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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 645
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, don't assume that a nurse knows everything....

Yeah, don't assume that a nurse knows everything. I remember when we (and NICU follow-up clinic) were tracking DD's head circumference so carefully, and at this time the new, circular head measuring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 895
Posted By Mom2Two
It's that way in Australia. Two years ago I...

It's that way in Australia. Two years ago I forgot that is strictly about romance there, and I posted Valentines messages on facebook to my sibs. The crickets were deafening in response. I think I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, I would call your sponser. For us, the...

Yeah, I would call your sponser. For us, the worst case senario is that we get paid the next month. But the one time I was late they were nice and let it slide.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Mom2Two
My licensing renewal is coming up. It's actually...

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

Note to self:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 795
Posted By Mom2Two
That baby video is both scary and...

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

None of us have a smart phone with service (DS has one that he uses kinda like an ipad), but it's getting harder! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mom2Two
I usually lose a family at the end of the school...

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

I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Mom2Two
One of my dcbs was doing that last year--front...

One of my dcbs was doing that last year--front and back. I just told him to not do that and sent him to wash his hands. I didn't worry about embarrassing him. It's unhygienic. I talked to mom about...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe I'm missing something...but I'm not seeing...

Maybe I'm missing something...but I'm not seeing your home office deduction. That is usually a pretty big deduction. Also home depreciation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Mom2Two
Sounds like some anxiety or something. Maybe go...

Sounds like some anxiety or something. Maybe go very gently with her to try to build trust.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By Mom2Two
Def needs an assessment. Have them call your...

Def needs an assessment. Have them call your local school district.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Mom2Two
I tend to let it go when people say that. ...

I tend to let it go when people say that.

But to answer the email, I would state that you are a licensed daycare provider and start asking your questions about days/hours care needed, age of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Mom2Two
:eek: A SAHM who gets her kid to care by 6am ????...

:eek: A SAHM who gets her kid to care by 6am ???? Wow! I'd still be in bed at 6am if I didn't have to work!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By Mom2Two
I hadn't even thought of this situation--not...

I hadn't even thought of this situation--not legal here but it could still happen. What can we do about second hand smoke? It's dangerous for the child, but will licensing help?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Mom2Two
Do your written policies/contract have a section...

Do your written policies/contract have a section about termination-worthy behavior? If so, then remind the parents. If not, then you need to communicate verbally that the behavior is such an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, don't let her leave her kid without a...

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

But it sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Mom2Two
Extinction. I had a dcg like this, but maybe not...

Extinction. I had a dcg like this, but maybe not quite as bad.
I still have the girl but she doesn't do it anymore. I had to just start not looking at her or hearing her. I still gave her +ve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Mom2Two
If you switch to Venmo, then you can send a...

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

I bill every two weeks on Friday evening. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 177,664
Posted By Mom2Two
Yesterday the dc kids were playing a game of...

Yesterday the dc kids were playing a game of zombies, and I had to laugh as I listened to them, because all the zombies were apparently from Canada. Apparently they believe that Canada is where all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't shorten a nap on request. If a...

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

I might wake a child up at two hours for a family who was trying to get a...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-02-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Mom2Two
It's coming out for rent by streaming soon. I...

It's coming out for rent by streaming soon. I think it's available for purchase on streaming, but not rent yet. I haven't seen it but I read the book, and it was great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, I have a Silhouette and our Resource office...

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

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

For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Mom2Two
To add to the thread...I exclude for runny nose...

To add to the thread...I exclude for runny nose if it's lots/constant. I wipe dck noses myself, and I'm up for it about once every 30 minutes. But if it's constant...well...let's just say that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Mom2Two
I read once that colds come on slowly but...

I read once that colds come on slowly but influenza comes on fast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 406,854
Posted By Mom2Two
Dear DCP, When your daughter with emotional...

Dear DCP,

When your daughter with emotional problems arrives, I need ALL my patience to deal with her when I open the door and she's having her buckets of tears and/or temper tantrum. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 406,854
Posted By Mom2Two
This made me laugh when I read it. I got this...

