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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Jo123ABC
Smile Most of my kiddos are just fine for the 2 minutes...

Most of my kiddos are just fine for the 2 minutes it takes to pee. It's no different then heading to the bathroom to take one of them potty. I have a 2 yo who can be really naughty if he knows I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm going through a bit of this with my nearly 4...

I'm going through a bit of this with my nearly 4 and nearly 6 year old since my daycare is closed temporarily and they are spending so much time together. I tell them "oh no! It must be nap time!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thanks everyone! I'm feeling pretty blessed! Now...

Thanks everyone! I'm feeling pretty blessed! Now to self isolate and homeschool for maternity leave... I have a good reason to close for 6 weeks likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Jo123ABC
I had my baby a few days ago! I don't have the...

I had my baby a few days ago! I don't have the energy to cook or do anything too exciting so my husband made mashed potatoes, corn and ham steak for lunch and chicken nuggets, tots, and broccoli for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Jo123ABC
I was denied too for the same reason :(

I was denied too for the same reason :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Jo123ABC
I am 37 weeks on Wednesday and just closed this...

I am 37 weeks on Wednesday and just closed this week for multiple reasons. My number 1 reason is because I'm not sleeping well and it's worse on weekdays when I know kids are coming because I dream...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,904
Posted By Jo123ABC
As a parent I would never send my kid to a...

As a parent I would never send my kid to a daycare WITH cameras that other parents can access. I don't want random people gawking at my kids. Too many weirdos out there and I'd have no control over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd term too. Too much stress and there's already...

I'd term too. Too much stress and there's already enough of that going on right now. Keep your term reason short and simple. Don't give her any ammo at all for bad mouthing you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,222
Posted By Jo123ABC
I disagree and think the social distancing is...

I disagree and think the social distancing is worth it. There need to be doctors, nurses, and equipment ready for those who need it. If everyone gets sick at the same time medical professionals won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By Jo123ABC
Why is she getting a discount in the first place...

Why is she getting a discount in the first place though?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Jo123ABC
I am concerned as well but I have high risk...

I am concerned as well but I have high risk factors in my family. 1. I'm 34 weeks pregnant 2. My husband had open heart surgery last year and is on blood thinners, he also has menieres disease...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jo123ABC
happyface this is awesome!! I'm so happy to hear...

happyface this is awesome!! I'm so happy to hear support stories like this. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would refuse too. No one is allowed to bring...

I would refuse too. No one is allowed to bring any kind of illness into my home right now. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Jo123ABC
Instant time out here. No warnings if it's an...

Instant time out here. No warnings if it's an ongoing issue like yours. Every time she's mean. It's time out, even if it's 20xs a day. She'll get sick of sitting out and losing privileges/toys all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Jo123ABC
I did. I sent a text to everyone telling them I...

I did. I sent a text to everyone telling them I will be really strict in regards to illness and to please keep their kids home. I reminded them of the coronavirus, flu, and my 8th month of pregnancy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Jo123ABC
You don't necessarily need to term right away...

You don't necessarily need to term right away unless you'd rather do that. Just say sorry, I can't care for dck until I have the appropriate paperwork. Close your door to them until they do it. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't really have official requirements at that...

I don't really have official requirements at that age. It's trial and error for me. I'd probably say no if they couldn't take a bottle though. I also only sleep them in pack n plays on back. I do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Jo123ABC
Pregnant Provider Questions

I'm in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy with my third child. This is my first time running an in home daycare while pregnant though. I'm about 32 weeks and getting uncomfortable with back pain, less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Jo123ABC
In my state there was the option of filling out...

In my state there was the option of filling out the paperwork to have the parents receive the state payments directly from the assistance program rather than me. I had the parents pay me upfront and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question What Do You Use for Daycare Electronic Payments?

Hi everyone! What do you guys like to use for electronic payments? I would really like to offer that option to clients but don't know what to use. I often need to change invoices a bit and do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'd let them be for a bit also rather than...

I'd let them be for a bit also rather than running to get them up right away. Give them some time to go back to sleep. It might take 15 min. Or more the first few times then 10, then 5. I only do 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Jo123ABC
Im starting to feel like there is no normal for...

