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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 232
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha Sharlan, I find my days sometimes center...

Haha Sharlan, I find my days sometimes center around what *I* feel like doing too. You've taken away a lot of my guilt too.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 232
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for that!!! It's kind of been what I've...

Thank you for that!!! It's kind of been what I've been aiming for but feeling guilty that I feel like it's not enough anymore, according to new age parents' standards(think academics only), state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 232
Posted By Josiegirl
CH, I actually have that book; need to pull it...

CH, I actually have that book; need to pull it out and reread it.

I've gone through burn-out many times in the course of all my years doing this but it's never lasted this long. Maybe it's seeing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Josiegirl
Something else you could think about temporarily,...

Something else you could think about temporarily, is take dcks on Saturdays. I did it for maybe 2 months. It was a rough family and that's why it ended so abruptly but if you had a good family, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 232
Posted By Josiegirl
Finding that spark again??

For those who have been in this biz for awhile and are experiencing burn-out, how do you once again get to the point where you like what you do, want to learn more and improve, change things around,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 03:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 778
Posted By Josiegirl
Because the error was discovered and now they had...

Because the error was discovered and now they had to come up with the money from somewhere else OR dcd figured they don't owe for when they're not there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, feeding their kids complete crap before...

Ugh, feeding their kids complete crap before coming to dc. Why would most kids eat good healthy breakfast food anyways if given the choice??? :mad:
I think I would reiterate to dcm child needs to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Josiegirl
I tell potential dcfs that I only have so many...

I tell potential dcfs that I only have so many spots to fill and to make it financially feasible I have to charge FT rates. Basically, I have to do what works for me now. Used to be years ago, I'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By Josiegirl
We're not allowed to use our own OTC meds. for...

We're not allowed to use our own OTC meds. for dcks. Parents have to bring it in specifically for their own child, with specific instructions down and I have to have a signed form for their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Josiegirl
I like the angled mirror idea! My bathroom is...

I like the angled mirror idea! My bathroom is situated so that I can peek out the door right into the kitchen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 778
Posted By Josiegirl
Call me crazy then. :lol: I've had to close out a...

Call me crazy then. :lol: I've had to close out a checking account before because my numbers and the banks were way off, thankfully in my favor. :rolleyes: I should know people make mistakes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out...

Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out of her to apologize, but she laughs instead? If this is her 1st time, I'd charge her the late fees and give her warning(just for the laughing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 778
Posted By Josiegirl
:oThat'd be me. Not that I write so few checks...

:oThat'd be me. Not that I write so few checks but I don't look at my monthly statement that closely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Josiegirl
This is what I do too. I've tried using old tees...

This is what I do too. I've tried using old tees for covering but they just soak through anyways. :rolleyes: Kids LOVE water. I also have a few towels at the ready because even if you've got your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Josiegirl
I always tell families that I need to keep my...

I always tell families that I need to keep my spots filled so have no idea if I'll have an opening that far ahead or not. If they want to hold the spot, they'd have to pay a regular weekly rate. Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Josiegirl
I was never able to teach my dcks with visual...

I was never able to teach my dcks with visual boundaries. Well a couple listened but others did not. :rolleyes: I had to install a slide chain at the top of the door but I finally had to put a door...
Forum: Curriculum 10-14-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Josiegirl
Clueless as to posting pictures :) But I can tell...

Clueless as to posting pictures :) But I can tell you what we do. I have used under-bed plastic totes before, I've also used larger storage bucks and I have a tub that sets up on PVC legs, it's a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Josiegirl
I have an almost 5 mo who seems to be having a...

I have an almost 5 mo who seems to be having a bit of trouble adjusting to any kind of a schedule. They've cut his weeks from 5 days to 3, which sadly, will not help his adjustment here. I notice on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,985
Posted By Josiegirl
Amazing! So glad you found pain relief; sounds...

Amazing! So glad you found pain relief; sounds like you felt miserable. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Josiegirl
But it doesn't take long for people to learn the...

But it doesn't take long for people to learn the truth about others, whether it's about you or about her. If she's super mad, and ends up spreading rumors about you, take the high road, keep a smile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Josiegirl
She's a friend outside of dc? Doesn't sound like...

