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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know it might not be possible concerning...

I know it might not be possible concerning licensing, but maybe a stroller for her to just sit in off the ground? At least until she starts to lighten up or get a better hang of walking? Outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 235
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That was my thought too. It's not so much about...

That was my thought too. It's not so much about them being able to get to my house to drop off, as it is about them being able to get to my house to pick up on time. As well as making sure emergency...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 251
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know a lot of providers have that policy per...

I know a lot of providers have that policy per family, but I have it per child. The main thing I want to avoid is a parent dropping off, picking up for an appointment, and then dropping off again....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I had a little guy that regressed like that...

I had a little guy that regressed like that around 6 to 7 months I think it was. Basically, he started waking in the middle of the night more frequently and mom pretty much just let him nurse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I took a second job in the restaurant industry...

I took a second job in the restaurant industry and it is crazy what people get for assistance. Mom of 3, dad lives in different state(she said he pays no support), and our state pays $900 month in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would just tell them that without payment, the...

I would just tell them that without payment, the contract will be terminated. If they choose to come back, they will owe the enrollment fee, plus a higher rate(yearly rate increase for new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I don't really understand. Why would she...

I guess I don't really understand. Why would she contract for 8:30, if she needs to be to work so much earlier? And why would she pay $80+ dollars for that when she could just change her contracted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think your response was really great. You...

I think your response was really great. You removed him from the group, since he is not safe to be around other people yet. You still offered the food, just with no access to other kids. I think that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
:lol::lol: Just saying what I think we may all...

:lol::lol: Just saying what I think we may all have been thinking:D, but I added to my previous post because this mom hits the nail on the head..."Sarah Bregal, 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, belongs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I will be judging mcjudgerson over here. She...

I will be judging mcjudgerson over here. She needs to drop her baby off in between naps so she can get work done without interruption. Meaning she only cares for their child when they're sleeping, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So I feel a little differently. I'm unsure of...

So I feel a little differently. I'm unsure of OP's state or licensing guidelines and I think the parent has a right to see where the child will take their nap, but not at actual nap time when other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That has to be missing the word NOT...

That has to be missing the word NOT right??:confused: How is it satisfactory to use unsafe sleep practices? And the outdoor thing really bothers me. They only take them outside when they're in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Unregistered needs to chill. I wonder if dad...

Unregistered needs to chill.

I wonder if dad is mad because mom knew about the discrepancy and used the money elsewhere and now they are short?:confused::rolleyes:

Regardless, its money you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be more apt to notice the income...

I would be more apt to notice the income discrepancy than the payment side. That being said, $350 is a lot either way, so I agree with you...I think they noticed, never said anything (maybe just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would probably say that waiving the two week...

I would probably say that waiving the two week notice in lieu of one weeks payment was your way of compromise since they had not started yet, yet you have held a spot for X weeks. If they would like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. I kind of feel like if a daycare kid...

I agree. I kind of feel like if a daycare kid couldn't come with the same symptoms or illness, then why should we make an exception for our own children. I know in some people's homes, they are able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What time does he wake up though. The schedule...

What time does he wake up though. The schedule starts from waking, so if he is up at 6 or 6:30, I would feed right at arrival (ideally he would be dropped off already fed), then first nap would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What kind of schedule is he on? I find an eat,...

What kind of schedule is he on? I find an eat, play, sleep schedule is best and for a five month old, they would be on a 3-4 hr schedule. The more consistent, the better. Putting to bed awake, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think you're wrong! I'm glad you got it...

I don't think you're wrong! I'm glad you got it worked out with Mom! I make it very clear to parents that I provide care for Working Families. Almost all of my families have been word of mouth, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
You sound like you want permission to terminate...

You sound like you want permission to terminate the child... Well you have my permission, so do what you feel is best!:hug: for me, when she mentioned the other day care, I would have asked her if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I totally agree with the writer! It isn't just...

