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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Depending on the law in your state, individual...

Depending on the law in your state, individual landlords may specifically prohibit it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Absolutely! In general, as someone...

Absolutely!

In general, as someone mentioned, you must have zoning approval to open a center. Does this mean residential zoning won't work? NO. Almost every municipality has provisions for special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes, there were tons of hoops, lots of jumping....

Yes, there were tons of hoops, lots of jumping. It CAN be done though. OP, I have a lot of advice on the topic of turning a home into a center. PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I could chat with you at length about this topic....

I could chat with you at length about this topic. If you could pm me, I will provide you my email address. I have opened a center and am contemplating this very idea for my next center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Give the massage a whirl. I wouldn't necessarily...

Give the massage a whirl. I wouldn't necessarily apply any pressure anywhere. A good old fashioned back rub or patting works for me. With my own, I would rub their little tush in a circular motion,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,253
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Calling all LEGALLY unlicensed or LEGALLY...

Calling all LEGALLY unlicensed or LEGALLY unregistered members to chime in. Do you feel this incident gives you a bad name? I do not feel that way. I fully support my legally unlicensed brother and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,253
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
"Certainly not mine". That's a pretty bold...

"Certainly not mine". That's a pretty bold statement. I'm glad you have that confidence.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,253
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
No, it doesn't hurt ALL unregistered or...

No, it doesn't hurt ALL unregistered or unlicensed. Just the illegal ones. The operative word being illegal. I am very interested to know if this was an illegal operation. It matters. I do agree that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,253
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Closet? A closet? Omg no, pkease tell me it's not...

Closet? A closet? Omg no, pkease tell me it's not true. Why why why?? What an awful way to die, I'm guessing screaming and straining to get out, shut in a dark closet. I think I may vomit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,253
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Just :mad::mad::mad: especially if it turns out...

Just :mad::mad::mad: especially if it turns out that unregistered is ILLEGALLY unregistered. Infuriating! I'd like to know if the daycare did not have enough cots or mats? Or was he strapped into a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Now THAT is brilliant! happyface

Now THAT is brilliant! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
They could use a loud voice recording.....I'm...

They could use a loud voice recording.....I'm thinking Chris Rock......yell "HEY GET YOUR BABY OUT, DUMMY!" :lol:
I JOKE.

Eta: I can't take credit for that idea. Mr. Magnolia came up w that
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
PSA on New Car Seat to Prevent Hot Car Deaths!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/24/health/walmart-car-seat-hot-car-deaths/

Hope that link works, I'm on my mobile. I'm going to share this with my families.

While I like this idea, I do think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,579
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
My sincerest sympathies to you and the family.

My sincerest sympathies to you and the family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
If you witnessed another employee leave a child...

If you witnessed another employee leave a child unattended, who wandered out of a gate, you are probably REQUIRED BY LAW to report this. If you don't, you COULD be held responsible as much as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Where were the children sleeping? What did you...

Where were the children sleeping?
What did you say when you opened the door for her to come in? No reply at all, just silence as she gathered her kids? Why did you text her?
Not trying to pry,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
No, I do not know what you mean. No disrespect,...

No, I do not know what you mean. No disrespect, I value your opinions and hard work as an admin and advisor here. I simply don't agree. And I agree with you a vast majority of the time. I see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yep, it's a bold statement, and I stand by it. I...

Yep, it's a bold statement, and I stand by it. I have alarmed doors.I have a keypad entry. I have motion detectors on windows with sills below 3 feet. I have a secured latch on my gate that can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,240
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I know I'm late to this thread, I've been...

I know I'm late to this thread, I've been keeping up with your posts on this whole situation. What a mess, really sorry you are going through a tough term. Hugs to you.

I think I would just stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I stand firm in my opinion. I'm not bashing...

I stand firm in my opinion. I'm not bashing anyone, I'm simply saying that the OP and her staff DROPPED THE BALL in a big , serious and potentially life threatening way. When it comes to the safety...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Picture of herself CRYING on Facebook??? Are you...

Picture of herself CRYING on Facebook??? Are you kidding me???:lol::lol::lol:
What an incredibly ridiculous thing to do, just mind boggling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I totally get what you are saying, and its...

I totally get what you are saying, and its definitely unacceptable for this behavior to be allowed or encouraged at home, this did not happen at home. This happened under the watch of the provider. 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I'm not really buying that the mom "laughed it...

