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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,817
Posted By EchoMom
Thank you for the replies. Do I have crazy kids??...

Thank you for the replies. Do I have crazy kids?? All the yOung toddlers I've had/have all pull up the bottom even with the Velcro tabs and end up on the fabric and bars
They all pull off sheets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,817
Posted By EchoMom
PNPS Tip Over

Does anyone else use mini PNPS? When I first began I used full size PNPS but they took up a pointer room and I noticed the babies/toddlers didn't use all the space anyway so I switched to minis and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By EchoMom
I'm legally unlicensed and only have young...

I'm legally unlicensed and only have young children - all 3 and under. I don't take older children, partly Brevard of this reason. I nurse my infant and don't use a cover or anything. The kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,709
Posted By EchoMom
I don't give Christmas presents. Some holidays...

I don't give Christmas presents. Some holidays and some years I have sent home small gift bags filled with little Oriental Trading company trinkets. But not this year. This year I'm closing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By EchoMom
Well, as I said, if asked I'm not going to lie...

Well, as I said, if asked I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not hiding it, just not announcing it. I'm frankly surprised I haven't heard any thing about it from the parents of the 3 and 4 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By EchoMom
I got my Bachelor's degree and teaching license...

I got my Bachelor's degree and teaching license at a traditional university campus after completing student teaching. Then got my Master's degree from Phoenix online.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By EchoMom
LOL Josiegirl; Well, I think they don't notice...

LOL Josiegirl; Well, I think they don't notice I'm 8 months pregnant because I'm obese, tall so I don't show until late, wear loose clothes, we have always done very quick pick up and drop offs at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By EchoMom
I'm so happy to see Christmas retail has begun. ...

I'm so happy to see Christmas retail has begun. That means it's almost baby time for me! I'm due right brute Christmas. Only 6 weeks till due date! And I still haven't mentioned it to and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,490
Posted By EchoMom
You forgot one year olds on your poll. That's...

You forgot one year olds on your poll. That's what I would choose as least favorite.

Birth to 1 can be delightful or a pain, just depends on the baby.

2s are pretty good. They start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,874
Posted By EchoMom
My mom and I both have trouble with foot pain...

My mom and I both have trouble with foot pain (plantar fasciitis and tendonitis). The real problem is in my experience, once you have the pain it's too late and takes months and months of babying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By EchoMom
1. I have a really great website with tons of...

1. I have a really great website with tons of pics and info, hours and rates, etc. This weeds out alot of people, I assume, because I rarely get anyone contact me with hours, ages, etc I Don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By EchoMom
I also had them. I didn't love them and...

I also had them. I didn't love them and wouldn't get them again. There are better building options. They fell apart pretty quickly but mostly I didn't Like them because since they have almost no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,417
Posted By EchoMom
I also wrap poopie diapers in the glove trick. ...

I also wrap poopie diapers in the glove trick. They go in a odor block trash bag in garbage can with lid and the trash goes out every day at close. But I do hate spending the money on trash bags. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By EchoMom
I'm not sure you've given enough info to give...

I'm not sure you've given enough info to give much advice. But just from what you've said, I would not term just because I thought the new family MIGHT be a better fit and SEEMS more laid back. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By EchoMom
I'm 6 months pregnant and still haven't told any...

I'm 6 months pregnant and still haven't told any of my current families or families I'm interviewing that I'm pregnant. I'm a chubb-o and tall so the belly isn't very prominent and just blends in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By EchoMom
Good Question. No, my son's speech has continued...

Good Question. No, my son's speech has continued to flourish and shown no signs of being negatively affected.

However, I am a worried and this is a new situation. I've never had TWO daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By EchoMom
Oh my goodness I definitely agree and I HAVE...

Oh my goodness I definitely agree and I HAVE tried to help throughout the day for 2 years with the one child. I have pushed and pushed the mom to get her assessed and intervention. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks I'll look there too.

Thanks I'll look there too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By EchoMom
Speech Delay/Disorders

Do you have any children with severe speech delays/disorders?

