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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By Josiegirl
My sponsor said she's able to sign in to my...

My sponsor said she's able to sign in to my account. It's got to have something to do with my refreshing Firefox because it was working fine before that. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Josiegirl
If you let him go will you lose his sibling too?...

If you let him go will you lose his sibling too? That's a big age gap and I can see why it would be difficult for everyone. I think I'd say no to dcm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd do this. I don't like being interrupted...

I'd do this. I don't like being interrupted either. It can make a person feel disrespected and unimportant. But if everything else clicked I'd try a face to face interview. I think you can tell a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks. I'm afraid it's probably related to my...

Thanks. I'm afraid it's probably related to my dang computer somehow. I've emailed my sponsor but she hasn't replied yet. Probably on her annual cruise somewhere tropical and warm and sunny....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By Josiegirl
Anyone Else Having Issues with KidKare today?

I haven't had any issues with signing onto my account, ever. This morning I refreshed Firefox and it now asks for my log-in info, which I've entered countless times and it keeps telling me I either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, and we're supposed to be ecstatic about a...

Yes, and we're supposed to be ecstatic about a lesser crew. "must be like a vacation" they say. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Josiegirl
Argh gotta love potty training

So I've got 2 dcks at the moment who are going through it. Dcg was having great success and now it's only once in awhile she wants to use it. But always at the most inopportune times such as when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Josiegirl
There's been a full moon since the holidays...

There's been a full moon since the holidays hasn't there??:ouch:
I'm sorry for all the aggravation you've been having but the moon has been beautiful.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Josiegirl
I always admire anyone who can make that decision...

I always admire anyone who can make that decision and stick to it. :) It's almost always a tough thing to do. I'm glad life in dc is better now for you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Josiegirl
It's hard to know if the place he was at over the...

It's hard to know if the place he was at over the summer changed him or if simple aging into a new developmental phase created the changes.
I've had a dcb since he was 3 mo and he's now almost 21...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh ah noooo. Please don't put up with that for a...

Yeh ah noooo. Please don't put up with that for a minute longer!!! They are using you because they can. No diapers go home unless they brought them in the first place. And if you do up their rates to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow. I'd be letting them go asap. But it sounds...

Wow. I'd be letting them go asap. But it sounds like you work in a center and that's not your call. :( I really believe administrators/directors of centers should choose to let dcfs go that don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
:hug: Some people are stupid and have no filter.

:hug:
Some people are stupid and have no filter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Josiegirl
Other than duct tape and velcro, I've got...

Other than duct tape and velcro, I've got nothing. :)

I know TO is frowned upon by the professionals now. And depending on each child, it isn't a highly effective tool. How many of us have had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Josiegirl
Is she intimidated by groups? Maybe she's being...

Is she intimidated by groups? Maybe she's being affected by lack of confidence? I wonder if she has some sort of social anxiety that could create her behavioral issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Josiegirl
Nah, you must have allergies. :rolleyes: Why is...

Nah, you must have allergies. :rolleyes:
Why is it parents always blame teething and allergies when we all know kids are little walking incubators of germs who love nothing better than to cough and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm in the market for another vacuum too. I...

I'm in the market for another vacuum too. I almost bought a Dyson once but was put off by the rude 'don't have time for you' air from the salesman so bought a cheapie off amazon, plus a carpet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Josiegirl
If they're insistent then they'd either need to...

If they're insistent then they'd either need to supply a drs. note to satisfy the food program or they'd have to supply their child's food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, I never count on anyone's decision until...

Yes, I never count on anyone's decision until they've given me a nonrefundable holding fee and their paperwork, no matter how well I think the interview went. And I'm sure, since they don't need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Josiegirl
Tunnels to crawl through Make games out of...

Tunnels to crawl through
Make games out of hopping, jumping, stomping, crawling
Play hide-a-bear, read Going on a Bear Hunt, look for a stuffed bear, make a bear cave using blankets
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Josiegirl
I think there are many people out there trying to...

