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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I loved the Costco gloves and you get 2 big boxes...

I loved the Costco gloves and you get 2 big boxes for $20 and they're durable and fit nice.

I used a bunch of different sanitizing products. Obviously always had my bleach and water, Clorox wipes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
It was actually a parent of a different child who...

It was actually a parent of a different child who just happened to show up early that day and walked in. Otherwise the outcome would have been devastating for all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Very alarming! The thought process alone is very...

Very alarming! The thought process alone is very scary to even do this to a child. Luckily the child will be ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I always s went by what the child was capable of....

I always s went by what the child was capable of. I had a 3 year old who wasn't always good at wiping so I assisted, meaning poo all over if I didn't help. But she always had looser bm's so that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Good luck to you!! It has taken me a while but...

Good luck to you!! It has taken me a while but after my first week in my new job, I have definitely felt better about it. The biggest has been feeling more comfortable and relaxed in my home.

Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
You could also use FMLA for this one, especially...

You could also use FMLA for this one, especially because your doc advised you to stay home until a negative result. I'm curious as to why the center would chance this??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Although I was only open a short amount of time,...

Although I was only open a short amount of time, I never had an issue. But I also had parents that would go out of town so that also made it a nonissue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,622
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Speechless!!! :eek: And truly doesn't...

Speechless!!! :eek:

And truly doesn't understand mother's helpers to be honest...I mean it seems so spoiled. Literally shaking my head!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolan and...

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolan and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Love these books!
Even Monsters... AJ Smith
Elmer David McKee
Llama...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,372
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
If he was a no show in court then that is exactly...

If he was a no show in court then that is exactly how the court handles it. They assume that a no show, not to mention a notice is given with a request for a response to action, is the acceptance of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Absolutely agree with this! It is always...

Absolutely agree with this! It is always magnified at daycare and I would always get the "child was doing just fine at home" comment. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
In Hennepin my initial licensing fee was $150 and...

In Hennepin my initial licensing fee was $150 and the same amount for renewal for a two year license. You can check your county website and it should have the details. Your orientation will also go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Ear infection? That comes to mind especially...

Ear infection? That comes to mind especially screaming at naptime.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,372
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Do you have a recognition of parentage form...

Do you have a recognition of parentage form signed? I ask this because I am in a similar situation but not to this extreme. I am considered to have sole physical custody, which means my ds residence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,032
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Happy birthday BC!! happyface

Happy birthday BC!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Right?!? He's self employed also but I made sure...

Right?!? He's self employed also but I made sure to let him know that my tax forms are way different then his and that he doesn't know what is required of me, but I do.

I just got so mad because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Good idea, I think I might do that. They want to...

Good idea, I think I might do that. They want to play hardball then that's what I'll do. I told them that that was the only form that was needed and I wasn't even required to do provide that for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Thank you Josie, I did not see any of this coming!

Thank you Josie, I did not see any of this coming!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Thank you for that! I am a responsible person and...

Thank you for that! I am a responsible person and for someone to judge my character this badly rattles me to the core. I guess I should have gave this an immediate closure notice next Friday but I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Thanks! The force is all I need!:lol:

Thanks! The force is all I need!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Thank you all! Update: Because I wouldn't...

Thank you all!

Update: Because I wouldn't fill out the 1099 Dcd said he'd fill it out for me:eek:

They pulled today and won't be returning for their last week? I honestly don't understand why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Oh! :lol: Yeah I am planning on getting those out...

Oh! :lol: Yeah I am planning on getting those out to my families in January and already signed HSA/FSA paperwork for 2 of my families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
It wasn't a decision based on the job at all. I...

It wasn't a decision based on the job at all. I had 4 families, one family had three children with me. In August I lost 2, and at the beginning of October I lost the family with 3 children. In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
The family owns a business and looking through...

The family owns a business and looking through the forum, Tom Copeland advises against it because of the status of being self-employed and you are not considered employed by the families. And also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I got an admin. asst. position at a law firm. I'm...

I got an admin. asst. position at a law firm. I'm going to school for my paralegal degree so I'll gain so much experience. I am so excited. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,716
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Winter is the worst for me but I don't have...

Winter is the worst for me but I don't have eczema. The constant soap and water strips your skin of it's natural moisturizers causing them to be extremely dry. I have honestly put just plain Vaseline...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Big Changes

Well, I have officially closed my doors. I am a part of the statistic of new daycares closing within 2 years of opening. I have a sadness but a happiness.

