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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By storybookending
The tray is narrow and doesnít fit bowls and...

The tray is narrow and doesnít fit bowls and plates. My table is on hardwood floors and I do have those carpet like things on the bottle of the chair legs to not scratch the floors that I didnít even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By storybookending
Table Issues

So this isn’t so much as an issue as it is an annoyance. My youngest DCB turns 1 next week! All of my DCK’s sit at my dining room table for snacks and meals. The younger ones start in those space...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By storybookending
Iím the opposite, naptime is the only time I...

Iím the opposite, naptime is the only time I actually have time to entertain phone calls. Iíd much rather people text but if they need to call, naptime is probably the best time for me. I nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By storybookending
I think itís good you stuck to your contract and...

I think itís good you stuck to your contract and charged her the late fee the second time payment was late. Does she pay you by check every Friday? Tomorrow morning I would just add ďplease add $X to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By storybookending
My first thought was she called someone else to...

My first thought was she called someone else to change her tire and didn’t actually do it herself/get out of the car.. that’s what I would do, I can’t change a flat.. but I mean all parents are liars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By storybookending
I personally wouldnít be comfortable with a...

I personally wouldnít be comfortable with a parent that talks behind my back to another parent. Iíd look into replacing the child before Iím replaced.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By storybookending
The actual baby talk in the squeaky voice I don’t...

The actual baby talk in the squeaky voice I don’t do but I am guilty of using some of the children’s words. I’ll occassionally call it “nack time” instead of “snack time”. I don’t care if they want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By storybookending
I donít have a specific policy on clothing. I do...

I donít have a specific policy on clothing. I do list that potty training children must be easy to pull up/down pants. I had a mom that was romper crazy my first summer. Child was still in diapers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By storybookending
Did we work at the same YMCA? Hahah one of the...

Did we work at the same YMCA? Hahah one of the leads at my YMCA did this at her school.. annoyed the crap out of the rest of us bc her site had like 10 kids and they had special baskets but those of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 788
Posted By storybookending
I think itís good you didnít ask BF to see the...

I think itís good you didnít ask BF to see the texts, no need to bring him into the middle of it.


Hopefully your trip helps you recharge your marriage!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 788
Posted By storybookending
Sounds like your issue here is with your DH....

Sounds like your issue here is with your DH. Feeling the need to snoop through his texts is not good. Iíd confront him, whether in therapy or outside of therapy. Itís sounds like there is mistrust...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By storybookending
Has the child been with you long? Maybe...

Has the child been with you long?

Maybe donít play into his game and donít tell him to do anything. If heís just sitting there alone not bothering anyone. I would just say ďJohnny when you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 788
Posted By storybookending
Sorry to hear about your struggles with DH....

Sorry to hear about your struggles with DH. Sounds like a sticky situation overall. Good luck talking to BF at pick up today. I hope it works out for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 788
Posted By storybookending
I donít agree that having close friends or family...

I donít agree that having close friends or family as clients is always a bad thing but it sounds like your situation sure got out of control really fast. I am sorry that this is causing you so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By storybookending
Some people have no respect for other peopleís...

Some people have no respect for other peopleís property! I like the artwork idea! With the holidays coming you could decorate it holiday themed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By storybookending
A 2 year old sneezed on my head today as I was...

A 2 year old sneezed on my head today as I was lifting her off the changing table.. I laughed and thought of this thread
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By storybookending
I think if youíre worried about incase the...

I think if youíre worried about incase the relationship grows sour I would think as long as your property lines donít touch you are probably good. I wouldnít not enroll someone just because they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
What are the odds Iíll ever have a perfect number...

What are the odds Iíll ever have a perfect number of kids all the same sizes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
Well my decision was just made I just logged into...

Well my decision was just made I just logged into target.com to check on the pjs I had put in my cart for the kiddos and they are 20% off.

I got these for the girls ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
Yes they fight most of the crib mattress under...

