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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
There are no steps. I'm not sure what you mean...

There are no steps. I'm not sure what you mean by actively potty training, because to me, it sounds like he is using the adult concept of potty training to test his control over a situation. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My daughter loves to draw and would go through so...

My daughter loves to draw and would go through so much paper, especially since her drawings were very small characters. So now we keep a scissors handy and cut out any extra paper on things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 459
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have a bit of a theory as to why this is...

I have a bit of a theory as to why this is happening more. It is not being distracted, in my opinion. It is being dissociated from reality. In a variety of ways. When we scroll through facebook,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
That's what I got from it too. And if that's the...

That's what I got from it too. And if that's the case, I can't believe someone actually thinks it works that way. In my case, three months worth of compensation would be close to $3,000! If a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,129
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you want reliable care, then you pay someone...

If you want reliable care, then you pay someone to do , regardless of attendance. It doesn't matter if they're family or not. But you think you shouldn't even pay family. Even though they have your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. I have met few kids I could not handle,...

I agree. I have met few kids I could not handle, but many parents. If mom is getting kicked out, it could be because she did not adress the issue until it became an issue...as in, she now needs new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Does he get dropped off and picked up at the same...

Does he get dropped off and picked up at the same time every day? If everything is the exact same each day, yet some days he sleeps 3 hours, and some days he sleeps none, then it might just be his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It is so crazy that I found this post, because a...

It is so crazy that I found this post, because a similar situation just happened to me. My kids are in Kindergarden and 2nd grade and they ride the bus to after school care some days (library and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think you're being childish. We live in a...

I don't think you're being childish. We live in a society that is on Facebook, and parents want the pictures and the updates and all the cute stuff, so wanting to be acknowledged for providing it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I've heard this quite a few times, and I'm just...

I've heard this quite a few times, and I'm just curious where I can find more info on this. Every single baby I've ever cared for, bottle or breast, has increased the amount of milk they've taken as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have an 8 month old old small dog who is...

I have an 8 month old old small dog who is chewing everything...i wonder if this might help him. Learn something new everyday!:lol:

As for giving raw or cold veggie for BLW, that is not how I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be concerned with his development. He...

I would be concerned with his development. He definitely needs tummy time. Nannyde has some great videos on tips for tummy time. The weight and lack of muscle tone are definitely worth keeping an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,338
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
A new environment and distraction can definitely...

A new environment and distraction can definitely be a reason, but if the child is consistently having accidents at daycare, then in my opinion, the child is not totally potty trained. My best potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The passive aggressive me would snuggle the baby...

The passive aggressive me would snuggle the baby tomorrow morning at drop off and say, "Was mommy nice to you last night?"...said in whatever tone she used. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Hope everything is okay for you and your husband,...

Hope everything is okay for you and your husband, BC!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
When I lived in Texas, we went to a few different...

When I lived in Texas, we went to a few different indoor playgrounds. They were awesome! We especially loved the few that didn't have a whole lot of Jungle gyms, but had a lot of different centers. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It doesn't sound like the first conversation was...

It doesn't sound like the first conversation was clear. Did she say dcg is going to start going all day to her preschool, so I will no longer need care for Her? Or did she just tell you she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think she has to mention where she found...

I don't think she has to mention where she found info that concerns her and I also do not discuss clients with other people. Sounds like OP was given info that has her worried, so again I would just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would talk to them. Too many assumptions being...

I would talk to them. Too many assumptions being made and it would bother me, so I would ask what their plans are and make it clear that the spot is filled with another child as of XX date. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
When you decided not to return, did you speak...

When you decided not to return, did you speak with the provider and ask if you would receive a refund for the two unused days? Personally, if I stop a check, it cost me a fee to do so, so if you had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would not water down the milk either. I'm not...

I would not water down the milk either. I'm not sure that would even be allowed for the food program. Of course, plenty of water and veggies will help, but I personally think a lot of constipation in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
In daycare, it is the behaviors that leave marks...

