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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 01:54 AM
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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: 8
Views: 394
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: 275
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: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
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: 422
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: 422
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: 709
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: 666
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: 457
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: 497
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: 625
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: 556
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: 477
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: 248
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: 539
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: 583
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: 487
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: 448
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...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't use air fresheners, just crack a window...

I don't use air fresheners, just crack a window or turn on a ceiling fan. :)
As far as chemicals, everything I buy stays in its original container. And most of what I buy now is Green Works or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Josiegirl
Doing Anything Special for Easter?

What do you all do with your group? Any crafts or activities? Special snacks? Do you give them goodies or books or baskets for Easter?
I used to do so much. I just don't have it in me anymore. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Josiegirl
Get them journals to fill in during the summer. ...

Get them journals to fill in during the summer.

What about those adult coloring books with colored pencils? (Gasp****yes coloring books)

Collect all those recyclables and weird shaped throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Josiegirl
Even knowing the dck is going through a lot of...

Even knowing the dck is going through a lot of difficult changes in his life which he's probably having a hard time processing, it's still important to keep the same rules and expectations with him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Dcf told me Thursday they'd found a new dc and...

Dcf told me Thursday they'd found a new dc and was giving me notice that next week would be their last week. I said ok. Even though technically they're supposed to give me 2 week notice. So dcm sent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By Josiegirl
Eww eww eww, that poor kid!!

Eww eww eww, that poor kid!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By Josiegirl
I had a pedi and nurse family who would give...

I had a pedi and nurse family who would give their just barely 2 yo peanuts and let him ride part of the way home in the back window of their car. Then I had another dr.'s dd who hated her car seat;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By Josiegirl
This mostly but ditto to everyone else too!...

This mostly but ditto to everyone else too! Without any question!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
This isn't food but I was bummed when they told...

This isn't food but I was bummed when they told us we could no longer use shaving cream in dc. We had so many cool projects and activities over the years using that stuff. I understand kids cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Josiegirl
Sometimes things have a way of working themselves...

Sometimes things have a way of working themselves out! Glad they left and you've got that peaceful feeling. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
My 5 yo dcg went through that phase where every...

My 5 yo dcg went through that phase where every other word was butt, 'get your butt out of here' wiggling her butt or whatever she could think of that got a rise out of people. Well, that phase...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 278,110
Posted By Josiegirl
Made the most perfect snowman this morning yay!...

Made the most perfect snowman this morning yay! Just hope it's the last one of this season!:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
I've used food for sensory play. Call me bad....

I've used food for sensory play. Call me bad. :rolleyes: It certainly can't be any worse than throwing away disgusting amounts of food we offer, because of food program rules, that the dcks won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm pretty sure it's each time and it has to come...

I'm pretty sure it's each time and it has to come in an original container from the parent themselves. We were also told we couldn't keep anything like children's Tylenol on hand, to administer, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By Josiegirl
Hahaha insanity. I love the idea of bringing...

Hahaha insanity.
I love the idea of bringing nature inside but doesn't one benefit from nature outside while also getting fresh air, room to move, etc., etc. Absolutely ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Josiegirl
While I definitely agree with sleeping issues...

While I definitely agree with sleeping issues being the main cause, there could be other traits or issues at play too. Does he get along with the other dcks, is he afraid, does he miss mom/dad, did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to give the dcfs a heads-up, then make...

I used to give the dcfs a heads-up, then make sure my own kids stayed in their beds most of the day, which is right off the kitchen anyways. So it wasn't like they were really isolated as I was on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Josiegirl
'After rethinking the situation from a business...

'After rethinking the situation from a business standpoint, I do need to require a holding fee for the spot.'
Then tell her you have an opportunity to take an infant in August and decide how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Josiegirl
Meeko, lovin' it! Gus is adorable lovethis I...

Meeko, lovin' it! Gus is adorable lovethis

I have 2 dogs and they're with the dcks a lot. There's a lot of love passed around both ways but when the kids or dogs are in a 'mood' I put them in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
And you know everyone will tell her how great she...

And you know everyone will tell her how great she is.:rolleyes: Whatever happened to that unique idea of actually spending time with your child to determine a great mom? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Josiegirl
Society is already suffering. :( Increased...

