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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,713
Posted By Snowmom
Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you...

Personally, I don't give a rat's @$$ why you (general you) need daycare. I don't care what your story is. I don't care what woe-is-me, single-mom back history you have. I will never ask and I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
I have 12 by myself too. (8 during summer months,...

I have 12 by myself too. (8 during summer months, 12 during the school year).

I find it more chaotic, stressful and overall not fun when I have less than 10. The only time I feel overwhelmed is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,410
Posted By Snowmom
I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that...

I am in MN. I don't know of any regulations that state we can't handle breast milk (I assume you mean handle frozen). There is a regulation that says bottles must be "washed" daily- washed simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Snowmom
I would refund. If you kept it, I think they...

I would refund.

If you kept it, I think they would have a good, solid court case to get it returned.

Your location is as much a part of what you offer as the service. If I were you (and I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Snowmom
I'm just going to give you an example of what I...

I'm just going to give you an example of what I do in regards to holidays and unpaid vacation days.

In my handbook, I state that 2 days are paid for the Thanksgiving holiday and it's posted on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-26-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,559
Posted By Snowmom
Go for it. Check with your state's requirements...

Go for it.
Check with your state's requirements & licensing agency. They should be able to direct you to the proper resources. You can also see the links located on daycare.com's main page. Quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Snowmom
20 in a month!? Yikes. I don't think there...

20 in a month!? Yikes.

I don't think there is any magic number. I can't believe the director wouldn't address that though. That's an awfully big liability to keep enrolled.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Snowmom
I've never had it in my written policies either....

I've never had it in my written policies either. Seems unnecessary as it should be something that's discussed at the interview if it was important or a deal breaker to the family.

Personally, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on the situation. I have termed...

It depends on the situation.

I have termed for non-payment. In that case, yes, she was told that if she wasn't current by X date, then her two week enrollment fee would go into effect and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Snowmom
Ideas: Enrollment is currently full....

Ideas:


Enrollment is currently full. Please leave your name and contact information if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.

I am not currently taking new applicants. Please check back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Snowmom
I have a private blog. Only those I invite can...

I have a private blog. Only those I invite can view it and they must log in to get access.
They don't get to see who else can view it (don't have access to other families) and any comments made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Snowmom
I have this for my doors:...

I have this for my doors: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CIYQUBS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's loud but pleasant sounding and you can change the volume and chimes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By Snowmom
:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on...

:lol: I do that too. A big bold "Last Diaper" on the front.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Snowmom
I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was...

I wouldn't re-enroll them even if the space was available.
When someone "takes a chance" that the spot will be there when THEY need it, then they've showed you exactly how little they respect you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Snowmom
Liability insurance is business necessity. No...

Liability insurance is business necessity. No doubt.
However, I firmly believe that it should not replace medical insurance and that medical insurance should be covering Johnny's tooth he knocked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Snowmom
While I understand why people want/ask about...

While I understand why people want/ask about insurance, that question would get a big fat "pass" from me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Snowmom
likethis YES!

likethis
YES!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Snowmom
Say it in writing. Technically, say everything in...

Say it in writing. Technically, say everything in writing. Whether you prefer paper, email or text.

DCF: As summer approaches, I need to touch base on my availability. I have Joey on X schedule...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back...

3 day weekend and nearly every child comes back with snotty noses.
What'd they do.... lick every grocery cart handle in a 5 mile radius? Jeez.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Snowmom
100 is my policy

100 is my policy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Snowmom
I would personally send him home. He's NOT...

I would personally send him home.

He's NOT at a normal temp, so should be checked out by a doctor. I don't think I've ever seen a child with that low of a temp.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Snowmom
I honestly think the first year, new providers...

I honestly think the first year, new providers should expect to struggle a bit for enrollment.

Getting babies is easy here. It's the 2-5 year old spots that take some time to fill.
Local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic? ...

Why hasn't teething been declared an epidemic?
Someone should get on top of that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
I am so sick of policing policies. I'm so sick of...

I am so sick of policing policies. I'm so sick of the lack of respect from grown adults. I'm basically so sick of this job.


I'm not potty training an 18 month old who doesn't talk and poops 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Snowmom
Everyone does things differently. Some give grace...

Everyone does things differently. Some give grace periods, some charge per minute as they arrive, some say they need to be off the property by closing.

Personally: I think it's late. I charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Snowmom
Safe sleep practices is an extremely important...

Safe sleep practices is an extremely important factor in choosing a good daycare. Sleeping on a boppy is NOT safe. Positional asphyxiation can happen quickly.

In regards to how long a baby should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Snowmom
My very first one was a 2 yr old child who...

My very first one was a 2 yr old child who wouldn't nap and she tried her hardest to sneak away when she thought I wasn't looking. I just couldn't handle the added stress to my day with her.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Snowmom
DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early...

