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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
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Holey moley, dcg is almost 9! What about...

Holey moley, dcg is almost 9! What about personal responsibility & logical consequences? This goes for dcm, too! I am speechless!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,249
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Our phone service is through Verizon. Although...

Our phone service is through Verizon. Although we have cordless phones, I did have to plug a phone into a jack in the kitchen so I could still make calls if the power went out.

I don't know how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
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I had to go through zoning because I'm outside...

I had to go through zoning because I'm outside "city" limits, they posted a sign at the end of my street & sent a letter to pretty much all my neighbors on the entire street ( and then some) about my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,726
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I took the access to running water mean that they...

I took the access to running water mean that they can breastfeed in any room, as long as there is an outlet, some privacy, & they can get to a faucet, but it doesn't necessarily have to be in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
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No, no, I was being flippant, but I was...

No, no, I was being flippant, but I was referring to Nannyde's carpet bagging post and the unregistered one directed towards KidGrind.

It had nothing to do with housewives, although certain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
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Frustrated Housewife Syndrome

I'm beginning to wonder if this is a real thing.

What else explains why people waste so much time & energy spreading negativity about people that they don't personally know? We teach our children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,834
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I think if I was blocked I would (a) not even...

I think if I was blocked I would (a) not even notice and (b) not really care.

Being new at this business of daycare, I'm in a continual state of learning. I visit this forum to learn and to offer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
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If they pull, they pull. Sometimes peace of...

If they pull, they pull. Sometimes peace of mind/less stress & frustration is worth more than money dollar bills.

I wouldn't mention dcg's behavior, either, just leave it at policy issues.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
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I would think so, plus it's a "classic" now.... ...

I would think so, plus it's a "classic" now....

At least I don't recall there being anything objectionable about the books, I know I had them all at one time (ok, I was an adult, but still).

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
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In MD it looks like the law varies a bit by...

In MD it looks like the law varies a bit by county. If you think your neighbors are going to give you any trouble, print off the leash/bite laws for you county & present them with it then they can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,179
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Not a vent, but when I went to the gyn last week,...

Not a vent, but when I went to the gyn last week, the ladies actually thanked me for being a family daycare provider, which I thought was funny, but nice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
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If there's one thing I've learned from this forum...

If there's one thing I've learned from this forum it's if you give some families an inch, they'll take a mile.

If you don't want to do it, don't. Or, tell dcm, sure, I'll do it for an extra $xxx...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
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At least your neighbors are working with you on...

At least your neighbors are working with you on this one, I guess they're afraid you'll call animal control.

Is there any way you can get a written agreement from them regarding the fence? Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
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What does she mean by "how I keep the other kids...

What does she mean by "how I keep the other kids from her and how did I keep them separate"?

Is her husband afraid the other kids will----oh no no no-----touch little precious? I don't understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
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As long as the kids are safe, and you're still...

As long as the kids are safe, and you're still within licensing requirements and your sub knows what's happening, I'd say YOU GO, GIRL!

I thinks that's awesome and am completely jealous of you!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
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Am I Wrong?

Geesh, I feel like I can't win....

So my SAer went on vacation over the weekend with her dad; long story short, they arrive home around midnight tonight. So I receive a call from DCM, wanting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
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Just like fashion and music!

Just like fashion and music!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
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Hope you had a wonderful birthday....And many...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday....And many more!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
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I was told that this would be happening in MD,...

I was told that this would be happening in MD, too; if we participate in EXCELS our check level will show up on the referral site (it already does on the specific EXCELS site), but I don't know about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
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I know she said photograph, but I'm pretty sure...

I know she said photograph, but I'm pretty sure she said video, also, with parent's permission, of course. She "sold" it to me as I'd be earning training hours....

The program sounds great, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
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I Received a Call From Someone...

in the local Parents as Teachers program, wanting to come to my daycare to observe, etc. I know about the program because of Tdhmom's thread, but my question is....

Should I be insulted? I only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
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What the jingle jangle? What the wizzle wuzzle?...

What the jingle jangle?
What the wizzle wuzzle?

My dd4 says what the heck all the time because of dh. Luckily, none of the dcks have picked it up, or at least it hasn't stuck.

Now "Oh my god"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
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I sent home an illness policy reminder and just...

I sent home an illness policy reminder and just referenced the outbreak. I did add to my list of exclusions "Coughing severe enough to cause gagging/vomiting and/or respiratory distress", which I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
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I would say, "Hmmm, then maybe he's outgrown my...

I would say, "Hmmm, then maybe he's outgrown my program?".

Or, "Is it time for little Johnny to move on?"

