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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Cat Herder
Liquefaction and Erosion demonstrations are...

Liquefaction and Erosion demonstrations are always a hit. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish I had a good answer. I'd probably try...

I wish I had a good answer. I'd probably try misting daily with odoban since it is laundry and pet safe.

I got rid of all carpeting years ago in my old home then only looked at homes without. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
Nice. We just received a shipment of new books. I...

Nice. We just received a shipment of new books. I tossed out the pillows, blankets and magnifying glasses. Silence for the win. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still...

Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still raining and dark. Blah.

The DCK's are all in a mood. Three day weekend brings out the drama in them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Cat Herder
:( I am so sorry. Hopefully insurance comes...

:( I am so sorry.

Hopefully insurance comes through quick. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Cat Herder
This is how I have always run. I started with...

This is how I have always run. I started with medically fragile so it was how I minimized the risk of kids getting sick. It is so much easier to manage if you supply everything yourself, one load of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
Next :ouch:

Next :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Cat Herder
I am glad they are safe. It looked so bad.

I am glad they are safe. It looked so bad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
I set them up for 30 minutes after closing during...

I set them up for 30 minutes after closing during the week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Cat Herder
I use KidKare. It does it all. $8 a month.

I use KidKare. It does it all. $8 a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Cat Herder
Glad to hear. :Sunny:

Glad to hear. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Cat Herder
Michigan Providers, Are You OK?

I read about the dam breaks. I hope everyone is safe. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 238,872
Posted By Cat Herder
3-year old stands and announces "I am done...

3-year old stands and announces "I am done playing for today. I want to watch movies, now".

:lol::lol::lol: Nice try. Bonus points for the dramatic wiping sweat off the brow montage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please...

You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please stop coaching him to ask for things he already knows he can't have. You are making us both uncomfortable and taking up valuable time. We have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
This child is still alive, but critical. I was...

This child is still alive, but critical. I was shocked by the whole article. :mad::(

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A 23-year-old woman has been arrested after investigators said she intentionally set her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
I have them stacked neatly a linen cabinet.

I have them stacked neatly a linen cabinet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cat Herder
This link takes you to a list of available and...

This link takes you to a list of available and approved training in California. https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/cddprofdevtrain.asp
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, and I don't mean coming for 8 weeks, free. I...

Oh, and I don't mean coming for 8 weeks, free. I can't work for free and would never expect anyone else to. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Cat Herder
I would meet them halfway. It is what I strive...

I would meet them halfway. It is what I strive for when the change of contract is on my end.

I'd give them the choice of 1) a refund and ending the contract, now or 2) keeping it and coming for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
I just change them into play clothes and change...

I just change them into play clothes and change them back during the last diaper change. After seeing their kids in spare clothing all the time in photos, they finally catch on.

I can't let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Cat Herder
They would have to agree to it. She must have...

They would have to agree to it. She must have traded some other concession for that agreement like extended alimony or the newer car. It would also be very difficult to enforce. Contempt cases of...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-14-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 34,935
Posted By Cat Herder
Personally, I have 6. That is all we are legally...

Personally, I have 6. That is all we are legally allowed to keep in my state. Family Childcare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Cat Herder
Interesting. That is how everyone here feels...

Interesting. That is how everyone here feels about his little brother "Fredo" (Chris). :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Cat Herder
Here it is only within state lines. Red state....

Here it is only within state lines. Red state. Out of state splits transportation.

Why can't you simply tell her the slot is hers as of the 18th if she wants it or you have to give it to the next...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-13-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Cat Herder
Here all meals must be served in the contained...

Here all meals must be served in the contained classrooms, so you may have to get class numbers and cart meals to each room then collect dishes after. Catering style. You may even like it better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm not buying it. She doesn't need permission to...

I'm not buying it. She doesn't need permission to move.

I'd give her until Friday to pay tuition online for next week, then move on. I could care less when her start date would be, only the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Cat Herder
Our 10 person rule just got extended to 20...

Our 10 person rule just got extended to 20 persons. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Cat Herder
My playroom is self-contained and the kids are...

My playroom is self-contained and the kids are behind a locked gate when I run to the restroom, laundry room or kitchen. Infants go into their own gated areas, toddlers and preschoolers have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Cat Herder
It is completely the media. ;) Cuomo is literally...

It is completely the media. ;) Cuomo is literally on our local news every night. It is ridiculous how they portray him.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, masks are for ages 3 and up, if tolerated....

Here, masks are for ages 3 and up, if tolerated. Hint: they don't. :ouch: Mine is up to me once they are inside.

