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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Kelly
I just got my first chickens last week. They are...

I just got my first chickens last week. They are so adorable. We spend more time watching them than TV.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By Kelly
It would probably be a good idea to suggest his...

It would probably be a good idea to suggest his parents get it checked out medically even though it's probably not anything to worry about. My cousin's daughter had a brain tumor that causes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kelly
My son has DS. When he was an infant he had no...

My son has DS. When he was an infant he had no health problems and just needed the typical care you would give any infant. He was a little slow drinking his bottle but that was because of his low...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kelly
I've had "Obamacare" for 2 years. I qualify for...

I've had "Obamacare" for 2 years. I qualify for the subsidy and am the only one on the policy (my adult kids live at home but get Medicaid because they are disabled) so my premiums have been around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By Kelly
I would love a copy of anyone's who would like to...

I would love a copy of anyone's who would like to share. Mine is long overdue for an update.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Kelly
Yes, that's what I was worried about. I'm not...

Yes, that's what I was worried about. I'm not licensed but am going to try to get hold of someone who might know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Kelly
Public Transportation

Has anyone ever used public transportation to take their dcks on field trips? I have recently switched to preschool only and would like to take them to the library, children's museum, etc. from time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,737
Posted By Kelly
My son is one of those people with DS who is very...

My son is one of those people with DS who is very stubborn. He has severe OCD and has gotten physically aggressive and destructive but with medication and a good behavior plan he is doing pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,737
Posted By Kelly
I have two sons with Down Syndrome. I adopted...

I have two sons with Down Syndrome. I adopted one when he was 6 days old and the other when he was 3.5. They are actually just a month apart in age and are now 26 years old.

There is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kelly
Outside Storage

What do you all use for storing your outside toys and stuff? I keep everything in plastic baskets or tubs but it always seems to be a mess. Any suggestions for keeping things organized?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kelly
This may be a dumb question but if I file...

This may be a dumb question but if I file electronically how do I attach the statement to my tax return?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-12-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kelly
Does it make a difference that I did not pay for...

Does it make a difference that I did not pay for it all at one time?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-12-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kelly
Payments on Fence

In August 2015 I had a new privacy fence installed to replace an old fence across the back of my yard. Total cost was $1550 but I did not pay for it all at one time. I have been making monthly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kelly
Actually they don't. A low carb diet is not...

Actually they don't. A low carb diet is not necessarily a diabetic diet (in fact the "diabetic diet" that my endocrinologist and her nutritionist recommend has 3 times the amount of daily carbs that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kelly
I would never try to "make" a child talk or bribe...

I would never try to "make" a child talk or bribe her with M & M's to get her to talk. You are setting yourself up for lots of power struggles and frustration both for her and yourself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kelly
I don't see anything wrong with a license-exempt...

I don't see anything wrong with a license-exempt provider charging the same as licensed providers as long as they are within the limits for attendance. License-exempt doesn't mean that they don't do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Kelly
That is what I am transitioning to now. My plan...

That is what I am transitioning to now. My plan is to have a morning Montessori preschool program. I can only have 3 kids without a license but for now that is all I want. I do plan to offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Kelly
50 isn't really that cold. It's not like they're...

50 isn't really that cold. It's not like they're going to get frostbite or anything. They'll be running around playing anyway and would probably get hot if bundled up too much. It was 42 this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,940
Posted By Kelly
You do not have to be accredited to call your...

You do not have to be accredited to call your program Montessori. The name is not trademarked. There are some excellent non-accredited Montessori schools and so not-so-great ones that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Kelly
All children with DS are different. Some have...

All children with DS are different. Some have mild developmental delays, some severe. I have 2 adult sons with DS. Even though they're just a month apart in age, they are total opposites in every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By Kelly
I just started with Webs too. Very easy to use...

I just started with Webs too. Very easy to use so far.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,027
Posted By Kelly
Yes, we love window markers & window crayons!

