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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Sunchimes
Parenting a Strong Willed Child

I have a brand new 2 yo DCK who is the picture in the dictionary next to "strong willed child". She is exhausting. An ECI therapist once recommended this book for another child, and I didn't read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By Sunchimes
I love my kids, and I don't really have a problem...

I love my kids, and I don't really have a problem saying that. But, I have one now that says it all the time. Some days, it feels like the only thing we say to each other all day is I love you. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Sunchimes
I Have A Family Taking Me Seriously!

I have always made a big deal about my handbook with new parents, stressing the pick up, drop off, and fees due. After some tough parents, I have finally found a good, respectful group of parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Sunchimes
This happened in my hometown. I left decades ago,...

This happened in my hometown. I left decades ago, but still have friends there. One is her neighbor, and another left her child there long ago. The neighbor said that she had a firm policy against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sunchimes
You know who I hate? The person who invented the...

You know who I hate? The person who invented the long-legged body suit onesie. It starts snapping at the neck, snaps down to the crotch where it divides down the legs. I used to take it off and put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Sunchimes
Chicken Pox Vaccine

I have a new dck who has had all vaccinations except chicken pox. I am concerned, but not sure if I should be. She is the youngest at 2, but what if I get a baby?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 784
Posted By Sunchimes
Sorry, I accidently double posted.

Sorry, I accidently double posted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 784
Posted By Sunchimes
My husband has a birth defect involving his...

My husband has a birth defect involving his fingers that made it really hard for them to scan. They finally filled out a form that identified the defect. They talked about photographing his hands,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Sunchimes
Oopsie? Seriously?

I sent the about to turn 4 year old (just potty trained about a month ago) to the bathroom to potty and wash his hands before nap. While we waited outside, I got suspicious because I wasn't hearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Sunchimes
Update on Holding Spot

Well, if I had just waited a couple of days before I asked for advice, it would have worked itself out.:p

Talked to Mom this morning. Turns out that she wants me to keep the current child after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Sunchimes
She told me they were trying and wanted a spot.

She told me they were trying and wanted a spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Sunchimes
Holding a Spot

I have read through threads on this subject, but for some reason, I just can't make it come together in my mind. Maybe you guys can clarify my thinking.

I have 2 leaving in the fall for pre-k. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By Sunchimes
I thought I was super attached to my first dck,...

I thought I was super attached to my first dck, but once she left, it was easier than expected. I have one now that I am completely bonded to. She had severe health issues at birth and came to me 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By Sunchimes
I have one named... let's say Mike. He has grown...

I have one named... let's say Mike. He has grown up here with a little girl who has called him Mikey since they started talking. He is big for his age and will probably grow up to be a big ole tough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Sunchimes
I love that they love me. One child is off to...

I love that they love me. One child is off to school in the fall. Every time mom or I mention it, we end up teary-eyed. She heard of someone who will need care in the fall, did some checking on them,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sunchimes
Tom's Tax Organizer has a blank page at the back...

Tom's Tax Organizer has a blank page at the back to keep track of meals. When I scan and total my sign in sheets at the end of the week, it just takes a couple of minutes to check off the lines....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Sunchimes
We are doing practice hunts this year too. One...

We are doing practice hunts this year too. One of my kids went into great detail about how the eggs had candy, stickers, coins, etc. I just told her that was how it was done at home, but here, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sunchimes
My husband is retired and in poor health. He...

My husband is retired and in poor health. He rarely goes out without me, so he is always nearby. He hangs out with us when he gets tired of tv. He reads to the kids, plays with them, shows them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sunchimes
I know I am odd man out, but I loved the ECI...

I know I am odd man out, but I loved the ECI therapists. Until last year, I have had at least 1 special needs child for the last 6 years. PT, speech, OT, feeding, nutrition, play therapy, and one...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Sunchimes
After Hours Time Question

Can I count the time spent working on my taxes? I am a procrastinator, and I have spent a ridiculous amount of time entering receipts this month. If I was doing it as I got them, I would count it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-09-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Sunchimes
I bought Tom's books the first year, including...

