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Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,487
Posted By MaritimeMummy
And i think it would be different if i had...

And i think it would be different if i had approached her for childcare when she wasn't doing it. But i responded to an ad. So her providing a safe environment should not be considered a "favour" to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,487
Posted By MaritimeMummy
The playroom is upstairs, main living area ie...

The playroom is upstairs, main living area ie kitchen dining etc is downstairs. So they'd be up and down all day. She is not licensed and won't be because in NS it is legal to operate without one....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,487
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I have a pressure mounted gate...ones that do not...

I have a pressure mounted gate...ones that do not secure to the wall are not safe for use at the top of stairs. Otherwise i would just let her use the one i have.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-13-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,487
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Asking Provider to Install A Baby Gate...

Is it unreasonable to ask a child care provider to install a baby gate at stairs? My son is 2 and wears kafo leg braces that leave him straight legged. Will be going 2 half days a week and are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Uh, Okay, So My Countdown To End Went A Little Faster Than I Thought...

Actually, I sort of knew once I gave my 1 months' notice for closing, that my main parent would jump the gun and she would pull her right away, and I wouldn't get paid for the rest of the month. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,464
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I told my main DCF I am closing!

At first I was a pushover and told her that I could probably do 2 half days a week as long as it didn't interfere with the 3 mornings a week I take my daughter to preschool in the fall, or my son's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,464
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I am closing!

I am closing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MaritimeMummy
ANOTHER UPDATE! bahahahah!

So remember how she said she had a day care centre all lined up and then didn't because she was trying to call my bluff? My neighbour told me that she called around everywhere multiple times and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,645
Posted By MaritimeMummy
15 years? Wow, that's admirable! I only made it...

15 years? Wow, that's admirable! I only made it 20 months before burning out and getting out of it!

I can tell you, potential employers really like people who have worked for themselves, based...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,223
Posted By MaritimeMummy
How Do I Go From Ending My Day Care To Returning To Work Outside The Home?

I hope this doesn't seem asinine so forgive me if it is...but as some of you may know, I am ending my day care. I got a part time job that allows me to only need to work 4 hours in the evenings,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I know i'm late to the convo but yes, I would...

I know i'm late to the convo but yes, I would have termed, too. That notice was perfect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I know you're asking OP but I have to say I have...

I know you're asking OP but I have to say I have sort of an unwritten rule about this. I have a very small entry way and if I have even 2 parents arriving at the same time, there is literally no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,831
Posted By MaritimeMummy
When I worked in a large day care centre, I was...

When I worked in a large day care centre, I was ALWAYS sick. I worked there for a month and just as soon as I got better I was hit with something else.

i was never sick while I nannied.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Oh man, been there, seems like those are the only...

Oh man, been there, seems like those are the only people I draw in are the "you scratch my back...that is all" people.

Last summer, my very first DCG was moving. I was given the grace to know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By MaritimeMummy
the thing that gets me about this is that she...

the thing that gets me about this is that she calls Fridays her "busy days", but sometimes she only books me for half a day, or most times, not at all. She just hates the prospect of me NOT being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MaritimeMummy
An update: The day after I posted this, I...

An update:

The day after I posted this, I had to ask DCM for my pay, so I pm'd her through Facebook. This is our standard method of communication as she never gave me her phone number. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Oh I already responded. "I don't know what...

Oh I already responded. "I don't know what you're doing. Sorry."

Just the frigging audacity. She is so nice to my face and so passive aggressive in her texts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Got An Appointment For My Son To Get Fitted For Leg Braces, DCM Says...

Someone called from the rehab centre wh owill be working with us to fit my son for his KAFO braces. It's at 1pm over an hour's drive away so I have to take the whole day off.

I am a VERY small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Well, my daughter is a good little buddy to her. ...

Well, my daughter is a good little buddy to her. I have a small day care and I have my daughter, this DCG, and another DCG who all chum around. The it's my son and a DCB who are close in age. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MaritimeMummy
So I admit I kind of felt guilty about not being...

So I admit I kind of felt guilty about not being available for her on Thursday. So I really shouldn't?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MaritimeMummy
What Would You Do?

I have one DCG who comes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those are her contracted days.

Her mom picked her up on Tuesday and said that she would be out on Thursday, they were going away, and if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
And how exactly do you propose I "teach" him...

