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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By wonderfullisa
Yes, like that. We have a new (required) weekly...

Yes, like that. We have a new (required) weekly chart with the above categories for every day of the week.
Also, after stressing about this for weeks, I just realised I could google 'large group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By wonderfullisa
Activity Plans for SUTQ

I'm having the worst time wrapping my brain around this form. It seems so easy, I know I just need to write things down. Does anyone have some samples that they could share?
Large group activity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,320
Posted By wonderfullisa
For a while, my one then 1-year old was the only...

For a while, my one then 1-year old was the only 1year old. My food program contact asked if he was only drinking whole milk.
Why, yes... he is. My milk is as whole as it gets. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,195
Posted By wonderfullisa
I like to use this recipe for ornaments. We...

I like to use this recipe for ornaments.
We have done handprints, as well as cookie cutters with snowmen made out of fingerprints. I love how white they are....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By wonderfullisa
We have our dinner at 430pm, as soon as the last...

We have our dinner at 430pm, as soon as the last batch of school kids arrive. They don't always eat much, but I always offer. Helps the reimbursement a lot!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By wonderfullisa
Q about Garnishments, Ohio

I had a family that I took to Small Claims Court and won. I'm ready to file a garnishment, but haven't figured out if I need to do one for wages or a bank account.
I, naively, was thinking that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By wonderfullisa
Hopefully Frigidaire ends up with one. :(

Hopefully Frigidaire ends up with one. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,509
Posted By wonderfullisa
A newly-3yo was telling me how her daddy said she...

A newly-3yo was telling me how her daddy said she is good at fishing.
However, what came out starting with a B! It took me quite a while to figure that one out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By wonderfullisa
Yeah, when you are Tier 1, it can be a nice...

Yeah, when you are Tier 1, it can be a nice amount. You have to do a little bit of work for it, but I can click some buttons at the end of my day for 5-10 minutes to get $700+ most months.
I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,018
Posted By wonderfullisa
Do you meal plan and budget out your money? $550...

Do you meal plan and budget out your money? $550 on food and supplies each week sounds awfully high. You either have a leak in expenses (spending more money than you realise on something), or you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By wonderfullisa
I do trim nails. However, I've always had my own...

I do trim nails. However, I've always had my own little ones at home, so I'm already clipping. The first time, I always check to see if they mind. So far, everyone has loved that I help out with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By wonderfullisa
This is an area in which I constantly struggle. ...

This is an area in which I constantly struggle.
My first family (of 3) arrives at 530am, and leaves around 520pm. Sometimes it's closer to 6pm.
My own children begin bedtime at 8pm.
Add in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,008
Posted By wonderfullisa
It is both. They use the same numbers.

It is both. They use the same numbers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By wonderfullisa
My kids are LOVING the penpal thing. They...

My kids are LOVING the penpal thing. They constantly ask if they have new mail.
Thanks, again, for setting things up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By wonderfullisa
My DCKids are here til 515-530pm most weekdays...

My DCKids are here til 515-530pm most weekdays (weekend kids leave just after 2pm, thank goodness!). We eat dinner together at 4:45pm.
Most of the time, I just make enough for my husband to eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By wonderfullisa
Ah, yes. That makes a huge difference. My own are...

Ah, yes. That makes a huge difference. My own are 9, 5, and 1, so a zoo membership was already on my radar. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,740
Posted By wonderfullisa
Still looking for mine, but all of these positive...

Still looking for mine, but all of these positive reviews have me excited!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By wonderfullisa
I don't have the car space to go with more than 2...

I don't have the car space to go with more than 2 extras, anyhow, so I went ahead and bought the Family+ membership. We were able to use it last week, when one family was away for the week. We had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,740
Posted By wonderfullisa
Im excited to get mail! Will be looking for it.

Im excited to get mail! Will be looking for it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By wonderfullisa
I just made a VERY basic spreadsheet to track my...

I just made a VERY basic spreadsheet to track my hours and meals.
For the meals, one side lists the total meals served (this is higher than my reimbursed meals, so I cant just use that), and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By wonderfullisa
I already use a program for my personal budget...

