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Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-21-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
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, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
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, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
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, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
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, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
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, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
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, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
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, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
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, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
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, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
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, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
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?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm with Jo, lol, there is no more normal. :)...

I'm with Jo, lol, there is no more normal. :) Four yos are dramatic little creatures. And it wouldn't surprise me that this dcg gets lots of attention at home for things like this. You know, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Josiegirl
Springbear, you're absolutely right for cases of...

Springbear, you're absolutely right for cases of trauma but I feel 99.9% of the cases where children are being carried in/out are not trauma based, just a case of momma not letting their child grow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,823
Posted By Josiegirl
While the weather has been terrible for the past...

While the weather has been terrible for the past couple of days, snow and freezing rain, it's ended up being absolutely gorgeous outside. The trees are all encased in a blanket of ice and snow,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,578
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh boy :rolleyes:

Oh boy :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,578
Posted By Josiegirl
I hope everybody's week improves!!! Nothing like...

I hope everybody's week improves!!! Nothing like annoyances to make a long season that much longer. :(
Feel better CH!

My only gripe ATM is when adults don't wash their hands. :confused::mad:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,578
Posted By Josiegirl
Say what???? And that promotes quality childcare...

Say what???? And that promotes quality childcare how.....??
Ridiculous. SMH I swear people sitting at those desks have too much time on their hands.:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
Along the lines of illness-even with dcks...

Along the lines of illness-even with dcks traipsing through the doors daily with 1 runny nose after another, I was always pretty lucky in maybe contracting something once a year. My dh is on his 3rd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Josiegirl
Glad dcb is doing a bit better and hope that...

Glad dcb is doing a bit better and hope that trend continues! Congrats on filling a spot too :)

Hope ds feels better soon. :( Stomach bugs are nasty little things but thankfully kids are pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
You know how when you live with something so...

You know how when you live with something so often that you hardly notice it anymore? Just sayin'. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Josiegirl
You might be out of a job but you know you did...

You might be out of a job but you know you did what was right. You were the advocate for those children and were the only one brave enough to risk everything. Shame on the others who chose to hide....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Josiegirl
Well that changes my answer. :o Then you...

Well that changes my answer. :o Then you shouldn't let her life's circumstances dictate when you choose to retire. :) You've worked long and hard for retirement and have earned it. Please don't feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, that's a lot for any person to have happen...

Wow, that's a lot for any person to have happen in such a short time. :( I agree that if you want to tell her you'll keep her child for as long as it takes, then there's no harm done and it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Josiegirl
Just curious how it's going? Keeping a...

Just curious how it's going? Keeping a challenging little one can be very stressful and increase chances of burn out. :( Have you made a decision or talked with dcp anymore?
Looking back, I remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Josiegirl
Hmmm, I'm not sure I understand why you would...

Hmmm, I'm not sure I understand why you would need to close for a week to work on advertising?? Not that it's my business :o but I've always found word of mouth works best for advertising and closing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Josiegirl
See those 4 replies above mine?? Listen to them....

See those 4 replies above mine?? Listen to them. Very wise and wonderful. :)
It sounds like your stress has been building up for awhile and against what you're feeling, I think it's the perfect time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Josiegirl
Good luck to you!! I was never in that position...

Good luck to you!! I was never in that position but many others here have been and it never seems to amount to much. :( Especially if you're a new-ish employee. BUT you know what you need to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Josiegirl
These both sound great! I think you'll have to be...

These both sound great! I think you'll have to be very upfront and professional with this because it sounds like she likes to linger and gab. That's NOT a great way to end anyone's day. Especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By Josiegirl
It's so sad to hear you say these things. I keep...

It's so sad to hear you say these things. I keep thinking there has to be good places out there, more than we think there are. :( Child care is such a 'fine line' type of business; what some see as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Josiegirl
I know this wasn't your question but have you...

I know this wasn't your question but have you tried talking with dcm and coming up with a behavioral plan for dcb? Can you put him in a separate area to play alone because he 'cannot hit others'?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
LilDiddle, congratulations for being upfront with...

LilDiddle, congratulations for being upfront with dcm!! Sometimes confrontation IS hard BUT it also earns the respect you so deserve! Worst case scenario is she keeps shopping for cheaper dc who she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
Ain't that the truth!!! Chances are if she's...