And how exactly do you propose I "teach" him given the current sleeping arrangements? Shall I have him wandering around the bedroom, crying and waking up his sister?

Keep in mind that we don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'm DONE with Daycare!

I mean it! I got the job I was waiting for!

I don't start until June but this is good, I can start transitioning the kids out soon, once I get a concrete start date.

I am going to miss the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,574
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I just wonder what the heck the DCP's thought...

I just wonder what the heck the DCP's thought process was when they dropped their kids off.

"Helloooo? Oh well, in you go, kids".

What the heck? Who does that? You could have been tied up in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
LOL with a normal sibling pair I might tend to...

LOL with a normal sibling pair I might tend to agree (and I wish I could!) fact is that they never play together and pretty much just agree to co-exist, hahaha.

I just really really wish he were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I have sort of considered it...I wanted to know...

I have sort of considered it...I wanted to know more about it before I did.

I actually have an appointment with an osteopath to see if that helps first, before I commit to having him adjusted.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I don't have any desire to do the Ferber method...

I don't have any desire to do the Ferber method or any version of CIO.

The thing is, we have a small house. He shares a room with his 3.5 year old sister. We are building an addition on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Well, I got the job. I start in June. I may be...

Well, I got the job. I start in June. I may be fair and just tell this mom straight up that I can't do anything long term but if she needs care until she gets something straightened out, or until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'm also waiting to hear back about a job either...

I'm also waiting to hear back about a job either today or tomorrow. If I get it, i will be slowly transitioning out the day care and ending it, and this family will be first.

If I don't get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Verbal Offer Still Stands After Everything?

This is sort of a complicated situation, so please bare with me while I try to explain it...then hopefully you can tell me what is ethical for me to do.

I have a contract that states that I do not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
o Nope, stopped nursing him through the night...

o
Nope, stopped nursing him through the night at 12 months, altogether at 14 months, in the hopes that that woukd solve his sleep issues. Nope.

He napped for 2 hours today but i had no daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
It's pretty much this: if you are nursing and you...

It's pretty much this: if you are nursing and you eat something, and your baby reacts to that thing, then you should remove that food from your diet for a while. See how baby does, then try...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Should I maybe try to adjust his nap time? He...

Should I maybe try to adjust his nap time? He has never slept early in the day...mostly because of the day care. The day care kids all sleep at 12:30/1pm, so that is when he always was able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
...he's mine. Not fudging the bedtime/routine on...

...he's mine. Not fudging the bedtime/routine on this one.
;-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By MaritimeMummy
How Much Napping Time Should A 22 Month Old Get?

It's always been my experience with my older daughter and the kids I've had in the day care that kids my son's age need naps.

He naps every day, but it's never consistent with how long he sleeps. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,749
Posted By MaritimeMummy
How much notice i appropriate? I have never...

How much notice i appropriate?

I have never termed anyone before. My contract says 2 weeks.

I have LOADS of provider's names very close to me who are great, have openings, and are approved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,749
Posted By MaritimeMummy
If I remember right, he's getting KAFO's. ...

If I remember right, he's getting KAFO's.

Thank you for the links. :-)

Another concern is the amount of time I will need to take my son to the children's hospital an hour away. I can suggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,749
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'm mostly concerned at the prospect of the baby...

I'm mostly concerned at the prospect of the baby joining us. Until this month, I would have gladly taken him at this age. But the baby isn't even walking. I am not going to be able to tote a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,749
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Give me a link, PLEASE! Thank you so much! You...

Give me a link, PLEASE! Thank you so much! You have no idea how worried I am.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,749
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Anyone Have Any Experience With Toddlers With Leg Braces? I Need Some Help!!

My 22 month old DS has been diagnosed with Blount's Disease. I can't find any support groups or anything to talk to people about their experiences with dealing with life with a toddler with leg...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,217
Posted By MaritimeMummy
2012 Was My First Full Year Of Child Care, So How Exactly Do Taxes Work?

So, I started home day care in September of 2011, only 1-2 days a week, for only one child. I was paid with no paper trail, no receipts, so it was not claimed on taxes.

This is my first year that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By MaritimeMummy
FWIW, DD is 3.5 with the mentality of a 5 year...

