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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Whoa! You're amazing. So glad to hear that...

Whoa! You're amazing. So glad to hear that you're recovering so well after such an experience!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
"Dense" is the word I use for that. :p

"Dense" is the word I use for that. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I was a realtor with KW and hated it....but I'm...

I was a realtor with KW and hated it....but I'm not a very outgoing person. There are a LOT of long hours and lots of work up front with no pay. There's also the potential that you'll put in the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-26-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
That would freak me out! Did you ever see...

That would freak me out! Did you ever see Paranormal Activity? :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Boy - n. "noise with dirt on it" :p I don't...

Boy - n. "noise with dirt on it" :p

I don't know what you'd do if you have girls too, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I'd LOVE to rent a wife to do my laundry! I...

I'd LOVE to rent a wife to do my laundry! I sometimes tell my husband that he needs another wife to take care of the cooking and the laundry (my two least favorite things). Though, I also tell him...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,066
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
The Headlines in Heels mysteries by LynDee Walker...

The Headlines in Heels mysteries by LynDee Walker - Front Page Fatality and Buried Leads (the third one is set to come out soon).

Long Time Coming by Edie Claire - this one kept me up until 3am!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,240
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I say go outside anyway, mud be darned. They've...

I say go outside anyway, mud be darned. They've been cooped up in school all day and need a physical outlet. I used to have my SA's sit and do homework right after school and had a ton of issues. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I have a friend who's 3.5 year old still uses a...

I have a friend who's 3.5 year old still uses a paci. It has really affected his speech - he speaks in full sentences that sound like complete gibberish. She doesn't seem to notice nor care. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
My baby is 16 months, and his favorites are...

My baby is 16 months, and his favorites are stacking cups, the shape sorter (really anything that he can put things into and take them out of), and any kind of toy phone. He also REALLY likes train...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,214
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Oh, how great, congratulations! :)

Oh, how great, congratulations! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,578
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
So sorry to hear this. :hug:

So sorry to hear this. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,994
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
$50 nonrefundable interview fee, to be paid...

$50 nonrefundable interview fee, to be paid before the interview


$20 per day "cat nap" fee for any nap under one hour long

If your child cries continuously for more than 20 minutes or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
In all the years that I had SA's, I NEVER worked...

In all the years that I had SA's, I NEVER worked in the summer. I saved some of my pay from each week in an envelope all during the school year, and when summer came, I had the same amount of money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I'll weigh in here - I'm homeschooling my 5th...

I'll weigh in here - I'm homeschooling my 5th grader and while I'm not currently doing daycare (I took a break this school year), I do have a 15 month old at home.

I have found that we get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,420
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Lala, I am so very sorry. My sympathies to you...

Lala, I am so very sorry. My sympathies to you and your family. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,479
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I had this problem with parents ALL. THE. TIME. ...

I had this problem with parents ALL. THE. TIME.

Forgetting once, I can see. After that, though...they haven't really forgotten, they're just hoping you won't say anything.

Definitely attach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,455
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
One of our faves here! My almost 13 year old...

One of our faves here! My almost 13 year old wants to watch, but I won't let him and he's mad. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,231
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I wanted to be a horse trainer. From high school...

I wanted to be a horse trainer. From high school onward, I wanted to be an artist/art teacher. Now I'd just love to have time to draw something once in awhile. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I stopped reading at "Angelic wife". LOL!! ...

I stopped reading at "Angelic wife". LOL!! :rolleyes::p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I telemarketed once. I lasted about six weeks. ...

I telemarketed once. I lasted about six weeks. It was a horrible, awful job. The worst one I've ever had!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Sign me up! :rolleyes::p

Sign me up! :rolleyes::p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
My kids' schools serve donut holes just about...

My kids' schools serve donut holes just about every day, so that sounds great to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Give yourself a contract out - mine said...

Give yourself a contract out - mine said something like "provider reserves the right to terminate this contract at will. The contract may be terminated with no notice given in cases including but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,922
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
At 2 and 5 mos? No, because they're not able to...

At 2 and 5 mos? No, because they're not able to tell me if something goes wrong. For my older ones (10 and 12)? Maybe.

I'd also be way more inclined to put them in a "public" area for sitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,912
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Ditto! happyface

Ditto! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Is there a noise ordinance there? That would be...

Is there a noise ordinance there? That would be the only reason I could think of not to go outside early, especially in the summer. Or maybe they're late risers at home? I have a friend who can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I did BA care for many years. It's more money...