Society is already suffering. :( Increased depression and suicide. But just think about all the posts we read on here, concerning kids who don't know how to work out problems, interact, create,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Josiegirl
If he's new to a louder environment, it could...

If he's new to a louder environment, it could certainly be what's causing his startle reflexes. My 9 mo started when he was 3-4 mo and he'd cry at every little noise. Dcm said they didn't try to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Josiegirl
My 5 yo dcg is very imaginative, plays well by...

My 5 yo dcg is very imaginative, plays well by herself. Not with others though as she has to be boss at all times. My 5 yo dcb has no clue, all he does is drive cars back and forth on the floors....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Josiegirl
So cool!!

So cool!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 278,110
Posted By Josiegirl
I needed to get my dog into the vet today and...

I needed to get my dog into the vet today and didn't have any clue what to do. So I sent a text to the 2 dcms I had during that time frame and asked them if they'd be able to come to my house and be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Josiegirl
That's sad that everybody's laying a guilt trip...

That's sad that everybody's laying a guilt trip on you. :(:mad:
1. Your children are only so little for so long and dc already eats up so much time out of you, taking from them. BTDT
2. Everybody...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
:lol::lol::lol: I sooo needed this chuckle!!...

:lol::lol::lol:

I sooo needed this chuckle!! What was dcm's reaction? Eating crow or blaming you?:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Josiegirl
I would explain it from your heart. Tell them...

I would explain it from your heart. Tell them exactly what you've said here, that you love having her in your home but the summers you've been working towards, will not work for you with an infant....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Hahaha wicked wicked wicked I love it. :D

Hahaha wicked wicked wicked I love it. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Josiegirl
Don't panic. :) One of my dds had lice a million...

Don't panic. :) One of my dds had lice a million years ago; nobody else got it and it took 6 long tedious weeks to eradicate them completely. Then twin dcgs had them a couple years ago; nobody else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Josiegirl
My 5 yos are turning out to be better nappers...

My 5 yos are turning out to be better nappers than my 2 yos!!!:rolleyes:
I used to give some of the 4 yos who just would not nap anymore, busy boxes with quiet activities in them. Dry erase boards,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Just one week. I'd be so glad to go through just...

Just one week. I'd be so glad to go through just one week without a child getting scratched, hair pulled, toy stolen. That's only five work days. Really. It's not too much to ask is it?:mad:
And now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Josiegirl
Can I borrow your group for a week please??:ouch:

Can I borrow your group for a week please??:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 208,527
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG I can so relate to this!! My 5 yos are always...

OMG I can so relate to this!! My 5 yos are always getting annoyed because the younger ones idolize them and that means doing what they do, saying what they say, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a dcg who scales her crib all the time. :(...

I have a dcg who scales her crib all the time. :( I've tried a mat, a cot, right now she sleeps on the couch, when she feels like sleeping. And when she doesn't, nobody gets any rest.:(:mad: She's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Josiegirl
Go play. Go play. Give him space. Go play. ...

Go play.
Go play.
Give him space.
Go play.
Stop teasing your sister, teasing isn't nice.
Go play.
Lay back down, this is rest time.
Everybody is resting, you need to lay down and rest your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
I really love it when dcks tell me I'm older than...

I really love it when dcks tell me I'm older than their grandparents. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Josiegirl
The message the movie's trying to get across is...

The message the movie's trying to get across is such an important one. So many veterans end up with the short stick, treated badly(esp. by the government and lack of resources), and suffer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Josiegirl
This is so true. Kids have to develop a good...

This is so true. Kids have to develop a good sense of right/wrong, respect for themselves and others, and feel they can talk with parents about everything. It's hard because they're so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd never heard of it before now. But I...

I'd never heard of it before now. But I completely agree with monitoring everything your child is exposed to. While it might seem impossible to do(especially as they age and want more privacy)I think...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-02-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad you made yourself visible here and it'll...

Glad you made yourself visible here and it'll help you to know a lot of us are experiencing many of your feelings and frustrations. Care-giving is a strong burn-out profession and I wish they offered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Josiegirl
Pretty young lady! Would love to see the whole...

