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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By BrooklynM
I use black trifold science boards. They work...

I use black trifold science boards. They work great and last forever! If they don't, then they are less than $5 to replace, but so far, I've had mine for over 3 years and I haven't had to replace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,797
Posted By BrooklynM
Here is what I got from the Spare the Air website...

Here is what I got from the Spare the Air website (I guess it is just the SF Bay Area)

During the summer months when ground-level ozone, or "smog," becomes a pollution problem, the Air District...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,797
Posted By BrooklynM
Spare the Air Days/Over 100 Degree Weather

After reading the ridiculous story about the sunburn- I just thought I would see what everyone thought of either letting or not letting kids go outside on Spare the air days? I live in the Bay Area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By BrooklynM
I email my licensor on any question I have so I...

I email my licensor on any question I have so I have his answer in writing! My licensor is awesome! I love him- he will tell me well, sometimes he will tell me- it's not against regulations but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By BrooklynM
Hello! I'm in the East bay. A lot of my DCPs work...

Hello! I'm in the East bay. A lot of my DCPs work in SF, but live out here. Personally I wouldn't live in SF and run a daycare because it's way too hard to find the right place to allow drop offs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By BrooklynM
I have a 2 yr old DCB that is doing this exact...

I have a 2 yr old DCB that is doing this exact same thing. At meal time I put his food in front of him, he hardly ever takes a bite. His mom said he never eats at home either unless it's chips...so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,937
Posted By BrooklynM
I use my scentsy warmer too! I also have windows...

I use my scentsy warmer too! I also have windows open for a lot of the day and I have my diaper bin outside off my patio so I don't have diapers in the house. As for my shedding dog baby (she really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,240
Posted By BrooklynM
I hope my box gets here today! I never thought...

I hope my box gets here today! I never thought I'd be excited to get Boogie Wipes! Seriously....Boogie Wipes. The UPS man dropped off an order I had from Amazon and I thought- oh maybe that's it-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By BrooklynM
I got my email too, and it should be here soon :)...

I got my email too, and it should be here soon :) I love free goodies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By BrooklynM
What county are you in? A lot of times there are...

What county are you in? A lot of times there are only a few inspectors in each county and each inspector is so different!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,934
Posted By BrooklynM
Perfect, thank you so much!

Perfect, thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,934
Posted By BrooklynM
T/S %-Hallways and Entryway

Hello-I tried to search for this, but couldn't find it. I also have Tom's workbook I am going through but I'm not seeing anything in regards to an Entryway or Hallways. Obviously we use these all of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By BrooklynM
When my daughter was a Girl Scout I used fabric...

When my daughter was a Girl Scout I used fabric glue to glue them on! Haha! Mother of the year award right here! :p
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,944
Posted By BrooklynM
If it sounds too good to be true...

If it sounds too good to be true...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By BrooklynM
I have to laugh at this- it was a warm day at 28...

I have to laugh at this- it was a warm day at 28 degrees! It was actually a cold day for us today at 58 degrees. I have Reynauds so I can't tolerate the cold well. Maybe he has something where his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By BrooklynM
They can either hold it down or they can lean...

They can either hold it down or they can lean forward so it goes in. I just tell them to keep watching it. It doesn't take too long for me to get them to be able to pee standing up. They must have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By BrooklynM
Same! My daughters orthodontic work from sucking...

Same! My daughters orthodontic work from sucking her thumb was over $10,000! And, she only sucked it at night! Talk to the parents, if anything it's a huge cost but I've heard of adults who still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By BrooklynM
I do think that it depends sometimes on the...

I do think that it depends sometimes on the situation and the people you are dealing with . I've been pretty lucky with the parents I've had. I kind of prioritize the following 1. Do they pay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By BrooklynM
Yes! This is a great idea!

Yes! This is a great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By BrooklynM
I would just say something like this when the DCM...