Yes, we love window markers & window crayons!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By Kelly
I use a liquid product called Liquid Snow Shovel....

I use a liquid product called Liquid Snow Shovel. You can use it as an anti-icer by spraying on before to keep the ice/snow from bonding to the surface. The more layers you put on the better it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Kelly
I highly recommend Karen Tyler's KHT Montessori...

I highly recommend Karen Tyler's KHT Montessori course. It's an online year-long course, very thorough and organized. I thought the price was reasonable for the amount of information and resources...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Kelly
I use something called Liquid Snow Shovell. It...

I use something called Liquid Snow Shovell. It is recommended to use it as a pretreatment to keep ice from bonding with your driveway or sidewalk but you can also spray it on afterwards to melt the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,010
Posted By Kelly
My dcb who is 2.5 usually calls me Mom, has ever...

My dcb who is 2.5 usually calls me Mom, has ever since he started talking. He knows my name, the Mom thing is just a habit. I think it's because he hears my kids call me that. My kids don't care,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kelly
I've read that a couple times before and it makes...

I've read that a couple times before and it makes me cry every time. I happen to be the mom of "that" kid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By Kelly
One of my sons has severe autism. In his special...

One of my sons has severe autism. In his special ed class they taught him to look at people's noses instead of eyes since he can't handle eye contact.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,363
Posted By Kelly
I have had problems with tendonitis for several...

I have had problems with tendonitis for several years and can't go barefoot at all. The only shoes I wear are Birkenstock clogs or sandals. I do wear them inside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By Kelly
I just put my kids' mattresses on the floor so if...

I just put my kids' mattresses on the floor so if the rolled out they didn't go far. Once they got used to that, I got them actual beds and they never had a problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,495
Posted By Kelly
I am definitely attached to my current dcb. I...

I am definitely attached to my current dcb. I feel like his grandma--his mom is about the age of my own kids and I'll never have any grandkids. He's the only one I have right now. He started here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,686
Posted By Kelly
Crocheting and knitting are kind of obsessions...

Crocheting and knitting are kind of obsessions for me--I am always working on something. I make a lot of kids' stuff and used to sell it but I got tired of making the same things over and over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kelly
My son, now 24, was always the snottiest kid. I...

My son, now 24, was always the snottiest kid. I used to say I wished they would invent a car that ran on snot--I would never have to pay for fuel!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Kelly
Great DCM

I only have one dck right now. He is here every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This Thursday night my son was sick with a stomach bug so I texted DCM and told her I would be closed Friday. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By Kelly
Thanks so much for posting this! I first heard...

Thanks so much for posting this! I first heard of Helen Keller when I was 7 and read a biography about her. Annie Sullivan became my inspiration to become a special ed teacher and probably had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Kelly
Find out if there is an ABA (Applied Behavior...

Find out if there is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) specialist in your area. One of the things they do is look at the environment and the situations that lead up to the behaviors so they might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,957
Posted By Kelly
Parks and Rec Once Upon a Time Orange is the...

Parks and Rec
Once Upon a Time
Orange is the New Black (can't say I really loved it but I couldn't quit watching)
Downton Abbey (it's free on Amazon if you have Prime but it's not on Netflix)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By Kelly
My DCM pays every 2 weeks so I create an invoice...

My DCM pays every 2 weeks so I create an invoice for 2 weeks at a time. She pays my regular rate which is less than what the state pays so her invoice never gets below 0.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By Kelly
My state assistance parent pays my regular rate...

My state assistance parent pays my regular rate ahead of time. When I get the check I credit her next payment by clicking at the bottom of the the invoice form on MMK where it says fees or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By Kelly
In Illinois you can but it is not as much as it...

In Illinois you can but it is not as much as it would be if I was licensed. I have one dcb whose mom gets the assistance. She pays me my regular weekly rate, when I get the check I credit it on her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By Kelly
I am legally unlicensed and can have up to 3...

