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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By Lyss
Thanks so much! This answers my questions! :)

Thanks so much! This answers my questions! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-12-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By Lyss
Closing Temporarily

I'm taking some time off. All my kids just graduated to Kindergarten and I'm not planning to replace them until next fall (a year from now). It's not a guarantee I will reopen but it's the plan right...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-07-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,811
Posted By Lyss
I have a blog :) I read a few posts...

I have a blog :)



I read a few posts about doing it 50/50 but we also use the internet for personal use so I'm not sure how that works in. Our personal use is nowhere near as much as business...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-06-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,811
Posted By Lyss
Splitting Expenses

I have two businesses, home daycare (my main income) and an online business, can I spilt an expense between the two? Specifically internet services.

For the daycare I use the internet for planning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Lyss
If you aren't going to use it for much beyond...

If you aren't going to use it for much beyond just a small website for your business you may want to look into using blogger. It's free and you can use the custom domain that you purchased (if you...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lyss
Yes, it's pretty equal. This was the first thing...

Yes, it's pretty equal. This was the first thing I figured out. I love this family and I don't want either of us to feel taken advantage of.



Ok. That makes sense! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lyss
Bartering Services Question

This is kind of a weird situation. Long story short, I have a client who offered to spilt a private school spot between her daughter and mine. So my daughter would go 2 days a week and hers would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lyss
It seems to be a mix of both licensed and...

It seems to be a mix of both licensed and unlicensed. At first I thought it was just unlicensed/SAHM types but it seems to be both. Some unlicensed are even cheaper. :eek:




I did noticed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,474
Posted By Lyss
I'm not going touch the vax debate :) ...

I'm not going touch the vax debate :)

...but I do have unvax'd dc kids. I don't advertise it though and I only have one family that is anti-vax (they signed religious exemption on my required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lyss
This is what I think I'm going to do. I'm usually...

This is what I think I'm going to do. I'm usually word of mouth but surprisingly the referrals wanted hours I don't do or cheaper rates which is what got me looking online. It's just shocking to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lyss
Price Drops in Your Area

Do you stick to the market or charge what you feel is fair (within reason obviously).

I've been full for nearly 3 years but I'm going to be down a family next month and was stunned to find that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,779
Posted By Lyss
Oh Meeko! My heart breaks for you and your DCF. I...

Oh Meeko! My heart breaks for you and your DCF. I can't even imagine how you are feeling. I've stared at this post for awhile trying to find the right words but there are none. Just know that we all...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,631
Posted By Lyss
Camera & Deprecation Question

I ended up buying a new camera last year and I want to make sure I'm doing it right. I use the camera for personal but a lot of daycare: I have a blog for parents i update weekly, I give parents...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Lyss
Just to be clear in regards my 8829s... ...

Just to be clear in regards my 8829s...

-Should I adjust the total hours in year # on each 8829 to reflect the time at location? Like 8016 (Jan through Nov) on one and 744 (Dec) on the other...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-24-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Lyss
Moving

We moved in December, the 1st was the first day of daycare at new place.

I remember reading that I'll need to fill out separate forms for Jan-Nov and then Dec but I'm getting all my tax...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lyss
I've been following the medical marijuana case as...

I've been following the medical marijuana case as it's across town from me. From what I understand the state was aware that only one person, the owner, had a medical card but 4 of 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyss
This DCG can't get boots on even, which is...

This DCG can't get boots on even, which is actually what got me paying more attention in the first place. She understands how to get them on but it's the reaching/bending that seems to catch her up. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyss
It's 50/50 it seems, sometimes she cries out and...

It's 50/50 it seems, sometimes she cries out and says it hurts if I try to show her how to bend them and other times she says it doesn't hurt but she's frustrated/sad she can't do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyss
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyss
Possibly, I just can't find a whole lot other...

Possibly, I just can't find a whole lot other than hip dysplasia (which I don't believe is the issue) in any of my child development books. Or anything that make sense I should say.

When I watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Lyss
I have the WD My passport ...