Yes they fight most of the crib mattress under the pillow. They are all slightly different sizes, probably from how I cut the strips as I just freehand cut them. Iíd say they are about 6 inches...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/922/JF...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/922/JFvqR4.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/pmJFvqR4j)

Testing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
Yeah I just did 1 yard (so 1 yd top 1 yd bottom)...

Yeah I just did 1 yard (so 1 yd top 1 yd bottom) and it doesn’t quite cover the whole mattress but all my kids in toddler beds are obviously old enough to have pillows and the pillows cover the few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
I just did crib sized tie blankets for my kids in...

I just did crib sized tie blankets for my kids in September (to stay here on their toddler beds for nap). Fleece is not cheap! Cost me almost $70 to make the four blankets. I did a cute pattern on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By storybookending
Itís in the off topic members only section. Were...

Itís in the off topic members only section. Were you loggin in when you looked?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
Iím in a book dilemma myself actually! I was...

Iím in a book dilemma myself actually! I was thinking of doing books with xmas pjs this year. Havenít looked into what book/books yet though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
Hah or yeah this is her. I didnít know if we were...

Hah or yeah this is her. I didnít know if we were allowed to post links to stuff like that. I donít know the girl personally or anything, just used her last year and I was happy with the items I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 272
Posted By storybookending
I posted these that I got for my kiddos last...

I posted these that I got for my kiddos last year? If this is what you are interested in I can pm you the ladies Etsy shop name.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By storybookending
I donít serve breakfast for this reason. Due to...

I donít serve breakfast for this reason. Due to the hours Iím open I only need to serve one meal and two snacks so that is what I do. I also donít participate in the food program but as long as itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By storybookending
I donít think Iíve ever just had one. Other than...

I donít think Iíve ever just had one. Other than the first week I started and I was bored for sure but I was bored a lot in the first few weeks as I staggered childrenís start dates to get them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By storybookending
I serve my own meals so I donít have this...

I serve my own meals so I donít have this problem. My 15 month old eats the same as the 2s and 3s on a plate with a spoon and fork. I WILL NOT spoon fed anyone over a year. Sure they make a mess the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,954
Posted By storybookending
I saw someone on here mention that they buy...

I saw someone on here mention that they buy sweaters a size or so larger than the child wears and sews the sleeves shut. I might try looking for sweaters at goodwill this weekend and try this out. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By storybookending
My licensing specially states it must be above...

My licensing specially states it must be above 20F, windchill included, for children under 2 to be taken outdoors. I think itís 0 if you have no children under 2 but I am unsure as I never bothered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 578
Posted By storybookending
I really love these! I might try something like...

I really love these! I might try something like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By storybookending
My old boss at the center told me 7 years as she...

My old boss at the center told me 7 years as she used to do hom daycare before taking on our director position. I am unsure if this is a licensing thing or a taxes thing as Iíve only been at this 1.5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By storybookending
I think in this case you should do what you want....

I think in this case you should do what you want. I am taking Tuesday off in place of Christmas Eve and remaining open the 27-29th. If I took the Friday before off it would mess more of my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 333
Posted By storybookending
I keep it at 68 when the heat is on, licensing...

I keep it at 68 when the heat is on, licensing says that inside temps must be between 67 and 80. In the summer I keep it at 74.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
When I worked with SA kids they were played with...

When I worked with SA kids they were played with constantly and they hold up really well and last a long time. I donít have any for my current dcks but might look into it some day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,954
Posted By storybookending
Itís dark out already :(

Itís dark out already :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By storybookending
We have the opposite problem here. Daycare is SO...

We have the opposite problem here. Daycare is SO hard to find in this town and one of the reasons I decided to do this as a career. In just the month of October I turned away 4-5 families looking for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 417
Posted By storybookending
They were all ages. The 6 I had enrolled ranged...

They were all ages. The 6 I had enrolled ranged in ages from 5 months to 5 years and then I did one extra for the older sister of one of the 2 year olds as I had her that previous summer. I’ll attach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 417
Posted By storybookending
I do a small gift. It hasn’t been hard for me to...