FWIW, DD is 3.5 with the mentality of a 5 year old. :-S
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By MaritimeMummy
My Daughter Makes Every Afternoon Difficult, Whether Daycare Kids Are Here Or Not...

Lunchtime. 12:30. Every day. She eats great. By 1, everyone is done, I'm going straight into nap mode for anyone that does. I get everyone on their nap mats, I send my daughter to her room to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,412
Posted By MaritimeMummy
My Living Space Is Being Overrun With Toys...But My Daycare Space IS My Living Space!

I'm not really sure what to do here. I have the toys organized. I even have them stored in a way that doesn't really look like we have many toys...when they're picked up and put away. But the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-11-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By MaritimeMummy
It's sort of a complex situation, but basically,...

It's sort of a complex situation, but basically, her daughter's been coming here since she was pregnant with her son. Mom works from home. She knew I didn't take babies under 1 year. the plan was...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By MaritimeMummy
For the record, this wasn't meant to go in part...

For the record, this wasn't meant to go in part of the forum. :-)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Should I Take DCM Up On The Offer Of Allowing Her DD To Remain Until I Replace Her?

Argh, my ad has been up for my available space for a week and so far the only response I have gotten was "Can I call you to ask you questions?". :-( My DCP said she'd keep her DD in my program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Update On DCG Who Is Being Pulled Because I Don't Take Babies...

So, to add from my previous thread from a few days ago, (where I got notice from one of my part time day care parents saying they were pulling their daughter, because I don't take babies under a year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Honestly, where I live, I'm so rural that I'm...

Honestly, where I live, I'm so rural that I'm lucky to have the families that I have. I'd be doing 10x more work going through the advertising, interviewing the one applicant, and i always fear that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Okay, so I crunched some numbers and in order to...

Okay, so I crunched some numbers and in order to keep her and secure her little brother, I could afford to offer a $5 per day sibling discount. My daily rate is $30. At 2 days a week...is $10 less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Losing A Child Because I Can't Take Her Younger Brother...

The only reason I can't take her younger brother is not actually because I *can't*, but because I *won't* take a child under 12 months. He's 7 months. Close enough, right? I'm VERY CLOSE to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Letter indicating upcoming changes to daycare's handbook/policies...

I know I'm a bit behind in this, but I am updating my handbook, changes will take effect the end of January instead of the first of January. It's only very few changes, so I am not re-printing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,551
Posted By MaritimeMummy
DCB Did Not Come with Breakfast, But He'll Have To Wait Until Snack To Eat!

I don't serve breakfast. Morning snack is at 9:30am, which I do serve. My daycare kids (until January then it will change), some mornings, come at 7am.

One child came with an apple sauce, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Just Finishing The Final Touches To My New Contract...

I don't have any questions (right now!) on the wording of my changes, but what I would like to do is attach a letter to the new handbooks and contracts, explaining that there have been changes to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Took back my daycare!!!

...and I couldn't be happier. Not even worried about the reduction of income. Just feel like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders.

I reduced my number of operational days and my hours open. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Update: It's 9:20am. He just got here. I...

Update: It's 9:20am. He just got here.

I don't blame my cousin. I guess her mother in law had DCB all night and my cousin worked all night, so she had no idea what kind of night DCB had. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Coming Back From Vacation, No Wonder I Want Out Of Daycare!

Arrrgh, see, this is why I don't want to do this anymore. Because of the little things! Today is my first day back at it after a week's vacation. My only child coming today is my cousin's little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Oh, this is what I assumed was normal for kids...

Oh, this is what I assumed was normal for kids until I had my son!

Every child I ever cared for, who napped 2 times a day, ALWAYS napped about 2 hours after getting up, no matter what. So, when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,623
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I don't think that OP should have to provide a...

I don't think that OP should have to provide a seat.

I don't supply diapers, wipes, or spare clothing to my kids. I'm sure most of you don't, either. Why on earth should we be buying their car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,488
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Guys, OMG, he's a TROLL! This is a fake story,...

Guys, OMG, he's a TROLL! This is a fake story, been floating around the internet for YEARS. This kid is just bored tonight and sitting around smirking at how worked up you all are getting, and how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,488
Posted By MaritimeMummy
LOL. Guys, you've been had. This is a very...