We still meet the "under 10 person rule" so the gloves are not necessary except...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Cat Herder
I think they asked for mine when I enrolled. I...

I think they asked for mine when I enrolled. I assumed they had options for legally unlicensed since they also have nannies. :confused: Not all nannies are licensed, either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Cat Herder
From CDC: Clean and Sanitize Toys Toys...

From CDC:

Clean and Sanitize Toys
Toys that cannot be cleaned and sanitized should not be used.
Toys that children have placed in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated by body...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Cat Herder
Here, employers can begin replacing employees who...

Here, employers can begin replacing employees who don't return to work in two days. Unless the Governor extends again, which no one expects, parents will have to go back to work. Most places have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Cat Herder
Daycare was declared essential on the first day...

Daycare was declared essential on the first day here so I never closed. It hasn't really been difficult in any way.

I understand the fear, but the reality just has not been that. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
I put away all dress-up clothes, wooden toys,...

I put away all dress-up clothes, wooden toys, soft toys, cloth books, play rugs and all soft seating options. I kept out all submersibles. likethis

We play in rotations with each set of toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, that sounds like fun. See you back in two...

Oh, that sounds like fun. See you back in two weeks. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been asked to before, but I really don't...

I have been asked to before, but I really don't want to deal with employee issues. I would make a terrible boss. I already know that about me. :o I have zero patience with procrastination or minimal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
I have added seventeen families to my waitlist...

I have added seventeen families to my waitlist just this week. :eek: This is nuts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
Smart. :Sunny: It is simply too much. It...

Smart. :Sunny:

It is simply too much. It almost ignores the value of actual hands-on care, altogether. We know the pyramid. Spending 50 hours a week in non-parental care, with a group, does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Cat Herder
There seems to be a baby boom coming from my...

There seems to be a baby boom coming from my group after this, so more job security? :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes, it does. And we all know burnout,...

Yes, it does. And we all know burnout, unresolved, can lead to child abuse. This isn't rocket science or even new information. I won't miss any of it. I am looking forward to having fun, again. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: or my favorite: "Please submit your...

:lol::lol: or my favorite: "Please submit your questions to survey monkey by _____ to possibly be selected for a response."

They won't even accept participation anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
You are definitely right about that. Even with...

You are definitely right about that. Even with the grants, I went into debt participating.

I felt pressured, even threatened that it would become mandatory. That is what they kept telling us....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: I double-dog dare you. So....

:lol::lol::lol: I double-dog dare you.

So. Many. Times. Before.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
She sounds just lovely. :rolleyes: Luckily...

She sounds just lovely. :rolleyes:

Luckily they rarely last more than two years before they wash out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Cat Herder
I just posted the state's regulations link, few...

I just posted the state's regulations link, few parents seemed interested. All they wanted to hear was that I was open. I already go way past regulations and still run like my original medical needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
Our licensing sent out a notice saying we will...

Our licensing sent out a notice saying we will have to upload all of our client's enrollment forms, immunization forms, attendance records along with all of our training records for the last two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
Cumulative. :ouch: Since 2011 when I decided to...

Cumulative. :ouch: Since 2011 when I decided to give them a fair shake.

I also saw several provider's programs who were given top stars who should not have even passed basic inspection. ;) It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Cat Herder
Talking Take Your STARS and Shove 'Em, I'm Not Playing Anymore

I played the game at almost OCD levels. What I found was backdoor politics, mismanagement, incompetence and no accountability. :dislike:

I am done. I am free. My program is now my own again and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
I move them to mats at 12 months, literally the...

I move them to mats at 12 months, literally the day after their 1st birthday. It frees up so much space when the cribs go back to storage. I look forward to it with each new group. happyface No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,886
Posted By Cat Herder
There was one more late in the season last year...

There was one more late in the season last year that I somehow missed. Probably due to the upcoming holiday. :(

2019 - 52, total

52 11/13/2019 Walnut, CA 73 degrees Boy 18 mo

"A baby boy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
1 4/25/2020 Tomball, TX 78 degrees Boy 4 yrs ...

1 4/25/2020 Tomball, TX 78 degrees Boy 4 yrs

"A 4-year-old boy died after he climbed into his family’s car without anyone noticing Friday near Tomball.

The boy was at his home in the 12800...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Cat Herder
2020 Hot Car Deaths

Always look again and have a plan if you transport children. :Sunny:

*Consider calling your clients who are no call, no shows. :hug:

Source: https://noheatstroke.org/index.htm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Cat Herder
Repetition. :hug: I am required to have them...

