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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,324
Posted By Hazel
I ask for them. All the time! I use the reusable...

I ask for them. All the time! I use the reusable bags now when I go shopping and I just never had enough. I only have 1 DCB potty trained so that's alot of diapers to deal with! I used to do exactly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hazel
You're very lucky! I only take paid scheduled...

You're very lucky! I only take paid scheduled holidays (they are in my contract) and any unscheduled days that I close (personal, sick or vacation) are unpaid. I do not give discounts if the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
I wear scrub tops. I am short with big boobs, so...

I wear scrub tops. I am short with big boobs, so ANY style neck that isn't a stinking turtle neck always shows off too much of the girls... For work anyway! :lol:
I decided that my regular clothes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,576
Posted By Hazel
I know I need to take some time. I DO close for...

I know I need to take some time. I DO close for the major holidays.
Memorial Day
Labor Day
July 4th
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday )
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Years day
Close at 3 pm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,576
Posted By Hazel
My rate is $35 a day. Minimum of a 3 day week and...

My rate is $35 a day. Minimum of a 3 day week and scheduled days are required.
All my scheduled closed holidays are paid. Any sick or vacation days the families take are paid. The ONLY days I do no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,092
Posted By Hazel
I have a parent like this. Not the yelling but...

I have a parent like this. Not the yelling but just the way she speaks. Last week she unbuckled the baby from her car seat, picked the baby up and wrinkles her nose. She then Proceeds to hold the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,611
Posted By Hazel
I'm the same way. I ask EVERY family at the...

I'm the same way. I ask EVERY family at the interview if they have issues with their child learning about and celebrating holidays. I was raised catholic and have raised my children with a catholic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,611
Posted By Hazel
We had one family like this in the last center I...

We had one family like this in the last center I worked at. I worked it out that she didn't attend our parties (went to another classroom) and if we did art that was specifically holiday themed (jack...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,670
Posted By Hazel
I feel your pain. I have one mom like this. This...

I feel your pain. I have one mom like this. This is the mom who is ALWAYS behind on payments (my fault, I let it happen... I'm too nice) BUT every week, at some point, she complains about her money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,796
Posted By Hazel
I used to take checks but now only take cash....

I used to take checks but now only take cash. I've had quite a few bounce and although the parents apologized, wrote another check AND my bank doesn't charge fees for this, it is very inconvenient....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By Hazel
When I was a kindergarten teacher in a large...

When I was a kindergarten teacher in a large center, we had one of my students diagnosed. Her stepfather agreed to come daily to test her and give her insulin if needed. My center would not allow us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By Hazel
Omg! In you're house! I'm so sorry! I also have 2...

Omg! In you're house! I'm so sorry! I also have 2 Boston Terriers and one has been attacked by the same Pitt twice! Once on my own front porch.
The attacks were 6 mos apart. First one was my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By Hazel
I also agree with the over sanitizing issue. I...

I also agree with the over sanitizing issue. I only used diluted white vinegar to clean. Bleach causes major issues here with my asthma so I make citrus vinegar. I just take the peels of several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By Hazel
It's actually quite easy. 2 cups fresh...

It's actually quite easy.


2 cups fresh elderberries OR 1 cup dried elderberries
4 cups water
6 whole cloves
2 TBS fresh grated ginger (dried can be substituted but not powdered)
2 Cinnamon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
Angry I told everyone the party was today but "no...

I told everyone the party was today but "no costumes". Yes it would have been much more fun to have them dress up but I've experienced what you went through and didn't want to do it again. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By Hazel
This year is gonna be really tough with the tree....

This year is gonna be really tough with the tree. My house is a straight through, meaning living room open to dining room and a door into the kitchen... I used the living room as the playroom and use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By Hazel
I make elderberry syrup. I take 2 tbsp twice a...

I make elderberry syrup. I take 2 tbsp twice a day. I wash my hands a lot. I drink a lot of water. I nap if I need to. I try not to do anything that will trigger my allergies (I tend to get a cold...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,034
Posted By Hazel
The group we have right now are ALL late day pick...

The group we have right now are ALL late day pick ups so after a few weeks of whining hungry kids at 5pm every day we decided to change things up.
I now have breakfast from 8:30 to 9. I used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Hazel
An update on our little guy. He stopped by...

An update on our little guy. He stopped by yesterday with his dad to drop off payment and acted like his normal self. Wanted to get down and play! Lol.
I talked to mom last night and she got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,124
Posted By Hazel
I used one for my daughter in her bedroom as a...