I bought Tom's books the first year, including both the Organizer and the Workbook. I filled out the Organizer. Then I gave the books to her, gave her a link to this forum, and paid for her to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Sunchimes
Would that mean it is ok not to have car seats in...

Would that mean it is ok not to have car seats in an emergency?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sunchimes
We have free Pre-K here for all kids who are 4...

We have free Pre-K here for all kids who are 4 before Sept 1. It is through the public school, regular school hours. I believe it is optional, but everyone considers it "starting school" and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Sunchimes
Illness Policy

Do you have a section in your handbook that says that if anyone in the immediate family has the flu, strep, HF & M, or the stomach virus, the child in care can't come because those things are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Sunchimes
That's how I got my first daycare kid. She saw...

That's how I got my first daycare kid. She saw me on care.com and called at 8 pm on a Sunday night. I live in a small town and didn't know her, and in the intervening years, (after caring for both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,498
Posted By Sunchimes
What does it mean to "list on Google"? I have 2...

What does it mean to "list on Google"? I have 2 of my 3 leaving for school in August. Small town, and while there aren't but a couple of centers and 2 or 3 homes, those ultra-cheap, unlicensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sunchimes
" YUMMMMY sugar cookies with the icing on top...

" YUMMMMY sugar cookies with the icing on top that just melt in your mouth!"

I am so unimpressed with my sugar cookie recipe and too lazy to look for others. Would you share the recipe?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,819
Posted By Sunchimes
I had a parent make that request recently because...

I had a parent make that request recently because he was staying up so late. I agreed, but I didn't mention that I agreed because it suited me better. He is a great napper. He would sleep all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By Sunchimes
You can also do tummy time across your lap...

You can also do tummy time across your lap (sideways). My gassy baby would tolerate that when tummy time had the whole daycare in sympathy tears.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Sunchimes
I feel the same way. My husband is elderly and...

I feel the same way. My husband is elderly and has health issues. I may write out a new policy this weekend
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Sunchimes
I have a mandatory flu vaccine. My husband is...

I have a mandatory flu vaccine. My husband is elderly and has serious health issues. I was also a special needs DC with medically fragile kids. No fragile kids now, but I have never had anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Sunchimes
New Policy For 2018 Flu?

Does anyone have a policy for the 2018 flu season? How long are you requiring kids to stay home after diagnosis or after fever breaks? If a family member is diagnosed, are you making the kids stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Sunchimes
I can't use sanitizer. Two of my kids keep their...

I can't use sanitizer. Two of my kids keep their hands in their mouth all the time. One is a toddler, the other has sensory issues. One can't stand cold water. One has to have her hands washed every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Sunchimes
Oh, that's a good idea. I don't have one, but if...

Oh, that's a good idea. I don't have one, but if it isn't lifted tomorrow, I'll call my parents. Maybe they will have one.
Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Sunchimes
Boil Water Notice

We had a major pipe break in town yesterday, leaving us without water for several hours. Luckily, it was just a couple of hours before closing, and we had enough warning to fill up water jugs.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By Sunchimes
Talking Not just you!

Not just you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By Sunchimes
A lot of police stations have set up an area for...

A lot of police stations have set up an area for people to exchange goods. In my town, there is a sign marking it, and I believe there is a camera to monitor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By Sunchimes
"Children need AWAKE time every day with their...

"Children need AWAKE time every day with their parents. A significant amount every day. Children who spend a significant amount of awake time with their parents daily are, ime, much easier to care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By Sunchimes
I can not convince the kids to leave the days...

I can not convince the kids to leave the days project. I hang it, but at pickup, they demand it. I don't worry about it, but I'm not required to anyway. If I kept art, I would have a rebellion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Sunchimes
I will never say never, but I will say I hope...

I will never say never, but I will say I hope not. I have done it because I had to, but not in several years. I have 2 heading off to Pre-K in the fall. It is hard to fill places here, too many SAHMs...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Sunchimes
Tom has a book on all of the thousands of things...

