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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By Msdunny
Are you saying we were in the middle of a...

Are you saying we were in the middle of a recession before the locks downs? or Swine Flu? Because I don't think we've been in a recession lately. Maybe, but I must have missed that information.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,607
Posted By Msdunny
See?! This is why I come here - I just keep...

See?! This is why I come here - I just keep learning! :D:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,607
Posted By Msdunny
I had a mom facetime call me yesterday because...

I had a mom facetime call me yesterday because her 2 year old wouldn't get dressed and she wanted me to tell her to put her clothes on. :confused: Really?!?! I did talk to her and she was dressed by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,596
Posted By Msdunny
I have days where these very thoughts cross my...

I have days where these very thoughts cross my mind! What can I do otherwise? I guess I have some time to figure it out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,596
Posted By Msdunny
I'm on my third week closed. All my families are...

I'm on my third week closed. All my families are teachers or have at least one parent who is non-essential. I offered half-25% rates ($80/week) to hold spots.They have all paid that rate to cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Msdunny
(I posted this on another thread about this, so...

(I posted this on another thread about this, so is a copied response. :D)

Our area is going into mandated self-quarantine tomorrow. I sent parents an email, asking them to pay 1/2 rate minus 25%...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,339
Posted By Msdunny
Our area is going into mandated self-quarantine...

Our area is going into mandated self-quarantine tomorrow. I sent parents an email, asking them to pay 1/2 rate minus 25% for the next month (I do not have any parents deemed 'essential to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,157
Posted By Msdunny
I sent the following, and all my parents took me...

I sent the following, and all my parents took me up on Option 1, except for one family who is keeping their child home but who told me they wanted to still pay full tuition.

"I am writing to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Msdunny
Applepay is a good option if you have a iphone.

Applepay is a good option if you have a iphone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Msdunny
I am going to do a daily 'story time' on facebook...

I am going to do a daily 'story time' on facebook for my families and anyone else who wants to watch. I had a lot of positive response today, so I'll be keeping it up through the SIP.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 251,602
Posted By Msdunny
I don't have any kids here today, so I'm doing...

I don't have any kids here today, so I'm doing some deep cleaning and sorting. I don't have my ringer on, so didn't realize I had missed a call. When I checked later, I saw that I missed a Facetime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Msdunny
All of my families are staying home with their...

All of my families are staying home with their kids, and are still willing to pay half-rate, except for one family who told me that since they will continue to be paid, they will continue to pay me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By Msdunny
This likethis

This likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Msdunny
All 4 of my families have decided to stay home. I...

All 4 of my families have decided to stay home. I am charging half rate, but it is a huge loss. I have been a Shipt shopper in the past, so I am going to do go back to that since I won't have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Msdunny
My own daughter (now 23) would not say 'sorry' as...

My own daughter (now 23) would not say 'sorry' as a child. She was a kind, gentle girl and would not, no matter how much my husband and I talked with her. She understood that she SHOULD say it, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Msdunny
I think this is the one thing my husband doesn't...

I think this is the one thing my husband doesn't understand about me. I love kids - in the generic, 'kids are cool' kind of way - but I don't necessarily love every individual kid. I have my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,066
Posted By Msdunny
We had one last week, and now we are up to 6 in...

We had one last week, and now we are up to 6 in our county. I am trying to decide whether to send my updated illness reminder home. I am not worried for me, necessarily, but my dad just got home from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,066
Posted By Msdunny
We have a new case here in N.C. The person just...

We have a new case here in N.C. The person just got back from Italy. I donít know what to believe anymore. Supposedly people in Italy are saying it isnít that bad there, but then a guy has come back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Msdunny
It doesn't really bother me. I used to nanny for...

It doesn't really bother me. I used to nanny for twins, and their moms had installed cameras in their room. The cameras were so the moms could see them when they were sleeping (both moms were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Msdunny
You couldn't pay me enough to stay inside once it...

You couldn't pay me enough to stay inside once it starts getting warm. I would let mom know we WILL be going outside to play, and she is welcome to pick her child up during that time, but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Msdunny
I felt the same way, and really feel like this...