I am legally unlicensed and can have up to 3 kids. I do have a FEIN, pay taxes on my income and the parents can claim the childcare deduction. I can and do accept state assistance, can get on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Kelly
I think I may have my first case of this too. ...

I think I may have my first case of this too. DCB went home early with a fever a Friday. Today he seemed fine but kept telling me his mouth hurt. He had a red spot on the roof of his mouth and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,026
Posted By Kelly
When I told a woman I worked with that my son had...

When I told a woman I worked with that my son had gotten into the sugar bowl, she said, "Oh, you can't let him eat sugar plain like that--it gives you worms!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,982
Posted By Kelly
One dcm picking up her 18-month-old asked me if...

One dcm picking up her 18-month-old asked me if we had played outside. Yes, just like we always do. She said, "I thought so because his hair smells kind of burned."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,989
Posted By Kelly
My son who has Down Syndrome and autism used to...

My son who has Down Syndrome and autism used to do that when he was young. It was definitely some kind of stimming. He is 24 now and seldom does it anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,181
Posted By Kelly
I love that! Maybe drill some little holes in...

I love that! Maybe drill some little holes in the lowest point of each tireto keep water drained out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kelly
I require the dcks to wear shoes outside, not...

I require the dcks to wear shoes outside, not picky about what kind as long as they are closed-toed. I worry too much about injuries or bee stings. This summer I have been having my only dcb (2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By Kelly
The biggest employer in our city is one of the...

The biggest employer in our city is one of the two local hospitals and a lot of their employees work 12-hour shifts. It is very difficult to find child care for long hours. I have only one dcb at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By Kelly
I have a dcm who gets state assistance. I have...

I have a dcm who gets state assistance. I have her pay my regular weekly fee upfront just like any other family and when I get the check from the state (can't always predict when it will come) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,930
Posted By Kelly
I'm not a big believer that hitting a bully back...

I'm not a big believer that hitting a bully back will make them stop bullying. From things I saw when I was an elementary school teacher, the bully is even likely to escalate their behavior. What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Kelly
my son used to get big red blotches when he got...

my son used to get big red blotches when he got mosquito bites. Dr. said it was an allergic reaction to the mosquito bites.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By Kelly
As a mom of 2 sons with DS I would say that they...

As a mom of 2 sons with DS I would say that they were pretty much like any other babies. They each have their own unique personalities and while they may reach milestones at a slower pace they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,343
Posted By Kelly
While this behavior could be somewhat more common...

While this behavior could be somewhat more common in people with DS or other disailities (such as Prader-Willi Syndrome as I mentioned before) I wouldn't say that it is actually typical of children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By Kelly
I only have 1 dck right now (2-yr-old boy) and...

I only have 1 dck right now (2-yr-old boy) and kind of have trouble doing circle time. It just seems awkward somehow with just one kid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,343
Posted By Kelly
Is he on target developmentally? There is a...

Is he on target developmentally? There is a genetic condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome which causes the child to always feel hungry, but it usually also includes developmental delays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,290
Posted By Kelly
I only have one DCB right now and I get along...

I only have one DCB right now and I get along really well with his mom. Not sure we're exactly friends--maybe just casual friends--but I like and respect her and she seems to feel the same. In fact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Kelly
I frequently get that response about my son who...

I frequently get that response about my son who is 24 years old and has Down Syndrome. As if he is being held to lower expectations and that having DS makes it ok for him not to behave in public. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,290
Posted By Kelly
As a former catholic school student, I hate...

As a former catholic school student, I hate uniforms. Our public high schools started requiring uniforms a couple years ago and my daughter hates them too. I think kids should be treated as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By Kelly
I use them and haven't had any problems except...

I use them and haven't had any problems except the sheets have torn at the corners but I had someone make me some sheets that fit better.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,827
Posted By Kelly
Depreciation and rent

I have a couple questions for my taxes. First, depreciation really confuses me. I understand the basic idea but for some reason don't get the details. This year I bought a wall-mount for my TV...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kelly
My own kids (now grown) got pinworms a few times...

