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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,830
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 478,676
Posted By SquirrellyMama
This could be a side business venture, charge...

This could be a side business venture, charge $100/hour :)

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
If you knew my brother you wouldn't be surprised....

If you knew my brother you wouldn't be surprised. They weren't supposes to be deployed together. They didn't want to be apart for 2 years. They have 3 kids!

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I'll let her know.

I'll let her know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I think so, but I don't really know. So...

I think so, but I don't really know. So frustrating that my brother and his wife didn't set this up. I'm nowhere near my mom to be of much help.

So, it looks like they need to figure out if there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Ok, they were not left an FCP. So frustrating,...

Ok, they were not left an FCP. So frustrating, but not shocking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I wish I knew what they did and didn't do before...

I wish I knew what they did and didn't do before they left. I could see them having not done anything helpful.

I'll ask my mom if they have any of this stuff.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Army Paying For Daycare?

My parents have my 3 yr old nephew for the next year. My brother and his wife are deployed. Apparently, the army will pay for his daycare. Does anyone know how that works, or have any clients that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I had a friend who had a dc family ask for no...

I had a friend who had a dc family ask for no naps so they could do an earlier bedtime.

She complied, and the parents went to an earlier bed time. It wasn't even a week before the little girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,730
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I know HS who get ST for there kids. Now, these...

I know HS who get ST for there kids. Now, these parents sound like they have their heads in the sand, so I could see this kid not getting therapy.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,730
Posted By SquirrellyMama
:lol: That's a good one. Kelly

:lol:

That's a good one.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Personally, I would tell him you have enough...

Personally, I would tell him you have enough insurance, and you are fine. Obviously, only say that if you have the insurance.

I'd be leery of using a dc parent service for something.

I once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We don't live in the same state. She's in CA. I...

We don't live in the same state. She's in CA. I believe with my niece they are her guardians. My brother lives across the country from them.

Is it illegal in CA to watch a friends kids off and on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By SquirrellyMama
What Do You Think?

When I talked to my mom the other day she said she was watching some kids for a friend. She and my dad are pretty much raising my niece right now so she is in contact with younger moms. She was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By SquirrellyMama
My kids have had ear infections that were knocked...

My kids have had ear infections that were knocked out with 2 doses of an antibiotic, and didn't have a fever come back. We've also had some that have taken much longer. I think it depends on other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I saw that also. I thought it sounded familiar....

I saw that also. I thought it sounded familiar. You're famous :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By SquirrellyMama
The bolded made me snort. Did she actually say...

The bolded made me snort. Did she actually say that? You don't need to be helpful with late payments.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,810
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I agree that Sanders is truthful in what he...

I agree that Sanders is truthful in what he believes, but I don't agree with Sanders.

I don't believe Trump. I heard him speak a few years ago, and he was obviously pandering to the audience. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,810
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We think Kasich is staying in, because he's...

We think Kasich is staying in, because he's waiting for Cruz and Trump to kill each other. At that point he's the only one left ;)

I was thinking about writing in one of our cats for the election....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I would do as someone else suggested and just put...

I would do as someone else suggested and just put "wishing you well from the kids and staff at xxxx daycare". Have your dc kids help pick out the books. Maybe ask each family to donate a book to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I understand everyone who is saying to be a good...

I understand everyone who is saying to be a good neighbor, and there are always two sides, but... The neighbor has called the cops twice, and sent a nasty gram. Maybe not nasty in wording, but in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,717
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Agreed. I remember having just 2 infants when I...

Agreed. I remember having just 2 infants when I first started, and vowed never to have more than one after that. I love babies, but they require a lot of care.



:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I had a classmate in 2nd grade put a red hot up...

I had a classmate in 2nd grade put a red hot up her nose. Ouch!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By SquirrellyMama
What I found most interesting about our weather...

What I found most interesting about our weather last night was the fact that at one point E. Iowa had a tornado watch and W. Iowa was getting snow. I think we had all the weather we could possibly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We've been in the mid 70's this week, and I've...

We've been in the mid 70's this week, and I've been very warm. My dh even turned the air conditioner back on. Last week was in the 40's and 50's so getting back in the 70's was a jump. I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By SquirrellyMama
One year we visited my parents in FL. We were in...

One year we visited my parents in FL. We were in our bathing suits on the beach while the locals were in coats and hats :)

I'm curious what bonfire weather is in Central FL? My parents were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,621
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I thought about doing that several years ago. I...

I thought about doing that several years ago. I decided the parents should bring me coffee instead :) I do get coffee shop gift cards for my birthday and Christmas from them. They know me well ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I still remember one of my dc providers from when...