I did BA care for many years. It's more money for less time if you can tolerate the older ones. I will say that it works very well if schoolers are all you have, but doesn't work as well with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,949
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Yes, exactly! And thanks. :hug:

Yes, exactly! And thanks. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,949
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I have a terrible, awful, horrible confession to...

I have a terrible, awful, horrible confession to make. I am thoroughly ashamed of myself. It's ok though, because none of you know me in real life...

I watched three episodes of Here Comes Honey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I'd have replied "you're right, I am money...

I'd have replied "you're right, I am money hungry. Why else would I work if not to make money? What do YOU work for?".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,949
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
The first is my all time fave, but the rest are...

The first is my all time fave, but the rest are all equally loved. I have DVD's of the ones that don't come on TV anymore.

Friends
Gilmore Girls
Big Bang Theory
IT Crowd
True Blood
Downton...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,196
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I was a Realtor. I also used to teach art...

I was a Realtor. I also used to teach art classes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Absolutely not. Do not reward this woman for...

Absolutely not. Do not reward this woman for rude, inappropriate, and entitled behavior.

If it had been me, I may have considered a refund UNTIL the email was sent. Telling ME off would seal the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Zofran is your friend! If you're really sick ALL...

Zofran is your friend! If you're really sick ALL day, especially if you're having trouble keeping food down or staying hydrated, see your Dr. Seriously, this stuff works wonders. I lost 14 pounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Welcome back! happyface

Welcome back! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Um.... HOLY...

Um....

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is amazing. happyface The last time I ran 10k it took me a week to recover, lol. Hope you're feeling better soon, and good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
1.Do not refund the money. 2.Confront the...

1.Do not refund the money.

2.Confront the family looking for care. I had this happen via craigslist once. I confronted DCM and she was mortified. It lead to a discussion about some of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Yay, she's home! happyfacehappyface My...

Yay, she's home! happyfacehappyface

My biggest advice is don't stress over a schedule. As others have said, just let her set the pace and enjoy this time as much as possible, because they're only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,329
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I voted "it depends". If we don't NEED the money...

I voted "it depends". If we don't NEED the money for something, and they want to buy a new toy and no longer play with the item that they want to sell, I usually let them keep it. For instance,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Tiny Tim. :p

Tiny Tim. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Hope you feel better soon! :hug:

Hope you feel better soon! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,942
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Totally agree with Crystal. Don't stand for that...

Totally agree with Crystal. Don't stand for that kind of treatment! I wouldn't let this behavior continue for one more minute. Either he stops acting like a child or they're out!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-28-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Welcome. :)

Welcome. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Wow. That's $8 per day or less than a dollar per...

Wow. That's $8 per day or less than a dollar per hour. I made more than that doing B/A care. Craziness!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Oh, the dreaded "C" word. The first time a...

Oh, the dreaded "C" word. The first time a parent says "catnap", I say "not a good fit, thanks".

Is the baby startling himself awake? Would he take a swaddle? The thing that has worked wonders...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,489
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Congratulations!!!! happyface I can't wait to...

Congratulations!!!! happyface I can't wait to see pics.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
How Cool Is This?!

I was just on Pinterest and came across this. How amazing would this be? Of course, it would be a pain to sanitize...
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I agree about variable days, I'd either not do...

I agree about variable days, I'd either not do them at all or charge for a full time spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,031
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Yes, but you wouldn't allow your children to walk...

Yes, but you wouldn't allow your children to walk into the grocery store, library, Dr.'s office, etc and shout at each other, and you wouldn't let them do that when entering someone's home for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I can't imagine ever doing this. Sleep is...

I can't imagine ever doing this. Sleep is precious in our house, and I teach mine right away that night is for sleeping and day is for play. I'm serious about my sleep training...my kids know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Stop any unnecessary services - cable, internet,...

Stop any unnecessary services - cable, internet, Netflix, etc. If the kids want to watch movies you can usually check them out from the library for free.

Cut coupons and shop sales.


Do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,801
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I don't see a problem with it at all. In fact, I...

I don't see a problem with it at all. In fact, I responded to a similar post on Facebook from an acquaintance of mine, and ended up giving her ALL of my infant clothes and equipment for free. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
There's even LESS to go on with Bey Blades. That...