DCM, if you'd like to pick up your daughter early to celebrate the day with her, I think she'd absolutely love that. As far as birthday celebrations within the group, we have a small group activity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By Snowmom
I expect parents to do the majority of PT work. ...

I expect parents to do the majority of PT work.
But, I also expect ALL the signs of readiness to be present before we start at daycare.
That includes: willingness/interest to use the toilet,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By Snowmom
You need to do what's in the best interest of...

You need to do what's in the best interest of YOU.
So do they.

I'd say stick to it with the understanding that they may leave.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Snowmom
Red above. OP, I think the provider is...

Red above.

OP, I think the provider is definitely unethical. But everything comes down to how that contract was worded.
Your best bet is to write an unemotional letter stating the facts, what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Snowmom
likethis Yes. If anyone mentions allergies,...

likethis

Yes. If anyone mentions allergies, it must be documented with a DR's directive on file. Even "seasonal allergies".

I send home for excessive runny nose or coughing.
If it's on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Snowmom
I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life...

I didn't know you were leaving the daycare life either.
Good luck!
I hope you'll still pop in every once and awhile!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Snowmom
It's a case of 'keeping up with the Joneses". ...

It's a case of 'keeping up with the Joneses".
These types of parents either have friends or family who have kids in a similar age category and they feel the need to have their kids demonstrate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Snowmom
Our state has a form we fill out that asks...

Our state has a form we fill out that asks questions and really forces you to document. It helps get our minds thinking about what we would do and what we need.
The only thing I searched for beyond...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Snowmom
The comment "he'll try his best" translates to...

The comment "he'll try his best" translates to "you work for me and we'll do what we want".
I'd change that thinking right now and text back: "That won't work for me, he needs to be here before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,422
Posted By Snowmom
"For safety, security and licensing reasons, I do...

"For safety, security and licensing reasons, I do not allow adults that are not documented on my license (trained, background checked provider and substitutes) to interact or observe the children I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Snowmom
If it's not a common occurrence for the child,...

If it's not a common occurrence for the child, then I would first let her know what to expect at pick up time (tell her what's happening next and what her role is) and see how that works.
If it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By Snowmom
Ouch. That sucks. I had one knock over my...

Ouch. That sucks.

I had one knock over my garbage can backing out today. Luckily he got out and picked up his mess or the Ring footage would have been sent to the wife with a bill.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By Snowmom
I know it's been a month since you posted but if...

I know it's been a month since you posted but if you are still looking for a list, here is my letter I give out when a parent mentions PT.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Snowmom
I read through this post twice and I still don't...

I read through this post twice and I still don't understand.

So, I can see why they are confused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Snowmom
Stick to your policy unless you want pushback on...

Stick to your policy unless you want pushback on this and other policies in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
Because their ultimate goal is to have all...

Because their ultimate goal is to have all childcare state run under the guise of "childcare shortage".
They want the money. Participation will some day be required, so they are throwing in all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Snowmom
Beauty counter and Badger products. Sticks are...

Beauty counter and Badger products.
Sticks are my preference but lotion is the most economical.
I spend a little more for these products because of the ingredients (EWG rating was important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By Snowmom
Yes, I have. FP does not support Almond milk...

Yes, I have.
FP does not support Almond milk without a DR's special diet statement. But, if they want soy, only a parent note is needed.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Snowmom
So... just finished my taxes and since we talked...

So... just finished my taxes and since we talked about penalties, I thought I'd update here. :ouch:

My situation: Married, filing jointly. Spouse is a W2 employee. Did not pay any estimated taxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Snowmom
It depends on what the intent is. Reward for...

It depends on what the intent is.

Reward for expected behavior? No.

Rebus chart w/goal? Yes.

Brag Tag? Sometimes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-08-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Snowmom
My TS is 40%. It was at 35-38% in the past...

My TS is 40%.
It was at 35-38% in the past until I realized that storage space counts!

I'm still finishing up my taxes. I'm super frustrated with Turbo Tax this year. It seems like I've run into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Snowmom
I'm happy things went better than anticipated! ...

I'm happy things went better than anticipated!

Personally, I wouldn't say anything regarding why/how/what. They are not family to me. I'd leave it at: "I'm feeling good, thank you for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By Snowmom
That's huge. I've cut up chicken pieces smaller...

That's huge. I've cut up chicken pieces smaller than that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Snowmom
I don't typically tell people because I'm able to...

I don't typically tell people because I'm able to plan well in advance and type it up on my monthly calendars and websites for them.

Although, when I have a sub, I do post that so-and-so will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By Snowmom
likethis Agreed on all points!

likethis
Agreed on all points!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Snowmom
Yes! If I had it to do over again, I would do...