I still remember one of my dc providers from when I was a kid. We called her Mama Anne. I still have very fond memories of her. I wonder if any of the parents had an issue with the nickname?

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By SquirrellyMama
They interact with the cats all day long. I'll...

They interact with the cats all day long. I'll make sure I give parents advanced warning so they can discuss it ahead of time.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
cat
Views: 831
Posted By SquirrellyMama
cat

We'll be needing to put our beloved 18 year old cat down soon. I plan on doing it on a weekend so I won't need to deal with daycare that day.

Would you have the dcks say goodbye to the cat before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By SquirrellyMama
:lol: Ha, that would be funny.

:lol: Ha, that would be funny.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By SquirrellyMama
No, not show and tell. He wanted to surprise my...

No, not show and tell. He wanted to surprise my other dck with it. Not to give it to her, just to show it. So I guess he was thinking show and tell. Neither the preschool or I do show and tell. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By SquirrellyMama
My Backpack is Too Heavy

I decided to walk my 4 year olds back from preschool today. I told dcb to put his jacket in his backpack since it is so beautiful today. He said that it would make his backpack too heavy. I took his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,708
Posted By SquirrellyMama
It is possible to freak out even if you aren't...

It is possible to freak out even if you aren't doing anything wrong. I hate tax time. Every year I worry that I'm going to be audited. Why? No clue. We document everything and aren't doing anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By SquirrellyMama
The Omaha, NE Children's Museum is fantastic. ...

The Omaha, NE Children's Museum is fantastic.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,994
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I have no advice just a :hug: I had something...

I have no advice just a :hug: I had something happen this summer, and boy do I remember that sick feeling one gets when something happens.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-20-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,898
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Teen Babysitter Taxes

Can I ask a question for my 13 year old daughter? She babysat last year for a family at their home. She made $688. Does she need to file taxes? I've been searching around and come up with conflicting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We often go places. We go to state parks,...

We often go places. We go to state parks, swimming pool, ice skating, science center, zoo, mall, out to lunch, library, etc...

I can only stand to be home 2 or 3 days a week. After that I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,179
Posted By SquirrellyMama
How old is dcb? I looked and didn't see an age. I...

How old is dcb? I looked and didn't see an age. I apologize if I missed it. Can you talk with dcb instead of mom? I have an after school dcb who is 5 years old. I've had him for the last 3 years, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Have you offered the spot to the new family yet?...

Have you offered the spot to the new family yet? If not, offer it to them and see if they'll take it without room for the sibs.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,534
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I hadn't thought about bartering and trading to...

I hadn't thought about bartering and trading to not pay taxes. The rule makes a little more sense then.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,534
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I understand what you are saying. I was thinking...

I understand what you are saying. I was thinking maybe she didn't babysit for more than 30 days. Getting licensed and not paid seems like a lot of unnecessary work. All those hoops and inspections...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,534
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I would call and find out. I personally would not...

I would call and find out. I personally would not read that as 30 consecutive days. If they wanted it to be consecutive then saying consecutive would be much easier. The way that is written says to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,902
Posted By SquirrellyMama
That's how I read it at first also, but then...

That's how I read it at first also, but then thought, "That's just too bizarre, no way." The only other idea was that they were bonuses for her as a daycare provider. That idea actually made sense.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,902
Posted By SquirrellyMama
That will make life easier. Kelly

That will make life easier.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,902
Posted By SquirrellyMama
What kind of bonuses? Don't we count everything...

What kind of bonuses? Don't we count everything as income? I'm not sure how to count Christmas gifts that I don't know the value of.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,420
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We had black bean quesadillas, peaches and salad....

We had black bean quesadillas, peaches and salad. We aren't doing a pm snack today since we're at the park.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,962
Posted By SquirrellyMama
There have been a lot of parent bashing posts...

There have been a lot of parent bashing posts lately. We all need to remember that no one is perfect. We all have our faults and screw up areas. I bribed one of my own kids the other day.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I did double check it after a discussion on this...

I did double check it after a discussion on this board.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Insurance might not be a problem. I've talked...

Insurance might not be a problem. I've talked with my agent about transporting kids and my rates did not increase. The preschool isn't that far away so it wasn't a problem. Even longer trips of 40...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Why is this 4 times a day? I do preschool...

Why is this 4 times a day?

I do preschool run. My pro to the preschool run is getting to know the teachers and other families which has given me referrals.

The con is having to get out of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Sounds like a game to them. They enjoy making...

