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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would let them know that their notice does not...

I would let them know that their notice does not start until its official. If she wont know till end of August, then once she finds out, her two weeks starts from that day. If she ends up paying for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
First thing I would do is take that out of your...

First thing I would do is take that out of your contract for the provider having to give notice. I like to give clients a heads up, but in the case of a client I just want to be done with, I want the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would just tell her that you have a spot for...

I would just tell her that you have a spot for the toddler, but you cannot guarantee a spot for the baby come November. Unfortunately, you won't have that information until closer to October. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think you're overreacting. I would have...

I don't think you're overreacting. I would have done the same thing. If your child is that upset, and it's an abnormal reaction for him, then something in the environment has changed. Bringing it to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I wouldn't rock to sleep. I would feed, play,...

I wouldn't rock to sleep. I would feed, play, change diaper, lay down for nap. It would be consistently the same routine every single day, and every single nap. I would let her cry and work it out. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would offer the position to the temporary...

I would offer the position to the temporary family as a drop-in position. Your current Mom is paying for the position to be available in January. The temporary family is paying to use the open spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. Not pooping on the potty means to me she...

I agree. Not pooping on the potty means to me she is not potty trained. A lot of kids show resistance to pooping because they are potty trained too early and feel too much pressure. It can be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't really over-analyze children's behavior....

I don't really over-analyze children's behavior. Barring any special needs, I stick with the basics.


Are they eating really healthy,
getting enough sleep, both during the day and at night ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If he was truly "potty trained", wearing...

If he was truly "potty trained", wearing underwear or diapers wouldn't make any difference. It's not confusing. He is not ready and I would put them back in diapers or pull up until he is able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I used it as a deterrent. If your kid has a...

I used it as a deterrent. If your kid has a fever, keep them home and you will miss less work. If you bring them, you will not only miss a day due to having to come get them early, but you will not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree with this. She was a volunteer in your...

I agree with this. She was a volunteer in your child care facility, so her payment is the responsibility of her program. Your director really has no right to ask her to return and volunteer more time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yowza! What a hot mess! The cab thing would be a...

Yowza! What a hot mess! The cab thing would be a definite no for me, but so would all of the other issues. I doubt you will see any money, but not having to deal with them anymore would be payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,070
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My local news did a story on this and asked the...

My local news did a story on this and asked the viewers if they ever used carseats or rock n plays for sleep. Out of 2500 responses, over 80% said they had or were currently using them.

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be really straight up with mom and dad. ...

I would be really straight up with mom and dad. I would have started sleep training about 7 months ago, but I still think it's possible to get him on board, if you can keep a consistent nap routine....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,081
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I completely respect your opinion and appreciate...

I completely respect your opinion and appreciate the different perspective. I have worked with children who have food insecurities and I have dealt with my own growing up. I've also dealt with a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think medicating kids is super common, both at...

I think medicating kids is super common, both at home and in daycares. In the article above, it said that one in five parents admit to using Benadryl on their young child. It sounds like doctors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,081
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would have had a hard time not letting my eyes...

I would have had a hard time not letting my eyes roll all the way to the back of my head.:rolleyes: Macaroni artwork, colored noodle necklaces, play dough, bean bags filled with rice, ect...these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,001
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would terminate care with mom for sure. Let her...

I would terminate care with mom for sure. Let her know that being drug into their custody battle is not acceptable in your daycare. If you are served the subpoena, you will abide by what the law says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
No. Vaccinations are an optional form of...

No. Vaccinations are an optional form of preventative medicine. They may be required for some jobs and to attend public school or daycare in some states, but they are not mandatory to exist. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That looks awesome! Congrats to your...

That looks awesome! Congrats to your daughter!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That lady is crazy! What world is she living in?...

That lady is crazy! What world is she living in? Parents are not spending more time with their kids. Dropping them off at 10 different activities every week after long days at school or daycare is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would pass as well. I dont mind sleep training...

I would pass as well. I dont mind sleep training babies when parents are on board, but 11 months is a very tough age to start. Separation anxiety and stranger danger are strong at that age. Couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think in order to set realistic expectations...

I think in order to set realistic expectations for babies and children, you need to have a good amount of experience caring for them and understanding their needs, so I rarely expect realistic goals...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
1:4 here as well...I wish it was 1:5, because 5...

1:4 here as well...I wish it was 1:5, because 5 is my sweet spot in terms of ability to provide care and financial motivation for me. The way I interact with infants is mostly during basic care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
These are the red flags in my opinion: -...

These are the red flags in my opinion:

- this will be her third day care in less than 3 years. Most likely, the mom is seeking a daycare where she has complete control, which doesn't exist. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
There was a bunch of drama yesterday because our...

There was a bunch of drama yesterday because our school district had said they were not going to close today (-40 temps). Everyone was complaining on FB, so last night they sent out the alerts that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I used to get cold sores a lot and they are...

