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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Willow
Being dyslexic and chronically disorganized isn't...

Being dyslexic and chronically disorganized isn't a matter of not trying hard enough or dropping the ball as a parent. It's about a difference in the brain and brain chemistry that prevents such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,750
Posted By Willow
Everyone was losing their mind over "Jules" when...

Everyone was losing their mind over "Jules" when I first started.

That was my first introduction to the dark side, it was frightening :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,750
Posted By Willow
Ammonia build up will actually cause painful...

Ammonia build up will actually cause painful burns. I'd bet money on "organic detergents" being at the root of it.

See if she'd be open to checking out Fluff Love University (on the net or fb) to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By Willow
I'd send it. I'd also be inclined to ask her face...

I'd send it. I'd also be inclined to ask her face to face if anything is wrong to emphasize just how alarming her delays are. Too many parents are more than willing to pay the late fee and frankly, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,750
Posted By Willow
I would be willing to bet they've never heard of...

I would be willing to bet they've never heard of a wet bag, or what one is used for. I'd show them how much easier it would be going that route and hope it was just an issue of educating them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Willow
Is she new? I actually would NOT go to the...

Is she new?

I actually would NOT go to the principal this early on. My kids and I have dealt with the fallout from pulling that trigger too soon. Consider the fact that if you go to that extreme,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By Willow
At almost 4 there is no allergy testing an...

At almost 4 there is no allergy testing an immunologist can't do. Testing for a fruit allergy is a one appointment, easy peasy scratch test.

A clearly written, yes, she's been tested and is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By Willow
likethis I'd flat out tell her that...

likethis



I'd flat out tell her that what she's doing is dangerous. I'd absolutely point blank pull out the big D word while I looked her straight in the eye and asked why she was struggling to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By Willow
This is what I did. I gave notice in...

This is what I did.

I gave notice in October I believe and closed the day before Thanksgiving. It gave me time to actually enjoy the holidays and wrap everything up before the end of the year. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Willow
Spot on!!!

Spot on!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Willow
If this is selective mutism, the goal actually...

If this is selective mutism, the goal actually shouldn't be to get him to talk. Emphasis on it will definitely make it worse. I wouldn't ask him if he's going to talk today or allow the other kids to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
I completely disagree with everything you said in...

I completely disagree with everything you said in that first paragraph. If any of it were true people would have been a lot healthier and lived a lot longer 200 years ago when no one was vaccinated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
Not arguing, just clarifying. There were nearly...

Not arguing, just clarifying. There were nearly 200 confirmed cases in the most recent outbreak, but that doesn't reveal how many were actually infected. The number was undoubtedly much larger, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Willow
I'd just point blank ask her if she's having some...

I'd just point blank ask her if she's having some kind of dilemma with the transition period....."Hey, just dropping a line. Wondering if we've hit some kind of a snag with the transition period we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
This is a valid point, although blood titer's...

This is a valid point, although blood titer's frequently prove that boosters are unnecessary. A person may have antibodies present for much longer than the traditional booster schedule says they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Willow
Did you make it clear that participation in your...

Did you make it clear that participation in your transition period is mandatory before her regularly scheduled part time care can begin?

Maybe she's just confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
No idea what you're talking about there....

No idea what you're talking about there. Seriously. No. Idea.

I don't care what you do with you or yours. I never said anything about denying YOU anything so why don't you just hop right off that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
It was Otter Tail County licensing. I was told I...

It was Otter Tail County licensing. I was told I cannot deny care in the same way schools cannot deny care to those who are exempt (for any reason).

I was threatened with a write up at an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
Who in the heck argued otherwise and why does...

Who in the heck argued otherwise and why does that matter so much to you?

Fact is, an infected vaccinated children will not spread measles as easily as an unvaccinated child will. That's simple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
Or, that's not at all how immunology works or how...

Or, that's not at all how immunology works or how the recent giant outbreak went.

Because it was nearly eradicated due to previously high vaccination rates, no one recognizes the actual symptoms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Willow
I had a parent be sneaky about this...

I had a parent be sneaky about this intentionally. She interviewed with other daycares (found out after enrollment) and was upfront with them - they declined her the spots over it (against the law)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Willow
Are they overtired from getting up so early? ...

Are they overtired from getting up so early?

I know that's probably the biggest catalyst to nap troubles with my twins. If I wait too long, forget about it.


(nannyde - never had to do CIO!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Willow
Totally what I was trying to say and failed lol

Totally what I was trying to say and failed lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Willow
"Ferberizing" - :ouch: While the...

"Ferberizing" - :ouch:



While the "method" is controversial I think most would agree the inconsistency is what has the potential to do the most harm. Regardless of how you feel about cio it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,820
Posted By Willow
[QUOTE=Nisaryn;551278]all my other kids are 6...