I interviewed for a position and I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would say that her rate is based on the times...

I would say that her rate is based on the times that were agreed upon in her contract. If she is going to be past that time she needs to pay the appropriate amount for the extra time used.

I see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Imagine the germs on that thing!!!:ouch:

Imagine the germs on that thing!!!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I had a family put in their notice because of...

I had a family put in their notice because of this. :rolleyes: I know right!

Dcm said she doesn't see any reason why I have to wipe her nose so much, she doesn't care if there are boogers on her....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I took this test in a class! I was INTJ. ...

I took this test in a class! I was INTJ.

Spot on accurate!

Love this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I just spent a tedious week on writing and...

I just spent a tedious week on writing and rewriting my resume. First, if the objective is hard to write, omit it all together. My heading was my name, address, and contact information. Then the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Oh, I'm sure! I would have found it hard not...

Oh, I'm sure!

I would have found it hard not to say something!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would have totally said something to that...

I would have totally said something to that teacher. I would have definitely challenged her actions right then and there. Then immediately reported it.

Terribly irresponsible and not someone that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Absolutely agree. I have a 7 mos old and this...

Absolutely agree. I have a 7 mos old and this time around I have only used a bouncy seat, when he was smaller, otherwise no containers this time. He is almost crawling. I rarely used them with my ds,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Because then that would mean that THEY(the...

Because then that would mean that THEY(the parents) would have to be responsible for their child!!!:eek::rolleyes:

I am starting to believe parents do this as a self-actualization...a way of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I agree, when a child is old enough to start...

I agree, when a child is old enough to start seeming like they need the privacy, I will make sure it happens. You can tell by their body language for sure, or the inability to 'go.'

I personally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
My DS called a child who's name is Megan 'Nee'...

My DS called a child who's name is Megan 'Nee' for the longest time!

My cousin's child calls another cousin 'ya-ya'...her name is Morgan.

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
This! It is not your fault in any way that you...

This! It is not your fault in any way that you cannot settle an excessively crying baby. The fact that she was irritated with you speaks volumes to me that she is believing that is your fault.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I do a little of both to be honest. I explain...

I do a little of both to be honest. I explain potty and such but also explain the privacy of getting changed or going potty. I always say that they need to make sure to give privacy just they way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
likethis:lol: Anytime I have needed a Dr.s...

likethis:lol:

Anytime I have needed a Dr.s note they have always asked me what they should say!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I, of course as a woman myself, respect wanting a...

I, of course as a woman myself, respect wanting a career.

The problem is society. Inflation, higher cost of living, etc.

The push for college education, making a career important, as well as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
What BC is saying is to make it the dcm's...

What BC is saying is to make it the dcm's problem. Not yours.

I would also be very concerned that mom is just giving it because she wants to, why isn't the doctor involved in this.

It is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Sounds like HFM to me. I wouldn't allow the...

Sounds like HFM to me. I wouldn't allow the children to be in care without a formal diagnosis from a doctor. It's highly contagious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,540
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
And I do wish The Beatles hadn't have lied to all...

And I do wish The Beatles hadn't have lied to all of us about love!!!! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
It's tough, it really is. I had that situation...

It's tough, it really is. I had that situation with the first baby I had. It was a rough 8 months, I felt like there was something wrong with me and my caregiving because all she did was scream......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,540
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Hahaha, I guess I mean it in a sense of judging...

Hahaha, I guess I mean it in a sense of judging someone because of it. Like, that their business isn't doing well because of it. We all know this profession needs money to make money.

I'm in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,540
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Please remember that everyone has to charge the...

Please remember that everyone has to charge the right rate for their area. If they don't they won't get business.

I know you didn't read all the posts but I systematically don't make my rates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,716
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
And get the guys that wave the palms at you!!...

And get the guys that wave the palms at you!! Haha:lol:

I just saw that in my mind and it gave me a chuckle!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,716
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Dcg (3) who is leaving for an au pair... ...

Dcg (3) who is leaving for an au pair...

Just showed up in a tank top and capris....

And it's 52 degrees out. :eek:

I'm trying to understand the logic of letting your child wear that(she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Ratios are serious here although centers are able...

Ratios are serious here although centers are able to have up to 4 infants per caregiver, while in homes are capped at 3 and you HAVE to hold a different license as your older children are capped as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I'm in a rambler. That would be awesome! I have...