This made me laugh when I read it. I got this image of the kid who seemed like he was following you around and you looking over your shoulder nervously, trying to get away. lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, at that age, I'd move to one nap a day. ...

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

If you keep him up later in the morning (i. e. have him got to nap later), does he take a longer nap?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe the parents have never heard of "limited...

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

Yes, it's good to let kids have choices, but give the choices between three great outfits that are appropriate for the situation, or a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Mom2Two
What state are you in? We could help you better...

What state are you in? We could help you better if we could double check your state's safety rules--I'm wondering if you've really got it right about not being allowed to visit the restroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Mom2Two
And it never fails that when parents tell me that...

And it never fails that when parents tell me that their kiddo is sooooo ready for underwear, and then I remind them of the $20 underwear accident fee, all of a sudden their child needs more time in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Mom2Two
"I forgot my checkbook" is my favorite ever. And...

"I forgot my checkbook" is my favorite ever. And yes, there are three ATMs within 1/4 mile of my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Mom2Two
Assuming that everything you said is...

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

And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm a bit confused about your licensing and...

I'm a bit confused about your licensing and inspections. Don't you have to have health and safety training? Keeping poisons out of reach is a pretty huge deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Mom2Two
If the bleach spray solution is strong enough to...

If the bleach spray solution is strong enough to sanitize, it's strong enough to be poisonous. My bottle of solution has to be min 36" high or at the back of the kitchen counter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Mom2Two
I'm interviewing a family with a 20 mth old this...

I'm interviewing a family with a 20 mth old this week. This thread is definitely making me want to watch out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Mom2Two
I might make a change to doing that in the future.

I might make a change to doing that in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Mom2Two
And ITA with above that severe constipation is...

And ITA with above that severe constipation is still an illness that the parents need to deal with, not the provider. And vomit is unsanitary regardless of the cause.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Mom2Two
No, I really do charge $20 for a significant body...

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

If a child vomited here, I would call for pick up and I would also charge the $20 fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Mom2Two
My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in...

My "24 hours symptom free" policy would kick in for sure, along with my "$20 per body fluid fee." It's amazing how vomit/underwear accidents/etc are not a big deal as long as it only affects YOU....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 912
Posted By Mom2Two
I tell parents in interview that they are welcome...

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

But if they got funny about it, like it was too often and it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Mom2Two
Invented Tattling 3.5 yo

I was right there and saw dcb1.5 fall (soft landing) off a rocking horse onto carpet. He cried from the scare of it, and I helped him up, then dcg3.5 came up to me and told me that another dcg3.5 had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, yeah! 4542

Oh, yeah!

4542
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Mom2Two
Here's one. 4541

Here's one.

4541
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By Mom2Two
Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old...

Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't see how old this child is. It would make a difference. Having dealt this in our long journey with feeding issues, I would just make sure there were some different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Mom2Two
I know...and sometimes these trips are on...

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

And I have no idea how one goes about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main...

Yes! When I read posts like the OP, the main problems isn't really the dcf: it's the provider, who doesn't (yet) know how to protect herself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Mom2Two
If you want to keep the two week notice thing,...

If you want to keep the two week notice thing, you probably need to add some more text that gives exceptions, such as, "unless my polices are being violated after written or verbal notice have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Mom2Two
Same state as Meeko with an international family...

Same state as Meeko with an international family too :) I was told that my mother wasn't allowed to be alone on the same level as dck if she didn't have an FBI check. And that was back when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Mom2Two
I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting...

I would ask dcm to talk to doctor about putting the child on meds for the pain of the reflux. The child might need a different formula that leaves the stomach more quickly. There's a Good Start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Mom2Two
What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are...

What are your state regs? In ours (Utah) we are asked to let < 2 yo nap and eat on their own schedule, we are asked to give awake < 2 yo positive interaction at least every 20 mins, and we aren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Mom2Two
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Mom2Two
Mine this past year have been: Switching to...

Mine this past year have been:

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

Decluttering. It's AWESOME! I've given away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Mom2Two
:-) likethis

:-) likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Mom2Two
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Mom2Two
Words to live by right there.