I already use a program for my personal budget (ynab, youneedabudget.com), so entering receipts hasn't been a challenge for me. I just put them in my 'daycare' category if they are 100%, then run my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By wonderfullisa
Just this morning, I had my first small claims...

Just this morning, I had my first small claims court appearance. I was horribly nervous. She didn't even show.
The initial filing was $30.
I have to give her 30 days to pay, and then I can file a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By wonderfullisa
our floor

our floor
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By wonderfullisa
We have the same mats. It works great for us. The...

We have the same mats. It works great for us. The dining area is only laminate, so there is a zero tolerance policy on playing, there. The playroom is wall to wall mats. We do a lot of somersault...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By wonderfullisa
It's only temporary, but school agers are needing...

It's only temporary, but school agers are needing care for the summers. Im having to turn away people, now, but it took time to get this way. I was a cold start. Only had one child for about 6 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,261
Posted By wonderfullisa
She's been with you for 2/3rd of her life? Maybe...

She's been with you for 2/3rd of her life? Maybe the sibling issue is your pregnancy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By wonderfullisa
I did very similiarly to Miss A. They all knew my...

I did very similiarly to Miss A. They all knew my due date, but I emphasized that it could be sooner or later. My plan was also for 2 weeks off, unpaid. I'd have liked longer, but didn't want them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have moved twice in the last 2 years (I'm done,...

I have moved twice in the last 2 years (I'm done, now, I swear!).
The first move was about 5 miles. I lost one family. I had moved to a more desirable neighborhood for daycare, so they were easily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,985
Posted By wonderfullisa
When I first started, I only used care.com and...

When I first started, I only used care.com and sittercity.com.
It took a good year or two to find my way. Now I'm completely full, and have a wait list. Occasionally I post on local FB groups. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By wonderfullisa
In the bottom left, click on Options, then...

In the bottom left, click on Options, then Teacher, then Invite Families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By wonderfullisa
Yes, there is an option to print off a code for...

Yes, there is an option to print off a code for them, or email it directly to the parents, if you have their email address. Let me go see where it is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By wonderfullisa
I would say that more important than a supportive...

I would say that more important than a supportive spouse for income is a realistic, livable budget.

Having a plan for all of your money can be life-changing. For me, it was a program called YNAB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By wonderfullisa
I usually read without looking at the name of the...

I usually read without looking at the name of the poster.

I started in and thought, sounds a lot like MY state! Because it is. :)
Unless they changed things, if you have enough towels for single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have been breastfeeding some child (lol) for...

I have been breastfeeding some child (lol) for the entire time since I began in jan2012. Oh, not the very end of the last pregnancy, but otherwise, yes.
In the beginning, I let parents know that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,417
Posted By wonderfullisa
Every other weekend I have 2-3 dropped off my...

Every other weekend I have 2-3 dropped off my 530am. They are 5-9yrs old. The first day, I asked them if they go back to sleep (hoping). They smiled and said, "nope! once we are up, we're up!" And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,535
Posted By wonderfullisa
Messaging you! Wasn't on for a few days. :)

Messaging you! Wasn't on for a few days. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,535
Posted By wonderfullisa
I picture it as a once or twice a month activity....

I picture it as a once or twice a month activity.

Of course, I am biased, because I have some every-other-weekend kids who would really enjoy this. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,535
Posted By wonderfullisa
I would also love to participate! We have ...

I would also love to participate!
We have
3.5yo boy (pics, not words)
5yo girl
two 8yo girls
two 9yo girls
10yo girl
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,576
Posted By wonderfullisa
I didn't realise that Ohio didn't allow us to...

I didn't realise that Ohio didn't allow us to charge the difference. Then again, in my county, I was able to RAISE my rates by charging the JFS max.
Because of this, I hadn't looked into those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By wonderfullisa
Regarding giving you notice by an early morning...

Regarding giving you notice by an early morning text, I tell all of my families that a text should not be considered "read" until I reply to them. I will always send something back so they know I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By wonderfullisa
When I first started out, I lived in a bitty <800...

When I first started out, I lived in a bitty <800 sqft home. It wasn't ideal, but it worked. I had up to 6 children.