Im starting to feel like there is no normal for any age. I'm a negative Nancy today though :lol: I have a 4 year old who can barely use a fork.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Jo123ABC
I got lucky as my husband and his friends are...

I got lucky as my husband and his friends are Handy so they saved us a lot of money by putting up the fence. The materials were not cheap though. I used a home improvement loan I think to do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Jo123ABC
Air Purifier?

Does anyone have an air purifier for daycare? Am I strange for wanting one? I live where it's so cold for months and all of my windows are frozen shut. We occasionally open up our doors to let fresh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Jo123ABC
I close too, I follow all of my state's holidays...

I close too, I follow all of my state's holidays to match my husband's schedule. We can plan family things on those holidays. My paid holidays are all listed in my policy. Sometimes I decide to stay...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-13-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jo123ABC
Try to pick filling cost-effective snacks. Things...

Try to pick filling cost-effective snacks. Things that fill my kids up are: pb and j sandwich or pb and j on toast, butter and honey on toast, cinnamon sugar on toast or the premade raisin toast from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Jo123ABC
I like cat herders suggestion. Let it be the...

I like cat herders suggestion. Let it be the parents responsibility.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Jo123ABC
Do most tax accountants use a program to...

Do most tax accountants use a program to calculate t/s%? Maybe they are doing it but since it's in the program just don't call it a t)s%. Tax season always annoys me! Any suggestions on a program I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-01-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Jo123ABC
Time/Space % Not Using It

My tax guy doesn't use t/s% and it's driving me crazy because I don't know whether to calculate it myself or leave the numbers whole and let him do his thing. My mom works for him and told me he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Jo123ABC
I don't have any formal time limit in my policy...

I don't have any formal time limit in my policy either but 30 minutes is what I expect. If a kid is "leaking everywhere" I basically put them in a highchair or playpen in between cleanups to contain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have a family that pays monthly and I prefer...

I have a family that pays monthly and I prefer it! I do an invoice for the month. Some months are 4 weeks and some are 5. I break down my invoice by the week so they pay for however many Mondays are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Jo123ABC
:hug: so sorry! Clients can be so horribly...

:hug: so sorry! Clients can be so horribly selfish. I am sending healthy wishes your way! Make sure you let them know he told you he was throwing up last night because they definitely crossed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Jo123ABC
Sounds super fun! :ouch: :dislike: :lol: I'll...

Sounds super fun! :ouch: :dislike: :lol: I'll pass!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Jo123ABC
:lol: SO TRUE!! Also, what is QRIS assessment?...

:lol: SO TRUE!! Also, what is QRIS assessment? I've been seeing it mentioned here and there. Probably a dumb question but I'm curious
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Jo123ABC
I try to stay within a $10 limit per child also....

I try to stay within a $10 limit per child also. This year the boys each got a truck set and the girls each got a "hairdorable" whatever that is... New novelty toy my daughter wanted. The youngest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By Jo123ABC
I treat mine special too. I'm not a touchy feely...

I treat mine special too. I'm not a touchy feely type of person though and the dcks know it. I'm not their mom. I'm not their grandma. Those roles are special to them and already occupied by their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have the shoe problems too but to get...

I have the shoe problems too but to get completely off subject, I have a parent that sneaks candy into her kid's pockets sometimes for some unknown reason. One time I noticed his brand new white...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-07-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,458
Posted By Jo123ABC
Seems like a lot of "guest" posters decided to...

Seems like a lot of "guest" posters decided to respond to this. Oops... Just noticed the date. That's probably why.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-26-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Jo123ABC
I wouldn't be so quick to point a finger at the...

I wouldn't be so quick to point a finger at the daycare either. I also do not allow food from home and this post reinforces that decision. Parents still do it though. I refuse to store it or serve it...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm not sure what you mean by parent packs. I...

I'm not sure what you mean by parent packs. I send a folder with families that are enrolling with: 2 forms required by my state, immunization form, food program enrollment form, bring with you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Jo123ABC
If a kid needs fever/pain medication they don't...

