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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Josiegirl
It's amazing what kinds of simple spur of of the...

It's amazing what kinds of simple spur of of the moment things will keep them happy for awhile. :)
Even The dcks are getting sick of winter and snow and seem to be overly territorial about our snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG don't! You're an inspiration! I'm painting...

OMG don't! You're an inspiration! I'm painting today and rearranging some. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
I hate it when that happens! Only upside when I...

I hate it when that happens! Only upside when I have that happen to me is my house is already cleaned for the following week. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Josiegirl
Colorful, your space is gorgeous and I am green...

Colorful, your space is gorgeous and I am green with envy!! Not to mention feeling terribly inadequate. :o Hard act to follow ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Josiegirl
BTW welcome to the forums! :)

BTW welcome to the forums! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Josiegirl
"I can no longer allow...." "This no longer...

"I can no longer allow...."
"This no longer works for me..."
"Due to the risk of allergies, bedbugs, lice,etc., etc., I will NO longer be allowing backpacks of any kind through my door"

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Josiegirl
Every time a dck has left here, I always feel I...

Every time a dck has left here, I always feel I could've/should've done more or better. Maybe it's the nuturer in us that makes us feel like that? I don't know. :o Heck, my own kids are all adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Josiegirl
I remember your picture! Welcome back! I'm...

I remember your picture! Welcome back!
I'm sorry about your brother. :( Losing someone you love can change your life so much. :( Take care of yourself and stick around.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Josiegirl
Licensing here is supposed to inspect at least...

Licensing here is supposed to inspect at least once every 2 years. It's been a week over 2 years. :confused: With all the new regs. I'm sure she'll be much more thorough; most providers are saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By Josiegirl
Yesterday turned out to be sunny, sort of...

Yesterday turned out to be sunny, sort of warmish, so we spent as much time as we could outdoors. :) It was sooo much more needed than anything else yesterday. And they still got pink cupcakes for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Josiegirl
Great advice!! My 8 mo dc baby Has been nursed...

Great advice!! My 8 mo dc baby Has been nursed and soothed to sleep forever. And I can see now how it should've been done differently a long time ago. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
UGH!!! A dck that gets the whole group going or...

UGH!!! A dck that gets the whole group going or upset drives me crazy. No child should have that much power. :( Or the need to have that type of power. :( Hope the rest of the day gets better for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 275
Posted By Josiegirl
That's what I did this year; shoveled paths all...

That's what I did this year; shoveled paths all over the backyard and with the snow made a huge snow mountain in the middle of the yard. Win-win. tots can toddle and everyone can climb on the snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Josiegirl
I have to say ick, just ick. Get the 1 blanket,...

I have to say ick, just ick. Get the 1 blanket, keep it at your house and wash weekly. No go on the paci and cup from home. That's so sad the dcps aren't allowing this child to learn self-help and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 252
Posted By Josiegirl
I do too, or at least try to. That way, any...

I do too, or at least try to. That way, any questions that crop up due to the handbook of policies, can also be asked. Lots of times the written words need to be clarified.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Josiegirl
I remember when my own kids went to school,...

I remember when my own kids went to school, they'd have the 'big cheese' of the day. It was kind of based on celebrating one child a day. Kids loved it. I think your idea is great! Then they might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 572
Posted By Josiegirl
Been in business 35 years OUCH since my oldest...

Been in business 35 years OUCH since my oldest was a year old. Turning 65 in October and that really sounds like a great retirement age but not feasible financially. So not too sure about that part....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 807
Posted By Josiegirl
Kind of the opposite side of the spectrum but I...

Kind of the opposite side of the spectrum but I bought a hand-crank radio for our emergency supplies. My 9 yo dcb, who's an electronics junkie, was totally enthralled with it and begged his mom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By Josiegirl
I had 2 SA sisters who refused milk. My FP rep...

I had 2 SA sisters who refused milk. My FP rep caught me giving them just water one day. Oops. She said all I have to do is give enough in a cup to cover the bottom. If they drink that, offer more....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Josiegirl
Last year I took a couple extra long weekends....

