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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I would definitely agree that this kids diapers...

I would definitely agree that this kids diapers do not fit and he needs to go up a size. No kid should have so many routine diaper leaks. Does he poop again later in the day while in your care? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I do not allow kids on the furniture unless an...

I do not allow kids on the furniture unless an adult is sitting with them which is almost never. Itís a rule more for safetyís sake (I have 4 under the age of 2) than messiness but I definitely like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Oh I replied quickly letting her know I was...

Oh I replied quickly letting her know I was watching and that he was simply crawling when it happened. It was sort of laughed off but I swear it was one of those comments that you know darn good and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Iím closing for good in 5 days so he wonít be...

Iím closing for good in 5 days so he wonít be with me much longer. I believe I only will have him 3 more days total. Of all the children Iíve had, he will be missed the least.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Dcb is crawling across hardwood floor to me, his...

Dcb is crawling across hardwood floor to me, his hand slips and causes his head to fall and he hit his mouth on the wood. I immediately scooped him up and looked and sure enough his lip was busted....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,340
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Iíve always worn athletic type clothes like t...

Iíve always worn athletic type clothes like t shirts, sweatshirts with Nike shorts or pants. I do always wash/blow dry my hair and wear makeup so that Iím presentable even though Iím super casual. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have a dcg who is potty training and suddenly...

I have a dcg who is potty training and suddenly obsessed with poop. All day she comes and tells me someone has pooped (they havenít) and it drives me nuts after awhile. Yesterday, I said in my loud...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Ewww! That is atrocious! Why would a parent find...

Ewww! That is atrocious! Why would a parent find that funny??? When I had a dck suddenly wanting to explore down her pants with her hands, she got a onesie put over her clothes so she couldnít reach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
So this isnít a normal vent of frustration or...

So this isnít a normal vent of frustration or annoyance, but of just plain sadness. Iím moving out of state and therefore closing my daycare. I wonít be doing daycare anymore because weíve been told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I made an Easter basket for each child, we will...

I made an Easter basket for each child, we will have an Easter themed craft and cupcakes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,210
Posted By HappyEverAfter
The vaccinated families would be giving me their...

The vaccinated families would be giving me their feelings on me bringing an unvaccinated child into daycare. They would be asked something along the lines of ďIíve been interviewing potential...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,210
Posted By HappyEverAfter
If a potential non vaccinated family wanted to...

If a potential non vaccinated family wanted to know if my current families were vaccinated, then yes, I would disclose this information (with consent) because in all fairness the full disclosure goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By HappyEverAfter
No, you were not wrong. If she was truly...

No, you were not wrong. If she was truly interested she shouldíve followed up with you sooner. It was her responsibility, not yours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,210
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Nothing would ever be discussed without obtaining...

Nothing would ever be discussed without obtaining consent to do so during the interview process.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,210
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I can definitely see how some would feel this...

I can definitely see how some would feel this way, however, this policy was created at the request of some of my current parents. Their concern was that their daughter is an infant and might not have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,210
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My policy is that if I am considering enrolling a...

My policy is that if I am considering enrolling a child who is unvaccinated that I will notify other parents and see if they are okay with it. If the majority of parents are okay about it, I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I got long sleeved vinyl smocks from Ikea for...

I got long sleeved vinyl smocks from Ikea for cheap, I want to say $5 or so. We use them for anything messy! When I was little I can remember my mom having armholes and a neckhole cut out of trash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I do not allow outside foods of any kind for...

I do not allow outside foods of any kind for children one year and older. I tell parents it causes jealousy issues with the other kids and also point out that I have one child with several severe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Yeah, she was not forced to stay on the porch....

Yeah, she was not forced to stay on the porch. Thatís just ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Trust me, dcg was NOT allowed to come, contagious...

Trust me, dcg was NOT allowed to come, contagious or not. The dcg was NOT forced to sit on the porch and watch everyone play. Biting is NOT allowed and will always be corrected and stopped and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Lately Iíve felt like parents have lost their...

Lately Iíve felt like parents have lost their minds. Here are some recent crazy comments/requests from parents:

Can you not let dcg go into the sun when yíall play outside? Maybe make her stay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Iíve had a baby unexpectedly wake and cry once I...

Iíve had a baby unexpectedly wake and cry once I had the others seated at the table or in high chairs. How I handled it was my mobile kids had to get up and follow me to get the baby while the high...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Thatís exactly what I do and it works like a...

Thatís exactly what I do and it works like a charm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Iíd go with the one story since there would be an...

Iíd go with the one story since there would be an echo in the two story. I have a large, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings throughout and one thing that has really bothered me is the echoing. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I always get anxious about how my fine tuned...

I always get anxious about how my fine tuned routine will get disrupted and have to be adjusted. I try to remind myself that the adjustment of my routine will only take about a week and then Iíll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My nephew was about 2 or 3 his parents started...