I would just say something like this when the DCM drops off- Oh, by the way, I was thinking about the summer and I know you said you were going to keep DCB home once and a while. Is there anyway you...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,278
Posted By BrooklynM
Thank you! Would it affect me as far as my taxes...

Thank you! Would it affect me as far as my taxes go?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,278
Posted By BrooklynM
Parents Want To Issue Me A 1099?

I have a family that owns their own business. Their accountant for their business is the one that mails me a check every month from their business account. Their accountant said that they want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By BrooklynM
I have a binder and I 3 hole blank paper and just...

I have a binder and I 3 hole blank paper and just tape them on there, then separate them by family. It makes tax time a piece of cake! I use the same binder to tape my expense receipts in. At the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By BrooklynM
How old is the child?

How old is the child?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By BrooklynM
Wow! I hope they call around all day today...

Wow! I hope they call around all day today looking for a daycare that will do this for them and when they find one that isn't as great as you, they will realize how much they should appreciate you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By BrooklynM
Maybe you could arrange it like this (I'm going...

Maybe you could arrange it like this (I'm going to use whole numbers so it's easy)

Normal fee per week is $200
For 6 weeks you pay $100 a week
Starting week 7 you will pay $200 a week.

This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By BrooklynM
OMG I'm so sorry! That is crazy! I hope you feel...

OMG I'm so sorry! That is crazy! I hope you feel better fast. That really did come on quick! Wow!

Thank you for letting us know! I would've had no clue to even think about it since we've all had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By BrooklynM
I think you need to do a couple of things. First,...

I think you need to do a couple of things. First, you need to meet them both in person and see if it is someone you want to work with. Who knows, her boyfriend could be even ruder in person! Then,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By BrooklynM
Oh wow, that is TERRIBLE! He really is a jerk!...

Oh wow, that is TERRIBLE! He really is a jerk! What kind of profession is he in? Just curious why he thinks this behavior is ok. Maybe he doesn't have to deal with people or something?

It's so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By BrooklynM
When did boy A start talking? It seems like at 3...

When did boy A start talking? It seems like at 3 typically they should be old enough to know this isn't ok, however, with that being said, for late talkers sometimes at 3 they act more like a 2 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By BrooklynM
Woah, I missed the 80 a MONTH part! Wow, yeah,...

Woah, I missed the 80 a MONTH part! Wow, yeah, LET THEM GO! They are not worth your time and are completely disrespecting you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,066
Posted By BrooklynM
In California this is the required form we have...

In California this is the required form we have to use. It has the emergency persons and the name of the people that are authorized to pick up the child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By BrooklynM
Here is what I would do- I would send them both...

Here is what I would do- I would send them both an email (this is to document the convo) and attach 2 different payment agreements to it. The one that they signed and a new one that has them paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By BrooklynM
How long has this been going on for? Is there...

How long has this been going on for? Is there anything in her life or routine that changed at the same time? Was there a new child starting daycare, a move at home, etc?

As far as a UTI is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,606
Posted By BrooklynM
What state are you in?

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,952
Posted By BrooklynM
Out of curiosity, why not the gardasil vaccine?

Out of curiosity, why not the gardasil vaccine?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,952
Posted By BrooklynM
I do feel like doctors should be more careful...

I do feel like doctors should be more careful about not over vaccinating though. My son (who is 12) ended up getting 2 of the same flu shots this year. I had explained to them that he already had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By BrooklynM
Thank you! Do you have anything in between the...

Thank you! Do you have anything in between the kids so they can't see each other? I think part of my problem is that my room is too light- I have a sliding glass door in the room and I removed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By BrooklynM
Benefits of Cots versus Just Nap Mats

Hello-

So I'm having issues with my 2 year old DCKs transitioning them over to nap mats. I have a fully foam tiled playroom, so I didn't think I needed cots, so I just have nap mats, but now I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By BrooklynM
I can't imagine why a parent would be upset for...

I can't imagine why a parent would be upset for their child to be moved to a cot. Just tell her it is for safety- if they are throwing fits like that it is only a matter of time that they start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By BrooklynM
My daughter is this kid-she is now 15 but since...

