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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Josiegirl
Short and sweet leaves no room for manipulation...

Short and sweet leaves no room for manipulation or trying to make you feel guilted into changing your mind. Just tell them your dc no longer meets their child's needs. It could be he needs to be in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Josiegirl
Well yeh! Gritty sand, pine needle snow and nose...

Well yeh! Gritty sand, pine needle snow and nose boogers beat out fresh broccoli any day, ya know. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 743
Posted By Josiegirl
Way to bring the spirit of the season to the...

Way to bring the spirit of the season to the forum.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Josiegirl
I wonder why that is?? I'm just curious is all....

I wonder why that is?? I'm just curious is all. My SIL did that with her son, well into his 4's and I had just never seen anyone else do that before. It definitely wasn't a culture thing with her;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, never thought of that. :) That might be...

Hmmm, never thought of that. :) That might be something I could do occasionally. Cool idea :)



I might have to do that; hard to find clean snow near by unless I take a walk. There is a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Josiegirl
Eating Snow

I have 2 toddlers who will not stop eating snow, no matter what I try. I feel like I've tried everything except duct taping their mouths. :ouch: I have pine needles everywhere, and 2 dogs. Do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Josiegirl
Yikes! That's scary! Yes, accidents do...

Yikes! That's scary!

Yes, accidents do happen. They teach us to be more vigilant in the future; so glad you've kept the lines of communication open with the parents OP!! Time to forgive yourself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 416
Posted By Josiegirl
Not sure what her goal is but hasn't she ever...

Not sure what her goal is but hasn't she ever heard of the old TV show 'Kids say the darndest things?' Lol
I once had a 3 yo dcb who told dcm every day that I fed him bread and water.:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Josiegirl
While I would view it as disrespectful too, I'd...

While I would view it as disrespectful too, I'd rather know beforehand than be hit with the news at the 2 week withdrawal notice, KWIM? I don't think parents have a clue what it feels like to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 743
Posted By Josiegirl
Keeping in my idea list for next year!

Keeping in my idea list for next year!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Josiegirl
That is odd to me too. If she's been licensed for...

That is odd to me too. If she's been licensed for 7 years, she should have policies to give to the dcfs. When I first started out, 37 years ago, I had nothing like that but times have changed. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 743
Posted By Josiegirl
The dcks painted jars and then painted their hand...

The dcks painted jars and then painted their hand prints to make Santas on the jars. I'm going to spray them with clear sealer one of these nights and they'll fill the jars with Peanut Butter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Josiegirl
Same answer here. I've had such gross green snot...

Same answer here. I've had such gross green snot noses come through here but the dck is fine otherwise. I feel certain kids are prone to them for some reason. Bugs me because they're so gross and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, even without the resulting death, that baby...

Yes, even without the resulting death, that baby having cocaine in her system from a drug addicted mother, is cause enough for her to do jail time, IMO.
Losing a child is definitely a lifelong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Josiegirl
I've come to agree with you and others who showed...

I've come to agree with you and others who showed me this side. I shouldn't go out of my way to worry about everyone getting the same thing; there are so many other times I don't, so why does this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Josiegirl
I thought of that but this family seems SO nice...

I thought of that but this family seems SO nice to work with in every other way. They even offered to correlate their ds's menu with my own to prevent the problem of dcks wanting something they don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Josiegirl
What is your area looking like as far as getting...

What is your area looking like as far as getting calls for preschoolers? I know around here, home providers mostly just get infant inquiries because so many places now offer "preschool" that it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Josiegirl
Just Thinking Out Loud Here

And maybe you can help me. :)
Just met with a very sweet nice family with an adorable happy little 2 1/2 yo boy. He'd come 3 days a week. There's nothing written up by a dr. but the parents prefer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly my first thought.

Exactly my first thought.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Josiegirl
Totally agree! After reading the reply they gave...

Totally agree! After reading the reply they gave here and in another topic last night, about explaining why dcs charge for time off, I was thinking....wow, if only more parents felt this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Josiegirl
Great idea! I'm sorry you're going through...