I have the WD My passport (http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404225284&sr=8-1&keywords=backup+drive)and it works really well. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,614
Posted By Lyss
I have no idea how she got the provision, it...

I have no idea how she got the provision, it blows my mind. I saw a copy of it and it's ridiculous.



The providers were saying that it was prescribed to them as a medication so they can use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyss
Putting on Shoes & W Sitting

I have a DCG I'm wondering a bit about. I'm not really sure how to explain it or really if there is anything going on, maybe I'm just over thinking or overly paranoid but I've really been wondering...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,513
Posted By Lyss
I do them but I just email them to parents. Last...

I do them but I just email them to parents. Last I looked into an app they only one I liked was for iPhone not android, but maybe that has changed. I need to look into it again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,614
Posted By Lyss
Yeah... this is in my area :( So I've been...

Yeah... this is in my area :( So I've been hearing about it on the news and from other providers. It is an in home.

I think it's ridiculous all around honestly. I don't care about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,225
Posted By Lyss
Yay Pinterest! Woot Woot! My obsession has new...

Yay Pinterest! Woot Woot! My obsession has new people to stalk! ;)

Most of my pinning is under my blog, but I need to get my personal one moving! Off to check everyone's out.

It's funny, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Lyss
I was wondering this too, although I've been MIA...

I was wondering this too, although I've been MIA a lot lately too so I thought maybe I just was just missing posts.



I miss Willow! I hope all is going well for her in her new daycare free life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By Lyss
I'm interested too! :)

I'm interested too! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,369
Posted By Lyss
Hope you get to stay or can find something asap! ...

Hope you get to stay or can find something asap!

I just informed my parents of an upcoming move but I only gave them 2 weeks and one day. I figured if my contract says 2 weeks to make changes or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Lyss
I have it. I use the clips like BC suggested or...

I have it. I use the clips like BC suggested or tape when we use small paper or I'm out of a roll but usually I just attach a large roll of paper (there is a spot behind the tray) then pull it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,656
Posted By Lyss
:eek: Holy cow lady!! Wow... I'm so glad that...

:eek: Holy cow lady!! Wow... I'm so glad that you are doing well and have such a positive outlook! Amazing woman you are! And your family too, they must have went through some terrible times fearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,910
Posted By Lyss
:lol::lol: I had a difficult napper that...

:lol::lol:

I had a difficult napper that only napped with a noisy box fan on high (not pointed at her) or a waterfall cd on fairly loud, it was like night and day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By Lyss
I allow it. Unlike BC and others we don't live...

I allow it. Unlike BC and others we don't live in an area where the majority of people have guns but I still allow it and personally feel it's part of their development.

I have provider friends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lyss
likethis Thanks! That's how I'm feeling, I don't...

likethis Thanks! That's how I'm feeling, I don't want to sit around in case she decides she needs me for 2-4 hours (which is the typical amount of time she drops DCG off on days she's told me she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lyss
Scheduled days off & Provider Plans

If a parent gives you schedule, a month in advance, and marks days where DCK will not be coming would you make plans to do things if you have no other kids that day? What would you say if the parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lyss
likethislikethis Awesome! likethis...

likethislikethis Awesome!




likethis Our library offers a few small programs currently but this summer they are supposedly creating some new camps and activities because of an increase in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lyss
Outside of DC Activities/Classes for Kids?

I'm not sure if anyone here does but I'm wondering if anyone offers any classes outside of the daycare? As in do you take the kids to dance, gymnastics, karate, swimming, or etc classes outside of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,931
Posted By Lyss
Eeek! Wow... Sadly I've seen a kid act nearly the...

Eeek! Wow... Sadly I've seen a kid act nearly the same way at the mall, taking food from strangers because mom didn't buy him what he wanted while mom just sat frustrated and dad laughed :(

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lyss
My parents have pretty clockwork schedules so I...

My parents have pretty clockwork schedules so I know when they are coming. I change diapers, wipe faces, & occasionally put on shoes but gathering bags/blankets/art and putting on coats is all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,877
Posted By Lyss
Ugh!!! We have a significant amount of snow...