I totally agree with the writer! It isn't just about food either. I've always practiced "authoritative parenting" with all my kids (daycare kids too). I give choice within the boundaries I set. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
People love to complain. My response would have...

People love to complain. My response would have been, "oh man, that a bummer. I'm so glad I opened my own business, so I can set my own terms! Have a great day at work!"

I don't understand why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Maybe just have a talk at pick up. "Hey dad, I...

Maybe just have a talk at pick up. "Hey dad, I just wanted to talk to you about Jack. He is so doing well here and is super busy and has a great time! Since we are so busy, he could definitely use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm not sure if they breached contract. But I...

I'm not sure if they breached contract. But I guess I would seek out what it is I'm looking for...Money? Retribution for your childs pain and suffering? Is it worth it to pursue? Why did they get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Legal liability? For what? It wasn't a good fit...

Legal liability? For what? It wasn't a good fit and that was made clear, so move on. If you paid for care/tution that was not rendered, it may change my opinion. In that case, admission of not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
After crying and a good night's sleep, I hope you...

After crying and a good night's sleep, I hope you woke up feeling relief that you dont have to deal with her anymore! You made the right choice, especially since it was physically causing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I hope you dont take offense, but I've never...

I hope you dont take offense, but I've never really understood this way of potty training. If it starts before a year, that means you spend well over a year "training" the child. The amount of work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Very true...thank you for the perspective! And I...

Very true...thank you for the perspective! And I agree. I think choice seems more like an ultimatum anymore, so it can be tough to get totally on board. In regards to childcare, the "choice" to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree, but I also disagree. Choice is probably...

I agree, but I also disagree. Choice is probably not the word I would use. We have options. Pay your taxes or face fines and imprisonment. Comply with licensing or close your business. Making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Trust me, I get it. I avoided licensing (I...

Trust me, I get it. I avoided licensing (I operate legally in my state) because I dont want people in my business. I'm not comfortable with giving socials or fingerprints, or retina scans, ect. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would enroll but just let them know, that...

I would enroll but just let them know, that without payment, you cant hold a spot for the infant so they need to make sure you have room when the baby comes around. If you have four spots right now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Cash is usually my go to, but in order to cash a...

Cash is usually my go to, but in order to cash a paycheck or deposit anything, you gotta give up info. Actually, many companies are very vulnerable to hacking, so employee I fo in a database can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I completely get it. I felt the same, but now,...

I completely get it. I felt the same, but now, I'm pretty sure that train left the station a long time ago. Kind of like when people won't buy things online, because they are worried about identity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,228
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes, I do think you are being bias towards young...

Yes, I do think you are being bias towards young men. That is why I am assuming Catherder does not allow her sons to change diapers...to protect them from parents who may falsely judge or accuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess doubling the holding fee is not that...

I guess doubling the holding fee is not that impressive of an offer to me. Holding a spot for over 2 months would be a huge financial hit for me (over $1400), so unless she offered to pay for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,928
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ok, so I am going to throw this in here, even if...

Ok, so I am going to throw this in here, even if it has nothing to do with it. In the 90's there was a huge push for childcare reform, help for working parents and low income parents and I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you are terming immediately, then you should...

If you are terming immediately, then you should apply the fee to the last two weeks of care you have provided. If you would like to provide a two week notice, then apply it to the next two weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you are being a bit harsh to people who...

I think you are being a bit harsh to people who have been in business for a lot longer than you. This is a valuable site for new providers and I would take it ALL in...not just what you want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes! If we were that lucky guy in CA who just...

Yes! If we were that lucky guy in CA who just won $500 million, I'd quit in a heartbeat and we would travel, volunteer, enjoy life. I would go back to school with no financial pressure. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I definitely get that. I try not to judge and I...

I definitely get that. I try not to judge and I think that the older I get, the less I do, but it creeps in:D. My mom was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 14, so I understand having to mature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you actually just proved the point of the...