I'm not really buying that the mom "laughed it off". I'd flip out. Who wouldn't? Seriously! "Oh your child was lost for 20 minutes"........I can't envision inserting a casual motherly laugh here....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,134
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes this. OP, you really should pm MV for advice...

Yes this. OP, you really should pm MV for advice on the s@@t storm that is likely coming your way from licensing. I'm sorry this happened to you.

20 minutes is an insanely LONG TIME to not notice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Congrats on the house!!!!! I'm sure he will...

Congrats on the house!!!!!
I'm sure he will come around when he realizes he was jerky.
Maybe he was in a hurry or had something in his head that was distracting him.
:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I try to find a balance between by-the-book and...

I try to find a balance between by-the-book and softie. I have firm policies and I enforce (or not enforce) as I see fit. Does mom need to pay late because of overspending on vacation? Or because her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,031
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I've said this before, but just the phrase...

I've said this before, but just the phrase "attached parenting" makes me cringe. It somehow implies that those of us who did NOT breastfeed and cosleep or occasionally let our babies cry it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
"....especially with child care centers....."?...

"....especially with child care centers....."? What do you mean?

I agree, it does really put it in perspective when you read the news!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-18-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
In Florida, your supervisor would be wrong. You...

In Florida, your supervisor would be wrong. You would be correct. When your lead teacher leaves the room and is not directly supervising, it would be a violation, and a serious one at tbat. From...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,080
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes yes yes yes to all of that. NO excuse for...

Yes yes yes yes to all of that. NO excuse for illegal!
Good job, OP!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
It's about legally unlicensed vs ILLEGALLY...

It's about legally unlicensed vs ILLEGALLY unlicensed. I fully support legally unlicensed. The article said she had 8 childten and only 5 are allowed for unlicensed.
I agree, the state dropped the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Nope this is Fargo, not near oil fields, its a...

Nope this is Fargo, not near oil fields, its a college town I hear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,372
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Don't lick the bottom of your shoes please. :lol:

Don't lick the bottom of your shoes please. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
She wasn't operating legally that day.

She wasn't operating legally that day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/day-care-workers-arres...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/day-care-workers-arrested-for-childs-hot-car-death/

Aaaaaah noooooo. Oh that poor baby:(
My heart aches for these families

Just a PSA to please follow state laws.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
ILLEGAL Strikes Again. Enough!

http://www.inforum.com/news/3760411-autopsy-results-crucial-west-fargo-police-investigate-babys-death-unlicensed-day-care

Once again, someone decided they are above the law......

I know my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes

I have done a residential conversion to a licensed center. I can help, this is in my wheelhouse!
Its a super long answer, so PM me if you'd like.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-23-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,682
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-23-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,682
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I guess you have to decide if you will do test...

I guess you have to decide if you will do test visits and observations or not. I think she assumed if it was ok once, it would be ok twice. I'm sure she is just nervous about putting her new baby ...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,682
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Why would you suggest ANY alternate employment...

Why would you suggest ANY alternate employment options, especially minimum wage jobs that require no skills or education? It didn't seem relevant to your question. It's offensive because it implies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,576
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
The short answer, for me, is no. ...

The short answer, for me, is no.

.....but....my clients love it. Out of state grandparents adore it. If I have a promising prospect
prospect, I may refer them to my page for a candid look at our...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,682
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I just re-read the original post. The line ...

I just re-read the original post.

The line "why don't you be walmart greeters or work at a subway....." is SUPER insulting, and honestly, the most negative comment I've seen in a long time. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I have an awesome group of parents ! happyface

I have an awesome group of parents ! happyface
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,682
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
There's a whole sticky thread "The Positive...

There's a whole sticky thread "The Positive Thread ", that has hundreds of inspiring, uplifting and positive comments. Please visit it.

This is largely a problem solving forum for providers. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Honestly, it rarely comes up! They have been...

Honestly, it rarely comes up! They have been taught "this is your food and that is his food" . I don't allow junk food, so everyone has equally unexciting lunches. Any complaints about lunch are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I don't provide lunch, parents do. My clients...

I don't provide lunch, parents do. My clients prefer this, they can go vegan, gluten free, organic, etc. To say that "parents provide crap, junk food" is definitely not happening here, as I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes I do heat things in the microwave. I won't...