I used to get cold sores a lot and they are contagious until that sore is basically gone (scab falls off naturally to reveal new skin). They are actually contagious even without a sore present, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm actually more concerned with his sleep. A 3...

I'm actually more concerned with his sleep. A 3 hr nap in the morning, plus a short afternoon nap, bedtime at 9:30(eating every half hour so not sleeping), plus waking numerous times at night is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
You are not the devil for trying to feed a hungry...

You are not the devil for trying to feed a hungry baby.:hug: Now that it's become an issue, it's time to get ahead of the game. I would be writing up a paper Mom signs saying in the event the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm on the fence when it comes to drug addiction....

I'm on the fence when it comes to drug addiction. The few people I know who are addicted started on prescription pain pills. The alcoholics started as kids and young teens. There is a lot of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-07-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 162,167
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So you DO agree that childcare providers should...

So you DO agree that childcare providers should get paid days off. Glad you got your negativity out before admitting you actually agree with paid time off. Also, you should tell your provider they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Next time she messages you, I would respond with...

Next time she messages you, I would respond with a polite, but firm response letting her know your door is closed. "Its unfortunate, but after you chose to file for unemployment when I gave you 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,423
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know it's an old thread, but I'm surprised it...

I know it's an old thread, but I'm surprised it didn't mention health insurance as a huge factor for many people working, versus staying home (and working) with their kids. My sisters job pays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
With my first daycare, I had mostly kids that...

With my first daycare, I had mostly kids that lived on the same street as me. One of them lived two houses down and I only watched their child 2 days a week. She would consistently show up 15 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. If they are assaulting other kids and...

I agree. If they are assaulting other kids and putting their lives in danger, I would call the police and request their presence. I would also alert the school to the situation. This was a while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If they make you uncomfortable, as Meeko said,...

If they make you uncomfortable, as Meeko said, you have a reason for terminating. You don't have to spell that out for them, but it's still a reason and quite honestly you don't even need a reason. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would change your wording from "each child", to...

I would change your wording from "each child", to one unpaid week per family. In that case, they are not allowed to bring either children for the week that they are not paying and must give XX days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,971
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you read through the archives you will find...

If you read through the archives you will find numerous post identical to the one above by unregistered users. They bring back old posts (this one is from 2013!) and are unnecessarily rude, as in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know it might not be possible concerning...

I know it might not be possible concerning licensing, but maybe a stroller for her to just sit in off the ground? At least until she starts to lighten up or get a better hang of walking? Outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That was my thought too. It's not so much about...

That was my thought too. It's not so much about them being able to get to my house to drop off, as it is about them being able to get to my house to pick up on time. As well as making sure emergency...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know a lot of providers have that policy per...

I know a lot of providers have that policy per family, but I have it per child. The main thing I want to avoid is a parent dropping off, picking up for an appointment, and then dropping off again....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I had a little guy that regressed like that...

I had a little guy that regressed like that around 6 to 7 months I think it was. Basically, he started waking in the middle of the night more frequently and mom pretty much just let him nurse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I took a second job in the restaurant industry...

I took a second job in the restaurant industry and it is crazy what people get for assistance. Mom of 3, dad lives in different state(she said he pays no support), and our state pays $900 month in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,466
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would just tell them that without payment, the...

I would just tell them that without payment, the contract will be terminated. If they choose to come back, they will owe the enrollment fee, plus a higher rate(yearly rate increase for new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I don't really understand. Why would she...

I guess I don't really understand. Why would she contract for 8:30, if she needs to be to work so much earlier? And why would she pay $80+ dollars for that when she could just change her contracted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think your response was really great. You...

I think your response was really great. You removed him from the group, since he is not safe to be around other people yet. You still offered the food, just with no access to other kids. I think that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
:lol::lol: Just saying what I think we may all...

:lol::lol: Just saying what I think we may all have been thinking:D, but I added to my previous post because this mom hits the nail on the head..."Sarah Bregal, 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, belongs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I will be judging mcjudgerson over here. She...

I will be judging mcjudgerson over here. She needs to drop her baby off in between naps so she can get work done without interruption. Meaning she only cares for their child when they're sleeping, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,262
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So I feel a little differently. I'm unsure of...

So I feel a little differently. I'm unsure of OP's state or licensing guidelines and I think the parent has a right to see where the child will take their nap, but not at actual nap time when other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That has to be missing the word NOT...

That has to be missing the word NOT right??:confused: How is it satisfactory to use unsafe sleep practices? And the outdoor thing really bothers me. They only take them outside when they're in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Unregistered needs to chill. I wonder if dad...

Unregistered needs to chill.

I wonder if dad is mad because mom knew about the discrepancy and used the money elsewhere and now they are short?:confused::rolleyes:

Regardless, its money you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be more apt to notice the income...