In daycare, it is the behaviors that leave marks that are the WORST for your business...biting being number one. Parents do not want to see marks on their kid and after 3 times, I am surprised mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Was she premature or is there another reason for...

Was she premature or is there another reason for all the illness? What age is she? If she is crying due to pain or discomfort, then I would suggest a sit down with parents. It does no good for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Talking Same here. My illness policy included being...

Same here. My illness policy included being unable to participate, so excessive crying would be grounds for pick up.

Now that being said, if this is your niece, I would be fairly firm with Mom. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I had a few Kens, but I mostly played with GI...

I had a few Kens, but I mostly played with GI Joe's! They were more manly and their limbs had more joints so you could move them. I loved the actual fuzzy beard too:D. My barbies needed real men...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-03-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I used to think I had to change it up a lot, and...

I used to think I had to change it up a lot, and then I just embraced the same meals every single week. The kids like those meals, they eat those meals, and they are creatures of habit, so it makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't give refunds, so I would just count the...

I don't give refunds, so I would just count the two weeks for what it is. If their last day is May 8th, then the money covers Apr 25- may 8th. When they make their last payment for the week of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,326
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
This is an old post, but I just wanted to...

This is an old post, but I just wanted to recommend that you don't ask your other families for permission in enrolling an unvaccinated child. I would think that would be a breach of confidentiality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't understand either. If they come, they...

I don't understand either. If they come, they pay. Prepay will stop them from running out on what they owe.

Two things...if they reported you, why are you still caring for the kids? And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My sweet spot is 5 kids, and I would prefer 5...

My sweet spot is 5 kids, and I would prefer 5 infants, but my state won't allow it. That being said, me caring for 5 babies is a lot different when you add in another adult and five more babies. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ooh, I love babies that age! So snuggly! I...

Ooh, I love babies that age! So snuggly! I would ask what their routine is and how much baby drinks, sleeps, ect. Get a feeler for what the baby is used to, but the benefit of a fresh baby is that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would have the eight-month-old dropped off...

I would have the eight-month-old dropped off already fed. If a baby needs a bottle within 30 minutes of drop off, it's easier for the parent to feed prior to coming to daycare. If that won't work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
How old is he? I would give him a third bottle...

How old is he? I would give him a third bottle before pick up, otherwise he is going a long time between feeds and will prob be very hungry on the way home.

I base everything off of feed time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,000
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Slow clap for all of what you just...

Slow clap for all of what you just said!happyface. I'm seeing so many parents who feel they know everything about parenting and will give you their opinion on every last situation, but they spend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
No, they tend to sleep through the night. During...

No, they tend to sleep through the night. During the day, you maintain the eat, play, sleep on a 3-4 hour schedule, but at night, you let them wake on their own, feed, right back to bed. Because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would tell your sister to tell her husband to...

I would tell your sister to tell her husband to knock it off. My husband's mother is called Nana. And when she comes around daycare kids she is called Nana by everyone. She loves it and the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I dont think it's ignorance. I think it's willful...

I dont think it's ignorance. I think it's willful ignorance. What you don't know, can't hurt you right?;) I was a nursing major and if you don't know that fever is a symptom, not a disease, then i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Welcome to the world of daycare!happyface Because...

Welcome to the world of daycare!happyface Because you are a bit newer, I just wanted to give you a little heads up on something I have experienced in the past. When it comes to field trips, some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It sounds like she might be looking for other...

It sounds like she might be looking for other care and is stalling so she doesn't sign a contract she can't fulfill. Ask her at pick up to fill it out before leaving. If she won't, then follow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would make them to commit to one specific form...

I would make them to commit to one specific form of pay. They either pay monthly every time or weekly every time, but there is no going back and forth. As for reminders, I would stop reminding and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=629...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62954&highlight=Stairs


Check out nannyde's post...#31...it is specific to your situation. Darn parents can be more clumsy than the kids!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If she is on your property, then I think you...

