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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Josiegirl
Is this the only family you have? I'd advertise...

Is this the only family you have? I'd advertise for others and out the door they'd go. Are you a licensed dc or doing this just for a little extra money; either way you've got to protect yourself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh No!! Not a good thing to have happen. :( I...

Oh No!! Not a good thing to have happen. :( I know you know what you're doing. Just know I'm thinking of you. No pain worse than a burn. :( And tell hubby he needs to hurry up and get better, YOU...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad you decided to close at 5!!! For your own...

So glad you decided to close at 5!!! For your own sanity and for the good of your own family too. It feels like we sacrifice way too much of our own health, time, sanity, family, etc., to appease...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Josiegirl
Electronic monitoring for 2 months and mental...

Electronic monitoring for 2 months and mental health help? Okay. But I think she should be electronically monitored for much much longer. And how does one deem her mentally healthy after treatment?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Josiegirl
This is so true about almost everything when you...

This is so true about almost everything when you deal with kids!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Josiegirl
I allow some leeway for emergencies like this. I...

I allow some leeway for emergencies like this. I probably wouldn't charge the late fee this time, But that's me. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, give him his lunch, no words or expressions...

Yep, give him his lunch, no words or expressions from you, and let him decide. The only thing I'd do, if food waste is bothering you is give him minute amounts. If he eats, give him more. I've tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By Josiegirl
Not that I can recall but I have turned down...

Not that I can recall but I have turned down someone who never even made it to an interview. :rolleyes: We had an interview scheduled, she was a no-show so I texted her. Strange because I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Josiegirl
Guess I'm Just Impossible to Please?

I figured this week would be a piece of cake; I just have my easy 13 mo and my pretty good 4 yo. But without the other 2 dcgs here, I now notice how often my name is called. :rolleyes: Whether it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,252
Posted By Josiegirl
It's scary what little ones can get themselves...

It's scary what little ones can get themselves into, and how quickly. Even when we think we've got our eyes on everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
That's a cool idea, except for the few spoiled...

That's a cool idea, except for the few spoiled selfish 18 yos who broke their bears. That's enough to make a mama proud. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
A former dcf had a yard sale couple summers ago...

A former dcf had a yard sale couple summers ago and came by my house after to see if there was anything I could use because they were taking it all to Salvation Army. Their ds and dd had been to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
Of course, and that's why we have to deal with...

Of course, and that's why we have to deal with all the impatient over-the-top frustrated expectant kids of today who throw tantrums every time they don't get their way. They've been taught...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
That was fun. :rolleyes: Honestly, people can say...

That was fun. :rolleyes: Honestly, people can say what they want about presidents, nuclear arms, drug cartels, but it's stuff like this that WWlll will start with. :rolleyes: Women can be brutal....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Josiegirl
What did BoB expect???:rolleyes:

What did BoB expect???:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
And some parents are just the opposite. My 21 mo...

And some parents are just the opposite. My 21 mo eats cashews(not at my house, they're too expensive!) and peanuts(again not at my house)0.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Josiegirl
I peel and 1/4 grapes for my 13 mo, just 1/4 them...

I peel and 1/4 grapes for my 13 mo, just 1/4 them for my 21 mo, the 4-5 yo eat them whole.
I don't understand 3 yos living on pouches and pediasure??

It's not just the food issues though. It's so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Josiegirl
Quiet Time Fun

:rolleyes:
Almost 5 yo still needs naps a few days a week because without them she is a real terror and tries to fall asleep as soon as nap time is over. I'd offer quiet time activities if she would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Josiegirl
My ds watched Mr. Rodgers along with Sesame...

My ds watched Mr. Rodgers along with Sesame Street. I liked what he taught kids but found it hard to watch, as an adult. Just, I don't know, too *nice* or something. Lol

I grew up watching Captain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
It's recommended safer for under 12 yo to sit in...

