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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Blackcat31
Biting is THE worst behavior to have to manage in...

Biting is THE worst behavior to have to manage in a group setting and unfortunately it's not a behavior that parent's can really correct too much.

Biting occurs for so many different reasons and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
happyface Yay!! So happy to hear!! ...

happyface Yay!! So happy to hear!!



:lol: That's funny!

I went in for my first one a while back and there were several nurses from public health doing them at stations.
Of course I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 77
Posted By Blackcat31
Here is an article he wrote several years ago on...

Here is an article he wrote several years ago on his site
http://tomcopelandblog.com/what-records-should-you-keep-and-for-how-long
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Blackcat31
My son found his love of reading around age 7. ...

My son found his love of reading around age 7.
At age 9 had read and reread Lord of the Flies.
He LOVED it! It has remained one of his all time favorites.
He went on to read other classics...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
I explained that the SA quickly got bored and...

I explained that the SA quickly got bored and boredom usually meant trouble and that's no fun for them at all.

I also explained that SA kids need so much more than a structured day that was really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Blackcat31
Wouldn't that be called a "Tick the Neighbor's...

Wouldn't that be called a "Tick the Neighbor's Off" wall? :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 274
Posted By Blackcat31
Once a child goes to school and their sibling...

Once a child goes to school and their sibling remains in daycare, there are already two different care situations so I never even gave it a second thought when I stopped taking SA kids.

I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
Yes, this! I absolutely agree that parents...

Yes, this!

I absolutely agree that parents change, rules change and expectations do as well but there are times in which I read some of the things that providers post and I honestly think in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Blackcat31
Those are big red flags for me. The biggest...

Those are big red flags for me. The biggest being parents not willing to even hear you out. I can't help a child if the parents aren't on the same page.

I'd terminate care and move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Blackcat31
Since you temp daily, use that record as a...

Since you temp daily, use that record as a reference or as ďproofĒ of illness/child being abnormal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Blackcat31
I totally understand what your stress is. What I...

I totally understand what your stress is. What I do is go off of the total package. Even if they have what a parent would call "normal" temp, if their symptoms and/or behaviors are out of the norm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
Our roads are covered in calcium chloride......

Our roads are covered in calcium chloride... works great but wreaks havoc on vehicles. :(

They use alot of sand too but mostly for traction not really for melting anything though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
What's a snow day? :lol: Actual temp was...

What's a snow day? :lol:

Actual temp was -36F this morning. (again) With windchill it was -45F and school was still on...kids waiting at the bus stop as normal. :Sunny: My picture is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! I hope you are all okay... It's...

Oh my goodness! I hope you are all okay... It's scary when nature is acting all crazy and there is nothing you can do about it.

..... sad that so many parents would do that but I know as well as...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-15-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Blackcat31
Other threads regarding form 8829 ...

Other threads regarding form 8829

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=form+8829
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
Me too but this kind of information is what...

Me too but this kind of information is what confuses me...
If we can still carry and spread the virus, wouldn't it make sense to quarantine if exposed? I don't know, I know wearing a mask, social...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 02-15-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Blackcat31
I haven't read in a long while and I do miss...

I haven't read in a long while and I do miss it...just haven't found the time.

I caved a while back and started reading books on a Kindle and then used my table and the Kindle app so most the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
How are you all holding up there? I imagine...

How are you all holding up there?

I imagine cold temps and icy roads make for some interesting travel stories. Hoping none of your DCF's are "risking" travel if they don't HAVE to.

Here,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
Every time someone asks me how I deal with such...

Every time someone asks me how I deal with such cold weather I always say something similar. No poisonous snakes, no poisonous spiders, no hurricanes, mudslides or anything weird like that.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Blackcat31
OMG! My day is literally consumed with this.....

OMG! My day is literally consumed with this.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 346
Posted By Blackcat31
*shrugs* we havenít been above zero in almost two...

*shrugs* we havenít been above zero in almost two weeks now and probably wonít be for another week.

This morning it was -38F actual temp (-50F windchill)

No seriously, Iím used to this but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
I was told the same thing CDC says ďmost...

I was told the same thing

CDC says ďmost vaccines don't fully protect against infection, even if they can block symptoms from appearing. As a result, vaccinated people can unknowingly carry and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 604
Posted By Blackcat31
I vote #3. I don't mind "starting over" at...

I vote #3.

I don't mind "starting over" at all.

In all honesty I don't post as often or reply sometimes because I think "why repeat something that has been typed out a ton of times already"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Blackcat31
If the parent never isolated from the child then...

If the parent never isolated from the child then I would exclude the child for 10 days AFTER the parent's "isolation" period ended.

