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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Mom2Two
How To Handle Mouthing Toddler

How do you handle a super-oral comfort toddler (i.e. constant mouthing of toys)? I had an interview with the family of an 11 mth old who was on her paci the whole time, except when she took it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Mom2Two
How Many Pages Long Are Your Licensing Rules?

For your state, how many pages long are your family licensed rules? Do you have an interpretation manual? Feel free to comment if you are center licensed too, but I'm mainly interested in family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Mom2Two
Well, I've done child care with naps in my...

Well, I've done child care with naps in my bedroom for five years with no locks on my furniture and no one has choked. Did you not read my whole post? Aren't cameras and no prior record of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Mom2Two
Child Locks On Solid Cherry Furniture Drawers

So our rules have changed to where if a choking hazard is in a drawer or container it is considered accessible to children even if they are napping in a bedroom, in a pnp, on camera, and never been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Mom2Two
Great thread, Josie! I have a good bunch right...

Great thread, Josie! I have a good bunch right now.

Dcm #1 She couldn't be better if it was her life-goal to be the perfect dcm. Well...maybe I'm exaggerating slightly...they all have conflicts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By Mom2Two
OH MY GOSH, I just realized that I did NOTHING...

OH MY GOSH, I just realized that I did NOTHING for Easter. I'm serious, I forgot all about doing Easter-themed activities. I'm sitting here feeling like an idiot.

I'm going to have to do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Mom2Two
Bahahaha! All so funny! I know I've said a...

Bahahaha! All so funny!

I know I've said a few weird ones, but I can't think of any of them right now. Sometimes life just gets kinda weird with bunches of kids around. :lol:

The weird saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Mom2Two
In the end I did find one: www.edweb.net. They...

In the end I did find one: www.edweb.net. They have free, live, online classes--one hour each. I got the link off our state CCL site, but I wasn't for sure that it was live, interactive--but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Mom2Two
<Choke>, <snort> Ya know...maybe ...

<Choke>, <snort> Ya know...maybe lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mom2Two
I hope the therapist is good. I did deal...

I hope the therapist is good.

I did deal with this once, and I'm just barely over my PTSD from that experience. Mom was in denial, aided and abetted by her pedi, who said dcg was a "normal" five...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Mom2Two
* I haven't done an in-person class this...

* I haven't done an in-person class this licensing period
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Mom2Two
Live Face-to-Face Online Training

I have to have 10 hours of face-to-face training for licensing each year, but I haven't done a class yet. Does anyone have a great go-to place online for live, interactive training classes?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Mom2Two
Insurance/Liability Question Re Transportation

I currently have an umbrella policy through American Family to raise my homeowners and auto liability insurance to $1M for my business. The underwriter made it cost $400 for thep past year, and we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Mom2Two
I've heard of it happening with another family's...

I've heard of it happening with another family's child...but I think it would be too hard for me to deal with in my daycare. To me this is an instance where the parents should have prepared their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Mom2Two
I've made candles. Maybe advertise them on a...

I've made candles. Maybe advertise them on a free share facebook group. That way you could get someone who needs them and that will actually come and get them from your home.

If the set is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mom2Two
BTW I do totally agree with you about not packing...

BTW I do totally agree with you about not packing little kids around when it's rough on them. I didn't take DS to Australia til he was nine. But my brother and SIL have hauled toddlers everywhere,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mom2Two
My eyebrows would definitely be going up on this...

My eyebrows would definitely be going up on this one. If I was in this position for the first time, I would probably say nothing then send home if it "wasn't working" due to dcb being "not himself"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Mom2Two
If the children are old enough to be able to...

If the children are old enough to be able to protect their own airways, I don't understand why this is regulated in this way. How is this regulation relevant over six months of age?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Mom2Two
Following. This Summer will likely be the...

Following.

This Summer will likely be the last one where DD has peers in my dc group, unless some of them come back the following Summer, which is a possibility.

I like to do field trips in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Mom2Two
My 22 mth dcb, who started when he was 16 mths,...

My 22 mth dcb, who started when he was 16 mths, was very, very reserved for quite a while. When I began being more conscientious about engaging with him in a positive way every 20 mins (as our state...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Mom2Two
I think what I'm asking is if social security and...

I think what I'm asking is if social security and medicare taxes are owed on IRA contributions.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-15-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Mom2Two
Tom, Are the contributions deducted from...

Tom,

Are the contributions deducted from business revenue, like business expenses are, or are they just a deduction for income taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Mom2Two
Most of my first days have been very stressful....

