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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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: 580
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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: 345
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: 580
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 327
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 554
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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
Replies: 287
Views: 14,648
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
Replies: 6
Views: 194
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
Replies: 6
Views: 194
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
Replies: 287
Views: 14,648
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
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,231
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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: 435
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: 287
Views: 14,648
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: 167
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: 358
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: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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: 334
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: 535
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: 407
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: 453
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: 200
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: 704
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: 307
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: 2,188
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: 2,188
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: 487
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, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
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, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 924
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,231
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,064
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh boy :rolleyes:

Oh boy :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,064
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, 02:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,064
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, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
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, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
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, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
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, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
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, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
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, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
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, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
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, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
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, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
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, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
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, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
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, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
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, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
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, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
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, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
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, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
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, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,763
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, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
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, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
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, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
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, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
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, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
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, 02:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
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, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
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, 02:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
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, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Josiegirl
How did it go Ariana?

How did it go Ariana?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,318
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,231
Posted By Josiegirl
Very nice BC very nice!!!

Very nice BC very nice!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,231
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,691
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,388
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, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
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, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
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...
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