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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I quit posting back in August because of the same...

I quit posting back in August because of the same nonsense going on here today. I did not intend to detatch this post from my username though. I was just goofing around but I meant what I said. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,712
Posted By Daycare Mommy
There are other far more abrasive people here who...

There are other far more abrasive people here who don't contribute nearly as much to the boards as Nan did, yet Nan was the one banned. I've been under attack before and I've seen others talked down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,712
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Agreeing there. I wouldn't have thought so...

Agreeing there. I wouldn't have thought so originally, but if you haven't been in the trenches of this business you apparently don't have the insight needed to properly moderate here no matter how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,259
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yes, that's what we do too. I have the flat...

Yes, that's what we do too. I have the flat screen light bright and we use plain black construction paper cut to fit and let them be creative.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,127
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I completely agree! That is how I handle it as...

I completely agree! That is how I handle it as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,016
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yes, TGIF! I'll be "back to school" shopping this...

Yes, TGIF! I'll be "back to school" shopping this weekend for the dckids' preschool supplies for this fall. So looking forward to it! Enjoy your weekend everyone. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,127
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Does anyone here really teach this stuff to...

Does anyone here really teach this stuff to preschoolers? Really? Sounds to me like maybe that's why the provider was insulted. Because what preschool teacher would take it upon him/herself to teach...
Forum: Curriculum 08-04-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,103
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'll be trying Mother Goose Time...

I'll be trying Mother Goose Time (http://www.mothergoosetime.com/) again this fall. I used it years ago and it was okay, but it looks like they've added a lot to it since then. Looks fairly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 37,435
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yes, I believe it would be selfish for a daycare...

Yes, I believe it would be selfish for a daycare parent who already has their child in daycare 50 hrs a week to go on vacation and not take their children. Now if the kids are having their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,092
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I second the "man cave" idea. That's what my...

I second the "man cave" idea. That's what my husband does. He comes home and plays computer or playstation games in the cave, naps, or plays with our children in our bedroom until the daycare kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,530
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Someone is just messing with us. lol

Someone is just messing with us. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,768
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yes, unfortunately I do have experience with...

Yes, unfortunately I do have experience with biters. I've had two in nearly 9 years. After those 2 I'm cured and I won't watch them anymore. You seem to have made up your mind to try if the interview...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,854
Posted By Daycare Mommy
If I notice someone not doing their share and...

If I notice someone not doing their share and just wandering I stop everyone else early and have that child finish up the cleaning while everyone else moves on to the next activity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Because I don't have a single daycare kid who has...

Because I don't have a single daycare kid who has his own personal bedroom and private bathroom in my home. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,160
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Between the food allergies, lactose intolerance,...

Between the food allergies, lactose intolerance, and special diets, I gave up the fantasy of a single menu feeding everyone during daycare hours looong ago. :lol: We typically have 3 different dishes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,281
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'd let them know they scared you and say that...

I'd let them know they scared you and say that you didn't hear them knock. If they say they didn't knock, you just ask them to knock in the future. I don't usually talk about it. I just keep my doors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,754
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I will pray for you and your family! I know...

I will pray for you and your family! I know you're going to be incredibly busy, but do keep us updated if you find the time. You were an incredible asset to this board and I wish you all the best in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,294
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I've used MGT years ago and I don't think I'd try...

I've used MGT years ago and I don't think I'd try it with younger kids like you have. I'd go with Funshine Express Buttercups since it's geared towards the age groups you currently have and just add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By Daycare Mommy
In this current situation I wouldn't charge the...

In this current situation I wouldn't charge the parents who didn't come. That's how I do it. I call to give everyone a heads up and if they choose to come they pay. If they find alternate care they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,732
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Now THAT sounds about right! Congratulations and...

Now THAT sounds about right! Congratulations and good luck with your new daycare! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I wouldn't promise to find her backup providers....

I wouldn't promise to find her backup providers. The most I would do is give her websites for babysitting like www.care.com and www.sittercity.com and she can take it from there. I would avoid giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,280
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Oh and another thing. I always gave the babyfood...

