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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Baby Beluga
Beautiful! Happy birthday!

Beautiful!

Happy birthday!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone :) Tom, clarification? lol ...

Thank you everyone :) Tom, clarification? lol

I thought it would be considered considered curb appeal, like flowers, but I am unsure. FWIW, children/families are the only ones who use this door...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
Front Door Deco

If I purchase items to make a front door decoration (say, a wreath) and it is the door that children and families enter through - is this deductible under t/s % as curb appeal?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 727,329
Posted By Baby Beluga
No, you're not wrong. Chances are mom has been...

No, you're not wrong.
Chances are mom has been accused of being irresponsible before from someone else and took it personally.
Wonder what she does when medical providers call to confirm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am so sorry for yours and your family's loss,...

I am so sorry for yours and your family's loss, Michael.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 727,329
Posted By Baby Beluga
Happy birthday!! :Sunny:

Happy birthday!! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm so sorry for your loss :hug: I do agree,...

I'm so sorry for your loss :hug:
I do agree, every choice affects our futures - whether we know it or not. It is a very scary thought.
I hope your cousins wife and their children are doing better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Baby Beluga
Amen to this. Prior to having my own kids I...

Amen to this.
Prior to having my own kids I worked multiple jobs. Worked as a lead teacher at one center M - F 6:30am - 2:30pm.
Worked at a second center as a closer from M - F 3:00pm - 6:00pm. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have DC insurance through state farm, and so...

I have DC insurance through state farm, and so far they've been great with no issues.
PP is correct though, they only insure up to 6 kids so it is not an option for those with larger groups.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Baby Beluga
Gerry Brooks - he cracks me up :lol:

Gerry Brooks - he cracks me up :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is odd! I don't think smoke though. I am...

It is odd! I don't think smoke though. I am usually very sensitive to smoke smell and I don't smell any hint of it on parents or child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had the same thought too. I don't want to...

I had the same thought too. I don't want to offend or hurt the family's feelings. Child has been here for 2 years, and has always smelled slightly of fresheners but it was never intrusive. Now it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parent Air Freshener Use - Advice Please?

I have a child here who was out for 2.5 weeks. Upon return child smells terribly of the plug type air fresheners. It is so bad/strong that when this child arrives, my other children start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Baby Beluga
I too heard/read about this. I am O, but I...

I too heard/read about this.

I am O, but I don't remember if I am - or +. I'd have to look. But throughout my life I have noticed I do not get as sick as many friends/family members. I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By Baby Beluga
Well, bummer. You can certainly hear and see...

Well, bummer.

You can certainly hear and see at all times with a camera. But if a provider is in the restroom in the middle of whatever, they are not going to be able to respond promptly, pending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have the same ability, a wyze cam. I can...

I have the same ability, a wyze cam.

I can pull it up on my phone, zoom in, and talk to the kids through it. With an SD card it records for around 5 days. Might be 7. And you can program it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Baby Beluga
What if you sang a song? If he realizes he has to...

What if you sang a song? If he realizes he has to go, but is intentionally holding it and not releasing when sitting on the toilet, maybe singing a song would help distract him so he goes?

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Baby Beluga
Rosieteddy, this is awesome! Congratulations :)

Rosieteddy, this is awesome! Congratulations :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you, Tom!

Thank you, Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-06-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Baby Beluga
Grocery Delivery Fee

Does the delivery fee for groceries, that both your own family and DCK's eat, qualify as a write off? 100% or T/S?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yep. This is what the CDC is advising too ...

Yep. This is what the CDC is advising too

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 34,829
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yep - here too. Especially with the uncertainty...

Yep - here too. Especially with the uncertainty of covid and society concerns....
Kids have been through enough this year, I don't want Christmas to be different too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is my understanding that congestion is...

It is my understanding that congestion is considered a possible covid symptom:

"People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,594
Posted By Baby Beluga
It has hit my city hard. My aunt (whom my...

It has hit my city hard.

My aunt (whom my family has not seen since February) is believed to have it.

