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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mom2Two
My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in...

My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in for sure, along with my "$20 per body fluid fee." It's amazing how vomit/underwear accidents/etc are not a big deal as long as it only affects YOU....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 550
Posted By Mom2Two
I tell parents in interview that they are welcome...

I tell parents in interview that they are welcome to stop by unannounced. It honestly hasn't caused me any problems (so far...).

But if they got funny about it, like it was too often and it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Mom2Two
Invented Tattling 3.5 yo

I was right there and saw dcb1.5 fall (soft landing) off a rocking horse onto carpet. He cried from the scare of it, and I helped him up, then dcg3.5 came up to me and told me that another dcg3.5 had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, yeah! 4542

Oh, yeah!

4542
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:48 PM
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Views: 327
Posted By Mom2Two
Here's one. 4541

Here's one.

4541
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old...

Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old this child is. It would make a difference. Having dealt this in our long journey with feeding issues, I would just make sure there were some different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Mom2Two
I know...and sometimes these trips are on...

I know...and sometimes these trips are on somewhat short notice. One time my mother came over with four weeks notice. How organized do they think we are?

And I have no idea how one goes about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main...

Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main problems isn't really the dcf: it's the provider, who doesn't (yet) know how to protect herself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Mom2Two
If you want to keep the two week notice thing,...

If you want to keep the two week notice thing, you probably need to add some more text that gives exceptions, such as, "unless my polices are being violated after written or verbal notice have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Mom2Two
Same state as Meeko with an international family...

Same state as Meeko with an international family too :) I was told that my mother wasn't allowed to be alone on the same level as dck if she didn't have an FBI check. And that was back when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Mom2Two
I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting...

I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting the child on meds for the pain of the reflux. The child might need a different formula that leaves the stomach more quickly. There's a Good Start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Mom2Two
What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are...

What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are asked to let < 2 yo nap and eat on their own schedule, we are asked to give awake < 2 yo positive interaction at least every 20 mins, and we aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Mom2Two
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mom2Two
Mine this past year have been: Switching to...

Mine this past year have been:

Switching to all vegies for lunch instead of fruit or fruit/vegies and chopping them the night before, ready to go.

Decluttering. It's AWESOME! I've given away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mom2Two
:-) likethis

:-) likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mom2Two
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Mom2Two
Words to live by right there.

Words to live by right there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Mom2Two
I know I'm repeating some of the above, but... ...

I know I'm repeating some of the above, but...

* Depends on family and the child. Some would look at it as extra babysitting...others only ask if they're having surgery.

* I have extra hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mom2Two
What Are Your Latest And Greatest Tips?

What have you done this past year to tweak, fine-tune, or improve your daycare? What have you done that has made your daycare life soooo much better?

Looking for ideas of what I can work on next....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't...

Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't like the rule violations, maybe talk to the new owners. Maybe they think just like you.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 198
Posted By Mom2Two
That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.

That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-04-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mom2Two
Oooh, I'm going to look that one up. I make...

Oooh, I'm going to look that one up.

I make cheese/bean torilla wraps that I just microwave enough to get warn. I cut them and serve as much as the kids want.

Other than that, I just serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Mom2Two
That's just awesome. :rolleyes:

That's just awesome. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Mom2Two
We are allowed to have ours in our sign in/out...

We are allowed to have ours in our sign in/out folder, which is what I do. The food program wants one of theirs put out on a wall though, and they let me have it on the fridge.

I sometimes think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
I have to add five characters...

I have to add five characters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
I have Youtube in restricted mode. It really...

I have Youtube in restricted mode. It really helps with the creepy stuff, but sometimes it blocks things that I don't see as a problem.



I choose to use common core aligned software in my pre-K...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Mom2Two
Bottom line on these is that you offer what you...

Bottom line on these is that you offer what you offer. I would pinch off the conversation if she didn't like what you offer. I definitely wouldn't enroll. It's inappropriate. It would be like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
It's true...there are a couple of rules that are...

It's true...there are a couple of rules that are confusing and I have to fudge on, meaning that the rule doesn't spell out every situation, and I have to choose what is truly in the best interests of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
Good point. And we actually are screen...

Good point.

And we actually are screen free as much as possible. In Summer especially, many weeks have zero screen time. My dcks like each other and prefer to be social with each other. And my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-20-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Mom2Two
I would say that it's a good idea to have a...

I would say that it's a good idea to have a means-tested social safety net for those with reasonably unexpected catastrophic medical expenses. Other than that, I would leave things the way they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time?...

Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time? I hold him while I stand and check my email on my laptop, read on dc.c or facebook, read the news website etc. How stupid is this rule????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Mom2Two
WWYD? New Licensing Rule Re Screen Time

(6) Except for occasional special events, children's screen time on media such as television, cell phones, tablets, and computers shall:
(a) not be allowed for children 0 to 17 months old;
(b) be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis Here licensing requires us to feed...

likethis

Here licensing requires us to feed by demand. But I would want to wait 2 hours between feeds.

My infant mom wasn't sending quite enough at one point, but she works close and told me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Mom2Two
I've had many parents walk in and say "Sally...

I've had many parents walk in and say "Sally didn't finish her snack yet." I just remind that children can't walk around with food, and I say that I'll save it and i put it in the backpack.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-20-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Mom2Two
Does anyone know if the credit is refundable from...

Does anyone know if the credit is refundable from business taxes owed? So many deductions don't apply to business taxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't say anything either. It's in the...

I wouldn't say anything either. It's in the normal range.
If you did feel like you needed to say something--like if you felt like it was really looking odd for a few days, just say something joking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Mom2Two
If only it was just the dck! I'm reading...

If only it was just the dck!

I'm reading this thread, and DH is saying to me, "Okay, I'm on the bank website. I put in my login, now can you help me with my password?"

Um, I think you can look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By Mom2Two
Thumbs down on that list. In fact, if it were...

Thumbs down on that list. In fact, if it were me, I'd go talk to admin.

Here's a link to the Utah ELA Parent's Guide.

https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/a88645e5-4cc3-4480-873f-29e16bdcb62f
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By Mom2Two
In decent weather, I do a LOT of outside pickups....

In decent weather, I do a LOT of outside pickups. It's partly due to what happens in the sand box. I have to wash their feet in the warm weather when we go outside, so it's often easier to just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, if you feel the need to make excuse, just...

Yeah, if you feel the need to make excuse, just mention that dcg got food on her face after lunch and you had to clean the whole face.

Either that or just leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Mom2Two
Same as above--it's parent's call. Sometimes...

Same as above--it's parent's call. Sometimes parents have a hard time caring for a sick child with another healthy one running around crazy at home, or maybe they're trying to work from home that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't worry too much. If he was my own...

I wouldn't worry too much. If he was my own child, I wouldn't like that diet, but since the child is okay, and is probably getting (sort of) enough basic nutrients one way or another, and is okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Mom2Two
You guys are funny. I do charge for "body...

You guys are funny.

I do charge for "body fluid accidents" $20 and also for no diaper bag/missing supplies $2-$5. But I reeeeaaally want to double the body fluid fee for when it's a poop paint. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Mom2Two
There's a rule of thumb that kids get sick two...

There's a rule of thumb that kids get sick two days after exposure. So, it might be more likely that dcg got sick from where ever she was on the weekend.

When an illness goes around the community...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 394,740
Posted By Mom2Two
I was about to complain about the cold I've had...

I was about to complain about the cold I've had for the past week...but then I read through the previous page of posts, and I realized that I don't really have much to complain about.

Hugs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Mom2Two
Actually, to sanitize is to "reduce germs to a...

Actually, to sanitize is to "reduce germs to a safe level" as opposed to sterilizing, which is to basically destroy all microbes. Cleaning is just to remove dirt.

The two-step process is to clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Mom2Two
https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/...

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/disinfectants-a-guide-to-killing-germs-the-right-way
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Mom2Two
I do use it commonly--since it's an acid, it...

I do use it commonly--since it's an acid, it binds with lime (which is alkaline) and will clean some things. But other chemicals, such as soap, bind better with actual dirt or grease.

We're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Mom2Two
Bagging them up doesn't sound too far-fetched,...

Bagging them up doesn't sound too far-fetched, but I like the bottom inspection etc too.

Some children are more prone to "rashes." Also excema is associated with asthma and food allergies later...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis I would be concerned about the...

likethis

I would be concerned about the mislabeled bottle--this time it was vinegar, next time it might be toxic. It's a topic that is preached about a lot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
Here's a link from a hospital website: ...

Here's a link from a hospital website:
https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/specialties-services/occupational-therapy/developmental-milestones/Pages/self-care-skills.aspx

And the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
Here is a scan of an assessment record, so you...

Here is a scan of an assessment record, so you can look at other self-help milestones for dressing.

How do threads get tagged? This one has "needy" but it's very possible that this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By Mom2Two
Everyone above has good advice. "Only boys...

Everyone above has good advice. "Only boys eating cupcakes" sounds a bit over the top. But if they are really that crazy...well I think you know the answer.

If you have your own professional,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
It might be this, or he might have delays in some...