Last year I took a couple extra long weekends. But usually I save my longer vacation for during Christmas when all my kids are home from far away. This year I might opt for a 3 day weekend somewhere...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Josiegirl
Zoloft is one I've never been on but everyone...

Zoloft is one I've never been on but everyone reacts differently to meds. I truly hope this one works for you because what everyone said about night and day is so true!! Stay in touch with your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 807
Posted By Josiegirl
Our local stores used to have small shopping...

Our local stores used to have small shopping carts for mini helpers. Can't remember the last time I saw a child 'shopping' with their own cart and mom or dad.:( I took my own kids everywhere with me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Josiegirl
It used to bother me but there are more important...

It used to bother me but there are more important things to worry about. And just think of all the times you or I may have inadvertently called a custodian a janitor or an administrative assistant a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-09-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 52,465
Posted By Josiegirl
You're rude. Having a problem making snow day...

You're rude. Having a problem making snow day memories with your child? Or just feeling guilty making life all about you or work instead?
Getting your money's worth. Gotta love that mindset. I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
Yikes! :( Hope it's back to working alright and...

Yikes! :( Hope it's back to working alright and you got some rest!! It's Friday :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 807
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow says it all.

Wow says it all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
School closed early today, it started snowing...

School closed early today, it started snowing full force about 11 this a.m. and we're supposed to get 12". All the dcks are here and I cannot wait to get outside this p.m. so they can play in it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,209
Posted By Josiegirl
Have a wonderful time, you deserve it!!

Have a wonderful time, you deserve it!!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-07-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Josiegirl
Update: 3 out of 5 dcks loved them! The other 2...

Update: 3 out of 5 dcks loved them! The other 2 are siblings and there aren't a lot of carbs they like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By Josiegirl
This reminded me of one time(many many years ago)...

This reminded me of one time(many many years ago) when I would pop open a can of Diet Coke several times a day. Mindlessly I grabbed another out of the fridge, cracked it open and took a big gulp. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Josiegirl
Have you tried having a conference with both...

Have you tried having a conference with both parents about their children's behavior? It sounds like the dcps need some education and you all need to become a united front with these 2. Consistency...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-06-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Josiegirl
Just had to come back and tell you these are...

Just had to come back and tell you these are amazing! I made them yesterday and will have them for snack today. Who knows if the dcks will like them. :rolleyes: Kids and their picky taste buds. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Josiegirl
I will be watching this topic. I have an 8 mo who...

I will be watching this topic. I have an 8 mo who no longer sleeps. At all. Plus he is now pulling himself into a standing position in his crib. The parents plan is to start sleep training over dcms...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Josiegirl
Learn something new every day. I always assumed...

Learn something new every day. I always assumed we had to give them that information. But we don't, unless they give us the W-10. Huh.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Josiegirl
No red flags to me, especially if you're just...

No red flags to me, especially if you're just starting out. There are always tons of start-up fees and costs making things child-care ready. But I'm sure Tom will know for sure.
Just wanted to add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Josiegirl
Same here and I haven't had much of a problem. If...

Same here and I haven't had much of a problem. If I did then I would definitely request they pick up before naptime so as not to disturb everyone. Obviously some parents haven't had to deal with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Josiegirl
Open 7-5 Arrival currently anytime between...

Open 7-5
Arrival currently anytime between 7:20-8
breakfast 8
outdoors around 9
lunch 11
quiet time 12:15-2
snack 2:30
outdoors 3:15-4
pick-ups between 4:30-5
Fill in any other times with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By Josiegirl
I love it! And lately I've got the whole...

I love it! And lately I've got the whole over-eating thing down.:(:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG I hate it too. I unlock the door when I know...

OMG I hate it too. I unlock the door when I know it's drop off or pick up time. But dbdcd(douche bag dcd)drops his ds off at noon sharp, every single school day. Like clockwork. I was busy changing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Josiegirl
At this point I'm thinking ANY toys are too many...