We suspect she had it - or something very similar in December as well. She was very ill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By Baby Beluga
Wording Help, Pick Up Times

How do you word that a child needs to be picked up and have left the premises by their pick up contracted time? Not that the parent or caregiver arrives at the pick up time, then wants to stay and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ohh, would you mind sharing that list please? I...

Ohh, would you mind sharing that list please? I would love to read through it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Baby Beluga
If it is a last minute change - say I have to...

If it is a last minute change - say I have to close with a couple of days notice for an appointment or school event for my children, I will say something like "I apologize for any inconvenience this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have. There is a provider a few streets over...

I have. There is a provider a few streets over from me, I saw her advertising on FB and within the same week had a family contact me for care. I was full and unable to help so I sent the neighboring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Baby Beluga
I spoke to a rep though and they said it was sent...

I spoke to a rep though and they said it was sent to me by mistake :confused: She said when I signed up I did so as licensed exempt and at least for the remainder of my current advert year I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ahh, yup! That was the issue. I still have that...

Ahh, yup! That was the issue. I still have that email address but have not used it in years. I thought I changed my credentials here a while back (and was trying to do a PW reset using the updated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Baby Beluga
Haha, awesome! :)

Haha, awesome! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Baby Beluga
My home is mostly tile, but I have rugs in my...

My home is mostly tile, but I have rugs in my classroom. I have been spraying them down with bleach solution twice a day and shampooing them with an antibacterial solution in a carpet shampooer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 361,866
Posted By Baby Beluga
I say goodbye to one of my all time favorite...

I say goodbye to one of my all time favorite DCK's today. He is aging out to kinder and it is super bittersweet. I am sad to see him leave, but am excited for his new adventure ahead.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Baby Beluga
I hope so too! likethis

I hope so too! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Baby Beluga
I understand it, but it still stinks. I just hope...

I understand it, but it still stinks. I just hope they refund my fees if they are not going to allow license exempt providers to advertise. I pay one lump sum each year. Website says no refunds are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Baby Beluga
Post Hmm, I don't remember being asked for one and my...

Hmm, I don't remember being asked for one and my renewal was in January. I hope they don't stop allowing license exempt providers to advertise :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Baby Beluga
Care.com Now Requiring License Numbers?

Has anyone heard anything about this?

I pay a yearly fee to advertise on Care.com, but I operate legally license exempt in my state. I just received an email from Care.com stating I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,832
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree, this is a terrible nightmare :( ...

I agree, this is a terrible nightmare :(



My (limited) understanding is that hospitals are supposed to be empty right now. There are no visitors (which make up a large number of people in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you CH, I so appreciate you!

Thank you CH, I so appreciate you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Baby Beluga
Impetigo or Pimple That Has Been Picked?

I have zero real life experience with impetigo. Does this look like it, or a pimple that popped and was picked at?

DCK, 3, had this Monday. Did not have anything on Friday. Mom said child got it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Baby Beluga
I get mine from shoplet.com. I ordered a couple...

I get mine from shoplet.com. I ordered a couple of weeks ago and everything was in stock, but it looks like most of them are back ordered now. A few of the more expensive per box options are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,941
Posted By Baby Beluga
Can you make this happen? :lol: I see the...

Can you make this happen? :lol: I see the benefits on so many different levels.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's not. There are models showing just how far...

It's not. There are models showing just how far the particles spread and linger when someone coughs or sneezes. I feel like this was information we should have already known based on how other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't close Easter Monday, but I do close for...

I don't close Easter Monday, but I do close for Good Friday. Here many of the schools are closed on Good Friday as a "spring break day" or it is the last day of spring break week.

Through my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,941
Posted By Baby Beluga
We've often talked about the pendulum swinging...

We've often talked about the pendulum swinging back on this forum in regard to parenting and home lives. I am curious to see if this situation will cause society to swing back to a more 50's era SAHM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
That makes perfect sense :)

That makes perfect sense :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's wonderful! Hopefully it continues when...

That's wonderful! Hopefully it continues when everything passes :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Baby Beluga
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
A choice to close or a choice to work without...

A choice to close or a choice to work without littles wearing masks?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
COVID-19 - oye :ouch: I am not worried about...

COVID-19 - oye :ouch:

I am not worried about wearing a mask when running errands. While I understand why it was not initially recommended, I think wearing one should have been suggested from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mask Recommendation - Thoughts?

