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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 318
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Posted By Josiegirl
With that train of thought, how would you feel if...

With that train of thought, how would you feel if your 'slot' was all of a sudden taken by another family, if it's not saved? Then it becomes drop-in care and that could be even a higher rate, plus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By Josiegirl
Could this be ODD?

Dck is asked to stop certain behaviors but all she does is smile at me and do it anyways.
She's rough, hits out of anger but also just for the fun of it. I was opening the curtains after quiet time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Josiegirl
While I love that it's light so late, I fall...

While I love that it's light so late, I fall asleep while it's still light out, wake up at 4:30 and it's light out. It doesn't feel natural. :) But not being a child, it's so much easier to fool my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By Josiegirl
Side note, when I made out my check to the...

Side note, when I made out my check to the plumber last week, I wrote thank you. :o:lol: I guess I was so tickled to finally have my faucet fixed. Lol I like the idea of thanking my dcfs when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
If it's painful, it's most likely a cyst. Try not...

If it's painful, it's most likely a cyst. Try not to worry(I know, easy for me to say)and good luck!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
Hope everything came out alright???

Hope everything came out alright???
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Josiegirl
Your dcks' favorite lunch option??

Is there any food that when they ask what's for lunch and you say 'it's ......day', they all go YAY?
Pizza is #1 here, and today that's what on the menu. :)
Easy peasy and everyone loves it!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-22-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Josiegirl
It's those darn stringy things, no matter how...

It's those darn stringy things, no matter how hard I try to rip them off, there still are some left. I don't like plain celery except packed with cream cheese or peanut butter. :rolleyes:
I figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Josiegirl
Well that's maddening, after paying good money...

Well that's maddening, after paying good money for it. :( Yep, kids are destructive and have no idea what their bodies are capable of. I used to have 4 cozy coupe type toys, and the big kids would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Josiegirl
:( We have a book called Koko's Kitten. I...

:( We have a book called Koko's Kitten. I remember a video of Robin Williams interacting with Koko.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you put him in the thicker training pants...

Can you put him in the thicker training pants during dc hours and have him just go in with the others who have to go? A little positive peer pressure? How much time are you taking for maternity...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't have a set routine, just do what needs to...

I don't have a set routine, just do what needs to be done. Yes, I overlook things sometimes, missing crumbs or playdoh on the floor. The one thing I have a hard time keeping up with is the bathroom....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,663
Posted By Josiegirl
Not dc related but a positive thing for me. It...

Not dc related but a positive thing for me. It just seems like every single thing in my house is starting to break down. My landline stopped working about a month ago(not hearing it ring all the time...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-20-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Josiegirl
The whole story sounds sad. Why would he be stuck...

The whole story sounds sad. Why would he be stuck in a cage, by himself, in a mall? Was that part based on truth? It's bad enough for them to be stuck in a zoo. :( Will have to google this book, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
Jealousy? I've had dcks bite themselves, then try...

Jealousy? I've had dcks bite themselves, then try to blame someone but never at 7 yo! More like 3 yo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Josiegirl
The last job application I ever filled out was...

The last job application I ever filled out was probably on stone tablets. :) But this post made sense to me. Fill your applications out with as much past info as possible, letting them know directors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Josiegirl
Long time ago a parent asked me how I handled...

Long time ago a parent asked me how I handled fighting with my dh with the dcks here.:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Josiegirl
To me, it sounds like it might be more of her...

To me, it sounds like it might be more of her issues with illegally unlicensed dcs? Since that was one thing you mentioned that she questioned, that popped into my head. Maybe she'll settle down once...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Josiegirl
Not sure that I'd ever had a starer but it sounds...

Not sure that I'd ever had a starer but it sounds like this little one just hasn't learned how to interact with others or play by herself yet. And if she's been entertained all this time by tv, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By Josiegirl
Right, here too. Forgot about that.

Right, here too. Forgot about that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By Josiegirl
I did and my state accepted it. It was through...

I did and my state accepted it. It was through International CPR Institute. I think we're allowed to do it online once, not sure. Check with your state regs. and see. IIRC I had to submit copy of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks so much for all the ideas! I am going to...