I used one for my daughter in her bedroom as a baby... I found that it just starts to stink, like the smell seeps into the plastic. Right now I have a different type of diaper can (not sure of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,666
Posted By Hazel
That is so funny! I feel so lazy without shoes!...

That is so funny! I feel so lazy without shoes! Even slippers don't work!
And yes, it's JUST LIKE walking on ice! Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hazel
I only take school aged kids as a favor to the...

I only take school aged kids as a favor to the parents, not the norm for me, so How I charge is probably much different. Here's what I do:
Before school (up to 2.5 hours) $5
After school (up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Hazel
For families. No vacation days. No sick days ...

For families. No vacation days. No sick days
For me. Unpaid vacation, sick or personal days. Paid holidays (listed in contract)
Had more issues when I offered a payment free vacation week for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Hazel
I haven't seen the show but I would need 5 full...

I haven't seen the show but I would need 5 full timers and a part timer to make that much. believe it or not, I am a lot cheaper compared to other daycares around me. ALOT.. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
Dear DCM, Today you walked into my home 10...

Dear DCM,
Today you walked into my home 10 minutes before I open bc my adult DD didn't lock the door when she came back from grabbing us some coffee at dunkin donuts.. I didn't say anything bc I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,161
Posted By Hazel
Maybe they don't allow birds for allergy reasons...

Maybe they don't allow birds for allergy reasons as well? My daughter is allergic to birds too. Very allergic. We had parakeets once and when they would preen themselves and fluff/ ruffle their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By Hazel
:lol::lol::lol::lol:likethis

:lol::lol::lol::lol:likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Hazel
So sorry for you having to go through that! What...

So sorry for you having to go through that! What a nightmare! Just goes to show, anything can happen, even to the most careful person!
I got to see the little guy (dad was dropping off the payment)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,666
Posted By Hazel
I also worry about stepping on fingers and toes...

I also worry about stepping on fingers and toes but I just can't go without shoes... I feel too lazy and don't want to do anything.. Plus my feet hurt like heck when I don't have sneakers on. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,161
Posted By Hazel
I also ALWAYS let people know before they...

I also ALWAYS let people know before they interview that I have two dogs and two cats, more for allergies than anything. I've never had an issue... So sad that people react that way. I have one cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By Hazel
The big one I have needs a lot of work but it has...

The big one I have needs a lot of work but it has really good "bones". I recently scored and found a "mini" one too! It's half the width of the traditional ones and is Art Deco style. Previous owners...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 114,137
Posted By Hazel
I am legally unlicensed, so I don't have an...

I am legally unlicensed, so I don't have an "official" name but I've used "Puddle Jumpers" on my business cards. In The first daycare I ever worked at while in college, each classroom had a name. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Hazel
Prayers for DCB

One of my all time favorite DCB (18 mos) had an accident over the weekend. Some how he was able to reach up onto the kitchen table and pull his fathers freshly made coffee down onto himself. His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By Hazel
The way my house is set up for normal use: large...

The way my house is set up for normal use: large open area from front door to door to the kitchen. Halfway down the room, my steps go up so the second half of the room is more narrow. So large area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,161
Posted By Hazel
My two Boston Terriers roam freely but they stay...

My two Boston Terriers roam freely but they stay ling the living room mostly all day. My 2 cats roam free as well but they avoid the kids.. They are usually upstairs sleeping on my bed. My dart frog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Hazel
My parents don't have a contracted time. I am...

My parents don't have a contracted time. I am open 7:30 to 5:30. I do required them to have a set weekly schedule tho with a 3 day minimum. I also ask them to try and stick to a approximate drop off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Hazel
I had them. They took up a ton of space and...

I had them. They took up a ton of space and although they are tough, it depends on the kids you have. Here I could only get them out as an activity, not free play. If I didn't stand over them while...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,595
Posted By Hazel
I have a family where mom is a teacher. They keep...

I have a family where mom is a teacher. They keep full time spot but are more flexible. Sometimes off on a Friday, drop off later, pick up a little earlier. They still pay the full time rate to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hazel
I used to give families 1 week payment free for...

I used to give families 1 week payment free for vacation. It worked out for the first 4 years bc I have it in my contract that I take 1 week unpaid vacation per year and everyone I had always took...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,538
Posted By Hazel
I had a child similar to this. He ended up...

I had a child similar to this. He ended up kicking my dog so hard he broke his rib and gave him a concussion. I called mom and termed immediately. He had been here a month and I should have seen this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By Hazel
I have a no shoes policy for the kids but the way...