At this point I'm thinking ANY toys are too many to have out!! It's not just the toddler dump-its, it's the 3-4 yo group that'll be walking along and just drop whatever they're playing to go onto the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By Josiegirl
Have Nothing Planned For Valentine's Day

:( What are you all doing? I want to keep it simple. No exchanging cards because it's chaotic, the kids don't care and it's just extra work for dcps. Don't really want to decorate or have a party....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, 5 times in one month? I don't think I've...

Wow, 5 times in one month? I don't think I've closed 5 times, due to illness, over the past 5 years. Are good assistants hard to come by? Unless she had pneumonia or something, I think I'd be looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm not in the public much anyways, being the...

I'm not in the public much anyways, being the introvert that I am. But when I was grocery shopping Sunday, I swear this coughing kid was following me down every aisle. :rolleyes:
All the flu news is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Josiegirl
I need something like that too!!! I have 1 dcg...

I need something like that too!!! I have 1 dcg who I'm constantly redirecting, chasing, taking toys away from as she's heading towards my living room windows. They're the windows we bird watch from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,209
Posted By Josiegirl
Or has something terribly devious planned. :D...

Or has something terribly devious planned. :D Gotta love 'em. First they drive you crazy, then they say something like that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
My vent......computers. Argh. I came back to my...

My vent......computers. Argh. I came back to my computer after dcfs left yesterday. Opened it, and I got nothing but a black screen. Two little lights came on, nothing flashed, my mouse arrow didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
And if you don't terminate the child what will...

And if you don't terminate the child what will she do?? Leave?? There ya go! I had a dcf who asked me to terminate a biter many years ago. The biter had a sister and a wonderful family attached with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,278
Posted By Josiegirl
Hope everyone else stays well! And hope he gets...

Hope everyone else stays well! And hope he gets better soon. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Josiegirl
Any New Ideas For Active 4 yos?

School is closed tomorrow for teacher in-service and I'll have 2 4-yos that bounce off walls. I can only hope it's nice enough so we can be outside longer. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Josiegirl
Kids who run the home. Ugh. Right now, one of my...

Kids who run the home. Ugh. Right now, one of my dcfs is struggling with their twin 3 1/2 yo dds getting out of bed during the night because they WANT to play with the toys in their room. Dcgs are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Josiegirl
I have tried other ways of behavior modification...

I have tried other ways of behavior modification for truly difficult children and it just didn't work. If it takes the lovey to make him listen I would definitely use it as his currency. This is his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Josiegirl
I wouldn't be able to pay any sort of e-pay way....

I wouldn't be able to pay any sort of e-pay way. I only have a flip phone for text and calls. Can you do those things on a laptop? See? I am sooo not a tech person. I know practically nothing about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Josiegirl
That would put me over the edge. :mad: I had a...

That would put me over the edge. :mad: I had a dcm who sent her dds in underwear because they had a good weekend. I assumed she meant pooping in the toilet too. Well, uh no. :rolleyes: So right back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
ColorfulSunburst, you have some wonderful ideas!!...

ColorfulSunburst, you have some wonderful ideas!! Some days I don't know even what to do with my small group because they get so crazy without focus. I'm stealing some of your ideas. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, sounds like a terribly unsafe situation. Is...

Hmmm, sounds like a terribly unsafe situation. Is being in charge of that number of kids, by yourself, even in ratio according to the state? I'd bring it up to the director and also make dcps greet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Josiegirl
Oops, short term memory. Thanks Michael!:o ...

Oops, short term memory. Thanks Michael!:o
Thanks everybody; will have to check them out.
The 1 I did use, we used all up. Then the newest 1 I bought is a Raffi CD which is just okay but it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Josiegirl
Naptime Lullabies

Anyone have a recommendation for a naptime CD that they really like?
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-24-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with the rest. Plus, even if CPS doesn't...

I agree with the rest. Plus, even if CPS doesn't think it's abnormal at the moment, they'll have a file begun on the child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Josiegirl
Are they on the food program? Is so, I'd report...

Are they on the food program? Is so, I'd report them anonymously. Do they have a menu posted for parents? Does it coincide with what's served? IOW do parents know what their child is being fed? Is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By Josiegirl
YES or they'll swab the brush across the paper...