I do a small gift. It hasn’t been hard for me to find a gift in the $10 range for anyone. The one that turned 1 this summer got a T-shirt and pair of shorts that matched. The 5 year old that moved on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By storybookending
ďParent, your inability to allow your child to...

ďParent, your inability to allow your child to learn and explore through independent play is hindering their development and making care in a group setting near impossible. I need your help at home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By storybookending
My crankiest one is the youngest one (11 months)...

My crankiest one is the youngest one (11 months) who didnít get to go trick or treating and instead was in urgent care last night. Iím blaming the crankiness on the meds they gave him to treat his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By storybookending
Nice! My niece is a little over tired and cranky...

Nice! My niece is a little over tired and cranky but thatís kind of her personality. Took a little longer to fall asleep than normal but nothing out of the ordinary has happened yet. Hoping they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By storybookending
I donít have a specific policy when it comes to...

I donít have a specific policy when it comes to shoes as I havenít run across any problems yet. One little girl wore crocs this summer. I loved it, they were easy to slip on/off, she could run and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By storybookending
Itís takes 5 minutes to change each diaper? Are...

Itís takes 5 minutes to change each diaper? Are you allowed 5 by yourself in your state? Does your state require sight and sound supervision? Is the room unsafe to where they canít just be free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 215,467
Posted By storybookending
Daycare family is moving away at the end of this...

Daycare family is moving away at the end of this school year and mom has started packing up the house and donated tons of toys to us and is bringing them a little at a time as she sorts through them....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-30-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By storybookending
BC do your kids eat a lot of celery? I have great...

BC do your kids eat a lot of celery? I have great eaters, they eat almost all I put in front of them. My newest 2 year old isnít too keen on the veggies but everyone else eats like a champ! Celery is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By storybookending
Love that venting thread! Also I ate...

Love that venting thread!

Also I ate another Reeseís while preparing afternoon snack, no shame.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By storybookending
Sorry BC, feel free to merge!

Sorry BC, feel free to merge!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By storybookending
Confessions

There was a thread like this on another forum I used to be apart of and it was a lot of fun.

Can be daycare or nondaycare related.

My confession for the day? Earlier this morning I set my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Urine is normal. No UTI history. The attention...

Urine is normal. No UTI history. The attention thing makes most sense to me. Child in question is also my niece. I have 4 nephews and 4 nieces with one on the way but the bond between the two of us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By storybookending
Wet Diapers

I have a child that is not quite two years old. The last couple of weeks or so immediately after she pees in her diaper she will start whining that she is wet and needs to be changed. She will go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By storybookending
I never thought about the kids blowing it if a...

I never thought about the kids blowing it if a first happens at daycare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,954
Posted By storybookending
everyone is leaving early for down town trick or...

everyone is leaving early for down town trick or treating except the two that need to leave the most! TGIF
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 918
Posted By storybookending
Searched further and it is a one time thing. It...

Searched further and it is a one time thing. It costs $37.75 here. All adults over 18 in the household.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 918
Posted By storybookending
Yes. I’m in WI. I didn’t pay for it as it became...

Yes. I’m in WI. I didn’t pay for it as it became mandated when I was at the center and you only have to do it once, not sure if it cost them anything. Not sure about others in household as I live...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By storybookending
I have no problems clipping a 3-5 year old...

I have no problems clipping a 3-5 year old hangnails if they have one every so often but I will not cut a childís nails, not my job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By storybookending
I think to do this job you just have to have a...

I think to do this job you just have to have a good read on people. If I were in your situation with a dad such as that I would probably charge the late fee as you did. Itís not life or death for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By storybookending
I have one niece in care and that particular SIL...

I have one niece in care and that particular SIL wanted to know if she hit any of the milestones here as well. Rolled over for the first time here but everything else mom pretty much saw. The sister...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By storybookending
Milestones

I had my youngest DCB take his first steps today at my house! We are well on our way to a ďbabyĒ free household now. Heís been on all solid foods for awhile and I switched him from a bottle to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By storybookending
My first family, other than my niece, had a...