If she is on your property, then I think you could potentially be liable. That is what insurance is for since you have the "public" in your home for business purposes. Hopefully someone can give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I tell them that if they have an appointment...

I tell them that if they have an appointment scheduled for the afternoon, they need to pick up the child before naptime which starts at 12 and like BC, only one pick up/drop off per day, so they...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I just want to add, that is far as claiming your...

I just want to add, that is far as claiming your income, you should definitely do that. You don't want to get in trouble with the IRS over these people. But as for their info, let them figure it out....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Parents never cease to amaze me.:rolleyes: so...

Parents never cease to amaze me.:rolleyes: so they have your EIN from the previous year and they have bank statements showing their amounts paid, yet they want YOU to supply them with the info they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree. I would term for that obvious...

I agree. I would term for that obvious disrespect right off the bat. Why work with someone who would treat you that way? Her child learned those words somewhere.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Very true! Tone is often hard to "hear"! :lol: ...

Very true! Tone is often hard to "hear"! :lol: If they have a great dc relationship, I am sure it was a funny moment, but if not, then maybe it was passive aggressive? The OP didn't "sound" happy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Do they know why she is so gassy? Does she drink...

Do they know why she is so gassy? Does she drink breast milk or formula? At 6 months, I guess it would be odd to me that she would be so upset anytime she is on her tummy. Most babies would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
How much is 8 cases? Does that mean 8 boxes,...

How much is 8 cases? Does that mean 8 boxes, because that is like a 1000 diapers and I just can't imagine even a new parent supplying that much! I mean, kudos to them for being proactive, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
At 6 months I would expect she could get her...

At 6 months I would expect she could get her forearms on the ground and put her head up. I did d it odd not to be fairly good at rolling. Does she have any delays or is it just that she never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have to agree with pestle. You are setting...

I have to agree with pestle. You are setting yourself up for failure. You do have a choice. You do not have to work there and you do not have to work there under those conditions. Unfortunately, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree with you. Sounds like it's more a...

I agree with you. Sounds like it's more a disagreement in parenting styles. A lot of new parents take that "don't say no" philosophy a bit too literally.:lol: I'm like you midwestmom. I give...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-22-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 139,939
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you are confused. Each daycare is allowed...

I think you are confused. Each daycare is allowed a certain amount of children that they are allowed to take. The slot you are referring to is not the number of days, it is the number of children a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Mine is under Pick Up/Drop Off Policy section and...

Mine is under Pick Up/Drop Off Policy section and just says something like, "Pick up and drop offs can be a difficult transition time for children in daycare. Due to this, I allow for one pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Your contract is with mom and the kids left your...

Your contract is with mom and the kids left your house, which means he was trespassing on your property. With his threatening verbiage and history of violence, I would think a restraining order...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
"Yes, you can absolutely drop in to pick up your...

"Yes, you can absolutely drop in to pick up your child anytime! I appreciate a heads up during nap hours, as it allows me to make the pick up as least disturbing to the others as possible, but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I noticed you let him return the next day after...

I noticed you let him return the next day after being absent but it would be quite convenient if his puking magically stopped at the 24 hr mark. Did he throw up at all on tues/thurs while at home? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would file a restraining order and let the PD...

I would file a restraining order and let the PD know EXACTLY what happened. If they have previous records, then at least the PD is aware of the situation and may have more knowledge on whether it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
It is like that old saying, "if momma ain't...

It is like that old saying, "if momma ain't happy, nobody is happy!" They want daycare to provide these stress free, nurturing environments, yet they never seem to factor in the provider's stress...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
This is what I thought as well. But the mental...

This is what I thought as well. But the mental health and well being of the provider is rarely considered. And after he/she snaps, the entire community of providers are condemned as monsters and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I wouldn't substitute juice for milk, whether...

I wouldn't substitute juice for milk, whether fruit or vegetable juice. I would have them make a doc trip to discuss the possible milk allergy and get advice from the doc on substitutes for cows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,495
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Cool The only child I cared for who had therapies was...

