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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Josiegirl
happyfacehappyfacehappyface Hope your last...

happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Hope your last official day has been going well for you!
It's such a different feeling to be done. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Josiegirl
Ah, well that makes all the difference and I take...

Ah, well that makes all the difference and I take back my original answer. It's in their policies and she knew that going in?
Made a mistake in passing judgement before knowing all the facts. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Josiegirl
Their excuses were cop outs. First they say they...

Their excuses were cop outs. First they say they didn't want too many people there and since that didn't make sense they then added it was for security reasons. That, I could justify except for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
I know it's hard to enforce the rules but it's a...

I know it's hard to enforce the rules but it's a necessary part of it all. I was terrible about it. :( I always just kept my fingers crossed that everybody make it to the end of the day okay. The one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 36,192
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm so very sorry.:(

I'm so very sorry.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 36,192
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for sharing that. Have no words for...

Thank you for sharing that. Have no words for that whole tragedy but this little girl, is amazing. Her whole mindset is one of survivor. So so sad, the whole thing. And her brother, what he did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Josiegirl
Every provider has their own personal line they...

Every provider has their own personal line they don't want interviewees crossing. Only you know where that line is. If you feel questions are getting too personal, then avoid answering them. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad for the happy update and that she's now...

So glad for the happy update and that she's now socializing again. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Josiegirl
Me me me me me. Adults are so caught up with the...

Me me me me me. Adults are so caught up with the ME movement that children are becoming simple baggage problems of where to put them. :( No wonder so many kids need help and are emotional messes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Josiegirl
Whatever you choose to do, can you discuss it...

Whatever you choose to do, can you discuss it with dcm and ask if dck would like to make something special for a grandpa or uncle, etc.? Or you could make it for dcm, citing that she's being both a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope you mentioned it. Plus I think I'd take...

I hope you mentioned it. Plus I think I'd take their privilege away for taking advantage of you; they'll figure it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes definitely. You can play the game too. ...

Yes definitely. You can play the game too.



How do you get anything else done during the day? Unless your ratio is 1-1 or maybe 2-1. Even then you're missing more outside time, rushing through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Josiegirl
Uh just no. I'd request a good supply, things...

Uh just no. I'd request a good supply, things happen. And if I was expected to make 2 diapers last a whole day, that poor kid would either go home soaked/dirty or I'd be using spare diapers I had at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
Yikes 48 hrs. is a very long week for children....

Yikes 48 hrs. is a very long week for children. AND you!!! Lots of time outside!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 281,698
Posted By Josiegirl
I got to see my most favorite 2 little dcgs...

I got to see my most favorite 2 little dcgs today. Mom stopped by with them after work. I love their hugs and the 2 yo now says my name.lovethis I need to borrow them for a day, very soon. Sure do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Josiegirl
Same here, Insect Lore, a few years ago. The dcks...

Same here, Insect Lore, a few years ago. The dcks loved it! And all 5 survived which *I* was happy with. When it was time to release them, I invited the dcps to join us; they brought cameras. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Josiegirl
I've used it all. :rolleyes: Don't know what your...

I've used it all. :rolleyes: Don't know what your rules are but yes, technically these things are choking hazards for any child who still mouths things. With that said, I never had problems with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Josiegirl
That happened here too, so many times. I think...

That happened here too, so many times.
I think all the parent guide books out there advise to pick your battles. Trouble is parents aren't picking ANY battles. They're letting their kids pick them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By Josiegirl
Keep interviewing and go with the best fit. If...

Keep interviewing and go with the best fit. If your gut is making you pause with this one I'd say listen to it. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
For their birthdays I try to think of what they...

For their birthdays I try to think of what they like or would fit their interests. At Christmas, I usually give each dck a book or puzzle with something the book(puzzle) might pertain to, again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Josiegirl
Wondering how you like your Shark, Sharlan? I'm...

Wondering how you like your Shark, Sharlan? I'm still in the market for a new vacuum but usually just buy cheap and replace every few years. I don't like paying outlandish prices for vacuums. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Josiegirl
Guess I've been lucky, my dcps always did a good...

