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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-17-2017, 11:28 AM
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Posted By CraftyMom
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-15-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By CraftyMom
Can I Claim A New Camper And Expenses?

We financed a camper in 2016. Can I claim it as business expense? We have it on a seasonal site at a campground. So it is there all year long. In spring, summer and fall I bring the kids there a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By CraftyMom
I don't use the word treat. No particular reason,...

I don't use the word treat. No particular reason, just not a word I use. So I never thought about it, but what you're saying does make sense. People have a different meaning for the word treat and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,780
Posted By CraftyMom
:hug: I can't begin to imagine what you and...

:hug:

I can't begin to imagine what you and the family are going through!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,794
Posted By CraftyMom
I would try it and see how it goes :)

I would try it and see how it goes :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,318
Posted By CraftyMom
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By CraftyMom
I agree, no refund. It was very short notice, why...

I agree, no refund. It was very short notice, why should you lose money because mom showed up and decided to keep him?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,780
Posted By CraftyMom
Here we call it a "blanket fix" :lol: They...

Here we call it a "blanket fix" :lol:

They each get one blanket fix. After that if their blanket falls off they fix it themselves. After they are sleeping I cover them all up if they haven't done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,821
Posted By CraftyMom
While the infants can't play in the pool, you...

While the infants can't play in the pool, you could always hold them in the cool water for a few minutes, one baby at a time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,226
Posted By CraftyMom
I also do not have room to store those. Even...

I also do not have room to store those. Even though they fold they still take up space and I imagine they do not stack well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,226
Posted By CraftyMom
Nope. Not unless they want to supply one for...

Nope. Not unless they want to supply one for everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,781
Posted By CraftyMom
It sounds like this isn't the case here though,...

It sounds like this isn't the case here though, but I get what you are saying.

This mom isn't at all vigilant if she is sending her other child with pb&j for lunch and does not supply an epi pen,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,781
Posted By CraftyMom
The bold part above. I don't know your state...

The bold part above. I don't know your state laws. Is your sister an authorized assistant? If not that's where I see a big issue with licensing. Here I couldn't have someone just fill in unless they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By CraftyMom
Well no, but I WAS going to let the dog eat your...

Well no, but I WAS going to let the dog eat your baby. Since you seem to be opposed to that I guess I will have to find some other form of entertainment"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By CraftyMom
Maybe the new response should be "eventually your...

Maybe the new response should be "eventually your child will be in school and they will be closed for the same holidays as me, plus in service days and half days. There will also be 3 school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By CraftyMom
We are no different than a school closing, what...

We are no different than a school closing, what is the difference? Actually we close LESS! School closes for the whole summer....what do parents DO ???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By CraftyMom
...and now I want a gourmet donut!

...and now I want a gourmet donut!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,528
Posted By CraftyMom
Most of them no, I do not miss them. There are a...

Most of them no, I do not miss them. There are a few though.

I learned the hard way that they forget me as soon as they leave.

I had a dcb that it broke my heart when he left, he was one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By CraftyMom
I would do the interview also. For the same...

I would do the interview also. For the same reasons...you never know.

Plus you may see that this is a family you WOULDN'T have enrolled, so it saves you the "what ifs"

Or the family you like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By CraftyMom
I find it funny that no matter WHAT we do we are...

I find it funny that no matter WHAT we do we are wrong. We would be wrong if we DIDN'T use sunblock and the kids got burnt, now a provider WANTING to protect from sunburn is wrong and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By CraftyMom
Hmmm funny she never mentioned dcb smelling like...

Hmmm funny she never mentioned dcb smelling like sunscreen before....just throwing a fit and looking for something to tell on you about :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,221
Posted By CraftyMom
Good idea to end care. A good portion of my yard...

Good idea to end care. A good portion of my yard is shaded and then there is another good portion of my yard that is full sun. The kids run around the entire yard.

There is no way I could keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By CraftyMom
Yup that's me when my own kids act up in front of...

Yup that's me when my own kids act up in front of people :D

Except I don't find it amusing in the least
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By CraftyMom
That is plenty of notice. I always feel bad...

That is plenty of notice. I always feel bad taking a day off too. I recently took a day off last week because I have also been feeling burnt out. I needed it and I needed time with my kids. We have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,375
Posted By CraftyMom
This is true, I am fair skinned and the burns are...

This is true, I am fair skinned and the burns are worse that night or the next day. What happens is the heat is still inside your skin, even though you are out of the sun, so your skin continues to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By CraftyMom
Call them and tell them you need diapers or they...

Call them and tell them you need diapers or they have to come get him.

They probably have no money for diapers due to their other circumstances the other day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,375
Posted By CraftyMom
I noticed the bolded part above also. Seems like...