Ain't that the truth!!! Chances are if she's switching dcproviders that easily, she wasn't being very reliable/trustworthy anyways; plus after telling you her SA would be coming and they're not?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd hand them a notice on Friday, while telling...

I'd hand them a notice on Friday, while telling them what it is. Maybe offer them a list of providers or resources if they need help with finding someone. I don't know about your area but dc is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh wow, it's got to be hard working with such...

Oh wow, it's got to be hard working with such unappreciative disrespectful parents. :( Any way at all you can start searching for new dcfs? Replace one at a time? At the very least, I think I'd send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Josiegirl
Life is short so I'd try to let it roll of my...

Life is short so I'd try to let it roll of my back. IF she had come right out and been downright disrespectful or rude I'd let her know. But with a comment like that, it's too easy to take it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By Josiegirl
This....and I'm so very sorry for your loss. :(...

This....and I'm so very sorry for your loss. :( Honestly, I would let their parents do the majority of the answering questions for their little ones because everyone has their own beliefs. But don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Josiegirl
I just replied to your other post but after...

I just replied to your other post but after reading all these posters' replies, I think if you stand up to this dcm and use some of these tactics above, then maybe it'll be a learning curve for her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Josiegirl
Egads, how long did she last? Or did she ease up...

Egads, how long did she last? Or did she ease up and get better?

I think it would be difficult keeping a parent who called the shots as much as the OP's does. I've had some who've tried but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Josiegirl
Is there a main focus or theme to your dc? Do you...

Is there a main focus or theme to your dc? Do you have a motto, etc. that you can build on?
When is the banquet? If it's more toward late winter/spring, maybe a gardening basket for kids.
Or choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Josiegirl
Lol as was said in the tags, 'parents are...

Lol as was said in the tags, 'parents are clueless' as to what providers do each day. I'm sure she is overwhelmed getting 3 kids out the door every morning but double that, for you, every time you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. I don't envy those of you who have to work...

Yep. I don't envy those of you who have to work under a centers' rules. :( Especially if they're questionable. You know what's right or wrong. If you don't feel good about it, try to make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Josiegirl
I've always felt teachers were severely underpaid...

I've always felt teachers were severely underpaid for the job they do. Kids have always been disrespectful but not to the point they are these days. :( Parents give up their authority and when kids...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for the replies! I'm happy to mail 3...

Thank you for the replies!
I'm happy to mail 3 of my former dcfs their statements; I don't know another dcf's address while the 5th dcf and I kind of had a bumpy go of it the whole way.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-31-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Josiegirl
Whose Responsibility?

Is it up to the parent to contact me for their tax information or should I just go ahead and mail them all out? I won't be seeing anyone since I'm done dc.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-31-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Josiegirl
Girl Wash Your Face

I don't read a lot of motivational type books; none that I get much out of anyways. But Rachel Hollis's book is very inspirational, charged, and funny too. If you are looking to change your life, or...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-30-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Josiegirl
The Honey Bus

It's a great book, a memoir of the author's(Meredith May) childhood years. The thing I found most fascinating about it was everything I learned about honey bees. They're truly amazing little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm sure it's difficult to not expect the 'other...

I'm sure it's difficult to not expect the 'other shoe to drop'. BUT there are so many success stories out there. Find positive people who have been through similar circumstances and ignore the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,735
Posted By Josiegirl
I used to get the question of who's a better...

I used to get the question of who's a better cook. :rolleyes:
Thankfully, according to the parents, I usually fared pretty well. Lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Josiegirl
Congratulations on your almost-here-baby!! :) Do...

Congratulations on your almost-here-baby!! :) Do you know if it's a she or he? Hope everything goes well for you, what a wonderful gift to receive this time of year!! Well, anytime of year. ;)
And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Josiegirl
Despite your fears of talking with this scary...

Despite your fears of talking with this scary person, if you want anything to change, that's what you'll probably have to do. Are there other openings available besides room 2? Maybe if you gave her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By Josiegirl
Even if you didn't have this trip planned, that...

Even if you didn't have this trip planned, that dcf crossed the line by sending a sick kid to dc. :(:mad: I'd tell them they're on probation and if it ever happens again, they're history,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree. Keep reporting because they'll keep...

I agree. Keep reporting because they'll keep track. Enough complaints and they should step in, right?? It's got to be challenging for the agencies to do the right thing unless somebody is caught in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By Josiegirl
One idea we did during our Christmas parties was...