Guess I've been lucky, my dcps always did a good job of watching their own.
Do you have anything in your handbook about when parents are in your home, it's their responsibility?
If you expect some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Josiegirl
I had a 2 1/2 yo who did or at least tried to do...

I had a 2 1/2 yo who did or at least tried to do most everything, very independent little thing. :) Then the just barely 2 yo wouldn't even try. He'd refuse. By 3 and definitely 4, I'd think they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Josiegirl
I completely agree with this. If the parents are...

I completely agree with this. If the parents are willing to excuse and reward her behaviors, she'll learn nothing. :confused: Plus with the dynamics being different at your daycare, having to compete...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
It's definitely a drawback when you cannot find...

It's definitely a drawback when you cannot find another way to get your own kiddos somewhere. :( Definitely search and see if you can find some alternative transportation for your own so they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm with BC. It sounds like the stressful ones...

I'm with BC. It sounds like the stressful ones are making your job and life miserable; keeping them won't change how you feel.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-27-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok thanks!

Ok thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha funny how that works. Not to mention will...

Haha funny how that works.
Not to mention will any human being be able to keep their eyes on a baby every single minute? Still unsafe. But someone did say it was staged. I'm hoping that's the case.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-26-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Josiegirl
When You Close DC

Tom, I closed my dc officially May 24th. But I'll still care for a set of siblings occasionally and maybe 1 other dck. Can I deduct costs during those times, such as food, activities I do with them?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Josiegirl
My dcps loved that we got outside as much as we...

My dcps loved that we got outside as much as we could but it was never long enough for me. We'd go out about 9 then come in by 10 so LO could nap, sometimes back out after lunch for another 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope the stress has lifted for you and you're...

I hope the stress has lifted for you and you're enjoying your days as much as possible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
My neighbors don't realize my 2 1/2 yo dcg(who is...

My neighbors don't realize my 2 1/2 yo dcg(who is so difficult to get to sleep anyways) is extremely fascinated by the sound of lawn mowers and loves the word why and I wanna see?
No, honey, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm guessing she focuses more on her outside...

I'm guessing she focuses more on her outside appearances of herself, her home, how cute her baby looks in the unsafe bed, and all the appearances of her life. Does she even change diapers or feed her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/kim-kardashian-wests-post-of-baby-psalms-cribs-makes-experts-cringe/ar-AABL1d8?ocid=SK2ADHP

We weren't the only ones that saw danger.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh my almost 2 yo dcb consistently tries to mow...

Ugh my almost 2 yo dcb consistently tries to mow down the dcks when playing with trucks or strollers or anything he can push. Yesterday when dcm came to pick him up he had the stroller and repeatedly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Josiegirl
Pretty sad when we need to be reminded by gadgets...

Pretty sad when we need to be reminded by gadgets that our beloved child is with us. Yet evidently so very much needed!
Now how to get them out there to every single parent??!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By Josiegirl
So nice to hear and I bet your dd is happy too!!

So nice to hear and I bet your dd is happy too!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
Dcb comes in all sweet looking and smiley this...

Dcb comes in all sweet looking and smiley this a.m. As soon as his mom walks out the door, he's in full attack mode to the 2 1/2 yo dcg and has been nonstop eversince. Then when 1 yo dcb arrives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By Josiegirl
To me, it'd be annoying but would let it go. If...

To me, it'd be annoying but would let it go. If they made a habit of it I'd bring it up and ask them to adjust their hours accordingly, or let you know the day before or something. Yes, I've had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
My last baby was born 26 GASP years ago so I...

My last baby was born 26 GASP years ago so I don't remember seeing any videos. I only remember getting helped with my first one, with nursing him. And being shown how to bathe an infant.
But our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 211,184
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha So many signs, blogs, articles, have me...

Haha So many signs, blogs, articles, have me shaking my head due to improper usage of wording or spelling or so many other things. I've always been a pretty good speller(that is changing as my brain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
Do doctors preach safe sleep? Do state resources...