I felt the same way, and really feel like this could be more. I am watching her today pretty closely. She has spots all over, but the joints are not red or swollen like yesterday. I am planning to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,066
Posted By Msdunny
We were just told yesterday of the first case...

We were just told yesterday of the first case here in my home county, and people have lost their minds! My husband works part-time at Target in the evenings, and did an order last night for pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Msdunny
After I asked this question here, she started...

After I asked this question here, she started have red, swollen, hot to the touch joints (knees, elbows, and ankles), and more spots. Mom took her to the doctor and he said it is an allergic reaction...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks! I was just getting ready to do that...

Thanks! I was just getting ready to do that research! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Msdunny
Hand Foot and Mouth Question

HFM question. Do the spots always show up only on feet and hands (and of course face)? I have a little girl with red spots on her face, but the others are on her upper thigh and knees. I just assumed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Msdunny
Girl, I feel your pain...literally!!

Girl, I feel your pain...literally!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,607
Posted By Msdunny
We had our yearly ice storm last night. Not bad,...

We had our yearly ice storm last night. Not bad, but the roads are a bit tricky. We are southern, so driving on the roads isn't exactly our forte.

This morning, I had a mom text and ask how we are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Msdunny
I do the same. This one time, the shirt was...

I do the same. This one time, the shirt was stained and I didn't realize it. Normally, I would have taken it off at our after lunch diaper change and would have washed it. I finally said something to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Msdunny
Clothing Question

I had a mom bring her daughter in today wearing leggings, a white dress with tutu attached, and fuzzy sweatshirt on top, and snow boots. She then told me that this is her birthday dress and to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Msdunny
Ugh! So we ended up with enough snow/ice to make...

Ugh! So we ended up with enough snow/ice to make bridges unsafe but not enough to make anyone actually stay home. Schools are closed, but not daycares. I wonít even START the conversation of parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Msdunny
All of my parents pay me through the KidKare...

All of my parents pay me through the KidKare website. I just started using it in January,and I have liked it so far.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Msdunny
First 'Snow' of the Year Heading in Today

It just started sleeting. This is our first, and probably only, 'snow' of the season. Schools are getting out early and will most likely be closed tomorrow. We call it snow around here, but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Msdunny
This is absolutely what I would do. I did this as...

This is absolutely what I would do. I did this as the end of my terminated family's last day. Then I also blocked their number on my phone after a particularly nasty text sent after she hadn't spoken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Msdunny
I keep bottles here and moms either bring formula...

I keep bottles here and moms either bring formula or frozen breastmilk in bags. I run bottles in the dishwasher each night.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,004
Posted By Msdunny
I will be another cheerleader for MinuteMenu...

I will be another cheerleader for MinuteMenu (KidKare). I switched to it this year, and am loving it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By Msdunny
I tell parents if their child is sick enough to...

I tell parents if their child is sick enough to need Tylenol, they are too sick for daycare. I had a parent who wanted me to medicate their children, and I finally got to the point that enough was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,888
Posted By Msdunny
Last week, we took cardboard heart and put...

Last week, we took cardboard heart and put valentine sticker on them. We put them all in big envelopes and then I took the older kids to the post office on a field trip to buy stamps and mail their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,109
Posted By Msdunny
And now I'm annoyed because every other child...

And now I'm annoyed because every other child left early due to severe weather in the area, except the two whose mom isn't speaking to me. ...longest...last....hour...ever. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,109
Posted By Msdunny
Same here. I think that's why I've been so...

Same here. I think that's why I've been so anxious the last couple of weeks. I used to feel the same way at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,109
Posted By Msdunny
Yeah, after her text, telling me I 'couldn't be...

Yeah, after her text, telling me I 'couldn't be much of a Christian since I won't show her any mercy", I've decided the less words between us is probably better. Adulting is hard. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Msdunny
I have a mom who carries her 4 year old AND a 26...