Thanks so much for all the ideas!
I am going to change my playroom around, reduce the amount of toys, create or find more table type activities for the older kiddos, and make separate art boxes for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Josiegirl
I love this! I'm glad you have a plan; it lets...

I love this! I'm glad you have a plan; it lets you see the light at the end of the tunnel sort of thing! Almost makes it easier to hang in there.



YES I dread every morning. :rolleyes: :(But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Josiegirl
That game is probably the most fun thing about...

That game is probably the most fun thing about getting his diaper changed or laying down for a nap. :D Do you have to lead him everywhere else or does he do okay on his own? I always pick them up and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
EEEKS!!!! Speaking of doors, the kids are...

EEEKS!!!!

Speaking of doors, the kids are all too eager to open the front door when parents come or when more kids come for the day, so my latest thing has been telling them 'Opening the door is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Josiegirl
Have Any of You....?

Ever felt like you've lost it with being a provider? I mean it in the sense that you need a different job, or to retire early or, as I've mentioned here before, I'm just done??
My current group is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Josiegirl
If I'm playing with the kiddos, such as building...

If I'm playing with the kiddos, such as building block towers or whatever, and 1 of them grabs a toy from me, I'll tell them I wasn't done with it yet but if they ask nicely they can have it as soon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Josiegirl
Ditto here too. Three days into preschool being...

Ditto here too. Three days into preschool being closed and having 2 extra dcks some days and I'm ready for the looney bin.
Oh the noise noise Noise NOISE!!!
I can't hear myself think even if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,663
Posted By Josiegirl
Sounds like a nice quiet day. Hey, if it weren't...

Sounds like a nice quiet day. Hey, if it weren't for the age, I could be that person. I remember back in the day being a happy, gentle soul and holding my own bottle.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Josiegirl
That's exactly the way I feel too. And my own are...

That's exactly the way I feel too. And my own are grown and gone so I don't even have a good reason. I'm just done in so many ways. :( I'll tell her 20 a day, if it's not acceptable, I'm sure she'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
Parents that come in and disrupt the routine and...

Parents that come in and disrupt the routine and the group really pi$$ me off. If they want to coddle their child/ren and whisk away their whimpers and tears about staying, do it outside. Don't come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Josiegirl
It's work related. Dcm works as a nurse 60 miles...

It's work related. Dcm works as a nurse 60 miles away and usually her mom drops him off but her mom is going away for July-Aug. Dcd(remember dhdcd?)works so can't bring him in those days. So if she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Josiegirl
What Would You Charge For This?

A dcm asked me today if I'd be willing to open at 6:30 instead of 7:00 a couple days a week for July and August. I charge her $130 a week and my hours are 7-5. If you agreed to this, how much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,663
Posted By Josiegirl
I finally got my basement faucet fixed!!! I'm...

I finally got my basement faucet fixed!!! I'm such a horrible procrastinator that I've been putting it off for probably 3-4 years. It's just been getting progressively worse but I didn't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,652
Posted By Josiegirl
Sometimes it's hard to find that trust when the...

Sometimes it's hard to find that trust when the negative dc news always hits the media fast and furious. And let's face it, infants are the most vulnerable because they have no voice to protect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,652
Posted By Josiegirl
I still am chalking it all up to first time mom...

I still am chalking it all up to first time mom and first time daycare user.
Not long ago, I received a call from a mom-to-be who, just because I told her that I did have an infant opening, and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,652
Posted By Josiegirl
Plus OP was told she could visit anytime,...

Plus OP was told she could visit anytime, miscommunication problem possible? Or misinterpretation of open door policy?
I live in a small town, all my parents see one another between shopping,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,652
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, the provider seemed to change tactics as...

Hmmm, the provider seemed to change tactics as you went along. Not knowing details from both sides, it's hard to make a call about the situation. I do think, as you feel now, that it should've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,663
Posted By Josiegirl
Positive thing that happened today was that the...

