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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By spud912
I normally don't require a deposit because the...

I normally don't require a deposit because the families I take in are extremely reliable. I bent my rules for this individual because it was for "extra" money. The amount owed is $230 at this point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By spud912
Leave without Notice

If you have a family leave (as in move away) without providing the required 2 week notice that they signed, would you pursue it with small claims court? Is it worth it? Trying to figure out what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Most behaviors are normal for a 2 year old in a...

Most behaviors are normal for a 2 year old in a new environment, but I really felt like her tackling out of anger was quite excessive. I really believe if anyone else saw it they would be shocked as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Mom responded to my email about my concerns and...

Mom responded to my email about my concerns and was very defensive about every little thing. She gave a reasoning for every single item I mentioned that may be perceived as a negative. In regards to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Yes, I thought the same thing about getting...

Yes, I thought the same thing about getting kicked out!!! Or possibly gently nudged out 😉.

I'm going to school for behavioral therapy.....for kids with behavior issues 😂🤣. The plus side it's more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Thank you! Congrats on your masters! What are you...

Thank you! Congrats on your masters! What are you going for??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Yes they were on board for the other behavioral...

Yes they were on board for the other behavioral things. I agree they're not on board for this stuff! No they did not mention her aggressive behavior, just that she was picking up some bad habits from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By spud912
Terming During Trial Period, Leaving Child Care

Hi all, it's been awhile 😊. I used to be fairly active on here but my daughter was diagnosed with special needs earlier this year and I was swamped with getting her therapies in place. Well fast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By spud912
I declined politely, stating I'm ideally looking...

I declined politely, stating I'm ideally looking for a child who is potty trained and felt like we were not a good fit, and they did not respond :rolleyes:. I usually say that I'm interviewing other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By spud912
Decline Potential Family

I don't know if I'm being overly picky or my initial screening is not working. I've had several interviews and they really liked me but I felt like they weren't good fits. The most recent family I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By spud912
Most states offer free early childhood...

Most states offer free early childhood intervention (including speech therapy). I would look into what your state offers by calling the local school district and then let mom know what is offered....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By spud912
Can't say the thought didn't cross my mind :lol:....

Can't say the thought didn't cross my mind :lol:. I questioned whether I should post it on the public side, but then again, I don't really care if she read it! She knows how I feel :p.

By the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By spud912
Quick update: she paid on Saturday...

Quick update: she paid on Saturday morning......WITH the late fee attached. I have to say I'm amazed! No arguments and no disagreements. Whew, I'm glad she decided not to make things weird right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By spud912
Late Payment Question . . . and Hi, It's Been Awhile :-)

Hi :), it's been awhile since I've been on here. Life has been crazy busy!

I have a daycare family who I've posted about before. I've had them for nearly 4 years now. There have been some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By spud912
I so wish we could see it! We're in the path for...

I so wish we could see it! We're in the path for a partial but my family is having a reunion in Oregon right on the path for a total eclipse. Unfortunately, we have our daughter's first IEP meeting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,711
Posted By spud912
I started daycare when my oldest was 19 months...

I started daycare when my oldest was 19 months old and my middle daughter was a newborn. My youngest was born into the daycare a few years later. I chose this profession so I can be home with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,689
Posted By spud912
2 weeks notice to fulfill my contract. I don't...

2 weeks notice to fulfill my contract. I don't think any of my families would sue but I would definitely want to end on a positive note.

My dh and I also talked about paying back the child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By spud912
Happy birthday happyfacehappyface

Happy birthday happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By spud912
Just expect her to terminate before she has the...

Just expect her to terminate before she has the baby ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By spud912
I do get inundated with inquiries for under 18...

I do get inundated with inquiries for under 18 months old. I usually don't take children under the age of 2, but especially not under the age of 1.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By spud912
I noticed this too! Also, I used to land every...

I noticed this too! Also, I used to land every interview, but parents seem to be more picky this time around. I think price is a bigger-than-normal deciding factor lately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By spud912
I did this as well. We also moved 4 weeks before...

I did this as well. We also moved 4 weeks before the baby came. Between moving with only 1 day off, closing for only 2 weeks and not taking any other time off that year, it was hard! I feel like I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By spud912
Interviewing Multiple Families for 1 Spot

Anytime I have a vacancy, I usually have several interviews for 1 spot. Lately, I've had a lot of parents who are confused and/or offended by the fact that if they like my services, they don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By spud912
School Supplies Sale

I feel like I miss all the good sales every year. I was hoping I could start this thread and if you come across any good deals on school supplies, you can post it here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By spud912
happyfacehappyface And yes that always...

happyfacehappyface

And yes that always happens. I fill all my spots and then a bunch of perfect candidates start calling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By spud912
The good news is that people like my program a...

