg Runabout Quad in-line jogger and I love it. I can have all 4 seats filled with kids and can still run with it. I take it on concrete, sand, dirt, gravel etc and it works great. IDK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have a Berg Runabout Quad in-line jogger and I...

I have a Berg Runabout Quad in-line jogger and I love it. I can have all 4 seats filled with kids and can still run with it. I take it on concrete, sand, dirt, gravel etc and it works great. IDK...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If it's for your taxes it's the square footage...

If it's for your taxes it's the square footage based on your floorplan. In other words the room measurements if the rooms were completely bare: no furniture, no cabinets, no bathtub, no toilet etc. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'm in CA and it's not that hard really. I...

I'm in CA and it's not that hard really.
I actually think the process is too easy.

Overall here's the basic of what you will need to get a license:
- Anyone working with the children or living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By MarinaVanessa
A month in advance is the most I would do and...

A month in advance is the most I would do and even then I don't like to do that. The most I like to wait is 2 weeks. However infant spots are hard to come-by here so there is always a need and I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I find that it has helped me. In one situation I...

I find that it has helped me. In one situation I realized that their previous provider was someone I knew, someone that had vented about a family that left owing money and was now dodging them. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I ask. And I do call. I don't ask a lot of...

I ask. And I do call. I don't ask a lot of questions, I just ask to confirm that the child was enrolled there and if the family asked to return if the provider would take them back. If they say no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By MarinaVanessa
It does look nice doesn't it ;) The color one...

It does look nice doesn't it ;)
The color one will only go on my website, business cards and social media pages, black and white will be for print so pretty much everything else.

New color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Hello back!! I'm so glad that your parents' home...

Hello back!! I'm so glad that your parents' home was saved. I took a drive around upper Andolando and above Foothill yesterday and it's so tragic. One home is fine, another home is fine, the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By MarinaVanessa
You should call your subsidy program and ask...

You should call your subsidy program and ask them. My subsidy program only covers up to certain hours per week and sometimes the parents use more than they are allotted. I also charge weekly like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I am in CA. If it is a residential home then you...

I am in CA. If it is a residential home then you can only operate as a family child care home and therefore have to live in the home. If you find a building that is a home and want to run a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By MarinaVanessa
#6 which most everyone seems to like the most is...

#6 which most everyone seems to like the most is my favorite also. Here it is in black and white. I think it still works well.
I like that its a home so it's fitting to my family child care home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Here are a few more

Here are a few more
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Logo Design Critique, Need Your Input

I've mentioned before about re-branding my daycare. I want to update my current logo (my avatar).to something newer and fresh. I've made different styles and wanted your input. Some have my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Welcome back! So sorry for your loss! lovethis

Welcome back! So sorry for your loss! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By MarinaVanessa
It has happened to me. I politely turn them away...

It has happened to me. I politely turn them away telling them that I'm not available for a tour atm and ask them if they want to schedule a tour. I give them a business card with my email address...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I live in a town of almost 200k people and see...

I live in a town of almost 200k people and see these posts in local FB groups every now and then. It's not a small town, people just really do leave their kids with people they don't know well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This. Everything this.

This. Everything this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I do keep sign in sheets for tax purposes along...

I do keep sign in sheets for tax purposes along with meal counts and tha type of stuff but only for 7 years. Emails/texts I never delete (texts are to my Google number so they're saved on the cloud...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Thanks for your advice Michael. Even though it...

Thanks for your advice Michael. Even though it wasn't directed at me :lol:
I was having a hard time registering a domain name that I liked for when I changed my name sometime in the future and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By MarinaVanessa
In general I will answer any questions that they...

In general I will answer any questions that they have even if I know that we will cover them in the tour. I do suggest that they email me questions and let them know that I'm busy during the day and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By MarinaVanessa
ETA: 4 - people sometimes read the policies on...

ETA:
4 - people sometimes read the policies on paper and don't understand them correctly. I go over it with them in person so that I can explain and so that they don't misinterpret the rules which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By MarinaVanessa
For me a couple of reasons: 1 - I don't feel...

For me a couple of reasons:
1 - I don't feel like someone gets a good feel for me personally or my daycare until they come and see me/my daycare. If you read my policies it has a bunch of "we don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Do you mean like get a notification that tells...

Do you mean like get a notification that tells you when someone has read it on Google docs? It doesn't work that way that I'm aware of because in essence you are simply uploading a file onto the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MarinaVanessa
You mean as in keeping all files no matter what? ...