One idea we did during our Christmas parties was a book exchange; the kids enjoyed that a lot. And decorating graham cracker houses. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By Josiegirl
Egads, that's so sad really. :( So many quality...

Egads, that's so sad really. :( So many quality programs going by the wayside because they don't want to get/stay wrapped up in all the paperwork and requirements. They're now going to require our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By Josiegirl
Love it! I can picture something like this as...

Love it! I can picture something like this as being one of their fond memories of being in daycare. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By Josiegirl
Cute idea!! Bet they love seeing each other all...

Cute idea!! Bet they love seeing each other all dressed in jammies and looking like their friends. :) My dcks always used to love pajama days. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By Josiegirl
I've had those parents, daily notes accumulating...

I've had those parents, daily notes accumulating in their bags until the next week and I've had those that read every single word I wrote in their daily notes. I absolutely adored those parents and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Josiegirl
"I should've gotten a dog" From one dcm having a...

"I should've gotten a dog" From one dcm having a hard time handling her ds.
People don't think how one little comment or action can affect their child for years down the road. Or forever. :( And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By Josiegirl
That was my 1st thought as well.

That was my 1st thought as well.
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-07-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Josiegirl
'Nuther great book

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-alice-network-kate-quinn/1124588993?st=SEM&sid=BNB_%5BADL%5D%20%5BDSA%5D%20Dynamic%20Search%20Ads&sourceId=SEMBiNBR&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Bing_c&msclkid=85c61451480f...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Josiegirl
How did it go Ariana?

How did it go Ariana?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,259
Posted By Josiegirl
Now *there's* a question I wish some parents...

Now *there's* a question I wish some parents could answer honestly. :rolleyes:
I truly think a lot of parents don't realize what a commitment parenting is. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,823
Posted By Josiegirl
Very nice BC very nice!!!

Very nice BC very nice!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,823
Posted By Josiegirl
Deer hunting season ended this past...

Deer hunting season ended this past week.happyface First thing I did getting out of bed this a.m. was peek out my living room windows and there were 4 deer at my bird feeders. :) I LOVE watching the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Josiegirl
She out and out lied to you!!!! She'd be gone. :(...

She out and out lied to you!!!! She'd be gone. :( Not playing by the rules, creating health issues for everyone else, who needs that @rap?? It's not worth the money. And yes, I'd definitely confront...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Josiegirl
IMO, I always charged FT rates 52 weeks a year...

IMO, I always charged FT rates 52 weeks a year anyways so things like that were not an issue. People need to be realistic and know life happens. I did make exceptions at my discretion.
Main thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh my. I know you're new at this but that needs...

Oh my. I know you're new at this but that needs to stop. Yikes. Dcm is only making it worse by playing into it all and not giving you a chance to bond with dcg.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad that you were able to make that decision...

I'm glad that you were able to make that decision for you and your dh. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers, hoping for the very best outcome. Having you by his side, I'm sure, has been a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-19-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Josiegirl
Exactly what Jo123ABC said! It takes some...

Exactly what Jo123ABC said! It takes some children a bit longer to adjust than others. Trust me, it's harder on the parents. :( Don't show any distress any time you mention dc, always talk about it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Josiegirl
I would terminate their contract. It all sounds...

I would terminate their contract. It all sounds much too iffy and doesn't sound like they're coming back anyways???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 231,484
Posted By Josiegirl
I just did an oops. :o Not dc related but my dh...

I just did an oops. :o Not dc related but my dh is always up for work at 5 so I go about my business, it's 5:15 and I'm getting a little worried. I wake him up and ask if he's going to work. He asks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Josiegirl
Yes shame on the parents if they did know!!...

Yes shame on the parents if they did know!! Sounds like these people had gotten away with it before or just kept opening new illegal dcs but how in heaven's name do they sneak past all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Josiegirl
The way it sounds, the children were hidden...

The way it sounds, the children were hidden behind a wall and the parents didn't know? I could be wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm glad they were reported but yes, you have to...

I'm glad they were reported but yes, you have to wonder how it went un-noticed! That is a LOT of kiddos!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-13-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Josiegirl
There IS a difference between home and dc; the...