I would be more apt to notice the income discrepancy than the payment side. That being said, $350 is a lot either way, so I agree with you...I think they noticed, never said anything (maybe just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would probably say that waiving the two week...

I would probably say that waiving the two week notice in lieu of one weeks payment was your way of compromise since they had not started yet, yet you have held a spot for X weeks. If they would like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. I kind of feel like if a daycare kid...

I agree. I kind of feel like if a daycare kid couldn't come with the same symptoms or illness, then why should we make an exception for our own children. I know in some people's homes, they are able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What time does he wake up though. The schedule...

What time does he wake up though. The schedule starts from waking, so if he is up at 6 or 6:30, I would feed right at arrival (ideally he would be dropped off already fed), then first nap would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What kind of schedule is he on? I find an eat,...

What kind of schedule is he on? I find an eat, play, sleep schedule is best and for a five month old, they would be on a 3-4 hr schedule. The more consistent, the better. Putting to bed awake, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,787
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think you're wrong! I'm glad you got it...

I don't think you're wrong! I'm glad you got it worked out with Mom! I make it very clear to parents that I provide care for Working Families. Almost all of my families have been word of mouth, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
You sound like you want permission to terminate...

You sound like you want permission to terminate the child... Well you have my permission, so do what you feel is best!:hug: for me, when she mentioned the other day care, I would have asked her if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I totally agree with the writer! It isn't just...

I totally agree with the writer! It isn't just about food either. I've always practiced "authoritative parenting" with all my kids (daycare kids too). I give choice within the boundaries I set. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
People love to complain. My response would have...

People love to complain. My response would have been, "oh man, that a bummer. I'm so glad I opened my own business, so I can set my own terms! Have a great day at work!"

I don't understand why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Maybe just have a talk at pick up. "Hey dad, I...

Maybe just have a talk at pick up. "Hey dad, I just wanted to talk to you about Jack. He is so doing well here and is super busy and has a great time! Since we are so busy, he could definitely use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm not sure if they breached contract. But I...

I'm not sure if they breached contract. But I guess I would seek out what it is I'm looking for...Money? Retribution for your childs pain and suffering? Is it worth it to pursue? Why did they get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Legal liability? For what? It wasn't a good fit...

Legal liability? For what? It wasn't a good fit and that was made clear, so move on. If you paid for care/tution that was not rendered, it may change my opinion. In that case, admission of not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
After crying and a good night's sleep, I hope you...

After crying and a good night's sleep, I hope you woke up feeling relief that you dont have to deal with her anymore! You made the right choice, especially since it was physically causing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I hope you dont take offense, but I've never...

I hope you dont take offense, but I've never really understood this way of potty training. If it starts before a year, that means you spend well over a year "training" the child. The amount of work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,477
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Very true...thank you for the perspective! And I...

Very true...thank you for the perspective! And I agree. I think choice seems more like an ultimatum anymore, so it can be tough to get totally on board. In regards to childcare, the "choice" to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,477
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree, but I also disagree. Choice is probably...

I agree, but I also disagree. Choice is probably not the word I would use. We have options. Pay your taxes or face fines and imprisonment. Comply with licensing or close your business. Making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,477
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Trust me, I get it. I avoided licensing (I...

Trust me, I get it. I avoided licensing (I operate legally in my state) because I dont want people in my business. I'm not comfortable with giving socials or fingerprints, or retina scans, ect. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would enroll but just let them know, that...

I would enroll but just let them know, that without payment, you cant hold a spot for the infant so they need to make sure you have room when the baby comes around. If you have four spots right now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,477
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Cash is usually my go to, but in order to cash a...

Cash is usually my go to, but in order to cash a paycheck or deposit anything, you gotta give up info. Actually, many companies are very vulnerable to hacking, so employee I fo in a database can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,477
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I completely get it. I felt the same, but now,...

I completely get it. I felt the same, but now, I'm pretty sure that train left the station a long time ago. Kind of like when people won't buy things online, because they are worried about identity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,058
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes, I do think you are being bias towards young...

Yes, I do think you are being bias towards young men. That is why I am assuming Catherder does not allow her sons to change diapers...to protect them from parents who may falsely judge or accuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess doubling the holding fee is not that...

I guess doubling the holding fee is not that impressive of an offer to me. Holding a spot for over 2 months would be a huge financial hit for me (over $1400), so unless she offered to pay for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,532
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ok, so I am going to throw this in here, even if...

Ok, so I am going to throw this in here, even if it has nothing to do with it. In the 90's there was a huge push for childcare reform, help for working parents and low income parents and I think the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you are terming immediately, then you should...

If you are terming immediately, then you should apply the fee to the last two weeks of care you have provided. If you would like to provide a two week notice, then apply it to the next two weeks of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you are being a bit harsh to people who...

