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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,177
Posted By mom2many
I was part of the pilot program when my food...

I was part of the pilot program when my food program was switching over to kidkare. I had all Apple products and minute menu was a disaster. There were a few isolated issues, that were quickly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,941
Posted By mom2many
I've been having parents pay me using PayPal and...

I've been having parents pay me using PayPal and love it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By mom2many
Unless something has recently changed, in CA, it...

Unless something has recently changed, in CA, it is 18 years and older that need to be fingerprinted and have a TB test.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By mom2many
I find it alarming that they didn't come out much...

I find it alarming that they didn't come out much sooner to inspect it and make sure it was okay for kids to be around. I understand they are busy, but waiting 9 months to come out seems a bit lax....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By mom2many
We can't advertise on it, but if someone posts...

We can't advertise on it, but if someone posts asking about daycare, we can respond to it. I've gotten several wonderful families from this site. I love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By mom2many
This sounds like a child that needs to be told...

This sounds like a child that needs to be told who is in authority. I would be the one addressing this and letting the child know this is totally unacceptable.

The assistant is "my" helper and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By mom2many
I fill out daily sheets and in comments will...

I fill out daily sheets and in comments will elaborate on different things. For example: If a child mastered a certain skill- cutting, matching, coloring within the lines or showed social attributes-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By mom2many
I'm very non confrontational and even after all...

I'm very non confrontational and even after all of these years, I hate being the "enforcer". Fortunately, I have very respectful parents and am very picky about who I have in my daycare.

I refuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By mom2many
Yes, but depending on what went on, I probably...

Yes, but depending on what went on, I probably wouldn't pose it in a negative way though. Some kids are assertive and if they were only trying to be helpful that would be a different story than a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,409
Posted By mom2many
We had the drought and water restrictions here in...

We had the drought and water restrictions here in Ca last year, so this was the first time in almost 30 years that we weren't able to cool off in the sprinklers.

I used the water tables and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,138
Posted By mom2many
I started on Kid Kare last November and was part...

I started on Kid Kare last November and was part of the small trial group with my food program. It had a ton of bugs and it was pretty frustrating at times. The people with Kid Kare were great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By mom2many
For the past 30 years, mine have always been...

For the past 30 years, mine have always been every 3 years- give or take a few months, except once I had one in August and then another in January. I had my last one in May and I'd heard they'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By mom2many
Pinterest is my go to for daycare...

Pinterest is my go to for daycare crafts/activities, my event planning business, recipes, etc... I could go on and on!:lol:

I do find some directions both lacking and vaugue, so I will research...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,550
Posted By mom2many
The more I hear about QRIS, the more I hope I can...

The more I hear about QRIS, the more I hope I can retire before it takes hold here where I live in SF Bay Area. I am all for quality childcare....but so far nothing this program offers seems to do,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By mom2many
I like to make burp rags. I sew a strip of cute...

I like to make burp rags. I sew a strip of cute flannel prints onto the center of a cloth diapers. I have also made a tee shirt for the older sibling in my care saying "Big Brother" it "Big Sister" &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By mom2many
I love mine! I use it for daycare, scrap booking...

I love mine! I use it for daycare, scrap booking and my party planning business. It comes in super handy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By mom2many
When I was pregnant with my first child, another...

When I was pregnant with my first child, another mom in my lamaze class spoke of losing a baby to sids in her home daycare. I opened my daycare a year later and always had this concern fore front in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,814
Posted By mom2many
I just read this thread and have to put in my 2...

I just read this thread and have to put in my 2 cents.... I've been a provider for almost 30 years and discovered this forum after years of feeling alone and trying to muddle my way through running a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,638
Posted By mom2many
I was the coordinator in the one year class at...

I was the coordinator in the one year class at our church for many years. We were strictly on a volunteer basis, but always had two adults in the classroom at all times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,773
Posted By mom2many
Oh Meeko, my deepest sympathy to you and the...

Oh Meeko, my deepest sympathy to you and the sweet baby's family... I cannot imagine that kind of a tragedy. I've been a provider for almost 30 years too, and have cared for many, many babies. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By mom2many
Fun! Can't wait to try this! Love ideas from...

Fun! Can't wait to try this! Love ideas from happy hooligans! My kids will have a blast with this! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,843
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis I have a call into my...

likethislikethislikethis I have a call into my analyst and plan to ask her about this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,124
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis This is how I've always...

likethislikethislikethis This is how I've always done it. It's worked out well for me conducting interviews both during the day or after hours. I leave it up to the parents to decide which one they'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,843
Posted By mom2many
I wish I could have a trampoline here in Ca! If...

I wish I could have a trampoline here in Ca! If anyone hears differently, please let us know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By mom2many
I was told by my food program that under 2 can be...

