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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 01:39 PM
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Posted By frgsonmysox
It sucks. Truly. I think EDS and OCD are a...

It sucks. Truly. I think EDS and OCD are a cruel cruel combo of diagnosis's. I get caught in a never ended spiral at times. EDS causes me to have Chronic Fatigue, POTs, and energy issues. OCD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I don't mind changing the topic :) I just won't...

I don't mind changing the topic :) I just won't back down or anything when asked questions. I'm pretty open and honest about myself. I wrote a blog post once on my frustrations with this line of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
My stance on other threads about nursing being...

My stance on other threads about nursing being the best for your baby? Thats not a stance, it's a fact. I'm not what I've done or said to cause this to be so heated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 161
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Posted By frgsonmysox
It has to do with exposure to mad cow disease. I...

It has to do with exposure to mad cow disease. I was there from the age of 2 until 5 but I am banned for life. I never meet the weight requirements either, but man I do wish I could donate!

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
And I have never once said my entire breast is on...

And I have never once said my entire breast is on show. You just assumed that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I can't donate blood, ever, because I lived in...

I can't donate blood, ever, because I lived in Germany in the 80's.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
It's a peaceful protest/demonstration. A large...

It's a peaceful protest/demonstration. A large group of nursing moms at a location that is not nice to nursing mothers shows OTHERS what is going on, and this creates a scare to those companies. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
Honestly, not off the top of my head. I looked...

Honestly, not off the top of my head. I looked into donating milk years ago before I was placed on meds. Once I was on medication I decided not to pursue it. *I* didn't feel comfortable donating...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
Most doctors are ignorant on what is safe to take...

Most doctors are ignorant on what is safe to take while nursing, or are worried about a lawsuit and therefore anytime you are nursing you should speak to an IBCLC (NOT an LC), or a midwife, or even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
There was actually a nation wide Cracker Barrel...

There was actually a nation wide Cracker Barrel nurse in a few years back. I'm not sure it was this situation or not. I've attended a few nurse ins, and there are few places I have boycotted for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I was worried that quote would be misinterpreted....

I was worried that quote would be misinterpreted. It was more of a response to people saying I nurse for exhibition. I don't. I nurse because I try my hardest to be the best mom *I* Can be. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
A lot of people aren't aware of this, and neither...

A lot of people aren't aware of this, and neither was I at first. Being on pain meds for a long time, and having a disorder that most DOCTORS don't even know about requires one to become quite the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I've never had an issue with kellymom. Perhaps...

I've never had an issue with kellymom. Perhaps its your browser? Kellymom is seriously THE leading nursing information site. Anyway, it has my medications on there and they are listed as safe. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
I disagree. I've known devote Muslims who eat...

I disagree. I've known devote Muslims who eat covered and they have told me what a pain it is. Even though its what they know, they'd rather eat uncovered. Also, babies are supposed to be looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
Thank you :) A different mother in my shoes may...

Thank you :) A different mother in my shoes may have chosen a different path. It doesn't make either of us wrong. My doctors are all perfectly fine with me nursing, not a single one has ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I would not trust this article. It has morphine...

I would not trust this article. It has morphine listed as oxycontin. Morphine and oxycontin are not the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yes, Morphine is one of the safest meds to take,...

Yes, Morphine is one of the safest meds to take, narcotic wise, while nursing.

Also, for long term usage PURE narcotics are far more safer to use. I am actually unable to take any meds mixed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
As kellymom.com is the leading breastfeeding...

As kellymom.com is the leading breastfeeding website I'm not sure why you are so scared of looking at it.

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/aap-approved-meds/#Pain
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT...

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

basically THE database on nursing and medications. Both of mine are safe.

Other medications like methadone are used to treat pain quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
None of my kids have ever had to detox from...

None of my kids have ever had to detox from medications. They were closely monitored after birth to make sure they were fine, and not a single one ever went through withdrawal. I have a great team...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
Meeko - do you want to eat with a blanket on your...