I have a no shoes policy for the kids but the way my playroom is set up, it's the first room in the house by the front door, I have the playroom rug over more to the side of the room and a door mat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,791
Posted By Hazel
I would absolutely pass! If they are acting like...

I would absolutely pass! If they are acting like this they will probably be those nightmare parents we've all had once in our careers (if you haven't you're very lucky!)
I've been interrogated to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
Dear DCM, I understand your financial...

Dear DCM,

I understand your financial troubles but no, you can not pay me with food stamps. That's illegal!

( I actually laughed when she asked me this bc I thought she was joking! )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By Hazel
I am having the same issue. 99% of my kids USED...

I am having the same issue. 99% of my kids USED to come from Craigslist... But I've had my ad up for a month and not one call or email. I decided to make a Facebook page for my daycare. I would ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,823
Posted By Hazel
Don't judge me but.... I still have and use the...

Don't judge me but....
I still have and use the naughty/nice app! It scans the child's finger and tells them if they are naughty or nice... And I know the secret to making it say what I want it to!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,908
Posted By Hazel
Oh yes! When I'm done for the day I seriously...

Oh yes! When I'm done for the day I seriously like to be left alone. When my daughter is home (not at her dads) I do everything I can (cuddle, play, snuggle up and watch a movie) but when she's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By Hazel
That's a tough one.. I've had kids come that were...

That's a tough one.. I've had kids come that were ready for a photo shoot everyday and others that come with clothes that are too small, smell like a musty basement and have dirty fingernails. one...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 03-26-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,368
Posted By Hazel
My insurance broker is a friend of mine that used...

My insurance broker is a friend of mine that used to work for my old insurance company. He left and went out on his own and, knowing what I do for a living, He set up my homeowners with a $1 million...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,701
Posted By Hazel
I have a 4month old DCG right now and it doesn't...

I have a 4month old DCG right now and it doesn't seem to matter how long I wait, she ALWAYS spits up on her blanket during tummy time. She is also transitioning from breast milk to formula and has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,486
Posted By Hazel
I get more scams through Craigslist than I do...

I get more scams through Craigslist than I do actual clients. 10 a day at least. Most are moving from another country and need me for a few months. Scam!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Hazel
Haha! That's awesome! bc my fiancée has offered...

Haha! That's awesome! bc my fiancée has offered to hire someone to come in either once a week or just once a month to help me give the place a thorough cleaning (things that normally get put on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,363
Posted By Hazel
Raised Roman Catholic with 14 years of catholic...

Raised Roman Catholic with 14 years of catholic education under my belt but I am now what is considered Pagan. I believe what I believe, it doesn't follow any one specific organized religion. HOWEVER...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,636
Posted By Hazel
I agree with you there! Some babies are a...

I agree with you there! Some babies are a pleasure to feed, but some are not so much fun! Twisting, mouthing the nipple only to scream when you take it away... Def not my fav part of my job. Love to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,636
Posted By Hazel
Oh god! Yes! I have a spoiled baby right now and...

Oh god! Yes! I have a spoiled baby right now and I can definately say that this is the worst! And not just babies, but my one dkb that I've had since he was 10 weeks old ( now nearly 4yo) is dealing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,126
Posted By Hazel
I encountered those bruise like spots at my first...

I encountered those bruise like spots at my first dc job. It was an African American infant and I SWEAR it was on her bum in the shape of a hand! The lead teacher was an older seasoned provider for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,778
Posted By Hazel
I had this with a new family (young, first baby)...

I had this with a new family (young, first baby) and sleeping.
Said, at 4 months old, he only sleeps 20 mins at a time.. Even at night!
Found out that their version of letting him "cry it out" was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Hazel
I'm not sure what to tell you since in the 10...

I'm not sure what to tell you since in the 10 years I've been doing this, yes I have raised my rates, but the way I do it is raise them for incoming families. So eventually, with turnover, I now have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,308
Posted By Hazel
I had the same thing. When they signed up with 2...

I had the same thing. When they signed up with 2 kids, dad was deployed and mom off Fridays. They contracted 5 days bc this gives mom a day to get her stuff done and be able to spend quality time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,308
Posted By Hazel
For me, my house is open. I am available 7:30am...

For me, my house is open. I am available 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday. I don't give a hoot what the parent is doing... I am doing my job. Now, does that mean I don't get irritated when a kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Hazel
I don't give any! If I am here and it's your...