YES or they'll swab the brush across the paper once and call it good.:rolleyes: Really? I set this all up for that? How did you get more on yourself than on your paper?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG, I was talking with a dcm about the deranged...

OMG, I was talking with a dcm about the deranged parents who chained their 13 kids. :( We both highly agreed that before parents become parents they should be held to the same rules and expectations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By Josiegirl
LOLO I love it especially when "I have to go...

LOLO I love it especially when "I have to go potty" slips out before you can stop it. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Josiegirl
ARGH!! I'm sorry but I'd have to look elsewhere...

ARGH!! I'm sorry but I'd have to look elsewhere to volunteer my services. Their attitude is unacceptable and intolerant, not to mention biased and discriminatory. My brother feels gay men must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Josiegirl
Is the state paying anyways? If so, I would call...

Is the state paying anyways? If so, I would call the state and let them know. If they don't pay, then I would terminate this dcf. You signed a FT contract and it isn't FT anymore. You have ratios and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Josiegirl
Nobody seems to question it anymore because it is...

Nobody seems to question it anymore because it is common practice in our area. Parents are paying for the slot. Period. And I agree with CH, the parents who really put up a stink about it can go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By Josiegirl
I tend to agree with infants/toddlers not getting...

I tend to agree with infants/toddlers not getting a whole lot out of it. I offer my 17 mo dcg markers(she sucks the color out :rolleyes:), crayons(she tries to bite the ends off), and forget colored...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,209
Posted By Josiegirl
happyfacehappyface

happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-22-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks for sharing, will have to try very soon!

Thanks for sharing, will have to try very soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Josiegirl
Have you talked with the center director to see...

Have you talked with the center director to see if something can be done about the mother being so disruptive?
Please try not to take what the mom is saying/doing to heart. It sounds like the dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Josiegirl
Why is she allowed to visit and then leave again?...

Why is she allowed to visit and then leave again? And she suspects he has ADHD? Yet she still does this, knowing how upset he becomes and how disruptive it is for the entire group of children? Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree wholeheartedly with the PPs. Does the...

I agree wholeheartedly with the PPs. Does the church know of your qualifications? I think, if you have your mind and heart set on this, you should sit down and talk with them. People like you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks everybody for your thoughtful replies. And...

Thanks everybody for your thoughtful replies. And you're so right...we don't need state of the art backyards to create fun and imagination. :) I just get suckered into the looks of them myself, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Josiegirl
I brought this question up at a 'meet your...

I brought this question up at a 'meet your licensor' training. I told them my dilemma and their only other solution was to get those door knob covers that kids can't open. My chain is easily opened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Josiegirl
Random Thoughts

Maybe some of you can help me think this through. :confused:
Facts: I'm getting older and have a hard time keeping up with dcks. I'd like to downsize but not sure if I can financially go with 3 dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Josiegirl
I would think, as long as you keep it bright and...

I would think, as long as you keep it bright and happy, it wouldn't matter. Even with my dc on the main floor, my living room(and that's right by the entrance door) tends to be darker during these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
Hopefully they'll correct the issue before...

Hopefully they'll correct the issue before tomorrow! All you can do is keep boiling water and wait for it to end. :) What about using hand sanitizer for part of it? I don't use it personally but even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Josiegirl
I am torn on this point. I almost agree with this...

I am torn on this point. I almost agree with this but OTOH once when I went to use the bathroom while we were getting ready to go outside(this was years and years ago) a very precocious 4 yo went out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Josiegirl
Ah, ok, I had no clue what you were talking about...

Ah, ok, I had no clue what you were talking about so had to go look it up. Great idea but I'd have a hard time leaving it available all the time(even on higher shelves). Knowing my group of dcks,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Josiegirl
Thankfully, I don't have to keep my dogs separate...

Thankfully, I don't have to keep my dogs separate either but ya never know when that will change. :rolleyes: But I make sure I pick up poo before dcks come in the a.m. and as soon as they do it when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Josiegirl
I hear ya! That's all my 16 mo does at the...