Meeko - do you want to eat with a blanket on your head?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By frgsonmysox
One of my favorite nursing cartoons ever!

One of my favorite nursing cartoons ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I didn't imply anything. I straight up said,...

I didn't imply anything. I straight up said, that nursing with narcotics is better for a child than formula. I did not say those who used formula are bad parents, and the hurt feelings anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I have no issues with people who use formula. I...

I have no issues with people who use formula. I even used formula before, with my oldest. I understand its need, and its great and a huge life saver for many many moms and babies. For ME it was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I'm not saying I'm a rarity by talking about...

I'm not saying I'm a rarity by talking about these, but I see a lot of people who feel the same way I do get driven off and stop posting here. These people have told me that they feel this board is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 161
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Posted By frgsonmysox
this is true. Things live on the internet...

this is true. Things live on the internet forever, and in fact if you google my screen name you'll find a lot under it! I have no issues with being truthful or upfront about myself personally. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
For the record - I've been someone who enjoys a...

For the record - I've been someone who enjoys a debate, and a good conversation, as well as someone who doesn't back down for 6 years now. Ever since I stopped letting people walk all over me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I answered your question. I didn't start taking...

I answered your question. I didn't start taking these particular medications (and yes, they are heavy duty narcotics) without talking to multiple doctors, IBCLCs, and my childs pediatrician. Every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
I literally just sent the email to them - I feel...

I literally just sent the email to them - I feel absolutely sick. Guess it's time to re-advertise. Sigh - my other families love me :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,641
Posted By frgsonmysox
I appreciate all the support you guys :) ...

I appreciate all the support you guys :)

Nanny - I know why you pulled up this thread. Sorry, dear, nothing you say will scare me off. I've been a hard core debater for years, I'm extremely well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
UPDATE: Mom sent a very disturbing email to...

UPDATE:

Mom sent a very disturbing email to me that had my husband wanting to term her on the spot. She basically accused my oldest and my husband on being inappropriate with her kids. What...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,910
Posted By frgsonmysox
Old thread but worth sharing. Pit bull is NOT a...

Old thread but worth sharing. Pit bull is NOT a breed.

"”Pit bull” is NOT a breed. It's a generic term often used to describe all dogs with similar traits and characteristics known to the public...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By frgsonmysox
That is so freaking awesome! I am off to check...

That is so freaking awesome! I am off to check this out! I think some of my parents would love this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By frgsonmysox
THANK YOU! I've been looking for affordable...

THANK YOU!

I've been looking for affordable cots and this is the best price I've seen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
When I first started out parenting I didn't feel...

When I first started out parenting I didn't feel right. I wasn't parenting the way I felt best, but the way my family and my husbands family told us was best.

When our daughter was born, she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
Thats not normal AP parenting. The only one who...

Thats not normal AP parenting. The only one who still co sleeps with us is our 13 month old. All my other kids (8, 6, 4, 3) sleep on their own, at their bed time. Responding appropriately is NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By frgsonmysox
I checked out discount school supplies, but it...

I checked out discount school supplies, but it all seems SUPER pricey and not at all discounted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
A lot of my families it's that way, they tend to...

A lot of my families it's that way, they tend to be military families or medical, or both and they all work LONG hours. All my families are military, 1 is dual military, two are military/medical,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,703
Posted By frgsonmysox
I don't do any forced tummy time. Most kids hate...

I don't do any forced tummy time. Most kids hate it, and never did it with any of my kids, or my friends did it with theirs. They all met milestones fine. I see no reason for tummy time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
I wasn't taking offense, I was just trying to...

I wasn't taking offense, I was just trying to explain. The only daycare room thats not on my main floor is upstairs and they only use that for prek time.

I appreciate all the responses. You've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By frgsonmysox
I started with what I had, which with 5 kids was...

I started with what I had, which with 5 kids was a still a fair bit - plus I homeschooled for a few years so that helped. Now I'm spending a decent amount from each pay check flushing it out,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,466
Posted By frgsonmysox
I'm realizing that I will change my policy here...