Yes I do heat things in the microwave. I won't cook things in the microwave though (like easy mac)! Fridge and microwave are my only kitchen equipment. It's really, really sweet. No whining, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Run it by your parents.......you never know!...

Run it by your parents.......you never know! Hmmm, ecpected vs required.....I dunno, ask licensing. I have made a successful center by being different and thinking outside the box. You may be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Cuties are cute lil baby oranges🍊🍊🍊:lol:

Cuties are cute lil baby oranges🍊🍊🍊:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Being hard of hearing myself, all I can say is...

Being hard of hearing myself, all I can say is please be patient and don't get frustrated. Try a tap on the shoulder instead of yelling her name. Speak directly to her, with eye contact. Can you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Ok, i will be the odd ball here, and I know my...

Ok, i will be the odd ball here, and I know my reply probably won't help with your issue OP, but I'll throw this out there.......

Your lunch problem is exactly why I don't serve lunch. Kids bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,576
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
This!

This!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,503
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Don't lower your price! There is nothing wrong...

Don't lower your price! There is nothing wrong with your price, there IS something wrong with anyone who thinks your rate is "pricey". :mad:

Tell her if she wants to move to the Gulf Coast of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I think they are visual pollution. Yuck.

I think they are visual pollution. Yuck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
2 rock stars here.......seriously.

2 rock stars here.......seriously.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Oh short version at its finest!:lol:

Oh short version at its finest!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I have a short version of my tour, and a long...

I have a short version of my tour, and a long version. That said, some of my "short version" tours have resulted in wonderful parents. And some long versions weren't as golden as they seemed on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
🍷🍺🍷🍺🍷

🍷🍺🍷🍺🍷
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Waiting list? I'd term if things don't improve...

Waiting list? I'd term if things don't improve quickly. Especially after a broken door....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,456
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I'd have this convetsation face to face, with my...

I'd have this convetsation face to face, with my serious face on. No letter, no email, unless there was continued violation. Then it would be in a two weeks probation letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
On a first day.....I'd kind of expect some...

On a first day.....I'd kind of expect some lingering. Mom probably looking for some feedback? She's not familiar with your procedures yet....hard to follow expectations when you don't know what's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
In the fall, I am doing an advertising campaign...

In the fall, I am doing an advertising campaign that will emphasize part time availability. I had a mom tell me that full-day, part time care is very rare, most places only offer half-day options. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I have a sign I hang on my door. "Your tour was...

I have a sign I hang on my door. "Your tour was scheduled for 5:30. We waited until 540. Our time is valuable. You will not be rescheduled"
I had a tour once who actually called the next day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Unreal. Ummm, yes. Damages please. And honestly,...

Unreal. Ummm, yes. Damages please. And honestly, I'd get a police report.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Inconsolable is on my list of exclusions. Poor...

Inconsolable is on my list of exclusions. Poor baby.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-12-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,484
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
He lives in my town......well Casey Key actually....

He lives in my town......well Casey Key actually. Nice pad. I've seen him several times. He charges his electric car at City Hall. Cool dude. His work scares the crap outta me though. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
:lol: Its not even a stern face I...

:lol:

Its not even a stern face I use........just.....blank, emotionless, just a confirmation "I see you". 😔
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I simply stare at them with a blank look on my...

I simply stare at them with a blank look on my face.....and I don't stop staring. A slow shaking of the head "no" is added as needed. I find the expressionless stare works in many different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Right on sister! Intergalatic Planetaryyyyyyy

Right on sister! Intergalatic Planetaryyyyyyy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yeah, a Help/Slip/Franklin's is an easy half...

Yeah, a Help/Slip/Franklin's is an easy half hour. Twiiiiirrrrrlllll. I only do live recordings. Lol. 52 shows. I ACTUALLY PLAY CASSETTES, my group definitely knows that cassettes mean music. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
We listen to stuff I like, because it helps with...

We listen to stuff I like, because it helps with my happiness too. They enjoy it. Grateful Dead, especially Aiko Aiko, Franklin's Tower and The Music Never Stopped. Bob Marley is popular here too,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,583
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
So....just to express a random thought...

So....just to express a random thought here....There should be STIFF penalties for making unfounded or retaliatory abuse reports. Mad at your daycare provider? Find a new provider. Don't make a falae...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,583
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I can't open this link on my phone. Why did she...