You mean as in keeping all files no matter what? My children's files are just the state's intake paperwork, their contracts and their immunization records. I don't have "Unusual Injury/Incident...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I don't send my handbook or contract until they...

I don't send my handbook or contract until they have come to the tour and I think that they'd be a good fit. After the first contact (whether by phone or email) I schedule the tour and I go through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I charge a flat weekly rate based on enrollment,...

I charge a flat weekly rate based on enrollment, not attendance. So yes, I charge even if they are only with me for a few hours in a day, or not at all.
Forum: Curriculum 02-06-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I just plan for my pre-k age kids and do the same...

I just plan for my pre-k age kids and do the same activities with the toddlers but focus more on each stage of development for each child. So for example today we made red playdough. The pre-k kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Everyday especially now. My 13yo DD is a Girl...

Everyday especially now. My 13yo DD is a Girl Scout and she's selling cookies and there's no way that for $5 a box I'm sharing those with the DCK's :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I would not hold a spot for that long. I will...

I would not hold a spot for that long. I will hold a spot for a month but no longer. I charge a weekly holding fee of half of my weekly FT rate per week which they pay up front along with their 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'm going to be the odd one out here. It doesn't...

I'm going to be the odd one out here. It doesn't matter much to me, any of it. The pajama thing doesn't bother me because at this age they develop more independence and want to choose things for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By MarinaVanessa
In CA, if you file the paperwork under your name...

In CA, if you file the paperwork under your name then your license will be under your name and will look something like " last name FCC".

When I applied for my license I went through the process...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Once you're done (or even as you are creating)...

Once you're done (or even as you are creating) post it here so we can check it out. We can give you creative criticism, spellcheck and boost your site.

The hardest part about leaving my website...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I would argue that you signed up with her because...

I would argue that you signed up with her because she was licensed and under the impression that she was running her daycare legally. That you enrolled your child under the guise the the provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Up until now I didn't own my own domain name. I...

Up until now I didn't own my own domain name. I wish I had taken your advice early on when I first became a member here. My domain name is taken already and any deviations of it that I like.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I explain that they are paying for a spot, not...

I explain that they are paying for a spot, not for attendance. If they are sick, go on vacation, go on maternity leave etc they still pay. I personally don't take any paid sick days or vacation ......
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If you work with kids and are licensed chances...

If you work with kids and are licensed chances are that you are mandated reporter. If you are a mandated reporter you are required to report any POSSIBLE neglect or abuse. You don't have to know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,178
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I rarely do daycare on the weekends or evenings. ...

I rarely do daycare on the weekends or evenings. I offer it only to past or current clients in good standing and charge a premium. I'm still cheaper than a babysitter but I refuse to do weekend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yes it's easy! I use Webs.com and love the drag...

Yes it's easy! I use Webs.com and love the drag and drop site designer. I'm in the process of going to a Wordpress site which is more complicated but I've had my website for more than 8 years now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,178
Posted By MarinaVanessa
You may want to contact your local childcare...

You may want to contact your local childcare resource and referral organization for a list of child care providers that provide care on weekends. Posting here will probably not help you because this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I know you asked for help from people who use it...

I know you asked for help from people who use it but I wanted to chime in anyway ... I don't use it and I have never paid for advertising promotion. I did pay a small fee for web hosting (after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Yes, you can click on a designer and they have...

Yes, you can click on a designer and they have multiple images of logo's that they have created. I don't need anything complicated, just something flat. I somehow lost my original photoshop file...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Using a "deposit" and applying it towards their...

Using a "deposit" and applying it towards their last week of care IS having a non-refundable policy. You aren't giving them the money back, you are applying it towards something. You just have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This is one of the websites I was talking about. ...

This is one of the websites I was talking about. They're within my budget of $100 and most say I can have a finished product (if I don't keep asking them to change stuff) within a week. I like your...
Forum: Curriculum 01-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I've been taking these webinars for years. I...

I've been taking these webinars for years. I love that even if I can't make it to watch them live I can always listen in on my phone and an earbud or I can sign up anyway and I get a link to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This has happened to me TWICE. The first time I...

This has happened to me TWICE. The first time I was asked by a DCM to write an affidavit and told the DCM that all I could do was to write about what I had seen and that all I had seen was DCD was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Well now you know AND THAT'S OKAY!! Just change...