I'm realizing that I will change my policy here soon to not have a sibling discount either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By frgsonmysox
I let the kids who are the same ages as my kids...

I let the kids who are the same ages as my kids to occasionally play with them outside of the daycare rooms, but not often. The few times I have something has gone badly, so I think we are squashing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,559
Posted By frgsonmysox
I would love to have a separate home for daycare,...

I would love to have a separate home for daycare, but.... alas, it's not an option. I envy those of you who do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yes, but for us this is a business. It's our job...

Yes, but for us this is a business. It's our job to make sure the parents KNOW what they are signing up for. For them, they are scared and nervous to put their child in the care of someone they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
QFT! None of my daycare centers were AP. In...

QFT!

None of my daycare centers were AP. In fact, one was run by a very conservative, "traditional" parenting lady who was my boyfriends mother. I knew the family well and they were not AP. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yes, an AP parent should find an AP daycare, but...

Yes, an AP parent should find an AP daycare, but as a parent I wouldn't assume anyone would ever let my child just cry themselves to cry to sleep, so as a daycare provider it's your responsibility to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
Wow.... thats crazy! Thats worse than what I'm...

Wow.... thats crazy! Thats worse than what I'm dealing with!

My home is really open floor plan, but it's one of those where there are multiple levels, so the living room is three steps down from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,894
Posted By frgsonmysox
I love that idea!! I'm going to have to adopt...

I love that idea!! I'm going to have to adopt this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
Oh my gosh! I love those ideas!

Oh my gosh! I love those ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
In the two centers I worked at, at the home where...

In the two centers I worked at, at the home where I was a private nanny, and in my own home with my children and my daycare kids its always been against the rules to sleep train and CIO. CIO has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
To clarify, there are three huge chests of toys...

To clarify, there are three huge chests of toys in the baby room. Not all rattles, but blocks, legos, manipulatives, ect. Nothing that wouldn't keep a 5 year old happy. As my older children use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,692
Posted By frgsonmysox
Kids are unsupervised a lot in daycare. There is...

Kids are unsupervised a lot in daycare. There is one person for a few kids, and sometimes that requires being preoccupied. Thats where rules and consequences come in. Even my two year old knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,559
Posted By frgsonmysox
I'm converting my office into another room for...

I'm converting my office into another room for daycare and will be breaking my library couches. One in the library one in my office, plus my desk in my office too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
Update On My Two Troubled Kids

So I had posted that I had two new kids in care, who only played video games and watched TV at home. I've had some issues with the mom, as well, and have tried to gently tell her time and time again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,496
Posted By frgsonmysox
Finally someone talking sense! Also,...

Finally someone talking sense!

Also, feedings are from the beginning of one, to the beginning of another, not from the end to the beginning. Any child care "expert" should know that.

As...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By frgsonmysox
Make sure you tell the parents BEFORE you sleep...

Make sure you tell the parents BEFORE you sleep train, especially the AP one. APers don' tend to sleep train and I would be livid if someone was doing that to my child. Give them a chance to leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By frgsonmysox
My two youngest are perpetually in diapers and no...

My two youngest are perpetually in diapers and no clothes. My nearly three year old is attempting to potty train and likes to wear underwear over his cloth diaper. He doesn't want it covered up, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By frgsonmysox
How do you hand out book orders to your parents?

How do you hand out book orders to your parents?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-20-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 357,879
Posted By frgsonmysox
I just read this WHOLE thread, yes... it took me...

I just read this WHOLE thread, yes... it took me a while lol. I know it's old but since it got bumped this year I'll explain why I am unlicensed.

I looked at getting licensed in my state, and by...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,387
Posted By frgsonmysox
Sign Language is a totally different language. ...