Words to live by right there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Mom2Two
I know I'm repeating some of the above, but... ...

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

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

* I have extra hour...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Mom2Two
What Are Your Latest And Greatest Tips?

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

Looking for ideas of what I can work on next....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Mom2Two
Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't...

Yes, if you kinda liked working there but didn't like the rule violations, maybe talk to the new owners. Maybe they think just like you.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Mom2Two
That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.

That was nice of you, Michael. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-04-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mom2Two
Oooh, I'm going to look that one up. I make...

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

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

Other than that, I just serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Mom2Two
That's just awesome. :rolleyes:

That's just awesome. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Mom2Two
We are allowed to have ours in our sign in/out...

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

I sometimes think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
I have to add five characters...

I have to add five characters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
I have Youtube in restricted mode. It really...

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



I choose to use common core aligned software in my pre-K...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mom2Two
Bottom line on these is that you offer what you...

Bottom line on these is that you offer what you offer. I would pinch off the conversation if she didn't like what you offer. I definitely wouldn't enroll. It's inappropriate. It would be like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
It's true...there are a couple of rules that are...

It's true...there are a couple of rules that are confusing and I have to fudge on, meaning that the rule doesn't spell out every situation, and I have to choose what is truly in the best interests of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
Good point. And we actually are screen...

Good point.

And we actually are screen free as much as possible. In Summer especially, many weeks have zero screen time. My dcks like each other and prefer to be social with each other. And my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-20-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By Mom2Two
I would say that it's a good idea to have a...

I would say that it's a good idea to have a means-tested social safety net for those with reasonably unexpected catastrophic medical expenses. Other than that, I would leave things the way they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time?...

Oh, and infant who likes to be held all the time? I hold him while I stand and check my email on my laptop, read on dc.c or facebook, read the news website etc. How stupid is this rule????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mom2Two
WWYD? New Licensing Rule Re Screen Time

(6) Except for occasional special events, children's screen time on media such as television, cell phones, tablets, and computers shall:
(a) not be allowed for children 0 to 17 months old;
(b) be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis Here licensing requires us to feed...

likethis

Here licensing requires us to feed by demand. But I would want to wait 2 hours between feeds.

My infant mom wasn't sending quite enough at one point, but she works close and told me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Mom2Two
I've had many parents walk in and say "Sally...

I've had many parents walk in and say "Sally didn't finish her snack yet." I just remind that children can't walk around with food, and I say that I'll save it and i put it in the backpack.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-20-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By Mom2Two
Does anyone know if the credit is refundable from...

Does anyone know if the credit is refundable from business taxes owed? So many deductions don't apply to business taxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't say anything either. It's in the...

I wouldn't say anything either. It's in the normal range.
If you did feel like you needed to say something--like if you felt like it was really looking odd for a few days, just say something joking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Mom2Two
If only it was just the dck! I'm reading...

If only it was just the dck!

I'm reading this thread, and DH is saying to me, "Okay, I'm on the bank website. I put in my login, now can you help me with my password?"

Um, I think you can look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Mom2Two
Thumbs down on that list. In fact, if it were...

Thumbs down on that list. In fact, if it were me, I'd go talk to admin.

Here's a link to the Utah ELA Parent's Guide.

https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/a88645e5-4cc3-4480-873f-29e16bdcb62f
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Mom2Two
In decent weather, I do a LOT of outside pickups....

In decent weather, I do a LOT of outside pickups. It's partly due to what happens in the sand box. I have to wash their feet in the warm weather when we go outside, so it's often easier to just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Mom2Two
Yeah, if you feel the need to make excuse, just...

Yeah, if you feel the need to make excuse, just mention that dcg got food on her face after lunch and you had to clean the whole face.

Either that or just leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Mom2Two
Same as above--it's parent's call. Sometimes...

Same as above--it's parent's call. Sometimes parents have a hard time caring for a sick child with another healthy one running around crazy at home, or maybe they're trying to work from home that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't worry too much. If he was my own...