Well now you know AND THAT'S OKAY!! Just change whatever they didn't like and chalk it up as a learning experience!! If your dog will be loose outside you'll probably want to fence off a section...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Logo Design

So I've had my logo (my Avatar) for as long as I've been open and even though I love it I feel like updating it. I'm revamping my daycare from top to bottom and starting with my branding so my color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I know you probably have been through enough...

I know you probably have been through enough stress and I'd hate to add more to it however in my state a sink with water would be an automatic type A violation ... one violation for the standing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By MarinaVanessa
When you're doing something and if this child is...

When you're doing something and if this child is constantly asking for attention just for attention's sake do Nan's "Go play toys" and redirect him to play.

If another child is talking to you and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I ordered the calendar keeper by Red Leaf Press...

I ordered the calendar keeper by Red Leaf Press and will go back to analog record keeping. I'm tired of KidKare. It does nothing that I liked about Minute Menu so I quit.

Clients that bank at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The amount of time depends on how fast you get...

The amount of time depends on how fast you get everything done and how fast licensing can process the application.
If you go through the American Red Cross to do your CPR you'll have to make sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Don't forget that as of this year (2018) any new...

Don't forget that as of this year (2018) any new applicants will have to submit a certificate of completion for Mandated Reporter training. It's free and online and will have to be renewed every 2...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Welcome, hope you enjoy the forum. It's a...

Welcome, hope you enjoy the forum. It's a great!! resource!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I offer M-F (4 or 5 days) Any 2 days (same...

I offer
M-F (4 or 5 days)
Any 2 days (same schedule each week)
Any 3 days (same schedule each week)
Fluctuating schedules pay full time because they take up a full-time spot.

I charge a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'm in CA and the way it works here is that the...

I'm in CA and the way it works here is that the analysts can visit at any time even if you are on vacation or on leave, sick etc. The reason for this is because they want to make sure that if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I go by ability as well. After the high chair I...

I go by ability as well. After the high chair I go straight to toddler size chairs at a child-size table. They learn to sit while they eat. If they don't catch it and I feel like they are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,167
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Hmm, that's very interesting. I'l have to keep...

Hmm, that's very interesting. I'l have to keep an ear out for changes like these. Out of curiosity, how many other providers here have heard of these changes? Either that they are coming or they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Gotcha, in my state it's different. We don't...

Gotcha, in my state it's different. We don't have specific cleaning protocols for family child care, just centers.
The workshops that I've been to just say to disinfect which requires...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I think maybe you have the two mixed up? To...

I think maybe you have the two mixed up?

To sanitize is to clean (as in dirt etc), to disinfect is to kill infection (germs, bacteria and viruses).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I agree with this. I'd be concerned if the...

I agree with this. I'd be concerned if the daycare staff is more worried about me using vinegar to clean vs a mislabeled cleaning bottle. To me is says that the staff doesn't care that it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By MarinaVanessa
The smell of vinegar dissipates quickly. If you...

The smell of vinegar dissipates quickly. If you don't have soapy water available to sanitize with first and you have no choice then it will work in a pinch. It's a chemical-free way to remove dirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,167
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I did a little bit of digging for my own...

I did a little bit of digging for my own curiosity and read a little bit and found something that I think may be the source of where they're getting their info. The guide is intended for infants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,167
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I would reach out directly to the USDA Food...

I would reach out directly to the USDA Food Program for clarification. I would give them the name of the food program sponsor who gave you this info as well as the name of the organization,address...
Forum: Curriculum 11-29-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I second the Signing Time suggestion. It's a...

I second the Signing Time suggestion. It's a GREAT resource. It's not a website per say but rather a show/DVD's that you can play. You can view parts of some on YouTube to check them out but would...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-27-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By MarinaVanessa
If you were under the impression that the...

If you were under the impression that the provider was operating legally and this is why you contracted under the provider then finding out that the provider was not in fact operating legally then it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By MarinaVanessa
In FB if you scroll down the feed any posts you...

In FB if you scroll down the feed any posts you scroll by show that people "saw" it. People don't always read what others post, they just scroll through the hundreds of posts looking for something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I can always count on you here to give me...

I can always count on you here to give me different perspectives and ideas. Thanks ladies. Don't worry if you don't hear from me for the next week. I haven't murdered him, I'll just be on vacay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I turn my ringer off and put my phone face down...

I turn my ringer off and put my phone face down on the kitchen counter. All of my parents and my own family knows not to bother calling pretty much from the start of lunch until the end of naptime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I spoke to DH last night and opened with asking...