Sign Language is a totally different language. You are teaching your children to be bilingual. Nearly all bilingual children are delayed in each language because they are trying to learn two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,740
Posted By frgsonmysox
also, they have a clearance area ...

also, they have a clearance area
http://www.laminationdepot.com/Shop/Laminating-Clearance-Items/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,740
Posted By frgsonmysox
sorry, just checked back here. Lamination depot,...

sorry, just checked back here. Lamination depot, online. http://www.laminationdepot.com/Shop/Letter-Laminating-Pouches/

Like I said this was a few years ago, their prices have changed. Also my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,363
Posted By frgsonmysox
Honestly for years I said I leaned towards...

Honestly for years I said I leaned towards Buddhism and Paganism. I believe 1000 percent in karma and reincarnation. But I also believe in energies, that some would call Gods and Goddesses. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By frgsonmysox
I LOLed hard

I LOLed hard
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
We lived in base housing for 7 years, and then we...

We lived in base housing for 7 years, and then we finally bought a home. We live, literally, 1 street over from base housing. Military family is such an important thing, especially during times of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
As a military spouse I can't tell you how...

As a military spouse I can't tell you how EXHAUSTING it is to fly solo. We are still expected to do so much and every few months our lives get up rooted. He drops her off here around 3:30 am. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
I know it :( But then I'll get them lifted and be...

I know it :( But then I'll get them lifted and be good for a few more years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By frgsonmysox
I've gotten a few families from Care.com but it's...

I've gotten a few families from Care.com but it's normally me contacting them. Craigslist is the best place for me, and word of mouth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,470
Posted By frgsonmysox
Just a quick tip - bjorns and snugglies should...

Just a quick tip - bjorns and snugglies should NEVER be used. They are really bad on baby's hip and spine, and awful for your back. If you like that carrier type, try an Ergo. I'm disabled and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
I know it :( But then I'll get them lifted and be...

I know it :( But then I'll get them lifted and be good for a few more years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
Um, no? He hangs out because we are friends and...

Um, no? He hangs out because we are friends and we get along. He enjoys having adult conversation and so do I.

Did you know.....

-You can be a man and be friends with a woman with nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,312
Posted By frgsonmysox
It's shocking to ME that a bunch of people who...

It's shocking to ME that a bunch of people who CLAIM to be child care experts don't know the benefits of nursing on demand, and view it as something shocking and to be hidden.

I will not force my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,312
Posted By frgsonmysox
Sorry, but when I nurse my child it's because...

Sorry, but when I nurse my child it's because he's hungry, not because of shock value. How dare YOU tell ME why I nurse my child when I do? He doesn't know an interview is coming up, and as he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,312
Posted By frgsonmysox
As a mother who has nursed ALL of my kids (5 and...

As a mother who has nursed ALL of my kids (5 and trying for number 6), and all of them for extended periods of time, including tandem nursing (nursing two kids at once) what do you expect? My child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
Like I said, most of my families are military...

Like I said, most of my families are military families. A lot of the time their spouses are deployed for long periods of time. The dad I was talking about is dual military family. He works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By frgsonmysox
May I also get some invites?

May I also get some invites?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yes, thats a bit different than I was thinking,...

Yes, thats a bit different than I was thinking, and definitely odd! It seems quite fishy and like she is looking for something to ding you on!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,559
Posted By frgsonmysox
we converted my library into the daycare room,...

we converted my library into the daycare room, but it's still set up as a library. So we have two couches in the daycare room. It's difficult for me to sit on the floor because of a connective...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,740
Posted By frgsonmysox
I LOVE my laminator. I don't buy name brand...

I LOVE my laminator. I don't buy name brand sheets though. I get them through a lamination company. I bought over 1k sheets for under $30. Had my laminator for 5 years and still haven't run out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2013, 11:40 AM
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Views: 2,299
Posted By frgsonmysox
I tell all my interviewing families that if I'm...

I tell all my interviewing families that if I'm not the right fit for their family, they'll know it, and I won't be insulted by it. I'm not going to be the perfect fit for everyone, so tell me I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,312
Posted By frgsonmysox
REALLY?! THATS your craziest? You'd hate me. I...