I think you are being a bit harsh to people who have been in business for a lot longer than you. This is a valuable site for new providers and I would take it ALL in...not just what you want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes! If we were that lucky guy in CA who just...

Yes! If we were that lucky guy in CA who just won $500 million, I'd quit in a heartbeat and we would travel, volunteer, enjoy life. I would go back to school with no financial pressure. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I definitely get that. I try not to judge and I...

I definitely get that. I try not to judge and I think that the older I get, the less I do, but it creeps in:D. My mom was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 14, so I understand having to mature...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you actually just proved the point of the...

I think you actually just proved the point of the OP. There are two people who make a baby and one wants nothing to do with the child other than to play video games and stay up late. The other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I just want to add that for me, daycare WAS...

I just want to add that for me, daycare WAS unique in how much I took it so personally. As a server, I may judge, but I really don't care. I am an equal opportunity tip taker!:lol: Everyone gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,927
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think any of it is unique to daycare. My...

I don't think any of it is unique to daycare. My BIL is a mechanic and definitely judges his clients for the wear and tear on their vehicles. He tries to educate first, but when they ignore, make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm surprised you still work with them at all. I...

I'm surprised you still work with them at all. I wouldnt be able to afford such an unstable schedule unless I was paid a set rate each week whether they came or not. I dont think the parents find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I totally agree. If she were black or latino,...

I totally agree. If she were black or latino, she may have had a higher chance, but if she was a man, I think she would have been sentenced much more harshly and spent way more time in prison. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
She pled guilty to 3rd degree assault in the case...

She pled guilty to 3rd degree assault in the case of the pedestrians, so her sentencing for that was pretty normal. I'm surprised the attempted murder charge brought so little prison time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Unhappy There were no victim impact stories at her...

There were no victim impact stories at her sentencing. That tells me a lot and many of her daycare families support the decision. This was a major cry for help. Like, a huge cry for help. I dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,509
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I know it's frustrating because I still have that...

I know it's frustrating because I still have that mindset about full tummies, happy kids, yadda, yadda, and I hate waste, but now I just offer a small portion and let them figure it out. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I did it with my nieces and nephew and it takes...

I did it with my nieces and nephew and it takes awhile to get it done, plus you are giving young kids multiple choices of bears, outfits, accessories, so it can be time consuming. When I saw the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Wow, they highly underestimated their customers...

Wow, they highly underestimated their customers need of a cheap teddy bear! I doubt they will be having that promotion again!:lol:

It stinks that it didn't work out, but some of the moms on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I don't see where the lie is by doing it...

I guess I don't see where the lie is by doing it this way. If I have a prospective family, I interview and if I am not sure it is such a great fit, in my head I am already planning to do more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I was thinking of other providers who...

I guess I was thinking of other providers who must have a license, like doctors usually hang their degrees and license to practice medicine on their office walls. Or nail/beauty salons, restaurants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,532
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ha! Isn't that the truth!:lol: Those "feelings"...

Ha! Isn't that the truth!:lol: Those "feelings" seem to evolve 10 fold when you involve children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,532
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
So if the kid dies, we feel bad and don't...

So if the kid dies, we feel bad and don't prosecute. But if the kid almost dies, then they are obviously guilty and should be prosecuted. :confused: It is the one area where death seems to bring a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I guess I see it as like any other fee to hold a...

I guess I see it as like any other fee to hold a spot...its non refundable. If they choose the higher amount, it is a guarantee to have a spot. If the choose not to use that spot when it comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,448
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm the same, except I prefer almond or goat...

I'm the same, except I prefer almond or goat milk, but the kids all drink water. My kids just dont care for it much, except in cereal sometimes. Dck's seem to get PLENTY of milk at home. It seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 68,018
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The people doing the biggest diserbic e to...

The people doing the biggest diserbic e to children these days are the parents. You can't have the eggs without the chickens, and in many of these cases, including the one you quoted, the chickens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would use the two week notice payment for this...

I would use the two week notice payment for this week and next week. On their first part-time week, as if they are re-enrolling, they make their payment, as well as a new 2-week notice payment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,749
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I am pretty sure Meeko still posts occassionally,...

I am pretty sure Meeko still posts occassionally, but there are some great threads in the archive about having parents around the kids, even supervised. I cannot find the exact thread, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,749
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have learned that every daycare operate so...

I have learned that every daycare operate so differently, and they all have such different set-ups, so their policies generally reflect rules to make their job go as smoothly as possible. In this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would combine these two. Either bring cash or...

I would combine these two. Either bring cash or expect that close of business day on Monday will be the latest deposit. My guess is that she is trying to plan for checks to come out so she doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,532
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have lived in Texas and North Dakota. I feel...

I have lived in Texas and North Dakota. I feel like these incidents happen throughout the year, but are reported more i the summer because, as Dave said, it is much easier to die from the heat in a...
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