For example.... Parent tests positive on Feb 1. Their...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-10-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Posting as unregistered is a pretty safe way to...

Posting as unregistered is a pretty safe way to remain anonymous.

There are several replies to your thread already and it could be useful to other users/readers with similar issues.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
Just got back from getting my first dose of the...

Just got back from getting my first dose of the vaccine.
Easy peasy.... walked in, registered, got my shot and then waited for observation for 15 minutes and left.

I have to return in 28 days. ...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
Welcome! :) I own a separate house for my...

Welcome! :)

I own a separate house for my child care so I claim 100% and donít really have any advice relating to time/space percentages but here are several other threads on the topic...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Blackcat31
Are you having issues with logging in? If so I...

Are you having issues with logging in?
If so I can send a password reminder
Just let me know! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
I just got notice Iím getting mine at 1:30 on...

I just got notice Iím getting mine at 1:30 on Friday
Hubby gets his at 2:15
Weíre getting the Moderna one
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By Blackcat31
I donít ban gun play for many reasons I...

I donít ban gun play for many reasons

I restrict certain types of play but not overall gun play.

I believe strongly in education not eradication.
Blanket censorship creates a difficult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Blackcat31
This is the info Iíve found: What does an...

This is the info Iíve found:

What does an ďinconclusiveĒ result mean?

The UW SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay targets two distinct gene regions (see SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Qualitative PCR...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-31-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Blackcat31
As a provider I have tried my best to adhere to...

As a provider I have tried my best to adhere to rules imposed upon me by licensing due to how the state and federal government says we must. Itís not always up to me.

Iíve changed policies and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By Blackcat31
In regards to potty training, here is a good...

In regards to potty training, here is a good thread with some info you can print and share with mom ....

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90763


I do not involve myself in potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have parents that text me outside of...

I used to have parents that text me outside of business hours. I would reply with the following:

"ABC Childcare is currently closed. Please contact me during business hours as I am spending time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Blackcat31
I charge weekly so parents pay for the entire...

I charge weekly so parents pay for the entire week so I don't worry about how many days the child will/won't attend.

I do require notice the Friday prior of what days (if they attend less than 5)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Blackcat31
I think you answered your own question. ;) ...

I think you answered your own question. ;)

"I should nip this in the bud and tell her that daycare has a schedule, and if she wants specialized care then she needs a nanny. "


If you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
So vaccine roll out here has been fairly decent I...

So vaccine roll out here has been fairly decent I think.
They've got most the medical front line workers taken care of and are now moving on to child care workers, educators, people with medical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
If they aren't "big" kids (normally walk and talk...

If they aren't "big" kids (normally walk and talk etc on their own) then they don't get to do big kid stuff.

If they are carried in or require the parent to undress them when they are perfectly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Blackcat31
Children are NEVER allowed to touch the door. ...

Children are NEVER allowed to touch the door. Adults only.

ALL parents know this and follow the rule.

As for behavior.... kids that behave well at drop off get to participate in a fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Blackcat31
I'm a bit different. This is my job and is a...

I'm a bit different. This is my job and is a business.

Doesn't mean I don't feel badly for the family but for me, my job has nothing to do with my emotional standpoint.

I would charge as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
https://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/sites/default/files/u49...

https://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/sites/default/files/u490/Side%20effects%20table.png
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-18-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By Blackcat31
I think there is a difference in effectiveness...

I think there is a difference in effectiveness and/or side effects etc between smoking marijuana (THC) and using CBD

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,077
Posted By Blackcat31
My DD got her first dose before Christmas No...

My DD got her first dose before Christmas
No issues at all

She got her second dose and woke the next day at 4am with a temp of 103F and was super sick with body aches and a bad headache. By bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,208
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,561
Posted By Blackcat31
Oh my goodness! :rolleyes: I have her relative ...

Oh my goodness! :rolleyes:
I have her relative

I stopped taking infants for years.
Finally took one and he was a really good baby.

DCM makes a point of telling every parent of any infant I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Any updates for your FIL? Praying for positive...

Any updates for your FIL?
Praying for positive outcome lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,208
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,561
Posted By Blackcat31
:eek: but kinda :lol: Im sorry. Kids are...

:eek: but kinda :lol:

Im sorry. Kids are kids. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
Do you have any tax info? Maybe you can prove...

Do you have any tax info? Maybe you can prove your status as a provider by using your taxes?
Do you have an EIN?

How about business cards or a screen shot of an advertisement for openings? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Blackcat31
The state issued copy of my license. I would...