The good news is that people like my program a lot. The bad news is that I have a lot of people to reject :(. I know I'm being picky, but there are just so many non-potty trained 18 month to 2 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,991
Posted By spud912
Just got mine! happyfacelikethis

Just got mine! happyfacelikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,086
Posted By spud912
Great article, BC!

Great article, BC!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By spud912
Advertising and Interviews

So I have 4 vacancies coming up in August :eek:. Two of them have been filled and I'm actively seeking to fill the last two. I went through my waiting list (which is how I filled the first two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By spud912
Advertising on Nextdoor Anyone?

Does anyone else advertise on their neighborhood group of Nextdoor.com? I've been tempted, but also unsure if I want everyone knowing I run a daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By spud912
Today *only* got to 116.

Today *only* got to 116.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By spud912
Our high today was supposed to hit 122, but it...

Our high today was supposed to hit 122, but it was lower. Yesterday got to 122 and higher in some areas. We didn't go outside today :(:Sunny::eek::(. I HATED every minute of not being able to go out....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,338
Posted By spud912
We have a lot of new house developments nearby....

We have a lot of new house developments nearby. Most are way out of price range. My husband and I love to go to the model homes and explore (as do our children). I can't help but imagine how to set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,991
Posted By spud912
Message sent :)

Message sent :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,544
Posted By spud912
Except that all parents know that I have a 2 week...

Except that all parents know that I have a 2 week trial period. Every parent should know there's a possibility things might not work out. And if it did work out, I would have been able to keep a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,544
Posted By spud912
I'm not one to term lightly, but it is possible...

I'm not one to term lightly, but it is possible to take back a child, especially if the reasons were similar to mine (child is too young to balance in a prek atmosphere but eventually ages into it).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,544
Posted By spud912
I have one right now! I took a newborn despite...

I have one right now! I took a newborn despite advertising as a preschool. I loved the family and knew the older daughter would leave too if I couldn't take dcb. I quickly learned that it was not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By spud912
:lol: I like your response! I usually say...

:lol: I like your response!

I usually say "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit." I say it so much that the kids finish saying it for me.

OR I simply start singing the intro to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
And she would definitely be terminated if she...

And she would definitely be terminated if she were not my child :lol:. She is a walking liability with a huge attitude.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
Yes, this child is a handful. Each child has...

Yes, this child is a handful. Each child has their challenges.....this one just takes all of them to the extreme. Not only is she incredibly adventurous and curious, but she is very stubborn and set...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
I will definitely take your advice for potty...

I will definitely take your advice for potty training....I've already been dappling in it. She sleeps a LONG time (10 pm to 11 am and again 1:30 to 4 pm), so I'll try the diaper, undies, and onsie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
Legally unlicensed so duct tape is not entirely...

Legally unlicensed so duct tape is not entirely out of question hahahaha! I know Old Navy sells onesies that are shorts ..... I've been tempted but I wonder how long until she can un-snap buttons....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
Yeah I think this would be easy for her. Plus...

Yeah I think this would be easy for her. Plus she's tiny and it has to be 12 month clothing :rolleyes:. She is very efficient with clothing and can even put her sister's underwear on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By spud912
Diaper Advice -- Nannyde or Anyone Else?

Among many other reasons why my youngest daughter (22 months old) is a handful, she is a naptime de-clother. It's sad to say that it has become a normal day-to-day thing to wash her bedding and give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
I wish we could, but we rely on this income. In...

I wish we could, but we rely on this income. In fact, I have a new bill coming out in August for the next 9 months that will be large.

It's fine....I'm working through these feelings. Like someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,310
Posted By spud912
Ours is secured to the wall per the directions,...

Ours is secured to the wall per the directions, but my dh LOVES his double sided tape :lol:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,310
Posted By spud912
Huh, I didn't even know about the...

Huh, I didn't even know about the warranty....good to know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,310
Posted By spud912
We got ours at Lowes a couple of weeks ago. So...

We got ours at Lowes a couple of weeks ago. So far I really like it! In fact, just this morning a dcm tried dropping off early and I just answered the ring on my phone and told her it would be about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By spud912
happyface I bet they love it!!

happyface I bet they love it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies. ...

Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies. I'm feeling much better today. And yes, it does come in waves. This is not the first time I've felt unmotivated/unappreciated and had a disdain for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
Thank you! We will definitely be enjoying the...

Thank you! We will definitely be enjoying the vacation!


I'm really thinking about doing this! If at the least, I would like the ability to be more active in my daughters' school next year and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
I wish I could, but my dh literally had a...