[QUOTE=Nisaryn;551278]all my other kids are 6 months and under which is why I worry about the heat so much.

QUOTE]

How many under that age do you have?


If you can't have the AC serviced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By Willow
That's the best part!!! And it's pretty much...

That's the best part!!!

And it's pretty much unavoidable when talking about exploring and learning outdoors. It all washes off at the end of the day likethis


If I were you and was feeling a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By Willow
I was really inspired by an organization called...

I was really inspired by an organization called Nature Explore - http://natureexplore.org/whatisnatureexplore.php
http://community.natureexplore.org/

I had every intention of eventually becoming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
She called!!!! And totally gave me the boot...

She called!!!!

And totally gave me the boot I needed lol

I think I have a good plan in place and am getting started as I type.


Thanks everyone for all your help! Fingers crossed we're all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
God bless ya for that! happyface

God bless ya for that! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
Hopefully she swings by! Either that or I may...

Hopefully she swings by! Either that or I may have to track her down :p


The need in my area is tremendous. Everyone is asking when I'm coming back, not if.......until I get a grip on this sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
You have no idea how relieved I am to hear you...

You have no idea how relieved I am to hear you say it's not your forte either lol

Not sure if snooping through the board is convincing me to come back, or stay away! Holy buckets reading through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
If being in separate rooms during the day isn't...

If being in separate rooms during the day isn't making a difference (and actually seems to make things worse!) I guess that's why I hesitate to try it at night.

As mentioned above I did try white...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By Willow
Scavenger hunt or obstacle course! Have them put...

Scavenger hunt or obstacle course! Have them put together their own tv show or play skits, make those rubber band bracelets, or weave paracord (lots of tutorials on youtube). Put together a giant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
It's nice that after all this time this is still...

It's nice that after all this time this is still my best resource Michael! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
I have them napping in different rooms because...

I have them napping in different rooms because they don't go down like they do at bedtime lol. Bedtime is solid, no antics or funny business. I quite literally lay them down and boom, they're out. To...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
Thanks mommyneedsadayoff! (love that screen name...

Thanks mommyneedsadayoff! (love that screen name btw lol)

I should clarify, our schedule for awhile has generally been

7am - wake and bottles, breakfast solids afterward
9-10 (fight) nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
That book seems to have great reviews on Amazon....

That book seems to have great reviews on Amazon. Thanks for the suggestion spedmommy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By Willow
Question Help With Twins Sleep Chaos!!!

It's been such a long time, I've missed so many of you here! I had my twins November of last year so they're coming up on 8 months old. I feel like as a provider I used to all the answers. Caring for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Willow
Me too. I always read them as strictest on...

Me too.

I always read them as strictest on almost all fronts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Willow
Always clear as mud.....I can't say I miss the...

Always clear as mud.....I can't say I miss the anxiety that came along with that lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Willow
She didn't specify beyond "rocker" MV but that's...

She didn't specify beyond "rocker" MV but that's what I was thinking it was also ;)

I am shocked that it's not written right in the regs because I could have sworn I heard otherwise and multiple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Willow
Question CA Providers - Safe Sleep Practices

Wondering if you can clarify, is it ever ok for a provider licensed in your state to allow infants to sleep in "rockers?" (or elsewhere for that matter)

Reason I ask is I ran across a parent in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Willow
I would not be concerned if a mother is giving a...

I would not be concerned if a mother is giving a child melatonin to try to get them to sleep.

I would also not be concerned if a mother is giving their child pain relievers as directed. The child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Willow
How old and what med?

How old and what med?
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 11-21-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,207
Posted By Willow
This is awesome information, and it should impact...

This is awesome information, and it should impact those with options.

My whole beef with those who have a beef with Monsanto/GMO is where does that leave the rest of the world? Sustainable crops,...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 11-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,207
Posted By Willow
I think Monsanto execs are idiots for the way...

I think Monsanto execs are idiots for the way they've marketed GMO and what they're doing with it, but it's not the big evil government/FDA/pharma conspiracy some on the internet seem to believe.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,659
Posted By Willow
I did "ours" in my first marriage and ended up...

I did "ours" in my first marriage and ended up with a house in foreclosure, sky high debt, no food in my cupboards and two small children I nearly couldn't care for. He was an escalating conniving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Willow
I'd leave it up to him. Give a one word response...

I'd leave it up to him. Give a one word response with a single explaination and then just hit repeat:

You'll never know what dcm....

STOP. If you finish that sentence our contract will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By Willow
In my state all children on the premises count....

In my state all children on the premises count. If licensing stops by I have to be able to provide paperwork (enrollments, permission to administer, emergency contacts, vaccination records etc) to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By Willow
This is truly terrifying. I cannot think of...

This is truly terrifying.

I cannot think of a single felony that would not apply to the future safety concerns of children in care.

That it is a child being charged as an adult over an actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By Willow
She needs to contact licensing immediately if she...