Yes!
If I had it to do over again, I would do this no matter what age. My kids are 8-12 now. We did the daycare families a couple times when they were younger and I wish I hadn't. They tend to think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Snowmom
Most all federal holidays including Veteran's...

Most all federal holidays including Veteran's Day, President's Day and Good Friday. In those days, some are 2 day holidays breaks (Thanksgiving, 4th of July). All paid. I think it's 11 days now which...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-19-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Snowmom
Spelling mistakes in a legal document do not void...

Spelling mistakes in a legal document do not void the contract if the intent is clear.
Coming from someone who used to write real estate contracts, it's known as a "Scrivener’s Error".
If the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Snowmom
When my own were infants, I would close. When...

When my own were infants, I would close.
When they were 1-4, I would give a heads up to families (enter at your own risk warning) and have my kids either on the couch with a baby monitor or in the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-18-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Snowmom
The bottom line is: if you are unhappy with the...

The bottom line is: if you are unhappy with the services you are receiving, you should find a different place that provides what you want or need. Never try to force one to comply with your wishes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Snowmom
How/when do you know a parent is...

How/when do you know a parent is lying/embellishing?
I don't really think you can ever know for certain. You just move on with your involvement with the child and their progression at daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Snowmom
likethis To the point and shuts down any...

likethis To the point and shuts down any questions on your future involvement.

My own thoughts:
Unless ordered by a court, never get involved in court battles. Always be the safe, neutral zone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Snowmom
No, my pets don't have access to the kids. I...

No, my pets don't have access to the kids.
I don't want the liability or to chance my pets getting hurt.

I envy those that trust both their dc kids and their pets. I just don't, so I'd rather...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,415
Posted By Snowmom
Ask her what her concerns are. I have the...

Ask her what her concerns are.

I have the same policy and I've had people question it too. My response is that I require socks in all seasons to protect your child. I don't do sandals or crocs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Snowmom
Yes and I usually just say "I blame Disney". ...

Yes and I usually just say "I blame Disney".
It's true!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Snowmom
I don't know how much of a help it will be, but...

I don't know how much of a help it will be, but here is my wording at the end of my contract.

Optional Provisions:
I grant permission to ABCDE to take or display photos of my child. These photos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Snowmom
There's nothing wrong with passing on a client...

There's nothing wrong with passing on a client you don't think is the right fit for you or your program. Actually, it's HEALTHY to do so! Choosing clients who mesh well with you and your existing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Snowmom
:confused: I'm sorry, but I don't understand...

:confused:
I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're inferring here.
Or at least I'm hoping I don't understand.

Are you saying he/she should threaten a bad review to get their way?


...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By Snowmom
I like that. I'd add in no eligibility for...

I like that.
I'd add in no eligibility for government assistance programs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Snowmom
No, you're not a bad grandma! :hug: The only...

No, you're not a bad grandma! :hug:

The only thing I can see being an issue is that you said you take in your niece's kids. So, they will be there in the summer? That may cause some friction that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Snowmom
I'm assuming the child needs breathing...

I'm assuming the child needs breathing treatments?
The child does not have documented asthma?
What's your medication policy?

If it were me, I wouldn't take the child until the breathing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Snowmom
Have you talked to any local providers? Some may...

Have you talked to any local providers? Some may be very forthcoming and want to network (and some may not).

In my area, the majority of families are looking for care 7-5. Some want 6-4. There are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Snowmom
It is gross. I'm itching just writing this....

It is gross. I'm itching just writing this. :ouch:

I have a black light (flashlight) and check the kids regularly.
This is the one I have:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Snowmom
Are these parents seriously expecting staff to...

Are these parents seriously expecting staff to catch a child's cough? For real? I can't even see that being a plausible request.

Here are the highlights of my policy:

Exclusion Symptoms:

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Snowmom
It sounds like night terrors to me. It can...

It sounds like night terrors to me.
It can happen during daytime naps. They are sometimes a symptom of an underlying issue. I would mention it's a possibility and have mom mention it at the Dr's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By Snowmom
Oh my gosh, I cried just watching the trailer....

Oh my gosh, I cried just watching the trailer. lovethis

I hope it does well! Congrats!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By Snowmom
I think this situation could be the very...

I think this situation could be the very definition of "special snowflake".

You've already gotten very good advice, so I don't have much to add except to say that I hope she's getting charged an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
I like my personal bubble space. I really...

I like my personal bubble space.
I really don't mind the kids getting in it occasionally because that's how kids are.... but lady, when I pick up your child after you've taken her coat and shoes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Snowmom
I usually tell them the timeframe I have...

