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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By katie
Tug of War

Who has trouble with parents who are split? I usually don't but sometimes I end up right in the middle. Dad was going to keep dcg for a week. Friday before he sends his girlfriend and his brother at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,059
Posted By katie
This is what last week looked like for me. Dkg...

This is what last week looked like for me. Dkg was dropped off at 6:30 am by dad. Mom calls at 6pm that she is on her way. She showed up at 8:30 pm :eek: Yep, you see that right. I was soooooo mad....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By katie
Just be careful it doesn't cross the line and...

Just be careful it doesn't cross the line and become all the time. The problem with mixing daycare and friendship is that the lines can become blurred and you will feel used. It depends on the person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,872
Posted By katie
my first dck mom was like this. The child was 13...

my first dck mom was like this. The child was 13 months. I sent home a detailed sheet every day of the food, schedule, diapers. She still called 2 and 3 times a day. It was so bad that if I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,440
Posted By katie
I homeschool my son (4th grade) daughter (2nd)...

I homeschool my son (4th grade) daughter (2nd) and preschooler. I also have a baby who is 1. I took in 2 ft and 1pt dcks a year ago. I am scaling back to 1 dck b/c for me it came down to putting my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By katie
8 days left with my screamer. 8! I gave 3 almost...

8 days left with my screamer. 8! I gave 3 almost 4 weeks notice. Couldn't take that and many other things, but 8! Don't extend it if you can't get anything else done. Not worth it!:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,772
Posted By katie
confirmation on why you termed them! lol

confirmation on why you termed them! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By katie
I was a nervous wreck. It was a single mom who...

I was a nervous wreck. It was a single mom who was very very nervous about where she left her child. The child was just at one year. I introduced here to my kids, showed her around. Then we sat on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Posted By katie
I would term the screamer for sure. I just termed...

I would term the screamer for sure. I just termed mine. He is 8 months. Aside from mom never paying on time, he screams if I leave the room. He has to have someone, usually me in the room. Dch and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
Posted By katie
Thanks for the support guys. The encouragement...

Thanks for the support guys. The encouragement you guys give helps me so much. I sent her an email back with clear terms of her last day and that this was not negotiable. I also told her that not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,599
Posted By katie
You don't owe a detailed personal explanation....

You don't owe a detailed personal explanation. Your private business is just that. I would say something like, I will be closing my daycare as of x date. I appreciate the opportunity to provide an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,994
Posted By katie
You got that right. TGIF!!!!

You got that right. TGIF!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
Posted By katie
Vent/Steam Update

So, mom emails me today. Please reconsider. Did I do something wrong?:eek: No you never did. You just never paid on time or the right amount, you were always late, the list goes on! Can I bring him 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,405
Posted By katie
Respecting you makes ALL the difference. One...

Respecting you makes ALL the difference. One family of my does, the other two don't Termed one last night. Going to term the other one soon. I don't want to run myself into the ground. People will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,501
Posted By katie
Venting...Can You See the Steam?

So, back last summer I took a friend's baby. Mistake. Pain and agony from the beginning. I knew I was in trouble the first week when she walked in the door on day 1 saying, "I forgot your money, I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,576
Posted By katie
Nope, not shock. He got off work at 3, went home...

Nope, not shock. He got off work at 3, went home and sat there with his girlfriend until I made him come get her at 7. Don't worry about your child who was in an accident 30 minutes before you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,576
Posted By katie
You Won't Believe My Day....Really

Waiting on dcg at 7am. 7:30. 8:00 8:30 dcd comes in with dcg who is hsysterical. Mom and dcg were in a horrible accident on the way. Mom was transported to the er in an ambulance and (she's 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,667
Posted By katie
If you are licenced or become licenced you can...

If you are licenced or become licenced you can get on the federal food program. It's through the Dept of Agriculture. I hear it doesn't pay a ton but can help with the food bill. The budget for food...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,334
Posted By katie
Yes, been doing it a year. All my clients have...

Yes, been doing it a year. All my clients have been fine. My husband is here all the time. He has covered for appointments and even at time I was really sick. Have not had anything but positive. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,636
Posted By katie
Nothing here either. One of my moms is my friend....

Nothing here either. One of my moms is my friend. But, not a very good one. I find that if they try to take advantage of you/or like was said earlier, they think you owe them, then why should I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,187
Posted By katie
When on Saturday at 6:45 you jump up and start...