Positive thing that happened today was that the kids left. OMG what a day. :rolleyes: Last day of school for my prek dcg and she was wired before she ever got here at 3:00, and then she had a mini...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Josiegirl
I sent a pm to Michael for you. Good luck :)

I sent a pm to Michael for you. Good luck :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you PM Michael or Blackcat?? They'd certainly...

Can you PM Michael or Blackcat?? They'd certainly be able to help. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Josiegirl
Um, first I've gotta ask....Christmas? I still...

Um, first I've gotta ask....Christmas? I still haven't got Father's Day gifts started. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,654
Posted By Josiegirl
Expect late pick-ups. :ouch:

Expect late pick-ups. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks so much!!! You'd think, after all these...

Thanks so much!!! You'd think, after all these years of caring for children I could do this in my sleep. But usually I have more than 1 in this age group and there lies the dilemma. I talked with dcm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Josiegirl
Keeping a 5 yo DCG Busy

Many days this summer, I'll only have a 1 yo dcb, 20 mo dcg and her 5 yo sister. 5 yo is not a girly girl but loves to watch and catch bugs, do puzzles, playdough, color, make mud pies. But there are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 51,654
Posted By Josiegirl
Sometimes it's good to revive an oldie but a...

Sometimes it's good to revive an oldie but a goodie. :) It lets you know how things can change in a few years and I'm sure there's always someone who needs the answer to the question.
I could never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,636
Posted By Josiegirl
If you're speaking about the article from the...

If you're speaking about the article from the Dogington Post, that's probably why. The whole site is about dogs. :)

And to he!! with the law if I saw a baby, child, dog, or anything living in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Josiegirl
Reread your contract about paying vacations after...

Reread your contract about paying vacations after leaving. I don't have anything like that in mine. If she's only saying she 'deserves' to be paid, that's not right. But do be warned you might find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, sounds like a great marketing idea in the...

Hmmm, sounds like a great marketing idea in the making. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By Josiegirl
I like these ideas. I'm not sure that it's just a...

I like these ideas. I'm not sure that it's just a millennial thing. But more of an individual thing. I've found my dcps, who are anywhere from 25-40(just guessing) do want a family home type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,839
Posted By Josiegirl
Had a chuckle the other day when the twins were...

Had a chuckle the other day when the twins were talking about having lobsters for dinner at home. I asked if dad had to cook them and if they tasted good. I figured dcd cooked them but they weren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Josiegirl
I also have a recently separated dcf and dcd...

I also have a recently separated dcf and dcd strayed but I'm still making sure the kids give him something. He's still a great dad to them, just not a good dh.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Josiegirl
Grrr Father's Day Gift Fail

So I bought some work gloves at the Dollar Tree with plans to have the dcks use fabric paint to paint their hand prints on them. It didn't work out so change of plans. I just ordered white t-shirts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad to hear it went well and you all had a...

I'm glad to hear it went well and you all had a great time!!! You sound like you prepared for everything that you could! And poop isn't really something you can prepare for; it'll happen when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh! So glad you termed this dcg and the dcf. WTH...

Ugh! So glad you termed this dcg and the dcf. WTH is it with a parent who simply can't say I'm sorry?? Did she at least speak loudly and firmly to her dd? I try not to raise my voice but dang, those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By Josiegirl
Just tell her something like this 'I know...

Just tell her something like this 'I know originally I had told you I could take them the 21st but now I realize with my own children here too, it will be too much. Sorry and have a great summer.'
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 826
Posted By Josiegirl
Yogurt has been getting annoying lately....

Yogurt has been getting annoying lately. Everybody loves it but for some reason it has gotten to be a food worthy of playing with.:rolleyes: They try to make mustaches on themselves or the 20 mo who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks Michael. Someone must've snatched the CL...

Thanks Michael. Someone must've snatched the CL stroller right up. That's what happens when I'm too slow making decisions. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Josiegirl
It sounds like this is ignorance on the parents'...

It sounds like this is ignorance on the parents' part? Everybody is pushing academics down providers and parents' throats so yay, let's get our kids reading at an early age! But to heck with teaching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Josiegirl
Anyone Have This?