If so, do the severe speech errors bother you?

Do you worry about the influence on your own child?



I currently have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By EchoMom
I haven't been in the position of being so low in...

I haven't been in the position of being so low in kids. However, when I was first starting out, I did have the problem of people not signing up because their child would be the first or only. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By EchoMom
No I don't have anything like that

No I don't have anything like that
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By EchoMom
"Final week of care" deposit, but excluded for illness?

Oops, double thread! Please delete one. Sorry.

So this is related to my Molluscum thread.

I did not terminate the contract, I said that the family may return when they are Molluscum FREE and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks Wednesday! I'm not 100% sure on the...

Thanks Wednesday!

I'm not 100% sure on the virus aspect, it's my understanding that it is NOT like a Herpes type thing that you have forever and is dormant in the body and then comes out at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
Wednesday, actually you're wrong (not trying to...

Wednesday, actually you're wrong (not trying to be mean, just clarify). The virus is not in the body, the virus is IN the waxy core of the papule. If the papule is rubbed, irritated, or broken in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks everyone! I don't think you're...

Thanks everyone!

I don't think you're snarky at all. You're right except for this ongoing issue they have been a great daycare family. It's not that I won't communicate with her. This only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
This is the email I sent yesterday: She didn't...

This is the email I sent yesterday:
She didn't reply to the email, only a text asking for their belongings. When she picked up yesterday she asked my assistant if she could talk to me but I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
I'm legally unlicensed so the regulations you...

I'm legally unlicensed so the regulations you mention don't apply to me. A year ago the 40 papules the preschooler had were all an her torso, armpit, and thigh and were being frozen off, that was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
Well the mom picked up the sibs today and asked...

Well the mom picked up the sibs today and asked for all their belonand cheatgings. She asked my assisstant to have me call her, she's very disappointed and doesn't want to leave our care. Iwill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
If you're concerned the Long lasting bug bites...

If you're concerned the Long lasting bug bites are this, look up Molluscum Contagiousm. They don't look anything like a bug bite. More like a wart. Small raised bump. The bumps can last months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
2 kids. Siblings preschooler and baby

2 kids. Siblings preschooler and baby
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
Thank you all. The prescHooler arrived this...

Thank you all. The prescHooler arrived this morning wIth a new bandaid coveRing a suspicious bump. I sent an emAil to mom very nice but very decisive. We have decided that the sibLings cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
I'm legally unLicensed so I don't think there is...

I'm legally unLicensed so I don't think there is any legal issue. But you are right, The financial and time burden if any of my family get it will be awful. Also I'm pregnant so more susceptible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By EchoMom
WWYD? Contagious Problem

One year ago I interviewed a family and was told after the interview that the child had contagious skin bumps (molluscum). After looking up the info about it we decided not to accept the family and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,970
Posted By EchoMom
5 years elementary school teacher 3 years home...

5 years elementary school teacher
3 years home daycare

889+8=897
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By EchoMom
I work with my daycare partner, both of us full...

I work with my daycare partner, both of us full time. We open at 8 and ask that everyone arrive by 9am because that is when we can really start the day - activities and outings. Some parents have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,286
Posted By EchoMom
Not on potential familIes. That would be a...

Not on potential familIes. That would be a waste because too many interviews are just flakes and don't end up signing on or I don't want.

But I absolutely cyber stalk every single potential...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks for the replies, I appreciate hearing...

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate hearing from others who may have had more experience. I did not mean to say I only take professional familIes but that I only HAVE professional familIes at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By EchoMom
Would You Take This Family?

I normally pre screen potential families pretty well through email before setting up an interview. However, I just recently had an interview that was same day so I skipped all the emailing and just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,116
Posted By EchoMom
Actually my husband and I took our 2 year old to...

Actually my husband and I took our 2 year old to Chuck e Cheese on a whim to look around since we hadn't been since kids ourselves. It was being remodeled and so was cramped dark dirty and stinky. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,209
Posted By EchoMom
Correct. There was a brief time where we...