My daughter is this kid-she is now 15 but since Kindergarten she has only missed 3 days of school-ever. One day for a wedding (she was the flower girl), one day for her grandfather's funeral and one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,409
Posted By BrooklynM
Can you PM it to me as well Blackcat? I need to...

Can you PM it to me as well Blackcat? I need to be a little more specific with mine.

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By BrooklynM
I would also note on your letter, that for any...

I would also note on your letter, that for any new families coming in, your new rate will be 150 per child, so they feel like they are getting a good deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By BrooklynM
No, but I'm interested to see what you come up...

No, but I'm interested to see what you come up with! I'm in the bay area as well, so let me know what you come up with. What part of the bay are you in? I'm in the east bay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By BrooklynM
I hope you have a really nice analyst like mine!...

I hope you have a really nice analyst like mine! He is super nice and I have emailed him with questions and he always gets back to me. I stressed out so much about my initial inspection I stayed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By BrooklynM
If I were you I would contact my licensing agent...

If I were you I would contact my licensing agent to see what they recommend. Sometimes it may be against the rules to have someone come in if they are not licensed to be in your home with the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,384
Posted By BrooklynM
Wow, that is disgusting and I for one would turn...

Wow, that is disgusting and I for one would turn them into the police and see if you can work with the police to catch them.

Using a picture like that is unspeakable! Ugh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By BrooklynM
It actually made me laugh to even look it up,...

It actually made me laugh to even look it up, haha!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By BrooklynM
Just for argument sake, Dr. OZ, specifically...

Just for argument sake, Dr. OZ, specifically states that we DO fart in our sleep,

"Dr. Oz said that 20% of the gas in our body is from what we swallow, but 80% is from the bacteria in our gut. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,568
Posted By BrooklynM
That is soooo cool! It's so rare they are born in...

That is soooo cool! It's so rare they are born in the caul! That is amazing! I had both of my babies at hospitals but both naturally and drug free and with my son my water hadn't broke and I was at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By BrooklynM
That is super crazy! What is wrong with people?

That is super crazy! What is wrong with people?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By BrooklynM
Kids are like cats sometimes. If they sense that...

Kids are like cats sometimes. If they sense that you are trying to hard they want nothing to do with you. Try backing off a bit and let them come to you. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,232
Posted By BrooklynM
I think I'd go with my gut instinct. I haven't...

I think I'd go with my gut instinct. I haven't been sick enough (knock on wood) to not open for daycare but there have been days when I haven't felt the best and would have loved if all of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By BrooklynM
I think the best way to manage everything is to...

I think the best way to manage everything is to prepare anything you can ahead of schedule. I use the Flylady's methods and they work really well for me. I'm not always perfect, but I do feel more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By BrooklynM
It's all just so terrible that it's beyond what I...

It's all just so terrible that it's beyond what I can really comprehend. Bless those children...I hope that the remaining ones do something incredible with their lives, that they are able to find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,215
Posted By BrooklynM
Well this is good. He probably knows better than...

Well this is good. He probably knows better than anyone else just how crazy his wife really is, so I would be super nice to the husband so when he goes home, he will be like- well she seems nice to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By BrooklynM
Thumbs up likethis This is wonderful advice!

likethis This is wonderful advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By BrooklynM
I also don't consider anything under 100 a fever...

I also don't consider anything under 100 a fever and if they have no other symptoms- like a rash, lack of appetite, loose stools, vomiting, lethargy then I would let it go up to 101 possibly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By BrooklynM
I think it all depends on the area you live in....

I think it all depends on the area you live in. Being that I live in the San Francisco bay area where it is crazy expensive and we don't have basements, I had to be a little more creative with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By BrooklynM
OK, that is ADORABLE! I wish I had the room for...

