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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Josiegirl
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May you find much...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May you find much to be grateful for, even this year. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Josiegirl
I seriously need this today. It's too easy to...

I seriously need this today. It's too easy to fall into the pity party trap. :o

My kids who I miss dearly but are being very smart and have been healthy so far.
My sister and her family who are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Well that's definitely good news! Asthma and...

Well that's definitely good news! Asthma and children is such a scary mix, same with diabetes and children. I hope he recovers quickly and easily and can get to doing what kids are supposed to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Any word on how the little boy's doing? Been...

Any word on how the little boy's doing? Been thinking about him. And you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
I don't understand something. The numbers are far...

I don't understand something. The numbers are far worse than they've been since this began, right? Then why are we not going back to what the government was doing then and get the numbers to slow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Oh no :( I hope your little guy recovers from...

Oh no :( I hope your little guy recovers from whatever is going on with him! Momma must be crazy worried. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By Josiegirl
How does that even make sense???

How does that even make sense???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, so many are not playing by the rules. :( I...

Wow, so many are not playing by the rules. :( I hope that dcm was ousted for her blatant disregard for health practices.


There was an article written by an ICU nurse, saying how even on some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Unregistered, count your blessings Covid hasn't...

Unregistered, count your blessings Covid hasn't touched your family due to your children participating in band and gymnastics. Truly lucky. Keep crossing your fingers.
Our local area has been mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
^^^^^^^ all of what e.j. said. If you're...

^^^^^^^ all of what e.j. said.
If you're 'looking around' and using a general glimpse of shoppers, etc., seeing 85% adhering to the rules, great. That's what I feel it is here. And some more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Sadly, I agree with you because it's not being...

Sadly, I agree with you because it's not being enforced and would be a heckuva job getting it enforced. :(
Our gov mandated masks some time ago and it's still not being listened to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Vermont has always had good numbers, but it's a...

Vermont has always had good numbers, but it's a rural state so that helps. But the past 2 weeks, we've gone above and beyond the increase of positive cases per capita, than any other state. :mad:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly! It's not about living in fear; it's...

Exactly! It's not about living in fear; it's about having a healthy respect for a sickness that will eventually touch each and every household IMO, like a cancer. Some people die, some recover, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Josiegirl
Your last sentence says it all. And as someone...

Your last sentence says it all. And as someone else commented, the whole current group's dynamic will change. When enrolling a child you need to keep all of that in mind to make it work well for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
I think I'd pick 1, if I wasn't completely burned...

I think I'd pick 1, if I wasn't completely burned out with dc. KWIM? I'd do it on the side for awhile to see how it all worked out, then start the shift as the business gained momentum.
Good luck no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, too high maintenance. It's disabling their...

Yep, too high maintenance.
It's disabling their son to play these games with him; he's not learning to self-regulate or find ways to soothe himself.
Oy.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,057
Posted By Josiegirl
Good luck with your interview! Sounds like you've...

Good luck with your interview! Sounds like you've been through the wringer the past few years. :( Hope you find something you love more and causes you less stress/illness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,057
Posted By Josiegirl
I retired the end of May 2019. I felt depressed...

I retired the end of May 2019. I felt depressed all the time, didn't feel like I had anything left for the children. I wasn't doing them any good and my whole body was breaking down, physically and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Josiegirl
Give her till the end of your work week to 'find'...

Give her till the end of your work week to 'find' them or you'll add the charge onto her next bill so you can replace them. I call BS also.:mad: And if she gives you any grief, I'd terminate them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By Josiegirl
If YOU like it, that's all that matters. :) Your...

If YOU like it, that's all that matters. :) Your logo is adorable. Myself, I love ladybugs and this time of year we get tons of them in our windows. I say go for it. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Josiegirl
How long would your wife's licensing take to go...

How long would your wife's licensing take to go into affect? How many hours of courses and orientation would she need? The process can be long and costly, in the beginning. Every state is different...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-10-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,323
Posted By Josiegirl
Honestly? It ticks me off way more when phone...

Honestly? It ticks me off way more when phone calls/texts come from ad companies or other places that have no right at all, to my phone number.

I'm retired now but if calls came in that weren't...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Josiegirl
It is fiction. Mainly about a Vietnam vet, who...

It is fiction. Mainly about a Vietnam vet, who doesn't have a very good relationship with his son and his wife committed suicide. Oh you really have to read it to 'get it'. I tried to explain it to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Josiegirl
Honestly? I'd include money(or gift cards) in...