Do doctors preach safe sleep? Do state resources preach safe sleep(other than to dcproviders)? Do maternity units preach safe sleep? If so, why are stupid things still being done? We know so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my. Now there's a photo worthy of teaching...

Oh my. Now there's a photo worthy of teaching everything that's wrong about sleeping newborns.:mad::confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Josiegirl
That was my thought as well. :( If I knew babies...

That was my thought as well. :( If I knew babies were sleeping on boppy pillows, I could not leave my baby there. :( I'm sure staff behaved while dcd was present. I just wouldn't trust them if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 281,698
Posted By Josiegirl
Love it!!

Love it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Josiegirl
How is any provider getting away with sleeping a...

How is any provider getting away with sleeping a baby that way??? :mad::( It must be illegal nationwide isn't it? I know my own babies used to sleep in car seats, baby swings, with bumper pads in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol Isn't it Pluto they decided wasn't a planet...

Lol Isn't it Pluto they decided wasn't a planet after all those years? But then maybe they decided it was...again? Can't remember. :rolleyes: I'm still trying to get over the fact we still celebrate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Josiegirl
Good for you MamaG!!!!

Good for you MamaG!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Josiegirl
I haven't had a TV in many years and don't let...

I haven't had a TV in many years and don't let the dcks watch videos at all. I think it's a good thing for them to represent all ways. But at a young age I don't think there needs to be a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By Josiegirl
One of my dcbs still comes in occasionally...

One of my dcbs still comes in occasionally sucking on one of those things. :rolleyes::mad: And the thing is, dcps all know I feed their kids breakfast soon after they get here. And this dcb is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope so! How could anyone think that was okay?...

I hope so! How could anyone think that was okay? TG for that little boy knowing what to do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Josiegirl
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/woman-arreste...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/woman-arrested-after-toddler-calls-911-reports-he-and-6-others-left-alone-in-a-hot-car/ar-AABkiau?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=SK2ADHP

Thankfully no deaths and a very smart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Josiegirl
Thinking back there have been many I should have...

Thinking back there have been many I should have terminated but hung in there.:( They either aged out or I was magically full when they wanted to return during the summer, had another sibling, etc. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad for you that it's over and done with but...

I'm glad for you that it's over and done with but sorry it didn't go well. I'm sure when parents hear it, it's such a shock(usually) that their first reaction is a knee-jerk reaction. But at least...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By Josiegirl
I thought the same as BC. But so glad your hen is...

I thought the same as BC. But so glad your hen is doing better! Is there a chance, when she's able to rejoin her group, that the others will pick on her?
I remember a friend of my dd had a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,338
Posted By Josiegirl
What's with all the new unregistered posts? Did I...

What's with all the new unregistered posts? Did I miss something?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Josiegirl
As hard as it is to give notice, I agree with BC,...

As hard as it is to give notice, I agree with BC, especially when it comes to our own health. If you have a family that isn't willing to acknowledge there are issues you need to both work on together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Josiegirl
My dcbaby is also 11 mo and seems to be...

My dcbaby is also 11 mo and seems to be self-weaning. I've switched over from trying a 4-5 oz. bottle to using a cup and he's lucky to take an ounce. He's still nursing but dcm says he's losing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Josiegirl
Same here; I don't think anyone has mentioned it...

Same here; I don't think anyone has mentioned it for the past few years, to me. It doesn't really matter actually. I think all the special days like that are kind of silly to be honest. Nurses Day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 211,184
Posted By Josiegirl
2.5 yo dcg does not want to sleep. As long as she...

2.5 yo dcg does not want to sleep. As long as she stays in one place, there isn't much more I can do. Have tried everything short of hog tying and duct taping. So she's in there just chattering away,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Josiegirl
We were outside yesterday and could hear a...

We were outside yesterday and could hear a chainsaw somewhere in the neighborhood but no clue where it was. My sweet 2.5 yo dcg must've told me 100x she wanted to see it. When I told her I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks Michael for posting previous threads. I...

Thanks Michael for posting previous threads. I did find a cute idea from them. But I always chuckle when I see how many times I've already asked the same question. :rolleyes::o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow is right. :rolleyes: Out come the crazies...