OK, that is ADORABLE! I wish I had the room for those! SOOOO cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By BrooklynM
YAY!!! Cheers to provider sanity!!! happyface

YAY!!! Cheers to provider sanity!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By BrooklynM
Building a New Sandbox!

Ok, so I made a post a few weeks ago about how frustrated I was at the kids throwing sand out of the sandbox and making a mess. I've stuck to my guns and as soon as they break the rules, they no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By BrooklynM
What child are you talking about yours or a DCK?...

What child are you talking about yours or a DCK? What is their age? Every child does have a currency but you have to also realize that toddlers for example have a short memory. If someone is acting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By BrooklynM
OMG, I'm sooo George Costanza too! HAHA! Remember...

OMG, I'm sooo George Costanza too! HAHA! Remember the episode where he always left the room on a good note? HA! Seinfeld is seriously my all time favorite show. I have them all on DVD and I still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By BrooklynM
I went to Costco yesterday and they already had a...

I went to Costco yesterday and they already had a few Christmas decorations out! When it's 95 degrees outside its kind of weird to think about shopping for Christmas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By BrooklynM
When my youngest was 3, we were on a long car...

When my youngest was 3, we were on a long car trip and my daughter was about 5 1/2. My son had to go potty NOW and we were in the middle of nowhere, so we stopped on the side of the road for him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By BrooklynM
I've had friends that have homeschooled, but...

I've had friends that have homeschooled, but their kids were very socialized. They played sports, had big families and had lots of friends over, went to friends houses, etc. I think socialization is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By BrooklynM
Thank you! I will call the health department!

Thank you! I will call the health department!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By BrooklynM
Speaking of blue forms- is there some way that...

Speaking of blue forms- is there some way that you can get these mailed to you? Who do you call? I really need some but I have no idea how to get them. Where do you get them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,220
Posted By BrooklynM
HAHA! Those are hilarious. Yes, for daycare. :-)

HAHA! Those are hilarious. Yes, for daycare. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,865
Posted By BrooklynM
I am both as well. I think anyone that knows me...

I am both as well. I think anyone that knows me would say I'm an extrovert, but I do like my alone time since I was also an only child. Even if I am not doing anything sometimes I just like to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By BrooklynM
I was thinking the same thing! Maybe as part of...

I was thinking the same thing! Maybe as part of your interview process you should have a parking exam, lol!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,220
Posted By BrooklynM
Halloween Costume Ideas For Me

So, I know we have a ways to go, but I love Halloween and I'm trying to plan out my costume. Obviously nothing too scary, and something easy to move around in. Anyone have any ideas or things they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By BrooklynM
For me, it's not necessarily their age, but if...

For me, it's not necessarily their age, but if they have met certain criteria- they can sit up on their own, they are introduced to foods, and they have teeth, although, if they are late to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By BrooklynM
That is amazing. Wow, I remember seeing a Helen...

That is amazing. Wow, I remember seeing a Helen Keller movie, but with actors, I've never seen this. That is incredible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By BrooklynM
Word of mouth referrals!

Word of mouth referrals!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,226
Posted By BrooklynM
Just so you know, every single article that I...

Just so you know, every single article that I have read said that children should not be excluded from care for this. I was also very concerned when one of my DCK's broke out with this (and still has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By BrooklynM
Do you think she could be having night terrors?...

Do you think she could be having night terrors? My son had them mostly at night, but sometimes they happened at nap time and he would scream.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By BrooklynM
Wow...I can't believe the news even would air...

Wow...I can't believe the news even would air that story! How did the reporter not laugh at her and say- what did you expect would happen?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,226
Posted By BrooklynM
One of my DCB's has them. He is 2 and has had...

One of my DCB's has them. He is 2 and has had them for about a year. The mom is a nurse and she takes him to a pediatric dermatologist. I personally spoke with the doctor about it and he advised me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By BrooklynM
This is such a good point! I will say that my son...

This is such a good point! I will say that my son who I wrote about in the above post had unbelievable physical abilities. He rolled over from back to front at 3 WEEKS, and he was 3 weeks early I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By BrooklynM
My daughter started saying dada, mama at 6...