Honestly? I'd include money(or gift cards) in that card. I know a heartfelt card speaks volumes with a dcprovider's sense of being appreciated but that was an extra good amount of time. Money does...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-06-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Josiegirl
Book I Recommend - The Reason You're Alive

The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick

Very blunt, funny and not my typical read but was really good. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By Josiegirl
Just seeing this. Stay safe!!! It's all so scary...

Just seeing this. Stay safe!!! It's all so scary indeed. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 631
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow. Yep, it's not real until it hits home.

Wow.

Yep, it's not real until it hits home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Josiegirl
I do sincerely hope you're wrong. :(

I do sincerely hope you're wrong. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Josiegirl
As I said, I was going to simply find highlights...

As I said, I was going to simply find highlights in the news. Wow, lots of drama. :rolleyes: For someone who is expected to run a country, I'd expect a lot more.
I guess I'm clueless as to what a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By Josiegirl
I didn't watch it. And seeing this reply is...

I didn't watch it. And seeing this reply is scary. :/ But I'll check the news and see what their input is.

Either way, being politicians I doubt there's a lot of truth of what was said compared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Josiegirl
What Blackcat did there is brilliant. Wish I'd...

What Blackcat did there is brilliant. Wish I'd had that back when I needed it. No blur of the lines at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Josiegirl
She had the gall to be extremely rude to you...

She had the gall to be extremely rude to you instead of apologizing for her dh's lateness??? Oooh, I'd tell them they don't sound happy with your policies/contract and does that mean they're giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Josiegirl
Better to err on the side of caution now. Our...

Better to err on the side of caution now. Our local elementary school sent home 17 students with Covid symptoms this past week. More than likely they all have simple colds or viruses but it's going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Hugs and good thoughts to all of you for your...

Hugs and good thoughts to all of you for your rough days, the chaos in your lives, the never-ending stress and needs of children and parents in your lives!!! May your week end on a positive happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Josiegirl
My favorites were always Sandra Boynton books,...

My favorites were always Sandra Boynton books, all of them. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh no :( I'm so sorry. That kind of a loss has...

Oh no :( I'm so sorry. That kind of a loss has got to be one of the most heart-breaking. :( Hugs to the family and you and everybody involved. So so sad.:(

As far as telling the other dcfs, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh heck no!!!

Oh heck no!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By Josiegirl
Your mistake, as you now realize, was to tell her...

Your mistake, as you now realize, was to tell her it's okay. That meant it was okay the next time and the next time too. :( I've been so guilty of that myself.
Then as soon as you do stand up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By Josiegirl
Stay healthy!! Former dcm has a relative who's...

Stay healthy!!
Former dcm has a relative who's a teacher in Ga. She said they sent a student home diagnosed with Covid and act like it's no big deal. :(
Are people becoming desensitized about it?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Josiegirl
This isn't dc related whatsoever but just shows...

This isn't dc related whatsoever but just shows how screwed up employers/employees can get. An RN that was just assigned to a family member's Hospice case, had been let go from her previous job at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow Meeko, glad the weather turned and you're...

Wow Meeko, glad the weather turned and you're safe. Now if we could ask for some of that miracle to spread it's arms across the country to help other states. :(

Thank you for sharing!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,731
Posted By Josiegirl
A former dcm is always posting pictures and video...

A former dcm is always posting pictures and video clips on FB, which I absolutely adore btw. :) I miss them so much. :( But anyways, I saw a short clip yesterday of 1 of her dds, soon to be 4 yo,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with Rockgirl and Snowmom. Sometimes...

I agree with Rockgirl and Snowmom. Sometimes things don't work out the way we want them to. Victims get the shaft and criminals get the protection. Life is definitely not fair; that's a hard lesson...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Josiegirl
Love it!!

Love it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Josiegirl
Good answer :) Put it back on them. It's very...

Good answer :) Put it back on them. It's very normal for a child to not want to run off to dc every day. Do adults always want to show up at work?? Kids, just like adults, need to learn sometimes you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad he's feeling better!! I think that type of...

Glad he's feeling better!!
I think that type of thing is going to be happening a lot this next year. Schools will be calling to send students home more often, so will dcs and centers, everyone will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm just curious how this all played out?? :o

I'm just curious how this all played out?? :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Not that I wish illness on his little guy but...

Not that I wish illness on his little guy but don't you just wish(a little bit) that he ended up vomiting all over dcd?

Just gotta love it when grown ups have toddler temper tantrums. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope she recovers fully and soon. :( I'm...