When on Saturday at 6:45 you jump up and start scrambling to greet dk kids and realized it's Saturday. But that is a great feeling...back to bed! Or, when you put the milk in the pantry. I cut my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,659
Posted By katie
If she pays always on time, never complains, and...

If she pays always on time, never complains, and is paying for a full time slot I would deal with the hours. I know it is an incovenience but for me it would be worth it if I had no other probs. Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By katie
Meeeee to. That is cool they did that for you! My...

Meeeee to. That is cool they did that for you! My best dcm gave me extra pay this week ON TIME. She always does. I love her. The other one.....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By katie
Most days yes 12 hours. Dcg comes at 7 dcb leaves...

Most days yes 12 hours. Dcg comes at 7 dcb leaves at 6:30 but by the time I actually shove them out the door it's almost 7. One dcg comes from 6 am until 7:30 one day a week. Mom is a nurse. She pays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,406
Posted By katie
Yes, you have a right to be aggravated. Same...

Yes, you have a right to be aggravated. Same here. Mom comes in an HOUR late last night, car frull of groceries. She hold the 7 month old all day at home so he screams and by the 10th hour just like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,590
Posted By katie
One of my moms was on vaca this past week. I have...

One of my moms was on vaca this past week. I have a sick feeling tonight knowing that she will "forget" and not pay me until later in the week. Uhhh! But she goes out to eat and had her car filled up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,309
Posted By katie
I'm 37. I have 4 kids 10,7,4, 9 mo. I've been at...

I'm 37. I have 4 kids 10,7,4, 9 mo. I've been at home since 2005 after a 10 year banking career. I started homeschooling that fall. The day we started I found out I was pregnant with #3. After much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,144
Posted By katie
Someone just put they fix their hair and makeup!...

Someone just put they fix their hair and makeup! I'm not that good. My first arrival is at 7:15. I'm so not a morning person. I lay on the couch about 7:00 cause sometimes she is early by about 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,006
Posted By katie
I had a friend call me the other day. These were...

I had a friend call me the other day. These were her words: "I needed someone to watch Joseph (9 yr old son) tonight. But then it dawned on me that I would have to pay a babysitter. So I'll call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By katie
Embarrassing?

What is the most embarassing/funny thing that has happened to you while doing dc? Just thought a laugh would be good! TGIF!!!:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,073
Posted By katie
I'm glad you posted this. I have a 3 yr old dcg...

I'm glad you posted this. I have a 3 yr old dcg that becomes a different child once mom or dad come to pick up. She is happy, laughing all day. It doesn't matter who comes to pick up (mom and dad are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By katie
Do what is right for YOU. You know in your heart...

Do what is right for YOU. You know in your heart what it is. Give the 2 week notice and let it go. They will get over it! They will miss you and will have some feelings about it at first but in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,879
Posted By katie
Yes. Dcb is almost 6 mos. I've had him since he...

Yes. Dcb is almost 6 mos. I've had him since he was 3 mo. At home he is held all night and weekend. I have 4 of my own, including my 9 mo old. I homeschool. There is NO way I can hold him all day. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,758
Posted By katie
The shelf you have with the colored buckets that...

The shelf you have with the colored buckets that sit at a slant, I have that too. I found that they just dump those and it becomes a nightmare daily. I put stuffed animals in it instead of the little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,914
Posted By katie
I feel ya here. My husband who is usually very...

I feel ya here. My husband who is usually very compassionate said yesterday, "At least you are home." Um, but I don't even get to pee! lol Hang in there. I have those days. It usually means that I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By katie
My dcb is 5 months. His mom lives 2 streets over....

My dcb is 5 months. His mom lives 2 streets over. She brings him at 8:45 so it's not like the crack of dawn. He is never fed. He starts screaming the second she leaves. He hasn't eaten since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,252
Posted By katie
Yes! I thought I was the only one. We call 5...

Yes! I thought I was the only one. We call 5 month old dcb "fussy boy" for obvious reasons. He alternates between a low squeek and a horrible blood curldling scream they can hear in Texas. I used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By katie
Dcm said this morning, "He hasn't eaten yet, I...

Dcm said this morning, "He hasn't eaten yet, I just can't get ready to go and feed him.":eek: I feed him, nurse my baby, homeschool my 3 other kids, take care of another 3 yr old potty training, all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By katie
The baby I watch, we nicknamed him "fussy boy"...

The baby I watch, we nicknamed him "fussy boy" The 3 yr old dcg came in today and said, "fussy boy is here!":lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,288
Posted By katie
I can relate to some of you above. I have a...