Tom has a book on all of the thousands of things you can deduct. Did you know you can deduct your furniture. He has a household inventory book! I learned most of what I know by reading every single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By Sunchimes
One problem with doing therapy after hours is...

One problem with doing therapy after hours is that the kids are tired by the end of the day. Most if my kids were in bed within 2 hours or less of leaving my house. Tired cranky kids don't handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By Sunchimes
I was a special needs center for several years. ...

I was a special needs center for several years. My house had a revolving door for the ECI therapists. I loved them and never hesitated to let them in. That said, I never had more than 3 kids in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Sunchimes
Go over to the tax section of this group and...

Go over to the tax section of this group and start reading. Pages and pages and pages if info on daycare tax. Pay close attention to posts by Tom Copeland. He is an expert on daycare law and taxes....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. I was afraid it was too get d to be...

Thank you. I was afraid it was too get d to be true.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-23-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. I have been waiting for this post! ...

Thank you. I have been waiting for this post!

Since our social security is not taxable, we make only a hair over the $24000 standard deduction. Does this mean that in 2018, I no longer have to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-16-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By Sunchimes
How?

I'm not trying to argue, but I don't see how this will help me. I don't have kids at home. It isn't going to make parents say, "Hmm, I think I will get a job and find daycare since they raised the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sunchimes
I have the HP Envy 4520. I love it! I also have...

I have the HP Envy 4520. I love it! I also have Instant Ink. I got 3 months of the 300 page plan for free. I used 225 pages the first month.. They said I saved $44 that month. The best part is that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By Sunchimes
I only tell when they roll over. But, once our...

I only tell when they roll over. But, once our "daycare baby" walked here first. The other kids were giddy with excitement. They met her at the door shouting the news! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,842
Posted By Sunchimes
We are a small home daycare in Texas. They...

We are a small home daycare in Texas. They started requiring it in 2016, and I believe we will have to do it every 2 years. I think it costs $48 each, or in that neighborhood. The biggest problem is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Sunchimes
They have already started having explosions at...

They have already started having explosions at the plant. Two today the last I heard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you all for caring. Honestly, the most...

Thank you all for caring. Honestly, the most useful thing now is cash for the diapers, cash for the local food banks, and cash for the local animal shelters. They have contacts to get more bang for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Sunchimes
Forms For Drop Ins

I will have a temporary family starting next week. They will be here a few hours a day a couple of days a week for a month. What forms do you require? I will do emergency treatment, transportation...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-01-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By Sunchimes
I have a Moto G5+. When I click the forum search...

I have a Moto G5+. When I click the forum search box, a drop down box opens. When I click to put the cursor in it, it closes.
I just made the time to make my own. Thanks though.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 07-31-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By Sunchimes
Beginning Food Form

Baby is on baby food working towards starting finger foods. Until now, Mom has provided the baby food, the same 3 flavors. I am about to switch to buying the food myself, but I need to know exactly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sunchimes
I have one to. She had major surgery when she was...

I have one to. She had major surgery when she was just a few days old. I told her mom that I think the doctor forgot to reinstall her off switch when he stitched her up. She never stops talking or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sunchimes
I have done it when I was desperate, but it is so...

I have done it when I was desperate, but it is so hard. If I read it right, you would have no days off. That really isn't sustainable unless you are super tough. I did it because I had too, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By Sunchimes
Where do you find these sleeping babies? My last...

Where do you find these sleeping babies? My last 2 babies are non sleepers. My current one is 7 months old. On a really good day, he might sleep 20 minutes. He is so tired by the big kid's nap time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Sunchimes
Thermometers again.

Read the 2016 thread about which thermometer. I currently use a digital under their arm. I had an ear one, but my doctor said they weren't reliable for infants because their ear canal were too small....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Sunchimes
I have been stalling on scissor work. I just have...

I have been stalling on scissor work. I just have one ready. She is, and has been for months,totally obsessed with haircuts. :eek: She was a micro preemie, and it has taken years for her to get a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By Sunchimes
I just came here to ask the exact same question....