I have a mom who carries her 4 year old AND a 26 pound six month old in a carrier up to my door every day!! Every day! :confused:

Today is their last day, so I haven't addressed it, but it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,109
Posted By Msdunny
This week? The mom who literally hasn't spoken to...

This week? The mom who literally hasn't spoken to me since I gave her a two-week notice 2 week ago (notice given for continuing to break my policies and for arguing with me over them). Not.a.word...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Msdunny
I tried it once, years ago. Mom wanted her 4 year...

I tried it once, years ago. Mom wanted her 4 year old to have speech therapy here. It just didn't work in my small space, so I had to end it. The only place I could have the therapist work with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Msdunny
I usually have my dinner things out, and start...

I usually have my dinner things out, and start working on preparing dinner by the time for my last one to leave (I do have my daughter as an assistant, so the kids are supervised). So I can just say,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Msdunny
Teacher Pay - Year Round

Hi All! I have filled my soon-to-be open spots with a teacher friend's two boys. They won't need me in the summer, as both parents are teachers. I'm fine with that this year, since I would love an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By Msdunny
When I was in college getting my child psychology...

When I was in college getting my child psychology degree (YEARS ago) I worked in a daycare part-time, thinking it would be a bonus to the degree I was seeking. Instead, what I saw there convinced me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Msdunny
Agreed! I had an extremely sick baby girl with...

Agreed! I had an extremely sick baby girl with RSV who ended up in the hospital the evening after being sent home with a fever. When Grandma walked in for pick up, she smiled and laughed like she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Msdunny
This! I termed yesterday evening, and will have...

This! I termed yesterday evening, and will have to see a very upset mom this morning. I kind of wish I had waited for their last day this week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Msdunny
Well, that didn't go well. Mom is freaking out...

Well, that didn't go well. Mom is freaking out and texting every few minutes asking me to reconsider. Telling me they will not be able to find quality care for their girls in 2 weeks.

I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks. This sounds so much better, and is the...

Thanks. This sounds so much better, and is the thoughful letter I was wanting to write. I just couldn't quite get my emotions there. Thanks again!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Msdunny
Honestly? I just messed up. I am not...

Honestly? I just messed up. I am not confrontational by nature, and I just completely dropped the ball. The mom knew she was breaking my policy, but I absolutely should have stood up to her. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Msdunny
I am getting ready to hand over my first...

I am getting ready to hand over my first termination letter since I reopened, and I am an emotional wreck today. I just want this next two weeks to be over!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Msdunny
Term Letter

I have typed this up for a family who brought their 6 month old today after she received immunizations this morning (I have a 48-hour exclusion policy for immunizations) and mom told me I would 'just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Msdunny
I only had one mom who was off, but I know she is...

I only had one mom who was off, but I know she is hunting for a new job, soI didn't mind that she brought her little to play with the others. So I had a full house for the first time in 3 weeks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By Msdunny
Unfortunately, 3 of my 4 families are also with...

Unfortunately, 3 of my 4 families are also with the local credit union, so it wouldn't work. I will keep that in my back pocket for future families, though! Thanks for the information, BC
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Msdunny
My parents bring their kids in, and most help...

My parents bring their kids in, and most help them start their beginning of the day duties (take off shoes, take off coats, etc.). The kids can do these things by themselves, so usually the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By Msdunny
I wish I could use Zelle, but my credit union...

I wish I could use Zelle, but my credit union doesn't have that option. I have started using KidKare this year. It is taking me a while to get used to the time payments take to go through, depending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Msdunny
I agree. I already had to enforce one policy when...

I agree. I already had to enforce one policy when I asked her to keep the girls home when baby had RSV. And when I wouldn't give tylenol. And when I wouldn't use a Rock N Play for the baby to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Msdunny
I'm So Mad I Could Cry

I have a history with a family that I know many of you have read about. Mom and dad bring 2 sisters sick, and will not take responsibility to willings keep their sick girls home. I have a 48-hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Msdunny
I would be annoyed too, but as a woman married to...