Most of my first days have been very stressful. It's gotten better over the years--perhaps because I'm better at interviewing, my policies/application/contract are in better shape, and I'm better at...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-02-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mom2Two
So, pretending for a moment that I have a very...

So, pretending for a moment that I have a very nice brother would would add on a sunroom for $2499, I could still deduct it in one year, even though it's an addition. Is that right?

Sorry for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-01-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mom2Two
So even it's made from concrete, and therefore...

So even it's made from concrete, and therefore stuck to the land, I can still depreciate it quickly? Is an addition only something that is attached to the house?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mom2Two
TQFT New Depreciation Laws For Home Improvement

So I read your blog, about the new tax laws. It's a lot to take in, and I want to check my understanding on it.

If I understand correctly, a home improvement that is less than 2% of the home's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, I am wondering if we are all talking about...

Yes, I am wondering if we are all talking about the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Mom2Two
I like 6.jpg in the first set--the one with three...

I like 6.jpg in the first set--the one with three hands. Also 3.pg and 9.jpg.

Some of the other ones look very clinical to me, whereas that one looks more warm and inviting--which people want for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Mom2Two
Having a "body fluid fee" works for me ($20 each...

Having a "body fluid fee" works for me ($20 each time). I would either term or implement a fee. Cleaning up body fluids would get real old for me real fast, but part of the reason for that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mom2Two
In my state parents have to make up the...

In my state parents have to make up the difference. The state just pays monthly to the provider here, but I know that the amount the parents receive is based on how many hours care they need for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm wondering what you mean by saying that she's...

I'm wondering what you mean by saying that she's "very intelligent"? What specifically are you basing that assessment on? It's pretty easy to misjudge a situation if you are just shooting from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By Mom2Two
Too confusing--if she doesn't have a job yet, why...

Too confusing--if she doesn't have a job yet, why is she already asking about extending your hours? I guess maybe she applied for one that had longer hours but didn't end up getting it.

And I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, don't assume that a nurse knows everything....

Yeah, don't assume that a nurse knows everything. I remember when we (and NICU follow-up clinic) were tracking DD's head circumference so carefully, and at this time the new, circular head measuring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mom2Two
It's that way in Australia. Two years ago I...

It's that way in Australia. Two years ago I forgot that is strictly about romance there, and I posted Valentines messages on facebook to my sibs. The crickets were deafening in response. I think I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, I would call your sponser. For us, the...

Yeah, I would call your sponser. For us, the worst case senario is that we get paid the next month. But the one time I was late they were nice and let it slide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Mom2Two
My licensing renewal is coming up. It's actually...

My licensing renewal is coming up. It's actually due at the end of June...but somehow it seems like it takes months and months...and $$ after $$...to get through it all. Seriously.

Note to self:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mom2Two
That baby video is both scary and...

That baby video is both scary and disgusting...and funny in a dark kind of way.

None of us have a smart phone with service (DS has one that he uses kinda like an ipad), but it's getting harder! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Mom2Two
I usually lose a family at the end of the school...

I usually lose a family at the end of the school year and I take a week off unpaid in June. I start interviewing again in July, and I take another week off unpaid at the beginning of August.

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Mom2Two
One of my dcbs was doing that last year--front...

One of my dcbs was doing that last year--front and back. I just told him to not do that and sent him to wash his hands. I didn't worry about embarrassing him. It's unhygienic. I talked to mom about...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe I'm missing something...but I'm not seeing...

Maybe I'm missing something...but I'm not seeing your home office deduction. That is usually a pretty big deduction. Also home depreciation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Mom2Two
Sounds like some anxiety or something. Maybe go...

Sounds like some anxiety or something. Maybe go very gently with her to try to build trust.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Mom2Two
Def needs an assessment. Have them call your...

Def needs an assessment. Have them call your local school district.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Mom2Two
I tend to let it go when people say that. ...

I tend to let it go when people say that.

But to answer the email, I would state that you are a licensed daycare provider and start asking your questions about days/hours care needed, age of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mom2Two
:eek: A SAHM who gets her kid to care by 6am ????...

:eek: A SAHM who gets her kid to care by 6am ???? Wow! I'd still be in bed at 6am if I didn't have to work!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,792
Posted By Mom2Two
I hadn't even thought of this situation--not...

I hadn't even thought of this situation--not legal here but it could still happen. What can we do about second hand smoke? It's dangerous for the child, but will licensing help?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Mom2Two
Do your written policies/contract have a section...

Do your written policies/contract have a section about termination-worthy behavior? If so, then remind the parents. If not, then you need to communicate verbally that the behavior is such an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, don't let her leave her kid without a...