My own kids (now grown) got pinworms a few times at school when they were younger. First time it kind of grossed me out but after that just didn't seem like that big a deal. True there's a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,798
Posted By Kelly
I would like to have a separate room for my...

I would like to have a separate room for my daycare and since I am working on setting up a Montessori program I would like new tables, shelves and Montessori supplies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kelly
I only have one dck right now but I still think...

I only have one dck right now but I still think MMK is worth it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,661
Posted By Kelly
I provide diapers and usually use LUVS unless I...

I provide diapers and usually use LUVS unless I get another brand name on sale. I get them from Amazon which is the best deal I;ve found. Never had a problem with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By Kelly
I only have 1 dck right now, not on the food...

I only have 1 dck right now, not on the food program so I paid for it myself. I think it is worth the money even for my currently tiny daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,671
Posted By Kelly
Since I only have 1 dcb right now it's hard not...

Since I only have 1 dcb right now it's hard not to get involved with his play sometimes. He's almost 2 and just starting to keep himself occupied better. He still comes to me every so often with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Kelly
A swat with your hand is spanking. Hitting a...

A swat with your hand is spanking. Hitting a child with a belt or any other object is abuse. Actually although I did spank my own kids sometimes (and now wish more than anything that I hadn't) I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,677
Posted By Kelly
I am legally unlicensed and can have up to 3. ...

I am legally unlicensed and can have up to 3. Right now I just have 1 dcb, 23 months. I have my own kids in my home but they are grown so they don't count in my dc number.

My mom subs for me if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Kelly
Need Help With A Schedule

I am legally unlicensed. I can have up to 3 dcks at a time but currently only have one. I'm not going to try to get any more for a couple months due to some issues with my adult special needs son...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By Kelly
Wish I could but we're not allowed to in the city...

Wish I could but we're not allowed to in the city limits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Kelly
Frequent urination can be a sign of diabetes,...

Frequent urination can be a sign of diabetes, though usually that also includes more drinking too. It would probably be a good idea to get his blood sugar checked just to be sure.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,592
Posted By Kelly
When my brother was born, he had a lot of really...

When my brother was born, he had a lot of really long hair. The nurses in the hospital would brush it up into a little curl on top of his head like a kewpie doll. The day Mom & Dad brought him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By Kelly
I would probably recommend checking with his...

I would probably recommend checking with his doctor but it's not uncommon for kids that age to have some weird speech issues come up. Usually it resolves on its own as long as you don't make a big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Kelly
When my son was little I always wished they could...

When my son was little I always wished they could find a way to make cars run on snot. I'd never have to buy gas again!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By Kelly
I am unlicensed and I use it.

I am unlicensed and I use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kelly
With my DCB who is here long hours, it is only 3...

With my DCB who is here long hours, it is only 3 days a week. I don't think at this point his mom has a lot of options besides bringing him to me. His dad is in prison for shaking him when he was 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kelly
I only have one dcb right now. He's 21 months...

I only have one dcb right now. He's 21 months and I have him 3 days a week for 13 hours each day. His mom works 12-hour shifts at the hospital. They are long days but since it's only 3 times a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,131
Posted By Kelly
My first son is 23. I adopted him at 6 days. He...

My first son is 23. I adopted him at 6 days. He has a lot of challenges including Down Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and OCD but the thing he loves most is making people laugh. He collects movies and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,342
Posted By Kelly
I have 3: 2 sons who are both 23 (not twins) and...

I have 3: 2 sons who are both 23 (not twins) and a daughter 17. They all have special needs and all still live at home.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kelly
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-15-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kelly
Text Messages

I don't have a landline, just my cell phone. Since I don't text much, it costs less for me to pay the cell company 20 cents per text instead of a flat amount each month for texting. Some of my DC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kelly
One of my dcbs had it recently, mostly in his...

One of my dcbs had it recently, mostly in his diaper area but a few on his face. Most of the bumps have gone away on their own--took about a month. I didn't think about excluding him--didn't seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,395
Posted By Kelly
I'm not going to argue over the details. The...