Wow is right. :rolleyes:
Out come the crazies and there they go. :ouch: I always wonder where they end up taking their child/ren and feel bad for the provider. Unless the provider is worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By Josiegirl
I had a 4 yo, then turned 5 yo and he would still...

I had a 4 yo, then turned 5 yo and he would still lay on the floor and let mom or g'ma take his shoes off for him. I'm like...what????? I don't think I put on or took off his shoes once the whole 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Josiegirl
Really? A dcd asked for you to make extra for...

Really? A dcd asked for you to make extra for grandmothers, current gf, etc.? Wow! Some people....

I finally ordered some clear flat glass beads and magnets so we'll make those this week, using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Josiegirl
Mother's Day

I searched for something to do with the kiddos that I haven't done before and found a really cute magnet with clear glass jewels to make. Finally I found the right size jewels to use with great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Josiegirl
Sprouting beans?? OMG that is so gross! If kids...

Sprouting beans?? OMG that is so gross! If kids only knew.:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Josiegirl
I have 2 toddlers who just learned the word why....

I have 2 toddlers who just learned the word why. :ouch:

I like PP's answer, short and sweet.:) I think some kids are just programmed with a why button.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 211,184
Posted By Josiegirl
Perfect example of expecting us to do things at...

Perfect example of expecting us to do things at dc that they won't do at home. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Josiegirl
Watching him like a hawk until he outgrows it? I...

Watching him like a hawk until he outgrows it? I have no ideas really. I have had dcks do that too but not very often. One dck cried because they put apple pieces up there and it must've hurt....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By Josiegirl
I get so upset when they do this. Last time it...

I get so upset when they do this. Last time it happened I knew the girls weren't ready(twins) but they insisted on coming to dc on a Monday a.m. in underwear. So I asked dcm, so they're going poop in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope your chicken heals quickly and...

I hope your chicken heals quickly and uneventfully. :(

BC, I couldn't ever sit through any nature show where animals get attacked. :( I've tried. Even the rescue story where they show a before and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, it definitely is. To me, it also takes away...

Yes, it definitely is. To me, it also takes away any credibility out of any program rated with high Stars because you have to wonder how much has been fudged in the paperwork of the whole process and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Josiegirl
I think Stars is ridiculous in so many ways. I...

I think Stars is ridiculous in so many ways. I know more than 1 person connected with an agency used to advise us to more or less 'fudge' things to make our application look better, our environments...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By Josiegirl
Is this the only dcf you have at the moment? Is...

Is this the only dcf you have at the moment? Is it difficult to find dcfs? Can you financially do without them if they leave, until you can find dcfs for M-Th? Dcm gave you a list of Fridays she'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Josiegirl
Of course. :) And thank you!

Of course. :) And thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh wow and she never even replied when you sent...

Oh wow and she never even replied when you sent messages. Doesn't sound good. :( Yeh, I'm thinking she won't be returning but I could be wrong. It's happened once or twice.;) I hope, for your sake,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you :) I'd been thinking about it seriously...

Thank you :) I'd been thinking about it seriously for a few months. I'd hit a burn-out stage I just wasn't recovering from. Then mid-winter my dh made the suggestion that I retire and he move back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol How cool for your dd and you!! I wouldn't...

Lol How cool for your dd and you!! I wouldn't dare keep anything for my own kids because I'm sure their taste would be different than mine anyways. :rolleyes: I have a hard time letting go, only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Josiegirl
In my experience, a lot of parents don't want...

In my experience, a lot of parents don't want their children to outgrow their babyhood. I haven't seen lots of the other things mentioned in the OP, unless there was a real need. One place I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Josiegirl
She's Taking It All!!

happyfacehappyface I gave dcm(the one who's opening her own dc because I'm closing)a list of all my stuff, hoping she'd take some of it off my hands. Course I keep mentally adding to it because of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 04:07 AM
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Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Don't beat yourself up. I've done that before...

Don't beat yourself up. I've done that before too. So I have no idea how to stop it once I start. :lol: Usually I'm either too darn quiet or else I start wagging my tongue and start saying things I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a small home, somewhere around 960 sf....