I think there are many people out there trying to make a buck with cute t-shirt sayings. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 807
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, I'm in Vt. and I haven't heard this yet....

Hmmm, I'm in Vt. and I haven't heard this yet. Not sure about the juice thing because I can't remember the last time I bought juice. But as for the milk having to be served at snack too? Haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
The separation anxiety has been happening for the...

The separation anxiety has been happening for the past month; I took 10 days off during the holidays plus a new little guy started when I reopened so I think the adjustment of coming back and someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
Beautiful sunny day, about 50, love it! Snow is...

Beautiful sunny day, about 50, love it! Snow is melting fast, and the rest of it can't go fast enough.
And lookee here, it's Friday again! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
What was said in this whole paragraph is how I...

What was said in this whole paragraph is how I felt reading the OP. I never have taken a dcf that refused to enroll the 1st time around, or if they quit and then beg to come back. No, sorry, you had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha just be careful no other kids can hear you!!...

Haha just be careful no other kids can hear you!!

I created some nap monsters being a young mom but it was only *I* who had to deal with their sleeping(or lack of) issues. I understand both sides...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't think you need to say much to her; just...

I don't think you need to say much to her; just tell her you don't feel your dc will be a good fit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
I absolutely agree with every one who replied...

I absolutely agree with every one who replied already. Well, except selling my kidney. I'd like to keep mine. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
I love the thing 1 and thing 2 labels. :) Sounds...

I love the thing 1 and thing 2 labels. :) Sounds like they wreak havoc just like Dr. Seuss's things. :ouch: They can say all they want about Terrible Twos(and I have a couple of those at the moment)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
It's just been since the holidays that 2 yo dcg...

It's just been since the holidays that 2 yo dcg has had any problem with separating at all. And seeing mom come back to take big sis but not her makes her extremely sad. Dcm did say this a.m., that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Josiegirl
Challenge for 2 yo Little Sis

Dcg has an older sister who goes to Kinder. They've had many 2 hr. delays(including today) which means dcm drops both dcgs off, then someone comes to pick up the 5 yo; might be dcm, might not. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a lock box with a key, in my fridge for my...

I have a lock box with a key, in my fridge for my dog's medication and a lock on my cupboard where I keep all my other medications.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm just cutting big heart shapes out of paper...

I'm just cutting big heart shapes out of paper and letting the dcks paint them. I also am cutting the inside of a paper plate out in the shape of a heart, then put the contact paper on the back with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Josiegirl
Dealing with peers is difficult for a lot of...

Dealing with peers is difficult for a lot of kids!! But they don't all turn into bullies or criminals!!
This reminds me of when more rights are given to the perpetrators than to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Josiegirl
Fragile like a bomb. Hmmm so many ways to take...

Fragile like a bomb. Hmmm so many ways to take that but in this day and age, wouldn't be one I'd want to wear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Josiegirl
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks, that's what I ended up doing. It...

Thanks, that's what I ended up doing.

It did!! Thanks so much!! And hi yourself. :)

Must be a new change I didn't see.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Josiegirl
:( Here's wishing next week is much better!! ...

:(
Here's wishing next week is much better!!
You have a good heart, hope you know that. lovethis
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Josiegirl
Food Program Statement

Aren't we supposed to receive an income statement by Jan. 31st, giving us a total amount of what we were paid by the state? Or do we print a copy off KidKare?
I've always received a hard copy in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh yes yes a thousand times yes I would in a...

Oh yes yes a thousand times yes I would in a heartbeat!! Now. Asap. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Josiegirl
Maybe I felt differently when my own kids were...

Maybe I felt differently when my own kids were little(really don't remember) but boy, by the time I'm done with dcks 7-5 5 days a week, I don't want anything to do with little kids. :rolleyes:

Am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
I'll second that happyfacehappyface!!

I'll second that happyfacehappyface!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Josiegirl
I would tell her sorry but no. Unless you're...