I can relate to some of you above. I have a friend whos 5 mo old dcb I watch. First one, desperate at time, etc. I charge her way less than I should. She owed me a whole week behind. She whipped out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By katie
I have a dcg that leaves at 4 on Tues and Fri. On...

I have a dcg that leaves at 4 on Tues and Fri. On Monday her mom gets off at 5 but pays me an extra 10 dollars for 5-7 care (guess she needs some "me" time.) Sometimes that also happens on Wednesday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,966
Posted By katie
I had it made with my dcg who is 3. She comes in...

I had it made with my dcg who is 3. She comes in at 7:15 and lays down and watches cartoons until my kids get up at 8 or 7:45. Once a week I have a 2 1/2 year old. Forget it on that day! She comes in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By katie
On that note, dcm sent 3 yr old with little nail...

On that note, dcm sent 3 yr old with little nail stick ons. About a million of them. By the end of the day the stupid things were in my carpet, floor, stuck to all the walls. That night she said, "Oh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,338
Posted By katie
A friend of mine has a huge railing over really...

A friend of mine has a huge railing over really high stairs. She put a piece of lattice tied with those plastic pull tight straps over it. Lattice is cheap and easy to cut to size. It may not be the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,685
Posted By katie
agree. My dcm was late b/c she was getting a...

agree. My dcm was late b/c she was getting a massage. The other is early b/c she wants to go to Starbucks. I also agree with the above reply about respecting the caregiver. Many times there is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,462
Posted By katie
The thing that freaks me out the most about this...

The thing that freaks me out the most about this is that after you told her she still texted you and still felt as if she were still right!!!! kills me :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,529
Posted By katie
Not sure if I have an answer, but I feel you. I...

Not sure if I have an answer, but I feel you. I was going to ask this same q. I clean up after every meal, snack, transition. I still feel like it's a mess. And forget it if anyone comes in before 6!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,685
Posted By katie
Uhh I would kill for 2 minutes late. I have a...

Uhh I would kill for 2 minutes late. I have a friend's baby. I have done a very bad job of boundaries. She gets off at 6. So 6:30 is a bad time to come in the door anyway...but she has no regard for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,512
Posted By katie
I have a 3 yr old who eats nothing but junk. She...

I have a 3 yr old who eats nothing but junk. She will eat pb&j. That's it. She wants chips. My husband usually has chips when he is here and sometimes my kids get one or 2 if they eat all their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By katie
Yea, not missing the 1 year old that just left...

Yea, not missing the 1 year old that just left me. Mom was so obsessed about eating enough veggies and fruits that at 1 almost 1 1/2 she was having diarrhea run down her legs on to the floor several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,339
Posted By katie
I have the same thing. Just turned 3. All day,...

I have the same thing. Just turned 3. All day, fights me on nap, fights me on the potty. Whines for everything. Tattles alllllllll day. She touched me, she is looking at me....uhhhhh I find that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By katie
I know! I'm dealing with this..see vent vent vent...

I know! I'm dealing with this..see vent vent vent posting. I tried this morning after not sleeping to explain to my friend that there are more than 20 days of care in a month. I told her that it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,282
Posted By katie
Yep, you sound in need of some time off! lol I...

Yep, you sound in need of some time off! lol I understand. Dcg is tired cause she was up late and up again early. It has magnified the unending slew of tattling between her and my daughter. Today I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By katie
I try, but don't always succeed! Dcg peed on my...

I try, but don't always succeed! Dcg peed on my girls bed right before she left! I handed the soiled clothes over in a bag. I tried to be nice about it but...:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,413
Posted By katie
I know right?! But the thing is they don't think...

I know right?! But the thing is they don't think of you or what you did for them. She came in tonight to pick up (yes, she brought him back after the doctor visit to make sure she got her money's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,413
Posted By katie
Vent Vent Vent

I always learn the hard way. I started with a friend's baby 2 months ago. I already had a 3 yr old dcg. Anyway, I told her it was $125 a week. She said okay $500 a month I get paid on the 15th and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,997
Posted By katie
When I started with my first client I handed her...

When I started with my first client I handed her my policy book and unfortunately it didn't cover the Monday holidays as being paid. Before she would commit to me she asked me if I would prorate her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,504
Posted By katie
I feel ya. It is one thing to give an ideal...

I feel ya. It is one thing to give an ideal schedule but the reality is so different! lol
In August I printed out what the school year would look like. Ex. Week 1 is letter A, number 1, color,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,128
Posted By katie
SHADY!!!! Really really shady!