Oh and another thing. I always gave the babyfood before the bottle. Get em while they are hungrier and less apt to be so picky while gradually mixing in the greens. Bottle after.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,280
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I mean like tiny amounts of green (like you can't...

I mean like tiny amounts of green (like you can't see or taste) and gradually up it. Maybe mix in some sweet potatoes for sweetness and then wean off the sweet potato part of the mixture. He can very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,280
Posted By Daycare Mommy
It's been a while since I took care of a baby,...

It's been a while since I took care of a baby, but maybe you could try mixing it with another baby food or cereal and gradually raise the amount of "greens" vs. whatever you mix it in with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,680
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Check if your library has the tapes or DVDs. Much...

Check if your library has the tapes or DVDs. Much faster and you get to see lots of examples. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,145
Posted By Daycare Mommy
((hugs)) I hate situations like that. :( I...

((hugs)) I hate situations like that. :( I switched to cash in advance only years ago and that solves just about every payment headache. My only regret is not doing it sooner!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,589
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Heck isn't horrible, but I would still correct...

Heck isn't horrible, but I would still correct her to say, "What in the world?" instead. Pathetic, I guess it would depend on the context. If she's saying it rudely and trying to hurt your daughter's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By Daycare Mommy
That's not right at all. She needs to go to the...

That's not right at all. She needs to go to the pediatrician. I had a dck that did that. Every day for over a year he had diarrhea blowouts. Dcd blamed it on too much fruit/juice. Turned out it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By Daycare Mommy
This varies from state to state, and I'm not in...

This varies from state to state, and I'm not in MN, but we can have other kids over as long as they can leave at any time. So either they need to be within walking distance and able to walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Daycare Mommy
How weird. If it were me, I'd walk over and stand...

How weird. If it were me, I'd walk over and stand facing her. "Is there anything else you needed tonight? No? Then you guys have a nice evening!" Big smile and open the door for them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,977
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Another what NOT to use...

Yellow sticky tac that is sold in rectangle sections from walmart. I'm sorry I don't remember the exact brand name, but that stuff peeled the paint off my wall all over the place and left yellow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I give them a copy of the policy book to read...

I give them a copy of the policy book to read through, but hold all the forms until they decide to go with us.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I wouldn't let them park in the driveway until it...

I wouldn't let them park in the driveway until it is fixed. The fact that every parent's car leaks oil makes it easy. Just block the driveway with your car, so they have to park in the street.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,677
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I hear ya on that. I don't plan on closing unless...

I hear ya on that. I don't plan on closing unless the town is literally shut down though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,677
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yeah, I had a mom drive her 18 month old over to...

Yeah, I had a mom drive her 18 month old over to my house when she knew our power was out, in a hurricaine one year so she could go home and take a nap. I couldn't believe it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,677
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Thanks for the feedback so far. I also edited my...

Thanks for the feedback so far. I also edited my first post to add that we have very mild weather where I live. There were only 3 instances in the past 8 years I felt it was unsafe to have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'd limit them to reading, puzzles, drawing, tv,...

I'd limit them to reading, puzzles, drawing, tv, video games, or some other equally quiet activities. Naptime isn't a super long time and it is during the hottest part of the day, so I wouldn't feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,677
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Closings Due to Weather?

Hey ladies. If you close due to bad weather (blizzard or hurricaine) do you still charge for the day or refund? (I charge a flat rate whether they are there or not normally) I used to stay open no...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-07-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,621
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I agree with the other posters. And I truly...

I agree with the other posters. And I truly believe, there's no place like home, especially when they are very young! Since you only need care Thursdays and some Fridays, I'd shop around for a sitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,419
Posted By Daycare Mommy
That's what we did too. I've seen some that cut...

That's what we did too. I've seen some that cut the edges to make fringe and that's pretty cute too, but by no means necessary. Crib sheets and fleece are the way to go if you're on a tight budget.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,134
Posted By Daycare Mommy
That is so bizarre! :lol: I've never had one so...

