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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,616
Posted By greenhouse
Can we get a new category-"Life after daycare". I...

Can we get a new category-"Life after daycare". I know I'm going to still come on this forum anyway. This is the most respectful and genuine forum out there and providers give the best advice.lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,134
Posted By greenhouse
Ditto this. I still nurse my 2 year old and...

Ditto this. I still nurse my 2 year old and co-sleep- he has never shown an interest in body parts or taking clothes off. He could care less about dcb being naked and only looks if it's poopy so he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,616
Posted By greenhouse
Phewwww-feels good! Way to go happyface T-minus...

Phewwww-feels good! Way to go happyface
T-minus 4 hours left for me and dcb was going out with fireworks this morning! Oh Lordy! I did not think this day would come. I think I'm going to Tag sale my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 33,418
Posted By greenhouse
If I didn't have to pay for a portion of the...

If I didn't have to pay for a portion of the bills I would be more than happy to do all of the housework. All I want to do is be a SAHM and not have to worry about contributing. I've done daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,164
Posted By greenhouse
Another thought...it's not really about...

Another thought...it's not really about discipline so much as it is setting boundaries and meaning what you say. Haven't we all seen that mom screeching at unruly kids, threatening to not take them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By greenhouse
Many people I knew who had it said it wasn't as...

Many people I knew who had it said it wasn't as bad a any old seasonal flu. That flu shot made a ton of $ for big pharma.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By greenhouse
http://www.naturalnews.com/030657_vaccines_miscarr...

http://www.naturalnews.com/030657_vaccines_miscarriages.html

Here is a story correlating H1N1 vax with increased risk of miscarriage. I opted to not recieve the flu shot while pregnant.
I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By greenhouse
I only lasted a year and only had one family LOL!...

I only lasted a year and only had one family LOL! It's just not for me...I honestly don't have a clue how you ladies do it for years with a bunch of little ones. There must be magic powers involved....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,571
Posted By greenhouse
I can't believe parents would care at such a...

I can't believe parents would care at such a young age. DCD sounds like he has his own unresolved issues. At 3.5 you are supposed to police toy selection?? Give me a break! I would remind him the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By greenhouse
It's great!!!! 70's this week- my 2 year loves to...

It's great!!!! 70's this week- my 2 year loves to run around naked and make a mess with pouring water in buckets outside. I love to park my butt in a chair on the deck and he'll keep busy forever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By greenhouse
This is my last Monday as well!! happyface I'm...

This is my last Monday as well!! happyface I'm hoping for a smooth week. I feel major relief already and I can't wait until friday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,164
Posted By greenhouse
I can't like this enough. happyface

I can't like this enough. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,164
Posted By greenhouse
Kids are sad and unfulfilled these days and it...

Kids are sad and unfulfilled these days and it shows up in beahavior issues. You can discipline all you want but if you are unloading your kids into daycare 40-50 hours a week since birth its a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,348
Posted By greenhouse
I'm so grateful to my DH for letting me quit. It...

I'm so grateful to my DH for letting me quit. It took a few days home with the daycare to see what my day was really like and he said " this is horrible, I don't know how you do it." We do things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By greenhouse
I watered down my sons Breastmilk! Now I feel...

I watered down my sons Breastmilk! Now I feel terrible. He was a year though and it was only a 2-3 times a week. Mom should try night time pumping to augment supply. If she doesn't want to supplement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,697
Posted By greenhouse
Agreed! We are all organic and vegetarian. DCB is...

Agreed! We are all organic and vegetarian. DCB is not and his poo is gnarly- he eats mostly meat at home and lots of milk. It's rotten smelling and very thick and hard to clean. Oh the things we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 648,704
Posted By greenhouse
likethis!!

likethis!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By greenhouse
I chose to charge a daily rate too. It wasn't too...

I chose to charge a daily rate too. It wasn't too bad because my rate was $45 a day and dcb pretty much never missed. If I restart my daycare I will be switching to weekly tuition though. I want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By greenhouse
Update-I'm Done

Yesssss! Dcb has 3 weeks left. I didn't have to term-dcm gave me this really awkward run around about wanting another baby and they can't afford 2 in daycare-yet dcd is getting laid off?? I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 648,704
Posted By greenhouse
What happened to my sweet baby who never cried-...