Great idea!
I'm sorry you're going through this. :( When we think of unemployment insurance, most people probably only think of corporations and big biz, not a self employed small business owner. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Josiegirl
In the baby swing most of the time and slept in...

In the baby swing most of the time and slept in it at night too? There's your issue right there. :rolleyes: Honestly? If it were me, I'd give the parents an ultimatum of working on safe sleep and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By Josiegirl
Very scary reading about such close calls. :( I'm...

Very scary reading about such close calls. :( I'm glad all of you and your families are safe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope everything is okay with him! We don't have...

I hope everything is okay with him! We don't have uber around here but taxis would be available, for times like this.
Please try not to worry about your dcps. They need to be understanding in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Josiegirl
But CH, while I agree with you in the traditional...

But CH, while I agree with you in the traditional sense, many women are the main bread winners now and the man can choose to be at home. There are lots of ways to get out from under the need for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
This vent is OT but grrr. Maybe the season is...

This vent is OT but grrr. Maybe the season is turning me into an ole grouch now. I've ordered probably 100 things off amazon this year and every single order has been done right. Not one problem or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, things are outrageously expensive. BUT maybe...

Yes, things are outrageously expensive. BUT maybe we don't need to live with as much as we choose to these days either. Mike's right, our choice of lifestyle is what gets costly. There are ways to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Josiegirl
I understand when dcps need to drop off their...

I understand when dcps need to drop off their kids when they are sick themselves. It happens often. But I did have 1 dcd who dropped off a dd from school and gave his other dd hugs/kisses while he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, you've had some winners. :( Over the...

Wow, you've had some winners. :(

Over the years I've had situations where I should've termed right on the spot but kept second-guessing myself and hung in there. But you can bet that when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha usually we just clap or do a little potty...

Haha usually we just clap or do a little potty dance or something, but wow, you all get to go to Chuck e Cheese??:D It's like the tooth fairy used to give shiny dimes and now she hands out 5-10...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-30-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,350
Posted By Josiegirl
Darn, missed the drama. That's what I get for...

Darn, missed the drama. That's what I get for playing in the snow all morning.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Does dcm realize what a wimpy parent that makes...

Does dcm realize what a wimpy parent that makes her out to be?? Dcm, your ds will be such a joy to be around when he hits his teenage years:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By Josiegirl
The one case that I remember was a dcf with 3...

The one case that I remember was a dcf with 3 brothers, ages 5, 7 and 9. I got along great with the 7 yo. The 9 yo was terribly disrespectful and the 5 yo refused to do anything, would poop his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Josiegirl
Interview for a PT DCK

I'm meeting this weekend with a dcf who needs PT care. Normally I tell people I'm only taking FT clients. But this woman sounded very nice over the phone and the age of the little boy is perfect. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to attend things, birthday parties, dance...

I used to attend things, birthday parties, dance recitals, Christmas shows at schools, etc. I'm such an extreme introvert and felt awkward at all those events. Now I stay in my own comfort zone and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Josiegirl
Years ago I stupidly took that risk many times....

Years ago I stupidly took that risk many times. Thankfully the rules weren't as stringent as they are now because the only thing that would've happened was they would've had me call dcps for pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,582
Posted By Josiegirl
Walking out the door this morning, it's not quite...

Walking out the door this morning, it's not quite 5 a.m., and it's been snowing that gorgeous white sticky snow that clings to everything. I live on a hill near lots of trees and a big field by a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,582
Posted By Josiegirl
My state licensor showed up today at 1:00. She's...

My state licensor showed up today at 1:00. She's new to this job but used to work for our local Resource and Referral Office so I've visited with her several times in other ways. She helped me a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Basically, because she can. Lol I've made the...

Basically, because she can. Lol I've made the huge mistake of allowing it to happen. :( That's why I need to pick a date(New Year is a good time, right?)and have everyone sign a new contract. She has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
I completely agree with making people work, in...

I completely agree with making people work, in some form or fashion, if they're on assistance, and qualify for childcare subsidy. Because you just know they're(or most anyways) going to use every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
Have GOT to find my backbone. :(:mad: This dear...