I was told by my food program that under 2 can be on the 1%, but that they "recommend" whole milk for the younger ones. I always have both, because my family prefers the whole milk and that's what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,748
Posted By mom2many
Boy I'd give anything for sprinkler days here! We...

Boy I'd give anything for sprinkler days here! We are in a drought here in CA and had to cut our water usage by 30% from 2013. We can't water or use our sprinklers from 10 am - 8 pm. This summer,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,850
Posted By mom2many
When our kids were young, we tried to get away...

When our kids were young, we tried to get away for a long weekend at least once a year. I think it's critical to not just be mommy and daddy, but also husband and wife and have quality time away with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,844
Posted By mom2many
So happy to hear this news! happyface What a...

So happy to hear this news! happyface
What a horrible, stressful situation to endure. I'm glad they finally let you know what they decided upon and hope it sticks!
Wishing you all the best! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,820
Posted By mom2many
This was last years Mother's Day gift.

This was last years Mother's Day gift.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,922
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis Yes, this has been...

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Yes, this has been true for me as well! For some parents it was strictly business, but for others that I connected with, we did become friends!
I have been to several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,922
Posted By mom2many
I was only 25 when I began my daycare & one of my...

I was only 25 when I began my daycare & one of my first clients is still today one of my best friends... (Almost 30 years later) I have scrapbooked with several of the dcm's over the years and played...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,820
Posted By mom2many
We are doing these handprints potholders. I got...

We are doing these handprints potholders. I got them for $3 each at Home Goods.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,662
Posted By mom2many
No, I never have!

No, I never have!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By mom2many
I did have a horribly disrespectful analyst. For...

I did have a horribly disrespectful analyst. For me, it was "reverse discrimination." :mad:

I had a no shoe policy in my home and she flat out refused to take her shoes off. She was extremely...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,694
Posted By mom2many
I've been with the Monterey Bay Agency for 25...

I've been with the Monterey Bay Agency for 25 years. They are great! I use minute menu to record meals & attendance. I'm in San Jose... I'm just not sure what cities they take.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,934
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis I agree with this!

likethislikethislikethis I agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,803
Posted By mom2many
I totally agree with others that posted... Don't...

I totally agree with others that posted... Don't let this individual make you feel inadequate! It sounds like dcm was looking for a reason to pull her child out.
Some people are simply not a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,790
Posted By mom2many
I used to be more excepting of non vaccinated...

I used to be more excepting of non vaccinated kids attending my daycare. I've only had two families in 30 years. One was a special Ed teacher and had strong beliefs of vaccinations being linked to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By mom2many
I've thought the same thing! Every little bit...

I've thought the same thing! Every little bit helps especially when finances are tight!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis I couldn't agree with...

likethislikethislikethis I couldn't agree with you more! Sad thing is that its been proven this isn't the answer to making childcare better, but it's a good way to drive many of us out of a business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,105
Posted By mom2many
That's really unsettling. My 28 yo son had his...

That's really unsettling. My 28 yo son had his laptop for sale on Craigslist 2 years ago. He went to meet the guy at a busy strip mall at 6:30 pm (it was summer and still light)

The guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By mom2many
I couldn't agree with you more Meeko! I'm right...

I couldn't agree with you more Meeko! I'm right there with you 100%.

It saddens me to think I will lose one of my state paid families next year when this program is implemented. They've been with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,244
Posted By mom2many
I have lost all 4 of my grandparents...

I have lost all 4 of my grandparents unexpectantly. Two were while I was doing daycare. Also, we had many close calls with my mil and if I put my life on hold and said I couldn't start a job because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,713
Posted By mom2many
I add up my yearly totals at the end of December...

I add up my yearly totals at the end of December and give it to the parents the first part of January. I total up each month as I go, so it doesn't take me long to add up the year end total for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By mom2many
I've had many parents use the flex pay account...

I've had many parents use the flex pay account and all I ever do is issue a receipt to the parent, so they can get reimbursed through the account.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By mom2many
Great group of kids and wonderful parents. Most...

Great group of kids and wonderful parents. Most of the kids are all getting picked up between 3-4:30 and I rarely work till 5:30 pm now. Since 2 families left in August that needed care till 6:15, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By mom2many
What a horrible tragedy. Keeping them in my...

What a horrible tragedy. Keeping them in my prayers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,608
Posted By mom2many
This year I went super easy for my 2 year olds to...

This year I went super easy for my 2 year olds to 7 year old age group. I got an idea off Pinterest for taking a $10 roll of quarters & wrapping them up to look like candy. I put that and some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By mom2many
I can so relate to this post and love the fact...

I can so relate to this post and love the fact that someone else sees the importance of what a family home daycare provides! My home is very clean, but is in no way pristine. Kids live here day in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,212
Posted By mom2many
The kids will be painting a "Santa" handprint on...