She needs to contact licensing immediately if she hasn't done so already.

She may need to close for the interim if he will be in the home at any point during operating hours. Same will apply if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,039
Posted By Willow
He might enjoy the movie October Sky if he hasn't...

He might enjoy the movie October Sky if he hasn't already seen it. Could be very inspriring being that it's based on a true story.

Get him started on simple (and safe) rocket kits with Christmas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,039
Posted By Willow
I could have wriiten your above about my...

I could have wriiten your above about my daughter, only substituting "sharks" for science, "Dr. Clark" for Mr. Feynman and "marine biology" for your quantum physics.

Discovery Channels Shark Week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By Willow
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By Willow
As far as I am aware, in all states a felony...

As far as I am aware, in all states a felony *conviction* will bar you from ever being able to obtain a license again. I think it would depend on what crime you are talking about being charged with....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Willow
I'd be more concerned something was up in regards...

I'd be more concerned something was up in regards to the new boyfriend in the picture over past trauma.....

Is it possible? Of course. But children that age tend to live more in the moment than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Willow
She's a child that has learned she needs to be...

She's a child that has learned she needs to be rescued once you move out of her comfort "radius." Which is actually an awesome thing, it makes her problem super easy to work :)

If five feet it her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By Willow
One of my guys right now (his last day today),...

One of my guys right now (his last day today), started pitching his head back like that at about 12 months of age. Mainly to mom because he hit a stage where it became funny to hurt her. Strong kid,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By Willow
A lot of times moms, dads or relatives will make...

A lot of times moms, dads or relatives will make it a fun game for kids to fall back and then be caught/rescued. Or they find out if they squirm the way the child in the link did nearly causing them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By Willow
Unless there is an underlying disorder I just let...

Unless there is an underlying disorder I just let them have at it.

Document with parents that it is occuring, that this is your plan and they're on board, and then just date and time everytime the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By Willow
Like lmm I'd focus on sorting out cause before...

Like lmm I'd focus on sorting out cause before attempting to treat it.

-Caffeine/sugar withdrawls
-Dehydration
-Tension
-Migraine
-Allergies
-Tumor/aneurysm
-Blood pressure changes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Willow
You know the city I lived in before I moved up...

You know the city I lived in before I moved up north a smidge more......I lived at the end of a culdesac, backed up to an open field and about 300 or so yards from the house were the city's water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Willow
She's not being denied snacks guys, mom is asking...

She's not being denied snacks guys, mom is asking to not let her snack right before a meal.

Many parents will immediately put kiddo up and dump a bunch of whatever on their tray to keep them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Willow
I have an open floor plan. Kitchen, dining and...

I have an open floor plan. Kitchen, dining and livingroom are all in one space unseparated except for by flooring. Call me crazy, but I train all toddlers not to leave the livingroom when I'm in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Willow
City water is treated/reused/recycled water that...

City water is treated/reused/recycled water that residents are supplied with from water treatment plants. What comes out of lakes/rivers (that can be polluted in numerous ways), goes down your sinks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Willow
That is the weirdest thing I've heard in a long...

That is the weirdest thing I've heard in a long time, is that really a reg you have to follow or just your personal preference?? There is no such stipulation in my state. I have our well tested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By Willow
It's fine. Foods before they hit 12 months...

It's fine.

Foods before they hit 12 months of age are just for fun. As long as baby is taking his normal bottle feeds it doesnt matter what you mix the oatmeal with.

(Tap water is fine, tap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,556
Posted By Willow
Yes you do! And you need to pm me your email...

Yes you do!

And you need to pm me your email addy so we can keep in touch!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,556
Posted By Willow
PREACH. ON. lovethis likethis I can't...

PREACH. ON.

lovethis likethis

I can't remember the last time I ran across a parent that actually *likes* their 10 year old. By that time parenting has lost all of it's appeal and it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,556
Posted By Willow
What is wrong with parents today? Serious rant...

What is wrong with parents today? Serious rant ahead, you just opened the biggest can of worms in my book right now lol

Gender equality, and yes I know I could get flamed to high heaven for saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By Willow
Be consistent about your expectation, if he...

Be consistent about your expectation, if he throws it once take it and thats the end of it...no getting it back, no alternative of you then giving him another option with a regular cup. He can wait...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By Willow
The shape of the roof of his mouth is fine. If he...

The shape of the roof of his mouth is fine. If he can suck from a bottle he can suck from a sippy. It would make no sense for him to have ability with one and not the other.

He has obviously...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By Willow
Being born at 34 weeks isn't really all that...

Being born at 34 weeks isn't really all that premature considering that 36 weeks is considered early but term.

By 15 months of age his abilities based on his "corrected age" should have more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By Willow
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,791
Posted By Willow
I made two big crockpots full last night for gun...