I think you actually just proved the point of the OP. There are two people who make a baby and one wants nothing to do with the child other than to play video games and stay up late. The other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I just want to add that for me, daycare WAS...

I just want to add that for me, daycare WAS unique in how much I took it so personally. As a server, I may judge, but I really don't care. I am an equal opportunity tip taker!:lol: Everyone gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,115
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think any of it is unique to daycare. My...

I don't think any of it is unique to daycare. My BIL is a mechanic and definitely judges his clients for the wear and tear on their vehicles. He tries to educate first, but when they ignore, make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm surprised you still work with them at all. I...

I'm surprised you still work with them at all. I wouldnt be able to afford such an unstable schedule unless I was paid a set rate each week whether they came or not. I dont think the parents find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I totally agree. If she were black or latino,...

I totally agree. If she were black or latino, she may have had a higher chance, but if she was a man, I think she would have been sentenced much more harshly and spent way more time in prison. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
She pled guilty to 3rd degree assault in the case...

She pled guilty to 3rd degree assault in the case of the pedestrians, so her sentencing for that was pretty normal. I'm surprised the attempted murder charge brought so little prison time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Unhappy There were no victim impact stories at her...

There were no victim impact stories at her sentencing. That tells me a lot and many of her daycare families support the decision. This was a major cry for help. Like, a huge cry for help. I dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,829
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know it's frustrating because I still have that...

I know it's frustrating because I still have that mindset about full tummies, happy kids, yadda, yadda, and I hate waste, but now I just offer a small portion and let them figure it out. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I did it with my nieces and nephew and it takes...

I did it with my nieces and nephew and it takes awhile to get it done, plus you are giving young kids multiple choices of bears, outfits, accessories, so it can be time consuming. When I saw the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Wow, they highly underestimated their customers...

Wow, they highly underestimated their customers need of a cheap teddy bear! I doubt they will be having that promotion again!:lol:

It stinks that it didn't work out, but some of the moms on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I don't see where the lie is by doing it...

I guess I don't see where the lie is by doing it this way. If I have a prospective family, I interview and if I am not sure it is such a great fit, in my head I am already planning to do more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I was thinking of other providers who...

I guess I was thinking of other providers who must have a license, like doctors usually hang their degrees and license to practice medicine on their office walls. Or nail/beauty salons, restaurants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,928
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ha! Isn't that the truth!:lol: Those "feelings"...

Ha! Isn't that the truth!:lol: Those "feelings" seem to evolve 10 fold when you involve children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,928
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So if the kid dies, we feel bad and don't...

So if the kid dies, we feel bad and don't prosecute. But if the kid almost dies, then they are obviously guilty and should be prosecuted. :confused: It is the one area where death seems to bring a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I see it as like any other fee to hold a...

I guess I see it as like any other fee to hold a spot...its non refundable. If they choose the higher amount, it is a guarantee to have a spot. If the choose not to use that spot when it comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm the same, except I prefer almond or goat...

I'm the same, except I prefer almond or goat milk, but the kids all drink water. My kids just dont care for it much, except in cereal sometimes. Dck's seem to get PLENTY of milk at home. It seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 59,128
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The people doing the biggest diserbic e to...

The people doing the biggest diserbic e to children these days are the parents. You can't have the eggs without the chickens, and in many of these cases, including the one you quoted, the chickens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would use the two week notice payment for this...

I would use the two week notice payment for this week and next week. On their first part-time week, as if they are re-enrolling, they make their payment, as well as a new 2-week notice payment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,447
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I am pretty sure Meeko still posts occassionally,...

I am pretty sure Meeko still posts occassionally, but there are some great threads in the archive about having parents around the kids, even supervised. I cannot find the exact thread, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,447
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have learned that every daycare operate so...

I have learned that every daycare operate so differently, and they all have such different set-ups, so their policies generally reflect rules to make their job go as smoothly as possible. In this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would combine these two. Either bring cash or...