If a kid needs fever/pain medication they don't belong at daycare. I switched my policy to not administer meds at daycare unless it's life saving like an epi pen. I'd be sending at least the fussy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jo123ABC
So true! My most recent "biter" is a smaller than...

So true! My most recent "biter" is a smaller than average super smart 22 month old dck. She bit the larger than average aggressive 2.5 year old on occasion. He picked on her. Took her toys, pestered...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-18-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yes it's normal! I'd try to hang in there if you...

Yes it's normal! I'd try to hang in there if you can if everything is fine after you leave. As a provider, my little girl stayed home with me from the age of 2 until pt preschool. She loved preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Jo123ABC
Huh... Weird. I would call parents and remind...

Huh... Weird. I would call parents and remind that they need to tell you when they will be absent from care if it were me. Then term the contract based on that if they choose to pull a no show again....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would wait a bit for fear of losing income...

I would wait a bit for fear of losing income early if it's a year out from your planned close date. I'd give maybe 3 months notice. If you're okay with losing income early than tell them as soon as...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-17-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Jo123ABC
You sound intense. Maybe they are trying to avoid...

You sound intense. Maybe they are trying to avoid conflict with you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Jo123ABC
I've wondered if sound machines are worth it. I...

I've wondered if sound machines are worth it. I have fans all over my house for white noise. One in every sleeping area and one in the hall to drown out any cleaning etc I may be doing during nap
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Jo123ABC
Lots of time out or a separate play area. I have...

Lots of time out or a separate play area. I have one like this. He has good days and bad days. I absolutely have to separate him or the others will get mad and he will end up hurt. I've been dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Jo123ABC
If I were shoved, I'd walk away. Maybe this kid...

If I were shoved, I'd walk away. Maybe this kid doesn't like touching. Maybe some sensory processing issues will become apparent later on. Maybe they just only have eyes for mom. It probably has...
Forum: Curriculum 11-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Jo123ABC
Sorry just realized you were asking about parent...

Sorry just realized you were asking about parent gifts! The kids made a wall hanging decoration for parents. Foot prints painted like mice with the twas the night before Christmas quote and a string...
Forum: Curriculum 11-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'll let you know when I know! :lol: last year I...

I'll let you know when I know! :lol: last year I did $10 limit ea. So they got a Melissa and Doug wood puzzle. Older kids got jigsaw style wood ones while younger ones got chunky ones. The year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By Jo123ABC
I had a family notorious for late payments. I was...

I had a family notorious for late payments. I was in my first year and took way too much crap. One day dcd dropped of a check and said "I wouldn't mind if you'd wait til' Wednesday to cash that"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also usually take all state holidays. So...

I also usually take all state holidays. So Veteran's, Thanksgiving, Christmas day, New Year's day. I always use a vacation day for Christmas Eve. This year I'm also taking black Friday and the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Jo123ABC
I just send a message to each of them monthly or...

I just send a message to each of them monthly or so. Worded like this:

"Good morning! November (or "upcoming" if it's for more than 1 month) closed days are:
Nov. 11-holiday
Nov 28- holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Jo123ABC
For sure! Stuff happens and we aren't always able...

For sure! Stuff happens and we aren't always able to stop it. I have one I would love to wrap in bubble wrap. He's just crazy clumsy. He's not allowed to run or even really walk fast in my house...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-14-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,697
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also a Gemini :)

Also a Gemini :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jo123ABC
Oh I have rules about my furniture too! They are...

Oh I have rules about my furniture too! They are not allowed to walk, jump, climb, or lie on my furniture. They can sit on their bum or get off. If they need to lie down, they have cots. Walking and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jo123ABC
I have tons! -Face forward -"Food time is not...

I have tons!
-Face forward
-"Food time is not play time, it's time to eat. You can play when you're done" (I do this when baby shark song spontaneously breaks out while eating or an intense...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-10-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Jo123ABC
I started with both also and I disliked pt for a...

I started with both also and I disliked pt for a few reasons:

-Parents switching days or adding days last minute... Especially if I closed for a day. Ft parents paid for my paid days off. Pt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jo123ABC
Are You Closing for Halloween or the Day After?

is anyone closing for Halloween or the day after? I like to close the day after holidays like Halloween knowing that parents have had the kids up all night eating candy. I also wish I could close a...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-14-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would say no too though I know it's easier said...