The only child I cared for who had therapies was when I was a nanny. He had autism and his behavioral and occupational therapist would come a few times a week. Mom scheduled this specifically so she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have been in this situation so the way I...

I have been in this situation so the way I remedied it was that I just closed and refunded. It stinks taking the pay cut, but I also don't want to work for one or two families and take care of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Yes to this! I will add one...No, that will not...

Yes to this! I will add one...No, that will not work for me.

You have to say no or they will continue to take advantage of your kind nature. Be strong! You can do it!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
What is kind of ironic is that once they get to...

What is kind of ironic is that once they get to school, they will get a lot of screen time. Not necessarily tv, but computers/tablets. Many schools are budgeting for every kid to have their own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
You are kind to even give her the chance for drop...

You are kind to even give her the chance for drop in care those days. You are closed and she knew this and now she must do what every other parent does when they work during holiday times...figure...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-18-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
From what I read, it should benefit everyone,...

From what I read, it should benefit everyone, because it reduces rates. Of course, wealthier will be benefited more, because they pay more taxes, but I think it reduces the tax burden on the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Whoa! Those words are way too hard and not in...

Whoa! Those words are way too hard and not in line with phonetics. They usually learn the long and short vowel sounds so the words go in line with those. Hence words like cat, bat, hat, ect. I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I'm not! I use a vinegar solution to clean pretty...

I'm not! I use a vinegar solution to clean pretty much every surface in my house. I use hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, lemon, ect. Besides the smell, i dont understand why someone would be anti...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think you should pay your notice and stop...

I think you should pay your notice and stop bringing her if you feel this way. Hopefully you have room in your daycare ratios to keep her home without having to end care of one of your other daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would text mom and ask when he is coming. ...

I would text mom and ask when he is coming. "Dcm, unfortunately, a 2:30 drop off will not work for me as it will disrupt the group during nap time. Please bring him prior to 1:00 (or whenever nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Oh I see! I think I would get a little more clear...

Oh I see! I think I would get a little more clear on your time off. Personal days vs sick days vs vacation can get confusong so I would charge every day of the year regardless of closing, or I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
In that case, then I would charge.:) Just...

In that case, then I would charge.:)

Just curious though, if you charge regardless, why did you tell them you wouldn't charge for the few days that you're taking off for doctor's appointments?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Do you have personal or sick days written into...

Do you have personal or sick days written into your contract? If you do, I would just let them know you're taking a personal day and payment is as usual. If you don't, then personally, I would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
First off, I'm so sorry you're going through...

First off, I'm so sorry you're going through this.:hug: We can work so hard at our business and one day everything can just seem to go to hell.:(

I would definitely consult with an attorney and I...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-28-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If your thought process was simple, why did you...

If your thought process was simple, why did you need time to think about it? Why not just say no? Or were you planning to secure other childcare before you quit? Sounds like you were one foot out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,670
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Nope! I agree with you. I do think that it...

Nope! I agree with you. I do think that it depends upon the people you're talking too though. For people I know who are on Facebook and actually participate, like post things, like things, Etc, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2017, 03:38 PM
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Views: 998
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Happy thanksgiving to all of you!!🦃🦃

Happy thanksgiving to all of you!!🦃🦃
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 12:26 PM
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Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
But that is your perception. An extra $12-15 a...

But that is your perception. An extra $12-15 a week may not seem like a big deal to you, but to many parents calling around for rates, hearing $140 versus $155 IS a major deal. Keep in mind that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-22-2017, 07:33 AM
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Views: 139,939
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
The current perception of daycare is that it's...

The current perception of daycare is that it's too expensive. What you are asking us to do is to make it even more expensive per week or per month to account for the days we are closed for vacation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
40 pounds at 11 months??? Are you sure on that...

40 pounds at 11 months??? Are you sure on that number? It is beside the point, but my eyes went :eek::eek: when I read that! My 5 year old is 37 pounds!