The kids will be painting a "Santa" handprint on a glass plate with Ho! Ho! Ho! on the rim. I will fill it with homemade cookies. I'm also doing a container of hot chocolate mix for each family with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By mom2many
Today was ROUGH!!!!:eek: It can only get...

Today was ROUGH!!!!:eek: It can only get better!!!!!!! I had 4 whiney little ones today and was never happier when 5:30 was here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By mom2many
I live in Silicon Valley & yes, it's crazy...

I live in Silicon Valley & yes, it's crazy expensive! My hubby & I were just talking about the cost of things & he reminded me that it's not like this in most places in the United States!
I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By mom2many
Here in CA those calls fall on deaf ears, but it...

Here in CA those calls fall on deaf ears, but it doesn't hurt to call and at least give them warning...I had a really nasty verbally abusive Dcd threaten both myself and my 5 yo daughter years ago,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By mom2many
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,688
Posted By mom2many
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,688
Posted By mom2many
I have a policy that parents must let me know by...

I have a policy that parents must let me know by 9 am if their child will not be attending. There have been times when a parent forgets to notify me that morning & I always send them a quick text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By mom2many
When we had carpet, I had a cute wooden sign that...

When we had carpet, I had a cute wooden sign that hung by my door. Parents and my food program lady never took issue with removing their shoes.

However, my LPA outright refused to & I was beside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,834
Posted By mom2many
I think the whole blocking issue is quite...

I think the whole blocking issue is quite interesting. Personally I like reading view points that differ from mine & sometimes they might annoy me, but I'd never want to block them! It causes me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,373
Posted By mom2many
Ca is terrible about consistency in regs.... I've...

Ca is terrible about consistency in regs.... I've had one analyst want one thing and another want something else. :(

However, everyone has wanted my knives kept on my counter in a block & I got a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By mom2many
Wow... I've never had that happen :( I enter mine...

Wow... I've never had that happen :( I enter mine on my desk top computer every day and have never had an issue with anything disappearing.

I could see if you were using the app, but even then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,468
Posted By mom2many
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,468
Posted By mom2many
I totally agree with this! I think they were...

I totally agree with this! I think they were extremely grateful knowing their younger child was being well taken care of during this family crisis and appreciated that they could focus 100% on their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By mom2many
Ummm NO! I couldn't imagine watching kids on my 2...

Ummm NO! I couldn't imagine watching kids on my 2 days off. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By mom2many
Small family daycare- Licensed for 8 & 2 of those...

Small family daycare- Licensed for 8 & 2 of those must be school age
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By mom2many
In 30 years of living here, I have never ever...

In 30 years of living here, I have never ever seen a black widow. However, this past summer there were 3 in our backyard! :eek: Two on our pool deck on separate ends of the pool area & the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By mom2many
I will call mine too, since Ca seems to be...

I will call mine too, since Ca seems to be different depending on your county. Thanks for the update Sharlan!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,991
Posted By mom2many
likethislikethislikethis Yes! No amount of $ is...

likethislikethislikethis Yes! No amount of $ is worth dealing with this!
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mom2many
Welcome to the forum! Lots of good info & advice...

Welcome to the forum! Lots of good info & advice on here! I'm in Ca & live in the San Francisco Bay Area. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By mom2many
I have no school agers today, so it will be an...

I have no school agers today, so it will be an easy day with no drop offs or multiple pick ups! Just 4 little ones... It's gonna be a nice quiet day!happyface
Looking forward to a 3 day weekend and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By mom2many
I take a 7th grader to school every morning. The...

I take a 7th grader to school every morning. The school is several miles away and there are no buses. I watch his baby sister, so they both get dropped and I take him 30 min later.

I also pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,237
Posted By mom2many
I only had whole milk in my house until this...

I only had whole milk in my house until this recently changed. All 3 of my adult children (now in their 20's) loved milk and drank lots of it. They are all super thin with zero body fat!!!!!

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By mom2many
I had to recently term an almost 4 yo dcg for...

I had to recently term an almost 4 yo dcg for pinching/scratching on day 6 of her 2 wk probation period. First 3 days of care, she had several isolated incidences of acting out physically & I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,588
Posted By mom2many
I always stop what I'm doing to answer the door...

I always stop what I'm doing to answer the door and don't continue cooking while a parent is here picking up. This has been a problem a few times, when I get busy chatting and the potatoes on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,588
Posted By mom2many
I have always started dinner before the last...

I have always started dinner before the last child left. We sit down to eat as soon as everyone leaves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By mom2many
I was in Michael's 2 weeks ago buying daycare...

I was in Michael's 2 weeks ago buying daycare supplies and the sales clerk asked what I was going to do with the materials. I told her they were for my daycare kids. She then told me, she was going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,026
Posted By mom2many
That's very weird. It does sound like a scam :(

That's very weird. It does sound like a scam :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By mom2many
I have had two maternity leaves while doing...