Repetition. :hug:

I am required to have them in one room. Naptime is supervised time.

We follow the same lunch, potty/diaper, handwashing, closed curtains, fans, sound machine, and tuck-in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't expect my state to extend the May 1st...

I don't expect my state to extend the May 1st order. Many of those applying for unemployment never got it and the ones who did are making more than they did before. It is setting up a dangerous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By Cat Herder
We are all essential workers serving different...

We are all essential workers serving different groups so we are nervous to raise our odds exponentially by getting together just yet. ;) One is running a restaurant (curbside, only), another a bakery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By Cat Herder
I miss seeing my kids. I have not seen them since...

I miss seeing my kids. I have not seen them since the first week of March.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
No changes, here. Same schedule, same routine,...

No changes, here. Same schedule, same routine, same kids. Several were staying home a couple of days per week and spending time with their parents, but that did not last two whole weeks before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Cat Herder
I used to dread that when I worked in centers....

I used to dread that when I worked in centers. Many parking lot fights went down because parents act like kids.

That is why one of the first rules I made is that parents have no access to other...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-24-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Cat Herder
In some contracts, the unpaid vacation time...

In some contracts, the unpaid vacation time becomes payable if you terminate the contract before the 12 month period is up.

In most contracts, the deposit is nonrefundable and you are welcome to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,547
Posted By Cat Herder
My understanding is that they can earn up to $300...

My understanding is that they can earn up to $300 per week without interfering with full benefits.

I don't know anyone who was approved and actually receieving benefits, though. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Cat Herder
I'd be a smart__ and tell him juvenile records...

I'd be a smart__ and tell him juvenile records are sealed. Then again, my clients would expect that from me. We go over this during the enrollment interview. :ouch:

What, DCD wants to have it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Cat Herder
B. It would be proven that they are a bad...

B.

It would be proven that they are a bad business risk. I would start filling their slots, now.

Not to mention the resentment that will build for you by Christmas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 331,708
Posted By Cat Herder
Faith restored. <3 Written by a 20-something. ...

Faith restored. <3 Written by a 20-something.

In response to "Well, I am not going back to work. It is too dangerous for me."

"that fine and thatís your prerogative, but when people are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cat Herder
Local instacart here is backed up almost 30 days...

Local instacart here is backed up almost 30 days for appointments. Once you finally get an appointment it gets canceled because of low stock. People from the city drive two hours out here because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, I get it. It was literally just announced...

Oh, I get it. It was literally just announced when I posted that. No funding came through for average people. People need to go back to work. We can't wait on someone to come save us, we know no one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
The slot is yours as of _____. Tuition in full...

The slot is yours as of _____. Tuition in full will be due as it is not based on attendance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cat Herder
Meanwhile in Georgia: "restaurants, gyms, hair...

Meanwhile in Georgia: "restaurants, gyms, hair salons and more will all be allowed to open at the end of this week and beginning of next week." :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
2 weeks later. :Sunny: Two to four more weeks to...

2 weeks later. :Sunny: Two to four more weeks to go? :confused: Ugh.

I am still open with full attendance and full payment. I still do the morning health check before drop off and monitor for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cat Herder
I agree. I need a few shrubs to manage a water...

I agree. I need a few shrubs to manage a water run-off and erosion issue. It will affect my inspection if left unchecked so it is essential to me.

If liquor stores can stay open so should...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Cat Herder
My county news page posted a poll as well and all...

My county news page posted a poll as well and all of the replies were no. Well over 100 replies, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
I keep my doors locked. If we are on the...

I keep my doors locked.

If we are on the playground, the parent will come around to the back gate to enter the playground, not my home.

My husband also works from home and would not appreciate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cat Herder
It is a double-edged sword. Embrace harsh triage...

It is a double-edged sword. Embrace harsh triage or accept extended financial hardship.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Cat Herder
I just have them get waterproof cast covers for...

I just have them get waterproof cast covers for daycare. likethis https://www.walgreens.com/q/waterproof+cast+covers

Broken arms are much easier than legs to accommodate. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Cat Herder
My state gives us a poster that states it is a...

My state gives us a poster that states it is a misdemeanor for anyone to smoke on child care premises (required to be posted). I don't have anything posted that states anything about alcohol, though....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. :Sunny:

You are very welcome. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Cat Herder
It looks ulcerated to me. Maybe a scrape, maybe a...

It looks ulcerated to me. Maybe a scrape, maybe a cold sore. It also looks mostly healed though, I'd just go with a day or two of Neosporin and a small waterproof bandage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Cat Herder
Big storms today, will be bigger and possibly...