As for the carseat stuff, I would do as...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-21-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Did the person provide care for your child? If...

Did the person provide care for your child? If yes, then you owe her the money for the work she did. If you are mad about the licensing, go to the school and complain, since they must have dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
No, it is definitely a trend. Whole, organic...

No, it is definitely a trend. Whole, organic foods are the newest thing, but since kids are picky, fruits are the easiest to get them to eat. Whenever a family says they only eat organic, whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I typed that bolded question in google and it...

I typed that bolded question in google and it brings you directly to the DHS site for Hawaii (humanservices.hawaii.gov), so there is your answer. The phone number is on the bottom.

On the site,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
Ours stays at 68 and it is 12 degrees outside...

Ours stays at 68 and it is 12 degrees outside here. I would be roasting at 72 and keep in mind, kids are moving around, so they tend to stay warmer. I would layer some clothes if certain kids seem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I think this is very true and a big reason...

I think this is very true and a big reason kindergarten teachers are having a tough time. Parents are not setting their kids up to adapt and succeed in different environments. Instead, they change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I do it for my own my kids and they love it. I...

I do it for my own my kids and they love it. I only do it about ten days before Christmas Day. The first time, I started right after Thanksgiving and it was just too long. Little kids don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 04:42 PM
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Views: 1,316
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would do no nap in the morning and he goes down...

I would do no nap in the morning and he goes down at 12:30-1:00 with everyone else. If you can keep him separated, that will help with the crying till he gets the drift, but if you don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 04:36 PM
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Views: 1,789
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree with BC that it probably starts as...

I agree with BC that it probably starts as something cute at first and is perpetuated until it is a necessity. I bet it also starts as a security item for the parents too. They can't little johnny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,446
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I would be weary of someone who calls off a lot...

I would be weary of someone who calls off a lot and probably suggest a doc trip at that point, but I get sick and don't go to the doc every time because it's a waste of time and money. And everyone's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,446
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I don't think a doc note is necessary, but I...

I don't think a doc note is necessary, but I would want to know what they are sick with because, just like kids, I don't want them bringing a highly contagious illness into my home. I think doing 10...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-25-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
My new favorite recipe is Parmesan Crusted...

My new favorite recipe is Parmesan Crusted chicken. Not sure what your kids will think, but mine love it! Take chicken breast and marinade in italian dressing, any kind.
Grill chicken or cook on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I just want to say something in regards to...

I just want to say something in regards to nannies. I was a nanny for close to 10 years and it is EXACTLY like a daycare relationship in terms of parental responsibility. If parents don't stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If you read the comments, they are more...

If you read the comments, they are more interesting than the article. It seems that Geisel did what many do not. He visited Japan and other countries, became more educated, and learned from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,319
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I have more experience with bottle fed, but for...

I have more experience with bottle fed, but for my own babies, I would do 15-20 min on each breast, because it seemed to leave them the most satisfied. Also, when I pumped, I pretty much got 3-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,319
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
If he is only there four hours, I would bet the...

If he is only there four hours, I would bet the crying was due to being tired, versus hunger. If mom fed him and he ate well, I would give him a bit of tummy time and play, then lay him down for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I work at a steakhouse...red meat is an integral...

I work at a steakhouse...red meat is an integral part of my diet.:D. I usually eat steak and eggs for breakfast, so definitely not a shortage of protein here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I agree!! I serve tables at night and you don't...

I agree!! I serve tables at night and you don't know how many times I roll my eyes at Parents!
"Mom I want sprite!"
"No honey. It has too much sugar and is not healthy. He will have a chocolate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
likethislikethis Me too! I like the height...

likethislikethis

Me too! I like the height of them. Sleep...no. but I like them better than the bouncy chairs and whatnot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,557
Posted By mommyneedsadayoff
I go to Facebook for the drama, and come here for...

I go to Facebook for the drama, and come here for the sanity! It is nice to know that you can come here for advice and support and no one will call you an idiot. Hot topics like political views are...
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