It might be this, or he might have delays in some areas but not others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Mom2Two
What do they do during Summer and long school...

What do they do during Summer and long school breaks? If your contract is full-time, I don't know how you would word it to cover this situation. Like: "Care is for school days only with care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
What does mom say? Does he "help" push arms in at...

What does mom say? Does he "help" push arms in at home? It is a developmental self-help milestone to help push arms and legs in. It's like a one yo milestone. The sixteen mth old here does it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Mom2Two
I teach children that I require polite talk here,...

I teach children that I require polite talk here, especially at the table. Potty talk is fine if it's sensible (but not while eating--they can leave the table and come and talk to me if they have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't have this kind of power struggle with...

I wouldn't have this kind of power struggle with him. Meet him where he's at and work on him helping with part of each task--part that he is able to do and understand.

Newly two is so young. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Mom2Two
Some thoughts... Does he seem normal in...

Some thoughts...

Does he seem normal in other ways? Speech? Cognition?

The child might want to get picked up, but what do the parents want? Call for pick up might get their attention.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Mom2Two
Would it be possible to get in some tummy times...

Would it be possible to get in some tummy times before naptime? It might be my imagination, but I think it makes my 5 mo dcb nap better. But he often only takes a 30 minute nap in the morning. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis Yes, it's easy to "explain" if you...

likethis

Yes, it's easy to "explain" if you send itemized invoices. I send mine with an email that accomanies, so if i want to write an extra line, I can do so there. But usually the invoice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mom2Two
I would talk to insurance and consider an...

I would talk to insurance and consider an attorney if she won't recant. I don't think you should have to put up with untrue things being written about you.

Take screen shots of her post and save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Mom2Two
ITA, if it's in your written policies and your...

ITA, if it's in your written policies and your contract, I'd go ahead and charge it.

How old is your son? There came a point where DD was mature enough that when she's sick, she stays in her room...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Mom2Two
But also...if there are signs that the baby might...

But also...if there are signs that the baby might have a real, medical problem, trying to treat it yourself (upping calories) might be interfering with what the child really needs, which only a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm closing for Thurs, 22nd thru Tues, 26th. Not...

I'm closing for Thurs, 22nd thru Tues, 26th. Not paid.

My contract says that I close for three separate weeks each year, as well as fed holidays, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the day after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Mom2Two
Mom needs to take the baby to the doctor about...

Mom needs to take the baby to the doctor about this. If mom blew it off, I'd require it. And I would not only want to see a "note from the pediatrician," I'd want to see copies of growth charts,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Mom2Two
Until 12 mths of age, the formula needs to be <...

Until 12 mths of age, the formula needs to be < 1kcal/ml. Formula directions typically aim for 20 kcal/fluid ounce, so 30 kcal/fluid ounce is about 1 kcal/ml. It gets too rich for baby if it's more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis Yeah, the 16 mth old came back taking...

likethis
Yeah, the 16 mth old came back taking a few steps too. It's awesome to see them make progress.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't read too much into it. With all the...

I wouldn't read too much into it. With all the stuff that people have going on during Thanksgiving, they are probably just tuning daycare and work out as blissfully as we tune them out during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Mom2Two
I asked dcm to wake up dcb at 7am-ish each day so...

I asked dcm to wake up dcb at 7am-ish each day so that I could start predicting his schedule. I asked her to write some notes each morning on wake up time, diaper, and feed, so that I had a better...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Mom2Two
Adjusting Back After Thanksgiving

Anyone else feeling like their dck kinda regressed over Thanksgiving?

My dcb1 (hates change, very clingy) was sick before Thanksgiving, so after a week gone, he is back to crying if anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Mom2Two
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-22-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By Mom2Two
Easy Party Meal

I have a family leaving, and I wanted to do a special lunch for them. I ended up doing silver dollar pancakes with mix-ins, and it went well and still met CACFP guidelines.

I did wheat pancakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Mom2Two
Why not start a conversation and do a demo for...

Why not start a conversation and do a demo for dad? Me, being me, would just blurt out about it, like "Okay, this is how these are supposed to work, and you're not supposed to buckle them in with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mom2Two
Our car insurance covers emergency road side...

Our car insurance covers emergency road side service--that maybe patches tires on the spot??? I'm not sure if that's possible tho. Maybe just ask more questions next time.

I've changed tires...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Mom2Two
Not following why the question. I'm not the sole...

Not following why the question. I'm not the sole provider but we do need my income.

As I said, I have more kids enrolled than what I actually want, so the flexibility works for me. Also, most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Mom2Two
Actually, now that I think of it, one of my...