It's recommended safer for under 12 yo to sit in the back seat for this reason. What so many of us did growing up was so different than nowadays. When did they install seat belts in cars? Or make car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, why do people do these kinds of things?? Sit...

Ugh, why do people do these kinds of things?? Sit on ride-on mowers, ride on ATVs, drive a car....I had a wife(an R.N.) of a pediatrician who used to allow her little boy, around 3 yo at the time, to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By Josiegirl
ARGH Mad at myself and at dcg. I have a bunch...

ARGH Mad at myself and at dcg.
I have a bunch of soft balls over a gate that the dcks have to ask to play with because well, they're balls and it's inside the house.:rolleyes: So after lunch dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Josiegirl
Definitely let them know right away they'll need...

Definitely let them know right away they'll need to pay you Monday for that week, otherwise I'd be surprised if someone didn't skip out on paying you.

Good luck! Sometimes, just knowing you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Josiegirl
Two weeks can seem like a long time BUT at the...

Two weeks can seem like a long time BUT at the end of each day, I'd pat myself on the back for making it through and maybe have a glass of wine(or Ben and Jerry's), put my feet up and breathe slowly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 248,352
Posted By Josiegirl
I glanced at my outside thermometer this a.m. and...

I glanced at my outside thermometer this a.m. and saw numbers UNDER 90!!!! In fact, it read 60. lovethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Josiegirl
Diapers until they're almost fully trained, then...

Diapers until they're almost fully trained, then they can switch to pull-ups if parents so choose. I find all those weeks and months of training before everybody is truly on the same page and dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Josiegirl
That is beyond adorable!!!! What nice work you do!

That is beyond adorable!!!! What nice work you do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 248,352
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a robin that built a nest right above one...

I have a robin that built a nest right above one of my outdoor lights by the front door. We are always going in and out the door; she'll probably choose someplace quieter next spring. :rolleyes: But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, that's one of THE saddest things I've heard...

Wow, that's one of THE saddest things I've heard in quite awhile. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By Josiegirl
Grrrr 21 mo dcg climbed out of crib this a.m. so...

Grrrr 21 mo dcg climbed out of crib this a.m. so I tried putting her on a cot for nap time this afternoon. Nap will be over in 45 minutes and I finally put her back in the crib, watching her every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Josiegirl
Feel better!! And hey, drop even that twinge of...

Feel better!! And hey, drop even that twinge of guilt!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
Posted By Josiegirl
I had lots of fun at yard sales last weekend,...

I had lots of fun at yard sales last weekend, found some really cool stuff and was so excited for Monday morning to come so I could share my treasures with the dcks.

WTH was I thinking? :( Cool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Josiegirl
Start charging her late fees from the minute your...

Start charging her late fees from the minute your clock strikes 6 until she leaves and as far as snacks to go....just say no.

OR you could do what I'd probably do and send a note home, saying you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-24-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 142,476
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 06-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
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 06-23-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
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 06-23-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
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: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
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: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
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: 7
Views: 288
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: 806
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: 365
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: 168
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: 264
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: 12
Views: 527
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: 1,931
Views: 248,352
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: 6
Views: 350
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: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
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: 335
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: 557
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: 381
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: 343
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: 26
Views: 559
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: 26
Views: 559
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: 684
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: 684
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: 340
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: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
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: 684
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: 11
Views: 539
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: 436
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: 1,931
Views: 248,352
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: 507
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: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,416
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: 507
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: 507
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: 1,931
Views: 248,352
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: 3,456
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: 3,456
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: 3,456
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: 3,456
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: 1,931
Views: 248,352
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: 263
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: 263
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: 314
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: 52,051
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: 303
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: 303
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: 52,051
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: 111
Views: 2,252
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: 393
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: 1,035
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: 1,035
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: 1,019
Views: 189,904
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: 584
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: 584
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: 733
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: 477
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: 696
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: 892
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: 387
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: 1,006
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: 387
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: 342
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: 892
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: 364
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: 362
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: 517
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: 357
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: 455
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,...
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