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bab/d/triple-jog-stroller-by/6605107222.html

I read a review online and evidently it doesn't fold up(which isn't a biggie as long as I can get it home), plus the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with this 100%!!! Course the other reason...

I agree with this 100%!!! Course the other reason I don't overdo it on the sanitizing is because so many times you can clean clean clean all you want, then the dcks sit down at the table to eat, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 826
Posted By Josiegirl
Celery. The few times I've tried serving it, no...

Celery. The few times I've tried serving it, no one at all will eat it. I hate serving rice but the dcks love it. If I miss cleaning any up, my dogs are great floor cleaners.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Josiegirl
I do take toys out of circulation from time to...

I do take toys out of circulation from time to time. Either they haven't been played with in a long time or I get sick of the dcks not picking them up/fighting over them.

I always find lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Josiegirl
Be strong and firm and don't let them talk you...

Be strong and firm and don't let them talk you into anything! Once a provider gets to the point you've reached with a child, it's definitely time to let them go. He needs someone who specializes in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Josiegirl
Same here. Lol I get mostly referrals from people...

Same here. Lol I get mostly referrals from people who have used my services before, even from 10-15 years ago. There is a continuity and reliability in my care. I take some time off but not that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Josiegirl
Good read, thanks for sharing that BC!!

Good read, thanks for sharing that BC!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a love/hate relationship with each age...

I have a love/hate relationship with each age group. :) It's so much easier without mixing in the ages though, then you can cater to that particular age group. Right now with 1 speed crawler,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,879
Posted By Josiegirl
I was thinking the same thing. I just feel that...

I was thinking the same thing. I just feel that someone who is already making me jump through hoops to meet with them, isn't going to work out as a good client anyways. How did it work out in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Josiegirl
Because he could? :D

Because he could? :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 484
Posted By Josiegirl
Is there any way you can shop a major trip every...

Is there any way you can shop a major trip every other week or so, then pick up perishables on your weekly trip so it wouldn't be such a big trip? Or do the online shopping? My local market just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
My sandbox is in a corner of the backyard and...

My sandbox is in a corner of the backyard and about 2-3' away from the fence on 2 sides, screwing things into my fence wouldn't be a problem but it's that 1 corner of the sandbox that needs a post. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Josiegirl
I've had kids pee in my bath tub and all around...

I've had kids pee in my bath tub and all around the floor(the kind that you know it wasn't an accident).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 484
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad you are okay! Try to find a way to make...

I'm glad you are okay! Try to find a way to make life easier for you.

Friday night, for me, would be the worst time to get groceries. After working all week I feel like a deflated balloon by then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Josiegirl
Well hmmm. I wish I'd read Tom's article before I...

Well hmmm. I wish I'd read Tom's article before I sent the newsletter home. Well, I doubt anyone will respond anyways. They're usually so busy.
Oh well, I learned something today so that's good,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks all! I remember approaching one of my...

Thanks all!
I remember approaching one of my former dcs about fixing my computer and saving his dc expenses that week but he wasn't interested. He had 2 kids, thought it sounded like a good deal....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Josiegirl
Do You Ever Ask A DCP If They'd Swap A Service For Childcare?

I have a couple handyman projects I need to have done and not sure if I feel confident enough to do them myself. I'm sending home a newsletter today anyways and was wondering if it'd be appropriate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree with this. It does hurt and sting. I...

I agree with this. It does hurt and sting. I don't care what people say; I know this is a business and we have to stay detached but darn, with children it's awfully darn hard sometimes. :( And it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks for that info Mike! I'll have to look...

Thanks for that info Mike! I'll have to look around and see if I can find something like that. Other option would be to rig the tarp with a hook that I could hook and unhook whenever we go outside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Josiegirl
A couple years ago I had a little girl in my...

A couple years ago I had a little girl in my care; her mom was a teacher. Well, she was nice enough but she and I had some very different beliefs when it came to children. She wanted me to work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Josiegirl
YES! What is it with that anyways?? Makes me feel...

YES! What is it with that anyways?? Makes me feel like the worst provider in the world, like I was sleeping through the whole day. :( Or if not bruises for all, it's 1 child who falls multiple times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh that's really cute! Thanks for all the...

