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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Josiegirl
Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be...

Or close at 5 and if not gone, they can be tethered to the mailbox. :lol: Oh yeh, there were some days like that.


Today's Friday, hope it goes well for everyone!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what...

Oh heck no, it's not wrong!!! I don't care what they say about it being a business, to me it was always my home first. If there was something I wanted or didn't want for dc, within regulations, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Josiegirl
I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it...

I need to stop reading these. It doesn't make it go away but it's so heart-breaking to know it happens. :(:confused:

And 284878, your dh's company most likely saved a child's life. What are these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
That used to frustrate me too. :( The last...

That used to frustrate me too. :( The last several years I had great understanding families. But before that, if I wasn't available all the time they let me know with all their whining and 'oh no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly...

IIRC, Blackcat does something like this: Overly praise the others that are following your rules while ignoring his bad behavior(unless he's physical). Then when he chooses to follow the rules, praise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Josiegirl
Your letter sounds very professional and...

Your letter sounds very professional and well-worded. As do your time explanations in your above post. BUT I am simple and need/do simple. It helps maintain simplicity. :) Especially with those who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Josiegirl
Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come....

Be patient; good and respectful dcfs will come. You don't have the time or sanity to put up with people's bs like that. Can you imagine, if you're seeing red flags like that right from the beginning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Josiegirl
There are so many people without good work...

There are so many people without good work ethics, that feel they are owed something, that will take anything they can get and never think of giving themselves.

But to me, many people also strive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do...

I'd have to know more about it, pros/cons, do other countries have it and does it work for them, would it make everybody's financial situations more equal, etc., etc? So many unknown variables but I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-03-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Josiegirl
It might not be worth the time and effort now for...

It might not be worth the time and effort now for the amount of money you'd get, but if enrolling more children is your goal, I say get it started now so you'll be familiar with the program. It can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha this statement reminds me of the first time...

Haha this statement reminds me of the first time I created a set of policies and a contract. I had my son proofread it all because, well, he's always been a LOT smarter than me and much more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Josiegirl
I've been out of it for a year now. I never...

I've been out of it for a year now. I never regretted having an in-home daycare, there were tons of pros. BUT I do wish I'd known more and had more support right from the beginning. I started caring...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-28-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Josiegirl
I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to...

I remember my SIL making some, too. They used to sell material in the stores you could cut/sew into cloth books. They also sold plastic infant friendly washable books but those got chewed, and ripped...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Josiegirl
The way I used to do it was just figure out how...

The way I used to do it was just figure out how many breakfasts, lunches, snacks I served during a year, then my tax accountant would multiply those numbers by what the state allowed per meal. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at...

Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at McDonald's on the way home!
Hey, honeybunches, just ask mommy to stop at the park when you leave dc today!

You get the idea..... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Josiegirl
And who's to say it will even work out for her at...

And who's to say it will even work out for her at all? Then you'd be holding a spot for who-knows-how-long for someone who's not even going to use it. Put yourself(and your family) first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Josiegirl
Nothing is confirmed until you have signed...

Nothing is confirmed until you have signed paperwork, deposit and the first week's rates in hand. Personally, I'd email her and let her know she has until Friday, then you will be interviewing others...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-09-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By Josiegirl
My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being...

My thoughts also, plus I don't see them as being professional about this....their anger and trying to reclaim pay that you say you didn't have to pay, such as vacations, etc. Is it in the contract...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Josiegirl
As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I...

As to the legality of it? Not sure. But TBH I wouldn't step into that quagmire. What would it benefit anyone now? If you feel the need to say anything, I'd just tell them things aren't always what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By Josiegirl
Having fun with kids equals giving them that...

Having fun with kids equals giving them that secure loving feeling that people actually want to spend time with them.

Living up to impossible standards pushed onto providers by state programs...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Josiegirl
Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books....

Omigosh I don't know what I'd do with my books. :o
I remember being a huge Nancy Drew fan in my pre-teen years but didn't read anything else( that wasn't required in school) until I had kids of my...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 04-29-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Josiegirl
Great Book!