I don't give any! If I am here and it's your scheduled day? You pay.. Here or not. I do not give vacation time either. I used to, but then 2 years in a row I had all the families take their vacations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
No rest today!

So my youngest is a 20 month old super ball of energy (aren't most?), a real little spit fire! Yesterday she slept very well at nap and then went to bed on time last night, no problems... But woke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Hazel
I just had one like that. Parents would complain...

I just had one like that. Parents would complain when he started that he sleeps for 20 mins at a time.... I noticed it happened here too, but over about 3 weeks he slept longer and longer (still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,923
Posted By Hazel
I don't get it. I only got the shot ONCE and got...

I don't get it. I only got the shot ONCE and got a different strain of the flu that same year! That was the ONLY time I got the shot and the ONLY time I got the flu...l
But I will say, a DCM of mine...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-08-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By Hazel
I have a professional accountant do my taxes (bc...

I have a professional accountant do my taxes (bc my DH's dad owns his own company and I get it done free!!)
this is exactly how MINE LOOKS! I too make around 26,000 and by the end of claiming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hazel
hmmm.... schedule... well nothing concrete... ...

hmmm.... schedule... well nothing concrete...
but some things that I do regularly:

*I drop my DH off at work in the AM and have 1 hour before DCK come, so I will vaccuum the downstairs area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 619,031
Posted By Hazel
She called me unethical!!!!!!!!!!!

So I have lost ALOT of my kids since June, have been advertising like a maniac but business is slow where I live. Ive had 1 full time spot open since June and 1 full and 1 part time open since Sept....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Hazel
That is a great feeling, isn't it? Congrats!!...

That is a great feeling, isn't it? Congrats!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By Hazel
Oh yay! Didn't notice that yet! My birthday is...

Oh yay! Didn't notice that yet! My birthday is the 4th so this year I can go away! Woohoo! I'll take the day for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By Hazel
Thanks! I took the hands on classes so many...

Thanks! I took the hands on classes so many times, i really just need the refresher and certificate. This helps! Ty
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By Hazel
Online CPR Certification

I've Been certified for infant child First aid and CPR many times through the daycares I've worked at and then when I started my home daycare, my sister's center that she worked at would allow me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By Hazel
I had a SEVEN YEAR OLD do this once! I don't mean...

I had a SEVEN YEAR OLD do this once! I don't mean to be disrespectful to anyone, but he was what we would call " not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree" to begin with.. I'm thinking he went to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Hazel
Angry I have a similar issue.... Well, sort of.. I...

I have a similar issue.... Well, sort of..
I only have 3 families on Wednesday. One said they wouldn't be here. The second hasn't bothered to say they aren't coming today (and it's almost noon!) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By Hazel
I had a mom that scolded her son for crawling...

I had a mom that scolded her son for crawling around on his knees bc he was ruining his pants. They would only last a few weeks before they would wear down and rip. I didn't agree with it, but since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,380
Posted By Hazel
We made 2 ornaments that I found on pinterest....

We made 2 ornaments that I found on pinterest. One was a bubble style ball with snowmen made out of their thumb prints, the second was a shiny red ball with reindeer faces also out of thumbprints. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,825
Posted By Hazel
Ya know, I think about the way all of my local...

Ya know, I think about the way all of my local schools are set up.. And yes, they have a door bell/ buzzer for visitors, but the doors lead right to the school! Not into the office..that's off to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
Posted By Hazel
Yes, like everyone said, find out everything you...

Yes, like everyone said, find out everything you can. I am what they call a "neighbor/relative provider" bc I am unlicensed and only accept 3 kids (legal limit for unlicensed). They will only pay $13...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By Hazel
I will only hold a spot for 2 months MAX and they...

I will only hold a spot for 2 months MAX and they must put down 2 weeks deposit. It will go toward their FIRST week and their LAST week. They must make a payment on the second week. (I've had 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Hazel
My rates are weekly and since I get paid on...

My rates are weekly and since I get paid on Mondays, I have give an invoice for how ever many Monday's there are that month. If the last day of the month is a Monday, they are technically paying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,819
Posted By Hazel
I've never gotten a weeks pay but the gifts I've...

I've never gotten a weeks pay but the gifts I've recieved have varied WIDELY over the years. $50 visa gift card, $50 to nice restaurant, $25 to WaWa (local convenience store for coffee ect), $10 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,215
Posted By Hazel
If the mom feels she needs a private place to BF...