Yeah, don't let her leave her kid without a signature. Maybe she's wanting her two weeks notice back when she gives you notice and doesn't want to lose more of it to late fees. Idk.

But it sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Mom2Two
Extinction. I had a dcg like this, but maybe not...

Extinction. I had a dcg like this, but maybe not quite as bad.
I still have the girl but she doesn't do it anymore. I had to just start not looking at her or hearing her. I still gave her +ve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mom2Two
If you switch to Venmo, then you can send a...

If you switch to Venmo, then you can send a charge, which they can pay with a tap on their smart phone or whatever. Sending the charge is a reminder.

I bill every two weeks on Friday evening. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 189,904
Posted By Mom2Two
Yesterday the dc kids were playing a game of...

Yesterday the dc kids were playing a game of zombies, and I had to laugh as I listened to them, because all the zombies were apparently from Canada. Apparently they believe that Canada is where all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't shorten a nap on request. If a...

I wouldn't shorten a nap on request. If a two-year-old child falls asleep and stays asleep, they obviously need the nap.

I might wake a child up at two hours for a family who was trying to get a...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-02-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mom2Two
It's coming out for rent by streaming soon. I...

It's coming out for rent by streaming soon. I think it's available for purchase on streaming, but not rent yet. I haven't seen it but I read the book, and it was great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, I have a Silhouette and our Resource office...

Yes, I have a Silhouette and our Resource office has an Accucut, but the Accucut ones are large.

I use them for themed collage also, with glue sticks or elmer's glue + paint brushes.

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Mom2Two
To add to the thread...I exclude for runny nose...

To add to the thread...I exclude for runny nose if it's lots/constant. I wipe dck noses myself, and I'm up for it about once every 30 minutes. But if it's constant...well...let's just say that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Mom2Two
I read once that colds come on slowly but...

I read once that colds come on slowly but influenza comes on fast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,417
Posted By Mom2Two
Dear DCP, When your daughter with emotional...

Dear DCP,

When your daughter with emotional problems arrives, I need ALL my patience to deal with her when I open the door and she's having her buckets of tears and/or temper tantrum. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,417
Posted By Mom2Two
This made me laugh when I read it. I got this...

This made me laugh when I read it. I got this image of the kid who seemed like he was following you around and you looking over your shoulder nervously, trying to get away. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, at that age, I'd move to one nap a day. ...

Yeah, at that age, I'd move to one nap a day.

If you keep him up later in the morning (i. e. have him got to nap later), does he take a longer nap?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe the parents have never heard of "limited...

Maybe the parents have never heard of "limited choices."

Yes, it's good to let kids have choices, but give the choices between three great outfits that are appropriate for the situation, or a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Mom2Two
What state are you in? We could help you better...

What state are you in? We could help you better if we could double check your state's safety rules--I'm wondering if you've really got it right about not being allowed to visit the restroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Mom2Two
And it never fails that when parents tell me that...

And it never fails that when parents tell me that their kiddo is sooooo ready for underwear, and then I remind them of the $20 underwear accident fee, all of a sudden their child needs more time in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Mom2Two
"I forgot my checkbook" is my favorite ever. And...

"I forgot my checkbook" is my favorite ever. And yes, there are three ATMs within 1/4 mile of my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mom2Two
Assuming that everything you said is...

Assuming that everything you said is accurate...you are just being taken advantage of. These are not your own children--get out. You are unwillingly helping this horrible center violate.

And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm a bit confused about your licensing and...

I'm a bit confused about your licensing and inspections. Don't you have to have health and safety training? Keeping poisons out of reach is a pretty huge deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mom2Two
If the bleach spray solution is strong enough to...

If the bleach spray solution is strong enough to sanitize, it's strong enough to be poisonous. My bottle of solution has to be min 36" high or at the back of the kitchen counter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm interviewing a family with a 20 mth old this...

I'm interviewing a family with a 20 mth old this week. This thread is definitely making me want to watch out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mom2Two
I might make a change to doing that in the future.

I might make a change to doing that in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Mom2Two
And ITA with above that severe constipation is...

And ITA with above that severe constipation is still an illness that the parents need to deal with, not the provider. And vomit is unsanitary regardless of the cause.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Mom2Two
No, I really do charge $20 for a significant body...

No, I really do charge $20 for a significant body fluid accident. It's in my contract under the fees section.

If a child vomited here, I would call for pick up and I would also charge the $20 fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Mom2Two
My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in...

My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in for sure, along with my "$20 per body fluid fee." It's amazing how vomit/underwear accidents/etc are not a big deal as long as it only affects YOU....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mom2Two
I tell parents in interview that they are welcome...