I just finished Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I'd seen it all over amazon but just never bothered with it. My sister had it and said 'ya gotta read this one, best book ever'. And she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm...

Lol I would've suggested 1. a nanny(although I'm sure she would've gone through them like cheap shoes too) or 2. she could stay home *gasp* and care for her child herself.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By Josiegirl
Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last...

Towards the end of my dc days. I took the last year off from the STARS program. While I did miss the $$ incentives it was so not worth the extra aggravation, time, and investment of effort I had to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Josiegirl
Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this...

Looks like I'll be missing yard sales this summer; it's one of the few things I enjoy that makes me happy on weekends. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
Updates anyone? Is everyone still hanging in...

Updates anyone?
Is everyone still hanging in there?

I've been reading a lot more, ordering jigsaw puzzles from Bits and Pieces, watching more movies(mostly thrillers) and I've been planning my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are...

Yes, thrift stores!! My stash of donations are piling up and I'm running out of books to read, puzzles to do. Call me cheap but I hate paying full price for those things. :( Plus right before this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Josiegirl
Going to the library. :D Being able to give...

Going to the library. :D

Being able to give and get hugs :(
One a.m. I get a text from one of my former dcms, she says 'don't be worried if you see us at your mailbox on our way to dc'. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,396
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a question: If a provider only has a...

I have a question:
If a provider only has a very small percentage of their regular group of children and therefore not earning nearly as much as before to live on and pay bills, do they have any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,396
Posted By Josiegirl
And that other daycare would be so lucky to have...

And that other daycare would be so lucky to have you. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources...

Oh that's so sad. :( Does she have any sources that come in at all to help her, anyone that'll use masks/gloves and simply visit her(not sure if that's even allowed where she lives)?
I'm sorry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Josiegirl
If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful...

If it were me, I'd be done with the disrespectful and unappreciative dcfs. Their actions speak much louder than anything. It's their choice to not pay you just as much as it's your choice to not take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died...

There was a 5 yo little girl who recently died from this miserable illness. A little while ago, there was a 6 week old baby that died of Covid-19. Where were their choices. :(

Responsible adults...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope, when this is all said and done and life...

I hope, when this is all said and done and life returns to (a new) normal, that you can all go through your current dcfs and show your deep appreciation for *their* deep appreciation by only keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
I have no words Ariana. Why do providers...

I have no words Ariana.
Why do providers receive such disrespect and little regard in some cases? :(
It must be painful. I am sorry. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't understand something. Nothing new there....

I don't understand something. Nothing new there. :rolleyes: Up until this point, we've been allowed to leave our state borders and cross the river to go to Walmart, etc. We're talking small town...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
I do agree with this statement but how does the...

I do agree with this statement but how does the population adapt and learn to live with this virus?

I think the government taking some of it into its own hands, such as mandating(and supplying!!)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
Tell that to the state officials who created all...

Tell that to the state officials who created all those ultra fastidious cleaning regulations for daycare a couple years back. :ouch:
I know. Off topic but.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
"We must protect those that are vulnerable to...

"We must protect those that are vulnerable to this disease but that should not include stopping life for everyone else."

This I agree with 100%. I am confused about the immunity issue though. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
Me too. :o E.J. you said it so much better...

Me too. :o
E.J. you said it so much better than I ever could.
While I am positive we're all pretty sick of living this way, I am NOT willing to sacrifice my dds, my ds, anyone I love to the front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
While I agree with Michael somewhat, putting...

While I agree with Michael somewhat, putting personal faces and relationships into this fight becomes a different battle.
Yes, I agree this battle needs fighting but there has got to be a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,472
Posted By Josiegirl
I won't even get into a Trump discussion lol BUT...

I won't even get into a Trump discussion lol BUT as much as I have seen countries working together on this, I still see so much blame, so many lies, so much 'this will work' without really knowing,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Jo123ABC, so glad to hear you and your new...