The state issued copy of my license.
I would use that if asked.
Not sure if all states issue them or not.

My licensor is having a "clinic" set up just for providers so she'll know if some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,208
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,561
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: It's hard for sure but good for you for...

:hug: It's hard for sure but good for you for listening to your instincts!! You won't ever regret doing that.

I have a parent right now that for some reason makes me have anxiety as well. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Blackcat31
I record and submit claims entirely on line and...

I record and submit claims entirely on line and I've never seen a place to record second servings or anything that said we can claim seconds.

Can you e-mail your sponsor or are they worthless?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Blackcat31
This is always my deciding factor. I can...

This is always my deciding factor.

I can fix kid issues that happen at daycare but ONLY if the parent is on the same page as I am.

If not, I won't waste anyone's time.

A physically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Blackcat31
Awesome! Thanks for the reply! Iím also fellow...

Awesome! Thanks for the reply!
Iím also fellow Minnesotan. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Blackcat31
Is there any type of option to track yearly...

Is there any type of option to track yearly training requirements for the provider, director and or staff?
I didnít see any info on the site unless I just missed it.

I know each state is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíll try them out and I will definitely give a...

Iíll try them out and I will definitely give a review! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Blackcat31
It looks fairly easy to use.. I have a few...

It looks fairly easy to use..
I have a few questions that I messaged the about but it looks easy enough to use so I might give it a try! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Blackcat31
When you say up north... where up north do you...

When you say up north... where up north do you mean?
Feel free to PM me if you donít want to post on the board as I am in northern MN I might be able to offer some assistance as itís definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Iíll be praying for your FIL and your family...

Iíll be praying for your FIL and your family :hug:
This is hard and it sucks.
When it hits close to home, itís terrorizing.

We are all in this together and while we (in general) may not always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Iím sorry to hear about your FIL. :( I...

Iím sorry to hear about your FIL. :(
I sincerely hope he recovers.

There are many that are unsure or scared etc of the vaccine (for many reasons) and if you truly believe this pandemic will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
You are stating what YOU believe to be factual. ...

You are stating what YOU believe to be factual.
Doesnít mean others believe the same.
Thatís my point.

Personally for me, the message is easier to digest when discussed verses thrown at me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Has your county notified you that weíre...

Has your county notified you that weíre considered critical workers and that we are suppose to be receiving the vaccine sooner vs later than others?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
This is how I’m feeling too.... ETA I do...

This is how I’m feeling too....
ETA I do require regular state required childhood immunizations.
I don’t require the flu shot although I did this year.



I understand and respect your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
Just the fact that a parent chooses to put their...

Just the fact that a parent chooses to put their child and themselves at risk by attending care makes them liable in my opinion.

You are following all the necessary protocols to keep your DCKís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Blackcat31
What education do you have in ECE? I am...

What education do you have in ECE?

I am licensed as family child care so I don't know a ton about center rules but I do know getting a variance for staff requirements is not likely.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
She is anxious about vaccines so she called work...

She is anxious about vaccines so she called work this morning and asked if she could come in before her shift instead of after. They said yes, so she got it already this morning! So relieved! :o
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Just found out my daughter is scheduled to get...

Just found out my daughter is scheduled to get the vaccine tomorrow at 2:45.
Makes me feel a bit better since she works on the COVID floor at a big hospital.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: This IS hard. It's the mental health...

:hug: This IS hard.

It's the mental health stress that I think is the hardest thing to deal with.

Every little cough, runny nose, tummy bug and or sneeze has me on edge but I just try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,042
Posted By Blackcat31
I thought you were being flippant....but they...

I thought you were being flippant....but they actually state that on the front page of the site! :eek: :rolleyes:

Yikes! Good luck to them... as we've discussed before, its a nice idea in theory...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Blackcat31
I used to have this issue as well. Always the...

I used to have this issue as well.
Always the one parent that asked every single time even though I know they knew the answer.

I finally just told them they could either pay the flat weekly rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Blackcat31
Add me to the same list. I play CD's through...

Add me to the same list.
I play CD's through the DVD player.

I do have a Firestick and that allows me to download Pandora but I can barely figure out how to operate the Firestick so I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Blackcat31
If you work in a center, I think another adult is...

If you work in a center, I think another adult is necessary to be able to address and "fix" this issue.

If you work in a self owned child care, I would terminate care. I don't keep kids that hit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,071
Posted By Blackcat31
From my personal experience I am betting it was a...

From my personal experience I am betting it was a whole lot more than 2 minutes if it is this upsetting.

I am also venturing to say that you've had other issues with the provider if they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
I dunno.... Iím so on the fence But DH is a...