There has been talk that President Trump will recommend Americans wear masks to help prevent the spread of CVOID-19. New information is suggesting that 6 feet is not adequate and you can spread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
I absolutely agree. I read on FB that one...

I absolutely agree. I read on FB that one person's spouse went to 5 different stores looking for yeast. I understand the need for yeast, BUT one person going to 5 different stores is a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is super scary out. I have not ventured out in...

It is super scary out. I have not ventured out in about 7 days. I have to go out either Tuesday or Wednesday for produce, and have to admit I am leery of doing it. That's IF I can even find any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have a feeling it will too. If you (general you...

I have a feeling it will too. If you (general you - thanks BC for the term :lol:) has been watching they are rolling out restrictions in waves. They can't do it all at once. We get one restriction,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By Baby Beluga
A DCP sent a text yesterday to check in, see how...

A DCP sent a text yesterday to check in, see how I was doing, asked if we had what we needed and offered to help if I needed something that I did not have. I thought it was very thoughtful of her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
Almost everyone has experienced the shortage of...

Almost everyone has experienced the shortage of disinfect wipes, bottled water and toilet paper.

Now, baby wipes, diapers and formula are becoming short on stock.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Baby Beluga
How do his parents seem? I have come across this...

How do his parents seem? I have come across this before when I had a child from a family who believed that children "are better seen vs heard." Is it possible he is in an environment like that and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-10-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you both! lovethis

Thank you both! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is genius. Thank you! Especially the cheese...

This is genius. Thank you! Especially the cheese sauce. I make a sauce with fake vegan cheese, so there is no fat or protein in it. I am forever trying to find ways to add healthy fats I to those...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you, CH! I used to do flax meal in...

Thank you, CH!

I used to do flax meal in oatmeal for breakfast, but not everyone is here for breakfast, and of those who are, not all eat it. However, they gobble smoothies like it is no one's...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Baby Beluga
Flax Oil

I feel silly asking this question, but I am not sure. Is flax oil considered a food or supplement?

I put flax oil in the smoothies I make for my own family and considered adding it to the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-08-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have always been in the camp of frequent hand...

I have always been in the camp of frequent hand washing, keeping a clean environment, and to disinfect, sanitize, etc, as necessary. But not overly so as our immune systems need some exposure to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Baby Beluga
They're great! I used them for my own DS and...

They're great! I used them for my own DS and loved them. I prefer straw or open cups opposed to spout cups but when he was younger he just did not get the concept of not tilting a straw cup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By Baby Beluga
IME, most regular pediatricians will not diagnose...

IME, most regular pediatricians will not diagnose but will refer out to developmental pediatricians to screen/diagnose things like autism. Usually the year+ wait is for an appointment to see a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
That was my understanding as well. ...

That was my understanding as well.

Thankfully, we keep masks in the house anyway because I use them when blowing leaves and mowing grass. If don't, I feel sick for days.

I went to walmart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
An interesting read :) ...

An interesting read :)

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/02/20/coronavirus-treatment
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By Baby Beluga
Photoshop

One more question, Tom :)

My husband has a subscription to Photoshop. He pays for it out of an account that I am not on. I use Photoshop to edit pictures of my students before posting on FB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Baby Beluga
One of our all time most favorites is sink or...

One of our all time most favorites is sink or float. I have a group of theme related items that changes and the children guess whether each item will sink or float before dropping it into the bucket....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,568
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not at all. Practice the same health...

Not at all.

Practice the same health precautions as with anything else and always have a stockpile/preps in place for any emergency - not just coronavirus.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: Sometimes they say some funny stuff! ...

:lol: Sometimes they say some funny stuff!

I was cutting grapes today and a 4 year old asked why. I explained and he told me he had a grape a while ago that was not cut and was so big it was "the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom! :)

Thank you Tom! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By Baby Beluga
Daycare Cameras

In 2019 I purchased 2 security cameras - one is installed in the classroom and the second one is installed on the front porch.
Both were 100% purchased for DC, but we benefit from the front porch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Baby Beluga
Go with your gut - it is there for a reason :hug:...