I would tell her sorry but no. Unless you're really taking a guilt trip then offer to take her 2 kids for a couple of hours of your choosing. But ugh, SA dcks make such a difference in our days. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. sorry dcm, already made alternate plans for...

Yep. sorry dcm, already made alternate plans for the day since everyone had cancelled.
And wth is wrong with having bored kids anyways?? Maybe they'll create something to do with their own brains or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
I wish some of mine would just be quiet; they...

I wish some of mine would just be quiet; they don't even have to sleep. :( I lay them down about 12:15 and the ones that do fall asleep are usually awake by 1:30. My 8 mo usually wakes at 1 and my 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Josiegirl
I tell them I do not teach preschool but...

I tell them I do not teach preschool but encourage a love of learning by offering a lot of developmentally appropriate learning activities throughout our day. We concentrate on social and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
All 5 dcks are sleeping!!happyface

All 5 dcks are sleeping!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By Josiegirl
THIS. Doesn't she care that her estranged dh is...

THIS.
Doesn't she care that her estranged dh is driving under the influence with their kids in jeopardy?? Or will she only care when an accident happens and THEN she'll find someone else to blame....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
And I'm always amazed at how many don't wear...

And I'm always amazed at how many don't wear appropriate snow footwear. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
I need to do this!!! Nobody has complained and I...

I need to do this!!! Nobody has complained and I have a couple(definitely have some awesome dcps!) that do grab a shovel and do the sidewalk to the road. Another said not to worry about it because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By Josiegirl
In that case, then definitely yes, implement the...

In that case, then definitely yes, implement the rule right away. Are these classes or spur of the moment type activities that he simply feels like taking dd to? I also think, if it were me, I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By Josiegirl
I would confront dcd and tell him you're mandated...

I would confront dcd and tell him you're mandated by licensing to call the proper authorities. Even with him being home by the time the police show up, just maybe it'll be enough to smarten the guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By Josiegirl
Good Grief, how do you stand it?? Even for 1 day...

Good Grief, how do you stand it?? Even for 1 day a week?? TGIF is all I can think.
Enjoy your weekend!!!!
Have to admit though, you had me chuckling at the music scores for using the toilet images....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Josiegirl
Speaking of Valentine's Day

How are you celebrating with the dcks?
Just curious if anyone has some ideas to share?
Time to hit pinterest....

I didn't do much for Christmas and will most likely do less for V Day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Josiegirl
First p/u is at 3 and yesterday it turned into a...

First p/u is at 3 and yesterday it turned into a tornado as soon as dcks knew a parent had arrived. It doesn't matter what wonderful activities they have going at the minute. :rolleyes:
Next p/u is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By Josiegirl
I guess my main thing is parents who choose to be...

I guess my main thing is parents who choose to be parents but then give up their responsibility for everyone else to take over. Being a parent of young children gave me such joy; sure there were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh I love that!!!! Caught like a deer in the...

Oh I love that!!!! Caught like a deer in the headlights:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Josiegirl
I believe this to be so true!! It's definitely...

I believe this to be so true!!
It's definitely the hardest time of the year for me to deal with kids, parents over staying at p/u, colds and bugs, snotty noses, snow, dark, cold, every single thing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Josiegirl
It's teething. It's allergies. It's a dang cold...

It's teething. It's allergies. It's a dang cold parents!
And if the boogers are excessive as you describe, I'd definitely require that they stay home a day. Everybody here is coughing, sneezing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh Pestle, I'm exhausted just reading about your...

Oh Pestle, I'm exhausted just reading about your group. But I can also empathize because my group seems to be bordering on out of control lately. I know one factor for us, is that we haven't been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Josiegirl
Describe my space? It's not nearly big enough for...

Describe my space? It's not nearly big enough for these winter months. :lol:
I use my living room, it's open with books and blocks for more quiet play. Then I have a small(10x10) extra bedroom for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Josiegirl
Setting Up Your DC for Success

Are there certain physical arrangements that work best? Separated areas? Less toys vs. more toys? Open floor plan? What types of things work best for your dc to keep a smooth flow to your day? Maybe...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Josiegirl
Wouldn't cribs be considered a dc expense, unless...