I can't open this link on my phone. Why did she report then? Curious. Was it some sort of retaliation against the parents??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
"Hi, just calling to let you know Johnny is...

"Hi, just calling to let you know Johnny is complaining of an ear ache. He has no fever but is in pain. Pease come to pick him up, as he cannot participate in activities due to pain. "

If he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,583
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Uh, what??? Just term instead of REPORTING...

Uh, what??? Just term instead of REPORTING suspected abuse? Hope for the best? I don't see that as the "moral" to this story at all. The moral should be that providers who report suspected abuse in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,815
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Yes. This. I'm hard of hearing also. Please be...

Yes. This. I'm hard of hearing also. Please be respectful and use text or email as requested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I do. This was also true in my state. I bought...

I do. This was also true in my state. I bought the property, and had to pay a mortgage for 14 months waiting on zoning approval.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Is Anyone a VA Vendor?

I have a client that works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She applied for a VA program that pays me directly a portion of her tuition. It has been over 90 days since she was approved for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I would not be given a license in my state if I...

I would not be given a license in my state if I didn't have a fenced outside play area. I would also not be a sane person without getting outside. As a child, I'd be bored and probably have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I'd let the older child stay ONLY IF he is...

I'd let the older child stay ONLY IF he is symptom free. I'd also casually ask him if he had any medicine before school. If you suspect dope and drop, I'd send older child home as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,984
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I'm also very sorry to hear this. You will need a...

I'm also very sorry to hear this. You will need a week off. I send you peace and strength. Hugs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I would not keep a child that bit me, seriously.

I would not keep a child that bit me, seriously.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,561
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Chicken dinner. Hmmm.......thnking.......

Chicken dinner. Hmmm.......thnking.... (Scratching head. Smell rubber burning)🐔
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Bachelor of Art. Anthropology, minor in History....

Bachelor of Art. Anthropology, minor in History. Specialized in Historic Archeology. Enrolled in Masters program for Education, but never finished. $$ ran out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Totally unfair to insist YOU. find someone to...

Totally unfair to insist YOU. find someone to cover. It's assuredly against your regulations to demand staff work with a contagious condition! Id start looking for a job elsewhere. As a Director, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Now THAT is living large:lol: It's so pretty to...

Now THAT is living large:lol: It's so pretty to look at, but I wonder what kind of ecological disaster is looming. Have you seen the Rotunda here in SWFL? It's not offshore, but same idea.....looks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
:hug: I'm sorry you are not appreciated by this...

:hug: I'm sorry you are not appreciated by this family. It's funny how the difficult children always seem to be in care the longest hours, are never kept home when parents are off work, and have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,173
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
It is swimming weather here today. Gulf of Mexico...

It is swimming weather here today. Gulf of Mexico right around 75 degrees. That's a little chilly for me to swim........but the tourists will be in there! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,173
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
It's so hot in Florida! (news flash)

It's going to be 80 degrees today. Get out your bug spray, because the mosquitos are biting and the fleas are hopping. Shorts weather. I think I'll get the Ninja out for a ride.
So yeah, it's hot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
No extension cords, no multiple strings of lights...

No extension cords, no multiple strings of lights plugged into each other (that falls under no
Extension cords), nothing glass within reach, no edible decorations (like popcorn, cranberry strand),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
50! Brrrrr. (Florida, lol)

50! Brrrrr. (Florida, lol)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I agree with Laurel! Florida is fairly...

I agree with Laurel! Florida is fairly reasonable.

And one more thing.........
".....the weather down here......so fine"
(Jerry Garcia)


:Sunny::Sunny::Sunny:

And Josie, I'm from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,903
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
This is a really good idea Heidi!likethislikethis

This is a really good idea Heidi!likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,951
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Me too! Good job! :hug:

Me too! Good job! :hug:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-04-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Hello Neighbor! Good luck with your business if...

Hello Neighbor! Good luck with your business if you decide to do it. I hope you'll consider joining the forum, it's a great resource. happyface
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
Also....I use Insurance Time of Bradenton for...

Also....I use Insurance Time of Bradenton for both hazard and liability insurance. I love them!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Sugar Magnolia
I am in SWFL also. That sounds high for...

I am in SWFL also. That sounds high for insurance. I pay $511, and I am licensed center with a capacity of 15 children. Its a $600k policy. I'm not sure about home daycare rules, but centers must...
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