Go with your gut - it is there for a reason :hug:

Also, IME, people who say they are XYZ multiple times, especially in a short amount of time, turn out to be the complete opposite.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love Zelle :) It makes end of the year...

I love Zelle :)

It makes end of the year totals for taxes super easy too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 727,329
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: That poor child :(

:eek:

That poor child :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Baby Beluga
Dairy and peanut allergies here. These are a few...

Dairy and peanut allergies here. These are a few of my dairy free snacks:

Hard boiled eggs with fruit
Meat roll-ups with garlic triscuits
Black beans with fresh pepper strips
Black beans...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-20-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By Baby Beluga
I bought it....but have not read it yet. It's...

I bought it....but have not read it yet. It's been sitting on my desk forever. I have listened to some of her podcast "rise" and enjoyed what I listened to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Baby Beluga
What a sweet, kind gesture! lovethis

What a sweet, kind gesture! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am so very sorry for your loss :hug: I...

I am so very sorry for your loss :hug:

I have never had to explain death to DCK's. But I have to my own children. I am just open and honest with them. "So and so passed away and is no longer alive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 727,329
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis My daughter brings home paper...

likethis

My daughter brings home paper all.the.time from school and often it ends up in the recycling the same evening. She has a binder where she is able to keep things that are important to her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By Baby Beluga
I find this interesting. Heading the advice I...

I find this interesting. Heading the advice I have read from here, I take a lot of precautions to make sure my own children are not treated any differently than my DCK's. DD is in school all day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,449
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't think so. If you're able to help, in this...

I don't think so. If you're able to help, in this situation I would lovethis

I would also gather some resources for mom that may help her in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Baby Beluga
Funny - all 3 of us posted within a minute of one...

Funny - all 3 of us posted within a minute of one another.

It makes sense. I was just curious :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:51 PM
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Views: 1,273
Posted By Baby Beluga
Touche ;) That is interesting regarding the...

Touche ;)

That is interesting regarding the DL. Whenever I have been car shopping they always take a copy of my DL before test driving. Now that I type that out that may be to verify that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am curious, and it's likely due to my lack of...

I am curious, and it's likely due to my lack of knowledge on this subject - please tell me your thoughts.

When you test drive a car, you have to leave your DL/ID.
When you tour an apartment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would keep it and when you move from an in-home...

I would keep it and when you move from an in-home to the center perhaps make a pinned post about moving and being excited for the new changes and opportunities, etc.

A while back FB added a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Baby Beluga
Is he ripping pages apart from the binding or is...

Is he ripping pages apart from the binding or is he picking at the cardboard? Book tape might help. Or strong packaging tape.

Otherwise, these books are great:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea! I am interested in testing mine...

I had no idea! I am interested in testing mine now to see if it gets hot enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Baby Beluga
I use mine :) I put small toys in a mesh...

I use mine :)

I put small toys in a mesh bag, then run it on the sanitize cycle. I hang the bag to dry and once dry it makes it super easy to dump the toys back into their designated bucket.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Baby Beluga
For my own kids I always woke them up earlier in...

For my own kids I always woke them up earlier in 15 minutes increments. It's also what I have recommended to DCP's who have asked for advice on how to phase it out.

So if little sleeps from 9 -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine also got terrible rashes when teething, or...

Mine also got terrible rashes when teething, or when they were in a reflux flair up.

Ariana, have you heard of resinol cream? It is hands down the best stuff ever and often the only thing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Baby Beluga
We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch...

We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch a G rated Halloween movie, we decorate and eat sugar cookies, do a hand print keepsake craft and a Halloween lunch.

However, the kids are bonkers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By Baby Beluga
Interesting "trend" in unlicensed care in my area

I have noticed a recent (6 months or so) interesting trend in my area.

Here you can have 4 children before you have to be licensed. 5+ you are required to be licensed.

Providers now are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thanks all. Little fell asleep here within 10...

Thanks all. Little fell asleep here within 10 minutes of lights out. Clearly his body and mind are needing the rest. His nap neighbor - my girl who only sleeps an hour, woke after one hour as always....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love it :lol:

I love it :lol:
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