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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít blame you! In fact, youíve tolerated it...

I donít blame you! In fact, youíve tolerated it much longer than I would have. It sounds like youíve tried everything under the sun to help her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Rockgirl
Well, weíre all relating to one another. People...

Well, weíre all relating to one another. People will offer examples of experiences theyíve had, and if others can relate, theyíll comment. Itís not to take away from you or your post....itís just now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By Rockgirl
This is so spot-on.

This is so spot-on.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Rockgirl
If Iím understanding correctly, it was your child...

If Iím understanding correctly, it was your child who ran out to his grandma arriving to pick him up? Youíre not employed at the daycare, right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Rockgirl
Ugh!! Iíll also pray and cross everything...

Ugh!!

Iíll also pray and cross everything that you and all the kids stay well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Rockgirl
They may have noticed, but just arenít...

They may have noticed, but just arenít commenting. Maybe they think it would come across as a complaint to mention it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,169
Posted By Rockgirl
I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to...

I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to stop myself! A picture comment, with the child at your house. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Rockgirl
I tell new parents when they enroll that I open...

I tell new parents when they enroll that I open the front door and turn on the porch light at 7:30Ėthatís the signal that Iím open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,273
Posted By Rockgirl
That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few...

That is wonderful! Congrats! We still have a few years left on oursócanít wait to experience that feeling. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Rockgirl
I understand not being comfortable with...

I understand not being comfortable with confrontation. Maybe just step in and start changing diapers yourself as they get up from nap. Surely they canít object to someone willing to do the diapers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Rockgirl
Slightly higherósure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way....

Slightly higherósure. 2-3 TIMES higher? No way. Not around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Rockgirl
I got an email a couple of months ago explaining...

I got an email a couple of months ago explaining upcoming changes. It did have info about inspections for listed homes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Rockgirl
WOW! Just unbelievable.

WOW! Just unbelievable.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Rockgirl
I believe itís three in your care at once. You...

I believe itís three in your care at once. You could call your local licensing office and ask. Theyíre really nice and helpful at the one in my city.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree with this!

I agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rockgirl
Just curious....since she yelled and threatened...

Just curious....since she yelled and threatened to report you to licensing, are you letting her continue care for the two weeks? I mean....no way in $&@# would I allow her back after that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rockgirl
OP, I donít get why youíre so adamant about this....

OP, I donít get why youíre so adamant about this. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rockgirl
You know, it sounds like you have it all figured...

You know, it sounds like you have it all figured out, so go for it! Put these ideas into practice and open a daycare! Another quality daycare will surely help shorten a few waiting lists.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Rockgirl
I agreeóI wouldnít go sign anything. You emailed...

I agreeóI wouldnít go sign anything. You emailed your noticeóthey canít require you to sign anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rockgirl
In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates...

In the $100,000/week example, sure, it eliminates the waiting list. But who did it help, besides the Bill Gates person and the daycare provider?

As others have pointed out, our maximum allowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít feel the need to do anything to shorten a...

I donít feel the need to do anything to shorten a waiting list. Itís just not a concern for me. Iíll just keep doing my job, and enrolling families that fit well here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Rockgirl
What do you mean by ďthey hold a check backĒ?

What do you mean by ďthey hold a check backĒ?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Rockgirl
Wow. I donít even know what to say to that. ...

Wow. I donít even know what to say to that.

Even if this did happen to be a cultural thing (which of course is BS), it is NOT okay. A cultural thing would be something like...parents getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Rockgirl
I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No...

I mean.....yes, absolutely report this. No question about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Rockgirl
I send all kids to potty & wash hands before...

I send all kids to potty & wash hands before breakfast and lunch, and after nap, which is right before snack. For some, those are the only times they go during the day. Others go 6-8 times. But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Rockgirl
Of course we will need an update if she responds!...

Of course we will need an update if she responds! :D
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rockgirl
Thereís no excuse for leaving a child. I no...