I made two big crockpots full last night for gun opener this weekend. It's the best stuff to keep you warm!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,791
Posted By Willow
Chicken wild rice soup, cheese slices, cucumber...

Chicken wild rice soup, cheese slices, cucumber slices, mango and milk. I ate the same with them :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,544
Posted By Willow
Maybe skip it then and have parents just bring a...

Maybe skip it then and have parents just bring a stash of the already made stuff. They store easy enough and don't have to be refrigerated like homemade stuff needs to be :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By Willow
Get something with enzymes in it. They're a must...

Get something with enzymes in it. They're a must have for any bodily fluid clean up and will ensure there is no residual stink left behind.

Should say right on the front of the bottle if it has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,544
Posted By Willow
My license limits me to 3 under the age of 2,...

My license limits me to 3 under the age of 2, only 2 of those can be under the age of 1. I have had two under the age of 1 and handled it well but I also keep a smaller group (5/6 children of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,544
Posted By Willow
A sling. Nothing beats growing an extra pair of...

A sling. Nothing beats growing an extra pair of arms when you have other children to tend to.

I provide all infant foods and formula.

I do not provide diapers and wipes.

Love boppy pillows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Willow
Awesome kids....awesome perspective........ :)

Awesome kids....awesome perspective........ :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
Yet. You've never had another problem, YET. ...

Yet. You've never had another problem, YET.

Just so you are aware, if your dog bites another child you, even for awesomely good reason like its being hurt by a child and merely defending itself,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
Posted By Willow
I was just curious is all. Even being a...

I was just curious is all.

Even being a provider I didn't know this forum existed until I had some major problems with a parent, and even then I just happened to run across it while searching the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Willow
Please don't give her another week of your time...

Please don't give her another week of your time when you've already given her FIVE. With a new vehicle under her belt I'd demand payment tomorrow before drop off ( or at the very least half). I hope...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
Posted By Willow
Are you a provider or parent who usually posts on...

Are you a provider or parent who usually posts on this board or did you seek it out just to ask about this?

Are you the livid dad in the original post and just trying to gain some perspective?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
Posted By Willow
If you'd be willing to answer OP, how exactly did...

If you'd be willing to answer OP, how exactly did you find out about this situation??

I network with quite a few providers, many of whom I'd consider good friends, and if this happened within my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
Actually, there is no more muscling there than...

Actually, there is no more muscling there than there is in an elderly woman's jowels.

"Pit bull type" dogs like Staffys have a wide berth as far as bite goes because the more surface area they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willow
In my state ccap will send you paperwork...

In my state ccap will send you paperwork verifying a parent is approved and what if any co pay they are being set up with. How did you determine the amount of $46.00 that she's paid already?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,716
Posted By Willow
I don't disagree with you one bit! As a matter of...

I don't disagree with you one bit! As a matter of fact between postings I'm reading Last Child In The Woods (shout out to Heidi for mentioning it, awesome read so far likethis ). I have no kids here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
BC - are you pulling yer hair out trying to steer...

BC - are you pulling yer hair out trying to steer this thread back on it's course to nowhere yet??! :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,716
Posted By Willow
I honestly have a hard time understanding the...

I honestly have a hard time understanding the issue with it.

If you don't like it, don't shop it, work there or support them. We all have a choice and not everyone feels the same way you know?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Willow
Good to hear! Just gotta speak your peace,...

Good to hear!

Just gotta speak your peace, let it roll and then move on :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Willow
Edited - NVM......lettin it roll on by myself lol...

Edited - NVM......lettin it roll on by myself lol :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Willow
I took no offense, my big girl panties are bigger...

I took no offense, my big girl panties are bigger than that :lol:

What I did do was disagree with you, there is a difference. Do what you're going to do in the end, but if you voice a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
I have heard of Pugs and Frenchies being listed...

I have heard of Pugs and Frenchies being listed to cover all basis in regards to breed specific legislation.

Someone with a "pit bull" may claim it's a Bull Terrier if confronted by their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
Yeah.....that is unbelievably not ok........

Yeah.....that is unbelievably not ok........
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
Your experiences with breeds not on that list are...

Your experiences with breeds not on that list are astonishingly common.

Not saying it was what happened in your encounters as I remember discussing those before, but in general people usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
You can feel strongly about something, that...

You can feel strongly about something, that doesn't mean you're correct.

I strongly suggest you consult your cats veterinarian, a lawyer and/or even just google up on the internet.

If a new to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,645
Posted By Willow
There's a huge reason to keep your pets away from...

There's a huge reason to keep your pets away from other people's children......it's called liability.

It's not in my job description to use my family members as guinea pigs to try to teach other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
Posted By Willow
So you don't believe ones reputation could or...

So you don't believe ones reputation could or should affect their business?


If a provider was known as the town drunk but has never been charged with any crimes is that nobody's business? Or if...
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