I would be annoyed too, but as a woman married to a guy who is sometimes oblivious to how his comments come across as rude, let me give you the other side of this. She may have no clue that her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 251,602
Posted By Msdunny
My 3 year old dcb was coughing, so I said, "can...

My 3 year old dcb was coughing, so I said, "can you please catch your cough in your elbow?"

He replied, "nope"

So I told him he couldn't sit near the baby. He hops up. moves his chair across...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Msdunny
I am so sorry you are facing this this week. I...

I am so sorry you are facing this this week. I wish you could take the week for yourself in order to grieve. I pray the parents who bring their children will be sensitive to what you are going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 347,908
Posted By Msdunny
Passport renewed - likethis Airline tickets...

Passport renewed - likethis
Airline tickets purchased - likethis

Ireland, here we come (in September! :lol:) - :D:D:D

I am so excited to start planning this trip!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Msdunny
This makes total sense! Hmmmm...might have to...

This makes total sense! Hmmmm...might have to make a few changes myself. I never considered this! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Msdunny
Gotcha! I guess I was confused by the Ďdinnerí at...

Gotcha! I guess I was confused by the Ďdinnerí at 2:30. Makes sense to do dinner instead of breakfast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Msdunny
So do the kids still eat with parents at night?...

So do the kids still eat with parents at night? It seems like going from dinner at 2:30 to breakfast at 9 the next day is a long time. Or maybe that was a snack? I canít see the post in my phone for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Msdunny
That's a lot of food each day. Do your kids not...

That's a lot of food each day. Do your kids not eat dinners with their parents at the end of the day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Msdunny
I do lunch between 11 and 11:30 - it usually...

I do lunch between 11 and 11:30 - it usually depends on how playtime is going and if I seem to have hungry kids. I don't do a morning snack because I found they wouldn't eat their lunches, no matter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,607
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks for the heads up. The problem with this...

Thanks for the heads up. The problem with this family if the parents aren't always truthful about how sick their kids really are. So she would most likely bring her even if she is still sick. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,098
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 688,607
Posted By Msdunny
Just read a Facebook post by mom of infant who...

Just read a Facebook post by mom of infant who gave me a hard time last Friday when I asked her to keep baby and sister home this week when baby was diagnosed with RSV. I haven't heard from her since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 347,908
Posted By Msdunny
My sick sisters have been asked to stay home for...

My sick sisters have been asked to stay home for the week, another dcg is out with a fever, 1 year dcg isn't coming until 11 today, so my one dcb and I are watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on a rainy,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Msdunny
KidKare Payouts

I don't understand KidKare payouts. I just started using it this year, and all my parents pay through the website. So I have a balance that is supposed to pay out daily, but I keep having random...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Msdunny
Agreed! Board Books: Runaway bunny or...

Agreed! Board Books:

Runaway bunny or Goodnight Moon with a stuffed rabbit, bowl and spoon, etc.

Giraffes Can't Dance board book with a sophie chewy toy

Brown Bear with a teddy bear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Msdunny
Oh definitely! She did not like my reply that she...

Oh definitely! She did not like my reply that she was putting ME in a tough spot by exposing my other kids to such an aggressive virus. The only reply I got from her was the thumbs up emoji. My dh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Msdunny
I am wondering if they have used open cups...

I am wondering if they have used open cups before? It sounds like the child is trying to drink from it like he or she would a sippy cup, or even a cup with a straw.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Msdunny
I emailed mom, asking her to keep the baby and...

I emailed mom, asking her to keep the baby and sister home next week. I told her I would not charge for the week. Told her I was concerned for other babies. She responded that I was putting her in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Msdunny
Exclusion for RSV?

The baby I mentioned in yesterdayís post (Mom wanted me to let her sleep in a rock and play, brings her girls sick often) was diagnosed today with RSV. I sent her home yesterday because she was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Msdunny
She is, and I'm getting to the end of my rope...

She is, and I'm getting to the end of my rope with her. This is the same mom I talked about in another post. Both girls were dropped off today, and baby is obviously miserable. Mom texted to check on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Msdunny
They were, and this mom has said she knows they...