What happened to my sweet baby who never cried- he turned two and reciveved his tantrum papers. Holy cow! I am exhausted. Thank goodness it's 6:15 and he's gone to bed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,121
Posted By greenhouse
When I was having my first inspection I had the...

When I was having my first inspection I had the heat set to 72, I greeted her in a tank top! It was so hot, but heat at 72 was on my regs checklist. She said I didn't have to keep it at 72. It's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By greenhouse
Oh no! Yuck. DH was napping with my 2 year old...

Oh no! Yuck. DH was napping with my 2 year old last week and he had explosive diarrhea all over DH and his bed. He changed and showered then he was holding him on the couch and...****blaaarrrffff****...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,422
Posted By greenhouse
Omg!! Poor puppy. A kick in the right place can...

Omg!! Poor puppy. A kick in the right place can cause serious internal organ damage. Not to mention dck is asking to get bit. You don't want your dogs developing a bad association with small children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By greenhouse
Thanks ladies. My husband is pushing me to end it...

Thanks ladies. My husband is pushing me to end it now, but I will give them the date they gave me. Knowing there is an end point will help me get through. We were talking about it some more last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By greenhouse
Unhappy What To Do- I'm Done

So I'm wrapping up my first year of being a provider and I'm so ready to quit. My DCF told me this week they think dcd is getting laid off in 2 months, but there is a chance he may line something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By greenhouse
Doesn't she want to get home or get to work? What...

Doesn't she want to get home or get to work? What a time waster.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By greenhouse
Okay- using "i" instead of "I" drives me up a...

Okay- using "i" instead of "I" drives me up a wall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By greenhouse
Did Your Kids Do Pre-K?

If your town school offers pre-k did you use it for your own kids? I wasn't going to but I think I'd like to close up shop a year earlier. My son will be on the older side of 4. Was the transition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 648,704
Posted By greenhouse
I hate perfume and cologne. Hubby and I got...

I hate perfume and cologne. Hubby and I got tickets to a show- out first night out in a year, and the man sitting next to me for two hours reeked of cologne. I had such a headache when we left.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 334,830
Posted By greenhouse
It is finally Friday and AMEN. Whatta long week.

It is finally Friday and AMEN. Whatta long week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By greenhouse
That's great to hear! My phone hasn't rang in a...

That's great to hear! My phone hasn't rang in a while-feeling discouraged. Go youhappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,892
Posted By greenhouse
My boys have completely opposite nap schedules...

My boys have completely opposite nap schedules and it drives me nuts. I do things in the am and after DS goes to sleep. I keep up with little cleaning during the day. I never eat in peace or use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,694
Posted By greenhouse
I get most of my cleaning done in the am- but...

I get most of my cleaning done in the am- but it's "princess" who is messing up the house all day,so I clean all day. There is no cleaning staff, and as another poster said- she sounds like the type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,311
Posted By greenhouse
Next time she gets messy and there are no back up...

Next time she gets messy and there are no back up clothes-pick up the phone and tell dcm she needs to either bring a change of clothes or pick dcg up.
You will have extras from then on.
OR you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,459
Posted By greenhouse
This would freak me out too, I might have called...

This would freak me out too, I might have called the police if she showed up at the house. You don't owe her anything and her calls are becoming borderline harrasment. I hate having my home and #...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,707
Posted By greenhouse
I agree with this 100%- I have these same...

I agree with this 100%- I have these same feelings...I've become very anti-daycare! I'm going to go buy this book now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,819
Posted By greenhouse
Yup. Cries like 20 times a day- over "nothing". I...

Yup. Cries like 20 times a day- over "nothing". I feel bad, there is really nothing to fix it. Crying spot method works for management, but a root cause I believe is being away from mom and dad for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By greenhouse
I wish more parents did cloth. We saved a ton of...

I wish more parents did cloth. We saved a ton of $ using cloth. I'd rather send dirty cloth diapers home each night than let poopey disposables sit in my trash bin.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By greenhouse
I offer "mostly organic and always all natural"....

I offer "mostly organic and always all natural". Doing 100% organic just can't always happen. Some things like fruit, flour, corn products, milk and eggs are a must for me. I stopped serving anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,022
Posted By greenhouse
LOL baby raccoons:lol: But yeah this!