Or, "Have you had him tested for early kindergarten admission?"

Or, "Maybe you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,179
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Amen, venting thread!

I am so p***ed at my princess dcm! She comes early this morning, claiming my dd got her sick. WTF??? Seriously? Because you spend 20 seconds with her, if that, in the mornings at drop-off?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
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If she doesn't know how infant spots work with...

If she doesn't know how infant spots work with daycare then phooey on her! How could she not? She's on Facebook, she can't be that clueless, can she? Doesn't she have friends who could have told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Ahhhh, my darling DCM! Enjoy your week off! I...

Ahhhh, my darling DCM! Enjoy your week off! I don't know how your son would react at this point if he actually got to spend time with you! Enjoy your massage and pedicure! And don't even think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
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I think it's hard to not focus on the money, but...

I think it's hard to not focus on the money, but what makes you happy.

I am so done with daycare and it's only been 2 years (yup, the average). I have a plan, but my DH sounds like yours, he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
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Something must be in the water, I'm getting ready...

Something must be in the water, I'm getting ready to do the same thing. My late fees were $5 for 15 mins., but I just changed it to $1 per min. So beginning new contract....surprise! And I'm going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,283
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I couldn't find a fact sheet, either. Hope, if...

I couldn't find a fact sheet, either. Hope, if you come up with something to hand out to parents, would you mind sharing? I'm trying to figure out how to word something for exclusion, since it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
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That was my experience, too. For what it's worth.

That was my experience, too. For what it's worth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
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My last center job was with a chain and I...

My last center job was with a chain and I honestly felt like it was about the money and those coveted younger spots, as you said. I was in with the two's and there was a little guy, would have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
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Maaaaaaaannnnnn.....can you feel the jealousy...

Maaaaaaaannnnnn.....can you feel the jealousy oozing from my pores?

Good luck and I hope your new job brings you some peace!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
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Sorry, MBF, I didn't mean to bring this up again....

Sorry, MBF, I didn't mean to bring this up again.
And I say, slam away!

I tend to say, "I knew you could do it", which is probably a phrase that's listed on the other thread....

It's like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
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What's With All The Constant Praising?

Good job eating all your peas! Good job putting on your coat! Good job drinking all your juice!

It seems like kids are being praised for every little thing nowadays and it's driving me crazy! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
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It's good to know, DCM, that you took the day off...

It's good to know, DCM, that you took the day off work to clean your house because you're having a party for your new neighbors. I'm sure your child would much rather be here with me, anyway. Don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
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I read that in MD, by 2017, there will be a 17%...

I read that in MD, by 2017, there will be a 17% decrease in family daycares. The number one reason people were shutting their doors was moving; number two was lack of income.

This didn't help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
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I think I get the "worse provider" award. I had...

I think I get the "worse provider" award. I had a 2yr old who wanted to take cars home. Mom seemed ok with it; I told dcb you have two choices: you give me the car & I'll put it in a certain place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
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I started taking this class, but still haven't...

I started taking this class, but still haven't finished.

By no means am I the food police, but it was funny that I happened to be reading my dd a book about nutrition this am when my first dcb (2)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
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What kind of special nap space does she want? ...

What kind of special nap space does she want? Does he need to have his own little race car shaped bed (sorry, I can't recall how old he is)? Is she afraid he'll get cooties from sleeping 3ft away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
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You need to fortify your property like a prison,...

You need to fortify your property like a prison, have someone to escort your dcps & kids on & off your property, as much damage as they're doing to it!

How can these people be that clueless???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
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From what I understand, both parents signing the...

From what I understand, both parents signing the contract safeguards you from any loopholes, like dcd picks up late, you remind him of the late fee, he says he's unaware of it & refuses to pay. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
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Amen! I tell the kids you don't have to...

Amen!

I tell the kids you don't have to eat, but commentary is not allowed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
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I thought the game was cancelled last night...

I thought the game was cancelled last night because of all the rain?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
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I start threads, then wish I hadn't, only because...

I start threads, then wish I hadn't, only because they seem whiney or obvious.

Plus, after reading some threads by others & what they're dealing with, I tend to get paranoid. I do love all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
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They're a bit more expensive, but what about the...

They're a bit more expensive, but what about the elastic hair bands that are coated? If you use them just for her, then you can put her hair in a high ponytail in the morning & take it out before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
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I am painting my family room. And cleaning, of...

I am painting my family room. And cleaning, of course.

But, For fear of jinxing myself...I will have ONE WHOLE DAY to myself next week. Dds are with their grandparents, dh will be at work, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
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MV, that's the sandbox I want! For two years...