I'm in a rambler. That would be awesome! I have enough toys and everything and even wall hangings to make it look cute but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have convert my whole home to daycare. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Lol! I was laughing when I saw because I knew you...

Lol! I was laughing when I saw because I knew you weren't meaning to post a main thread in mine and I didn't have time to respond when I saw it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
That really sounds like an awesome idea! I...

That really sounds like an awesome idea! I already have the smallest bedroom and the room I use for daycare is the biggest so it would be an easy transition.

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I have 3. One is 100% dedicated to daycare. My...

I have 3. One is 100% dedicated to daycare. My son is 3 his room is turned into another playroom but he doesn't spend time in there when there is no daycare. My room is unlicensed and I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Having Issues with Branding My Daycare

I have so much competition in my area and a lot of families are well to do so childcare options are infinite. Au pairs are getting popular because they are "cheap" childcare, basically families with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,080
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Yes, at my peak I had 7. 1-infant 2-toddlers...

Yes, at my peak I had 7. 1-infant 2-toddlers 2-preschoolers 2-schoolagers. It made for a well rounded group and the ages matched up perfectly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,080
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would say 6-7. Especially keeping within proper...

I would say 6-7. Especially keeping within proper ratios. Lots of fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
The only thing I think would be helpful is to do...

The only thing I think would be helpful is to do Bye Bye outside.

Most children view consequences and discipline as being mean. Also transitions can be really hard on some children, sounds like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,603
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I have always made sure to feed an baby something...

I have always made sure to feed an baby something before they nap, otherwise you have the exact result you are dealing with. Not to mention an exhausted unhappy baby.

I always feed when they wake,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Agree!!! Of course dcg looked and felt...

Agree!!!

Of course dcg looked and felt fine....she was on meds!!!

This is a classic dope and drop except for the fact that dcm actually told you about it, except for the most obvious that she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,540
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I have no advice, unfortunately, but want you to...

I have no advice, unfortunately, but want you to know that I stand in solidarity with you. I am just as baffled by all the things you mentioned above. I had to deal with my sons anemia due to too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,298
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I agree, in no way should dcm be going overboard...

I agree, in no way should dcm be going overboard with the control issue during the time at daycare. I mean, that is just too anxious.

OP, I definitely think you should ask pointed questions when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,298
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I get it, I'm terrible with leaving my ds. I am...

I get it, I'm terrible with leaving my ds. I am going to try my best to be a good daycare parent.

It helps when you get a pic or update but I think it is important for dcm to let go. This is new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I think the concern with multiple pick ups and...

I think the concern with multiple pick ups and drop offs isn't necessarily concerning the child being picked up/dropped off but the chaos it causes with this situation.

My kids GO NUTS and I mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I did not have my daycare when my ds was an...

I did not have my daycare when my ds was an infant but....
I remember being a first time mom😄

You will be tired, more tired than you can ever imagine. You will also run on just pure Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
EEK! I would just term. What's the point of being...

EEK! I would just term. What's the point of being nice, they aren't being nice and not respecting you at all, as well as your checkbook?

If a family caused me this much stress, I would definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
What does your contract say?

What does your contract say?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Yes, red flags all over the place!!! I'm...

Yes, red flags all over the place!!!

I'm assuming you were clear on your payment policies. Did you tell them that care/their spot wouldn't be available to them without payment.

I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
First way to solve the nonpayment issue, don't...

First way to solve the nonpayment issue, don't allow them to drop off without the money.

No pay, No play. Period. They can take their child to go get payment and come back with it.

As for them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,584
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Yeah, I have never considered enrollment based on...

Yeah, I have never considered enrollment based on gender....

I have wished for more boys but have always had girls for enrollment and my son was the only boy.

I would assume this would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
From what I understand, they are more concerned...

From what I understand, they are more concerned with felonies and crimes against children. Each state is different but you should be fine as long as you are truthful.

A good thing to do would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I try so hard to keep a certain distance because...

I try so hard to keep a certain distance because of this!

Ah well, I guess I'm a big softie at heart. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,673
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
:lol: My thoughts exactly!happyface

:lol: My thoughts exactly!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,673
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Why you gotta pick on Mike? He's a nice guy!...

Why you gotta pick on Mike? He's a nice guy! :dislike::rolleyes::confused::cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,673
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I absolutely agree! People who feed off of making...

I absolutely agree! People who feed off of making others feel bad about themselves should be held accountable for their actions. At the other end it is so important to have people also stick up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
No, it's not at all. I had two leave and I...