I hope she recovers fully and soon. :(
I'm your aunt's age and can only imagine how she feels emotionally, how scary it must be for her and how helpless all of you must feel. Take care of yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By Josiegirl
Scary. All within a month.:( Good luck to all...

Scary. All within a month.:(
Good luck to all of them and sorry about the one who passed. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By Josiegirl
A good one I hope??!! :) Yes, pandaluver,...

A good one I hope??!! :)

Yes, pandaluver, trying to put myself in your position and can imagine how it must've felt to read that. :( I think what CH suggested was just right, including not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By Josiegirl
I just finished "Too Much and Not Enough" by Mary...

I just finished "Too Much and Not Enough" by Mary L. Trump. Very enlightening. :)
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 08-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks, got it!! I'll check into it. :)

Thanks, got it!! I'll check into it. :)
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 08-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Josiegirl
CBD for Anxiety?

Does anyone use it; does it work? Where's the best place to get it? My sister uses CBD gummies for sleeping and says they work pretty well but are very expensive($75. for 3 weeks worth). My dd has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Josiegirl
Are you planning on doing more; it says Book 1 of...

Are you planning on doing more; it says Book 1 of a series? Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Josiegirl
Rosieteddy, that is so cool!!! Hugs and wishing...

Rosieteddy, that is so cool!!! Hugs and wishing you the very best of luck with it!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Josiegirl
I've let kids paint with Legos, bath buffs, fly...

I've let kids paint with Legos, bath buffs, fly swatters, marshmallows, cotton balls; if you look through your house there is a whole variety of things you can use. Or check our your local dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Josiegirl
Before I retired, they disallowed shaving cream...

Before I retired, they disallowed shaving cream for us. :( We used to make the most beautiful pictures using shaving cream, marbling food coloring through it, placing card stock upside down in it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't know of anyone personally; I live in a...

I don't know of anyone personally; I live in a small town in Vt. The Numbers here are good, so far, with a slight increase currently. But my ds who lives in the Burlington area; they know people who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By Josiegirl
CatHerder, I'm sorry. :(

CatHerder, I'm sorry. :(
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-20-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for a new...

Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for a new author or book.


Lately I've been reading a lot of Sandra Brown books which have been pretty good. I get them from a sharing library in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, dc is dc and home is home. I had a dcm who...

Yep, dc is dc and home is home. I had a dcm who would constantly try to combine the same discipline methods and hers were completely different than mine. It led to too many issues, including the dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Josiegirl
Shadowing, as hard as that is to do don't let him...

Shadowing, as hard as that is to do don't let him stray from your side. :(
I had a little dcb who was about 4 at the time, quite the rascal in every conceivable way. A dcm was picking up her dds one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Where's the love button when you need it??!! ...

Where's the love button when you need it??!!

And it's so true. Sadly. :( My nephew was smart as a whip at age 4 but momma was still spoon feeding him.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-08-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Josiegirl
I checked on amazon; is it by Natalie Barelli?...

I checked on amazon; is it by Natalie Barelli? I've never read it but it sounds like a book I'd love. Like thrillers with twists at the end. Have to put it on my 'list'. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Josiegirl
Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be...

Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be tethered to the mailbox. :lol: Oh yeh, there were some days like that.


Today's Friday, hope it goes well for everyone!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what...

Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what they say about it being a business, to me it was always my home first. If there was something I wanted or didn't want for dc, within regulations, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,433
Posted By Josiegirl
I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it...

I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it go away but it's so heart-breaking to know it happens. :(:confused:

And 284878, your dh's company most likely saved a child's life. What are these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
That used to frustrate me too. :( The last...

That used to frustrate me too. :( The last several years I had great understanding families. But before that, if I wasn't available all the time they let me know with all their whining and 'oh no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly...

IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly praise the others that are following your rules while ignoring his bad behavior(unless he's physical). Then when he chooses to follow the rules, praise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Josiegirl
Your letter sounds very professional and...

Your letter sounds very professional and well-worded. As do your time explanations in your above post. BUT I am simple and need/do simple. It helps maintain simplicity. :) Especially with those who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Josiegirl
Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come....

Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come. You don't have the time or sanity to put up with people's bs like that. Can you imagine, if you're seeing red flags like that right from the beginning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By Josiegirl
There are so many people without good work...

There are so many people without good work ethics, that feel they are owed something, that will take anything they can get and never think of giving themselves.

But to me, many people also strive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do...

I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do other countries have it and does it work for them, would it make everybody's financial situations more equal, etc., etc? So many unknown variables but I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Josiegirl
It might not be worth the time and effort now for...