Thereís no excuse for leaving a child. I no longer transport, but when I did, I had a system for keeping track. We checked roll while lined up by the door to leave, again after getting buckled in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Rockgirl
Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a...

Probably someone looking for daycare...taking a pic of the sign is an easy way to get info needed to call.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
A school-ager even noticed, and said, ďDcg must...

A school-ager even noticed, and said, ďDcg must be hot in those clothes. I asked her one day and she said she doesnít have any shorts.Ē
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I...

I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I mean, we wonít be out there running in the heat of the day, but we are out from breakfast until time to nap. It gets plenty hot during that time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in...

Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching...

BC, I still have that bassinet, and the matching high chair. Iíd prefer to replace them with wooden pieces, but Iíll wait awhile.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent...

Yes! When our friend offered me the set, I sent him a link to the eBay listing, and asked if heíd rather sell it. He still wanted me to have it for the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks for the memories! :D

Thanks for the memories! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he...

Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he doesnít come to the door, just sits in his vehicle until I open the door at 7:30. Fine, whatever....I just go about my business until then. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Rockgirl
Lately, weíve been doing puzzles for the last...

Lately, weíve been doing puzzles for the last chunk of the day. All of mine LOVE puzzles. They spread out throughout the room, and I give them each one, based on their skill level. When they finish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a...

How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days....

When I had after-schoolers, I had 12 most days. Six were toddlers/preschoolers, and the other six were school age. Things actually ran pretty smoothly! We had a routine, plus with that many kids,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Rockgirl
So true!! Iíve heard providers say the kids...

So true!! Iíve heard providers say the kids missed outside time because of bad behavior. Iím like....Youíre making it a thousand times worse!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Rockgirl
I wouldnít even address this with the parents....

I wouldnít even address this with the parents. Iíd just keep going about your day as you normally would. The child may have just said that, thinking it would get results.

In Texas, weíre required...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Rockgirl
I make it clear at the interview that we spend a...

I make it clear at the interview that we spend a LOT of time outside. They bring their own sunblock and bug spray, labeled with their names, and I can apply it without written consent.

You were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,418
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím compassionate, but my workday is already ten...

Iím compassionate, but my workday is already ten hours long. Thatís just the time children are actually in my care. Thereís also the time spent planning, shopping, cleaning, doing required paperwork,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve found when Iíve had a crazy group like that,...

Iíve found when Iíve had a crazy group like that, it helps to structure things a bit more. Something Iíve done is to put out small rugs throughout the room with one activity on each rug. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Rockgirl
And remember you must mix a new batch of solution...

And remember you must mix a new batch of solution each day, since it loses its effectiveness after 24 hours. Iíve switched to Odoban for this reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Rockgirl
Weíve set up our own grocery store before, and...

Weíve set up our own grocery store before, and the kids absolutely LOVED it. I saved empty food boxes for a few weeks, and we lined them up on shelves. I donít have a grocery cart, but they were...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,642
Posted By Rockgirl
No kidding!

No kidding!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,642
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked to see if ďdead horseĒ was a tag for...

I looked to see if ďdead horseĒ was a tag for this thread. Yes, it is! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Rockgirl
Itís possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not...

Itís possible grandma is ticked at dcm, and not you. It sounds like she tried telling her not to give up dcbís spot, and dcm didnít listen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By Rockgirl
Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, ďShe has...

Dcd brought in dcg, 4.5, and said, ďShe has marker on her face. She wouldnít let me wash it off...maybe sheíll let you.Ē Oh, brother.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rockgirl
I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today,...

I looked for popcorn in my kidkare menu today, and didnít see it there yet. Has this gone into effect yet?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Rockgirl
Another thing to consider: it seems that when...

Another thing to consider: it seems that when itís X amount for the first 15 (or any number) of minutes, they will push it right to the last of those minutes. My late pickup time starts one minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Rockgirl
In all my years of daycare, Iíve never had a...