I wish I could, but my dh literally had a meltdown after 1 hour with my youngest daughter this past Sunday. At least my mom doesn't know what she's getting into if I can convince her. She swore her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
Thanks :hug:!!! I know and I never...

Thanks :hug:!!!



I know and I never wanted to be one :o. Gosh and it's looking like the board is full of us Debbie Downers today!!



Thank you for all the advice...I really appreciate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,434
Posted By spud912
:eek::eek: Those people are crazy!! At least...

:eek::eek: Those people are crazy!!

At least they are entertaining :lol:!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By spud912
I'm Just Going to Come Right Out and Say It

I'm burnt out. I am checked out! It's been a slow progression, but I feel like I'm done. I am sick of not making a profit and getting my family out of a financial slump (caused by opening the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
We had a $20 off coupon for Lowes ;-). We got the...

We had a $20 off coupon for Lowes ;-). We got the bronze and we like it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
Oh thats good to know! I'll have to contact State...

Oh thats good to know! I'll have to contact State Farm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
We got the Ring system..hopefully that solves the...

We got the Ring system..hopefully that solves the problem. We are loving it so far! Dh has been disappointed by our lack of visitors so far haha!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,334
Posted By spud912
I completely understand what you're saying. I'm...

I completely understand what you're saying. I'm not a fan of posters at all. However, all of the pictures in your inspiration have a sense of comfort and warmth. I would definitely consider using...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
We live in Arizona so definitely no rain haha! I...

We live in Arizona so definitely no rain haha! I have a covered patio too. And I do have a note to call or text. But this one family....they don't seem to want to try that avenue. If they do, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
I'm seriously sold! Dh will be getting it today...

I'm seriously sold! Dh will be getting it today happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By spud912
Answering the Door Lickety Split

We have a large house. The doorbell has been permanently disabled to prevent the onslaught of marketers and church people from ringing the door bells at all hours. We have a screen/security door on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By spud912
Requiring Parents to Pay Via Automatic Transfer

So about half my parents pay via automatic transfer. The other families pay with checks or cash. The automatic transfer is great! The payment goes in instantly, it saves me a trip to the bank, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,334
Posted By spud912
First, your website looks great and your center...

First, your website looks great and your center looks awesome!!!

As far as advertisement, it seems like you get a lot of interest. The other places I advertise that makes a difference is Yelp and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By spud912
Ditto with the carseat and late pick up fee. I...

Ditto with the carseat and late pick up fee. I would also tell dad that if he could make pick up prompt so the driveway can be made available to the next person picking up. Or use any other excuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By spud912
With my second daughter (prior to doing child...

With my second daughter (prior to doing child care), I went into labor at 2 am, my mom came at 2:30 am to watch my older daughter, got to the hospital at 2:45 and had dd at 3 am. 1 hour labor :eek:....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By spud912
I always deliver right by my due date or after,...

I always deliver right by my due date or after, so that helped when giving the dates. I had a plan for parents with "likely" dates, but told them all to have a back up plan starting a month early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By spud912
I agree likethis.

I agree likethis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By spud912
I wish we had something like that here in...

I wish we had something like that here in Arizona! School pick-ups are so difficult sometimes!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,279
Posted By spud912
In that case, I would suggest an entirely...

In that case, I would suggest an entirely different type of program for the dcb. As much as I love Montessori, we don't really follow it, so I suggested it to my parents as an alternative (plus I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,279
Posted By spud912
My question is do you really want him to stay and...

My question is do you really want him to stay and work with the parents? Or would you kind of prefer to find someone else who would fit in better with the group?

I had a similar issue a year ago....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-06-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,170
Posted By spud912
Me and my dh are both Leos. Our kids are Aries,...

Me and my dh are both Leos. Our kids are Aries, Scorpio and Virgo....

Yeah our house is full of strong wills!

Do you all know what your Chinese zodiac is? It's neat to read both!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By spud912
Big Lots had the houses, gate and stone pathway...

Big Lots had the houses, gate and stone pathway and Dollar Tree for everything else. I've seen some fairy garden kits at Home Depot that looked awesome though! I think they were $15 for everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,229
Posted By spud912
I can only do the diaper bag. I don't have any...

I can only do the diaper bag. I don't have any infants and the 2 people I know who have infants baby wear them ;).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,745
Posted By spud912
One of HRC's "selling points" is to have free...

One of HRC's "selling points" is to have free preschool for everyone. I provide preschool.....legally unlicensed. She will put me out of business because I have no desire to change my age group to...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-05-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,170
Posted By spud912
My middle daughter is a Scorpio (the one you said...