Wouldn't cribs be considered a dc expense, unless your own child uses it too? Household costs use the T/S formula so you'd be missing out on the full cost being deducted. Same with boosters and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Josiegirl
Dcm emailed me this weekend saying she tried...

Dcm emailed me this weekend saying she tried pouches and he seemed to like them cold. So we shall see. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
Two out of my 6 dcks won't be here today due to...

Two out of my 6 dcks won't be here today due to the holiday. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks everybody!! I've never had a baby be so...

Thanks everybody!! I've never had a baby be so adamant in their refusal to even open their mouth. :confused: I'll suggest the puffs to mom; she said she was going to try again this weekend so we'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope your ds is feeling much better!!! I...

I hope your ds is feeling much better!!! I remember those days when there were 5 of us living together; a bug would go through everybody one at a time. So miserable. :( Hope everyone recovers quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
A dcm sent me an email yesterday saying she has...

A dcm sent me an email yesterday saying she has tomorrow off so will be keeping her ds home. happyfacehappyface
It's the little things in life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Josiegirl
How to encourage an 8 mo to eat

I have THE sweetest little boy. Couldn't ask for a better baby. But we've been trying to get him introduced to foods for quite awhile now. He just clamps his mouth shut and refuses to budge. Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
3 hr. and 40 min. 3 hr. and 40 min. 3 hr. and...

3 hr. and 40 min.
3 hr. and 40 min.
3 hr. and 39 min.
3 hr. and 39 min.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,942
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,769
Posted By Josiegirl
Argh dcm came at 10 to meet with a couple ladies...

Argh dcm came at 10 to meet with a couple ladies to assess her 2 yo dd for speech development. They left at 11 and lunch time was HE!! between hungry kids and dcg crying for mommy. :( Poor dcg is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-18-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Josiegirl
Not to hijack but I had to replace 2 ceiling fans...

Not to hijack but I had to replace 2 ceiling fans due to the dcks breaking them.:rolleyes: Can I deduct the cost of those? If the dcks hadn't broken them, they'd still be hanging on my ceiling.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Josiegirl
Does everyone else leave their boots upstairs? If...

Does everyone else leave their boots upstairs? If so, she is one whipped mama and has an extra special snowflake. :rolleyes::confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 749
Posted By Josiegirl
I know!! Heck, I've got a couple of those adult...

I know!! Heck, I've got a couple of those adult coloring books hanging around here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 749
Posted By Josiegirl
Supposedly, coloring books are frowned upon too,...

Supposedly, coloring books are frowned upon too, but ppbbst on them who say nay. :rolleyes: If kids enjoy them, and they're not overdone, why not use them as one tool of learning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 749
Posted By Josiegirl
likethislikethis This, IMO, is the way to go....

likethislikethis This, IMO, is the way to go. Just allowing them to randomly play will encourage chaos. But with guided play, and prepared fun activities, you'll be ahead of the game. Do you use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Josiegirl
She sounds like she's going through a lot and her...

She sounds like she's going through a lot and her life is difficult. While that's not your fault or problem, maybe she needs to be handled in a different way. Nonconfrontational, asking if there's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Josiegirl
When I first read your post and started thinking...

When I first read your post and started thinking of what I'd do, wishy-washy me thought I'd just switch the day to keep her happy. But after reading CH's reply and rereading that you'd already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By Josiegirl
I prepare meals. My newest dcf prefers to bring...

I prepare meals. My newest dcf prefers to bring their son's food, which is alright with me. He just eats weird(IMO)things so I'm glad. I do fill in his meals with whatever fruit/veggies are on our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
Ill-advised, I know, but I am completely smitten...

Ill-advised, I know, but I am completely smitten with the 3 dcks I have today. Especially when they look like angels sleeping.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Josiegirl
So many people don't think of others anymore. :(

So many people don't think of others anymore. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes and yes to both replies! Dcm wants to pass...