I noticed the bolded part above also. Seems like mostly their backs and shoulders to me, the chest a little but not much. Were they laying down? Weird. It seems like their faces would be burnt also....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,375
Posted By CraftyMom
There's no excuse. But here's what I don't get....

There's no excuse. But here's what I don't get. Aside from the burns... Mom says they would come home without having anything to drink all day. Yet she knew they would be outside all day with this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,852
Posted By CraftyMom
I think MV's post was in the private section, so...

I think MV's post was in the private section, so you probably can't post the link for that conversation. But she may not mind pm'ing and sharing her story
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,852
Posted By CraftyMom
Absolutely! A LOT can happen in 20 minutes. I...

Absolutely! A LOT can happen in 20 minutes. I would not even hesitate at this point to put a lock on that gate if you keep her. Me personally I would be DONE. This could cost you your career. One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By CraftyMom
likethis Sounds like dad has some explaining...

likethis

Sounds like dad has some explaining to do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By CraftyMom
You're not the only skeptic...I 100% agree with...

You're not the only skeptic...I 100% agree with you. It COULD happen that they forgot, but not likely in this case. And like you said if money is tight you don't just misplace $100. They KNEW she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By CraftyMom
I had a mom one time when I first started that...

I had a mom one time when I first started that always paid on time. My policy at the time was that if payment wasn't made by Tuesday I would not accept the child (that has changed, this was my first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By CraftyMom
Thanks everyone for your input! I will go...

Thanks everyone for your input!

I will go with the flow and see what people are looking for and if I can live with it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By CraftyMom
Can't be too much worse than chocolate milk and...

Can't be too much worse than chocolate milk and chocolate donuts
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By CraftyMom
That's what I'm worried about. I did it this way...

That's what I'm worried about. I did it this way because it works for ME. It was so hectic before. I don't want to end up regretting my decisions. I think I can be more flexible about my closing time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By CraftyMom
These hours have worked for 2 years. It's worked...

These hours have worked for 2 years. It's worked out that the parents have different work hours, where one goes in later and the other gets out earlier. When I was open longer hours I had kids here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By CraftyMom
May Need To Change Some Things

I really dislike the unpredictability of daycare. You can go from full to nearly empty just like that!

Not too long ago I was full with a waiting list. Now I've had an open spot for 2 weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,460
Posted By CraftyMom
There are 2 answers really (for me) The ones...

There are 2 answers really (for me)

The ones who are shopping around for the cheapest place want:

Cost
Hours
nothing else

The ones who enroll:
Feeling comfortable here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,212
Posted By CraftyMom
My husband would leave me if I had all that in...

My husband would leave me if I had all that in our yard! If it were up to him there would be one toy per child and that's it, he hates yard toys
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By CraftyMom
My attention seeker woke up from nap and...

My attention seeker woke up from nap and announced to me (as he always does) over and over "I woke up. I'm up now. I'm up. I woke up..." Until I say something to him which is usually "I see that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By CraftyMom
I have a child that I KNOW is addicted to his...

I have a child that I KNOW is addicted to his tablet. He used to sit and not play with anyone when he first started 10 months ago (unoccupied behavior listed above). That went on for a while. Then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Posted By CraftyMom
Personally I wouldn't have an issue with it.

Personally I wouldn't have an issue with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By CraftyMom
likethis Don't neglect your health! Most dcp...

likethis

Don't neglect your health! Most dcp would drop you in a second to benefit themselves! (General you, not specifically you :))
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By CraftyMom
Handwritten appreciation is the best gift for me!

Handwritten appreciation is the best gift for me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By CraftyMom
I always tell if they ask, but in general I...

I always tell if they ask, but in general I wouldn't talk about it every day. Parents only want to hear that they have the best child on earth. IME they ask questions wanting to look concerned or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By CraftyMom
Just make sure all your documentation is up to...

Just make sure all your documentation is up to date and don't worry too much.

Sounds like she is just pulling things out of the air to get out of paying you what she owes
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,405
Posted By CraftyMom
I am going through the same right now. I so want...

I am going through the same right now. I so want to quit! This is the lowest I've been in daycare in a long time, mood wise. I do not enjoy a single aspect of it at the moment. I have a difficult kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By CraftyMom
I've only had this issue with a few kids. I don't...

I've only had this issue with a few kids. I don't pay any mind to them. They can sit if they don't want to play. But yes, the ones that are maniacs inside are the ones that don't play well outside. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By CraftyMom
This has been my experience. The more you do the...

This has been my experience. The more you do the more they expect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By CraftyMom
We did the rocks last year. Turned out very cute!...

We did the rocks last year. Turned out very cute! But time consuming because the only thing that would hold the rocks was super glue, so I just went back after the kids laid them out and super glued...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By CraftyMom
I'm also thinking allergies. Is it clear? If it's...