My nephew was about 2 or 3 his parents started taking his pacifier while he was sleeping. When he woke up they would pretend to look for it in his bed with him and tell him he must have swallowed it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have a chalkboard by the door that has the days...

I have a chalkboard by the door that has the days meals written on it.
As for Tylenol, parents can fill out a form authorizing me to give it to their child and they provide me with a bottle that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 932
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Honestly that seems like a lot. I had 4 under...

Honestly that seems like a lot. I had 4 under 13mths when I started and while I have successfully cared for them, I wouldnít do it again. Itís a lot to handle, especially if you get a super fussy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I only have one child that I provide food for and...

I only have one child that I provide food for and so I dont spend much at all. Average is $15 per week for food for her. That covers 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 10 snacks. All my others are under the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I donít see anything wrong with putting it in...

I donít see anything wrong with putting it in your policies/contract. As long as parents are made aware of the policy ahead of time and agree to it by continuing to do business with you then I see no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Thanks so much for all the information! That...

Thanks so much for all the information! That sounds like a completely easy process that I wouldnít have problems with at all. It actually sounds easier than my current state.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Thanks! That helped!

Thanks! That helped!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I donít close for weather so I charge my regular...

I donít close for weather so I charge my regular rates regardless of if parents bring their kid stuff or not. But if for some reason I did decide to close I would not charge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My oldest is 20 months and she does a lot of free...

My oldest is 20 months and she does a lot of free painting and coloring and only an occasional detailed craft. I start free coloring at 12 mths and from there, depending on ability of each child, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By HappyEverAfter
California Relocation

I just found out that we may be moving to California later this year. Iíve been enjoying doing childcare out of my home in my current state, keeping just 4 kids and being legally unlicensed....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is exactly what I did.

This is exactly what I did.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is my advice exactly. I learned the hard way...

This is my advice exactly. I learned the hard way that what a parent says theyíre doing isnít always really what their doing. I had a ďoh he sleeps in his cribĒ that was really ďhe slept there once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Thatís just sad. Why in the heck would you let...

Thatís just sad. Why in the heck would you let your 3 yr old stay up until 11pm? And why would they have a phone? Itís just sad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By HappyEverAfter
1. Stand your ground on your policies and put an...

1. Stand your ground on your policies and put an end to day switching and last minute late pick ups. Only you can enforce this and you should not feel bad about it at all.
2. Prep ahead of time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My 9mth and my 10mth each take 6oz every 3 hrs...

My 9mth and my 10mth each take 6oz every 3 hrs plus baby food at breakfast and lunch times. My 4mth old, who is a super chunk, takes 5oz every 2.5-3hrs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is exactly why I donít open up for...

This is exactly why I donít open up for strangers. Iím not looking to star in a 48 Mystery or Dateline special!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is how all my dck do it. Eat, play and be...

This is how all my dck do it. Eat, play and be upright (especially my reflux baby) and then 30-60 min later theyíre drowsy and fall right to sleep. I think itís better this way so that they donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Thanks for sharing! I was just telling one of my...

Thanks for sharing! I was just telling one of my dcm how I wanted to do something like this for next cold/flu season! We were laughing about how another dcm said her daughter had the flu but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Do you feel he could be teachable? If you are up...

Do you feel he could be teachable? If you are up for it, Iíd say give it a full 5 days before terming. Over the next two days, keep him semi-separate from the others for their safety by putting him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,956
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My high needs dcb didnít come today and my stress...

My high needs dcb didnít come today and my stress level has gone way, way down because of it. The kiddos who are here have had so much fun and played so well together. Added bonus that itís a gloomy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Simply for safety reasons I wouldnít open my door...

Simply for safety reasons I wouldnít open my door and welcome in a stranger for tour and interview. I would be friendly and professional and offer to schedule a time to do a sit down meeting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,855
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This! Do this!

This! Do this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Worse than that is when you see posts like this...

Worse than that is when you see posts like this on Craigslist for childcare being needed in an hour or overnight that night. At least on FB you have a page to at least kinda see what a person is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Congrats on opening and already having two kids!...

Congrats on opening and already having two kids! As for your dcm, do not let her daughter stay for care if the payment, including any and all late fees are paid in full. Ever. She sounds like she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By HappyEverAfter
When dcm cries and starts in the the ďbut they...

When dcm cries and starts in the the ďbut they canít handle thatĒ nonsense, reply with a smile and a confidant ďoh youíd be surprised how well theyíll adapt if we only give them the chance to do it.Ē...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
A no show, no call is a blessing in disguise....

A no show, no call is a blessing in disguise. When I was opening my daycare last year Iíd filled all but one of my spots when I had a woman reach out to me via email and after several exchanged...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Their thermometer could be off caliber and they...