That is so bizarre! :lol: I've never had one so extreme thank goodness! I'm also thinking a licensing rep or another parent would not be pleased to see this. I mean he's not had a background check or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,134
Posted By Daycare Mommy
If you aren't comfortable with him there, I'd...

If you aren't comfortable with him there, I'd just tell him, "I'm sorry, but I'm not available for this during the day since I am working and if you'd like to set up a conference after hours I'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yes! That's what I was saying! :lol: Not just a...

Yes! That's what I was saying! :lol: Not just a no nap issue, it's a uncooperative parent issue! Thanks for the on topic post!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Oh no. I wasn't telling anyone to hire an...

Oh no. I wasn't telling anyone to hire an assistant specifically for kids like this. My point was just that it's easy for someone with an assistant to say, "Let them stay up. What's the big deal?"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I guess we look at situations where the kid is...

I guess we look at situations where the kid is not adjusting differently. I don't think every child will necessarily do best under the type of care I provide no matter how hard I try. Some kids just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Agreeing with Jen here. Having an assistant, at...

Agreeing with Jen here. Having an assistant, at naptime especially, makes a huge difference. If I have 7 kids or 14 kids how many are up at nap? If even one 2-year-old is up no matter how many there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I really don't think that Janet deserves that. We...

I really don't think that Janet deserves that. We aren't talking about an older kid outgrowing nap; he's only 2, he needs to nap and DOES nap...it's just whenever he pleases due to the fact that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,145
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Ugh! What time does he come? I'd give him a...

Ugh! What time does he come? I'd give him a normal AM nap after he's been up 2 hrs or so. He's too little to be down to just an afternoon nap. :( This arrangement will be fine when he's older, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,145
Posted By Daycare Mommy
No! If they're asleep I let them keep at it. I'll...

No! If they're asleep I let them keep at it. I'll wake them at 3 hours or 3:30pm whichever is first, if they go on that long on their own, but generally everyone here gets up after 1.5-2 hrs, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I don't think it's just a generic non-napping...

I don't think it's just a generic non-napping child issue. That one has been argued to death on these boards. I saw it as more of a uncooperative parent situation. They've never put him down for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Wow! You are so much more generous than me! As...

Wow! You are so much more generous than me! As soon as I got caught I'd have given them their notice. Sorry ladies, but the plan to continue care after you changed your minds about summer care will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Am I reading this right? You are working for free...

Am I reading this right? You are working for free for 2 kids for 6 weeks? :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,512
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I agree with pm and gbcc. Just because you aren't...

I agree with pm and gbcc. Just because you aren't hurting for money now doesn't mean you won't be in dire financial circumstances in 6 months. I've BTDT many times; the unexpected, that's life!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Roll your mouse over the video and click the...

Roll your mouse over the video and click the button on the right that shows up to turn off HD. I had to do that to make it run on my computer too. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,648
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Off for a paid holiday on Monday. Yay! Three-day...

Off for a paid holiday on Monday. Yay! Three-day weekend here I come.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By Daycare Mommy
If You Need a Laugh at Naptime...

I figured with so many of us having a rough week (me included) we could use some cheering up. A mom just emailed me this and it made me smile. :)

http://vimeo.com/11621957
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,706
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'd forgotten about it til you said this, but...

I'd forgotten about it til you said this, but we've done that too. No matter how many signs I put up or reminders I gave, this mom thought it was cute for her boys to come flying up the walk and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,247
Posted By Daycare Mommy
If the parents were helping you, that'd be one...

If the parents were helping you, that'd be one thing, but they are just letting you do all the work here. For whatever reason (guilt, different parenting philosophy, laziness?) they are not putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,706
Posted By Daycare Mommy
What finally got the point across for my old...

What finally got the point across for my old family that did this was taking the "Do not ring doorbell / Please knock quietly" sign off the door and taping it over the doorbell itself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By Daycare Mommy
www.craigslist.org

www.craigslist.org
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By Daycare Mommy
www.daycareresource.com

www.daycareresource.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Are you sure? What about home daycares? What area...