I'm not going to argue over the details. The home improvements were just one example--I know for sure that they live together. And I don't think it's right that they take advantage of the system. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,395
Posted By Kelly
I do know for sure that DCD does live with them. ...

I do know for sure that DCD does live with them. Just today she was telling me what improvements he's been making on the house because they want to sell it. (She tends to be one of those parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,395
Posted By Kelly
Parent Dishonest on Assistance Forms

I have a DCB who's 2.5 and has been with me on and off for about a year & a half. At first he was part time but now just drop in. His mom works 3-4 days per week, schedule varies. Dad has had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 107,748
Posted By Kelly
In Illinois we can have 3 unrelated kids. I have...

In Illinois we can have 3 unrelated kids. I have 3 but usually only have 1 or 2 at a time. I think you can have more as long as you only have 3 at a time. I don't know how your own kids count...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kelly
One of our dogs brought in a rabbit once too. ...

One of our dogs brought in a rabbit once too. And the cat has also brought in a snake and a baby red-bellied woodpecker. The woodpecker was really hard to catch! It was big and I was scared of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kelly
Our Surprise Visitor Today

My two 2-year-old dcbs were playing by the sliding door that looks out on the back yard. One of them said, "I see a bunny." I assumed that he meant it was outside until a little rabbit went running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kelly
Help with a Big Decision

Sorry if this is long--I'm trying to make a big decision and could use some advice. I am currently legally unlicensed. I can have 3 kids at a time without a license. My daycare has been open for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By Kelly
I used an old crib to make a barrier around mine....

I used an old crib to make a barrier around mine. The ends are attached to the brick and I can lift out the center part if I want to. We don't use the fireplace (hoping to convert it to gas...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 05-08-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,921
Posted By Kelly
Wouldn't be a problem for me because my family...

Wouldn't be a problem for me because my family already eats gluten-free---completely grain-free in fact.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,001
Posted By Kelly
Besides the fact that I would never put anything...

Besides the fact that I would never put anything made with tiny beads on a baby (my own or anyone else's) I'm also a die-hard skeptic. This author pretty much sums up my thoughts:
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By Kelly
Rain Gear

I would like to be able to take my dcbs out on rainy days and was wondering what all of you recommend for rain gear. They are 15m, 2 yrs and 4 yrs. I also might be getting a 2m old baby--what do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,522
Posted By Kelly
I have Lysol one too. I think the amount it...

I have Lysol one too. I think the amount it dispenses is just about right, not too much for little hands. I never thought of refilling it myself but will definitely try that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Kelly
So That's How It Works

I have a 4-year-old DCB who always cracks me up with the things he said. Today he told me, "If you're sick and you leave your mouth open too long, puke will come out." :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By Kelly
I am legally unlicensed too. I can only watch 3...

I am legally unlicensed too. I can only watch 3 children (my own kids live with me but are grown) but that is really enough for me. I just don't feel like jumping through all the hoops the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,589
Posted By Kelly
I'm not really a big fan of carpet but I'm...

I'm not really a big fan of carpet but I'm considering it for my DC area. I have laminate in the living room and 2 of the 3 bedrooms (DD wanted to keep carpet in hers) and love it. The daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kelly
I have a 2-year-old dcb who has CF. The main...

I have a 2-year-old dcb who has CF. The main thing I have to do it give him a couple enzyme capsules sprinkled into applesauce whenever he eats. He is not a good eater--mostly eats junk food at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kelly
DCM's Breakfast

DCM dropped her son off this morning and on the way out she stopped at the door and said, "You wouldn't have like any Little Debbie cakes or anything would you? I didn't have time to eat breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By Kelly
Styes are not contagious to anyone else. ...

Styes are not contagious to anyone else. However, the bacteria in them can spread to the area around the eye (pre-orbital cellulitis.) If she has redness and/or swelling around the whole eye she...
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