MV, that's the sandbox I want! For two years I've been saying I was going to build a sandbox and it hasn't come to fruition. I love sandboxes, no matter the mess!

Is it cruel to suggest hosing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
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I agree. There has been so much I've learned...

I agree. There has been so much I've learned since I've joined, and although all the advice doesn't fit my situation, I can't imagine where I'd be (ie NO BACKBONE) if I hadn't stumbled upon this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
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Have a great weekend with your wife!

Have a great weekend with your wife!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Where's the magic genie thread?

All is want is a private chef and a personal trainer, is that too much to ask?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
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I'm glad you made it through and I can understand...

I'm glad you made it through and I can understand your frustration. The same thing happened to me with an inspection regarding paperwork, even though I had what she was looking for it apparently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
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I need to watch "Orange is the New Black". ...

I need to watch "Orange is the New Black". Someone told me I reminded him of the main character & I don't know if that's good or bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
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Or, dog will come home & you'll be back to square...

Or, dog will come home & you'll be back to square one. If/when their dog does come home, do you really think they'll start containing it? Are they truly that concerned about the welfare of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
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If you think it's going to be easy money and the...

If you think it's going to be easy money and the kids seem ok, then why not? It's only for a month, right?

My dcks stay home on paid holidays, too, because I am closed. Is she implying she's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
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Plus 8-1 may eventually turn into 8-2 or 3 or...

Plus 8-1 may eventually turn into 8-2 or 3 or 4....can DCM guarantee pick up will be by 1 every day? If you charge her $150 and she starts picking up late, will your late fee be worth it?

I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
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How strange to comment on the amount of "stuff". ...

How strange to comment on the amount of "stuff". And if you had only sticks & rocks for the kids to play with they'd be making comments about that, too.

I'm feeling your corporate job vibe,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
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That sounds like something I would do :o. I...

That sounds like something I would do :o.

I hope they behave from now on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
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Can you get a cheap collar & lead & tie the dog...

Can you get a cheap collar & lead & tie the dog to their front porch? Or get a tie-out thing & kept it restrained? Or suggest it to them, as you already told them you almost ran the dog over, maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,728
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This reminds me of something; oh yeah, "Jer-ry,...

This reminds me of something; oh yeah, "Jer-ry, Jer-ry, Jer-ry" :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,728
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At the start of the post she will watch your 4...

At the start of the post she will watch your 4 year old, but by the end, she's only taking infants. And we know how much infants like to do worksheets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
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Got stuck at the train crossing. I know the way...

Got stuck at the train crossing. I know the way DCM comes home from work & there is no train crossing :lol:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
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I hope it all works out. I wouldn't offer to...

I hope it all works out. I wouldn't offer to watch them until they find new daycare or you fill the spots, I would just cut the cord and be done with it.

Keep us updated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,752
Sticky: Venting Thread
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I'm plum tuckered out. I seem to be experiencing...

I'm plum tuckered out. I seem to be experiencing a whole new level of exhaustion and what's worse, I can't seem to go to sleep.

It's a selfish vent, as my children have been wonderful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
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I thought at first the baby was a doll.

I thought at first the baby was a doll.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
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I sometimes wish Maryland's site was more...

I sometimes wish Maryland's site was more detailed or specific in its posting of violations.

I was cited for something that was easily corrected, but the violation sounds much worse than it was on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
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Or google "natural dog repellant" & try some of...

Or google "natural dog repellant" & try some of those ideas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
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What drives me crazy is when the parents make...

What drives me crazy is when the parents make their "monkeys dance", as I call it. It can happen during drop off or pick up: "Where's your nose? What color is that? Sing the Happy Song. What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
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I started graduate school when I was 32 and was...

I started graduate school when I was 32 and was often the oldest person in my classes, but it never bothered me.

You'll be fine! And you may have more experience under your belt than some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
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Keep safe! :hug:

Keep safe!

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
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I had a parent overpay me by $10, which I...

I had a parent overpay me by $10, which I honestly didn't catch until dcd brought it up to me the following week. I credited them, but the suspicious/paranoid part of me thought it was a test & I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
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:hug:lovethis:hug: I struggle with the fact...

:hug:lovethis:hug:

I struggle with the fact that tragedy brings us closer, when we should be closer to begin with. I find myself becoming resentful because family & friends keep in touch through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,728
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I like that her husband is her driver. For when...

I like that her husband is her driver. For when they go. On trips.

That WAS painful to read, I agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
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Happy Birthday a few days early!

Happy Birthday a few days early!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
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Can this apply to pottying, too? How about...

Can this apply to pottying, too? How about hugs/high fives for pottying & not candy, toys, etc.?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,984
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Not to change the subject or downplay thus...