Oh that's really cute!

Thanks for all the great advice and ideas. I've been trying to think of a way to use the fencing as 2 sides and then rig a tarp over the other corner but I'm just not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Josiegirl
Just no. Too much special. Especially the nap and...

Just no. Too much special. Especially the nap and dairy issues. It's okay for you to modify the whole group(no nap for 1 would create a whole bunch of issues) for 1 dck but for her to not do dairy at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
Shade for Sandbox

My sandbox area is the most popular in the back yard. Unfortunately, it can also be the sunniest up until 4 in the afternoon. I've been looking at the canopies you can buy and know I need to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Josiegirl
This is mostly what I do too. :) Changing them...

This is mostly what I do too. :) Changing them into a bathing suit, then back into their clothes, is a pain, unless they can do it themselves. And we don't use a pool, just a water table and/or a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Josiegirl
Is this child exposed to school age kids...

Is this child exposed to school age kids someplace? It sounds just like what my FT prek kids would bring into dc.:rolleyes: It seems as soon as they enter larger classrooms, peers with older sibs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Josiegirl
I would do that in a heartbeat, to have 5 dcks,...

I would do that in a heartbeat, to have 5 dcks, operate legally and not have to be licensed. This summer I'll only have 4 dcks. The care wouldn't be any different(maybe less paperwork!) if I became...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Josiegirl
When I was sharing with the dcks what I'd like...

When I was sharing with the dcks what I'd like them to do, and telling them this gentleman's age, they had no concept. So I drew the number of dots that they are, then drew the number of dots this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Josiegirl
FP Visit Today

I always learn many interesting things when this woman visits. :) She said the state of Vt. is currently going after providers who are illegally providing care. There are 3 cases right now that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 187,839
Posted By Josiegirl
Not making me laugh but putting a smile on my...

Not making me laugh but putting a smile on my face. My toddler is in the crib, laid down an hour ago, should by all rights be exhausted but is humming Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Later this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Josiegirl
I, personally, don't have any retirement built up...

I, personally, don't have any retirement built up but my dh has a TIAA Cref from his work, which I assume I'm still entitled to half. We've been separated about 10 years but still technically married...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Josiegirl
:o Maybe? I'm thinking within 5 years, yes. I'd...

:o Maybe? I'm thinking within 5 years, yes. I'd love to retire yesterday but what SS tells me I'll make a month, I still have to work somewhere so it might as well be here.:rolleyes: I'll be getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Josiegirl
Definitely. Also shared the story with my family...

Definitely. Also shared the story with my family so hopefully they'll participate or at least forward it. Love stuff like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Josiegirl
Step2 Playhouse

Does anyone have the Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse? Right now it costs 500 plus 40 bucks in shipping(amazon it's well over 600)on the Step2 site. I'm thinking of getting rid of most of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Josiegirl
Unknowingly, I was way under local rates. I sent...

Unknowingly, I was way under local rates. I sent home a newsletter telling families that I would be raising rates $5 a week every 6 months until I caught up with local current rates. All new dcfs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Josiegirl
Those sound adorable!!!

Those sound adorable!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Josiegirl
I think we might have a winner :ouch::D Did you...

I think we might have a winner :ouch::D
Did you both just pretend it never happened or avoid looking at each other ever again?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Josiegirl
Pestle, you crack me up!!!! Love that song but...

Pestle, you crack me up!!!! Love that song but don't remember those lyrics. Lol
Nothing comes to mind other than the normal racing around like a maniac trying to tend to everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By Josiegirl
I wish the OP would come back with an update....

I wish the OP would come back with an update. Some of us(ME) need closure. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Josiegirl
I think that's cute and a great idea! Did you do...

I think that's cute and a great idea! Did you do hand prints or anything because if you did you could find a hand print poem to modify to your needs. But I really like what you came up with; very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Josiegirl
I've never used it for bug spray but have heard...

I've never used it for bug spray but have heard of it's effectiveness. It probably smells a lot better than the gross stuff parents bring in. I just don't like bug spray altogether.

Hmmm, maybe...
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