SHADY!!!! Really really shady!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,260
Posted By katie
Grody clothes here. T shirt and shorts. The other...

Grody clothes here. T shirt and shorts. The other day both of my moms noticed the orange on the side of me. Puke! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By katie
Thumbs up Amen!!!!!! Three days of bliss!!!

Amen!!!!!! Three days of bliss!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,204
Posted By katie
yes, this happend a couple of weeks ago. Right in...

yes, this happend a couple of weeks ago. Right in front of my eyes my dcg and my daughter were skipping and smacked right into each other. My daughter came out unscathed but the dcg got a black eye!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,435
Posted By katie
It sounds like you have tried to work with the...

It sounds like you have tried to work with the situation and it's still not working. Ask yourself, if this was not your friend would you end the care? If so, don't let the fact that it is your friend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,162
Posted By katie
I posted before about it but yes, going through...

I posted before about it but yes, going through that right now. Actually, mom is on "leave" under investigation for doing something wrong at work. She is telling me a grandparent is very ill. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,120
Posted By katie
Just started with a friend's son who lives 3...

Just started with a friend's son who lives 3 streets over. It works so far. The only issue is that she wanted me to take the older sa with major probs also after school. I had to try to say no gently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,730
Posted By katie
Yes, normal! I have 4 of mine and 2 dck. I'm...

Yes, normal! I have 4 of mine and 2 dck. I'm trying to get those last 10-15 baby pounds off. But when I get the kids settled to nap or do something quiet I'm so tired! Then there is always something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By katie
Yes! I have a friend who called and asked me the...

Yes! I have a friend who called and asked me the other week to take her son all day Saturday for free so she and her husband could have a date day. Are you kidding???? I would give my left arm to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By katie
Update on What to Do

Mom #2 offered the info last night on her own. Mom #1 got busted for looking up stuff she shouldn't have been at work and is under investigation. There is my answer. I did get back with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,709
Posted By katie
I find that they are really off when they come...

I find that they are really off when they come back from a different schedule. Is it at all possible to put him in a different room until he gets back on track? I put them in different rooms even if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By katie
What To Do - Update

My first dcg that came to me in May has been out for almost 2 weeks. The Thurs and Fri before last, she was out b/c there was a death in the family. She paid me , no prob. Then, on Monday she called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,335
Posted By katie
In Florida even if it gets expunged anything at...

In Florida even if it gets expunged anything at all on the record or ever was must be disclosed to the DCF. In the case of getting licenced to do childcare, becoming a cop, or working for the DCF you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,827
Posted By katie
Almost laughed out loud this morning after I read...

Almost laughed out loud this morning after I read this last night. Dcg showed up today entirely in white, new fancy skirt and ruffled shirt. When dad picked up this afternoon happy to report it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,547
Posted By katie
what Aya477 said..just tell them "hey, I'm...

what Aya477 said..just tell them "hey, I'm thinking you don't need the special accomodation anymore." I love my sleep too. Every minute counts in this job! I would rather stay in bed another 10...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 08-03-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,552
Posted By katie
I soooo needed to hear that someone else was...

I soooo needed to hear that someone else was struggling today. Took on 3rd dck starting yesterday. He's 3 months, added to 1 yr old, 3 yr old and my 9 yr old, 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 6 month old! 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By katie
So the mom came in and I told her she had to get...

So the mom came in and I told her she had to get her schedule together with mom#1 as planned. I wasn't watching both that long but overlapping was killing me. Esp when the mom was doing whatever,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By katie
Lesson Learned

So, I started about 4 months ago. Mom#1 is great, single mom, her schedule is 8-5 3 days and 12-9 2 days. She referred me a coworker who supposedly had same schedule. She said they would work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,439
Posted By katie
My hubby supports it, but he works the weekend,...

My hubby supports it, but he works the weekend, so he's home 3 days during the week. I appreciate the help, but I told him today, stop coming in at the way wrong time needing something! I'm cooking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By katie
Melskids, I laughed so loud. Thank you for that!...

Melskids, I laughed so loud. Thank you for that! On that note:

6:45 Stare at alarm clock, turn it off, get up to greet parents
7:15 greet parents and forget it's payday b/c I'm still half asleep....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,601
Posted By katie
How bout my own kids???? They are the ones! No,...

How bout my own kids???? They are the ones! No, you can't have a snack AGAIN, shut the door!!, stop touching your sister! Just don't even look at her!, No you cannot watch Star wars right now! What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,956
Posted By katie
Amen!!!!!!!!!! TGIF!!!!!!! It's been one of those...