Jo123ABC, so glad to hear you and your new baby(and whole family!!) are doing well! Congratulations!!! Your sharing of your children and Easter hunts brings back so many memories of how life used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Josiegirl
Today's also my dh's 69th birthday, he requested...

Today's also my dh's 69th birthday, he requested Stir-Fry Beef and Pineapple Upside Down Cake so that's what we'll be having later. Then we get to video chat with our 3 kids. I went grocery shopping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm excited because our 3 adult kids will be...

I'm excited because our 3 adult kids will be video-chatting with us tomorrow(Sunday)!! We haven't seen them since Christmas. :( It's incredibly difficult having them live so far away. Okay, 1 lives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
lovethislovethislovethis Yep, this crisis...

lovethislovethislovethis

Yep, this crisis will definitely help you all determine the true characters of your dcparents!! It separates the good, bad, and ugly with a deep chasm, doesn't it?? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
Sunchimes :hug::hug: Sending you thoughts of...

Sunchimes :hug::hug:
Sending you thoughts of continued strength and courage, hope and contentment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
That's so nice :)

That's so nice :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Josiegirl
I just got a box from Ocean State Job Lots; 7.99....

I just got a box from Ocean State Job Lots; 7.99.

I still cannot find hand sanitizer anywhere. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch. :)

Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways....

That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways. :ouch:
So Ariana, if and when you ever decide to reopen your dc again, will you take this dcm back? This woman must believe you guys are besties...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,913
Posted By Josiegirl
CH, how are YOU doing in all of this? It's...

CH, how are YOU doing in all of this?

It's encouraging and disheartening how it's all playing out differently for everyone. I guess we all cope the best way we know how; other alternatives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Josiegirl
Can you make your own? I watched a youtube video...

Can you make your own? I watched a youtube video yesterday and she made it look so simple. It was simply a layer of cotton, a layer of flannel, and elastic. I know it's not the fancy schmancy stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok fine, that's true but we haven't seen the end...

Ok fine, that's true but we haven't seen the end of it either.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Josiegirl
Not yet. :(:o Mine is still hanging in there...

Not yet. :(:o Mine is still hanging in there which I can't believe. Procrastination is my middle name.:rolleyes: But thank you for that info; I might need it sooner than later.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Josiegirl
1. Every time I call my kids, they're still...

1. Every time I call my kids, they're still healthy. lovethis
2. My sister and her dh, both of whom I've been able to spend more time with over the past 8 months.
3. Thankful for all the workers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Josiegirl
I read all the time and until the local library...

I read all the time and until the local library closed, I was there every week getting my armful for the week. Now I'm a little lost rereading many of my books on the shelf. Good thing I have quite a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh there are *still* people who don't believe...

Ugh there are *still* people who don't believe this virus is more of a killer than anything else that's ever passed across the planet? Stupid stupid. :( Yes, the whole world has been upended for no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Let's hope that article is right Michael and it...

Let's hope that article is right Michael and it does become the miracle drug for this illness.
I'll remain skeptical until proven. :(

In the meantime, I'm glad the state of Washington is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
Hope your cough goes away soon Ariana!! You don't...

Hope your cough goes away soon Ariana!! You don't need to sit there and worry about having Covid-19 along with everything else going on!! Stay well!!! And hope your dh stays well too!!




You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Josiegirl
Sorry for your losses! You have shared some very...

Sorry for your losses! You have shared some very wise words though.
Kim, how are you doing? How is the family doing? They will be grateful for any and all acts of kindness you can offer them. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
I did manage to find a little bit of flour; made...

I did manage to find a little bit of flour; made peanut butter cookies. :rolleyes: All this stress eating and staying in isn't helping anything.:confused:

I asked the cashier when the best time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
I've given up trying to find hand sanitizer and...

I've given up trying to find hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. But I haven't been able to find bread for 10 days anyplace. :rolleyes: Not even frozen bread dough. I might have to start baking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
There are way too many gaps everywhere, too many...

