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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh no :( I'm so sorry. That kind of a loss has...

Oh no :( I'm so sorry. That kind of a loss has got to be one of the most heart-breaking. :( Hugs to the family and you and everybody involved. So so sad.:(

As far as telling the other dcfs, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 513
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh heck no!!!

Oh heck no!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 513
Posted By Josiegirl
Your mistake, as you now realize, was to tell her...

Your mistake, as you now realize, was to tell her it's okay. That meant it was okay the next time and the next time too. :( I've been so guilty of that myself.
Then as soon as you do stand up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By Josiegirl
Stay healthy!! Former dcm has a relative who's...

Stay healthy!!
Former dcm has a relative who's a teacher in Ga. She said they sent a student home diagnosed with Covid and act like it's no big deal. :(
Are people becoming desensitized about it?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Josiegirl
This isn't dc related whatsoever but just shows...

This isn't dc related whatsoever but just shows how screwed up employers/employees can get. An RN that was just assigned to a family member's Hospice case, had been let go from her previous job at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow Meeko, glad the weather turned and you're...

Wow Meeko, glad the weather turned and you're safe. Now if we could ask for some of that miracle to spread it's arms across the country to help other states. :(

Thank you for sharing!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 246,659
Posted By Josiegirl
A former dcm is always posting pictures and video...

A former dcm is always posting pictures and video clips on FB, which I absolutely adore btw. :) I miss them so much. :( But anyways, I saw a short clip yesterday of 1 of her dds, soon to be 4 yo,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with Rockgirl and Snowmom. Sometimes...

I agree with Rockgirl and Snowmom. Sometimes things don't work out the way we want them to. Victims get the shaft and criminals get the protection. Life is definitely not fair; that's a hard lesson...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Josiegirl
Love it!!

Love it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Josiegirl
Good answer :) Put it back on them. It's very...

Good answer :) Put it back on them. It's very normal for a child to not want to run off to dc every day. Do adults always want to show up at work?? Kids, just like adults, need to learn sometimes you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad he's feeling better!! I think that type of...

Glad he's feeling better!!
I think that type of thing is going to be happening a lot this next year. Schools will be calling to send students home more often, so will dcs and centers, everyone will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm just curious how this all played out?? :o

I'm just curious how this all played out?? :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
Not that I wish illness on his little guy but...

Not that I wish illness on his little guy but don't you just wish(a little bit) that he ended up vomiting all over dcd?

Just gotta love it when grown ups have toddler temper tantrums. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope she recovers fully and soon. :( I'm...

I hope she recovers fully and soon. :(
I'm your aunt's age and can only imagine how she feels emotionally, how scary it must be for her and how helpless all of you must feel. Take care of yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By Josiegirl
Scary. All within a month.:( Good luck to all...

Scary. All within a month.:(
Good luck to all of them and sorry about the one who passed. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By Josiegirl
A good one I hope??!! :) Yes, pandaluver,...

A good one I hope??!! :)

Yes, pandaluver, trying to put myself in your position and can imagine how it must've felt to read that. :( I think what CH suggested was just right, including not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Josiegirl
I just finished "Too Much and Not Enough" by Mary...

I just finished "Too Much and Not Enough" by Mary L. Trump. Very enlightening. :)
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 08-17-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks, got it!! I'll check into it. :)

Thanks, got it!! I'll check into it. :)
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 08-16-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Josiegirl
CBD for Anxiety?

Does anyone use it; does it work? Where's the best place to get it? My sister uses CBD gummies for sleeping and says they work pretty well but are very expensive($75. for 3 weeks worth). My dd has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
Are you planning on doing more; it says Book 1 of...

Are you planning on doing more; it says Book 1 of a series? Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
Rosieteddy, that is so cool!!! Hugs and wishing...

Rosieteddy, that is so cool!!! Hugs and wishing you the very best of luck with it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Josiegirl
I've let kids paint with Legos, bath buffs, fly...

I've let kids paint with Legos, bath buffs, fly swatters, marshmallows, cotton balls; if you look through your house there is a whole variety of things you can use. Or check our your local dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Josiegirl
Before I retired, they disallowed shaving cream...

Before I retired, they disallowed shaving cream for us. :( We used to make the most beautiful pictures using shaving cream, marbling food coloring through it, placing card stock upside down in it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't know of anyone personally; I live in a...

I don't know of anyone personally; I live in a small town in Vt. The Numbers here are good, so far, with a slight increase currently. But my ds who lives in the Burlington area; they know people who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By Josiegirl
CatHerder, I'm sorry. :(

CatHerder, I'm sorry. :(
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-20-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for a new...

Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for a new author or book.


Lately I've been reading a lot of Sandra Brown books which have been pretty good. I get them from a sharing library in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, dc is dc and home is home. I had a dcm who...

Yep, dc is dc and home is home. I had a dcm who would constantly try to combine the same discipline methods and hers were completely different than mine. It led to too many issues, including the dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Josiegirl
Shadowing, as hard as that is to do don't let him...

Shadowing, as hard as that is to do don't let him stray from your side. :(
I had a little dcb who was about 4 at the time, quite the rascal in every conceivable way. A dcm was picking up her dds one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
Where's the love button when you need it??!! ...

Where's the love button when you need it??!!

And it's so true. Sadly. :( My nephew was smart as a whip at age 4 but momma was still spoon feeding him.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-08-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Josiegirl
I checked on amazon; is it by Natalie Barelli?...

I checked on amazon; is it by Natalie Barelli? I've never read it but it sounds like a book I'd love. Like thrillers with twists at the end. Have to put it on my 'list'. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Josiegirl
Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be...

Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be tethered to the mailbox. :lol: Oh yeh, there were some days like that.


Today's Friday, hope it goes well for everyone!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what...

Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what they say about it being a business, to me it was always my home first. If there was something I wanted or didn't want for dc, within regulations, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,816
Posted By Josiegirl
I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it...

I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it go away but it's so heart-breaking to know it happens. :(:confused:

And 284878, your dh's company most likely saved a child's life. What are these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
That used to frustrate me too. :( The last...

That used to frustrate me too. :( The last several years I had great understanding families. But before that, if I wasn't available all the time they let me know with all their whining and 'oh no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly...

IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly praise the others that are following your rules while ignoring his bad behavior(unless he's physical). Then when he chooses to follow the rules, praise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Josiegirl
Your letter sounds very professional and...

Your letter sounds very professional and well-worded. As do your time explanations in your above post. BUT I am simple and need/do simple. It helps maintain simplicity. :) Especially with those who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Josiegirl
Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come....

Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come. You don't have the time or sanity to put up with people's bs like that. Can you imagine, if you're seeing red flags like that right from the beginning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By Josiegirl
There are so many people without good work...

There are so many people without good work ethics, that feel they are owed something, that will take anything they can get and never think of giving themselves.

But to me, many people also strive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do...

I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do other countries have it and does it work for them, would it make everybody's financial situations more equal, etc., etc? So many unknown variables but I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Josiegirl
It might not be worth the time and effort now for...

It might not be worth the time and effort now for the amount of money you'd get, but if enrolling more children is your goal, I say get it started now so you'll be familiar with the program. It can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha this statement reminds me of the first time...

Haha this statement reminds me of the first time I created a set of policies and a contract. I had my son proofread it all because, well, he's always been a LOT smarter than me and much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Josiegirl
I've been out of it for a year now. I never...

I've been out of it for a year now. I never regretted having an in-home daycare, there were tons of pros. BUT I do wish I'd known more and had more support right from the beginning. I started caring...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By Josiegirl
I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to...

I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to sell material in the stores you could cut/sew into cloth books. They also sold plastic infant friendly washable books but those got chewed, and ripped...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Josiegirl
The way I used to do it was just figure out how...

The way I used to do it was just figure out how many breakfasts, lunches, snacks I served during a year, then my tax accountant would multiply those numbers by what the state allowed per meal. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at...

Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at McDonald's on the way home!
Hey, honeybunches, just ask mommy to stop at the park when you leave dc today!

You get the idea..... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Josiegirl
And who's to say it will even work out for her at...

And who's to say it will even work out for her at all? Then you'd be holding a spot for who-knows-how-long for someone who's not even going to use it. Put yourself(and your family) first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Josiegirl
Nothing is confirmed until you have signed...

Nothing is confirmed until you have signed paperwork, deposit and the first week's rates in hand. Personally, I'd email her and let her know she has until Friday, then you will be interviewing others...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By Josiegirl
My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being...

My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being professional about this....their anger and trying to reclaim pay that you say you didn't have to pay, such as vacations, etc. Is it in the contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Josiegirl
As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I...

As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I wouldn't step into that quagmire. What would it benefit anyone now? If you feel the need to say anything, I'd just tell them things aren't always what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,519
Posted By Josiegirl
Having fun with kids equals giving them that...

Having fun with kids equals giving them that secure loving feeling that people actually want to spend time with them.

Living up to impossible standards pushed onto providers by state programs...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Josiegirl
Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books....

Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books. :o
I remember being a huge Nancy Drew fan in my pre-teen years but didn't read anything else( that wasn't required in school) until I had kids of my...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Josiegirl
Great Book!

I just finished Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I'd seen it all over amazon but just never bothered with it. My sister had it and said 'ya gotta read this one, best book ever'. And she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm...

Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm sure she would've gone through them like cheap shoes too) or 2. she could stay home *gasp* and care for her child herself.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,519
Posted By Josiegirl
Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last...

Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last year off from the STARS program. While I did miss the $$ incentives it was so not worth the extra aggravation, time, and investment of effort I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By Josiegirl
Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this...

Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this summer; it's one of the few things I enjoy that makes me happy on weekends. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
Updates anyone? Is everyone still hanging in...

Updates anyone?
Is everyone still hanging in there?

I've been reading a lot more, ordering jigsaw puzzles from Bits and Pieces, watching more movies(mostly thrillers) and I've been planning my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are...

Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are piling up and I'm running out of books to read, puzzles to do. Call me cheap but I hate paying full price for those things. :( Plus right before this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By Josiegirl
Going to the library. :D Being able to give...

Going to the library. :D

Being able to give and get hugs :(
One a.m. I get a text from one of my former dcms, she says 'don't be worried if you see us at your mailbox on our way to dc'. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,959
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a question: If a provider only has a...

I have a question:
If a provider only has a very small percentage of their regular group of children and therefore not earning nearly as much as before to live on and pay bills, do they have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,959
Posted By Josiegirl
And that other daycare would be so lucky to have...

And that other daycare would be so lucky to have you. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources...

Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources that come in at all to help her, anyone that'll use masks/gloves and simply visit her(not sure if that's even allowed where she lives)?
I'm sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Josiegirl
If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful...

If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful and unappreciative dcfs. Their actions speak much louder than anything. It's their choice to not pay you just as much as it's your choice to not take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died...

There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died from this miserable illness. A little while ago, there was a 6 week old baby that died of Covid-19. Where were their choices. :(

Responsible adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope, when this is all said and done and life...

I hope, when this is all said and done and life returns to (a new) normal, that you can all go through your current dcfs and show your deep appreciation for *their* deep appreciation by only keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
I have no words Ariana. Why do providers...

I have no words Ariana.
Why do providers receive such disrespect and little regard in some cases? :(
It must be painful. I am sorry. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't understand something. Nothing new there....

I don't understand something. Nothing new there. :rolleyes: Up until this point, we've been allowed to leave our state borders and cross the river to go to Walmart, etc. We're talking small town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
I do agree with this statement but how does the...

I do agree with this statement but how does the population adapt and learn to live with this virus?

I think the government taking some of it into its own hands, such as mandating(and supplying!!)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
Tell that to the state officials who created all...

Tell that to the state officials who created all those ultra fastidious cleaning regulations for daycare a couple years back. :ouch:
I know. Off topic but.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
"We must protect those that are vulnerable to...

"We must protect those that are vulnerable to this disease but that should not include stopping life for everyone else."

This I agree with 100%. I am confused about the immunity issue though. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
Me too. :o E.J. you said it so much better...

Me too. :o
E.J. you said it so much better than I ever could.
While I am positive we're all pretty sick of living this way, I am NOT willing to sacrifice my dds, my ds, anyone I love to the front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
While I agree with Michael somewhat, putting...

While I agree with Michael somewhat, putting personal faces and relationships into this fight becomes a different battle.
Yes, I agree this battle needs fighting but there has got to be a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,450
Posted By Josiegirl
I won't even get into a Trump discussion lol BUT...

I won't even get into a Trump discussion lol BUT as much as I have seen countries working together on this, I still see so much blame, so many lies, so much 'this will work' without really knowing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Josiegirl
Jo123ABC, so glad to hear you and your new...

Jo123ABC, so glad to hear you and your new baby(and whole family!!) are doing well! Congratulations!!! Your sharing of your children and Easter hunts brings back so many memories of how life used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Josiegirl
Today's also my dh's 69th birthday, he requested...

Today's also my dh's 69th birthday, he requested Stir-Fry Beef and Pineapple Upside Down Cake so that's what we'll be having later. Then we get to video chat with our 3 kids. I went grocery shopping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm excited because our 3 adult kids will be...

I'm excited because our 3 adult kids will be video-chatting with us tomorrow(Sunday)!! We haven't seen them since Christmas. :( It's incredibly difficult having them live so far away. Okay, 1 lives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
lovethislovethislovethis Yep, this crisis...

lovethislovethislovethis

Yep, this crisis will definitely help you all determine the true characters of your dcparents!! It separates the good, bad, and ugly with a deep chasm, doesn't it?? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
Sunchimes :hug::hug: Sending you thoughts of...