Sounds like a game to them. They enjoy making other people look for things. Maybe a control issue. They are in control of the situation if they are the only ones that know where something is.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I think a hooded sweatshirt in that weather isn't...

I think a hooded sweatshirt in that weather isn't too bad if your weather has been colder lately. It is 34 here right now and I didn't wear a coat out shopping. It has been cold, cold, cold for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I was thinking no more than 2 parents (clients)...

I was thinking no more than 2 parents (clients) could be there at the same time. I didn't think about the kids. Not that only letting 2 parents be there at a time would work either.

So dumb.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By SquirrellyMama
She's there from 2:30pm-4pm? That will be an easy...

She's there from 2:30pm-4pm? That will be an easy baby.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I would think this would increase illegal day...

I would think this would increase illegal day cares. Maybe the real answer would be fewer inspections. I'm not saying no inspections, but sometimes less is more.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By SquirrellyMama
It is! I really need to do it more often than...

It is! I really need to do it more often than twice a year. My dh gets a frightened look on his face when I mention reorganizing. It would be worth it to do it more often just to see his face :lol:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I read that as "6 deaths in MN by a licensed...

I read that as "6 deaths in MN by a licensed provider in one year". I had to do a reread on that one. I tried to find numbers by licensed vs unlicensed in the country, but couldn't find anything. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I suppose it is a trust system. I'm supposed to...

I suppose it is a trust system. I'm supposed to only have 5 kids which I stay below. I make sure I'm current on CPR and First Aid. I serve meals that would be accepted by the food program.

It is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
How frustrating for providers. I'd lose it with...

How frustrating for providers. I'd lose it with someone if I had to deal with people who couldn't agree on what I needed to do.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Playroom Reorganization Update

I finished reorganizing the playrooms. Oh my, how wonderful it feels to be rid of so much stuff. I either got rid of toys, put them in the garage for storage, or I put a lot in the smaller room and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I understand some states do a good job, I was...

I understand some states do a good job, I was just highlighting the fact that some states do a horrible job of inspecting. I've been inspected the same number of times unlicensed as I was licensed,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By SquirrellyMama
How often are licensed day cares inspected. When...

How often are licensed day cares inspected. When I was licensed in my state I was never inspected. The food program came out twice a year, but the state never did. That was 4 years of being licensed,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By SquirrellyMama
8:30 is not an early bedtime for a 2.5 year old....

8:30 is not an early bedtime for a 2.5 year old. Yes, I agree that this is a discipline issue, but I wouldn't expect the parents to keep her up until 9pm.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By SquirrellyMama
:hug: Sounds frustrating. I'm always more...

:hug: Sounds frustrating. I'm always more overwhelmed in the winter.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
My dh is not going to let me take the wall out. I...

My dh is not going to let me take the wall out. I should finish rearranging today. I'll update later.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Your daughter sounds like a fun kid. I may have...

Your daughter sounds like a fun kid. I may have to do that sometime to my kids :)

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I do usually have one put together as a guide for...

I do usually have one put together as a guide for kids to follow if they can. There is often one that can.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By SquirrellyMama
likethis My favorite craft memory is the time I...

likethis My favorite craft memory is the time I gave the kids chick cut outs to put together. We had a couple chicks with beaks coming out of their butts :lol:

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
We often get outside for a little while each day...

We often get outside for a little while each day also. Not today with the -27 wind chill.

I am getting rid of a lot of toys. I'll rearrange a bit today, throw some toys out in the garage, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I used to have a dck that would need a quiet...

I used to have a dck that would need a quiet area. That is what the smaller room has been. It does have doll stuff, but it also has the puzzles and other quiet activities. There is a futon to sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I have a hard time getting good pics of these...

I have a hard time getting good pics of these rooms. I'll explain better.

Both rooms are in the basement. All storage of toys to rotate is in the garage. The smaller room is our spare bedroom....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Playroom questions

I have two rooms that are used as playrooms. Unfortunately, they are separated by a wall. One room is probably 8ft x 12ft. The other is 11ft x 12ft. I wish there wasn't a wall. It would be an awesome...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Totally get where you are coming from. I was so...

Totally get where you are coming from. I was so happy when my son went to one long nap instead of two shorter naps. I think he did that around 1, but it could have been earlier. Not every kid is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By SquirrellyMama
If for some reason the 1 nap doesn't work can you...

If for some reason the 1 nap doesn't work can you transition him to an hour in the am and 2 hours in the pm?

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I do charge full time rates. I still have them...

I do charge full time rates. I still have them for 6-7 hours a day plus all day on Friday, and I feed them lunch.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Thanks for the ideas and web sites. I was...