Have GOT to find my backbone. :(:mad:
This dear sweet dcm.....:( and it's my own fault for not talking about it with her, face to face, a long time ago. Her contracted hours are until 4:45. After a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm beginning to dislike clothes for little ones...

I'm beginning to dislike clothes for little ones with a ton of snaps. :mad: Kids aren't always cooperative about having their diapers changed and then when you have to deal with a dozen snaps to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Josiegirl
I was at 105 a week for many years then found out...

I was at 105 a week for many years then found out the going rate for home dcs was 125-135.:eek: What I did was send home a newsletter explaining my planned rate increase and the reasons for it. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Josiegirl
My very first dcf was a friend from my previous...

My very first dcf was a friend from my previous job. She had 2 boys, 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, and told me right off the bat, 'I can only afford 40 a week, for both of them, total'.:eek: And she would bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Josiegirl
I can't think of anything else; what a couple of...

I can't think of anything else; what a couple of brats!! Maybe go to the principal and explain the dilemma, see what they say. Maybe they'll talk with the parents and hold the kids after school until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. The internet can be a place to hide behind...

Yep. The internet can be a place to hide behind bullying, stirring the pot, all kinds of negative things. That poster might very well be frustrated and have a different opinion BUT hiding behind the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Josiegirl
Every single workshop I've ever taken, concerning...

Every single workshop I've ever taken, concerning the dc biz, tells us to charge 52 weeks a year. Ask Tom Copeland; pretty certain that would be his recommendation as well.
Don't know if you're a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Omg
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
Send 11 yo upstairs to help mama. :ouch: Maybe...

Send 11 yo upstairs to help mama. :ouch:
Maybe you need to send the mama out for a 50# box of chocolate.:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By Josiegirl
With What Issues Are You the Weakest?

We all have our strong points when we don't back down and I know some of you have strong backbones in every aspect of your business. But what about those of you who do give an inch, in what areas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Josiegirl
I watched my 5 yo dcg leave my house at 5...

I watched my 5 yo dcg leave my house at 5 tonight, just all beside herself, because she was overtired. Having the biggest fit I've ever seen, even though she has had many tantrums. And she'd been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, clearly your first mistake was letting her...

Well, clearly your first mistake was letting her eat that hazelnut chocolate bar. I would've scarfed that thing away and eaten it myself. :ouch:
Does this dcg speak English and understand well? Is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Josiegirl
Stay strong! I wish I had your backbone; I'd be...

Stay strong! I wish I had your backbone; I'd be too weak to carry through with this but think you are definitely doing the right thing! It's all written down and documented; too bad he didn't read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Josiegirl
likethis You need this!! And please don't worry...

likethis You need this!! And please don't worry about what the parents will say to you; you've got to think of the group and what's best for them(and YOU). Sounds like this might be it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my, you actually say no to the child?? :ouch: ...

Oh my, you actually say no to the child?? :ouch:
I have a 2 yo(birthday was Sept.) whose favorite thing now is to scream when she can't get what she wants. At lunch today, I'd made enough brown rice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
All of this without coffee first??!!:eek: Hope...

All of this without coffee first??!!:eek:
Hope your fish get a new home soon and your rug dries!! Not a good way to start your day.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Josiegirl
Biggest daycare issue? Things that are affecting...

Biggest daycare issue? Things that are affecting the kids such as lack of sleep, non-parenting parents, parents who are in denial.
Current dcm is in complete denial about her ds's behavior. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
I didn't think they did either but I know PT dc...

I didn't think they did either but I know PT dc is 1-25 hrs., anything over 25 hrs is ft. So she probably has some loophole such as job searching? I don't know. She can use up to 25 hrs. and have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Josiegirl
I've also heard the ghost babies crying when...

I've also heard the ghost babies crying when nobody is here. :) As far as dreams, I have dreams about the different kids but not in the dc setting, if that makes sense.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree except if they do re-enroll, I would...

I agree except if they do re-enroll, I would charge them the enrollment fee. :) They're choosing to leave(basically that's what they're doing) and might not even return.
I'd also fill the spot if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, I'd be done with this guy now. You've given...