There's even LESS to go on with Bey Blades. That cartoon was built around the toy. There's no message there at all. Ridiculous, really.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Well...you could go with actual turtles, with...

Well...you could go with actual turtles, with famous artists (their names are Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael), you could do make your own pizza (their favorite food), you could have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Mine are 9 (ten in July) and 12. I started...

Mine are 9 (ten in July) and 12. I started leaving them alone last summer right after my middle one's 9th birthday. I agree that it depends on a child's maturity level... mine know not to answer...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-10-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,035
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
How early was your husband? Is "a few" two...

How early was your husband? Is "a few" two minutes, five, ten? Were the kids fed and dressed (if that's how they normally arrive)?

Personally, I think you were very considerate to call her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,883
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Wow, Nan! Congratulations to you, and to...

Wow, Nan! Congratulations to you, and to everyone else.

I haven't read this whole thread, but I'm adding myself to it. My husband and I decided that I'm not going to do any daycare, School Agers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I LOVE them! I have the A&A cotton ones. Yes,...

I LOVE them! I have the A&A cotton ones. Yes, they are expensive, but they come in packages of 3 or 4 and they're washable and so versatile. I use them for blankets, changing pads, floor covering,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
My baby did that - rolled from back to front...

My baby did that - rolled from back to front first and took FOREVER to roll from front to back. He kept getting his arm stuck in the way.

I would hold something out that she's really interested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I had a sitter for my two younger ones a couple...

I had a sitter for my two younger ones a couple of weekends ago from 7 to 12:30. She made $65. I doubt very seriously that she'll find anyone to agree to that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I would do it on a 1-2 week trial period, and...

I would do it on a 1-2 week trial period, and give yourself an immediate out if the kids don't sleep, wake early, won't go to bed, or anything else that robs you of much needed nighttime rest. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
For before AND after? I charge 75 per week...

For before AND after?

I charge 75 per week for both, 45 per week for afternoons only. $15 extra for half days. I'm only open when school is open, so I don't do full days. They pay whether...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I agree...no negotiating. Either they pay or...

I agree...no negotiating. Either they pay or they're out. DCM will probably continue to do this to you if you don't put a stop to it now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,770
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I have to address this one ALL THE TIME. ...

I have to address this one ALL THE TIME. Also...

No, I will not enforce 30 minutes of non-school assigned reading time to your child who hates reading, while all of the other kids are playing. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,000
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Yes, but be careful how you word this. The Dr....

Yes, but be careful how you word this. The Dr. doesn't get the final ok, YOU do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,539
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,469
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Family is contracted until 5:30, but has picked...

Family is contracted until 5:30, but has picked up at 4:30 or earlier EVERY SINGLE DAY this school year. I made an appointment for 5:30 yesterday at the gym and they didn't show up til 5:45. I made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,973
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I'm usually very particular about things like...

I'm usually very particular about things like this, but it doesn't bug me at all to let them mix it. All of our playdoh ends up gray and brown. :P It's really cheap, so no big deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
"Oh, I'm so glad to hear that DCD has the day...

"Oh, I'm so glad to hear that DCD has the day off. I needed to make a 1pm (or whatever time) appointment, and now I can. Please have him pick up by 12:30 today. Thanks!" :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Absolutely not. At 9 weeks he should be eating...

Absolutely not. At 9 weeks he should be eating and sleeping on his own schedule.

I don't know why first time parents almost always seem to think that less daytime sleep will mean more nighttime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
What's the sleeping environment like? Do you use...

What's the sleeping environment like? Do you use white noise? I have a HUGE fan that I use - parents call it my "magic fan". It's big, so it emits a low pitched, rather loud humming. I swear by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Late payments for me without a doubt. With SA's,...

Late payments for me without a doubt. With SA's, I don't really have illness issues because if they're too sick to go to school, they're too sick to come here. I don't require supplies at all.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
My own baby is 8.5 months. He wakes up between 7...

My own baby is 8.5 months. He wakes up between 7 and 7:30, naps around 10am for 1.5 hours, then naps again between 3 and 4pm for about 1.5 hours. He goes to bed at 8:30. Every once in awhile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,327
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Ours is, "Squirrel!" :p BTW, Solandia, I...

Ours is, "Squirrel!" :p

BTW, Solandia, I can't even read that without hearing it in my head as James Woods, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,327
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
On the sleeping thing - My ADHD son has a really...