If the mom feels she needs a private place to BF then she should do it in the privacy of her own home. I would allow a mom to sit on my sofa or at the kitchen table if she needed to nurse, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,825
Posted By Hazel
I completely agree! I am all about the 2nd...

I completely agree! I am all about the 2nd ammendment but these guns were created for military use! Why would a regular citizen need one? No need for this kind of horror to happen again! Omg, I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By Hazel
I have a no shoe policy for the kids, but that's...

I have a no shoe policy for the kids, but that's bc I've had one i that stepped in dog poo and did not notice, and neither did his parents! I was so grossed out that I replaced the rug! (he had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Hazel
I showed the reindeer cam yesterday too, right...

I showed the reindeer cam yesterday too, right when Santa came out my oldest (4.5) says, "that's santa's helper.. Not Santa! Ugh... I just pulled him aside and gave him the speech.... You're the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By Hazel
Oh, haha.. CYA .. Cover my .... Yea, when I saw...

Oh, haha.. CYA .. Cover my .... Yea, when I saw it as C-YA to reminded me of what my kids text to me! Lol. I get it! Duh!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By Hazel
Immensely! Thank you! Any to the others, do you...

Immensely! Thank you!
Any to the others, do you mean C-YA as in term them? I couldn't do that. My enrollment is so low that they are my only full timers and have 2 kids! Ugh I just couldn't. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By Hazel
You don't think I should have him sign anything?...

You don't think I should have him sign anything? I don't want to upset them but I'm nervous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By Hazel
Should I Cover My Butt?

I had a a DCF ask to bring moms niece and nephew today while sister is in town working. Of course I agreed and everything went great until they left.
Mom is carrying 18mo nephew and walking 3yo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Hazel
This was awesome!!! Ty!!!!

This was awesome!!! Ty!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By Hazel
I have this going on too.. Why do the parents...

I have this going on too.. Why do the parents feel kids should have free run of .your house? I designate the largest room on the first floor to them.. I seperate it from my living space by a very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,745
Posted By Hazel
I have a Chinese family and it's a tradition to...

I have a Chinese family and it's a tradition to cut a baby's hair at 100 days old. Don't know if this is just for boys tho (since i only have the one boy) but he looked SO much better!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
From what I was told... It was her lower leg...

From what I was told... It was her lower leg (shin), broken straight through. Mom told me that the doctor gave a couple scenarios as to what could have possibly happened.
1) she was dropped
2)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
I have a pediatric physicians assistant mom here...

I have a pediatric physicians assistant mom here (I've had her 18 month old since she was 7 weeks!) but due to privacy issues, I can't talk to her about it! I would love her take on it as well. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
Wow! I'm glad nothing happened to you with that!...

Wow! I'm glad nothing happened to you with that! Serously, biting can happen.. For it to be the first time and go right over your head like that? Ouch! I had a biter and it's aweful! Thank goodness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
Nuresemaid's elbow! Had that happen here ONCE,...

Nuresemaid's elbow! Had that happen here ONCE, but only bc it had happened 3 times at home. Once it happens it's happens more and more easily... Normal kind of thing. Must have scared the poo outta...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
Yea, I only know what they told me.. But the...

Yea, I only know what they told me.. But the provider said she had a great day yet the 5 yo brother said she'd been crying ALOT. I take that with a grain of salt bc any noise a baby makes is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
I honestly feel kinda bad for the provider. I...

I honestly feel kinda bad for the provider. I mean, yes.. she could have hurt her intentionally, but i highly doubt that. I think its just like you said, she might not have even seen it happen....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By Hazel
Scary Thought!!!!

One of my DCD just called. His sister may be looking for new childcare for her 3 month old and wondered if I would take her until they figured out what they were going to do. I thought this statement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,697
Posted By Hazel
I swear tho, I think sometimes parents get bugged...

I swear tho, I think sometimes parents get bugged when I tell little Billy or Suzie to come out of the living room or kitchen, That it is my families space and he and his friends have the biggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 34,992
Posted By Hazel
Whoooaaaaa! You had 17 kids? Am I reading that...

Whoooaaaaa! You had 17 kids? Am I reading that right!? No wonder you were turned in! In PA you can ONLY have 3 kids that are unrelated to you without a license! And related ONLY means kids or grand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By Hazel
We have Henry! He is a very experienced elf! He...

We have Henry! He is a very experienced elf! He has been around since the 1950s and doesn't look like the new elves out there. My daughter wanted to know why Santa sent him and not the red kind all...
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