There IS a difference between home and dc; the stressors are different. It sounds like a lot more people are around as opposed to home; different adults caring for your child can cause more stress....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-12-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Josiegirl
Do you qualify for state childcare assistance? A...

Do you qualify for state childcare assistance? A lot of times your local childcare resources will have a list of other dcs or centers so if you're really unhappy with this place, then maybe it's time...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Josiegirl
I have to ask the same questions RosieTeddy...

I have to ask the same questions RosieTeddy already has. Have you taken the paci away completely at home? Many parents expect the provider to take care of the 'dirty work' first. I'm not saying...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-09-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 169,124
Posted By Josiegirl
How far ahead do they give you notice for...

How far ahead do they give you notice for unexpected days off? Is it a family in home dc? I can see how it'd be an inconvenience in many ways. My policies always stated the usual holidays(which did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Josiegirl
I understand the need for $$$ but I think it...

I understand the need for $$$ but I think it would've felt better for me(Just my take on it) to be able to say 'no can do, you already blew it'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Josiegirl
After all I've read and witnessed about people,...

After all I've read and witnessed about people, stuff like this should come as no surprise. But I still find myself thinking WTH? Entitled much???
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
I swear, Ariana, I'm not stalking you this...

I swear, Ariana, I'm not stalking you this morning but I have to reply when something makes total sense. :)
Whether the OP suffers from his own feelings of pride or control issues or whatever, his...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Josiegirl
Agree with this. That's a lot of change for...

Agree with this. That's a lot of change for anyone in 2 short months, let alone a child having to adapt to it all. Yes, I think being with you for 2 straight weeks had a lot to do with it.
It's been...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
I love the tags to this post. :ouch:

I love the tags to this post. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Josiegirl
If people leave work early for an appointment,...

If people leave work early for an appointment, most don't go in that much earlier. No, don't want to start something like that. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to get to your appointment,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
Well said BC, well said!

Well said BC, well said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Josiegirl
Same feelings here. Eight miles really isn't that...

Same feelings here. Eight miles really isn't that big of a deal, especially for good infant care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By Josiegirl
Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long...

Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long weekend!! Smart of you to close the day after the Annual Candy Feast Night!:)

Doing all those parties/decorations/crafts/treats became a drag for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep. If you signed it, there's your answer. If...

Yep. If you signed it, there's your answer.
If it were me, I'm with your wife on this one.
I'm just surprised this issue wasn't looked at earlier than the day before Halloween?
I'm not sure...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,920
Posted By Josiegirl
Sounds like maybe they were guilty of some...

Sounds like maybe they were guilty of some themselves and saw nothing wrong with treating their child's provider like @rap. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
OMG Unbelievable!! I'd be ranting and raving like...

OMG Unbelievable!! I'd be ranting and raving like a lunatic after hearing that!! :mad:
I hope you feel better soon. :(
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm so sorry this happened to you and your...

I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family! If I were you, I'd expect full reimbursement or would threaten legal action.
Poor little guy :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Josiegirl
I bet we've all been there so don't beat yourself...

I bet we've all been there so don't beat yourself up. To me, it's always a hard call to make, especially with throwing up. I've sent kids home because they covered my home in vomit and they've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Josiegirl
I found the same thing to be true but then I...

I found the same thing to be true but then I chose cheaper ones. :o The ones I had just never seemed as safe and secure as they should've been. BlackCat pointed me in the direction of mini cribs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 231,484
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha, I bet that's an incentive many never...

Haha, I bet that's an incentive many never thought of to toilet train!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
I wish there was a way for admin to make people...

I wish there was a way for admin to make people actually show up when they say they want stuff. :rolleyes: I gave so much away, always advertising on CL or Freecycle, and had them confirm the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,100
Posted By Josiegirl
Potty training is such a dilemma. First of all,...

Potty training is such a dilemma. First of all, who has the ultimate control? The kid, of course. If you push too hard they push back. If you don't push enough they usually do nothing. And every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5,611
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 609,651
Posted By Josiegirl
I think some people just like to control the...

I think some people just like to control the situation, KWIM? Then they realize they might've goofed up and back pedal. I don't know if that's why these people did what they did but I've seen it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Josiegirl
Not a good fit. Just the fact she hasn't bothered...

Not a good fit. Just the fact she hasn't bothered to turn in her part of the paperwork yet, would be enough for me. It'd be hard enough dealing with all that crap if you're getting paid. :confused:
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