On the sleeping thing - My ADHD son has a really hard time sleeping. It takes him several hours to settle down at night and he gets up really early. I definitely think there's a link there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I definitely agree with doing a rest time of at...

I definitely agree with doing a rest time of at least 45 minutes. They must sit or lie quietly in one spot and read, write, draw, or some other silent activity. It won't hurt them, and you will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day....

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Windex kills ants immediately, on contact. I...

Windex kills ants immediately, on contact. I guess you can't go spraying that willy nilly with the DC kids around though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I hear you! We have 18 full days and 2 half...

I hear you!

We have 18 full days and 2 half days of school left. I'm SOOO excited for summer. My kids have a very hard time in school and it's a constant struggle. Summer time is the only time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I've been doing SA care for years and it has its...

I've been doing SA care for years and it has its up and downs (the downs mostly coming from the parents). However, I really enjoy it overall.

In my area, it takes three SA's after school only (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,800
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I wouldn't reply, I'd RUN, fast and far!!!

I wouldn't reply, I'd RUN, fast and far!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I use it both ways: Wow! Wow. ...

I use it both ways:

Wow!

Wow.

Totally different. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I did! ;) It depends on your child and...

I did! ;)


It depends on your child and their attention span, and how long the ceremony will be. At the very least, you could get some photos together with you in your cap and gown! My son is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
There you go. That's the root of every problem...

There you go. That's the root of every problem that we have as providers - that the parents don't think to consider things from our point of view. Not trying to say anything bad about you,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I've never understood the public school mindset...

I've never understood the public school mindset of punishing overactive children by taking away their only physical outlet during the school day.

I'm actually a fan of PT for kids as an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
You can get a pest control company to come and do...

You can get a pest control company to come and do mosquito treatments on your yard. It won't completely prevent them, but it does help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I'd make the late fee super high - like, three...

I'd make the late fee super high - like, three times your normal one. That way maybe they'll think twice before trying to pull "traffic" on you.

Does everyone work in the same general area? How...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-24-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,089
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I wasn't trying to say that the OP was wrong in...

I wasn't trying to say that the OP was wrong in that. It just seems to me like there was a lot of confusion over the transportation that should have been worked out before this child ever started in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,089
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
She was in the wrong for transporting without...

She was in the wrong for transporting without permission and for the amount of notice given, as usually the whole game schedule is given out all at once.

However, you were aware of the situation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,635
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
It's not her job? I beg to differ. HER child,...

It's not her job? I beg to differ. HER child, HER job. Period. I don't care who's house she's in. This Mom is downright disrespectful, and you're giving her WAAAAAAAAAY too much room to walk all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,850
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
That's amazing, Congratulations!!! happyface

That's amazing, Congratulations!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Good point, Country Kids. My contract...

Good point, Country Kids.

My contract contains information about my late fees and does say that a phone call is expected as soon as you know that you will be late. It does not specifically say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Two Late Parents, Different Results. Right Or Wrong?

Ok, so today there was a LOT of traffic in my area and a really bad backup that I heard about around 3:30. Both sets of parents are scheduled for pickup around 4. Parent one called me at 3:40 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Exactly what BlackCat said! I agree, not...

Exactly what BlackCat said!


I agree, not a nice family at all. If they were, they'd respect you and your policies.


A lot of us on this forum have a tendency to say that families are "nice"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Infants and SA's are the two highest needs...

Infants and SA's are the two highest needs groups, and require WAY more work IMO. You deserve the full rate for each child! However, if you really feel like you need to discount, that's your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Do you have other kids there? If not, leave - Go...

Do you have other kids there? If not, leave - Go have some time to yourself and don't worry about what they're doing.

Parents are the worst part of the childcare business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Yes, I agree with nanglgrl definitely spam. ...

Yes, I agree with nanglgrl definitely spam. Google it. Please don't feed the troll! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,906
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I only wipe for bm and sopping wet diapers (like...

I only wipe for bm and sopping wet diapers (like after nap), or like some have already said, if there's a smell.

I used powder on both of my older children, but don't on my third baby. Though,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
Is it bad that if it were me and she were my...

Is it bad that if it were me and she were my child, I'd pick her up before lunch and bring her back afterward? I'd do it forever if I had to. There'd be NO WAY IN HELL that I'd allow my child to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By AfterSchoolMom
I got mine from Vista Print as well. I also...

I got mine from Vista Print as well. I also order all of our invitations, announcements, etc. from them.
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