It might not be worth the time and effort now for the amount of money you'd get, but if enrolling more children is your goal, I say get it started now so you'll be familiar with the program. It can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha this statement reminds me of the first time...

Haha this statement reminds me of the first time I created a set of policies and a contract. I had my son proofread it all because, well, he's always been a LOT smarter than me and much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Josiegirl
I've been out of it for a year now. I never...

I've been out of it for a year now. I never regretted having an in-home daycare, there were tons of pros. BUT I do wish I'd known more and had more support right from the beginning. I started caring...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By Josiegirl
I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to...

I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to sell material in the stores you could cut/sew into cloth books. They also sold plastic infant friendly washable books but those got chewed, and ripped...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Josiegirl
The way I used to do it was just figure out how...

The way I used to do it was just figure out how many breakfasts, lunches, snacks I served during a year, then my tax accountant would multiply those numbers by what the state allowed per meal. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at...

Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at McDonald's on the way home!
Hey, honeybunches, just ask mommy to stop at the park when you leave dc today!

You get the idea..... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Josiegirl
And who's to say it will even work out for her at...

And who's to say it will even work out for her at all? Then you'd be holding a spot for who-knows-how-long for someone who's not even going to use it. Put yourself(and your family) first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Josiegirl
Nothing is confirmed until you have signed...

Nothing is confirmed until you have signed paperwork, deposit and the first week's rates in hand. Personally, I'd email her and let her know she has until Friday, then you will be interviewing others...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By Josiegirl
My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being...

My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being professional about this....their anger and trying to reclaim pay that you say you didn't have to pay, such as vacations, etc. Is it in the contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Josiegirl
As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I...

As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I wouldn't step into that quagmire. What would it benefit anyone now? If you feel the need to say anything, I'd just tell them things aren't always what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Josiegirl
Having fun with kids equals giving them that...

Having fun with kids equals giving them that secure loving feeling that people actually want to spend time with them.

Living up to impossible standards pushed onto providers by state programs...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Josiegirl
Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books....

Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books. :o
I remember being a huge Nancy Drew fan in my pre-teen years but didn't read anything else( that wasn't required in school) until I had kids of my...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Josiegirl
Great Book!

I just finished Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I'd seen it all over amazon but just never bothered with it. My sister had it and said 'ya gotta read this one, best book ever'. And she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm...

Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm sure she would've gone through them like cheap shoes too) or 2. she could stay home *gasp* and care for her child herself.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Josiegirl
Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last...

Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last year off from the STARS program. While I did miss the $$ incentives it was so not worth the extra aggravation, time, and investment of effort I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By Josiegirl
Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this...

Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this summer; it's one of the few things I enjoy that makes me happy on weekends. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,599
Posted By Josiegirl
Updates anyone? Is everyone still hanging in...

Updates anyone?
Is everyone still hanging in there?

I've been reading a lot more, ordering jigsaw puzzles from Bits and Pieces, watching more movies(mostly thrillers) and I've been planning my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are...

Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are piling up and I'm running out of books to read, puzzles to do. Call me cheap but I hate paying full price for those things. :( Plus right before this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By Josiegirl
Going to the library. :D Being able to give...

Going to the library. :D

Being able to give and get hugs :(
One a.m. I get a text from one of my former dcms, she says 'don't be worried if you see us at your mailbox on our way to dc'. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,345
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a question: If a provider only has a...

I have a question:
If a provider only has a very small percentage of their regular group of children and therefore not earning nearly as much as before to live on and pay bills, do they have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,345
Posted By Josiegirl
And that other daycare would be so lucky to have...

And that other daycare would be so lucky to have you. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,965
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources...

Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources that come in at all to help her, anyone that'll use masks/gloves and simply visit her(not sure if that's even allowed where she lives)?
I'm sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Josiegirl
If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful...

If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful and unappreciative dcfs. Their actions speak much louder than anything. It's their choice to not pay you just as much as it's your choice to not take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,965
Posted By Josiegirl
There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died...

There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died from this miserable illness. A little while ago, there was a 6 week old baby that died of Covid-19. Where were their choices. :(

Responsible adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,599
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope, when this is all said and done and life...

I hope, when this is all said and done and life returns to (a new) normal, that you can all go through your current dcfs and show your deep appreciation for *their* deep appreciation by only keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,205
Posted By Josiegirl
I have no words Ariana. Why do providers...

I have no words Ariana.
Why do providers receive such disrespect and little regard in some cases? :(
It must be painful. I am sorry. :(
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