Now we have a home with a walk out basement. I use the basement, only, for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,183
Posted By wonderfullisa
I don't use separate, being home based. So many...

I don't use separate, being home based. So many of my expenses are shared. I use ynab (youneedabudget.com) to track all of my spending, so that is where i categorize things.
However, if I were to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By wonderfullisa
I dont think im brave enough to take 4 extras to...

I dont think im brave enough to take 4 extras to the zoo (in addition to my own), so this would still work for me. Perhaps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By wonderfullisa
I've considered getting a Columbus Zoo Family...

I've considered getting a Columbus Zoo Family Plus membership, but the drive and my current enrollment ages persuade me to wait.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By wonderfullisa
www.Ting.com We switched to them 3-4 years...

www.Ting.com

We switched to them 3-4 years ago, when they were brand new. We pay under $40, total, for 2 smartphones. With wifi, I almost never use any data.
I added my parents, and the total for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,126
Posted By wonderfullisa
Such an interesting, albeit old, thread. As a...

Such an interesting, albeit old, thread.
As a child, I continued to shower with my sister til we were both in high school. We were best friends, and only had a one bathroom house.
As a mother, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,876
Posted By wonderfullisa
You are making me dread my first 'new' inspection...

You are making me dread my first 'new' inspection (also in Ohio)!
My daycare dishwasher is only ran once a day, right after closing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By wonderfullisa
My own precocious children took care of this by...

My own precocious children took care of this by announcing to everyone they saw THE DAY I TOOK THE PREGNANCY TEST! Thank goodness I'm already an early announcer.
And I agree, if you don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By wonderfullisa
Yeah, you only can claim your own children if...

Yeah, you only can claim your own children if your household meets the income guidelines. I have three children, and the extra reimbursement money really helps.
I just give mine a copy of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have a Nautilus. It's ok. I LOVE my Harmony...

I have a Nautilus. It's ok. I LOVE my Harmony Defender. It's narrower, harnesses longer, and is under $100.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By wonderfullisa
Oh, thank you! :)

Oh, thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By wonderfullisa
I thought so, as well. I have a friend in a...

I thought so, as well.
I have a friend in a different state who was reimbursed for breastfeeding her son. Thrusday, my food program people came by, and I asked her a question about adding my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By wonderfullisa
Q about Food Program and breastfeeding

I just had my son in January. With the increase in family size, I think my own children will be eligible for reimbursement. I know that if a dcFamily is bringing breastmilk, we get paid.
Do I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,542
Posted By wonderfullisa
regarding that particular position

Someone asked if the child standing while the mom sat was a normal position.

First, I would say that there is no 'normal', per se.
However, for me, it would not be. A child who is standing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By wonderfullisa
I'm in Ohio. I make it clear at the interview...

I'm in Ohio.
I make it clear at the interview that they must attend for their min hours (so my PT girl comes 7+ hours a week, even if they didn't need to use me that week). Also, if they have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By wonderfullisa
I do a layer or two of Mod Podge. No aerosol,...

I do a layer or two of Mod Podge. No aerosol, dries quickly. I like how much smoother they feel versus the unfinished.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By wonderfullisa
Agreed. You offered to return it, she declined....

Agreed. You offered to return it, she declined. Accept and say thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,694
Posted By wonderfullisa
Congrats! I'm 29w pregnant with my third,...

Congrats!

I'm 29w pregnant with my third, but it's the first I've had since I started this career.
I'm never able to hold it in; I told family the first day, and my 7yo took care of telling every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,660
Posted By wonderfullisa
Holy moly! It's insane the differences in...

Holy moly!
It's insane the differences in areas. Where I am, I actually was able to raise my rates to match what the state pays.
(I will also admit that I started out as a sahm who didn't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By wonderfullisa
My almost four year old still breastfeeds at...

My almost four year old still breastfeeds at bedtime a few nights a week. I'm pregnant and it's starting to hurt, so I'm cutting those back a lot.

I actually tried to get my first to take a paci,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By wonderfullisa
No one wants to have a baby on the front lawn....

No one wants to have a baby on the front lawn. Just stay inside, on your bed. :D
That's where I'll be having my 3rd (first while in fcc) in February 2015. Undecided on how much time to take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By wonderfullisa
Are you wanting to be state licensed, or only...