She's a friend outside of dc? Doesn't sound like much of a friend. :mad: It sounds like she's using you and wants things her way only. TBH, I wouldn't tolerate it. Stay with what you told her about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
Can just feel the love that went into all of...

Can just feel the love that went into all of that!! What a sweet thing to do!!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-10-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
Funny you should say that about me using maple...

Funny you should say that about me using maple syrup. When I told my dd what I'd done, she said 'Mooommm, why would you put maple syrup on grits?' So I said, why not? :lol:
So, grits isn't just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Josiegirl
Very good point!! Long day for a little kid and...

Very good point!! Long day for a little kid and maybe he thinks sis is actually hanging out with mom during the day? Could he be misinterpreting all that? Could be showing signs of insecurity there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Josiegirl
Don't want to squash his spirit? :rolleyes: Only...

Don't want to squash his spirit? :rolleyes: Only thing I see squashing his spirit is making too big of a deal out of this(not you, them). Kids are smart; they learn how to grab attention from adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh, that would irritate me!!! I know many...

Yeh, that would irritate me!!! I know many providers have a 'drop off' time limit. I don't but I can certainly see where in instances like this, it would be handy. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-08-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh now Hush Puppies, there is a food from the...

Oh now Hush Puppies, there is a food from the gods. So yummy! And all they are, are like deep fried mush. :rolleyes: But so addictive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad your stressful dcf is almost outta there!!...

Glad your stressful dcf is almost outta there!! Imagine life after they leave. Peaceful, joyful, ahhhhhh I can hear your stress drifting away already. :)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-08-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
I love oatmeal, and other hot cereals and grits...

I love oatmeal, and other hot cereals and grits will get eaten, too, as soon as I figure out how to doctor them up. :lol: Or I'll give the rest of them to my dcm. :rolleyes:

Or I'll wait until my...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-07-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
Grits

I have to admit I've led a very sheltered life. Today is the first day I've ever tried grits. Evidently 1 of my dcgs loves grits so I bought some.:rolleyes: I'm not crazy about them. All I did was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Josiegirl
Personally, I would've expected a reply of some...

Personally, I would've expected a reply of some kind but not knowing the parents, could be any number of reasons why they didn't get back to you. Some just have no clue. With those kinds of parents,...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-06-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Josiegirl
How many children are you responsible for? What...

How many children are you responsible for? What are the exact ages? What activities are available for them inside? Has the room stayed the same since you started?

Toddlers are known for movement,...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-06-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Josiegirl
Loving Lisa Gardner

I'll stumble upon an author and if I like the book, I'll exhaust every one my local library has. :) Right now, Lisa Gardner is the favorite; mystery, crime, story keeps you guessing until the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Josiegirl
"but I don't believe that most of the issues we...

"but I don't believe that most of the issues we see in regards to food really have anything to do with food at all."

I completely agree with that!!

Plus People have to get up and move....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Josiegirl
Feeding a child is such a challenging prospect...

Feeding a child is such a challenging prospect and to do it without running into any issues whatsoever is nearly impossible. I look back and see how I was raised and yes, I can see many issues that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, what a switch around today has been. Dcbaby...

Well, what a switch around today has been. Dcbaby has been so happy and content and fell right to sleep when I laid him down. happyface
Now I just have to figure out why 2 yo dcg refused to nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Josiegirl
And people who respect and appreciate you as a...

And people who respect and appreciate you as a person and provider, not just a robot without a life.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks Ariana. I feel bad because it feels as...

Thanks Ariana. I feel bad because it feels as soon as he settles himself down for a nap, something happens to wake him up again. And he was doing so well!! Dcm says she's noticed that dcb cries when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Josiegirl
Did they know this going in? Did they read the...

Did they know this going in? Did they read the contract and policies and sign on anyways? If yes, then let it go in 1 ear and out the other. Don't even reply, just give the blank stare. The more you...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By Josiegirl
To be honest, very seldom is juice a better...