I have a small home, somewhere around 960 sf. I've always used the living room, kitchen, playroom for dc. Since no one else lives here now, I also use an 11x11 spare bedroom they can play in. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Josiegirl
A week off with a newborn?? I took my 6 weeks and...

A week off with a newborn?? I took my 6 weeks and don't regret it at all. Sure, I lost some clients. I didn't care. I just started all over with new ones.

Don't put up with their BS. Concentrate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Josiegirl
Let them go with your peace of mind intact and do...

Let them go with your peace of mind intact and do not harbor any guilt or bad feelings about it. Hopefully your next dcf won't require bending over backwards to please them. Really, you did nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,330
Posted By Josiegirl
What is it with kids these days?? I've had dcks...

What is it with kids these days?? I've had dcks do very similar things and I have to wonder sometimes. :confused: Right now I have a 5 yo who thinks nothing of body slamming me, in fun, while I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
MOM wiped his nose with his shirt?? Dang I was...

MOM wiped his nose with his shirt?? Dang I was gonna say boogers too. :ouch:

Not sure which is worse, wiping it with the dck's shirt or using their fingers(yes dcm, not dck)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
Mud? Chocolate from breakfast? Please don't tell...

Mud? Chocolate from breakfast? Please don't tell us it's poop or something like that. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By Josiegirl
Ditto Blackcat's sentiments!! You must be very...

Ditto Blackcat's sentiments!! You must be very proud happyface Such a cool thing that she's involved in a film like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Josiegirl
Sounds like a parent who it's all about them. Or...

Sounds like a parent who it's all about them. Or maybe she needed care to cover a providers' unexpected time off? Also sounds aggravating. :lol: Glad it's over for you.happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Josiegirl
I've always noticed that with the 5 yo dcks and...

I've always noticed that with the 5 yo dcks and up. I had a group of 7-9 yos one summer who I swear, could not create 1 ounce of fun outside by themselves. Little kids love the bugs and rocks, dirt,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Josiegirl
The walk-o-dile looks cool; have never seen that...

The walk-o-dile looks cool; have never seen that before. But why don't they ever have pictures of 6 kids pushing and pulling, tugging and screaming, crying and falling? Or is it only a group I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By Josiegirl
I had a set of twins whose mom let them have...

I had a set of twins whose mom let them have anything and everything, then they wouldn't let her take it away. :rolleyes:
Dcm used to tell me they just *had* to sleep with chapstick tops at night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Josiegirl
I have 2 dcks going through that right now. They...

I have 2 dcks going through that right now. They just don't want to be bothered. I warn them of what we're going to do. If they cannot walk willingly, I carry them. I'll tell them it's important they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to be in such a hurry to get my taxes done...

I used to be in such a hurry to get my taxes done when I knew I was getting money back(when I had 2 dds in college it was great) but now that I know I'm paying in every 1/4, I drag my feet. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Josiegirl
My 2 1/2 yo dcg seems to be exiting the...

My 2 1/2 yo dcg seems to be exiting the crying-at-drop off stage now. She's been coming since 4 mo but right after the holidays(and 10 days off from dc) it was challenging for her. It's just barely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Josiegirl
This. Don't beat yourself up; I've done the...

This.
Don't beat yourself up; I've done the same thing as you. Even though it is listed in your policies or contract, I think all of a sudden going from not charging late fees to charging late fees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Josiegirl
I always offer, whether they're picking up or...

I always offer, whether they're picking up or dropping off it doesn't matter. I have no problem changing diapers unless they're so disgustingly nasty I feel like vomiting. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Josiegirl
Hey life happens! I'd tell her the truth. You...

Hey life happens! I'd tell her the truth. You thought you were possibly having a heart attack. I'm sure they wouldn't have wanted to bring the child! If they cannot understand that, then maybe they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Josiegirl
I know we're not suppose to give up info for...

I know we're not suppose to give up info for professional reasons and you don't need to go into details with DCD and DW but I'd definitely mention something. I think telling them your dc was no...
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