Are you wanting to be state licensed, or only private? In Ohio you can watch up to 6 children (not counting your own who are 6 or older) without a license.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,620
Posted By wonderfullisa
In a lighthearted way, not a debbie downer, we've...

In a lighthearted way, not a debbie downer, we've been in the 'not preventing' mode since our almost 4 yo was born.
It's definitely a little early to worry about 1-2 weeks. ;)
I hope you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By wonderfullisa
My beautiful (declawed) Kelsey-kitty brought to...

My beautiful (declawed) Kelsey-kitty brought to me in my bedroom a live rabbit. Thanks, Kels.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,156
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have a family who asked to pay more (um.....

I have a family who asked to pay more (um.. sure?!). She has also offered to bring me things when I'm sick, and volunteered her husband to help with our move this coming weekend. ;)
Last month I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,603
Posted By wonderfullisa
Is the Child Dev 101 a new rule? I was just...

Is the Child Dev 101 a new rule? I was just certified last summer (now licensed in Jan) and did not have to take this.
Also, even in June I was told that the purpose of certification was to care...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,472
Posted By wonderfullisa
Oh, thank you!

Oh, thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,472
Posted By wonderfullisa
A/C Window Unit Q

My eyes have glazed over from learning taxes (first year).

Can anyone tell me how many years I depreciate an a/c window unit? The book specified for central air, so I'm thinking 7yr, but don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,931
Posted By wonderfullisa
Because you can do both. You can still claim the...

Because you can do both. You can still claim the deductions of the tier 1 level at the end of the year.
You should do that, regardless.
On the food program, you also get more income through the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By wonderfullisa
http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Easy-Craft-Clay.h...

http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Easy-Craft-Clay.html


I've used this the last two years. Cover in ModgePodge and it stays pretty and white.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 27,374
Posted By wonderfullisa
As a fcc who often has a very full lap at...

As a fcc who often has a very full lap at naptime, this explains a lot of my reasoning. But don't get me wrong.. I love that my newest dcb can just be laid down in a pnp and will go to sleep. But my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By wonderfullisa
Sigh... My first family let me know last week...

Sigh...
My first family let me know last week that they will be moving out of state in July. I've already cried about it more than once. She was my first, and she'll always have a place in my heart....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By wonderfullisa
Very Specific CACFP Site Question

On the main page, under the colorful rainbow of "What would you like to do?" there is a box that says "Missing items" with some codes below.
Are those areas where my meals were lacking?

It says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,553
Posted By wonderfullisa
I voted paperwork, but it's (I hope!) mainly...

I voted paperwork, but it's (I hope!) mainly because I'm new. Just became serious about things in January, certified in June, joined CACFP last week.
Now if only I could find my daycare tax book I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,744
Posted By wonderfullisa
1. Live in a school attendance area where at...

1. Live in a school attendance area where at least 50% or more of the enrolled children are eligible for a free or reduced priced lunch. If tiered by this method your tier will stay in place for five...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,620
Posted By wonderfullisa
I literally signed up yesterday, and have spent...

I literally signed up yesterday, and have spent the morning flipping through my handbook.
Really? Coffee cake and corn dogs are reimbursable? If I ensure that my CAKE has 1/8 cup of fruit in it, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,744
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have a person coming tomorrow morning to help...

I have a person coming tomorrow morning to help me get started. :)
We should also be Tier One, thanks to this lovely neighborhood. ;)
Starting the 27th, I'll have dcks here 7 days a week (minus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,247
Posted By wonderfullisa
It wouldn't bother me in the slightest. While...

It wouldn't bother me in the slightest.
While he's all traditional boy most of the time, my 2yo dcb loves dressing up with the girls in princess dresses. I keep meaning to check with him mom about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,169
Posted By wonderfullisa
Regarding the lack of injuries to the nose.. if...

Regarding the lack of injuries to the nose..
if she tumbled out of the open window of the door, it's possible that her legs resting on the open frame kept her so that only the forehead took the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,697
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have two. One is in first grade, the other...