I'm also thinking allergies. Is it clear? If it's allergies he can take otc meds to alleviate his symptoms. I would tell mom he needs to be seen. That is too much snot to handle in a group setting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By CraftyMom
Accidents happen! :hug:

Accidents happen! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By CraftyMom
Lifeguards are there to socialize IME. So...

Lifeguards are there to socialize IME.

So the girl is alive?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By CraftyMom
This. Plus my bathroom is right there by the back...

This. Plus my bathroom is right there by the back door, which is a sliding door. So I will stand on the back deck and I can see everyone from the one spot, even the pottier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By CraftyMom
If it were illegal car salesmen would be out of...

If it were illegal car salesmen would be out of business! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By CraftyMom
I like this :)

I like this :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By CraftyMom
I'm almost positive it comes from craigslist. I'm...

I'm almost positive it comes from craigslist. I'm not sure about the others who have received this, but I always seem to get them when I post my ad on craigslist
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By CraftyMom
I have a 3yo dcg like this currently. I tell her...

I have a 3yo dcg like this currently. I tell her to worry about herself so now she tattles to me that so and so isn't worrying about themself. :rolleyes:

All day long with the tattling! Time out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By CraftyMom
My guess is that since they want to pay in...

My guess is that since they want to pay in advance they ask for your account information to send the money or something. I'm really not sure. But I have received 10-15 of these in the almost 3 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,198
Posted By CraftyMom
I am taking the 3rd as the holiday and the 6th as...

I am taking the 3rd as the holiday and the 6th as a personal day, so we can have a 4 day weekend for camping. I am not taking a vacation until the last week of Sept. This will help break up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,331
Posted By CraftyMom
Haha! So not only can they not use any...

Haha! So not only can they not use any electronics or watch tv, they also can not knit or crochet. I would assume that would go for crossword puzzles or reading as well. (according to these parents)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By CraftyMom
Yes, and quite often when kids are crying they...

Yes, and quite often when kids are crying they don't want to be looked at. But the others can't help but look at the huge distraction in the room. So giving them a spot to cry takes care of that too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By CraftyMom
Yes, too much detail. Usually I get a few...

Yes, too much detail. Usually I get a few sentences in an email. Pretty much just "Hi, I'm interested in daycare, do you have an openings?" That type of thing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,331
Posted By CraftyMom
Exactly! They could be here for an hour or more...

Exactly! They could be here for an hour or more and just keep talking away like I have nothing else to do....but THAT is ok?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By CraftyMom
Another One Of These

This topic has been brought up on here before. The emails that seem fishy...they live in another country and are coming into town for a few weeks and want to pay in advance for daycare.

Here is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By CraftyMom
Are you charging late fees? That would help put...

Are you charging late fees? That would help put an end to late payments
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By CraftyMom
I intend to eat lunch, but often I get distracted...

I intend to eat lunch, but often I get distracted by kids who won't take a nap, or at the very least lay down. The kid who will not stop talking and thinks that when he whispers loudly I can not hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By CraftyMom
When you send out invoices you select which week...

When you send out invoices you select which week the payment is for. You might be selecting the wrong billing period.

Is she not paying on Fridays? Or is she paying last week's invoice today and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By CraftyMom
Yes to all of the above! I respond "he wants...

Yes to all of the above!

I respond "he wants to play to, give him a few blocks" or something similar.

No one is allowed to name call, so saying he is weird or whatever...I'd give ONE warning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By CraftyMom
I don't think her number of kids changed. Sounds...

I don't think her number of kids changed. Sounds like her van seats 6 and she has 9 kids. So even if she wanted to transport them she can not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By CraftyMom
I am going to have a similar issue in the fall...

I am going to have a similar issue in the fall for my son for preschool. I don't know what to do. There is no bus. It is only a 5 minute drive, takes no more than 15 minutes to drive there, bring him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,368
Posted By CraftyMom
I wasn't implying anyone on here, of course. Most...

I wasn't implying anyone on here, of course. Most of us here run our own business out of our homes or work at a center.

I do think it is generational, but yes also individual. This doesn't mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By CraftyMom
In MA our last day is June 25, then they go back...

In MA our last day is June 25, then they go back on Aug 31
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,368
Posted By CraftyMom
I was just thinking of this...so many 20...

I was just thinking of this...so many 20 somethings that have zero responsibility! Even within my own family! We have nieces and nephews in their early 20's that you would think are 15 year olds by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By CraftyMom
I was thinking along these lines. THEY feel...

I was thinking along these lines.

THEY feel guilty about their kid being the first one there, last to leave.
THEY feel guilty about the long hours.
So instead of cutting back at work or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By CraftyMom
I am willing to bet she gets off work much...