There are way too many gaps everywhere, too many people still not heeding how contagious this is and how sick a person can get, how it can affect the compromised. :(

A former dcm posted a picture...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
You never realize how much you depend on your...

You never realize how much you depend on your local services until they're no longer available. :( My vet called yesterday to cancel an upcoming appt. I had scheduled; only emergencies now. My dog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't know about you but this whole virus scare...

I don't know about you but this whole virus scare has everybody on edge. Probably including dcparents. :( Everybody trying to get through it the best they can is wreaking havoc on all our psyches. :o...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope you can come to a viable decision for you...

I hope you can come to a viable decision for you and dh. :( Only you can determine which choice to make. Are there things you can cut out to decrease living expenses? Is your local area doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh no :( My heart hurts for you, your friend and...

Oh no :( My heart hurts for you, your friend and her family. :( That's terribly sad. I think a text right now is okay but try to follow up soon with a call, even if you have to cut it short due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
People have just got to stay put, best they can....

People have just got to stay put, best they can. No more restaurants, libraries, no unnecessary trips to the banks, thrift stores, post office, etc.,don't go anywhere in public unless you absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
I talked with my sister over the phone this a.m.,...

I talked with my sister over the phone this a.m., about the grocery stores not opening until 10 today. She said 'what good will that do? More people will be crowded into less time'. And she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Headed out to my local supermarket this a.m.,...

Headed out to my local supermarket this a.m., they open at 7 and I was hoping to beat most everybody else(and their germs):o. But the sign on the door says opening at 10. Life is definitely shifting,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
I knew there was a good reason I've always wanted...

I knew there was a good reason I've always wanted to be a hermit. :o

On a good note, our governor just shut down all our schools through out the state, starting tomorrow at the end of the school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Can someone explain to me how it works for people...

Can someone explain to me how it works for people traveling abroad and trying to get back home now? I saw where Trump imposed a 30 day ban for flying into the U.S., except for certain groups of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Josiegirl
Please believe you did NOTHING wrong. YOU were...

Please believe you did NOTHING wrong. YOU were the only one who tried to make positive changes to help those children. It's everyone else who stayed quiet who ought to be feeling the guilt you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Ok so...my niece is in the middle of a trip to...

Ok so...my niece is in the middle of a trip to Texas, not near all the infected areas(but who really knows???) and is going back home, via Logan in Boston, early next week. Then she drives back home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Two "known" cases. My feeling is where there are...

Two "known" cases. My feeling is where there are 2, there's got to be more. How many cases are going unreported, undetected and untested? I feel many of the people who become sick with this are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Josiegirl
I learned over time, to ask myself how this would...

I learned over time, to ask myself how this would benefit my family. PLEASE don't put your ds 2nd to a dcm. ESPECIALLY is she's working from home!!!! SHE can either plan differently or find someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
My niece flew out of Logan yesterday, into Dallas...

My niece flew out of Logan yesterday, into Dallas and I thought she'd notice a big decline in travelers but evidently nope, people are still flying. I wonder if it's because they don't want to lose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2020, 03:31 AM
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Posted By Josiegirl
I thought I read the opposite....not as easy to...

I thought I read the opposite....not as easy to catch as the flu but more lethal? Could be I totally screwed it around in my aging brain though. :rolleyes:

My sister feels it's been here for quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:38 AM
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Views: 330
Posted By Josiegirl
Youngest will be 2 yo in May, then 3, 3 and...

Youngest will be 2 yo in May, then 3, 3 and oldest is almost 7.

Thanks for the ideas so far! Starting a list so if you have more..... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 03:10 AM
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Views: 330
Posted By Josiegirl
Easter Egg Hunt

I know it's early yet. :o
But I'm in the beginning efforts of planning an egg hunt here with my former dcfs. I have no idea what I'm doing but I've always wanted to have one. Any ideas or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 03:03 AM
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Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
BC, that is just really strange and does make a...

BC, that is just really strange and does make a person wonder!!!