I just came here to ask the exact same question. We tried underwear with rubber pants, but the pee just went right through. He is not quite 3 wearing size 5, so a big kid. We tried pants under a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By Sunchimes
One of my dcms brought me a book this week...

One of my dcms brought me a book this week written by her friend. The author uses sign language to teach ESL kids. I do baby signs here, and the book is great. After the kids leave, I'll post the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,796
Posted By Sunchimes
New AAP recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 797
Posted By Sunchimes
Maybe not. I had a baby 7 weeks old start here...

Maybe not. I had a baby 7 weeks old start here the week after Christmas, a sibling to one of my other kids. His first day, he was coughing and snotty, but no fever. I let him stay because brother...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-28-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By Sunchimes
Thanks Tom. I suspected that, but didn't want to...

Thanks Tom. I suspected that, but didn't want to pass up a possible deduction.

As for the parent's furnishing it, this is a very special family, we have travelled a long journey together. If I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By Sunchimes
Deduct Special Food For Special Needs Child?

I have a special needs child whose doctor said for us to add Carnation Breakfast Essentials to her milk in an effort to increase her calories and keep her on the growth charts. I have been buying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sunchimes
Is the injury such that you can use a knee...

Is the injury such that you can use a knee scooter or hands free crutches?
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,277
Posted By Sunchimes
Tax Workbook vs tax companion

I get all my taxes together and have always used the companion. I notice that the Workbook discusses the new laws and depreciation rules.

Does the Companion have the same information. My tax...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sunchimes
The friend turned out to be her sister, and in...

The friend turned out to be her sister, and in the end, he got worse so she didn't even go to work at all. She has been off work since mid-October, she had to go to work. I'm sure it wasn't a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sunchimes
Update: the baby got worse and is in the...

Update: the baby got worse and is in the hospital tonight. I excluded brother, but in light of the emergency, talking to a doctor, and Blackcat's link, I will let him back in tomorrow and watch him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sunchimes
I remembered that I had the sibling exclusion in...

I remembered that I had the sibling exclusion in my handbook, so he us out until Friday. The inconvenience is because a friend will keep the baby, but it is asking a lot to take a 2 year old. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sunchimes
RSV and siblings

New daycare baby started today, 8 weeks old. He was sneezing and coughing, no fever, mom suspected allergies but made a doctor's appointment for this afternoon. RSV, bronchiolitis, and thrush.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,146
Posted By Sunchimes
It would be hard. I have one child who is like...

It would be hard. I have one child who is like family, closer than my grandkids ever were. She was a special needs, very fragile baby who came here 3 weeks from NICU. Her issues required us to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Sunchimes
As I say a dozen times a day, "Use your words". ...

As I say a dozen times a day, "Use your words". Tell him exactly what you are offering, in detail, including how long. Put it in writing. I would probably do the entire paperwork chain, editing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sunchimes
Downtown, which is just up the street, has trick...

Downtown, which is just up the street, has trick or treating, and the churches across the street have trunk or treat. Kids come in from all of the rural areas around here. We usually run between 500...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you Nannyde

A year or two ago, I saw you mention using towels as boundary markers. I have a dcg who learned to open the baby gates almost as soon as she learned to pull up to them. She is a very strong willed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sunchimes
I'm there now, and envious that you have the...

I'm there now, and envious that you have the option to term. Do it. I've done it once before, and life is so much better.

Mine now is only part time, but 12.5 hours on those days. I know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sunchimes
Twenty years ago, I lost my mom to Ovarian...

Twenty years ago, I lost my mom to Ovarian cancer. Doctors at the Gikda Radner center determined it was from the time she spent working in a bomb factory during WW II. Apparently they used talcom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By Sunchimes
Does this mean they will stop calling us...

Does this mean they will stop calling us babysitters? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By Sunchimes
Ok, I'm back and signed in now. I'm the...