I tell parents in interview that they are welcome to stop by unannounced. It honestly hasn't caused me any problems (so far...).

But if they got funny about it, like it was too often and it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Mom2Two
Invented Tattling 3.5 yo

I was right there and saw dcb1.5 fall (soft landing) off a rocking horse onto carpet. He cried from the scare of it, and I helped him up, then dcg3.5 came up to me and told me that another dcg3.5 had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, yeah! 4542

Oh, yeah!

4542
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Mom2Two
Here's one. 4541

Here's one.

4541
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old...

Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old this child is. It would make a difference. Having dealt this in our long journey with feeding issues, I would just make sure there were some different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Mom2Two
I know...and sometimes these trips are on...

I know...and sometimes these trips are on somewhat short notice. One time my mother came over with four weeks notice. How organized do they think we are?

And I have no idea how one goes about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main...

Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main problems isn't really the dcf: it's the provider, who doesn't (yet) know how to protect herself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mom2Two
If you want to keep the two week notice thing,...

If you want to keep the two week notice thing, you probably need to add some more text that gives exceptions, such as, "unless my polices are being violated after written or verbal notice have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Mom2Two
Same state as Meeko with an international family...

Same state as Meeko with an international family too :) I was told that my mother wasn't allowed to be alone on the same level as dck if she didn't have an FBI check. And that was back when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Mom2Two
I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting...

I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting the child on meds for the pain of the reflux. The child might need a different formula that leaves the stomach more quickly. There's a Good Start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Mom2Two
What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are...

What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are asked to let < 2 yo nap and eat on their own schedule, we are asked to give awake < 2 yo positive interaction at least every 20 mins, and we aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Mom2Two
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mom2Two
Mine this past year have been: Switching to...

Mine this past year have been:

Switching to all vegies for lunch instead of fruit or fruit/vegies and chopping them the night before, ready to go.

Decluttering. It's AWESOME! I've given away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Mom2Two
:-) likethis

:-) likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:16 PM
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Views: 1,168
Posted By Mom2Two
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Mom2Two
Words to live by right there.

Words to live by right there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 12:19 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By Mom2Two
I know I'm repeating some of the above, but... ...

I know I'm repeating some of the above, but...

* Depends on family and the child. Some would look at it as extra babysitting...others only ask if they're having surgery.

* I have extra hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mom2Two
What Are Your Latest And Greatest Tips?

What have you done this past year to tweak, fine-tune, or improve your daycare? What have you done that has made your daycare life soooo much better?

Looking for ideas of what I can work on next....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 01:30 PM
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Views: 603
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't...

Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't like the rule violations, maybe talk to the new owners. Maybe they think just like you.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 01:01 PM
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Views: 807
Posted By Mom2Two
That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.

That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-04-2018, 12:24 PM
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Views: 2,105
Posted By Mom2Two
Oooh, I'm going to look that one up. I make...

Oooh, I'm going to look that one up.

I make cheese/bean torilla wraps that I just microwave enough to get warn. I cut them and serve as much as the kids want.

Other than that, I just serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Mom2Two
That's just awesome. :rolleyes:

That's just awesome. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mom2Two
We are allowed to have ours in our sign in/out...

We are allowed to have ours in our sign in/out folder, which is what I do. The food program wants one of theirs put out on a wall though, and they let me have it on the fridge.

I sometimes think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
I have to add five characters...

I have to add five characters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
I have Youtube in restricted mode. It really...

I have Youtube in restricted mode. It really helps with the creepy stuff, but sometimes it blocks things that I don't see as a problem.



I choose to use common core aligned software in my pre-K...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mom2Two
Bottom line on these is that you offer what you...

Bottom line on these is that you offer what you offer. I would pinch off the conversation if she didn't like what you offer. I definitely wouldn't enroll. It's inappropriate. It would be like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
It's true...there are a couple of rules that are...

It's true...there are a couple of rules that are confusing and I have to fudge on, meaning that the rule doesn't spell out every situation, and I have to choose what is truly in the best interests of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
Good point. And we actually are screen...

Good point.

And we actually are screen free as much as possible. In Summer especially, many weeks have zero screen time. My dcks like each other and prefer to be social with each other. And my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-20-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mom2Two
I would say that it's a good idea to have a...

I would say that it's a good idea to have a means-tested social safety net for those with reasonably unexpected catastrophic medical expenses. Other than that, I would leave things the way they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time?...

Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time? I hold him while I stand and check my email on my laptop, read on dc.c or facebook, read the news website etc. How stupid is this rule????
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