Actually, now that I think of it, one of my part-time families started becoming unbearable part-time this Fall. The mom had told me several different versions of what their routine would be, and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Mom2Two
So I'm one that does charge by attendance, but...

So I'm one that does charge by attendance, but what you are describing would be hard to deal with for sure. I haven't had too much of that happen to me.

How many are you licensed for? If you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Mom2Two
And why on earth is it the one topic that...

And why on earth is it the one topic that Wikipedia has no entry on? The only time that I've ever done a wikipedia search and come up with nothing is when it's a really obscure topic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Mom2Two
Thoughts about Love and Logic?

I've never read it. I am a fan of Jane Nelson and Positive Discipline. But I know that some people are big fans of Love and Logic and there are folk who teach classes on it.

First let me say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Mom2Two
The age of the child would make some difference...

The age of the child would make some difference on what "normal" was.

Just be yourself and if they don't like what you offer, then you'll be better off if they leave, even if it kinda bites. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mom2Two
The milk thing sounds so awesome, especially if...

The milk thing sounds so awesome, especially if you were able to keep your head.

I'm not sure if this will help, but maybe read about passive agressive disorder. A classic sign is agreeing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Mom2Two
Sounds like an assessment is needed. Any chance...

Sounds like an assessment is needed. Any chance he could be diabetic? I don't know anything about diabetes, but a friend's child began having times when he would go catatonic and it turned out to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mom2Two
We've been through super-hard stuff too. 3.5...

We've been through super-hard stuff too. 3.5 years ago I thought we might break up. Most marriages that deal with the type of stuff we've dealt with do break up. It has been really hard work, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Mom2Two
DH is the legal guardian (personal well being)...

DH is the legal guardian (personal well being) and conservator (personal finances) for his mother.

In our state, both of these require detailed annual reports, which are submitted to the courts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Mom2Two
I would probably be direct but positive. Rather...

I would probably be direct but positive. Rather than say "Don't xyz" say what the desired behavior is. So you could just say "Oh these chairs are the place for putting coats on." If a parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mom2Two
It might not be your imagination. In our state...

It might not be your imagination. In our state (Utah), our rules were made by a bunch of law makers. Literally...our daycare rules were made by lawyers. It has taken a long time to slowly get them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mom2Two
If the following are too personal, just say so,...

If the following are too personal, just say so, but what you write has me wondering...

Do you feel like DH values your relationship? Does it bother him how much you are hurting?

Is this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mom2Two
I got the impression that the problem started...

I got the impression that the problem started with the special late pick up times (any and all). The first half of your thread reads just like a situation with one of my families, and they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Mom2Two
For me on colds, my policies say that the child...

For me on colds, my policies say that the child can attend at the very end of a cold. I have a personal rule of thumb that isn't in my policies that says that if I have to wipe their noses more often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Mom2Two
Nooo, you are not the same. I didn't read...

Nooo, you are not the same. I didn't read anything untrue about what you said. Choosing diplomatic wording to communicate a real problem is different than deceiving someone so that they can dump...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-13-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Mom2Two
We're getting a call to action from the NAEYC to...

We're getting a call to action from the NAEYC to call representatives, but it's not clear in their email what the other documentation is, and how bad it would be. No details.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-13-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Mom2Two
K. When will your blog piece be up, Tom? We got...

K. When will your blog piece be up, Tom? We got the following msg forwarded from NAEYC this morning about additional documentation required for the EITC. It's a bit baffling, because the IRS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By Mom2Two
I love this and may use it someday. I wonder...

I love this and may use it someday.

I wonder what this mom/former director is looking for, specifically.

I don't think I've ever been asked to have a parent sit in here. But to me, they get to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By Mom2Two
It sounds like she's a big time extrovert. ...

It sounds like she's a big time extrovert. Strong extroverts can be annoying. I have two that are a little bit that way right now. Dad is in the performing arts, so I can see where they got the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By Mom2Two
You just go right ahead and rock that tone, girl!...

You just go right ahead and rock that tone, girl! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Mom2Two
I think state's rule is six years after...

I think state's rule is six years after disenroll, but I can't remember for sure. I've just kept all mine so far. I guess I'll look it up when I feel like i need to get rid of some.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Mom2Two
ITA :) I was thinking of what to say to the...

ITA :) I was thinking of what to say to the parents, like, "Remember, dcm, we need all the food groups in the right balance, and fruit is just part of one food group."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Mom2Two
In past years we have just not put up the tree...

In past years we have just not put up the tree until we say goodbye to the dck on the last day they're here before Christmas. But it really puts a damper on the season--I love Christmas trees!

We...
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