Pretty young lady! Would love to see the whole film.
You must be very proud of her.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Josiegirl
Any way to post all your replies directly to the...

Any way to post all your replies directly to the author of this article?? Wish there was because you all make some very valid points and the writer needs to see them! Everything I've read here is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Josiegirl
I completely agree with all the replies!! You can...

I completely agree with all the replies!! You can be as breast-feeding friendly as you want but that does NOT give dcm the right to stay beyond her contracted hours. If she wants or needs to do that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Josiegirl
I have no solutions, sorry!!:( But I know I...

I have no solutions, sorry!!:( But I know I couldn't tolerate that as long as you have!! Screaming/screeching/crying babies can wear on a person's nerves faster than anything else, IMO. It's one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh!! Sorry the burden is on you to pay for...

Ugh!! Sorry the burden is on you to pay for fencing but in the long run it'll be safer for the kiddos too. Plus it's deductible for a business expense. Still $ucks tho. :(
My 2 dogs are the only 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Josiegirl
Choking hazard IMO. I don't care what age, unless...

Choking hazard IMO. I don't care what age, unless it's the adults.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Josiegirl
This! I don't allow dcks to serve themselves for...

This! I don't allow dcks to serve themselves for this very reason. Kids always seem to want more and never eat it like they say they will.
I saw this very issue crop at at our Christmas dinner with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Josiegirl
If he's not miserable and screaming in pain, and...

If he's not miserable and screaming in pain, and on meds., then yes I do. Running a fever? No. Miserable? No. On meds or not? Hard to say yes or no because some drs. feel they'll go away on their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Josiegirl
OT for Infant Eating?

Has anyone ever had babies who they did OT with to get them to learn how to chew/eat food?
My just turned 9 mo, still doesn't eat food. The only thing he's happy with is yogurt and the occasional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Josiegirl
So I just now attempted a system restore, it said...

So I just now attempted a system restore, it said it failed and to either do an earlier restore or advanced restore. My simple little brain started clouding over and I just went back to browsing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Josiegirl
One of my dcms was telling me about a dc about 15...

One of my dcms was telling me about a dc about 15 minutes from me, that she doesn't think is licensed. One of her nieces goes to it and dcm couldn't find it listed on the state providers web page....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I hate that!! I had a salesman from Spectrum...

Oh I hate that!! I had a salesman from Spectrum stop at my house the other day right during nap time and I have a dcg who sleeps in the living room, near the door. I open it, he starts his spiel and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Josiegirl
I buy so many of mine from yard sales so it's not...

I buy so many of mine from yard sales so it's not a huge monetary loss, it's the whole 'books are special' thinking I have. And I thought board books were pretty indestructible but you wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Josiegirl
Mistreatment of Books

In all of his 21 mo toddler misadventures, tearing apart books has become one of his most recent challenges. :rolleyes: I was thinking of putting all the older kid books up but he's doing it to all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Josiegirl
State is Being Lenient

Met a dcprovider at the grocery store last night and I've been dropping away from all the meetings, classes, etc. She asked me if I was still doing dc and I said yes but told her I wasn't sure if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Josiegirl
My sponsor said she's able to sign in to my...

My sponsor said she's able to sign in to my account. It's got to have something to do with my refreshing Firefox because it was working fine before that. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Josiegirl
If you let him go will you lose his sibling too?...

If you let him go will you lose his sibling too? That's a big age gap and I can see why it would be difficult for everyone. I think I'd say no to dcm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd do this. I don't like being interrupted...

I'd do this. I don't like being interrupted either. It can make a person feel disrespected and unimportant. But if everything else clicked I'd try a face to face interview. I think you can tell a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks. I'm afraid it's probably related to my...

Thanks. I'm afraid it's probably related to my dang computer somehow. I've emailed my sponsor but she hasn't replied yet. Probably on her annual cruise somewhere tropical and warm and sunny....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Josiegirl
Anyone Else Having Issues with KidKare Today?

I haven't had any issues with signing onto my account, ever. This morning I refreshed Firefox and it now asks for my log-in info, which I've entered countless times and it keeps telling me I either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, and we're supposed to be ecstatic about a...