To be honest, very seldom is juice a better choice. Maybe occasionally orange juice but I'd rather they eat the fruits. I haven't bought juice in years. To me, it's a lot of extra calories most kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Josiegirl
Loud Busy Noises of DC

I have a new sweet 4 1/2 mo dcb and I love him to bits. But every loud noise startles him and if it doesn't stop immediately, he'll start wailing. The very 1st day he came he took a lot of short cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Josiegirl
I would've given that toy right over to Josie and...

I would've given that toy right over to Josie and told dcg exactly why she lost the privilege of playing with it. And if she continues to act the way she is then I'd give her VERY little in the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Josiegirl
How is it going?? Hey, new things are challenging...

How is it going?? Hey, new things are challenging and make many people anxious and worried. I'm sure you're doing fine, just feeling new job jitters. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes exactly this! Why do some parents make us beg...

Yes exactly this! Why do some parents make us beg for our payment? And for me, it's one of the most difficult parts of this job. I hate to sound like it's all about the $$ and usually I have great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By Josiegirl
Thought of this topic as I was changing the 6th...

Thought of this topic as I was changing the 6th poopy diaper of the day from 1 of my dcks, right before dcm walked in the door.:rolleyes: I asked her 'what did dcb eat yesterday???':lol: His normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Josiegirl
I wouldn't accept him in care until she pays what...

I wouldn't accept him in care until she pays what she owes you; sounds like maybe they're skipping out on paying? Is that a possibility?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Josiegirl
Such truth in this!! I'm glad you were able...

Such truth in this!!

I'm glad you were able to approach the subject with dcd and it sounds like you did it with kindness and gentleness. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,374
Posted By Josiegirl
Hahahaha unbelievable!! I really think after such...

Hahahaha unbelievable!! I really think after such an email I'd make it as uncomfortable and embarrassing for them as possible and let them meet your puppet.:lol: And make a huge production out of...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 09-24-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Josiegirl
I am the exact same way BC, so was apprehensive...

I am the exact same way BC, so was apprehensive about reading this story. I even looked at the copyright date, fully expecting to see him lose the dog in the end. I foolishly checked out his blog...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 09-23-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Josiegirl
Following Atticus

I just finished this book, the author and his little dog, Atticus had a rare and close bond. And together they achieved great things. Beautiful story that touches on a relationship between man and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,985
Posted By Josiegirl
The past 3 weeks have been the best of dc I've...

The past 3 weeks have been the best of dc I've had in a very long time. Even with starting a 4 mo this past Monday and worrying about what kind of a baby he'd be, it's been such a nice change. My 3...
Forum: Curriculum 09-21-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Josiegirl
If you're trying to teach colors/shapes, I would...

If you're trying to teach colors/shapes, I would make the learning into a fun active game instead of using flash cards. Put painter's tape on the floor in the shape that they can hop on, crawl on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Josiegirl
Ewww and poor little guy :(

Ewww and poor little guy :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 457
Posted By Josiegirl
They found the woman in the basement, having...

They found the woman in the basement, having slashed her own wrists. No story as to why or who she is, her relationship to anybody?? I mean wth happened!!! She's got to be awfully sick to have done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Josiegirl
Well said and so so true!!

Well said and so so true!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Josiegirl
Make sure you eat your Wheaties for breakfast...

Make sure you eat your Wheaties for breakfast every morning? :ouch:
I just stopped caring for a set of twins but they didn't start until they were about a year, and they just left to go to preschool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Josiegirl
It looks like Florence caused and is still...

It looks like Florence caused and is still causing a whole host of problems along its journey. I hope you all have come through without too much upheaval.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Josiegirl
Lysyskids, hope you're doing alright? Been...

Lysyskids, hope you're doing alright? Been thinking about you and wondering how you are?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Josiegirl
Won't they get all crispy and crumbly? :ouch:

Won't they get all crispy and crumbly? :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Josiegirl
I know many times convenient food is just...

I know many times convenient food is just that...convenient. But don't parents realize it's just as easy to wash some berries and throw them in a container?? Or wash an apple? And I highly doubt dcm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, I think I'd have to speak up and ask so you...

Hmmm, I think I'd have to speak up and ask so you can be extra proactive about advertising your open spots. Does dcm have to give you 2 week notice?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Josiegirl
What does your handbook of policies say? If...