My first family, other than my niece, had a schedule like this. She would come anywhere from 2-4 days a week and I started to regret taking them on once I was full and realized the money I was losing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By storybookending
I saw someone post on here a few weeks ago when...

I saw someone post on here a few weeks ago when it came to late fees ďdo you want to earn extra money or do you want the behavior to stop?Ē And to change your policies accordingly. If you are okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By storybookending
I think Iím the only one here that loves Mondays....

I think Iím the only one here that loves Mondays. I only keep 6 kids due to current ages and my only sibling set not attend on Mondays. I spend my Mondays with only 4 kids every week.

I was busy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,954
Posted By storybookending
My niece who will be two in two weeks is...

My niece who will be two in two weeks is frustrating me so much this week in regards to naps! The little girl who used to lay down and be my first one to sleep will not go down for the life of me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By storybookending
Question I run a small daycare (6 kids) Iíve only been at...

I run a small daycare (6 kids) Iíve only been at this a little over a year so I havenít got around to making my playground area the way I want it yet. There are ton of ideas on what you describe on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By storybookending
Itís in our regs that bottle propping is not...

Itís in our regs that bottle propping is not allowed but once they can hold it themselves it is okay.

I donít know anywhere that 5 under 1 is allowed. This sounds crazy and illegal to me (could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By storybookending
Literally everything that was said here is my...

Literally everything that was said here is my life. My 10.5 month old just started caring enough to hold his own bottle and finish it in one sitting in the last week or two. He wouldnít drink much if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít worry about her not eating too much....

I wouldnít worry about her not eating too much. She should be getting all the calories and nutrients she needs from the formula still. Sometimes it just takes them longer to garnish and interest in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By storybookending
Some kids it just takes longer to grasp table...

Some kids it just takes longer to grasp table food. I would try the bottles after the meals and see if that helps.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By storybookending
How old is DCG? What time is lunch? What other...

How old is DCG? What time is lunch? What other meals do you serve, breakfast, snack etc? What times are they? Does she do this at all meals?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say Iím seasoned but I would exclude...

I wouldnít say Iím seasoned but I would exclude the same that you did for DCG. Whether the child got it at your house is irrelevant, you still donít want to run the risk of your other infant getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By storybookending
Since you are at a center and your director...

Since you are at a center and your director doesnít seem to want to help there isnít really much you can do. What does the mom expect you to be doing in regards to naptime? What is in your centers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By storybookending
Easiest for me would deff be if everyone was 3-4....

Easiest for me would deff be if everyone was 3-4. Iíve found I donít like 5 year olds in general, theyíre too big for their britches at 5. They think they can be in control but still need more help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By storybookending
My brother this turning out to be this daycare...

My brother this turning out to be this daycare dad. Niece is almost 2. Up until about a month ago he worked in a different town 45 minutes the wrong direction so mom did all drop offs and pick up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By storybookending
I take back what I said. My 10 month old didnít...

I take back what I said. My 10 month old didnít have shoes yesterday because dad (see him only a few times a month) came during outside time the day before and took his shoes that usually get left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,781
Posted By storybookending
This thread is 3.5 years old

This thread is 3.5 years old
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By storybookending
Cool So you do notes for every kid in your care? I...

So you do notes for every kid in your care? I would eliminate them entirely for children over the age of 1. For infants I let the parents decide when they donít want them anymore. Some quit after a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By storybookending
I have 6 kids. 2 come with blankets as a security...

I have 6 kids. 2 come with blankets as a security item, they come in the door and the first thing they do is put them on their beds. After nap I let them cuddle with them if they want, but they must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By storybookending
I think it depends on what area you live in. $150...

I think it depends on what area you live in. $150 a week is what Iím charging my newest clients. It is an average for in homes around here. My older ones are paying $140 a week. I donít have a part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 947
Views: 160,161
Posted By storybookending
Free tshirts for you! I LOVE amazon. Ordered my...