In all my years of daycare, Iíve never had a parent who wasnít thrilled that their child was outside as much as possible. And like you said, they could choose another daycare if your routine didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Rockgirl
This time of year, we go outside right after...

This time of year, we go outside right after breakfast and stay out until time for me to make lunch. We go out right after nap and stay most of the afternoon. I have the water table and misters set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve had a few mornings lately where the usual...

Iíve had a few mornings lately where the usual early-arrivers havenít shown up at their normal time. I sat on my patio with an extra cup of coffee. :D I couldíve done something productive, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Rockgirl
Perfect!!

Perfect!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,418
Posted By Rockgirl
ďPromptly stfuĒ? The last post in this thread was...

ďPromptly stfuĒ? The last post in this thread was eight years ago, until you bumped it back up, so.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Rockgirl
Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to...

Thanks, BC! Happy Provider Appreciation Day to you as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,439
Posted By Rockgirl
In the article, it states she said it happened at...

In the article, it states she said it happened at the sitterís house, but was later revealed she left her baby in the car while she worked.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve started saying, ďYou know.Ē Then I just keep...

Iíve started saying, ďYou know.Ē Then I just keep going about my business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít get why she canít manage to get two...

I donít get why she canít manage to get two children to a car at the same time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Rockgirl
Lol! :D

Lol! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Rockgirl
In Texas, thereís no such thing as legally...

In Texas, thereís no such thing as legally unlicensed. You canít even care for one unrelated child for pay in your home without being either: listed, registered, or licensed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Rockgirl
My grandson fights sleep at nap, too. I asked my...

My grandson fights sleep at nap, too. I asked my daughter to bring him a weighted blanket, and it has been a total game-changer! He settles so quickly now, and sleeps soundly throughout nap. Itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By Rockgirl
The cab part freaked me out, too!

The cab part freaked me out, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By Rockgirl
No way! I wouldíve turned them away at the door,...

No way! I wouldíve turned them away at the door, since they didnít have full payment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rockgirl
I do see your point. I give my families 2-3...

I do see your point. I give my families 2-3 monthsí notice for closures, so thereís really no reason they canít make it work.

I guess we all have something we would not feel comfortable doing in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rockgirl
If thereís time to give ample notice, it doesnít...

If thereís time to give ample notice, it doesnít really matter why we close, or close early. Most of my closures are so that I can go to rock concerts with my husband and our friends. I give plenty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím with the posters who have said do it! Give...

Iím with the posters who have said do it! Give them the dates now, and do it.

As far as only Ďwantingí to go, but not Ďneedingí to, well, itís okay to do some things we want to do. I donít always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve never thought of saving them, but a quick...

Iíve never thought of saving them, but a quick Pinterest search brought up some cute ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Rockgirl
If mom brings it up again that he only does that...

If mom brings it up again that he only does that on daycare days, Iíd have a hard time not saying, ďWell, clearly Iím the problem. Hereís your two weeksí notice. Would you like a list of nearby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Rockgirl
At that age, I would just bite the bullet and...

At that age, I would just bite the bullet and give up the morning nap. Itís an adjustment...a grumpy toddler nodding off at the lunch table, but they do adapt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes, Iíd try letting him have a short morning nap...

Yes, Iíd try letting him have a short morning nap for awhile, then phase it out.

The parents have created their own bad routine of driving him around during the night (seriously, what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By Rockgirl
Our rules are very simple here: Be safe. ...

Our rules are very simple here:

Be safe.
Be kind.

That pretty much covers it for toddlers/preschoolers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,565
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 598,276
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít understand. Why would you be livid? She...

I donít understand. Why would you be livid? She wants to meet dcd in person, so she will know him if/when he does show up to pick up his children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Rockgirl
I buy the bags of small apples and give each...

I buy the bags of small apples and give each child their own. Iíve never thought I shouldnít. Hmmm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím going to take another look at it before my...

Iím going to take another look at it before my lunch. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Rockgirl
Oh. My. WORD.

Oh. My. WORD.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Rockgirl
I even cut the small ones! For me personally,...