What does your handbook of policies say? If parents aren't forewarned they may not be happy. My policies state firmly they're paying for their spot, no matter how many days they use/take off. Way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Josiegirl
Did you send home a list of acceptable healthy...

Did you send home a list of acceptable healthy choices? Have you thought about joining the food program to pay for everybody's meals and drop the charges for food altogether?
Welcome! I haven't seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Josiegirl
Time to let him go because he clearly isn't happy...

Time to let him go because he clearly isn't happy there? Dcm will find out he's manipulating her to get his way because it's what works. No matter where she leaves him. If she's reinforcing bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Josiegirl
I had already emailed them a few weeks ago,...

I had already emailed them a few weeks ago, letting them know I was not going to be renewing this fall. She tried to talk me into it but I said no, it takes too much time, money and head space that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Josiegirl
Speaking of Stars Program

Just got an email today saying the state is no longer getting the funding that has been allowing for all the annual participant's rewards. They're looking around for different funding but until then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
I bought my fridge from Lowes this past Christmas...

I bought my fridge from Lowes this past Christmas season. They never made me sign anything but by the time they had the fridge in place, there were marks on my floor. I never said anything because my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Josiegirl
Storybook, I put the babe in a front pack and...

Storybook, I put the babe in a front pack and except for the crying :rolleyes: it worked out well because as soon as I got the 2 tots out of the stroller to play, I set the babe in it and wheeled him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Josiegirl
Feel Like I Haven't Done Anything Today!

New almost 4 mo started today. It's tough getting to know a new schedule and temperament, reading their signs.
Then baby gets very fussy for over an hour this a.m. so I tried everything I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh No! :( Some days it just doesn't pay to try...

Oh No! :( Some days it just doesn't pay to try and think ahead does it??
I've been thinking more on this and figure I'll just buy some extra of my regular purchases when they come on sale, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes. And no. I started doing this job when our...

Yes. And no. I started doing this job when our oldest was 18 mo, we needed the money and we had both decided 1 of us needed to be home with our own children. Since he had the job with benefits and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Josiegirl
Stocking Up

At the moment I'm not spending a whole lot on weekly groceries. So I'd like to plan ahead and stock up, shop the sales, etc. What kinds of things would you look for?
We don't eat a lot of canned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Josiegirl
Awww poor little guy. Anxiety's not easy for...

Awww poor little guy. Anxiety's not easy for anyone, probably especially little ones who can't tell us as eloquently as others what's going on to make them feel that way. Is it dc in general? Extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm not sure doing a drop-in rate would bring me...

I'm not sure doing a drop-in rate would bring me anywhere close to the ft slot payment and I'm already down in numbers so can't really afford it. :(
Dcb never showed up yesterday either. :mad: And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
Parents' Changing Schedules

I know some of you handle week to week changes by asking for a written schedule ahead of time.
I'm now having issues with not knowing until I either send a text or day by day as changes occur. I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-13-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Josiegirl
Welcome! I am extremely shy and introverted...

Welcome!
I am extremely shy and introverted too. It's not an easy thing to deal with when working with other adults, and children as well. :rolleyes: Very exhausting and draining as we need a quiet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Josiegirl
Talked briefly with my dd last night, they live...

Talked briefly with my dd last night, they live about an hour inland from Raleigh. She said all they were expecting was some rain and maybe some wind. Everybody around her is getting prepared while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Josiegirl
Stay safe everyone!! And even if your dcps...

Stay safe everyone!! And even if your dcps grumble, don't worry about it. Safety and health should always come first.

I've read just a little bit online about this, how scary it's going to get,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-11-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By Josiegirl
:confused::confused: Hmmm, wonder if my food rep...

:confused::confused: Hmmm, wonder if my food rep will say the same thing next time she comes. We were told as long as it says whole grain on the front of the package, it was okay.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, that's a whole lotta crap food. Do they...

Wow, that's a whole lotta crap food. Do they offer any healthy alternatives??
Those are all treats and IMO, treats are an occasional offering. Brains and bodies need quality fuel to run on optimum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,985
Posted By Josiegirl
I took the 2 little ones up our hill for a walk...