Ugh!!! We have a significant amount of snow (which we rarely get) and are expected to get more. Schools/gov't offices/businesses are closed.

All my families have called in, except one. My most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lyss
I'm part of a blogging community and FB views is...

I'm part of a blogging community and FB views is a HUGE issue right now. FB has said they are beginning to gradually decrease the reach of all pages so even if your clients have liked your page (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lyss
I like the 2-older 4 age group. I love...

I like the 2-older 4 age group.

I love little babies but not to have in care, just visiting ones :lol:
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 01-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,751
Posted By Lyss
What a great day! I'm so happy you got to...

What a great day! I'm so happy you got to experience than and shared it with us!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,271
Posted By Lyss
Congrats!!!! lovethishappyface

Congrats!!!! lovethishappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Lyss
I think the $50 gift card is great! That's...

I think the $50 gift card is great! That's awesome of you to do that, I'm sure her and her husband will appreciate it.



I'd take it as it's because you are so great to them already not because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Lyss
The candy is a great idea, sounds yummy! I agree...

The candy is a great idea, sounds yummy! I agree with nan that cash is great, plus if your wanting to do something nice for her and her husband I'd avoid the daycare supplies as it really just seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By Lyss
I wouldn't worry about it and just use the...

I wouldn't worry about it and just use the washable. Ornaments probably wont get much water exposure :)

Hope they turned out well! I also had salt dough drama (wasn't paying attention and added...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-20-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,555
Posted By Lyss
Holy cow that sounds awesome! Today's a half day...

Holy cow that sounds awesome! Today's a half day for me and then I'm off to the store to pick up the few things I don't have. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lyss
I've got a big loud (but realistically harmless)...

I've got a big loud (but realistically harmless) dog so I at least feel that would deter anyone casing the house. :lol: I also never do interviews with my DD or and DCKs present. I guess I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,601
Posted By Lyss
This is why I no longer take part time infants. ...

This is why I no longer take part time infants. It's very hard for them to adjust to a daycare setting. Its especially hard if they are coming from a home where they are held 24/7 or picked up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By Lyss
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By Lyss
we made these: Tree Collages & handprint...

we made these:

Tree Collages & handprint wreaths:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,788
Posted By Lyss
We use them a lot! I get mine at the dollar tree...

We use them a lot! I get mine at the dollar tree and walmart and store them in an old coffee container that I keep refreshing the water for a few weeks until they start to deteriorate and we have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,279
Posted By Lyss
Best gift: $200 and a super sweet card!!!! ...

Best gift: $200 and a super sweet card!!!!

Worst gift: 2 pairs of scissors:rolleyes: <---DH who also thought he nailed it on that one :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By Lyss
My daughter will be two in a few days and has...

My daughter will be two in a few days and has been fully potty trained (wipes self, pulls up/down pants, verbalizes when she needs to go, dry at night/nap) since 21 months. She was super interested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,877
Posted By Lyss
DCM: "I noticed DCK ate veggies at lunch...

DCM: "I noticed DCK ate veggies at lunch yesterday"
ME: ....
DCM: "Well DCK must not have eaten breakfast then and was starving, here give DCK this for breakfast" hands over yogurt and applesauce...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,659
Posted By Lyss
You guys are just dating right? I don't mean that...

You guys are just dating right? I don't mean that to sound derogatory, just getting perspective. :) DH and I didn't have "our" money until we were married. Committed relationship or not, I came from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By Lyss
Via the website? That stinks. Mine is a gmail...

Via the website? That stinks. Mine is a gmail address and I was able too, but I guess they've changed things
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By Lyss
http://www.abcmouse.com/teacher-registration?priva...

http://www.abcmouse.com/teacher-registration?private=1

This is how I signed up and got it for free. It's been a few months but it looks the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lyss
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lyss
Weekly Payment Contract/Handbook Wording

I'm re-doing my contract for new families, swapping to a weekly payment system because even though nearly all providers in my area charge monthly I hate it.