I would combine these two. Either bring cash or expect that close of business day on Monday will be the latest deposit. My guess is that she is trying to plan for checks to come out so she doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,928
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have lived in Texas and North Dakota. I feel...

I have lived in Texas and North Dakota. I feel like these incidents happen throughout the year, but are reported more i the summer because, as Dave said, it is much easier to die from the heat in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It's not judgment. It's experience. You asked if...

It's not judgment. It's experience. You asked if you're crazy and we gave you honest feedback. I know you are so excited to go on this trip, but I just don't think you're aware of all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
In this case, because he is not trained, I would...

In this case, because he is not trained, I would be present because if he says he needs to go, yet his pull up is wet, we would do the usual diaper change routine. I would allow him to sit on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I am curious as to whether the parents have...

I am curious as to whether the parents have signed on for the trip as well. If they have, then here is my advice.

Don't do it. It sounds like a HUGE pain in the ass type trip to a place that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
There are no steps. I'm not sure what you mean...

There are no steps. I'm not sure what you mean by actively potty training, because to me, it sounds like he is using the adult concept of potty training to test his control over a situation. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My daughter loves to draw and would go through so...

My daughter loves to draw and would go through so much paper, especially since her drawings were very small characters. So now we keep a scissors handy and cut out any extra paper on things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,928
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have a bit of a theory as to why this is...

I have a bit of a theory as to why this is happening more. It is not being distracted, in my opinion. It is being dissociated from reality. In a variety of ways. When we scroll through facebook,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That's what I got from it too. And if that's the...

That's what I got from it too. And if that's the case, I can't believe someone actually thinks it works that way. In my case, three months worth of compensation would be close to $3,000! If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,003
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you want reliable care, then you pay someone...

If you want reliable care, then you pay someone to do , regardless of attendance. It doesn't matter if they're family or not. But you think you shouldn't even pay family. Even though they have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. I have met few kids I could not handle,...

I agree. I have met few kids I could not handle, but many parents. If mom is getting kicked out, it could be because she did not adress the issue until it became an issue...as in, she now needs new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Does he get dropped off and picked up at the same...

Does he get dropped off and picked up at the same time every day? If everything is the exact same each day, yet some days he sleeps 3 hours, and some days he sleeps none, then it might just be his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It is so crazy that I found this post, because a...

It is so crazy that I found this post, because a similar situation just happened to me. My kids are in Kindergarden and 2nd grade and they ride the bus to after school care some days (library and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think you're being childish. We live in a...

I don't think you're being childish. We live in a society that is on Facebook, and parents want the pictures and the updates and all the cute stuff, so wanting to be acknowledged for providing it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I've heard this quite a few times, and I'm just...

I've heard this quite a few times, and I'm just curious where I can find more info on this. Every single baby I've ever cared for, bottle or breast, has increased the amount of milk they've taken as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have an 8 month old old small dog who is...

I have an 8 month old old small dog who is chewing everything...i wonder if this might help him. Learn something new everyday!:lol:

As for giving raw or cold veggie for BLW, that is not how I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be concerned with his development. He...

I would be concerned with his development. He definitely needs tummy time. Nannyde has some great videos on tips for tummy time. The weight and lack of muscle tone are definitely worth keeping an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:25 AM
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A new environment and distraction can definitely...

A new environment and distraction can definitely be a reason, but if the child is consistently having accidents at daycare, then in my opinion, the child is not totally potty trained. My best potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
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The passive aggressive me would snuggle the baby...

The passive aggressive me would snuggle the baby tomorrow morning at drop off and say, "Was mommy nice to you last night?"...said in whatever tone she used. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
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Hope everything is okay for you and your husband,...

Hope everything is okay for you and your husband, BC!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
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When I lived in Texas, we went to a few different...