Yep, I'd be done with this guy now. You've given a great effort, by the sounds of it, but he's a bad accident waiting to happen. When chairs start flying, it's time. Think of the safety of all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
After reading about some of your situations, all...

After reading about some of your situations, all I can say is UGH. Some parents are so spoiled, selfish and entitled. Producing a generation of insecure, unloved(or feeling unloved AND...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
I was told about a mom who keeps popping out...

I was told about a mom who keeps popping out kids, she has 5 at current count. She doesn't work, sends every one of her kids to dc, state paid. People who know how to use and abuse the system, will....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Josiegirl
Preschoolers can be a challenging...

Preschoolers can be a challenging group.:rolleyes: Could it be the way the room is set up? The different activities that are offered? Are themes used? Search pinterest for ideas on classroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Josiegirl
Phew, glad I'm not the only odd duck here....

Phew, glad I'm not the only odd duck here. :ouch::D I feel validated!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Josiegirl
I thought this was a new drink when I saw the...

I thought this was a new drink when I saw the title. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Josiegirl
All such great ideas!!! Thank you very much! ...

All such great ideas!!! Thank you very much!

First thing I thought when I read your post Baby Beluga, was instead of asking them to touch their nose, I tell them they could get a chocolate chip....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Josiegirl
I usually bake them something but last year I...

I usually bake them something but last year I didn't even do that. :o:(
I've only got 4 sets of dcps but I couldn't afford to buy them all gifts. I have the dcks make them things, as the PP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Josiegirl
What about seeking out some community projects to...

What about seeking out some community projects to engage your kiddos with? I am in a serious rut now but a couple years ago I was very involved with the dcks, doing lots of local activities. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Josiegirl
Staying Patient

It seems to be getting more challenging for me in my later years. :o:(
I make a huge effort to hold my temper, say things evenly so I'm not raising my voice but when they don't listen, when they're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,731
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad yesterday is in the past. :rolleyes: ...

So glad yesterday is in the past. :rolleyes:
The 4 and 5 yos had a full day here and it was chaos from the moment they entered till the moment they left. On top of that, it always affects naps for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Josiegirl
Playing tag with moving cars?? WTH is wrong with...

Playing tag with moving cars?? WTH is wrong with people? They're in constant denial that something will happen until it does, then they'll likely find fault with everybody else EXCEPT themselves!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly what I was thinking!

Exactly what I was thinking!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Josiegirl
If she's new to the country, maybe she just has...

If she's new to the country, maybe she just has no clue?? No excuse really if she's read the policies.:rolleyes: I think I'd suggest a sit-down conversation with her just so she's perfectly clear on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 198,179
Posted By Josiegirl
And I wonder why 2 yo dcg hasn't fallen asleep...

And I wonder why 2 yo dcg hasn't fallen asleep yet.:rolleyes:
I thought she had pooped so I went to get a diaper and change her. I happened to look out our front window and there were 15 turkeys at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't do a 2 week deposit either but definitely...

I don't do a 2 week deposit either but definitely think it's a good way to protect yourself in cases such as your 'friend' :rolleyes: With friends like her....right?:mad:
I hope she comes through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By Josiegirl
likethislikethislikethislovethis

likethislikethislikethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 533
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I completely agree! And for those who shop...

Oh I completely agree! And for those who shop sales(yard, garage or otherwise lol). We used to get free 'fun for dc money' to spend but it had to be spent through Lakeshore. LS can be nice, but IMO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Josiegirl
"The sarcasm from those that may not agree or...

"The sarcasm from those that may not agree or even begin to understand the effort providers invest deeply into teaching their DCK's is a perfect example of someone raised to think they are some how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 533
Posted By Josiegirl
I just have a small light table that sits right...

I just have a small light table that sits right on the floor, and a toddler set of things to go with it. But I looked on pinterest and the ideas you can find are simply amazing. It's like most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy Belated Birthday Mike!! Sounds like it was...

Happy Belated Birthday Mike!! Sounds like it was yummy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy 1/2 a century + 1 day old BC!!!!! :hug: ...

Happy 1/2 a century + 1 day old BC!!!!! :hug:

Today hasn't been too bad but then mine are all little so I don't think the parents indulge them in too much sugar. However, my day will most likely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, hopefully the crap part of your week is over...

