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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:10 AM
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Posted By LostMyMarbles
I took a child at 17 months. He was not really...

I took a child at 17 months. He was not really able to stand by himself, walk, and could barely crawl. The reason his mom pulled him out of his previous daycare and put him with me was because the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have a lot of children that have skin...

I have a lot of children that have skin sensitivities. Each of my families provide their own sunscreen. I write their names on the can or bottle. Some prefer the lotion, some prefer the spray. Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Isnít you EIN available through your accountantís...

Isnít you EIN available through your accountantís office? My parents all have mine from former years. I swear we must have the same group of DCPs that were dealing with. I gave all of my parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By LostMyMarbles
We have a running contest . Gets the energy out....

We have a running contest . Gets the energy out. Swings are my outside pet peeve. No, you are not outside to sit. The kids love them, I do not. I have a no swinging until after rest time rule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 247
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I agree with LittleExplorers. If they want to...

I agree with LittleExplorers. If they want to return, they need to pay for the spot so you will not fill it while they are gone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 511
Posted By LostMyMarbles
My helpers just had to take the sleep safe...

My helpers just had to take the sleep safe course. In it, the Fisher-Price rock and play was specifically named as a do not use item for sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 612
Posted By LostMyMarbles
About the cab....I donít live in a big city. Is...

About the cab....I donít live in a big city. Is calling a cab for your child to go to school common practice in your area?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 612
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Oh my gosh! I am dying laughing about you having...

Oh my gosh! I am dying laughing about you having to hold it in.

On a serious note, I wouldnít keep that family. It sounds like they are going to continue to push the bar.And besides, we donít want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 511
Posted By LostMyMarbles
My new baby, the 30 minute nap king, has one at...

My new baby, the 30 minute nap king, has one at home FOR NIGHT TIME SLEEPING. Mom brought me one and I never brought it in from the garage. I sent it home Monday. I encouraged mom to stop using the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,163
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Same! No shoes EVER in the house. If you donít...

Same! No shoes EVER in the house. If you donít want to wear socks, donít wear socks. And in the summer, Iím usually the first one with my shoes off outside.

As far is the original poster, if itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By LostMyMarbles
When I first glanced at the picture, it looked...

When I first glanced at the picture, it looked like a green egg. That is one massive grape!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I was subponed many years ago to testify. The...

I was subponed many years ago to testify. The attorney deposed me over the phone to see if I was actually needed so I did not have to close my daycare. At the time I was only licensed for 6 and did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Sorry you are going through this phase with him ....

Sorry you are going through this phase with him . We have all been there. Hang in there. I am sure it will pass and you will do your best to help him through this tough time. Try distracting with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have my lower level as my daycare space. We...

I have my lower level as my daycare space. We also come up during the day and are in the living room. I do not allow the kids on the couch. I continuously tell them you need to get down, and sit on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I make pans of stuffed shells. They are stuffed...

I make pans of stuffed shells. They are stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, and mashed up cauliflower. I then put a meat sauce over the top of them.

Enchiladas are another favorite.

Meatloaf...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I totally get what you’re saying. I’ve had that...

I totally get what you’re saying. I’ve had that happen myself.The subject has come up many times with my sister. My she has a special needs son who loves sensory bins.It’s interesting to hear the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I Musta posted my reply late in the game. I...

I Musta posted my reply late in the game. I thought we were talking about the instructor, not you black cat. I wasn’t saying anyone specifically. I was saying in general anyone who makes people feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Girl, thank you for the hug for the migraine. I...

Girl, thank you for the hug for the migraine. I have one going today. Hope you have a great weekend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Oh my...

Oh my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
What is the fascination with butts or the word...

What is the fascination with butts or the word butt with boys. I had one say the word but over and over last week. He was on time out , talked to, reasoned with, you name it. His mom said he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Would it be easier to provide an extra outfit,...

Would it be easier to provide an extra outfit, then to have to leave work due to having a Nakkid child? Some time I want to look at parents and say duh!

I send a gallon zip lock bag with childís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I think that some people take pleasure in...

I think that some people take pleasure in demeaning others for their choices . I am a believer in what works for one, may not work for all. The ďknow it allĒ attitude happens all the time, but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Yup....this ! I've had some that will linger and...

Yup....this ! I've had some that will linger and have communications with their kids about their school day. I simply say excuse me, you guys going to have that conversation in your car on your way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
We have twins here. The dad also calls them thing...