LOL baby raccoons:lol:
But yeah this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,022
Posted By greenhouse
Nannyde has got it right...likethis

Nannyde has got it right...likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By greenhouse
I don't mind small errands after work as long as...

I don't mind small errands after work as long as pick-up is before I close. Being a parent of a toddler, I know it goes faster solo. However, when my son was in daycare I always picked him up ASAP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,930
Posted By greenhouse
I like jeans for outdoor dirty play. The fabric...

I like jeans for outdoor dirty play. The fabric is durable and can save a skinned knee, it sounds like its the style dcp have choosen? Skinny jeans- no way! Ridiculous. You have every right to make a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,745
Posted By greenhouse
Help! Insurance Is Dropping Day Care Policy

I had such a hard time finding insurance for my day care and now I get a letter saying they are no longer providing this policy. I had a big cadillac plan too, I am looking for a much smaller policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,586
Posted By greenhouse
I would throw myself a party after hours on my...

I would throw myself a party after hours on my last day.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By greenhouse
We just couldn't afford it, it was one of the...

We just couldn't afford it, it was one of the things I had to leave behind when I quit my job. DH's work has no affordable family plan. My son is on state care, thank goodness. I'm trying to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,916
Posted By greenhouse
I honestly don't even want parents who are okay...

I honestly don't even want parents who are okay with cheap unlicensed care for their kids. DH and I were discussing lowering rates, but I serve organic meals and snacks, I buy crafts supplies, new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,312
Posted By greenhouse
I had my first no show last week. Never in a...

I had my first no show last week. Never in a million years whould I stand someone up with not even the courtesy if a 30 second phone call. It's so rude. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 334,830
Posted By greenhouse
Young dcb taught my son to say "car"- we've been...

Young dcb taught my son to say "car"- we've been trying forever, he's 2. Something about hearing it from another baby I guess!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By greenhouse
I am jealous of your vacation. Enjoy it.;)

I am jealous of your vacation. Enjoy it.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By greenhouse
This is an outdoor activity for sure-but I have a...

This is an outdoor activity for sure-but I have a nice fenced in deck which is perfect for water play. My own son plays in the kitchen sink a lot. I don't do sand because of the mess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By greenhouse
We started laying our toddler down at 7pm every...

We started laying our toddler down at 7pm every night, no exceptions and it ended all of our sleep shenanigans. Their bodies know when sleep should happen when parents provide the structure. His...
Forum: Curriculum 01-30-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,694
Posted By greenhouse
Post I don't leave art supplies out. My 2 year old has...

I don't leave art supplies out. My 2 year old has been good with markers since 12 months. We don't do crayons, they are too yummy. We do chunky stamps, paint and glue stick collage. My dcb loves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,444
Posted By greenhouse
If it helps ,I'll claim an ur post today- but not...

If it helps ,I'll claim an ur post today- but not any of the weird ones. I just wanted a private vent post:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,373
Posted By greenhouse
My dck eats all the healthy food I cook- loves...

My dck eats all the healthy food I cook- loves fruits and veggies, always has 2nds. He's a joy to feed. My own child is a nightmare to feed. I would never givE up on healthy food, no. Try different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By greenhouse
3 years and 7 months to go!!! Can't come soon...

3 years and 7 months to go!!! Can't come soon enough. Best of luck happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,922
Posted By greenhouse
Oy. She's in for a serious reality check. My dck...

Oy. She's in for a serious reality check. My dck comes on monday with diaper rash from a weekend at home. Please! And reading by 2 years is total bs IMO.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,376
Posted By greenhouse
It's not so much hard as it is not challenging. I...

It's not so much hard as it is not challenging. I miss having a staff and being creative. I had so much responsibility and constant trouble shooting. My brain has turned to pudding staying home with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By greenhouse
As long as you don't allow unsupervised access,...

As long as you don't allow unsupervised access, which you said you won't, it's a non-issue I think. We also use a handyman that we have known for a while. We have a large re-modeling project to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,003
Posted By greenhouse
OP, are you having issues with your provider? We...