REALLY?! THATS your craziest? You'd hate me. I nurse all the time, uncovered, everywhere, and I generally pull it out over the top. ALL my daycare families have witnessed this, I've done it during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,470
Posted By frgsonmysox
I feel that if a parent comes to you and explains...

I feel that if a parent comes to you and explains how they do things at home, and its not something you are willing to do then you should be the one to tell the parents your center isn't right for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By frgsonmysox
http://www.navycs.com/2013-military-pay-chart.html...

http://www.navycs.com/2013-military-pay-chart.html

In case anyone is interested. The numbers on the top denote how long each person has been in. This is before taxes. My families are all E5s...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By frgsonmysox
And that 5k take home pay "because they live off...

And that 5k take home pay "because they live off base" includes their BAH and BAS which are both benefits, not a part of a their actual paycheck. If you live in base housing you forfeit your BAH.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By frgsonmysox
I am a military brat, and now a military spouse. ...

I am a military brat, and now a military spouse. I've grown up in the military community, and have spent my entire adult life married to it.

People think the military makes great pay, but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By frgsonmysox
I find it bizarre that you don't allow your...

I find it bizarre that you don't allow your parents in to see where their kids are! I wouldn't ever place my child in the care of someone that I couldn't see the area they are in!

My parents are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,882
Posted By frgsonmysox
One of my parents supplies their own, but also...

One of my parents supplies their own, but also pays me for feeding their child. He said his daughter eats so much that he'd rather help me out, lol. It's not a huge deal. She basically eats the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,363
Posted By frgsonmysox
I am slightly Pagan, neo druidism, and also...

I am slightly Pagan, neo druidism, and also slightly Atheist.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,470
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yay!! Another APer!!! Same here, I...

Yay!! Another APer!!!



Same here, I advertise it and my parents really appreciate it :) Even with FIVE of my own kids I've never had to ignore or make a child self soothe before they are ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,325
Posted By frgsonmysox
When you treat it as a big deal, so will your...

When you treat it as a big deal, so will your kids. If your kids can understand the concept of mommy and daddy, they can understand mommy and mommy. My kids do. It's not something we've ever made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By frgsonmysox
Yeah, I was still planning to give her floor time...

Yeah, I was still planning to give her floor time when I can sit with her one on one and make sure she is protected and safe. I hadn't thought about the floor yard. Thats a great idea and I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,284
Posted By frgsonmysox
"what the" is banned in my home too. All my kids...

"what the" is banned in my home too. All my kids and my daycare kids have picked it up, and all of them are now working on not saying it. I feel the absence of a curse word, when it is implied, is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By frgsonmysox
Does Anyone Else?

I see a lot of people who have their parents pay regardless of attendance or not.

I'm a military family, we live in a military community, and all of my families are military families. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,470
Posted By frgsonmysox
At 8 months thats very normal. ALL my kids did...

At 8 months thats very normal. ALL my kids did that around 8 months. My 13th month old is STILL doing it. So we hold him as much as possible, because truly and honestly kids NEED that touch, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By frgsonmysox
Disabled Child Starting Soon

I have an 18 month old starting soon who is paralyzed from the waist down and has a shunt in her head. At the moment she doesn't require cathing or anything, the main thing is we have to make sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,368
Posted By frgsonmysox
My kids bring travel sized pillows and we just...

My kids bring travel sized pillows and we just wash them once a week or they take them home to wash.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,325
Posted By frgsonmysox
Personally, I'd give the book to all families. ...

Personally, I'd give the book to all families. Having two mommy's isn't wrong. NOT including this girls family into the mix because some people have backwards beliefs is not right. Some people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,057
Posted By frgsonmysox
One of my kids start to throw a fit as soon as...

One of my kids start to throw a fit as soon as his mom gets here, and now his sister is doing it too. I don't allow their fits during the day in my home, they have to sit on a time out stair if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,284
Posted By frgsonmysox
We call them "negative" or "inappropriate" words...

We call them "negative" or "inappropriate" words here. We don't allow the standard curse words, of course. We also don't allow kids to say, "Oh my god" because we don't want to offend others. We...
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