We have twins here. The dad also calls them thing 1 and thing 2. Its cute. I can feel your pain. Mine are now 10. They are loud. They talk over each other and everyone else. It gets easier with...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Lol same. I just keep track of what is paid and...

Lol same. I just keep track of what is paid and turn it in. I have no idea what the parents do with the yearly statements I give them. One mom told me they don't use their childcare total on their...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By LostMyMarbles
In seriously laughing out loud...I pretty much...

In seriously laughing out loud...I pretty much have no clue what that means. I will show this to the couple and they can try and make sense to see who won the bet.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By LostMyMarbles
2 Questions

1. What is the maximum amount of child care expense a family can claim for 2 children? I have a married couple here that have a bet lol. Mom says $3000 per child..hubby says the whole amount they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By LostMyMarbles
My food rep is so cool, I enjoy her visit too....

My food rep is so cool, I enjoy her visit too. She's always friendly and bubbly and so knowledgeable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By LostMyMarbles
This exactly. One of my good friends also does...

This exactly. One of my good friends also does daycare. She has the kids provide their own meals. I don't have time to be a microwave slave. By the time you get 6 to 12 kids lunches warmed up, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I'm looking into a camera for my house too. What...

I'm looking into a camera for my house too. What brand do you have?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Spurs....are you kidding. Who in their right m8nd...

Spurs....are you kidding. Who in their right m8nd thinks that ok. What did you do?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I switched to Zelle in June. love it. Parents do...

I switched to Zelle in June. love it. Parents do to. And it is free.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Thanks to both of you. I was on the phone with...

Thanks to both of you. I was on the phone with Brother for 57 minutes the other day. Uninstalled, reinstalled...and its working. I live that thing. Makes my record keeping easy.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-07-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Receipt Scanner

My Brother scanner bit the dust this morning. What scanner do you all recommend for scanning receipts?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Good job! It's tough when we have to do that, but...

Good job! It's tough when we have to do that, but necessary sometimes. There is another family that's going to come along that will be a perfect fit for your program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have one that acts terrible when his mom comes....

I have one that acts terrible when his mom comes. I get him ready before mom comes. I escort him to the door and "BODY BLOCK" him. That means, if he tries to go anywhere but out, I quickly block his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Bye Felicia!

Bye Felicia!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I do the same as cat herder. About five years...

I do the same as cat herder. About five years ago, I had a family of two, whose parents decided that they were going to be with the grandparents for the summer so they could save money. I told them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By LostMyMarbles
And I would have responded with oh, yeah I don't...

And I would have responded with oh, yeah I don't like getting up at 6 either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Sorry that you're having such a hard time with a...

Sorry that you're having such a hard time with a child. It stinks on our end when we try everything we can, and still can't get positive results. Your sanity is more important then the income coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
It is 37 here today. ..child came in sandals. Yup...

It is 37 here today. ..child came in sandals. Yup we are outside. Text to mom informig her about hubbie's inability to dress 3 year old.

Got socks put of extra clothes bin. He looks like a warm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I write reports for my personal records...you...

I write reports for my personal records...you just never know if you will need it. I write first and last names. I would never remember who DDC1 is. And I agree with BC...my friends have never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Lmao...I was thinking the same thing...

Lmao...I was thinking the same thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I had one of those. It was like he needed an...

I had one of those. It was like he needed an engraved invitation to come to Meal Time. The one time I called him for a snack along with all the other kids, and he did not come. I called him twice he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have my parents supply their own. I only have 1...

I have my parents supply their own. I only have 1 in diapers now. At one point, I had 4 in diapers. Everyone uses something different. I like my sanity. I made it easy for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I had two girls going at it terribly. They're 7....

I had two girls going at it terribly. They're 7. It went on all day. Finally one of them says you know what I just don't like you. I probably shouldn't have said this, but I did. I told her that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By LostMyMarbles
When I hear the phrase "joey is not sharing"...(...

When I hear the phrase "joey is not sharing"...( read that with a whiney tone) it is interpreted as I WANT IT AND JOEY WONT GIVE IT TO ME!

When a child is done playing with a toy, it is free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Strange Thing That Came Out of My Mouth

Sometimes things just fly out of my mouth.

Today it was....DO NOT PULL THE BARBIE"S HEAD OFF, YOU ARE NOT SID FROM TOY STORY.

Please tell me I am not the only one. Share your "that just came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I incorporate crafts with my curriculum. So...