OP, are you having issues with your provider? We may give you answers but we aren't your provider, so we can only answer for ourselves. There are good eggs and bad eggs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,003
Posted By greenhouse
Breezy said it- talking to co-workers :) Most ...

Breezy said it- talking to co-workers :)
Most of us come on here to solve issues, help our little ones, and make our daycare's better places. Our DCK are our top priority. This is a really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,003
Posted By greenhouse
This is 2012 and most of us are posting from the...

This is 2012 and most of us are posting from the palm of our hand. No one is chained to a desktop in another room while kids are choking on stuff. My dck is napping btw. I keep my iPhone on my person...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,894
Posted By greenhouse
No matter how tired I am I could never sleep in...

No matter how tired I am I could never sleep in the middle of the day. Kids are quietest when they are getting into to trouble, it's a recipe for disaster to sleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,979
Posted By greenhouse
[QUOTE=littlemissmuffet;188656]I don't care what...

[QUOTE=littlemissmuffet;188656]I don't care what rumors you heard or what rights someone has to do with their camera in public, etc - I would have called the police immediately. Even if there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,971
Posted By greenhouse
I chose a center daycare initially because of...

I chose a center daycare initially because of horror stories like these. I feel sick about the shaken baby.These poor families. How many of you would trust an adult you just met to talk care of your...
Forum: Curriculum 01-19-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By greenhouse
Looking at my messy craft area... I like the last...

Looking at my messy craft area... I like the last idea of storage. I make a lot of granola, so I'll have more tubs later.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,425
Posted By greenhouse
Is he disabled? Going on job interviews? I could...

Is he disabled? Going on job interviews? I could deal with that. Home playing x- box over spending time with kids-I couldn't deal. But why would they throw $ away like that is beyond me. Childcare is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,425
Posted By greenhouse
I'm having trouble getting past that they pay for...

I'm having trouble getting past that they pay for daycare when one parent is home all day? Why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By greenhouse
Dcb started at 8 mo - now 16mo and he still cries...

Dcb started at 8 mo - now 16mo and he still cries every day, all day. He cries over nothing and anything. He's just deeply unhappy, I think some kids need to stay home with mom. When I first got him...
Forum: Curriculum 01-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By greenhouse
Craft Ideas For Oatmeal Tubs 18-24mo

Besides the obvious "drums".
Forum: Curriculum 01-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,044
Posted By greenhouse
I just wanted to say " wait, is that my play...

I just wanted to say " wait, is that my play area??" looks so much like my set up sometimes.
Getting rid of stuff helped a lot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,026
Posted By greenhouse
Bed bugs brought in by a dck has to be my worst...

Bed bugs brought in by a dck has to be my worst nightmare. Dcb brought fleas in recently, that was bad enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,867
Posted By greenhouse
What about pet sitting? That is my next business...

What about pet sitting? That is my next business once my DS starts kindergarten. I feel burnt out after one year and only one dcb, so I can't even imagine how you feel. Ugh. I had a successful eBay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,151
Posted By greenhouse
Thumbs down on turtles- I have them, they can...

Thumbs down on turtles- I have them, they can carry salmonella, they live forever and they are a pain to care for. Reptiles require heat mats, special lights a live bug diet. Don't do it, trust me. ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-14-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 118,499
Posted By greenhouse
So you've known about blatant child abuse for...

So you've known about blatant child abuse for "10+ years" and haven't called the police?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,994
Posted By greenhouse
OP what kind of bird? I'm picturing bird poop...

OP what kind of bird? I'm picturing bird poop covering everything and that is really unsanitary. I used to work in a pet store and dried bird poop is so impossible to clean up. If it is a love bird...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By greenhouse
I'm in CT too OP! I never see any CT providers on...

I'm in CT too OP! I never see any CT providers on here.

I note every single bruise/cut/mark at drop off time and make an exclamation about it- "Wow look at this!" and most time DCM was not aware...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By greenhouse
thanks a million, the first thing I did was lock...

thanks a million, the first thing I did was lock up the kids in a different safe room. I'm switching to regular bulbs. this is the 3 rd one I've broken! I'm too klutzy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By greenhouse
I've been licensed a year and STILL no visit....

I've been licensed a year and STILL no visit. Makes me really glad I kept my son home with me. What the heck, pass out a license and I'll check on you never.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By greenhouse
Please can we get a"talk to the hand" icon???...