LOL. Guys, you've been had.

This is a very regular troll post. All over the internet. Posted by various people but the post is always the same and the anonymous poster is always referred to as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,454
Posted By MaritimeMummy
It is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. I had no...

It is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. I had no idea it was Columbus Day in the US. I just assumed when the question was asked, that the OP was referring to being closed for Thanksgiving today. :-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,399
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I honestly just too one day at a time, and only...

I honestly just too one day at a time, and only did one child part-time until my son was 7 months old.

He was a very high maintenance baby and had colic. Thank goodness my daughter was so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,857
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I thought it was worthwhile to post a link to...

I thought it was worthwhile to post a link to this home day care. (Not mine).

Located in Halifax, NS. Legally unlicensed. I'm linking directly to the rates, etc, but worthwhile to have a look at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,454
Posted By MaritimeMummy
No way. I actually planned my vacation around...

No way. I actually planned my vacation around today. No kids until next Tuesday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Your First Thoughts On This?

Okay. Scenario for you.

Just-turned 2 year old DCG. Very verbal but mostly parrot-syndrome. Rarely ever comes out with saying what's on her own mind, just repeats what's said.

DCM...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By MaritimeMummy
likethis This. If I see the parents driving up in...

likethis This. If I see the parents driving up in my yard and I have time, I get their socks on, sometimes shoes too, but ultimately the parents end up finishing the job mainly because once the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,126
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Nothing weird, just inappropriately small. One...

Nothing weird, just inappropriately small. One parent/child in particular. Little toy hair brushes the size of your little finger. Coins. Bridge tokens. Very rude considering my son was between...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,165
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Do You Allow Hair Accessories?

I have two little girls who always comes with hair clips or with their hair up in a hair elastic or what have you. I always viewed them as choking hazards for my 16 month old son. I have never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,277
Posted By MaritimeMummy
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I don't know. Just courtesy, I guess. If I were...

I don't know. Just courtesy, I guess. If I were in their shoes, I know if I'm at work and I hear that my husband's in the hospital for whatever reason, I wouldn't want to have to worry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Your whole post makes PERFECT sense, but this...

Your whole post makes PERFECT sense, but this part really resonated with me. ^^ THIS is why I feel the need to defend her even after all her shortcomings. She really is NOT a bad daycare mom. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Yeaaaah, see, I'm a sucker for a sweet...

Yeaaaah, see, I'm a sucker for a sweet disposition and despite all her shortcomings, she IS a very nice person. For example, she brought her slushie-maker and juice on one of the hottest days of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Yeah, I just feel like I'm spinning my tires. ...

Yeah, I just feel like I'm spinning my tires. Like, I try to do a little more to increase my income a little bit but I don't need to increase it so much that it sacrifices my family time.

BTW,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Frig, I don't care what they use that one night a...

Frig, I don't care what they use that one night a month for. They can take part in satanic ritualistic sacrifice for all I care. I don't provide more than that one night a month, unless DCM calls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
This is nice. :) Like, I don't want to be...

This is nice.
:)

Like, I don't want to be like, this hard a** that has absolutely no flexibility. Child care is hard to come by around here. I like to be able to give people this service...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I think she thinks that because she'll be working...

I think she thinks that because she'll be working during the evenings and weekends that her daughter is here, that she'll have earned the money to pay for it? Rather than having a date night once a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:16 AM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I do appreciate solutions to my issues. But...

I do appreciate solutions to my issues. But telling me that my contract is "wishy washy" isn't a suggestion of change, it's a criticism. And not constructive criticism, either.

The issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:06 AM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
A question about changing policy, though. I...

A question about changing policy, though.

I update my contract every January and the parents all sign off on the new one. I make changes in my policy when I see a need, but I try not to change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 06:43 AM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'm sorry for sounding rude but honestly, I am...

I'm sorry for sounding rude but honestly, I am sick to death of coming on here looking for advice from other providers and being constantly told (by the same few users here, mind you) that I am doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 06:36 AM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'd refrain from commenting until you stop...

I'd refrain from commenting until you stop putting words into my mouth. Thanks.

I don't see how it's "wishy washy" when I am very clear that I do not do after hours care unless it's emergency or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted By MaritimeMummy
Well, it's excessive if you've made it clear in...