I am willing to bet she gets off work much earlier.

When I changed my hours to opening an hour later I allowed one boy to continue to come at the earlier time. My mistake was never asking if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,844
Posted By CraftyMom
SO glad to hear it is coming to an end! A...

SO glad to hear it is coming to an end!

A fresh start is a good thing!

Can I ask about the family of the child that walked out? Have they been in contact? At the beginning they were defending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By CraftyMom
Tylenol makes me drowsy, but I'm a lightweight :)...

Tylenol makes me drowsy, but I'm a lightweight :) Not the way Benadryl or cold meds would, but it does make me sleepy

My kids too, I think. Could be coincidence though
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By CraftyMom
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By CraftyMom
Funny, we always want what we don't have. My dad...

Funny, we always want what we don't have. My dad (or mom) never visited, hardly ever (maybe once a year?), and we were 10 minutes away.

They have both passed away over the last few years at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By CraftyMom
Are they getting enough exercise? I know you said...

Are they getting enough exercise? I know you said they go to dance, but if it's only one or even two classes per week that is much exercise really.

This came to mind only because there is a girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By CraftyMom
Sometimes I think parents are LOOKING for...

Sometimes I think parents are LOOKING for something to complain about!

You could tell them "No problem, please be here before we go outside at 10:30 and again at 3:00 so YOU can apply the sunblock...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By CraftyMom
This would fall under the category in my handbook...

This would fall under the category in my handbook that states that if a child is unprepared they will not be able to participate. So for me, this child would have to sit on the shaded deck while the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By CraftyMom
I do not hold it. If I have to go I go. They...

I do not hold it. If I have to go I go. They don't even realize I'm not there and just continue playing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By CraftyMom
I have 3 that live in the neighborhood. One lives...

I have 3 that live in the neighborhood. One lives 2 streets away, one lives across the street and the other lives several houses down on the same street. It has worked out for me.

It could get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,606
Posted By CraftyMom
I do agree though, that if dcg is wearing a dress...

I do agree though, that if dcg is wearing a dress or loose shorts then she should have them on for privacy issues
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,606
Posted By CraftyMom
Now THAT made me laugh! :lol::lol: I...

Now THAT made me laugh! :lol::lol:

I wouldn't have an issue with no underwear either. Dcg probably just doesn't like them.

My 4 yo son right now will not wear socks. He hasn't worn them in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,606
Posted By CraftyMom
I'm thinking dcg doesn't like them and probably...

I'm thinking dcg doesn't like them and probably gives her parents a hard time about wearing them. Sounds like they tried other things to get her to wear them... the bloomers, the bathing suit, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By CraftyMom
Well...not necessarily more eyes watching. You...

Well...not necessarily more eyes watching. You would think so, but sometimes it ends up being LESS eyes watching. At that age (unless they are very responsible) the teenagers will be more likely to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By CraftyMom
I do not allow my 14 year old to bring a friend...

I do not allow my 14 year old to bring a friend when she babysits in general. I know how it was when I was that age and brought a friend along, I would have done a better job alone.

I tell her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By CraftyMom
I am interested

I am interested
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By CraftyMom
I would have the SA kids wait to start. If...

I would have the SA kids wait to start.

If the preschooler has been with you for a while and they have been good clients I wouldn't push them out sooner.

I know financially it makes more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By CraftyMom
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By CraftyMom
Oh well, she'll live :) Not your fault her plans...

Oh well, she'll live :) Not your fault her plans changed. And you are not completely unavailable, you are willing to take her...after your appointment, that you made because dcg wouldn't be there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 35,317
Posted By CraftyMom
PV, with all due respect, I've seen in several of...

PV, with all due respect, I've seen in several of your posts where you talk about how your ex won't pay for you to move. I am not divorced, but why would he have to pay for you to move?

He has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By CraftyMom
Thanks! Mostly we do free play too. I do...

Thanks! Mostly we do free play too.

I do not do circle time every day.

I'd like to have one structured activity for each day of the week, keeping it the same every week.

We are doing a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By CraftyMom
Weekly Activity Schedule

Someone had posted a great activity schedule a while ago and now I can't find it!

Anyone have any schedules to share? I'm looking for ideas such as

Mondays - sensory bin
Tuesdays - painting
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By CraftyMom
I'd also skip the slip n slide. We have one, but...

I'd also skip the slip n slide. We have one, but the little kids don't know how to use it. The just run on it...then slip and slide and fall :lol: So I don't use it for daycare anymore.

Everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By CraftyMom
How do you explain this to people? Every teacher...

How do you explain this to people? Every teacher always says "I don't get paid in the summer" I try to explain this, but I don't think it comes out as clear as I would like it to. Do you have this in...
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