They were, and this mom has said she knows they aren't really allowed, but they obviously still use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Msdunny
I started using KidKare this year, and so far...

I started using KidKare this year, and so far really like it. I do the check ins and check outs, but I love that I can track everything from one spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Msdunny
Perfectly Nice Family

Has anyone ever termed a perfectly nice family simply because they brought sick kids almost every week? I have 2 sisters - a 4 yo and a 6 mo. They are sick all the time. I don't mind kids coming with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By Msdunny
For me, the one child whose mom supposedly canít...

For me, the one child whose mom supposedly canít get her to cooperate is our most helpful child. Whatever we ask, she is quick to obey. And she wonít even be 2 until later this month. I definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Msdunny
Should say 'Rock and play', not sleep...

Should say 'Rock and play', not sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Msdunny
Rock and Sleep

I have a parent texting, asking if she can bring a rock and sleep for her 6 month old. The baby has a terrible cold and can't sleep very well. Honestly, she wouldn't be coming if I didn't have my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Msdunny
I have a white noise machine running. I sneezed...

I have a white noise machine running. I sneezed soon after posting this and he woke up, so i went ahead and got myself a cereal bar. Crisis averted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Msdunny
Help! Send Food!

I've been having one of my little non-nappers lay in the room with me so I can remind him he has to be still. I can't get up once I get settled or he will wake up - he's a super light sleeper.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Msdunny
I would expect 30 minutes at most. If it happens...

I would expect 30 minutes at most. If it happens before naptime, I MIGHT conider letting kiddo nap and parent can pick after, but probably would not do that for vomit or diarhea (how the heck do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Msdunny
Happy New Year, folks! Enjoy your...

Happy New Year, folks! Enjoy your day!!happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Msdunny
I ran into my dcb at Target the other night with...

I ran into my dcb at Target the other night with his family. He whispered to his mom, "Is that Michelle?" :lol:

Honestly, my dh has a harder time with this than I do. I nannied for twins the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By Msdunny
Gotcha - thanks!

Gotcha - thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By Msdunny
Blackcat, I'm wondering - do you stick to a...

Blackcat, I'm wondering - do you stick to a drop-off/pick-up schedule, or are your parents allowed to pick up after their scheduled time, as long as they do it before the last scheduled pick-up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 251,602
Posted By Msdunny
Where's the rum?

DCM came in this morning with a rum cake for our family. She says,"It's pretty potent, so you might want a coke with it, and you should probably wait until naptime to try it!"

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By Msdunny
How are you feeling, Meeko? I've been thinking...

How are you feeling, Meeko? I've been thinking about you all week, hoping you get to make your trip!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Msdunny
I use a pocket chart that I got on Amazon. I used...

I use a pocket chart that I got on Amazon. I used index cards to label hours and half hours, and printed free activity cards from Teachers Pay Teachers. I also put all the kids names on cards. So my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
I had a mom drop off this morning. Sheís the only...

I had a mom drop off this morning. Sheís the only one who didnít reply yesterday. She said if youíre open, we will be here. But if not he can stay home with us. She works from home and has 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
I did it! I pulled up my big girl pants and took...

I did it! I pulled up my big girl pants and took the day off. The more I thought about cleaning and babyproofing for one day of work, it just wasnít worth it. And no one needed me for work, but for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
Iíve used them for the year. It may be worth...

Iíve used them for the year. It may be worth taking the hit. Especially since my dh is off work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
I thought about doing this, but feel like i would...

I thought about doing this, but feel like i would have to tell them they didnít have to pay, and I would take a $200 hit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
She is the first I have heard from. I have...

She is the first I have heard from. I have another family with 2 girls who will most likely be here. Mom doesnít take off work, and dad doesnít Ďbabysití. :rolleyes: But honestly, I guess each family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By Msdunny
WHY Didn’t I Close on the 26th?

I just had a mom drop off and tell me that, since her husband only has Christmas Day off, so dd will be coming all week (which is really only Thursday from 11-3. She doesnít come on Friday). I just...
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