I hear ya! That's all my 16 mo does at the moment. You'd think chasing her and bending over/picking up all day I'd weigh a scrawny 90 pounds. :rolleyes:
Forum: Curriculum 01-18-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Josiegirl
My 1st thought was 2:00!!?? How the heck are we...

My 1st thought was 2:00!!?? How the heck are we supposed to do it at 2:00? So was glad to see that you could view their taping and still get credit for the webinar. I will have to contract the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Josiegirl
Question about this subject: if you are only...

Question about this subject: if you are only experimenting with a bit of food here or there but the baby is 7 1/2 mo and mainly breastfed, you can still count them, right? Does it say anywhere that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By Josiegirl
I cannot wrap my head around the fact that a 3 yo...

I cannot wrap my head around the fact that a 3 yo would have or need a smart watch.:rolleyes:
Instead of worrying about specifying toys or jewelry you could also say no electronics are allowed. Why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Josiegirl
The bugle wakes them nicely and quickly. :ouch:

The bugle wakes them nicely and quickly. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-17-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By Josiegirl
We were told the LEAST expensive meal would be...

We were told the LEAST expensive meal would be disallowed if we neglected to serve or mark whole grains one day. And we haven't been told anything about warnings until September, just that they'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,209
Posted By Josiegirl
Re: holding a sleeping baby....I felt guilty...

Re: holding a sleeping baby....I felt guilty every single time I held my 16 mo sleeping dcg when she was a baby because...well, ya just don't do that, right? :rolleyes: But she is THE best sleeper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Josiegirl
I had a dcm bring her 2 dds in one a.m.,...

I had a dcm bring her 2 dds in one a.m., announced they did soooo well over the weekend and were both wearing underwear. Only thing I said to her was 'have they gone poop in the toilet yet?' "Well,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Josiegirl
String white Christmas lights. :)

String white Christmas lights. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,209
Posted By Josiegirl
Someone did a really thoughtful thing for me...

Someone did a really thoughtful thing for me today, completely out of the blue!
I hope they realize their act of kindness was much appreciated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By Josiegirl
I completely agree with this. People are so...

I completely agree with this. People are so afraid of missing a day of work that they either go into work sick as dogs or bring sick children to dc trying to pass them off as well enough. :( Was the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Josiegirl
Maybe while you go through the licensing process,...

Maybe while you go through the licensing process, you could take 1 or 2 children to kind of get your feet wet and introduce your 2 yo to more momma sharing? In our state we can care for 2 families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By Josiegirl
Sad but that's the way it is. Nothing can be done...

Sad but that's the way it is. Nothing can be done until something happens. :(
Cameras are the best idea then. At least you'll have proof. Good Luck!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By Josiegirl
Video camera is a good idea; is there any way you...

Video camera is a good idea; is there any way you can do that? Or at the very least maybe a light that comes on when someone goes past, in case anything happens at night?
IMO I think they sound like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Josiegirl
There is only so much a person can do and their...

There is only so much a person can do and their home lives are out of our control. :( And really, what they need most from you is a safe place where they feel loved, protected and cared for. Don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By Josiegirl
Unfortunately, there is no predicting what that...

Unfortunately, there is no predicting what that jerk is capable of. :mad: Wow. All I can say is I'm glad to hear that dcf is gone from your dc!!
I'm sure you've documented all of this so you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Josiegirl
As with so many ideas I search for, I ended up at...

As with so many ideas I search for, I ended up at Pinterest :rolleyes: and oh my goodness.....such fun stuff! So I started searching around my home for things I already have and came up with a bunch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 177,834
Posted By Josiegirl
I love that! Whenever I need to laugh I'll have...

I love that! Whenever I need to laugh I'll have to come back to read it. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Josiegirl
Loathe Whining!!

How do you curb it successfully? Lots of things bug me but whining has to be one at the top of the list. And it gets sooo much attention from the parents by giving in and giving them what they want....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Josiegirl
Wish you lived closer!:)

Wish you lived closer!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Josiegirl
What? Did they not read their new daycare...

What? Did they not read their new daycare handbook going in? :rolleyes:
Tell me you refused. :ouch:
I've had similar things happen. Dcfs withdraw but then a few weeks later find out the grass was...
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