Not to change the subject or downplay thus discussion, but wait until someone does a search for "pinworms" and this thread comes up. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,897
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I would say no because of the privacy issue and...

I would say no because of the privacy issue and you could explain it that way to the new parents.

I would feel like I was being scrutinized in my own home :(.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
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I love autocorrect :lol:!

I love autocorrect :lol:!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
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likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM
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Views: 1,162
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Thanks, ladies, sometimes I think I need...

Thanks, ladies, sometimes I think I need affirmation for my decisions.

I do like the idea of a kids' video production, but this is just phone videos. I know it's all in innocence, but I guess I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 06:16 AM
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Kids Taking Videos

I'm on a roll this am!

Does anyone allow kids to take videos while in care? I have a SAer who is taking videos of her brother & my dd, and I've told her about needing permission from dcps to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
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I will add that about the "vacation payment", I...

I will add that about the "vacation payment", I like that.

Payment is due Monday, my late fee is a one-time fee of $10, but if payment isn't received by Tuesday evening, then care is suspended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 05:45 AM
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Payday is actually Monday. I told dcd that I...

Payday is actually Monday. I told dcd that I wouldn't deposit the check until then because he was worried the check might not clear.

Maybe they thought I'd deposit the check sooner?

This is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
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I Need Help With What to Say...

One of my dcf is going on vacation next week. I told them payment for that week was due today. DCM comes in this am & tells me they will drop the check off tomorrow (Sat.) before they leave for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2014, 10:00 AM
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My thoughts exactly. Plus, if they only bring...

My thoughts exactly. Plus, if they only bring the kids sporadically, what are they griping about?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2014, 04:42 AM
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likethis Princess mommies drive me batty. ...

likethis

Princess mommies drive me batty. Why do we, as providers, feel the need to explain our policies every step of the way? Human nature? I think you were very professional, Diva, and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 11:19 AM
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Views: 7,520
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Can you use something to place over his lap while...

Can you use something to place over his lap while he's sitting so he'll pee into that? A wad of toilet paper? Or Dixie cup :D? Put a hat on wee willie?

I would ask mom what they use at home, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
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I can totally emphasize with you. And what's...

I can totally emphasize with you. And what's worse, I can't even say "I'll keep the daycare part cleaned & picked up" because it's still the majority of the house! So I end up doing everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
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likethislikethislikethis Chocolate?!? Why...

likethislikethislikethis

Chocolate?!? Why not leave them Pixie Straws and tell them it's magical fairy dust???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,806
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Why is that so weird to me? The kid was 3! I...

Why is that so weird to me? The kid was 3! I would have had to leave the room, I would have felt so awkward in witnessing that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
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My dd is the same way (4.5). She could care less...

My dd is the same way (4.5). She could care less that she has to wear pull-ups at night. She is very happy when she wakes up dry, but that's rare.

Plus a part of me is lazy. After waking up at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 54
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Me neither. My dh pays the bulk of the bills & I...

Me neither. My dh pays the bulk of the bills & I pay the few that I can. I basically live paycheck-to-paycheck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
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Kelly, I also am a softie, but just keep in mind,...

Kelly, I also am a softie, but just keep in mind, this DCM is NOT your boss. If she wants to dictate her child's day while in your care then she can quit her job & raise her child herself.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,328
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Dear DCP: I now understand why some animals...

Dear DCP:

I now understand why some animals eat their young. Maybe you should take a lesson from the animal kingdom.

Bon appetit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
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Not to try to one up you, but my dog has had...

Not to try to one up you, but my dog has had diarrhea all week. In the house. Overnight. Nothing like shampooing the carpet, sanitizing, and blocking off areas at 7am before the first kids arrive....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
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It depends on the day. I like them all, but some...

It depends on the day. I like them all, but some days I like them more than others :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
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I had a parent who wanted me to shorten dcb's...

I had a parent who wanted me to shorten dcb's naptime; of course I told her I did, but let him sleep until his usual time. When I asked her how he was sleeping at night, she said "much better,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
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What Thread Was The "Licensed Healthcare...

...practitioner" discussion embedded in? I've been looking (and I know I read it somewhere), but can't find it (I did search, I'm not being lazy, I swear!).

It wasn't the "sick kids in daycare by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
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Can you put them on probation? Three strikes...

Can you put them on probation? Three strikes and you're out?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,767
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My bestest DCM, the one who always says "thank...

My bestest DCM, the one who always says "thank you", texted me to say dcb woke up verrrry early & was cranky & she was keeping him home to spare me his fussiness.

Wow. I want more like her.
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