Free tshirts for you! I LOVE amazon. Ordered my nieces birthday present yesterday, a cozy coupe car, supposed to be here by tomorrow. I love that it told me that it was going to ship in the cozy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By storybookending
I still feel like youíre going to need one that...

I still feel like youíre going to need one that knows the legalities of your situation and if your current one isnít going to accommodate youíll need someone who will eventually. Or take a day off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By storybookending
My advice is to hire a better accountant.

My advice is to hire a better accountant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,581
Posted By storybookending
When your brother laughs when you tell him he has...

When your brother laughs when you tell him he has a late fee of $12.. no bro I love you and dear niece but if things arenít told to me before hand, you bet Iím holding you just as accountable as my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 215,467
Posted By storybookending
Today is my Friday!! My childhood best friend...

Today is my Friday!! My childhood best friend gets married on Saturday so I took tomorrow off for set up and all that fun stuff. Weíve been so proactive with decorating the barn sheís getting married...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By storybookending
I also have a box on extra clothes while...

I also have a box on extra clothes while requiring that each child has an extra set of clothes, including socks. Most kids have more than one extra. I would not use an outfit of another child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 704
Posted By storybookending
Iím gonna squeeze my 10 month old a little...

Iím gonna squeeze my 10 month old a little tighter tomorrow. His cat naps drive me nuts and his refusal to hold his own bottle but man I canít imagine him being a screamer like that. My niece that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By storybookending
Peace out girl scout

Peace out girl scout
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By storybookending
Iíve read a lot about people paying for items and...

Iíve read a lot about people paying for items and never receiving them, thatís what a majority of the reviews say anyways. My sister ordered a necklace from them a few months ago, it did come but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By storybookending
DCB1 wakes up from a great nap, starts having a...

DCB1 wakes up from a great nap, starts having a coughing fit so I pull his cup from the fridge and try to put it near his mouth encouraging him to drink. Stops coughing, looks at me and starts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By storybookending
All sleeping currently but the title of this...

All sleeping currently but the title of this thread made me laugh.. I have said countless times to my SIL that I need to start a ďwhy niece is cryingĒ list.. sometimes itís just comical.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By storybookending
I am so thankful that all of my parents are...

I am so thankful that all of my parents are wonderful but I take a little bit of credit in making them that way thanks to the things I have learned on this forum. Start them off being firm and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By storybookending
Then I wouldn't tell them until you start...

Then I wouldn't tell them until you start showing/are ready to tell. This isn't your first rodeo, so to speak. If they gave the okay for transport and your comfortable taking him with I'd just say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By storybookending
I would do this. Do you have other daycare...

I would do this. Do you have other daycare families? Have you told them yet? I wouldn't tell them until you can tell them a concrete plan on your time off. How much you're planning on taking etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,888
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 375,954
Posted By storybookending
3 kids out sick today :( Took my remaining 3...

3 kids out sick today :(

Took my remaining 3 on a 2 mile walk and stopped at the park on the way back to play. Fitbit died somewhere on the walk.. no steps recorded
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By storybookending
The little blue and green babies from the...

The little blue and green babies from the dollhouse. They get hid sometimes. Not as bad as it used to be.

The grumpy bear care bear.

Currently there's a racecar book on the shelf that's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
Is this a book that goes back and forth? Would it...

Is this a book that goes back and forth? Would it be easier for your sanity to use a printed out form? There are ones on the internet if you google "infant daily report" with a "parent corner" where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By storybookending
What kind of log do you require? Is this in your...

What kind of log do you require? Is this in your policies? Always stand firm on your policies or take them out if they aren't important enough for you to stick to. Parents lie and bend the truth all...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By storybookending
I would look for a company with their own...

I would look for a company with their own insurance but I was told by my insurance company that any injury that takes place on your personal property is your responsibility. Even during non daycare...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-28-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By storybookending
I had the same feelings when I worked at a...

I had the same feelings when I worked at a center. I only worked part time because they had to pay insurance for anyone over 30 hours for 3 consecutive years. So all the new hires or seasonal...
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