I'm not connecting in my wording...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,544
Posted By Lyss
I don't provide baby food or formula (not on food...

I don't provide baby food or formula (not on food program anyways). Maybe its just my area/parents but the last 2 infants I've had the parents preferred to bring their own anyway. Both were mainly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,375
Posted By Lyss
DH liked Marshall and Milo but alas we had a...

DH liked Marshall and Milo but alas we had a girl. I liked Jackson, Johnny, and Shane but I'm terrible at picking and sticking to names. With DD we didn't figure one out til we were at the hospital ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By Lyss
I worked at a center once where the cook also was...

I worked at a center once where the cook also was an alcoholic... and no one did a damn thing as long as she sobered up by the time she had to do van runs (afterschool pick up :eek:).

I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lyss
:confused::( Weird!!!!! That prevents people...

:confused::(

Weird!!!!! That prevents people from posting on my page, I had a DH test it when he "liked" it and then I had him unlike it and then try. Both times he was unable too. Did you turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lyss
I'm not sure how a business page is set up but on...

I'm not sure how a business page is set up but on my page:

1.From the right menu on the top of your Page, click Edit Page
2.Select Edit Settings
3.Click Edit across from Posting Ability...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lyss
I'm wondering if you set up a regular profile vs...

I'm wondering if you set up a regular profile vs a page.

If someone else in your household has a Facebook profile have them check your page/profile. If they can "like" it then it is a page if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,062
Posted By Lyss
Happy Birthday BC!!!!!!!!! Have a great...

Happy Birthday BC!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day! :Sunny:lovethis:Sunny:lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,192
Posted By Lyss
What are your kids going as this year? DD is...

What are your kids going as this year? DD is going to be a witch... from our dress up collection :lol: I was lazy and really she loves wearing the outfit so it's win-win

Are you dressing up? If...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Lyss
Sweet! I'm saving them! :) Thanks! DD is...

Sweet! I'm saving them! :) Thanks!

DD is much better now but it was a long weekend! :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,393
Posted By Lyss
OMG I hate SpongeBob... honestly I haven't...

OMG I hate SpongeBob... honestly I haven't watched it in forever or really never at any length but the bits and pieces were just annoying. I also hate Caillou and don't allow my DD to watch it. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,516
Posted By Lyss
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts are with you and your family lovethis:hug:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Lyss
Eek been MIA around here lately with a sick kiddo...

Eek been MIA around here lately with a sick kiddo so late reply :ouch:



I do charge parents for willful destruction (I've done it on 2 occasions so far) but I usually don't for the accidental...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-25-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Lyss
Replacing Items

Can I deduct the cost of items broken due to daycare even if they are not daycare related items?

Like if a dck accidentally breaks something can I write off the cost to replace it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By Lyss
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/409757266067682046/ ...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/409757266067682046/

^ they look so cute!:Sunny::)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By Lyss
I've only got 2 calls from care.com, both wanted...

I've only got 2 calls from care.com, both wanted a weekend "babysitter" even though I stated clearly what I offered :rolleyes: Not worth paying IMO

Can you put flyers up at any children's stores,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,316
Posted By Lyss
Until yesterday I had one space open that I was...

Until yesterday I had one space open that I was NOT going to fill but now my favorite DCF just gave notice :( so I technically have 2 spots. I just started advertising today
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,877
Posted By Lyss
Not really a vent, more of a poor me :( My...

Not really a vent, more of a poor me :(

My favorite DCF just gave notice, they're moving :(:mad::(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lyss
No help for ideas :( When I run out of...

No help for ideas :(

When I run out of printer ink and need to print something to cut out like a template I just trace it off the computer screen then cut :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By Lyss
I don't take either. I take federal and personal...

I don't take either. I take federal and personal days but I don't take these two as personal because I don't celebrate them and there are other days I'd prefer to take :) Plus none of my DCPs have...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,443
Posted By Lyss
Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By Lyss
DCD is going to be home alone more with DCG this...