Amen!!!!!!!!!! TGIF!!!!!!! It's been one of those weeks. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,331
Posted By katie
Ditto on the Dollar Tree. I get coloring books,...

Ditto on the Dollar Tree. I get coloring books, workbooks, flash cards, craft supplies, foam sheets, crayons, etc. They have a good school section now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,240
Posted By katie
I'm so glad you posted this. I will be waiting to...

I'm so glad you posted this. I will be waiting to hear how it goes. I have my 9 yr old, my 7 yr, 4 yr and 5 month, then I have a 1yr dcb, and a 3 yr old dcb. I will be getting infant #2 August 9th....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,512
Posted By katie
My 7 yr old and 4 yr old girls have to play in...

My 7 yr old and 4 yr old girls have to play in their room quietly. My 9 yr old son is only allowed to watch his Star Wars very quietly during this time. It gives him something to look forward to and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,955
Posted By katie
I have a mother of a 13, yes 13 month old tell me...

I have a mother of a 13, yes 13 month old tell me last week that dcb was going to potty train over the 4th. She brought me the plastic underwear and pullups. This child has no words for potty, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,879
Posted By katie
paid holiday!! Take it while you can!

paid holiday!! Take it while you can!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,971
Posted By katie
As for boy#1 I have a 1 yr old dcg that did the...

As for boy#1 I have a 1 yr old dcg that did the same thing. The only child at home being held all day, center of the universe. I caught on right away that she was used to eating on mom's lap from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,923
Posted By katie
Lololol thanks I needed to know someone else was...

Lololol thanks I needed to know someone else was having my day! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,699
Posted By katie
I am so with you. I have only 6, 4 being mine, 7...

I am so with you. I have only 6, 4 being mine, 7 soon. But here's today, I can only laugh!
6:00 am Wake, look at the clock...try to convince self to go back to sleep
6:40 am ok, get up now!
7:05...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,700
Posted By katie
I do one for each kid, but I only have 2 right...

I do one for each kid, but I only have 2 right now, soon 3. It just says my day today: Diapers/toileting, meals ( and I put what they ate or how much), activities, when they napped, and a misc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By katie
I gave all parents a sheet recently stating all...

I gave all parents a sheet recently stating all holidays during the week were paid. I give 2 weeks or 10 business days with no pay. Beyond that they pay half.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By katie
Both of my dcb are used to being the center of...

Both of my dcb are used to being the center of the universe at home. Doesn't work here! Not with 6 kids to change, feed and care for. Sometimes I can tell one of the moms is pondering why her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By katie
Yep, I wake up like 15 minutes beforehand, they...

Yep, I wake up like 15 minutes beforehand, they arrive at 7. I need my sleep! My worst fear, I sleep through and someone comes. Yikes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,314
Posted By katie
Last week I sat down to nurse my own baby when...

Last week I sat down to nurse my own baby when dcb who is 1 walked by, tripped over my leg and fell on my foot. When she got up, there was poop all over my leg. And her! OMG gross! :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,389
Posted By katie
I know I'm down at the bottom but just wanted to...

I know I'm down at the bottom but just wanted to say I'm praying for you and your husband. We are just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here. Hubby lost job in Oct. while I was pregnant with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,410
Posted By katie
This is causing waaay to much stress...terminate!

This is causing waaay to much stress...terminate!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,023
Posted By katie
Same here. Just got a new dck and on day 1 she...

Same here. Just got a new dck and on day 1 she stared at her food. I my house, you don't eat your meal..no snacks later! Otherwise they fill up on crackers, etc. So she stared at both meals. Not one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,870
Posted By katie
Yep, loving my backbone too. I served a sheet of...

Yep, loving my backbone too. I served a sheet of my pay policy to new mom and mom#1 (see thread on backbone) Mom #1 didn't say a thing. She dropped dcb off the next morning and let me know her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By katie
Backbone!

So I've had one dcb for 4 weeks. She was talking to a coworker who was looking for care. So she came and interviewed tonight and is starting Monday! Anyway, I made the mistake over Memorial Day to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,138
Posted By katie
I put my ad on craigslist. I got about 15-20 of...

I put my ad on craigslist. I got about 15-20 of those scams. Delete! Then I got my first dcb from it. She has worked out great so far. She is even sending me a coworker to interview tonight! I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Posted By katie
thanks! Judytrickett you crack me up. I love your...

thanks! Judytrickett you crack me up. I love your replies on here. I need to channel some of your backbone for sure! Thanks again.
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