Ok, I'm back and signed in now. I'm the Unregistered that is old and hoping for 2 more years and the one that said something about blanket judgements, not the one that explained how to keep people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Sunchimes
That makes me so angry! I'm sorry they had to...

That makes me so angry! I'm sorry they had to endure that. I thought that generation was suppose to be more enlightened.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Sunchimes
He can get into ECI right now. Even if it is only...

He can get into ECI right now. Even if it is only 6 months, they can give you some tools to deal with things now. If he qualifies for help after he turns 3, ECI can help getting him into the special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By Sunchimes
I was going to suggest teaching him some simple...

I was going to suggest teaching him some simple signs, eat, water, milk, stop, play, yes, no. Maybe make it something you teach everyone do he isn't singled out. Tell the parents about ECI, insurance...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-01-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,963
Posted By Sunchimes
I scan them in groups on my flatbed a couple of...

I scan them in groups on my flatbed a couple of times a month, save them to my computer by month, and I have my computer backed up by Carbonite.

I've been saving 95% of the receipts that come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Sunchimes
Babysignlanguage.com has a good dictionary. If...

Babysignlanguage.com has a good dictionary. If you do screen time, Signing Time has wonderful videos. That's how I got started. All of my kids start signing way before they can talk well. Always,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Sunchimes
Around here, the nursing homes are really hard on...

Around here, the nursing homes are really hard on their employees. They aren't allowed calls and won't take messages. They change schedules on minutes notice, if a mom's replacement is late or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Sunchimes
I got the distinct impression he didn't want her...

I got the distinct impression he didn't want her to work at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Sunchimes
Oh So Close

I almost had the perfect set-up. I had an opening being held for a sibling, due to start in Jan. Some old friends asked me to keep their new grandson. They were fine with the limited time frame, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Sunchimes
The number one reason my current families chose...

The number one reason my current families chose me is because I never have more than 3 kids. I had all s/n kids for a while, and they liked that I welcomed all of the therapists, listened and learned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Sunchimes
I did it with a 2 year old yesterday. She had...

I did it with a 2 year old yesterday. She had surgery (minor but painful) Wednesday.She had her pain meds after lunch, and they hadn't kicked in. She was really upset and miserable, so I did it. It...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-20-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sunchimes
Ok. Thank you. I'll start claiming them. I'm a...

Ok. Thank you. I'll start claiming them. I'm a listed home so not allowed on the food program.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-19-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sunchimes
I'm not on the good program. I just meant on my...

I'm not on the good program. I just meant on my income tax.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-17-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sunchimes
Claiming Meals for Infant?

I remember from previous infants in my care that with the ones whose formula required thickening agents (special needs kids), I could claim a meal deduction if I furnished any part of the meal. So,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Sunchimes
Lovely Compliment

A current family will be bringing their new baby in a few months. This family is close to perfect and I happily agreed to hold a place for 11 months. Last month, long time friends asked me to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Sunchimes
FDA Warning About Flour

In reading about the recent FDA warning about the e coli contaminated flour, I saw that they are strongly recommending that children have no access to raw flour in any form. How seriously are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sunchimes
When I started, a very wise woman in the...

When I started, a very wise woman in the classifieds department of the local paper suggested I not use daycare. She said people would automatically think it was adult daycare. So, officially, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Sunchimes
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug: First, can I offer...

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

First, can I offer you hugs and pure admiration for your strength? Five boys under 2. I'm exhausted just writing that.

I have 1 just under 2 and 1 just over 2. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Sunchimes
I Have Achieved the Impossible!

At least I thought it was impossible. I have one opening right now. I wasn't terribly concerned about filling it, since it is promised to a newborn sibling in January. I have an ad in a local fb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By Sunchimes
We tried sharpies one year. Most of the colors...

We tried sharpies one year. Most of the colors turned an ugly brown after baking. Someone said you had to use china markers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By Sunchimes
No matter how specifically I word it, each ad...

No matter how specifically I word it, each ad generates at least 3 or 4 calls asking about the job I posted. How do they read "one opening for 6 weeks to 4 year old child" as "I have one opening for...
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