I incorporate crafts with my curriculum. So pretty much it's at one craft a day. We were working on primary colors all last week. We mixed paint and made purple, orange, and green,. After we learn to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By LostMyMarbles
We have x amount of spots open. We are filling...

We have x amount of spots open. We are filling two more. If you feel like that is too many kids and would like to pay for those two spots , we won't take them.

Oh what a dream that would be...not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Say nope I'm just going to let the kids grab...

Say nope I'm just going to let the kids grab whichever one they want to use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Its moms old phone..just for games for him. But...

Its moms old phone..just for games for him. But still. I am responsible for your child not things they sneak in .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I would say yes too many babies. There is no way...

I would say yes too many babies. There is no way that you could give the much-needed attention to all of those babies when there's just going to be two of you. I personally would not leave my baby in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By LostMyMarbles
No screaming whatsoever. I told him I am in...

No screaming whatsoever. I told him I am in charge of what goes on in this house and he does not get to have his phone here ever. He looked at me and said okay
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have a Georgia Pacific multi fold paper towel...

I have a Georgia Pacific multi fold paper towel dispenser mounted on my wall. It was under $20 and I order a case of the towels about every 6 weeks for $22. In my state we can not have community...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By LostMyMarbles
3 year old with Phone..SERIOUSLY?

Breatfast time.....all is well.....kids are laughing and eating. One still lingers at the table. I hear music. I'm thinking, wth. I look around, see nothing out of the ordinary. Then I see this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By LostMyMarbles
It won't matter who complains, you are going to...

It won't matter who complains, you are going to get a visit from the state.

In my state we do not have legally unlicensed or private. You are either licensed or you are not. If you get turned in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Yup! Unless you like the stress.....lol

Yup! Unless you like the stress.....lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By LostMyMarbles
How shall I put this. I don't discuss my boobies...

How shall I put this. I don't discuss my boobies with my DCP, why should you. I don't discuss how each child is fed (bottles, supplies, forks, spoons) either.

Nurse your baby and be proud!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Absolutely this. With all the crazies in...

Absolutely this.

With all the crazies in the world, I don't trust easily.

First I would do a phone interview. Then I would schedule an interview face to face.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,844
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Funny that you said all that Black Cat. I have...

Funny that you said all that Black Cat. I have taken two families in my care that came from a daycare where the provider used to call for pickup, stating that a child had a fever. When the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Maybe I'm just being a ding dong but can't you...

Maybe I'm just being a ding dong but can't you buy them on the link that you shared with us?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Call your food program rep. Mine us positively...

Call your food program rep. Mine us positively awesome. Our internet in the area went out. I could not submit on time. I got a call from my rep the next day asking if I had an issue. She said to let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By LostMyMarbles
California must be brutal. Where I live, my...

California must be brutal. Where I live, my licensing consultant is awesome. She comes once a year for an unannounced visit. She understands that there's kids here and I have a job to do. She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,245
Posted By LostMyMarbles
4564 No words except this...

4564
No words except this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,245
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Do these cameras record every day? And if so how...

Do these cameras record every day? And if so how do you store the video and how long can you keep the stored video?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By LostMyMarbles
This...its very specific us our state licensing...

This...its very specific us our state licensing that all bedding is to be cleaned daily. Highly doubt snowflakes blanket is fresh out if the dryer each morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Ditto. It is a placebo effect. I have one who...

Ditto. It is a placebo effect. I have one who "rested today" when mom asks if he slept. She never asked what rested ment. Amazing how he sleeps much better now that he is resting instead if napping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I had a parent who was a heavy smoker. I told her...

I had a parent who was a heavy smoker. I told her that her daughter's belongings needed to be put and sealed in a plastic bag upon arrival, due to her coat smelling of smoke. I explained that when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By LostMyMarbles
What? You mean everybody is not going to get a...

What? You mean everybody is not going to get a trophy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have the "Miss lostmymarbles, l did it" kid....

I have the "Miss lostmymarbles, l did it" kid. Allllllllll dang day long. I can relate and feel your pain.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Cooke zero in my yeti cup about once a week. ...

Cooke zero in my yeti cup about once a week.
Werthers originals while I am washing dishes.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-06-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 42,224
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Seriously , why would you want to leave you child...

Seriously , why would you want to leave you child in a place you clearly take issue with.

I would term anyone who filed a complaint about me. It is obviously not a good fit for you and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,767
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have many inquiries from FB as well. I took two...