No, it's not at all. I had two leave and I thought I wouldn't miss them and I do. Terribly.

Literally shocked me. Help me....I'm Feeling!

I think it's maybe easier because they are going on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,673
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
For the love of all that is good....what is your...

For the love of all that is good....what is your point?!?

It's one thing if you leave a statement that contributes to the conversation or a valid opinion....but what is truly the point of posting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
That's the way I felt about the last 3...

That's the way I felt about the last 3 elections!!! :ouch:

This will be the first year I will go out to vote since 2004!!! Don't want to get too deep into politics but we need to get our economy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
....and people rag on me for being a Trump...

....and people rag on me for being a Trump supporter.

He is a businessman and understands running a business according to regulations.

I couldn't find a better way to help the private family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would definitely get the bigger size and having...

I would definitely get the bigger size and having the ability to control it wirelessly is awesome.

That is a truly thoughtful gift! Anything to make your providers day run smoother as well as free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would definitely look at your other options....

I would definitely look at your other options. Openly discuss your maternity plans, if these families have current care arrangements, it should be simple(I would suppose) for them to plan out their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT allow them into care...

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT allow them into care until EVERYTHING is paid up. The issues you were dealing with were the tio of the iceberg leading to dcm to pull this crap.


I wouldn't even have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Yes, agree with the bold!

Yes, agree with the bold!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I 100% agree with you. Absolutely. likethisI also...

I 100% agree with you. Absolutely. likethisI also have made the same argument with families about the maturity of children with excessive runny noses. I, unfortunately can't recoup the business lost,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Tread lightly with exclusion for clear, runny...

Tread lightly with exclusion for clear, runny nose. I have lost 3 families because my illness policies are strict.

I definitely understand that working sick, which I have been doing now for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I, personally, am not a Dr. Brown's fan. I think...

I, personally, am not a Dr. Brown's fan. I think their "anti-colic" system makes the bottles worse and the baby more gassy.

I think it is always a good idea to test out different bottles for each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
No pay no stay would fix the problem. I know...

No pay no stay would fix the problem. I know you're trying to work with her but the most important part of your post is that you want your policies followed.

This is dcm's issue she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,629
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I understand your dilemma. But he is getting to...

I understand your dilemma. But he is getting to old for a nap especially if he is not taking one at this age. I don't have any advice as I believe it's perfectly normal for this to happen around this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Lol, do you have one of my old families? ...

Lol, do you have one of my old families?

Either way, I have a rule that says I won't allow parents to do this and need some sort of dr note if needed during care. Other then that, I'm sure they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
It's the same no matter what industry you work...

It's the same no matter what industry you work in. I think women have been taught to be competitive with each other. Just don't engage, it's immature to act that way, especially as a grown woman. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
No, a diagnosis won't "cure" him but there are...

No, a diagnosis won't "cure" him but there are different levels and it's important to know what path to take to help this child become an adult. 'Nuf said.

OP good for you , this child will get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I honestly think lactation consultants are a...

I honestly think lactation consultants are a bunch of crap. When I had ds, I lost a lot of blood and had to have a blood transfusion. I was unable to produce a good supply that quickly stopped. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
No it's not unreasonable. Mom is acting like this...

No it's not unreasonable. Mom is acting like this is your responsibility and it's not. You don't need someone to come in and "train" you on giving a bottle. That's insulting to say the very least....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I refuse for an infant to go longer than 3 hours...

I refuse for an infant to go longer than 3 hours without feeding. I don't allow for the mom to come and breastfeed as it disrupts our schedule. If the mom needs to come it is pickup for the day.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I need another cup of coffee to read this. :ouch:...

I need another cup of coffee to read this. :ouch:

Are they even considering that a child is naturally stressed being apart from their parents?

I personally think that a center environment is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Not to hijack but I totally agree. A family I've...

Not to hijack but I totally agree. A family I've had since before I was licensed pulled, they gave proper notice but did not tell me that they were on a waiting list for a center. This really showed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
I would be careful with how early you tell them....

I would be careful with how early you tell them. There was a thread on here that mentioned that within a few weeks of a notification of closure everyone had found alternate care. The provider still...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-30-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,348
Posted By MunchkinWrangler
Yes!! I believe a child that says please and...

Yes!! I believe a child that says please and thank you is smarter and more mature than a child that rotes the ABCs.

I think the number 1 things parents should be worried about teaching their...
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