Their thermometer could be off caliber and they may not realize it. I had one that I recently replaced that was reading low and I didnít realize it at first until a child felt much hotter than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Iíd replace the pacifier a couple times and after...

Iíd replace the pacifier a couple times and after that just stop. If the child needed or really wanted it, theyíd keep it in their mouth typically and Iím not going to force them to take one if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I allow pacifiers up to age 2 but with rules. I...

I allow pacifiers up to age 2 but with rules. I require that they leave two here for their child rather than bringing it back and forth each day since I find it easy to recognize whose is whose when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have a dcg who just turned 10mths and Iíve had...

I have a dcg who just turned 10mths and Iíve had her since she was almost 4mths. Initially I would rock her in arms while singing until she was asleep. At about 5mths I started rocking and singing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is the advice you gave me before Christmas...

This is the advice you gave me before Christmas when I was worried the little ones would bother my Christmas Tree! It worked like a charm and not one little finger EVER touched my tree, ornaments or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Maybe itís just me, maybe the kids are being...

Maybe itís just me, maybe the kids are being fussier than normal, but I am utterly over it today. First kid got here at 7am and all the others soon after and by 8:15 I was at my breaking point. Had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I donít transport kids anywhere. Too much...

I donít transport kids anywhere. Too much liability and my liability insurance cost would go way up. I would think a flat fee for the duration of the summerís field trips would be simple.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I donít allow any food or beverages to come from...

I donít allow any food or beverages to come from home. If they like this cup so much for him, maybe they can buy one to leave at your house and have one for their house/car. I also donít let kiddos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By HappyEverAfter
7 months. Total newbie, especially compared to...

7 months. Total newbie, especially compared to the rest of you! I have no idea how long Iíll do this. At least the next 4-5 years. Maybe longer. As long as it makes me happy, Iíll keep doing it. 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I only allow full time so the rate is the same...

I only allow full time so the rate is the same regardless of whether you come 3 hours or 11 hours. I have one dck who comes usually just 4 hours. She pays exactly what the parents of my 10 hour dck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is what I would do too.

This is what I would do too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I would administer a neb if needed for allergies...

I would administer a neb if needed for allergies or asthma. For an illness Iíd likely have to make a case by case decision depending on if itís contagious and what other issues/symptoms go along with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,453
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Ridiculous. I never let the kids touch my phone...

Ridiculous. I never let the kids touch my phone or iPad but I know they must get to do that at home because all of them reach their hands out for them when they see I have them. And all of mine are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I only keep 4 kids so I have a small group but...

I only keep 4 kids so I have a small group but here is my set up. I have an 11x11 downstairs bedroom that I use as a playroom which has a dedicated attached bathroom. This is where we spend the bulk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Dcm comes in this morning telling me that dcb has...

Dcm comes in this morning telling me that dcb has a flaming red diaper rash. He has never had one before since coming to me last July and didnít have one when he left my house last night at 5:30. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I require bottles be left here and I wash them...

I require bottles be left here and I wash them myself, however I only have formula babies. If it was bottles of breast milk coming in Iíd probably rinse and put back in the bag for the parents to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I never eat in front of the kids. Theyre like...

I never eat in front of the kids. Theyre like tiny vultures and it doesnít matter if itís broccoli, if they see me eat it they HAVE to have a bite. Once a dck smelled a freaking cough drop on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have a chalkboard by the front door that on...

I have a chalkboard by the front door that on Mondays I always write ďtuition is dueĒ. Iíve never had to ask for a payment. All of mine pay weekly except one who pays ahead 2 weeks at a time.
I do...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-04-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Before We Were Yours

Just finished reading a fictional story based on the true events of Georgia Tann and the black market adoptions she helped orchestrate back in the 30ís, 40ís and 50ís. Itís called ďBefore We Were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have an 18mth old similar to this. Her tongue...

I have an 18mth old similar to this. Her tongue is always out. And whatever she holds, she almost mindlessly brings it to her mouth. I mostly have her trained not to do it but when sheís distracted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Wow, with a work history like that, itís a wonder...

Wow, with a work history like that, itís a wonder you let her stay as long as you did. Youíve worked through what most never could tolerate and she canít make it through a full week. I think youíll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Yay!!!

Yay!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Ive never called out sick from any job that much...

Ive never called out sick from any job that much in my life. My last job I was in a car accident on my way to work where someone ran a light and hit me, totaling both cars, and I still made it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I just got my first official diaper digger this...

I just got my first official diaper digger this week. Yay me. :ouch:
The first thing I did today when she got here was take her t shirt off and put a onesie over her pants so she canít reach down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By HappyEverAfter
We will have cupcakes that day and I got each of...

We will have cupcakes that day and I got each of them a Valentines Day book as a gift but thatís it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I allow pick up at anytime but itís in my...