I even cut the small ones! For me personally, itís just not worth the risk. Imagine if she had popped that into her mouth after walking through my door and choked on it. Iíd be publicly hung out to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Rockgirl
I Took This from a Child on Arrival

A two year old showed me that she had this after dcd left. I donít want to reopen the ďgreat grape debateĒ but I really canít believe they just hand her these huge grapes to eat whole! I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,241
Posted By Rockgirl
Yes, this. Iíd have trouble letting someone into...

Yes, this. Iíd have trouble letting someone into my home each day who had such little regard for your feelings on the matter. Not to mention the fact that you have to close on short notice, with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By Rockgirl
Yep! And I realize it was a poster attempting to...

Yep! And I realize it was a poster attempting to sell us daycare furniture, but it bugged me that he/she said we couldnít make them stop! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By Rockgirl
I can’t teach them to follow rules? Yes, I can,...

I can’t teach them to follow rules? Yes, I can, and have! Most (not all, but most) daycare providers on this board are providing care in their own homes, so we’re talking about our personal furniture...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,263
Posted By Rockgirl
Well said. Great examples, especially the water.

Well said. Great examples, especially the water.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím betting itís much more peaceful now!

Iím betting itís much more peaceful now!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít have complete meals that I prepare ahead...

I donít have complete meals that I prepare ahead and freeze, but I do sometimes cook large packages of ground beef and chicken breasts, then freeze them in meal-size portions. It saves a lot of time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Rockgirl
I donít give a reason for vacation days. I have a...

I donít give a reason for vacation days. I have a couple of families who will ask if Iím getting to do something fun, or even say they hope I am! When I had a medical procedure several years ago, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rockgirl
Some give Benadryl to children before trips to...

Some give Benadryl to children before trips to help prevent motion sickness....not strictly to make them sleep. Of course it should only be when necessary, and the proper dosage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rockgirl
Exactly. So many people assume they can just give...

Exactly. So many people assume they can just give an infant a smaller dose of cough/cold/allergy meds if theyíre congested or coughing. Actually the only safe way to treat them is to keep their nasal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rockgirl
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,263
Posted By Rockgirl
Same here with my rice tub! I also made homemade...

Same here with my rice tub! I also made homemade moon sand using flour and baby oil. I guess I couldíve gone with alternatives....perler beads instead of rice, and REAL moon sand instead of flour....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,023
Posted By Rockgirl
Isnít it funny how we all have different...

Isnít it funny how we all have different views/policies on this? :D

Iím in Texas, too. I donít really care whether they wear socks, especially in the summer, but if they do wear socks, they must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
Iím so jealous!!

Iím so jealous!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíve let go of some older little tikes toys over...

Iíve let go of some older little tikes toys over the years, and Iím kicking myself for it! You just canít beat the quality. Their newer items arenít nearly as sturdy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Rockgirl
Iíd pass. That behavior isnít something Iíd be...

Iíd pass. That behavior isnít something Iíd be willing to subject the other kids toóespecially not every day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
My first child is here, and happily doing...

My first child is here, and happily doing laundry. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Rockgirl
I Scored this for FREE!

Iíve wanted one of these for a long time, but havenít managed to find one at a garage sale or thrift store. No way would I pay what they go for on eBay!:eek: A friend texted me a pic of it yesterday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Rockgirl
I would tell dcp what the child said about...

I would tell dcp what the child said about throwing up and taking medsósounds like pepto. Then see if they come clean. Thatís so infuriating, if itís true!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Rockgirl
When my own two kids were elementary age, I had a...

When my own two kids were elementary age, I had a couple of years having only school-agers. It was a lot of fun! We played board games, card games, dominoes, etc. We could work on fairly advanced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Rockgirl
I hope it straightens out for you! Itís so...

I hope it straightens out for you! Itís so frustrating when things donít work like theyíre supposed to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Rockgirl
Mine was okay when I entered breakfast this...

Mine was okay when I entered breakfast this morning.
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