I have two. One is in first grade, the other still home with me. Probably no more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,370
Posted By wonderfullisa
We save the occasional kid movie for 'off' days....

We save the occasional kid movie for 'off' days. Sometimes it's the children who are off, sometimes it's me. :D We never watch traditional TV. I have an antenna hooked up, but only for the Olympics. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2013, 06:00 AM
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Views: 900
Posted By wonderfullisa
I'm a professional Type B in Ohio (the prof just...

I'm a professional Type B in Ohio (the prof just means I'm licensed).
Thanks for the reminder; I need to call and get set up for the food program. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,723
Posted By wonderfullisa
As someone else verified, yes, in my state you...

As someone else verified, yes, in my state you are allowed to smoke in your home, just not when open. I don't think it equates to drinking a beer at all. Drinking a beer does not cause adverse health...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,723
Posted By wonderfullisa
I have never smoked. If I interview a family and...

I have never smoked. If I interview a family and they smell of smoke, I won't take them. Honestly, I think it's ridiculous that licensed providers in my state are allowed to smoke in the home at all....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,333
Posted By wonderfullisa
When my eldest was in preschool, they provided a...

When my eldest was in preschool, they provided a bus.
In kindergarten, we were in the walking zone. Morning drop offs weren't too bad; I had carseats for the extras and we just dropped her off....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By wonderfullisa
I start with 5 slots (well, 6, but I have my own...

I start with 5 slots (well, 6, but I have my own 2yo).

one 2yo FT
one 2yo PT
one 1yo PT

and I have an interview Friday for a FT 1yo. If we agree, I will consider myself good. I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By wonderfullisa
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-S...

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/How-to-Apply-for-an-EIN
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,450
Posted By wonderfullisa
My soul hurts for all of the paper plate usage....

My soul hurts for all of the paper plate usage. lol. Ok, that might be a stretch.

But really, in our house, we only use real plates. I have a container of foam plates my mother gave me to help out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,635
Posted By wonderfullisa
According to my licensing specialist, your own...

According to my licensing specialist, your own 9yo does not count in your numbers. Until 3 weeks ago, i was also unlicensed in Ohio.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,337
Posted By wonderfullisa
Well, I did see that this is old, but still...

Well, I did see that this is old, but still wanted to reply. I'm not close enough to be any competition, but am not terribly far away from you. My current family lives in Hilliard, but they'll be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By wonderfullisa
My own 2.5 year old still loves to nap in hers....

My own 2.5 year old still loves to nap in hers. Is there a safety issue I'm not aware of with them?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,521
Posted By wonderfullisa
I, too, know that this is a very old thread, but...

I, too, know that this is a very old thread, but it was recently linked.
I am extremely pro-breastfeeding. My nearly three year old still BFs to sleep for nap and bed, and usually first thing and...
Forum: Curriculum 03-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,100
Posted By wonderfullisa
This (https://www.youtube.com/user/KidsTV123) is...

This (https://www.youtube.com/user/KidsTV123) is my favourite place. I love that the music actually sounds nice. Some of the children's music drives me crazy!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By wonderfullisa
Thanks for the guidance. :) One of my current...

Thanks for the guidance. :)
One of my current families just told me that she qualifies for JFS assistance, so she's very anxious for me to get certified. Their family is less than stable, so I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By wonderfullisa
Sometimes when I bored, I like to write them and...

Sometimes when I bored, I like to write them and start off like I fell for it, then change my tone and wish them luck elsewhere. :D
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-03-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By wonderfullisa
I was leaning that way. Someone else told me they...

I was leaning that way. Someone else told me they thought that some of the classes you had to have a sponsor to enroll. I'll definitely be calling JFS in the morning. :)
Sadly, JFS pays a lot more...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-03-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By wonderfullisa
Many. I tend to get stuck on the little details. ...

Many. I tend to get stuck on the little details.
This morning I've been trying to find out details on getting the classes for certification. I have not yet talked with my local JFS, and I know I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By wonderfullisa
Working on Type B in Ohio

Hello! I'm making the switch from casual sitter to licensed home day care. I'm in Ohio, and currently am just a legally unlicensed provider. I'm working on devouring some Tom Copeland books and this...
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