I allow pick up at anytime but itís in my handbook that parents should make every effort not to come at nap times when possible. I wouldnít really have a reason outside of naps why they would have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Open 7am-6pm. Breakfast 8 AM snack 9:45 ...

Open 7am-6pm.
Breakfast 8
AM snack 9:45
Nap 10-11 (allowed to sleep until 12 if not awake at 11)
Lunch 12
PM snack 2:30
Nap 3-4 (allowed to sleep until pick up if not awake at 4)
Late PM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I only have 4 kids, all under the age of 2. I...

I only have 4 kids, all under the age of 2. I have one basket of board books. Iíd guess maybe 15 books are in there and I rotate them as needed. I have enough cars for each child to use one. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Ugh, that dcm does not sound like fun. I...

Ugh, that dcm does not sound like fun. I definitely wouldnít let it be up to her as to if another child was terminated, especially if you didnít see the bite happen or know for sure who did it. Itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,757
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,868
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Today was the Monday-est Monday ever! One poorly...

Today was the Monday-est Monday ever! One poorly timed drop off disrupted my morning naps after theyd been napping only 10 minutes. One child is super constipated and not happy about it. One child is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By HappyEverAfter
With the doors off the closet and the crib being...

With the doors off the closet and the crib being flush with the entrance of the closet, and assuming there are no clothes or items being stored in the closet, this wouldnít bother me. It really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I donít know if there is any truth to the...

I donít know if there is any truth to the probiotics causing problems later on. I suppose itís possible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My nephew who I watch is super gassy. They...

My nephew who I watch is super gassy. They switched to a different formula that helps with gas but it took several tries before they found one that seemed to help. He gets gas drops added directly to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I take checks, cash and credit cards via square....

I take checks, cash and credit cards via square. If they choose to pay with credit card they are charged a $3 fee to cover the fee charged to me by square. Almost all mine pay with checks though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I have an 18mth old that sleeps 10-12 hrs at...

I have an 18mth old that sleeps 10-12 hrs at night and typically takes a 1.5hr-2hr nap in the morning and a 2 hr nap in the afternoon. Some days she will sleep even longer in the afternoon. She is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I wish I had that problem, lol. I have one parent...

I wish I had that problem, lol. I have one parent who is tight with diapers for some reason and so Iím constantly asking her to send some in. An example, I told her on Friday that dck would need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Just make her do it. She wonít like it but it...

Just make her do it. She wonít like it but it will get better and itís so, so important!
I had two infants (ages 2 and 3 months at the time) that started the same day. One did tummy time regularly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By HappyEverAfter
The way thing she are set up at your daycare...

The way thing she are set up at your daycare sound awful. Now Iíve never worked in a center, just home daycare, but it would seem to me that changes need to happen immediately. Being out of ratio is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Oh that drives me crazy! My sister and her...

Oh that drives me crazy! My sister and her husband did that same sort of thing with their daughter and it got worse as she got older. When she was 10 or 11 she refused to come to a family dinner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By HappyEverAfter
A rule like this bothers me a lot. So, so much. ...

A rule like this bothers me a lot. So, so much.

I am not and will never be a mother. That said, I am someone who loves children, has ample experience caring for children, made the Deanís List...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I get the majority of my larger items off of...

I get the majority of my larger items off of Facebook resale sights which saves me a ton of money. You just have to watch for things to be listed and jump as soon as you see them. Last week I scored...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,540
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I canít imagine ever wanting to offer weekend...

I canít imagine ever wanting to offer weekend care. I need my weekends to myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Sounds like you just got a bad one. There are...

Sounds like you just got a bad one. There are tons of great ones out there, just look for those and listen when you hear your inner red flag go up during an interview. And definitely get a contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I wouldnít allow it either. My first thought was...

I wouldnít allow it either. My first thought was about the recording and photos you can take and how a child could easily accidentally video record or photograph a diaper change and end up with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Yes, yes, yes!

Yes, yes, yes!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By HappyEverAfter
Yes, I do charge the regular rate. We actually...

Yes, I do charge the regular rate. We actually just had snow and ice here and schools have been closed since last Friday. I have been technically open but had no kids on Friday and none today. On...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,392
Posted By HappyEverAfter
My policy says they can drop in anytime but are...

My policy says they can drop in anytime but are greatly discouraged from coming at nap times. If they come at meal time they are not allowed to bring any outside food for the child. Iíve actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By HappyEverAfter
I do have a 24 hr rule and already told her he...

I do have a 24 hr rule and already told her he was out until Wednesday but perhaps I do need a 24/48 rule instead. Pretty confident he was a dope and drop today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,024
Posted By HappyEverAfter
This is exactly what I do. I serve it and they...

This is exactly what I do. I serve it and they eat or donít. And if you donít eat, you have to wait for the next snack or meal time too.
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