My daughter started saying dada, mama at 6 months, so when my son came along I thought he should be talking....12 months go by, 18 months, 2 years, I was super worried at this time. At the same time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By BrooklynM
OMG I LOVE this! It brings up so many memories! I...

OMG I LOVE this! It brings up so many memories! I totally had the Holly Hobbit lunch box and corduroy pants! I also had a bologna sandwich, and tuna, but we use mayo not Miracle Whip, and no they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By BrooklynM
By the time I load up just 4 into a stroller, I'm...

By the time I load up just 4 into a stroller, I'm literally sweating, then I have to make sure I grabbed everything, that I went to the bathroom because you know there's no where to go when you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,289
Posted By BrooklynM
The lady in the back is super nice, I totally...

The lady in the back is super nice, I totally should just ask her! She actually owned a large preschool for years, I can ask her, but the other guy on the side of me is kind of creepy. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,289
Posted By BrooklynM
Sadly around here, under 50 degrees and it feels...

Sadly around here, under 50 degrees and it feels freezing. I have Raynaud's, so the cold really gets to me bad. Luckily we don't have to deal with the winters!

But, this got me to thinking, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By BrooklynM
I only did for one of my DCM. This is the same...

I only did for one of my DCM. This is the same mom that has been extremely generous with me. When she was pregnant with baby #2, I took DCK #1 to and from their house almost everyday, just for about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By BrooklynM
Here's something you might try to make the mom...

Here's something you might try to make the mom come out and say- no, I don't want you to drive my baby...tell her about a time in the morning or something where you guys will be going somewhere (plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By BrooklynM
I had one like that, and yes, she has been...

I had one like that, and yes, she has been challenging, but I've been very upfront and honest with the parents and let them know that they need to do everything they can to help and they did. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By BrooklynM
Did she actually say "I don't want you to drive...

Did she actually say "I don't want you to drive my baby"? Is this their first baby? 3 months old still is so new and fragile. Maybe the parents are just really nervous, I can probably imagine how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,501
Posted By BrooklynM
That would totally bother me. However, I grew up...

That would totally bother me. However, I grew up with families that never locked their doors and would just go in each others houses to use the bathroom if they were on that side of the town. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By BrooklynM
Hopefully they will get enough evidence to...

Hopefully they will get enough evidence to upgrade the charges to 2nd degree murder. This should qualify.

I can't even think of a good word to describe her. Why would she do childcare as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By BrooklynM
I have a crying step for my cryer. I have one...

I have a crying step for my cryer. I have one that will throw his plate, so as soon as he is done, eating time is over for him, however, the one thing that he started doing was throwing his plate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By BrooklynM
Child care worker kills toddler-New York

Anyone see this story? It sounds horrifying...

http://news.yahoo.com/cops-nyc-woman-said-she-stepped-tot-died-192639443.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,646
Posted By BrooklynM
OMG! My in-laws live in that neighborhood! What...

OMG! My in-laws live in that neighborhood! What is wrong with that lady? Mowing the lawn with the kids there? WHAT? I hate even vacuuming around the kids!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By BrooklynM
Maybe it is yeast... do you have pictures?

Maybe it is yeast... do you have pictures?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By BrooklynM
That poor dog. I can't believe how horrible...

That poor dog. I can't believe how horrible people are! When I was a kid I grew up in an abusive home, I was an only child and after becoming an adult I ended up going through therapy and my doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By BrooklynM
I would probably term after 3 months. Obviously...

I would probably term after 3 months. Obviously her parents don't respect you by being late, they probably don't respect their child or demand respect from their child. Kids can have disrespectful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By BrooklynM
We start August 27th

We start August 27th
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By BrooklynM
Do you see couples waiting to have children,...

Do you see couples waiting to have children, having fewer children, or choosing to remain child-free?
Yes, I personally see this a lot. All of my parents were over 30 before having their first...
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