Yes and yes to both replies! Dcm wants to pass the buck in every way instead of growing up and taking responsibility as a parent.
I do not understand why they'd rather bend over for their child than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks everybody. I guess I'll order the Regalo...

Thanks everybody. I guess I'll order the Regalo gate I saw.

I'm just getting so tight with my dc spending money these days and I hate to buy anything extra anymore. :confused:

Last baby gate I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Josiegirl
Baby Gates

I've been searching on amazon, don't want to pay a bundle, but I've zeroed in on a Regalo extra tall extra wide gate.
Does anyone have this or a baby gate they recommend? It does need to be extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Josiegirl
I am so wishy washy with this and such a darn...

I am so wishy washy with this and such a darn pushover. :( I wish I could just say 'take it or leave it' but if a child truly doesn't like something or wants 2nds of something before he eats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with Boymom, especially about letting...

I agree with Boymom, especially about letting them know before your vacation. Yes, you might lose some dcfs early but it also gives them plenty of time to look for another provider.
As far as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By Josiegirl
Most babies, when they're done drinking milk,...

Most babies, when they're done drinking milk, they're done. I'm sure you didn't force feed 8 oz. to this baby. :rolleyes:
My dcm sends 4 5-oz. bottles of breast milk and the 8 mo I have drinks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Josiegirl
This too shall pass. Hang in there and soon...

This too shall pass. Hang in there and soon you'll feel the peace flowing again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Josiegirl
No, I don't believe you owe them anything because...

No, I don't believe you owe them anything because it sounds like they've broken their dc contract with you through nonpayment. Whether or not they know they should've been paying a holding fee each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Josiegirl
Technically, I don't think you'd have to refund...

Technically, I don't think you'd have to refund their holding fee but I would, just to alleviate any guilt I'd be feeling. That's just me. I'd also give them a 2 week notice(unless new dcf ends up...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Josiegirl
Creeper :ouch: Wasn't going to go that far. And...

Creeper :ouch: Wasn't going to go that far. And it would creep me out as well as him, I'm sure. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Josiegirl
Is the 4 yo a boy or girl? It shouldn't matter...

Is the 4 yo a boy or girl? It shouldn't matter but I've had a couple 4/5 yo dcgs who are like mini moms and they've loved 'helping' with the littles, like (pretend)reading books, singing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 272,348
Posted By Josiegirl
A new 2 yo dcb started today; 3 days a week. And...

A new 2 yo dcb started today; 3 days a week. And he did really well!! No previous group care experience at all so I was a bit nervous. The mom seemed truly happy about it all and relieved. Keep...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Josiegirl
Well, in so many words that's what she suggested,...

Well, in so many words that's what she suggested, as in I need to be aware of what he's entering which is what Mr. Copeland advised also. And watching every line he fills in is exactly what leaves me...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-03-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
A twist at the end that I didn't expect.

A twist at the end that I didn't expect.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for your reply. I know I should pay...

Thank you for your reply. I know I should pay very close attention while he's filling in the blanks, I just feel odd asking him if I can watch. :confused: He files it electronically while I'm there;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Josiegirl
I have got to bank more, spend less. Period. I've...

I have got to bank more, spend less. Period. I've done well in many ways. I used to visit the Dollar Tree couple times a month and easily spend 40 bucks a trip. Same with WalMart, except those trips...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Josiegirl
Watching Your Accountant

I trust my tax guy; he seems really good and knows what he's doing but wonder if I'm being too trusting? He sits on his side of the desk, I am on the other. He just enters all the info I provide so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Josiegirl
Is nap time fairly quiet with those of you who...

Is nap time fairly quiet with those of you who have several in one room? How on earth do you train them to be quiet when they're all together? Most of my dcks are good about laying down but you...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-01-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
I am almost done with it and glad I picked it up...

I am almost done with it and glad I picked it up at the library. It's kind of comical the way she speaks, very proper. She's a little bit of an odd duck who finds her own way of fitting in. Sad what...
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