I have had two maternity leaves while doing daycare. With my first leave, I took one 3 yo dcb back after 2 weeks, so that my oldest ds had a playmate. (They were best buds and only 2 weeks apart.)...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,022
Posted By mom2many
I have had several dcms come breast feed their...

I have had several dcms come breast feed their babies on their lunch. It has never been an issue...The other dcks were either eating lunch or napping and no one interfered with my business. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By mom2many
Enjoy your time off! I had a 10 day vacation in...

Enjoy your time off! I had a 10 day vacation in July and it was the best! Totally rejuvenated me!!!!! Nothing luxurious...just fun camping and boating with friends & family.

Tomorrow I'm off for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By mom2many
Yes! I wiped every surface down with bleach daily...

Yes! I wiped every surface down with bleach daily for days... Basically anything that could be wiped with bleach! (All toys, door knobs, light switches, counter tops & especially the bathroom.)

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By mom2many
When I began this career, I had no idea I'd still...

When I began this career, I had no idea I'd still be at it 28 years later! :lol:
It was awesome being able to be home to raise my own 3 kids and have "paid" play dates, while they were growing up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By mom2many
I charge a flat rate for my s/a kids. It is the...

I charge a flat rate for my s/a kids. It is the same rate whether they are here for the entire day or just b/a school. I needed go have consistency, so this has worked well for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By mom2many
I tend to be very detail oriented, so I have...

I tend to be very detail oriented, so I have never been cited for a paperwork issue...but then again, here in CA, I have never had an analyst scrutinize things like what the OP experienced! :eek:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 07:50 AM
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Views: 2,985
Posted By mom2many
Ok I'm clueless :confused::confused::confused: ...

Ok I'm clueless :confused::confused::confused:

I pop in and out of here & obviously missed something! :o

I did enjoy both Michelle & Wednesday, so I hope they will return!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By mom2many
I just got these tonight! I love them! So perfect...

I just got these tonight! I love them! So perfect for park days and also for keeping on the kitchen counter for the kids to have water through out the day. They were even on sale for $1/each and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By mom2many
I'm glad it went well! I heard CA was going to...

I'm glad it went well! I heard CA was going to start doing annual visits... My last one was in 2012, so I am half expecting one any time, but if it is still every 3 then I won't have one until next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By mom2many
I continue pre school activities through the...

I continue pre school activities through the summer. I have 2 s/a kids and they will do their own activities, while the 2,3 4 & 5's do the planned activities for the day. Sometimes the older kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By mom2many
School starts here August 18, so I will have 2...

School starts here August 18, so I will have 2 more weeks of having my s/a kids here all day.

I will miss them! They are super helpful with the younger ones- reading & playing learning games,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By mom2many
I was right there with you too!:lol::lol::lol: ...

I was right there with you too!:lol::lol::lol:

I have never heard that expression either & was thinking what?!?!?:eek:
Pooping and putting it in his pocket???? YIKES!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,646
Posted By mom2many
Where I live in Ca it is way too costly to...

Where I live in Ca it is way too costly to survive on my income alone.:eek:
We have my dh's substantial pension income to live on and his side work money helps with extras.
We both bring in about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By mom2many
I absolutely love my two s/a girls! They've both...

I absolutely love my two s/a girls! They've both been with me a long time. The older one has been with me 7 1/2 years since, she was 3 & the younger one 6 years, since she was one.
They are great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,067
Posted By mom2many
They said you need to enter the exact name that...

They said you need to enter the exact name that is found on the license. I did that, but mine did not come up either. I'm a small FCC home licensed for 8.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By mom2many
We successfully refinanced in May .... But the...

We successfully refinanced in May .... But the whole process took 4 months and it was a pain!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,550
Posted By mom2many
We've had our solar panels for 3 years now and...

We've had our solar panels for 3 years now and LOVE them! We actually had a credit on our energy bill this past month and it's great not having a huge bill each month. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By mom2many
Love this! We made BBQ sauce on year and that was...

Love this! We made BBQ sauce on year and that was a big hit! It's always so hard to come up with gifts for the dad's.

Thanks for sharing this! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mom2many
Wow! 9 years & this was your first. Glad to hear...

Wow! 9 years & this was your first. Glad to hear it went well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,663
Posted By mom2many
Yep... Couldn't agree more!

Yep... Couldn't agree more!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By mom2many
I'm interested too!

I'm interested too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By mom2many
Thanks! Wish I would have that info to fight it!...

Thanks! Wish I would have that info to fight it! This incident happened in Jan 2010. I had quoted title 22 regs in my appeal, because it merely states that items under my vanity needed to be made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By mom2many
I'm anxious to hear how they will respond. I had...

I'm anxious to hear how they will respond. I had what I considered an unfair citation a few years ago, in which I appealed.

One issue was reversed and the regional mgr had the LPA take it out of...
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