My middle daughter is a Scorpio (the one you said you wanted, Blackcat). Details are VERY important to her!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By spud912
We made a fairy garden this year! I added the...

We made a fairy garden this year! I added the door from the Boogie Wipe box and the kids were all over it for a week or two. They loved it and the magic around the idea. One of my SA'ers still gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,229
Posted By spud912
I hope I'm not too late. Dh would love to test...

I hope I'm not too late. Dh would love to test products.... he helps me a ton!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By spud912
Eww :(:eek:

Eww :(:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By spud912
We got it in December, so not sure about the...

We got it in December, so not sure about the monsoons yet. It did handle a tree branch falling on it when my dh was trimming a tree :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By spud912
We have thus one. It was really popular with the...

We have thus one. It was really popular with the kids at first....plus lots of fighting over the door and not letting other children in :rolleyes:. Now the kids just pile toys in it for no reason.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By spud912
Did you know that states spend between $195 and...

Did you know that states spend between $195 and $555 a week per student in school? And that doesn't even include school supplies, which are a huge personal expense for daycares. I think most daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,722
Posted By spud912
Me too!!!

Me too!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,722
Posted By spud912
Haha what daycare did you get? I got an email for...

Haha what daycare did you get? I got an email for Somer's Daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,722
Posted By spud912
Ok that makes sense. My Fedex email had the...

Ok that makes sense. My Fedex email had the wrong name ;). Yay! Can't wait!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,722
Posted By spud912
Springbox - BoogieWipes Anyone?

I just got an email stating that there was an error with my Springbox (something is missing) and they are sending the items. I also got a random Fedex email that doesn't state who it was from, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 03:15 PM
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Posted By spud912
The months after my pregnancies I shed like crazy...

The months after my pregnancies I shed like crazy and find my hair all over the place. My dh and I always joked about it. The most unusual place we found one was hanging on my dh's rear view mirror...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By spud912
Ugh that's awful for your father :(. My dh is a...

Ugh that's awful for your father :(. My dh is a government employee and the pension is through the state of Arizona, so hopefully that is secure :o;)!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 09:08 AM
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Views: 867
Posted By spud912
I am 34, so I have about 31 years before I plan...

I am 34, so I have about 31 years before I plan to retire. My dh has a 20-year pension so I know we will be ok when he retires, but I wanted something more that can also be used for education if we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By spud912
Saving for Retirement - Help!

I opened a roth IRA 2 days ago and plan to add monthly. However, being that I know nothing about investing, I didn't realize that I have to decide how to actually invest that money.

Does anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2016, 09:04 PM
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Views: 1,629
Posted By spud912
I know some kids especially love hugs and I...

I know some kids especially love hugs and I really struggle with that part of the job. It just feels awkward when I hug people outside of my immediate family, but I do try to make a concerted effort....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By spud912
My answers pertain to my specific situation. I...

My answers pertain to my specific situation. I have been doing child care out of my home for 5 years now. We are capped at 4 daycare children and average rates are from $125 to $150 per week for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By spud912
So my day went fine.....my low-tone voice was...

So my day went fine.....my low-tone voice was doing well enough to the point where I could actually talk on the phone and communicate to some extent happyface.

The biggest problem is reading. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By spud912
Oh that is awful! I have hypothyroidism and my...

Oh that is awful! I have hypothyroidism and my thyroid does get a little swollen when it's completely out of wack, among several other minor autoimmune conditions that flare up at the same time. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By spud912
We'll see how it goes! I have a tidbit coming...

We'll see how it goes! I have a tidbit coming back already so I hope it comes back more overnight :). Thanks for the lemon suggestion, Ariana.....just got a bucket full today from my mom's tree in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By spud912
Working with Lost Voice

Long story short, I am no longer contagious, but my voice has been completely 100% gone for 3 days now. I'm off today for MLK but the dck's are coming back tomorrow. Have any of you ever worked with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By spud912
Sorry, OT a bit, but how do your parents set up...

Sorry, OT a bit, but how do your parents set up automatic bank transfers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By spud912
I was eager to get back into the routine again...

I was eager to get back into the routine again too. I usually go through a post-holiday depression, but this year was different. I think the holidays were too hustle-bustle for me and then we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,689
Posted By spud912
NO :lol::rolleyes:! She is my oldest!! My...

NO :lol::rolleyes:! She is my oldest!! My youngest IS practically a baby still (she is 15 months). For some reason I get this weird mom guilt that my oldest is growing so fast and I won't be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,689
Posted By spud912
I still carry my 6 year old downstairs in the...

I still carry my 6 year old downstairs in the morning when I wake her up for school :o.
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