Are you sure? What about home daycares? What area are you in? Maybe someone here could find something for you if we knew your location.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,466
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I just buy ours as needed out of the daycare...

I just buy ours as needed out of the daycare fees. Though maybe if you do newsletters you could slip in a little section with a list of items that the daycare could benefit from being donated. Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,853
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Ditto what PM said. She needs to try to work with...

Ditto what PM said. She needs to try to work with her social worker to get a nanny instead. Daycare, even if it's just 1 kid plus the provider's own kids will be an increase in germs and illness for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I don't know about care.com, but google daycare...

I don't know about care.com, but google daycare and your city/town name and the first few sites that pop are usually the best ones to advertise on since that's how many parents will do their search...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,451
Posted By Daycare Mommy
While we're on the topic of car safety I thought...

While we're on the topic of car safety I thought I'd share this vid. It isn't about carseats, but seat belts in general. Really beautifully done.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SussexSaferRoads
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,451
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Food for thought. Heartbreaking story and the...

Food for thought. Heartbreaking story and the forward vs. rear facing crash tests are eye opening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8gU9zzCGA8
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,451
Posted By Daycare Mommy
You are supposed to order them short enough that...

You are supposed to order them short enough that they can't put them in their mouths. The amber is just supposed to do something by being in contact with their skin.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I've been in that exact situation. Not fun! From...

I've been in that exact situation. Not fun! From what I understand it's really common for autistic kids to have gut issues though I don't know anything else about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By Daycare Mommy
There are some medical conditions that could be...

There are some medical conditions that could be causing it. Here's a quick link I googled that lists some possibilities:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003132.htm
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By Daycare Mommy
...I mean why didn't she just use toothpicks?...

...I mean why didn't she just use toothpicks? Just baffled over here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By Daycare Mommy
The pin part alone isn't so bad. I mean, I teach...

The pin part alone isn't so bad. I mean, I teach my preschoolers to sew with real needles, embroidery hoops, fabric, and thread. But putting straight pins through candy (bad combo!) and then sending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Oops! Wrong link. This is the version my kids...

Oops! Wrong link. This is the version my kids watch. It has more of a dance beat to it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F1OTr8SNuc
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Yep. We watch youtube too. I've got a playlist of...

Yep. We watch youtube too. I've got a playlist of funny animals, clips of music from kid movies, etc. I'll sometimes put it on during lunch or the last few minutes of the day.

If anyone has any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'm so sorry for your loss, Golden. You and your...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Golden. You and your family are in my prayers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I had a dck who scream/cried most or all of every...

I had a dck who scream/cried most or all of every day for over a year with me before we figured out she had a milk sensitivity. We cut out the dairy and now she's an angel. You of course can't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,913
Posted By Daycare Mommy
ITA! I live in a nice neighborhood, but I don't...

ITA! I live in a nice neighborhood, but I don't let that give me a false sense of security. Criminals don't only commit crimes on their own street or even in their own town, city, or state for that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,710
Posted By Daycare Mommy
D: I would have told her to get off my property...

D: I would have told her to get off my property this morning if I answered the door at all. No WAY would I have taken her daughter again! Terminate! Get some adult witnesses for pick up time if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By Daycare Mommy
You are in VA right? She needs a notarized...

You are in VA right? She needs a notarized religious vaccine exemption on file with you. She's going to have to do that when he hits school anyway, so this'll be good for her to know her stuff and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Oh no! All healthy over here. Hope everyone is...

Oh no! All healthy over here. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,632
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For trips on foot, I just put a note on my door...

For trips on foot, I just put a note on my door and keep my cell on me. I let the parents know in advance this is how I do it. So if they come for early pick up, they see the note and know where we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,913
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lol laundry duchess beat me to it by a minute....

lol laundry duchess beat me to it by a minute. haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,913
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I keep the doors locked at all times. My feeling...