I wouldn't worry too much. If he was my own child, I wouldn't like that diet, but since the child is okay, and is probably getting (sort of) enough basic nutrients one way or another, and is okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mom2Two
You guys are funny. I do charge for "body...

You guys are funny.

I do charge for "body fluid accidents" $20 and also for no diaper bag/missing supplies $2-$5. But I reeeeaaally want to double the body fluid fee for when it's a poop paint. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mom2Two
There's a rule of thumb that kids get sick two...

There's a rule of thumb that kids get sick two days after exposure. So, it might be more likely that dcg got sick from where ever she was on the weekend.

When an illness goes around the community...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,181
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 406,854
Posted By Mom2Two
I was about to complain about the cold I've had...

I was about to complain about the cold I've had for the past week...but then I read through the previous page of posts, and I realized that I don't really have much to complain about.

Hugs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Mom2Two
Actually, to sanitize is to "reduce germs to a...

Actually, to sanitize is to "reduce germs to a safe level" as opposed to sterilizing, which is to basically destroy all microbes. Cleaning is just to remove dirt.

The two-step process is to clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Mom2Two
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https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/disinfectants-a-guide-to-killing-germs-the-right-way
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Mom2Two
I do use it commonly--since it's an acid, it...

I do use it commonly--since it's an acid, it binds with lime (which is alkaline) and will clean some things. But other chemicals, such as soap, bind better with actual dirt or grease.

We're not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Mom2Two
Bagging them up doesn't sound too far-fetched,...

Bagging them up doesn't sound too far-fetched, but I like the bottom inspection etc too.

Some children are more prone to "rashes." Also excema is associated with asthma and food allergies later...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis I would be concerned about the...

likethis

I would be concerned about the mislabeled bottle--this time it was vinegar, next time it might be toxic. It's a topic that is preached about a lot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
Here's a link from a hospital website: ...

Here's a link from a hospital website:
https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/specialties-services/occupational-therapy/developmental-milestones/Pages/self-care-skills.aspx

And the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
Here is a scan of an assessment record, so you...

Here is a scan of an assessment record, so you can look at other self-help milestones for dressing.

How do threads get tagged? This one has "needy" but it's very possible that this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mom2Two
Everyone above has good advice. "Only boys...

Everyone above has good advice. "Only boys eating cupcakes" sounds a bit over the top. But if they are really that crazy...well I think you know the answer.

If you have your own professional,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
It might be this, or he might have delays in some...

It might be this, or he might have delays in some areas but not others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Mom2Two
What do they do during Summer and long school...

What do they do during Summer and long school breaks? If your contract is full-time, I don't know how you would word it to cover this situation. Like: "Care is for school days only with care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
What does mom say? Does he "help" push arms in at...

What does mom say? Does he "help" push arms in at home? It is a developmental self-help milestone to help push arms and legs in. It's like a one yo milestone. The sixteen mth old here does it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Mom2Two
I teach children that I require polite talk here,...

I teach children that I require polite talk here, especially at the table. Potty talk is fine if it's sensible (but not while eating--they can leave the table and come and talk to me if they have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mom2Two
I wouldn't have this kind of power struggle with...

I wouldn't have this kind of power struggle with him. Meet him where he's at and work on him helping with part of each task--part that he is able to do and understand.

Newly two is so young. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By Mom2Two
Some thoughts... Does he seem normal in...

Some thoughts...

Does he seem normal in other ways? Speech? Cognition?

The child might want to get picked up, but what do the parents want? Call for pick up might get their attention.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Mom2Two
Would it be possible to get in some tummy times...

Would it be possible to get in some tummy times before naptime? It might be my imagination, but I think it makes my 5 mo dcb nap better. But he often only takes a 30 minute nap in the morning. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Mom2Two
likethis Yes, it's easy to "explain" if you...

likethis

Yes, it's easy to "explain" if you send itemized invoices. I send mine with an email that accomanies, so if i want to write an extra line, I can do so there. But usually the invoice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mom2Two
I would talk to insurance and consider an...

I would talk to insurance and consider an attorney if she won't recant. I don't think you should have to put up with untrue things being written about you.

Take screen shots of her post and save...
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