I spoke to DH last night and opened with asking him to really think before he responded. I asked him about the date nights, he tried to beat around the bush but did admit that what BF said was true....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I answered to everyone in blue I...

I answered to everyone in blue




I thought she was meaning finding another man too :lol:


Thanks for clarifying this.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-15-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I guess the way I see it you paid money to the...

I guess the way I see it you paid money to the provider to guarantee she hold a spot open for you until January. You paid, and she did not hold the spot until then. You didn't ask her to hold a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Thanks so much. I really needed it right now. ...

Thanks so much. I really needed it right now. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I know it's not good, I never have thought about...

I know it's not good, I never have thought about it until now. I just want the truth and I'm afraid now that he'll just lie or won't let me see his texts if he has already lied about it. I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Mom2Two you ask some really difficult questions. ...

Mom2Two you ask some really difficult questions.

Do you feel like DH values your relationship?
He says he does, I'm not really sure.

Does it bother him how much you are hurting?
He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
***UPDATE*** BF came to pick up his son. I...

***UPDATE***
BF came to pick up his son. I started off by just telling him that the pick ups after 5pm weren't working out for me and that when we came back from vacation we'd go back to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Originally I was ok with Tuesdays and Wednesdays...

Originally I was ok with Tuesdays and Wednesdays and it wasn't a big deal as long as their 2 yo got picked up by 6pm on Wednesdays. When it became a problem it was because BFW sometimes didn't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My boundaries aren't being honored by my DH in...

My boundaries aren't being honored by my DH in almost every other aspect though. I can't say I had no fault in all of this either because when my DH told them yes I could have said no but I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
He is not but he has been background checked, has...

He is not but he has been background checked, has all required immunizations, has pediatric and adult CPR/First Aid and has cleared his TB test. He covers for me when I have appointments and legally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
DCB will be getting picked up early today so I...

DCB will be getting picked up early today so I will be able to talk to BF today at that time without my DH being here.
I don't see it as it being a problem going back to the 5pm pickup time, BF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I have been friends with DH and BF since 3rd...

I have been friends with DH and BF since 3rd grade, we all grew up together. I know BF well enough to know that if I approach it the problem can be corrected but not when my DH constantly makes his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My DH Can't Keep Daycare & Personal Separate

Okay you guys, this is going to be a long ride.

A little over a year ago I broke the no family/friends/neighbors as clients rule. Before you all get Judgy McJuggerson on me (which I'm sure I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I would just make a trifold shaped sign that can...

I would just make a trifold shaped sign that can stand on the surface for the next week or two with ...
"DO NOT PLACE CHILDREN ON TOP OF FURNITURE SURFACES
Bottoms are meant to sit on chairs. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By MarinaVanessa
How do you know it's illegal daycare? According...

How do you know it's illegal daycare? According to Hawaii's regulations a licensed family childcare home can have up to 6 kids in care at a time so if she was licensed then she's within ratios and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By MarinaVanessa
We do it, my kids love it and the DCK's love it. ...

We do it, my kids love it and the DCK's love it. Our elf does a few naughty things but I purposely use those naughty things as an example of what not to do/what to do. For example the elf might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By MarinaVanessa
My state says 3 years so I get rid of any state...

My state says 3 years so I get rid of any state paperwork for that long and then throw out. For tax purposes I keep all tax forms for 7 just in case of an audit. This includes attendance records,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By MarinaVanessa
This depends on the individual child. Each child...

This depends on the individual child. Each child is different and they each react differently to different foods. An elimination diet like the Feingold diet will help narrow down which foods, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Smile There are definetely some markers there for ADHD....

There are definetely some markers there for ADHD. The hyperactivity and distractability. There also seems to be impulsivity. The problem with a child that young is that it's difficult to diagnose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I'd try to disinfect the ones that were like...

I'd try to disinfect the ones that were like board books or had hard covers but if they were paperback or the pages got urine on them I'd toss them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Still sounds like they're hugely minimizing the...

Still sounds like they're hugely minimizing the issue. I wouldn't care if my info was only given only to KK customer base. That base includes not only providers but their clients. We've all had...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-02-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By MarinaVanessa
Interesting. I have no clue but still very...

Interesting. I have no clue but still very interesting. I don't care who it belongs to. I just want it to work :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By MarinaVanessa
I've never used the calendar before but after...

I've never used the calendar before but after this whole debacle I'm thinking that analog might be the best way to go. I was thinking of ordering the Calendar but wondering if I should get the...
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