I keep the doors locked at all times. My feeling about it is that it's my home still and not a full blown center, so I don't have to keep my door open. I mean think about it, I am only 1 person alone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By Daycare Mommy
lol Real nice. I had no idea! I should've thought...

lol Real nice. I had no idea! I should've thought about that though. That everyone can be effected differently by meds. Benadryl will knock most kids out, but I've got a little girl that bounces off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By Daycare Mommy
The kids' stuff doesn't have pseudoephedrine....

The kids' stuff doesn't have pseudoephedrine. Just Loratadine. I sincerely doubt it will touch his cough unless it is allergy related, and even then probably not. Sounds to me like kiddo could use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Ask her if it ever occurred to her that perhaps...

Ask her if it ever occurred to her that perhaps he stayed up because.. Oh, I don't know.... maybe because HE'S SICK?!?! No it's always the evil nap monster to blame. :rolleyes: I don't know how your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,419
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I just ended up terming a 6 yo boy and time out...

I just ended up terming a 6 yo boy and time out did nothing for him either. (I do use it on my younger kids btw so this isn't a personal attack on anyones methods) The only thing that made him even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Exactly what I was thinking! If he'd marched out...

Exactly what I was thinking! If he'd marched out the door before you came out how would you know he'd ever been there? What a nightmare that could've been! I'd have words with mom at pick up time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Just what I was thinking. It's onesie time! :lol:

Just what I was thinking. It's onesie time! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,311
Posted By Daycare Mommy
The ones that just stand there talking your ear...

The ones that just stand there talking your ear off are really annoying. I'm not talking about 5 minutes or less. I have one that does 20-30 minutes. Like "Hel-LO! I'm working!" I can understand the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,709
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I think you're right Pammie. It should be...

I think you're right Pammie. It should be pull-ups only until she poops in the potty. It's not even like it's an accident...she just doesn't poop in the potty AT ALL right? That's not a potty trained...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Now I have no idea whether it's true any more or...

Now I have no idea whether it's true any more or not but years ago during orientation to become licensed I was told by the licensing rep that unlicensed daycares over ratio are fined $500 per day....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,502
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'm working below capacity (4 out of 5) right now...

I'm working below capacity (4 out of 5) right now but trying to fill the slot.

When I was licensed and was allowed 8 I quickly realized that 5 is my personal limit without hiring an assistant, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,607
Posted By Daycare Mommy
No way would I refund the deposit. (If you had to...

No way would I refund the deposit. (If you had to refund it when they change their mind then what's the point of it?) I just can't believe she called to ask for it back! For the 2 weeks I personally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,311
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I'd keep up the good work and take that he is...

I'd keep up the good work and take that he is reluctant to leave mom in the morning to mean that you are on the right track with him. Of course he prefers mom right now, she gives him what he wants....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,716
Posted By Daycare Mommy
One thing I have FINALLY learned is to never...

One thing I have FINALLY learned is to never ignore the gut feeling! It took me a loooong time, but it's finally sunk in with me. That feeling is there for a reason. NEVER ignore it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,507
Posted By Daycare Mommy
2yrs - 5 or 6 yo 1/2 day Kindy kids

2yrs - 5 or 6 yo 1/2 day Kindy kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,324
Posted By Daycare Mommy
I didn't take that test when I was pregnant, but...

I didn't take that test when I was pregnant, but as sensitive as pregnant women can be to smells and tastes, I believe it. I remember I couldn't have bread in the house the whole 9 months. Just the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,431
Posted By Daycare Mommy
And to top it all off she only worked 15-20 hours...

And to top it all off she only worked 15-20 hours a week. :rolleyes: <--we need a more aggravated looking eye rolling smiley. And I know now. Trust me. This was about 7 years ago when I was brand new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,431
Posted By Daycare Mommy
Hey Nanny, what's the average ft daycare rate in...

Hey Nanny, what's the average ft daycare rate in your area? 135? Or is that discounted for earlier pickup time? I'm thinking about using a scale like yours, but I don't really know where I'd put the...
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