Yes, and we're supposed to be ecstatic about a lesser crew. "must be like a vacation" they say. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Josiegirl
Argh Gotta Love Potty Training

So I've got 2 dcks at the moment who are going through it. Dcg was having great success and now it's only once in awhile she wants to use it. But always at the most inopportune times such as when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
There's been a full moon since the holidays...

There's been a full moon since the holidays hasn't there??:ouch:
I'm sorry for all the aggravation you've been having but the moon has been beautiful.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Josiegirl
I always admire anyone who can make that decision...

I always admire anyone who can make that decision and stick to it. :) It's almost always a tough thing to do. I'm glad life in dc is better now for you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
It's hard to know if the place he was at over the...

It's hard to know if the place he was at over the summer changed him or if simple aging into a new developmental phase created the changes.
I've had a dcb since he was 3 mo and he's now almost 21...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh ah noooo. Please don't put up with that for a...

Yeh ah noooo. Please don't put up with that for a minute longer!!! They are using you because they can. No diapers go home unless they brought them in the first place. And if you do up their rates to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow. I'd be letting them go asap. But it sounds...

Wow. I'd be letting them go asap. But it sounds like you work in a center and that's not your call. :( I really believe administrators/directors of centers should choose to let dcfs go that don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5,092
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 525,731
Posted By Josiegirl
:hug: Some people are stupid and have no filter.

:hug:
Some people are stupid and have no filter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Josiegirl
Other than duct tape and velcro, I've got...

Other than duct tape and velcro, I've got nothing. :)

I know TO is frowned upon by the professionals now. And depending on each child, it isn't a highly effective tool. How many of us have had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Josiegirl
Is she intimidated by groups? Maybe she's being...

Is she intimidated by groups? Maybe she's being affected by lack of confidence? I wonder if she has some sort of social anxiety that could create her behavioral issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Josiegirl
Nah, you must have allergies. :rolleyes: Why is...

Nah, you must have allergies. :rolleyes:
Why is it parents always blame teething and allergies when we all know kids are little walking incubators of germs who love nothing better than to cough and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm in the market for another vacuum too. I...

I'm in the market for another vacuum too. I almost bought a Dyson once but was put off by the rude 'don't have time for you' air from the salesman so bought a cheapie off amazon, plus a carpet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By Josiegirl
If they're insistent then they'd either need to...

If they're insistent then they'd either need to supply a drs. note to satisfy the food program or they'd have to supply their child's food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, I never count on anyone's decision until...

Yes, I never count on anyone's decision until they've given me a nonrefundable holding fee and their paperwork, no matter how well I think the interview went. And I'm sure, since they don't need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Josiegirl
Tunnels to crawl through Make games out of...

Tunnels to crawl through
Make games out of hopping, jumping, stomping, crawling
Play hide-a-bear, read Going on a Bear Hunt, look for a stuffed bear, make a bear cave using blankets
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Josiegirl
I think there are many people out there trying to...

I think there are many people out there trying to make a buck with cute t-shirt sayings. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, I'm in Vt. and I haven't heard this yet....

Hmmm, I'm in Vt. and I haven't heard this yet. Not sure about the juice thing because I can't remember the last time I bought juice. But as for the milk having to be served at snack too? Haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Josiegirl
The separation anxiety has been happening for the...

The separation anxiety has been happening for the past month; I took 10 days off during the holidays plus a new little guy started when I reopened so I think the adjustment of coming back and someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 278,110
Posted By Josiegirl
Beautiful sunny day, about 50, love it! Snow is...

Beautiful sunny day, about 50, love it! Snow is melting fast, and the rest of it can't go fast enough.
And lookee here, it's Friday again! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Josiegirl
What was said in this whole paragraph is how I...

What was said in this whole paragraph is how I felt reading the OP. I never have taken a dcf that refused to enroll the 1st time around, or if they quit and then beg to come back. No, sorry, you had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha just be careful no other kids can hear you!!...

Haha just be careful no other kids can hear you!!

I created some nap monsters being a young mom but it was only *I* who had to deal with their sleeping(or lack of) issues. I understand both sides...
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