Ugh, hopefully the crap part of your week is over with and it's all smooth from now til the new year. :ouch:
I swear some days are like that, 1 thing after another where you just want to throw in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Josiegirl
I've done this before. But in the past, I opened...

I've done this before. But in the past, I opened my mouth and told a misbehaving dcb he'd miss out on cupcakes at snack time if he didn't change his behavior around. So once I said that, I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Josiegirl
I guess if I had older dcks during the day I...

I guess if I had older dcks during the day I might do things a little differently but at the moment, mine are 2 and under. I let them just play with whatever and wherever they prefer. I have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By Josiegirl
Now that we're all in agreement about peanut...

Now that we're all in agreement about peanut butter(and it's a good thing too!!!!)I have to say I always felt weird telling dcks that I love them. And there are definitely some from my past I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, not much going on here either; 2 and under...

Yep, not much going on here either; 2 and under except from 3:00 on and I bet they'll be picked up a little bit early. I hope. :)
Just special treats at snack, balloons, a couple super simple games...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol Planning ahead is always a good idea. I'll be...

Lol Planning ahead is always a good idea. I'll be serving candy for snack on Thursday. :ouch:
Hah, who am I kidding. Whatever I don't give to trick or treaters, I'm sure won't last long.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
We had chicken, corn muffins, broccoli, red...

We had chicken, corn muffins, broccoli, red pepper strips, mandarin oranges and milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Josiegirl
How Do Parents Do It?

Thinking about trust issues in choosing child care for their most precious little people in the whole world. I could never have done it back when I was a new mom. :confused: Tiny little beings with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By Josiegirl
We try to get outside at least 2x a day; lately...

We try to get outside at least 2x a day; lately it's been from 9:00-9:30, then 11:00-11:30(been eating lunch really early), then last time from 3:15-4:00. We won't be doing that when snow flies for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Josiegirl
You're right. It IS the parents' responsibility...

You're right. It IS the parents' responsibility but it isn't the child's fault their parents are lazy, selfish, more worried about looking perfect for work than feeding their child, etc., etc. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh yes, it's in my handbook as days off; whether...

Oh yes, it's in my handbook as days off; whether or not they all took note who knows.:rolleyes: Have to do another note home anyways, to let dcps know of my upcoming schedule, going into the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Josiegirl
True I'd be doing most of the work but 3 of my 5...

True I'd be doing most of the work but 3 of my 5 dcks are 2 and under anyways so most likely any project we do will be finished by me. :o I like the idea of putting treats made by the kiddos, inside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By Josiegirl
I think, in this day and age and with media...

I think, in this day and age and with media shouting out all the evils of home dc :rolleyes: a parent cannot be too careful. BUT this is our home and we do deserve privacy. Maybe it's time for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Josiegirl
These Are Cute! Christmas Idea

https://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Christmas-Ideas/Handprint-Santa-Mason-Jars

What do you think of dcks making these for their parents?
In the past we've done tons of ornaments with hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok, maybe I'm different but I would never swaddle...

Ok, maybe I'm different but I would never swaddle a 9 mo anyways??!! A newborn is a whole different thing; and I don't think I ever even swaddled my own when they were newborns. But a 9 mo? No way....
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-24-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Josiegirl
At the workshop I attended Monday night, an...

At the workshop I attended Monday night, an activity we had to do was go through grocery flyers and pre-plan a day's menu, along with the total cost. I never keep track of portion sizes that I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, Thanksgiving weekend is coming up, and I...

Well, Thanksgiving weekend is coming up, and I just spent 4 days off, being sick, a few weeks ago. :rolleyes: And taking the week of Christmas off; cannot wait to see my own kids!!!! Haven't seen my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I love the idea of a pumpkin in a ziploc bag!

Oh I love the idea of a pumpkin in a ziploc bag!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Josiegirl
I cut white posterboard into a rectangle shape,...

I cut white posterboard into a rectangle shape, let them paint with their hands using orange and black paint. The 2 yo helped me glue on orange and black streamers while I did the 17 mo. for him....
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