I have many inquiries from FB as well. I took two families from referrals from FB.... never again. I find it is mostly young moms who complain about their last provider terribly after you enroll them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Back to the OP 's question....With that history,...

Back to the OP 's question....With that history, if you we or weren't innocent, I would err on the side of caution and not hire you. I have kids to protect.

I turned in an employee of a center in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Well, I think you know what you need to do to run...

Well, I think you know what you need to do to run a successful business and just want reinsurance. So you got it. Fire her. I bet there is someone out there who would like to work for you. ( if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Same here. In my state we have to have open door...

Same here. In my state we have to have open door policy. I strongly encourage 12-3 to be avoided. If they need to go at that time, I sneak the child out.

The parent agree with the quiet time, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,007
Posted By LostMyMarbles
We will decorate bags a couple of days a head...

We will decorate bags a couple of days a head for the Valentine Exchange. We play games that have a lot of pink Foo-Foo hearts, like pin the heart on Cupid. We decorate heart-shaped cookies. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By LostMyMarbles
That's exactly what I was going to say. Racism is...

That's exactly what I was going to say. Racism is learned it's not something we're born with. Obviously that child is hearing it from one of her parents. I would definitely terminate that family.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-29-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I was told pretty much the same thing by my...

I was told pretty much the same thing by my licensing consultant. A backup is somebody that is not regularly employed, but used very very occasionally, like if you have a doctor's appointment once a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Inquiring minds want to know....what happened?...

Inquiring minds want to know....what happened? Did you report to licensing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I termed a family who I barely have in care and...

I termed a family who I barely have in care and had to fight over payment. (Guess I won the last battle)

Organized my cirrculum.

I am making plans to put an egress window in downstairs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 07:01 AM
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Views: 732
Posted By LostMyMarbles
It was not offensive. It was casual and friendly....

It was not offensive. It was casual and friendly. Non treating. Good job! Great communication.

Only thing I would add is to encourage hand washing by all, wether its at your place, home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By LostMyMarbles
We do all kinds of arts and crafts for ages 1 on...

We do all kinds of arts and crafts for ages 1 on up. Today we made penguins. It was not a huge deal for me to take time cutting for my 2 year old. The one on one time was nice.

I think everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 277,341
Posted By LostMyMarbles
happyface happyface

happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,751
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Oh yea...there is this one tiny piece of light...

Oh yea...there is this one tiny piece of light blue crayon
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,751
Posted By LostMyMarbles
The footstool...why?

The footstool...why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,603
Posted By LostMyMarbles
It is not just nap time that is an issue now a...

It is not just nap time that is an issue now a days, it behavior as well. I have been doing day care for 28 years. Time outs do not work, oh wait, do we call them time to think now so we do not hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By LostMyMarbles
None of us believe it. Been there done that. ...

None of us believe it. Been there done that. Stopped taking infants after that last one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Parents who lie upon drop off about ill children...

Parents who lie upon drop off about ill children just piss me off!

Mom:I didn't know his nose was running
Me......realllllly? Cause those white marks on the sleeve of his navy long sleeve shirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Love the book club idea...

Love the book club idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,201
Posted By LostMyMarbles
You are not on the good program , I wouldn't...

You are not on the good program , I wouldn't worry about it. There are many ways to serve a balanced meal. I'm sure you will do your best.

Have you thought about joining the food program.? If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I had a parent like that. So I turned the tabels....

I had a parent like that. So I turned the tabels. Every morning I would point out every scratch, blotch, mark ( even if it was from sleeping), puffy eyes, hang nail , you name it. She got that shizit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I have half who do not nap. When my little are...

I have half who do not nap. When my little are napping, I get good quality time with my non nappers. Its time to bust out the manuplatives with smaller pieces, legos, paints, or games. I am not one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By LostMyMarbles
[B][COLOR="Red"] Bahaha...love...

[B][COLOR="Red"]

Bahaha...love this....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Double edged sword. I wished I was warned about a...

Double edged sword. I wished I was warned about a prior family. It would have saved me much stress.

Would it matter. Probably not. We all run differently and what works for one may not work for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By LostMyMarbles
How did things go today with mom?

How did things go today with mom?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By LostMyMarbles
Amen sister

Amen sister
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,381
Posted By LostMyMarbles
I agreed to take a family 30 minutes early two...

I agreed to take a family 30 minutes early two days this week. Today mom show up 12 minutes earlier than the agree time. Seriously? I am helping you out with allowing them to come at 645 as it is,...
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