Correct. There was a brief time where we considered the hours of 7a-5:30pm to see if we filled our spots faster. But we had no interest in it so we don't even offer that anymore. My first child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,209
Posted By EchoMom
I would still say no. They would have to figure...

I would still say no. They would have to figure out different work schedules, or, find a different daycare. I chose them based on the hours they signed up for. If I knew they had wanted the longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,209
Posted By EchoMom
Ummm No!

Dcm started dck with me 4 months ago. Newborn sib is due to start in a less than two weeks. My hours were listed as 7-5:30 but her contracted hours are 9-4. Now she wants to change her hours to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,222
Posted By EchoMom
My DH has zero involvement in daycare. He went...

My DH has zero involvement in daycare. He went on one interview with me when I was brand new and I don't even know why I did that. Then I used to introduce him and the dig briefly during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By EchoMom
It is such a bizarre story I'm inclined to...

It is such a bizarre story I'm inclined to believe her. I do know that cupcakes with lots of dye do make your poop sooooo colored. I had a toddler poop blue black after his birthday party and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By EchoMom
I also charge more per day for part time but...

I also charge more per day for part time but unless she can fill all five days with part timers that fit opposite each other perfectly there will still be a loss. That's why we charge more per day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,434
Posted By EchoMom
I used to let parents use toilet but don't...

I used to let parents use toilet but don't anymore. I tell them it's occupied or that I don't have a guest bathroom. I only have one bathroom and it's usually a disaster. It's one thing for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By EchoMom
I also am a former kindergarten teacher. Silent...

I also am a former kindergarten teacher. Silent e and long short vowel sounds
ds are not something even taught until near the end of the K year and really is n more for first grade. In K they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,556
Posted By EchoMom
I also do not buy any presents for parents or...

I also do not buy any presents for parents or kids at Christmas. We do plenty of take home crafts etc. butno gift. I do not feel like it's my job to buy the kids a toy at all. When I buy them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,367
Posted By EchoMom
I was a teacher and still could be if I wanted to...

I was a teacher and still could be if I wanted to go back to it. I have a Masters degree a current teaching License in my state, and 4 years experience teaching elementary school. However, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,054
Posted By EchoMom
I care about my dcks but I don't love them. They...

I care about my dcks but I don't love them. They come and go but my child is mine forever. The daycare parents chose to send their child to a daycare, I did not. My child is 2 and loves his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By EchoMom
PnPs- Full Size or Mini?

Anyone use exclusively mini PNPs? They save so much space and fit through doorways easily. My babies never utilize the space in a full size anyway. They either sleep in them or stand in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By EchoMom
I used to. Then I bought new furniture and now...

I used to. Then I bought new furniture and now I do only rarely and buggy imvitation only. My own DS is allowed to sit on it during work hours because he Lives here and the kids know that. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,936
Posted By EchoMom
First, I'm sorry for your trouble conceiving. ...

First, I'm sorry for your trouble conceiving. It took me 18 months of trying and 3 cycles of clomid to conceive my DS now 2 years old. I've been on 6 cycles of Clomid trying for number two and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By EchoMom
Don't keep this child! I'm guessing you began...

Don't keep this child! I'm guessing you began your daycare so you could benefit your own child. Keeping a kid that is that awful that soon is a total no way to me. And yes you risk losing other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,009
Posted By EchoMom
I'm shocked that this thread has become...

I'm shocked that this thread has become controversial in any way. I wish all the drama were deleted out of it. It's a perfectly silly, lighthearted break the ice game. Geesh. It's meant to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By EchoMom
It won't hurt to try. I'm a believer that...

It won't hurt to try.

I'm a believer that the best thing you can do is keep your child sensitive to the feeling of dirty/wet and connected to the sensation of peeing/pooping. When you wait too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,031
Posted By EchoMom
I absolutely would not. That's a completely...

I absolutely would not. That's a completely uncomfortable, odd conversation to have telling another grown person something so intimate.