Valerie, I understand your feelings. I wasn't that concerned when this virus was more of a 'far away' thing but people are dying in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 02:34 AM
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Views: 335,146
Posted By Josiegirl
Yesterday was a lot of fun! But I'm still glad I...

Yesterday was a lot of fun! But I'm still glad I don't do this 5x a week and have no idea how I did it before I retired. I had my 2 former dcgs over for the day yesterday. They were really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, one of my dds lives very close to the place...

Ugh, one of my dds lives very close to the place in Washington that has had 2 people die from this. :( I know they're doing what they can to keep this virus in check but they can't do everything....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2020, 02:19 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Josiegirl
Yes, winter always seems so much longer this time...

Yes, winter always seems so much longer this time of year. :( When you know spring is just around the corner, or the next corner, or come on already!!
I don't understand why "lesson planning" even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh boy I can relate. I had a couple lingerers...

Oh boy I can relate. I had a couple lingerers that would stick around and chat with each other as if I wasn't even there while their kids took advantage and ran amok. :eek:
I was terrible at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,255
Posted By Josiegirl
I wouldn't be normally except my dh works at the...

I wouldn't be normally except my dh works at the high school with a dorm program where kids go overseas all the time. They offer trips abroad and some kids were on a trip to Italy recently that got...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-21-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Josiegirl
This Is How It Always Is

By Laurie Frankel

Amazing novel written about a family with 5 boys, but 1 of them wants to be a girl. The author actually has a transgender child but this is an entirely fictional story, not based...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh. Winter. Go away. NOW. It's -10 F...

Ugh.
Winter.
Go away.
NOW.

It's -10 F this a.m. But is predicted to be 25 F by noon. Next week in the 40's and I can't wait!!

We truly haven't had that much snow, lakes are iffy as far as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,804
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 649,974
Posted By Josiegirl
That used to be a pet peeve of mine too. A parent...

That used to be a pet peeve of mine too. A parent would interject comments or question something I was doing, even if it didn't involve his own child/ren. He did that several times and it seemed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, agree with CH. The more you tell, the more...

Yep, agree with CH. The more you tell, the more they can pick apart, manipulate or become passive-aggressive about. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh No!! I hope you feel better soon! :( Have you...

Oh No!! I hope you feel better soon! :( Have you been working all this time? Wish providers could just close up shop when they are ill. :( It takes a lot to recuperate to begin with but if you're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh, that's a bit too personal for a job...

Yeh, that's a bit too personal for a job interview IMO but then I'm not a huggy feely type. I'd keep looking and good luck!! Hope you find just the right fit!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Josiegirl
It depends on how she's handling herself since...

It depends on how she's handling herself since then? Did she admit she had a problem and is treating it, seeking help or did she go on the defense and give excuses? It also depends on the type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Josiegirl
My dcks loved the light table! And Pinterest has...

My dcks loved the light table! And Pinterest has a bunch of extra ideas using things you might very well already have around your house. I bought an accessory set to go with mine too and the dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Josiegirl
I think I'd also want him to be seen by a dr.,...

I think I'd also want him to be seen by a dr., just for my own peace of mind. It could be they're terribly embarrassed by the whole situation; at least I'd like to give the dcm the benefit of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my. :( Some things are hard to prove and I can...

Oh my. :( Some things are hard to prove and I can understand the state not rushing in without tangible evidence. :( OTOH it's truly sad that those people never stepped up with you to support you and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By Josiegirl
Here's hoping your job improves greatly now and...

Here's hoping your job improves greatly now and you can feel much better about it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes to this! Take charge and stop having these...

Yes to this! Take charge and stop having these back n forth conversations with dcm. Make sure your policies are airtight and stick to them 100%. And do not worry about dcm and her future dc plans;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, that sounds ridiculous about the food...

Wow, that sounds ridiculous about the food program and hope you can get that worked out to your benefit!! But if you only qualify for tier 1, don't you get to write off more when it comes tax time?...
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