I took the 2 little ones up our hill for a walk this a.m.; there's a farm up there so we got to see all the animals out. Then to add even more excitement to our adventure we had a couple dozen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Josiegirl
Routine for Little Ones

I know some of you just take younger dcks. What does your routine look like, if you don't mind sharing? Right now, I have 2 dcks, 1 15 mo and an almost 2 yo. In another week I'll be adding an infant,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Josiegirl
Would Love to Work 4 Day Weeks

I wish it was doable. But all my dcfs are FT. I just think having a 3 day weekend would be so nice. :( That 3rd day off I have so much more energy and get stuff done. It feels like Saturdays are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,585
Posted By Josiegirl
It makes you wonder how many of these could be...

It makes you wonder how many of these could be planned. Have you ever thought about that?? It makes me cringe. But it'd certainly be a tough thing to prove if it's an accident or not. It makes me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,585
Posted By Josiegirl
Please, God, make it stop. :( There is no...

Please, God, make it stop. :(

There is no reason. None. No excuse. None. :(:mad: Put your child first. Rewire your brain. Or something. This dear sweet innocent child you have has no reason for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 194,374
Posted By Josiegirl
Just went to check on my almost 2 yo dcg. She has...

Just went to check on my almost 2 yo dcg. She has a doll with a paci and she still uses a paci. She and her doll are laying nose to nose, both with pacis stuck in their mouths. Man, she is such a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
Or 'watch this' 'watch this' 'watch me do this'...

Or 'watch this' 'watch this' 'watch me do this' 'watch this' or if he's talking to other dck, he'll keep saying her name until she actually answers him. And I wouldn't be surprised if he did it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By Josiegirl
If they're being cooperative and happy I'll fix...

If they're being cooperative and happy I'll fix it. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Josiegirl
My front door goes right into my living room and...

My front door goes right into my living room and now I have no lingerers or parents who walk all through out my place. I am so glad. I don't mind the occasional wanderer but every day gets very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Josiegirl
Tomorrow's Friday! It has to get better, right??...

Tomorrow's Friday! It has to get better, right?? If not, at least it's Friday. :p

The past 2 days, up until 3 p.m. have been pure bliss. After that, argh. I absolutely love just having the 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By Josiegirl
In Vt., we home providers can have 6 FT(with only...

In Vt., we home providers can have 6 FT(with only 2 under 2 yo) and 4 SA dcks.
My insurance co., though, says I can have no more than 6 at any one time. Right now, I have 2 FT, an infant coming in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Dave, I like your ideas for making pizza, I will...

Dave, I like your ideas for making pizza, I will definitely have to try them!!

Thanks everybody!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh yeh, mixed foods are out. :rolleyes: Neither...

Oh yeh, mixed foods are out. :rolleyes: Neither of these 2 dcks like eggs. They'll eat string cheese, yogurt, *some* chicken and hamburger, deli ham and turkey. It's going to be trickier now. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Feeding DCKs

Going from feeding 4-6 healthy eaters to 2 little ones 2 yo and under. I can't even make a pizza now, without wasting a lot of food.:confused: I know I could do english muffin pizzas but they won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Josiegirl
:ouch: Mad, I say this in the most respectful way...

:ouch: Mad, I say this in the most respectful way possible, I like your posts and respect your POV. I may not always agree with you(we are all different right?) but you have a vocal way about you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Josiegirl
Some people want it all through no output of...

Some people want it all through no output of their own. Then they bit@h it's not enough and costs too much. Entitlement.

I feel so lucky with the dcfs I have. I haven't heard any complaints about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, I do too, because it's just nice to give a...

Yes, I do too, because it's just nice to give a head's up as to what to watch for and be prepared for.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you put her back in a pack n play? Fourteen...

Can you put her back in a pack n play? Fourteen mos need naps. Don't give her books or let her up, it sounds like she's learned she'll get her way if allowed to cry enough. Put on some music, and try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4,760
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 460,012
Posted By Josiegirl
Feel bad for dcb. He had no bath last night, not...

Feel bad for dcb. He had no bath last night, not even a washcloth scrub down plus he doesn't brush his teeth in the mornings. His legs and feet are as dirty as they were when he went home yesterday....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,985
Posted By Josiegirl
Sweetest story ever!

Sweetest story ever!
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