I usually tell them the timeframe I have available. For instance: "I can schedule a tour at 5:00 and it should take about 1/2 hour so you'll have time to get Joey home for dinner."
I'm also very...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Snowmom
What may be "normal" for one provider may not be...

What may be "normal" for one provider may not be "normal" for another. Each business owner chooses policies that work for them and typically they revolve around what the market in their area will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Snowmom
Crystal ball.... lovethis I have done...

Crystal ball.... lovethis



I have done 15 minutes for one family before. I really don't mind doing earlier for a fee.... you could never get me to do later though. :lol:

I typically charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
Oh boy! :eek: Irresponsible pet owners are the...

Oh boy! :eek:
Irresponsible pet owners are the worst!

Are you friends or on good terms with the owners?
If it were me, I'd tell them that I run a business here and the dogs are consistently on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Snowmom
For a child, no. For an employee (or me),...

For a child, no.

For an employee (or me), yes. But they would need to be kept locked up/out of reach.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
Ugh Husbands. It's hard enough when he...

Ugh Husbands.

It's hard enough when he decides to work from home and is completely oblivious to how loud he is during nap time.
But now that we have a new puppy, he lets her out of the kennel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By Snowmom
Oh gosh. This mom is lucky her child hasn't died...

Oh gosh. This mom is lucky her child hasn't died of positional asphyxia.
If it were me, I would tell her that as a licensed provider, I am required to follow safe sleep practices. I would forward...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Snowmom
What IS a red flag or what are the indicators? ...

What IS a red flag or what are the indicators?

Just to clarify: a "red flag" is a warning signal. Something someone does or says to indicate "trouble ahead".

In this instance, the red flags...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Snowmom
As Blackcat suggested, I'd just say "no. there is...

As Blackcat suggested, I'd just say "no. there is nothing there, go play.".

If he has a breakdown, then I'd give him a safe spot to have his meltdown. Then ignore the disruption. Every time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Snowmom
What did you say to the mom last night who said...

What did you say to the mom last night who said "she'd TRY to pick up on time"?

To me, I never look at those types of situations as "confrontational". I look at it as an opportunity to set the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Snowmom
2 daycares in 2.5 years and the FIRST one "didn't...

2 daycares in 2.5 years and the FIRST one "didn't have enough learning activities"- that's a hard no on enrollment from me.

I have a feeling this "advanced" child would be better suited in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By Snowmom
Once bears start to figure out how to open doors,...

Once bears start to figure out how to open doors, you're in big trouble. :lol::lol:
https://youtu.be/DhxBvEPHovs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Snowmom
I do grocery delivery. I use Coborn's...

I do grocery delivery.

I use Coborn's Delivers. They have different kinds of delivery passes available and they went on sale this past September. I bought a year of delivery services for $50....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By Snowmom
So weird because my licensor has never even...

So weird because my licensor has never even questioned my locks. I even have one of those high flip locks like in hotel rooms (I only use those at night).
I keep doors dead bolted during business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Snowmom
What would I charge to transport? One...

What would I charge to transport?

One miiiilliion dollars. :lol:

I personally wouldn't transport because I don't want the liability. If I did, I would take the cost of the added insurance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Snowmom
If in the same situation: I always do what's...

If in the same situation:
I always do what's best for ME and MY business.

I would make the switch now and wouldn't give it a second thought.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Snowmom
Teachers in my district get the first "snow" day...

Teachers in my district get the first "snow" day per school year off with pay then are required to either use PTO or make up their time for anything beyond the first snow day. So, I do understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snowmom
Really? I have a fairly new cop family enrolled...

Really?
I have a fairly new cop family enrolled and they are pushing nearly every policy I have. Maybe I'm just unlucky... never had one before. Nice family.... just tests my beotch abilities.
Kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Snowmom
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snowmom
That I would become a germaphobe.

That I would become a germaphobe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Snowmom
I'd be blunt with the issue. They may not realize...

I'd be blunt with the issue. They may not realize that they are actually the ones causing stress for their child.

I'd phrase it in a way that defines it as beneficial to meet the child's needs......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Snowmom
There IS no explanation. Breakfast is before...

There IS no explanation.
Breakfast is before 8. If you're not here, you missed it.

Simple.

They would never have gotten away with not giving their infant it's first feeding before coming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Snowmom
Cheesus. If she does it again, stop her in...

Cheesus.

If she does it again, stop her in her tracks and tell her to "carry her child upstairs and physically take off his boots at the door before she even approaches the stairs. End of story."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Snowmom
A vomiting daycare child (not my own)? I sit...

A vomiting daycare child (not my own)?

I sit them in the bathroom which is my best non-porous surface while I call their parent for pick up. Tell them pick up ASAP and on the double. I can see and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,340
Posted By Snowmom
Eeks. Saturday and work should never mix!

Eeks. Saturday and work should never mix!
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