Sunchimes :hug::hug:
Sending you thoughts of continued strength and courage, hope and contentment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
That's so nice :)

That's so nice :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Josiegirl
I just got a box from Ocean State Job Lots; 7.99....

I just got a box from Ocean State Job Lots; 7.99.

I still cannot find hand sanitizer anywhere. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch. :)

Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways....

That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways. :ouch:
So Ariana, if and when you ever decide to reopen your dc again, will you take this dcm back? This woman must believe you guys are besties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,397
Posted By Josiegirl
CH, how are YOU doing in all of this? It's...

CH, how are YOU doing in all of this?

It's encouraging and disheartening how it's all playing out differently for everyone. I guess we all cope the best way we know how; other alternatives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you make your own? I watched a youtube video...

Can you make your own? I watched a youtube video yesterday and she made it look so simple. It was simply a layer of cotton, a layer of flannel, and elastic. I know it's not the fancy schmancy stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok fine, that's true but we haven't seen the end...

Ok fine, that's true but we haven't seen the end of it either.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Josiegirl
Not yet. :(:o Mine is still hanging in there...

Not yet. :(:o Mine is still hanging in there which I can't believe. Procrastination is my middle name.:rolleyes: But thank you for that info; I might need it sooner than later.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Josiegirl
1. Every time I call my kids, they're still...

1. Every time I call my kids, they're still healthy. lovethis
2. My sister and her dh, both of whom I've been able to spend more time with over the past 8 months.
3. Thankful for all the workers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Josiegirl
I read all the time and until the local library...

I read all the time and until the local library closed, I was there every week getting my armful for the week. Now I'm a little lost rereading many of my books on the shelf. Good thing I have quite a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh there are *still* people who don't believe...

Ugh there are *still* people who don't believe this virus is more of a killer than anything else that's ever passed across the planet? Stupid stupid. :( Yes, the whole world has been upended for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
Let's hope that article is right Michael and it...

Let's hope that article is right Michael and it does become the miracle drug for this illness.
I'll remain skeptical until proven. :(

In the meantime, I'm glad the state of Washington is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
Hope your cough goes away soon Ariana!! You don't...

Hope your cough goes away soon Ariana!! You don't need to sit there and worry about having Covid-19 along with everything else going on!! Stay well!!! And hope your dh stays well too!!




You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Josiegirl
Sorry for your losses! You have shared some very...

Sorry for your losses! You have shared some very wise words though.
Kim, how are you doing? How is the family doing? They will be grateful for any and all acts of kindness you can offer them. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
I did manage to find a little bit of flour; made...

I did manage to find a little bit of flour; made peanut butter cookies. :rolleyes: All this stress eating and staying in isn't helping anything.:confused:

I asked the cashier when the best time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
I've given up trying to find hand sanitizer and...

I've given up trying to find hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. But I haven't been able to find bread for 10 days anyplace. :rolleyes: Not even frozen bread dough. I might have to start baking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
There are way too many gaps everywhere, too many...

There are way too many gaps everywhere, too many people still not heeding how contagious this is and how sick a person can get, how it can affect the compromised. :(

A former dcm posted a picture...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
You never realize how much you depend on your...

You never realize how much you depend on your local services until they're no longer available. :( My vet called yesterday to cancel an upcoming appt. I had scheduled; only emergencies now. My dog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,883
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 670,925
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't know about you but this whole virus scare...

I don't know about you but this whole virus scare has everybody on edge. Probably including dcparents. :( Everybody trying to get through it the best they can is wreaking havoc on all our psyches. :o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope you can come to a viable decision for you...

I hope you can come to a viable decision for you and dh. :( Only you can determine which choice to make. Are there things you can cut out to decrease living expenses? Is your local area doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh no :( My heart hurts for you, your friend and...

Oh no :( My heart hurts for you, your friend and her family. :( That's terribly sad. I think a text right now is okay but try to follow up soon with a call, even if you have to cut it short due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
People have just got to stay put, best they can....

People have just got to stay put, best they can. No more restaurants, libraries, no unnecessary trips to the banks, thrift stores, post office, etc.,don't go anywhere in public unless you absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,105
Posted By Josiegirl
I talked with my sister over the phone this a.m.,...

I talked with my sister over the phone this a.m., about the grocery stores not opening until 10 today. She said 'what good will that do? More people will be crowded into less time'. And she was...
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