DCD is going to be home alone more with DCG this fall/winter (2 days a week :rolleyes:) and is over diapers. He's really pushing (but not helping) DCM to get her trained.

DCG has mom trained &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By Lyss
I have a DC specific email address, none have...

I have a DC specific email address, none have access to my personal one, but they all pop through to my phone so I know when I get an email. I didn't respond to her fyi email about starting it but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By Lyss
Holding It For Long Periods- PT (vent)

This is more of a vent I think but advice from here is always good. Yesterday I get a fyi type email from DCM of 23 month DCG that she's decided to start the 3 day pt method this weekend as DCG is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Lyss
:lol::lol:likethis I have a DCD that...

:lol::lol:likethis


I have a DCD that always has to adjust his undies (back side) :lol: after he bends down to give DCG a hug. Sometimes I honestly don't think he even realizes he's doing it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lyss
Wow that's a lot! Does it have to be specific...

Wow that's a lot! Does it have to be specific recipes? Specific to food or other uses like Michael suggested? I have a friend from AU that eats Kiwi for her asthma.

Sangria. Also my grandma...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lyss
I agree with SS that its great you are willing to...

I agree with SS that its great you are willing to work with them and help them feel comfortable. Plus the extra interviews gives you extra time with them to see if the family will be a good fit for...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-09-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,834
Posted By Lyss
Congrats! What fun!!! Let us know how it...

Congrats! What fun!!!

Let us know how it goes! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lyss
:(:( Hopefully it will be a great day! I'm...

:(:(

Hopefully it will be a great day! I'm sure you are dreading it but I bet it will be less difficult than all the scenarios running through your head right now (well if you're a worrier like me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,157
Posted By Lyss
I'd be angry too. Its incredibly rude IMO. I...

I'd be angry too. Its incredibly rude IMO. I don't think I need to keep my phone on silent or in bedside just so my DCPs or prospective DCPs can text whenever they feel like it, I'm not at their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,463
Posted By Lyss
I pay most of the time, but I also am big on...

I pay most of the time, but I also am big on memberships so I have one to nearly everywhere we go frequently (zoo, both children's museums, bouncy houses/gym...). When I first started buying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,398
Posted By Lyss
-Music! When I'm feeling tired at the end of the...

-Music! When I'm feeling tired at the end of the day and I know I still have to go grocery shopping or something not so appealing I blast some upbeat music or something that I like and it gets me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,092
Posted By Lyss
I doubt it because they have them on furloughs so...

I doubt it because they have them on furloughs so they aren't working. I think that they should get some sort of retribution for not receiving paychecks on time, don't regular employers get fined if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,092
Posted By Lyss
Sorry to hear about the identity theft! Scary!...

Sorry to hear about the identity theft! Scary! I've had that happen, not with my taxes but over $25k in debt accrued in my name. Not fun! Glad you got an interest check too! It seems funny that we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,092
Posted By Lyss
I think its ridiculous! To me it show's our...

I think its ridiculous! To me it show's our nation's true colors: selfishness and power first regardless of how anyone else is effected. I'm sure all those congressmen that refuse to compromise don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,440
Posted By Lyss
Wow! How scary for her! At least if she's able...

Wow! How scary for her! At least if she's able to get it today she should be set for the rest of the month and they can put next month's on a credit card or something but I doubt it will last that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,861
Posted By Lyss
Any update? Just wondering how the conversation...

Any update? Just wondering how the conversation went with them and how things turned out:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Lyss
Nice to know!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Ours...

Nice to know!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ours aren't on clearance yet either and the ones at Wal-Mart are $14.97
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,877
Posted By Lyss
Ugh Monday!

DCG (almost 6 months) drinks 4-4.5oz BM every 4 hours, I literally just talked to DCM Friday about offering her a bit more because the last 2 weeks she's barely been able to make it 4 hours and acts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,060
Posted By Lyss
likethis This is what I do too! I don't do...

likethis This is what I do too!

I don't do any other gifts or parties but we do make a craft for parents & wrap it with wrapping paper we made.
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