Well, it's excessive if you've made it clear in the interview, contract, and each time she asked that that kind of care is NOT provided. Once is fine, twice is too much.


Honestly, if she can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 05:33 AM
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Posted By MaritimeMummy
For the record, no one has ever actually taken me...

For the record, no one has ever actually taken me up on my "date night" offer. Thsi DCM did have something set up once, and cancelled 2 days beforehand saying she couldn't afford it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 05:18 AM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Has Anyone Had To Term A Nice Family Because They Wouldn't Take No For An Answer?

...because the parents kept broaching the subject of doing "extra hours" outside of daycare hours and you were tired of going around in circles?

This is about the third time since she started with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I guess in the heat of the moment I used sort of...

I guess in the heat of the moment I used sort of a roundabout way of saying that I specifically spoke to DCP #1 about the situation and that I was closing, and that DCP #1 managed to make me feel so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
We've been having a down day, tv, free play, etc....

We've been having a down day, tv, free play, etc. This DCK is VERY bored. Getting squirrely, in my 15 month old son's face and needing constant reminders to refrain from doing certain destructive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
? Sorry, I'm confused where this comment is...

? Sorry, I'm confused where this comment is directed at.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I'm positive my daughter and myself have throat...

I'm positive my daughter and myself have throat infections. Husband may, too. Son has a stuffy nose but I've been open all week with him having that. Beside that, we were up all night with both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Yeah, I called 4 times between 6am and 8:30am. ...

Yeah, I called 4 times between 6am and 8:30am. She never answered each time. I sent an email. She claims her power was off and she didn't have a corded phone, so all her phones were dead.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 05:21 AM
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Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
DCK #1 was dropped off even after I talked...

DCK #1 was dropped off even after I talked directly to the mom, because she has no back up care and made me feel like crap for putting her in the situation. DCK #2 just showed up at my door seconds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By MaritimeMummy
What Do You Do During The Day With DCK's When You AND Your Own Kids Are Sick?

Do you go about your regular daily activities or do you have a "down day", even if the other kids aren't sick?

(Btw, I just have to say, who is ignorant enough to still send their children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 10:48 AM
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Views: 2,671
Posted By MaritimeMummy
My son and daughter share a room and their...

My son and daughter share a room and their special toys are in there but in order to keep the other kids out I have to either put a gate up in the bedroom door frame, or child proof the knob. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I started doing Usborne a week ago. i hope to...

I started doing Usborne a week ago. i hope to make enough with that that I can drop 2 of my kids and just keep my cousin's little guy 2 days a week. That would be IDEAL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Not sure if Childcare is Right for Me Anymore...

Anyone here "not sure" if they are in the right business? There are days when I love this job, I love that I can wake up in the morning and be with my kids, and I have a great, small group of kids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,613
Posted By MaritimeMummy
YES! He would. If I am home and just screen his...

YES! He would. If I am home and just screen his calls, he comes over to make sure I haven't fallen down the stairs or hurt myself otherwise. Which sounds so nice, right? Not so nice when you're 9...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By MaritimeMummy
How On Earth Do You All Go To The Bathroom Without A Captive Audience?!

It happens every time. Honestly I don't know what's better...and entourage watching me go to the bathroom or leaving them play alone, unsupervised in the living room...wouldn't bother me so much if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,613
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Don't get me wrong, I love the guy but he is SO...

Don't get me wrong, I love the guy but he is SO obsessed with our personal lives it's not funny. While I sort of brush it off in everyday life, when it comes to my business, my job, I take it VERY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,613
Posted By MaritimeMummy
I think what really annoys me is the fact that...

I think what really annoys me is the fact that mom wasn't even out of the car yet. Makes me wonder how much faith he has in me when he didn't even give me the opportunity to fail! It's like he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,613
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Question With A Bit Of A Rant, But Circling Back To The Question!

When you have DCKs coming early in the morning and they go straight back to sleep, do you turn all the lights on in your house? My in laws live next door and I love them, but sometimes my FIL drives...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By MaritimeMummy
Yup. Not really a concern though, each child...

Yup.

Not really a concern though, each child will likely be here another year or two, which is about the amount of time I plan on continuing with this. So unless one of them leaves suddenly, I...
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