I nursed my DS until 20 months. But after a year old, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By EchoMom
Wow, thanks for sharing. These stories are...

Wow, thanks for sharing. These stories are ridiculous, but I totally believe them! Some people can only see things from THEIR OWN view.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,393
Posted By EchoMom
I'm legally unlicensed and there are no licensed...

I'm legally unlicensed and there are no licensed home daycares in my area so this is literally just a question to consider and I don't want to get flamed for it.

But couldn't you just NOT MENTION...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By EchoMom
Gee Whiz

DCD arrives late this morning (becoming a pattern... They were told our drop off times are between 7:30-9am only). He then completely pulls into the across the street neighbor's driveway and runs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By EchoMom
I used to give summer off free. But now I only...

I used to give summer off free. But now I only take a couple teachers so I don't lose too much and the child must pay and attend for two days a week minimum to keep spot. I like that both for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,067
Posted By EchoMom
Payment due Monday at drop off. But if they're...

Payment due Monday at drop off. But if they're out they can bring it next day they come. Full payment due but no fees.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,162
Posted By EchoMom
I started daycare when my ds was 4 months. I...

I started daycare when my ds was 4 months. I had another 4 month old dck only 10 days apart in age and another 3 month old. I also had 2 year olds. I had no problem with it except that it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,236
Posted By EchoMom
Honestly it bothered me more with my first batch...

Honestly it bothered me more with my first batch of kids. It feels really unfair because people want a provider that will love their kids like their own. But then we're supposed to just turn that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By EchoMom
Termed Infant After 4 Hours....

So, I had to tell a parent we wouldn't be able to provide the care her newborn needs. We had the infant scheduled for a half day today, as a first day before mom goes back to work on Monday.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,223
Posted By EchoMom
Weekly, paid Monday morning in advance. Some...

Weekly, paid Monday morning in advance. Some people pay with a check weekly. Other people chose to pay weekly or bi-weekly, and some pay through bank transfer/autopay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By EchoMom
I followed Dr. Sears delayed vaccine schedule. ...

I followed Dr. Sears delayed vaccine schedule. I've been happier and more comfortable following that schedule, although it is much more work with a tiny baby because you do have to go in every month...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks Heidi! :)

Thanks Heidi! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,550
Posted By EchoMom
Huh? I don't understand. Why was the DCD mad? ...

Huh? I don't understand. Why was the DCD mad? Did he drop off the child? Why did DCM have to leave work?

Why couldn't DCD drop off DCK with your DH? Or why couldn't he have just waited for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Good question. Look up elimination communication...

Good question. Look up elimination communication on YouTube and you'll be quite surprised! And yes, there is a certain way to safely hold tiny babies over a potty. It get much easier when the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,494
Posted By EchoMom
Just Can't Warm Up To...

Nevermind. Thanks. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By EchoMom
Ugh, I hope it's only rumor! If it is the case,...

Ugh, I hope it's only rumor! If it is the case, how will you get licensed and how is your neighbor liscensed? We've had such problems in Franklin county with zoning not allowing it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By EchoMom
Agreed. I've posted far less than I used to. ...

Agreed. I've posted far less than I used to. Not worth the drama.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By EchoMom
You did the right thing. In my experience there...

You did the right thing. In my experience there is no good term. The parents allllllll get mad because they have been inconvenienced and can't get what they want. I teamed a boy after 7 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By EchoMom
Thank you. That was a good suggestion I...

Thank you. That was a good suggestion I wouldn't have thought of. I will for sure do that if they sell bottom replacemeNts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By EchoMom
Holy S***, way to jump all over me! My goodness,...

Holy S***, way to jump all over me! My goodness, it was a QUESTION. I mean really.... I was ASKING if anyone had experience with it.

2 year olds do not use the PNPs, they DO sleep on nap mats. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By EchoMom
Legally unlicensed so DIY is fine with me.