Big storms today, will be bigger and possibly severe tonight, so we are taking it easy, today. Right now I am binge-watching American Experience episodes, catching up on entering time/space "other"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Cat Herder
When Betty Mills is out of gloves (my usual...

When Betty Mills is out of gloves (my usual cleaning supply source), I order from Staples. I only use nitrile, though, since latex allergies are so common. I look like I took a bath with a cheese...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
I wish it was about intelligence. :lol::lol: But,...

I wish it was about intelligence. :lol::lol: But, alas, no. It is about tolerating things until I almost burst then finding a solution out of necessity over the years.

Luckily, I have access to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
:hug: Sunchimes. I kind of want to punch...

:hug: Sunchimes.

I kind of want to punch your DCM in the throat, though. :ouch:

I hope you find a wonderful job somewhere like Hallmark store where most days are fun because the customers are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Cat Herder
Their contract is continuing to pay them, why...

Their contract is continuing to pay them, why should yours be any different? If they don't pay for the summer, then that is when they stop paying.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,764
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 639,564
Posted By Cat Herder
You could tell her that you have gone down to the...

You could tell her that you have gone down to the basic cell phone plan due to no income and need her to limit unnecessary texts and send no data.

I keep my business cell on the cheapest plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 50,814
Posted By Cat Herder
I do too. :ouch: I am still open. ...

I do too. :ouch:


I am still open.

I am still using the exact same universal precautions and cleaning routines.

I am still doing my morning quick health checks.

I did minimize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
It seems fair to me. likethis They are getting a...

It seems fair to me. likethis They are getting a deal.

I take all federal holidays, Christmas Eve, Black Friday and two full weeks (one spring, one fall) each year paid.

I also have four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't close for it since it is not a Federal...

I don't close for it since it is not a Federal Holiday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
Until young couples stop expecting to have kids...

Until young couples stop expecting to have kids on year two of marriage, live in McMansions, join the best gyms, wear designer clothing, eat out weekly, take annual two-week vacations and drive new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Cat Herder
Congratulations :Sunny:

Congratulations :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
I've just been thinking about you guys and...

I've just been thinking about you guys and worrying. :o It got so quiet here and I knew that like me, when most are struggling, they get quiet. Just like the playroom, I only worry when the forum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Cat Herder
I am seeing some real reconnection going on in my...

I am seeing some real reconnection going on in my families this past week and so far this week. likethis Most are picking up earlier, now. Some are taking a couple of days mid-week to hang out with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Cat Herder
I am not wearing masks or having my DCK's wear...

I am not wearing masks or having my DCK's wear them. I have not left the house since the first week of March. :lol:

The parents are not taking the kids out, either. The kids go home then back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cat Herder
How is Everyone?

Still open? Closed? Parents working with you, against you? How is your family doing? Kids settling in?

Got any new recipes? Starting a garden? Whats new with you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
Got it. Ugh. :hug: It has been so long...

Got it. Ugh. :hug:

It has been so long since I have taken subsidy that I can't remember the specific cut off hours. I seem to recall each family had a specific number of hours they could attend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Cat Herder
It is difficult to answer without knowing your...

It is difficult to answer without knowing your tuition policy.

Is there a charge for more hours? Maybe if you give them the updated cost, they will choose the regular schedule?

For me, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Cat Herder
A peaceful hike along the river with my DH as the...

A peaceful hike along the river with my DH as the sun sets.
Local opportunities to volunteer and feel connected to my community.
My cozy reclining loveseat, soft quilt and losing myself in a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I also got the book amazon suggested based on my...

I also got the book amazon suggested based on my interest in it. :ouch: That is the one I will probably be able to start by Friday night. likethis - "Fair Play" by James Olson.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Cat Herder
"they want to keep them home" - "doesn’t want to...

"they want to keep them home" - "doesn’t want to have to pay full price for service that she’s not using"

Is your school canceled for the rest of the year? Most are, now. Is she really going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
I am reading "Silent Warfare" by Abram Shulsky...

I am reading "Silent Warfare" by Abram Shulsky and Gary Schmitt. l needed a change of topic. Badly. :lol::lol: I am really enjoying it, interesting. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Cat Herder
Question What Are You Reading?

According to researchers at the Mindlab International at the University of Sussex, reading for just six minutes can help reduce stress levels by up to 68 percent. :eek:

The study found that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Cat Herder
Thumbs up Name 10 Things You Are Grateful For

Research shows expressing gratitude can increase your overall well-being, from better relationships to better sleep. :Sunny:

Name the little successes, moments and things you are grateful for...
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