When I lived in Texas, we went to a few different indoor playgrounds. They were awesome! We especially loved the few that didn't have a whole lot of Jungle gyms, but had a lot of different centers. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
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It doesn't sound like the first conversation was...

It doesn't sound like the first conversation was clear. Did she say dcg is going to start going all day to her preschool, so I will no longer need care for Her? Or did she just tell you she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
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I don't think she has to mention where she found...

I don't think she has to mention where she found info that concerns her and I also do not discuss clients with other people. Sounds like OP was given info that has her worried, so again I would just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would talk to them. Too many assumptions being...

I would talk to them. Too many assumptions being made and it would bother me, so I would ask what their plans are and make it clear that the spot is filled with another child as of XX date. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
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When you decided not to return, did you speak...

When you decided not to return, did you speak with the provider and ask if you would receive a refund for the two unused days? Personally, if I stop a check, it cost me a fee to do so, so if you had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
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I would not water down the milk either. I'm not...

I would not water down the milk either. I'm not sure that would even be allowed for the food program. Of course, plenty of water and veggies will help, but I personally think a lot of constipation in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
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In daycare, it is the behaviors that leave marks...

In daycare, it is the behaviors that leave marks that are the WORST for your business...biting being number one. Parents do not want to see marks on their kid and after 3 times, I am surprised mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
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Was she premature or is there another reason for...

Was she premature or is there another reason for all the illness? What age is she? If she is crying due to pain or discomfort, then I would suggest a sit down with parents. It does no good for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
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Talking Same here. My illness policy included being...

Same here. My illness policy included being unable to participate, so excessive crying would be grounds for pick up.

Now that being said, if this is your niece, I would be fairly firm with Mom. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
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I had a few Kens, but I mostly played with GI...

I had a few Kens, but I mostly played with GI Joe's! They were more manly and their limbs had more joints so you could move them. I loved the actual fuzzy beard too:D. My barbies needed real men...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-03-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
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I used to think I had to change it up a lot, and...

I used to think I had to change it up a lot, and then I just embraced the same meals every single week. The kids like those meals, they eat those meals, and they are creatures of habit, so it makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 10:10 AM
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Views: 653
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I don't give refunds, so I would just count the...

I don't give refunds, so I would just count the two weeks for what it is. If their last day is May 8th, then the money covers Apr 25- may 8th. When they make their last payment for the week of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,781
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This is an old post, but I just wanted to...

This is an old post, but I just wanted to recommend that you don't ask your other families for permission in enrolling an unvaccinated child. I would think that would be a breach of confidentiality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
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I don't understand either. If they come, they...

I don't understand either. If they come, they pay. Prepay will stop them from running out on what they owe.

Two things...if they reported you, why are you still caring for the kids? And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
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My sweet spot is 5 kids, and I would prefer 5...

My sweet spot is 5 kids, and I would prefer 5 infants, but my state won't allow it. That being said, me caring for 5 babies is a lot different when you add in another adult and five more babies. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ooh, I love babies that age! So snuggly! I...

Ooh, I love babies that age! So snuggly! I would ask what their routine is and how much baby drinks, sleeps, ect. Get a feeler for what the baby is used to, but the benefit of a fresh baby is that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would have the eight-month-old dropped off...

I would have the eight-month-old dropped off already fed. If a baby needs a bottle within 30 minutes of drop off, it's easier for the parent to feed prior to coming to daycare. If that won't work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
How old is he? I would give him a third bottle...

How old is he? I would give him a third bottle before pick up, otherwise he is going a long time between feeds and will prob be very hungry on the way home.

I base everything off of feed time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Slow clap for all of what you just...

Slow clap for all of what you just said!happyface. I'm seeing so many parents who feel they know everything about parenting and will give you their opinion on every last situation, but they spend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
No, they tend to sleep through the night. During...

No, they tend to sleep through the night. During the day, you maintain the eat, play, sleep on a 3-4 hour schedule, but at night, you let them wake on their own, feed, right back to bed. Because...
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