Legally unlicensed so DIY is fine with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By EchoMom
Broken PNP Board

How do you repair or replace a broken or warped PNP bottom? I didn't realize it was a bad idea to completely drench a bottom by hosing it down after a blow out. The board didn't hold up to it and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By EchoMom
I had a dcm that was on my waiting list for nine...

I had a dcm that was on my waiting list for nine whole months. When I finally had a spot to give her I held the spot for 2.5 months for only a deposit. The baby attended less than two weeks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks for asking. So on Friday when all this...

Thanks for asking. So on Friday when all this happened another mutual friend of ours does dcks pick up every day for dcm ( dcm was on bed rest and now has a Newborn). The pickingfriend had the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
Family did not respond to my early morning text...

Family did not respond to my early morning text letting them know about the bounced check and fee. Dad shows up with DCK and I tell him the check was returned and there was a fee. He was like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
Ugh... The bounced check is viewable in my...

Ugh... The bounced check is viewable in my online banking now. The bad check belongs to................................ my friend/acquantaince. Grrr.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
My contract says $35 bounced check fee plus any...

My contract says $35 bounced check fee plus any bank fees I incur as a result. I also have a late fee but the two fees are not listed as one. Never had this problem before but what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
Wait really? Is this what others would do? My...

Wait really? Is this what others would do? My contract says and I was thinking they would need to pay the weekly rate that bounced plus a $35 fee as stated in contract. But do I also charge a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By EchoMom
When I first started I felt I needed to tell the...

When I first started I felt I needed to tell the other families everytime another family left and why. I realize now that was a mistake. It doesn't matter and it's none of their business. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By EchoMom
First Bounced Check... UGH!

Someone bounced a check! Ugh! I have it narrowed down to the 3 possible families it could be, but won't know until tomorrow morning when the bank shows it not as pending anymore.

I'm just sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By EchoMom
Thank you thank you! So grateful to read these...

Thank you thank you! So grateful to read these replies. I think I'm viewing it as far too black and white. I had a total sobbing meltdown tonight because I miss him so much! My ds is extremely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By EchoMom
Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate you...

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate you all spending the time to give input, especially anyone having some similar experience with co sleeping.

I'm moving my 24 month old out of our bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,126
Posted By EchoMom
Ok, so I know I've heard it before, but please...

Ok, so I know I've heard it before, but please remind me...

WHY is it bad to heat a formula bottle in the microwave?
WHY is it bad to heat breastmilk in the microwave?

I know about heating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,990
Posted By EchoMom
I don't.

I don't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By EchoMom
OT- Transitioning DS from Co-sleeping to His Own Room

Advice please. :)

My DS (24months) has never been a good sleeper. My DH has diagnosed night terrors and is a very disturbed sleeper himself. My DS is also extremely strong willed and I suspect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By EchoMom
I agree. People can like it or not, agree or...

I agree. People can like it or not, agree or not, but I think this is pretty well said. I provide excellent care for the children I have, but they are at daycare. It's a great daycare, they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By EchoMom
I have a family that sends their baby bottles in...

I have a family that sends their baby bottles in a Guiness cardboard sixpack holder. :P

I don't love it, but I don't really care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By EchoMom
I've been doing daycare almost 2 years now and my...

I've been doing daycare almost 2 years now and my husband and I used to have the same conflict constantly when he would get home from work around 4:30pm. My daycare was open until 5:30. He would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By EchoMom
Furniture Ruined :(

Just a vent...

Young 2 year old got her hands on a crayon today and quick as a cat colored all over my new ottoman. The furniture set isn't even paid off yet! :( Very upset. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By EchoMom
Grossly Overfed Baby

Thoughts please:

9 month old baby I've had since 10 weeks old.
Is in the 95th percentile in all areas.
25lbs. Crawler.

He poops LITERALLY 4 times a day. BIG, STINKY poops. A few months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,260
Posted By EchoMom
Good ideas, thanks! I don't really see that...

Good ideas, thanks!

I don't really see that it makes a difference if the 23 month old was in a PNP or not. Clearly if he can easily climb in and out of PNPs he can climb into the baby's PNP from...
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