I would say no too though I know it's easier said than done. I have a "no food or drink from home" policy and some still drop their kids off bright and early with a bag full of candy or a cup full of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question How Many Helpings?

How many helpings do you all allow? It really annoys me when a kid keeps asking for more and more helpings of noodles or bread but I throw away half a plate in vegetables or fruit. I've started only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Jo123ABC
I live in a super small town though so I'm pretty...

I live in a super small town though so I'm pretty sure they'll find out sooner rather than later anyway. One of the downsides of living in a small town :rolleyes: and my own kids 5 and 3 yo know....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Jo123ABC
:eek: I hope you feel better soon!! That sounds...

:eek: I hope you feel better soon!! That sounds like a crazy/no good day if I've ever heard one! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm due in April so I still have some time! I...

I'm due in April so I still have some time! I think I'm going to tell parents around 12 weeks so they have plenty of time to make arrangements. I guess if they leave I'll figure it out. There's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Jo123ABC
Well, I'm hoping I don't deliver a premature...

Well, I'm hoping I don't deliver a premature infant this time around. I'm sure the Dr will work harder to avoid it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Maternity Leave

I'm planning on taking 8weeks for maternity leave (2weeks prior to due date and 6 weeks after) I have a tendency to have early labor as was the case with both of my kids (1st was 5 weeks early, 2nd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Jo123ABC
Make him wash his hands every single time you...

Make him wash his hands every single time you catch him doing it. I do that with all of the kids if they pick their nose, touch their privates, stick hands in mouth. Wash. Wash. Wash. They get tired...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,105
Posted By Jo123ABC
I agree that the child might just be too...

I agree that the child might just be too distracted and having fun during daycare to stop and go potty. I have a timer watch for one of mine now that will remind her and me that it's time to try....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Jo123ABC
I hate administering ANY form of...

I hate administering ANY form of medicine/supplements to dcks. I've added that I don't do it to my policy because I'm just not comfortable with it. It's a liability that I'd rather avoid. I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Jo123ABC
Also interested! Is it something I can spray on...

Also interested! Is it something I can spray on toys and walk away or does it need to be rinsed off? I wish I had something to use in between big washes for bigger toys that can't go in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Jo123ABC
That's a good idea! I swear I am continually...

That's a good idea! I swear I am continually adding rules to my policy as parents do the most unexpected stuff!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jo123ABC
I really liked "then she was gone" and "where the...

I really liked "then she was gone" and "where the crawdads sing" but my absolute favorite books are the outlander series by Diana Gabaldon! I also have a list of fantasy/paranormal romance I like but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Jo123ABC
Laxatives Before Drop Off

When a parent informs me they gave their child laxitives this morning...... Happy Friday everyone :( let's hope mine isn't too sh**ty!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thumbs up I don't know why there's a thumbs down thing on...

I don't know why there's a thumbs down thing on my post :lol: I must have bumped it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Jo123ABC
Thumbs down I have a long, flat electric skillet that works...

I have a long, flat electric skillet that works awesome for pancakes. So I do those once a week from a box. I also do on and j toast with fruit, cinnamon raisin toast with fruit, hard boiled eggs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Jo123ABC
I've been messing with a nice camera my husband...

I've been messing with a nice camera my husband bought me for Christmas because he doesn't like how much we spend on professional photos each year. So I took some really cool pics of the kids, edited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Jo123ABC
Father's Day Ideas?

What are you guys doing for father's day this year? I loved last year's project and want to do something as nice! Last year I paint washed a pallet wall decoration my husband made and put handprints...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ugh! This is one of the the biggest downsides of...

Ugh! This is one of the the biggest downsides of having a daycare! Try the 24/48 rule for sick kids. It helps. I don't require the whole 48 but the kid can't come the next day if sent home sick.
My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Jo123ABC
I like the pjs idea! You can find some pretty...

I like the pjs idea! You can find some pretty cute PJs for a $10 limit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Jo123ABC
I spoil a bit more than I should. Christmas...