Thanks for the ideas and web sites. I was wondering where to look.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By SquirrellyMama
That is why I didn't join also. I set my rates so...

That is why I didn't join also. I set my rates so I don't need a union to help. There were no benefits for me.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Simplifying in 2015

I'm trying hard to come up with a new daycare model that simplifies the house. I need more time for homeschooling my own kids, and playing as a family.

My dc kids are in preschool in the morning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By SquirrellyMama
It isn't selfish at all. Take him out and spend...

It isn't selfish at all. Take him out and spend the time with him. I might be biased though, since I homeschool :)

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Miserable, but I could handle tomorrow. My...

Miserable, but I could handle tomorrow. My husband doesn't want to get sick. One dcb was not feeling 100% today, but nothing to exclude for.

I think he wants a 3 day weekend for us to recover. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Quick WWYD

I have an awful cold, very low fever. I have 2 kids with colds and a third that woke up with a temp of 104 this afternoon. These are my own kids.

My dh wants me to call dc families and cancel for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,791
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I've always gone whenever I needed to. Right now...

I've always gone whenever I needed to. Right now I only have older kids so it really doesn't matter. Even when I had babies I would go when needed.

It has been so long (11 years) since I've had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I also agree about terming the family with the...

I also agree about terming the family with the child that was bitten. I'd like to see their reaction to the being the ones termed. I imagine they won't understand why it was them.

They sound like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,700
Posted By SquirrellyMama
4 yr old dcg - Barbie clothes 4 yr old dcb -...

4 yr old dcg - Barbie clothes
4 yr old dcb - two Ninja Turtle action figures
5 yr old dcb - a Nerf gun and a Transformer
Sister of 4 yr old dcb - a purse that she gets to color
4 yr old that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By SquirrellyMama
What kind of Shark does she have? I just bought a...

What kind of Shark does she have? I just bought a Shark Pro Pocket Mop and find that my floors are dry before I'm done with the whole room. I wonder if her mop is better than mine. Hmmm, now I want a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Oh my, not only would you have a biter, I think...

Oh my, not only would you have a biter, I think you would also have a mom who doesn't want to be bothered. The following statements tell me she doesn't want a phone call mid day to tell her to pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I told my kids that if they started feeling ill...

I told my kids that if they started feeling ill that night they needed to get to the bathroom quickly. I didn't tell my dh until Sunday night :) I cleaned really well this weekend.

I usually tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I'd wait until 6:01pm to turn on the news. At...

I'd wait until 6:01pm to turn on the news. At that point you are officially closed and they are late.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Illness

Do you tell your spouse when you get a call from a dcf that their child, who was in your house all day, is now vomiting at home. I think I'll keep this info to myself. I don't think he'll take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Have you told her it doesn't matter when she pays...

Have you told her it doesn't matter when she pays it, it matters when you get it? You might tell her to get it in the BillPay system earlier. Maybe if she gets a late fee she'll get it in.

I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I also charge a full time rate for kids who go to...

I also charge a full time rate for kids who go to preschool.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,846
Posted By SquirrellyMama
So, dad didn't pay at all for that day? Wow! No...

So, dad didn't pay at all for that day? Wow! No advice, what a jerk.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,240
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I would think "weren't" would be the correct form...

I would think "weren't" would be the correct form to use. I was taught to use 'were' when using the word if, if the sentence expresses something that doesn't exist.

Ex. If I were a princess, ......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Yes, I think you should notify the families just...

Yes, I think you should notify the families just in case someone is allergic. Not sure of the wording. Let them know of the kitten and your plan of keeping it away from dc areas.

Be prepared...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By SquirrellyMama
I'm not a hugger, but I have one dcb who is. I...

I'm not a hugger, but I have one dcb who is. I was always fine hugging my own kids, and will sometimes hug dcks. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Here is an excellent site for homeschool...

Here is an excellent site for homeschool curriculum:

www.rainbowresource.com

I suggest lots of games and hands on learning for younger kids. You can teach so much with picture books and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Especially since most of the time they seem to be...

Especially since most of the time they seem to be fixing structural issues to keep the house from falling down.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By SquirrellyMama
No, I'm pretty sure the wife was. They gave her...

No, I'm pretty sure the wife was. They gave her the keys and the dh said it was her business.

Everyone seemed way too optimistic.

Kelly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By SquirrellyMama
Income Property

Has anyone watched this show? I was watching today and instead of an apartment the owners were wanting a daycare in the basement. They had a 2 year old and newborn twins of their own.

The host...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By SquirrellyMama
:lol: likethis

:lol: likethis
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