Please can we get a"talk to the hand" icon??? this board is begging for it. I have seen it on other forums.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By greenhouse
I broke a CFL bulb :/

I dropped a CFL bulb and it shattered all over the day care area. They say not to throw these away due to mercury content, so I'm freaking out that there is mercury all over the floor now!! It's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By greenhouse
Oh that's perfect!!!...

Oh that's perfect!!! LOLhappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By greenhouse
todays phone call

NO greeting.."is this the day care?" Hello,yes it is. "how much do you charge?"
So starting off the conversation this rudely bugs me so much! All providers are about the same $ in this area, ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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Views: 1,729
Posted By greenhouse
this is my son-he's a little peanut but his hugs...

this is my son-he's a little peanut but his hugs are intense and he's always zooming around bumping into his day care mate who is intensely over sensitive and bursts into tears.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By greenhouse
Oh great, I'm going to do it! My whole life is...

Oh great, I'm going to do it! My whole life is gardening, I have a 19 raised beds already, but it's so far from the play area. I'm going to do "easy" stuff like sunflowers, peas, cukes. I love nature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By greenhouse
Anyone Garden With The Kids?

My own son has been in the garden since before he could walk. I have a new garden space available and was thinking about making a children's garden this spring. Any of you do this? If so how are your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By greenhouse
Yes, dcb thinks he can fly. Fell off the sofa...

Yes, dcb thinks he can fly. Fell off the sofa yesterday- he was fine. But once he stood up in the wagon and hit the pavement head first. That was very scary. Just a bruise though. I'm vigilant about...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-11-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,377
Posted By greenhouse
This is one of the reasons I pulled my son from a...

This is one of the reasons I pulled my son from a center day care and became a provider. It was in their curriculum that they had outside time every day, when I pushed one of the workers on the issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By greenhouse
The full moon was Monday I think and I sure felt...

The full moon was Monday I think and I sure felt it.
Forum: Curriculum 01-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,694
Posted By greenhouse
Just spent too much at oriental trading- Had to...

Just spent too much at oriental trading- Had to really rein myself in and delete some of my cart, it's was easy to go over board. I wish they had smaller quantities of some things. I have enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By greenhouse
LOL!!!:lol::lol:

LOL!!!:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By greenhouse
She Asked "What's Your Sign?"

Phone interview- mom asked what my sign was. I can't believe someone has that as a factor to choose child care!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 240,873
Posted By greenhouse
My 2 year old has a new habit of holding juice in...

My 2 year old has a new habit of holding juice in his mouth a really long time- yesterday he came over to my cup of tea with his mouth full and made a deposit. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,860
Posted By greenhouse
I'm on the fence every day about fully committing...

I'm on the fence every day about fully committing to my day care ( meaning trying to fill all the spots) or just taking in p/t kids is I can leave the house and have an extra day off. I loooovvee...
Forum: Curriculum 01-11-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,694
Posted By greenhouse
Share A Link For Craft Supplies

Where do you buy craft supplies on the cheap? Online or at a big box store? My little boys are starting to be able to do more in the way of art (16mo and 24 mo)happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By greenhouse
I use white vinegar or seventh gen. for everyday...

I use white vinegar or seventh gen. for everyday cleaning and anti-bac wipes for questionable messes (baby poo, cat puke). I only bust out the bleach for cleaning toilets after hours. I wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By greenhouse
4 days?? Didn't mom need recovery time? I was...

4 days?? Didn't mom need recovery time? I was still in the hospital 4 days later :/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By greenhouse
Starting Newborns-Age?

Doesn't a newborn have to be 8 weeks before starting day care? I just had a really super phone interview with a woman, but she needs care starting at 4 weeks old. (She's currently pregnant) If it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,026
Posted By greenhouse
What about what's best for the kids!?

It would be very selfish and petty of her the make her kids adjust to a whole new day care environment over this. You were in the right besides that. If you lose her there will be someone else and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By greenhouse
Thanks for the link-the definition seems somewhat...

Thanks for the link-the definition seems somewhat broad, he has some of these. I just really want to find a solution for this guy. He's so miserable all the time, and I'm going deaf.
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