I spoil a bit more than I should.

Christmas $10 limit. This year I did a puzzle each (chunky wood ones for younger & jigsaw wood for older), last year princess dolls or action figures for older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Jo123ABC
I'm pretty sure you would be liable. I personally...

I'm pretty sure you would be liable. I personally wouldn't host a party in my home for clients. I did invite my daycare families to the park for my daughter's birthday party this year though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jo123ABC
Yay to popcorn! My kiddos love popcorn! I've...

Yay to popcorn! My kiddos love popcorn! I've never tried fresh coconut myself. They might like that too. I never realized summer sausage was not allowed. We have it for snack sometimes but we always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jo123ABC
If we could live outside we would!! Where I live,...

If we could live outside we would!! Where I live, winter is super long and cold so we are cooped up inside way too much. When spring hits we spend from 9/9:30 to 10:30am outside and 4/4:30 to 5:15pm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Jo123ABC
3-4 vacation days plus memorial day and 4th of...

3-4 vacation days plus memorial day and 4th of July. I had the stomach flu roll through a couple of weeks ago so I needed to use 2 sick days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jo123ABC
100.4 is when I consider it... based on other...

100.4 is when I consider it... based on other symptoms too. If they're at 100.4 though and not fussy or anything I will just keep checking for any change and keep a close eye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Jo123ABC
I tried having our local grocery store (only 1...

I tried having our local grocery store (only 1 other than Walmart) deliver milk, water, and a few odds and ends for a while but the delivery person started dropping off nearly expired milk at full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Jo123ABC
Buying Bulk/Time and Money Saving

Does anyone have suggestions on where you like to buy bulk? I live in a small town with a Walmart so I buy most of my stuff there but I'd really like to have some things just shipped to me in bulk if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jo123ABC
Top Reasons for Terminating Care

Hi everyone!

What's your deal breaker? Reason for terminating care? I'm about to kick one out that is misbehaving during nap time. I have kicked one out for constant fussing, almost kicked one out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Jo123ABC
See attachment! I have no regrets with this...

See attachment! I have no regrets with this purchase nor the sacrificing of a good size part of my living room! I originally bought it for infants to have a safe space while I need to cook, clean,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Jo123ABC
Question Sticking Food Up Nose

I have a 23 mo dcb who puts food up his nose almost every day. It drives me crazy! Yesterday he stuck a small soggy cracker up there and sneezed like crazy until it flew out. This morning he's trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By Jo123ABC
Nasty people! I had one dcm use a kid's winter...

Nasty people! I had one dcm use a kid's winter beanie as a Kleenex and proceed to put it on his head. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Jo123ABC
My advice is: 1. Stick to your set hours of...

My advice is:

1. Stick to your set hours of operation... Don't let clients convince you of hours that are best for them.

2. Have clients pay in advance with late fees for those who don't pay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Jo123ABC
Here are some from the movie "home" id like to...

Here are some from the movie "home" id like to add to a CD in the future that they love:
Cannonball
Towards the sun
Dancing in the dark
Red balloon

..and a couple of random ones they love: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Jo123ABC
Rainbow (my Little pony movie) I see the light...

Rainbow (my Little pony movie)
I see the light (tangled)
Hair up (trolls)
Get back up again (trolls)
Almost there (the princess and the frog)
Touch the sky (brave)
Colors of the wind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By Jo123ABC
I also like the rock n play for lunch time but...

I also like the rock n play for lunch time but not for sleeping! I also always buckled it though too.

As for jumperoos... I don't think they cause motor delays. Both of my own kids LOVED them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jo123ABC
I hear you! I swear most of my dc parents are...

I hear you! I swear most of my dc parents are like this! BE THE PARENT people :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Jo123ABC
Ugh... Sounds terrible.:hug: have you had him in...

Ugh... Sounds terrible.:hug: have you had him in your care for a long time? Is this new behavior?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Jo123ABC
I would make him sit in the designated chair away...

I would make him sit in the designated chair away from the other kids and tell him "you can sit here until you're ready to eat. Your snack will be here (indicate) until snack time is over. He's s...
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