I dunno.... Iím so on the fence
But DH is a Type 1 diabetic so he definitely wants to get it.

I just canít decide :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
I was just notified by my licensor that my state...

I was just notified by my licensor that my state considers child care providers "front line" or critical workers and are counted in those that want the vaccine first. My licensor was asked to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Blackcat31
In my state what they are allowing and not...

In my state what they are allowing and not allowing varies by county so definitely confusing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,136
Posted By Blackcat31
We collect donations for a different charity each...

We collect donations for a different charity each year
I want the kids to give as well as receive

This year we are buying personal items (soap, shampoo, combs, socks, lotion, toothpaste etc) for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Blackcat31
Favorite Christmas movies: Itís a Wonderful Life...

Favorite Christmas movies: Itís a Wonderful Life or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Favorite Christmas song: Oh Holy Night

Favorite Christmas candy: Not a fan of candy but I love those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,208
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,561
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: Hang in there! It's hard to live in...

:hug: Hang in there! It's hard to live in limbo..
Hopefully you stay healthy and virus free and can get back to regular life soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By Blackcat31
I take some of the holidays but in Jan, Feb and...

I take some of the holidays but in Jan, Feb and March there are none I planned off. The kids still have school on MLK day as well as presidents day. My next scheduled day off is Easter (April). :(...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By Blackcat31
Its frightening how much we have in common. ...

Its frightening how much we have in common.

I lovethis coffee. Coffee anything! Although I am not a fan of Starbucks or Caribou (I don't know if everyone has Caribou or not but it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,136
Posted By Blackcat31
Normally, this is me as well but this year I am...

Normally, this is me as well but this year I am doing something a bit different.

We had a daycare kid name exchange. Each kid drew another kids name and brought a gift. So far all but one has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2020, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Blackcat31
I am laughing out loud at this ......as I fill my...

I am laughing out loud at this ......as I fill my face with cheesy risotto and spiced apple pork tenderloin :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Blackcat31
Her story is in one of these threads ...

Her story is in one of these threads

https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=judge+judy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 68,390
Posted By Blackcat31
likethis I love when things are worked out in a...

likethis I love when things are worked out in a positive way :)

COVID makes life stressful for everyone but we (as a group) donít have to let it turn us against each other :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 68,390
Posted By Blackcat31
Putting on my moderator hat now: Please...

Putting on my moderator hat now:

Please refrain from sharing your political views in regards to COVID in this thread.

Discussion of daycare business, policies and/or guidelines as well as how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
I think we should do that! I'll start a thread...

I think we should do that!
I'll start a thread and get the info needed!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 68,390
Posted By Blackcat31
:hug: I empathize with you.... this is so hard. ...

:hug: I empathize with you.... this is so hard.
I understand and share the fear. This feels like it's getting so close to home that it will be impossible to prevent no matter what we do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 68,390
Posted By Blackcat31
I am open and have been the whole time. I...

I am open and have been the whole time. I haven't had too many issues with finding supplies, making adjustments to our normal routines and keeping things as safe as I am humanly able to.

Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
Here unless you live in an apartment building a...

Here unless you live in an apartment building a majority of people have real trees. Being winter and most houses are closed up tight, the smell can get overwhelming sometimes so I was borderline...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
We could definitely still try and fit it in...or...

We could definitely still try and fit it in...or even let it bleed over into the New Year if anyone is interested in participating.

I'll start a thread and see what people think.

Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,208
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 706,561
Posted By Blackcat31
I've only been open for 45 minutes and already...

I've only been open for 45 minutes and already I've broken up a knock down drag out fight between my two toddler DCK's both wanting the same item.

Who knew an empty plastic spice container could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
I've seen those scented things but have never...

I've seen those scented things but have never bought any.

My house always smells like a forest as it is from just the tree itself so do those of you that use them, use them because you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 821
Posted By Blackcat31
So you'll be sending me a dozen right? :lol::p

So you'll be sending me a dozen right? :lol::p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Absolutely! It is rather genius if I do say...

Absolutely!

It is rather genius if I do say so myself! lol!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
I love Christmas cookies but hate baking. I...

I love Christmas cookies but hate baking.
I have no patience for it.

I have a plan though...I usually ask my daycare families to each bring two dozen home made cookies to daycare so we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
Its hard when the snow gets deep but some of the...

Its hard when the snow gets deep but some of the things we do outside are digging.. I keep shovels and buckets in an area for "sandbox" type play. I use garden trowels as they dig in the snow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
No truer words have been spoken. ;) lovethis

No truer words have been spoken. ;) lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
My grandma did something similar :) Several...

My grandma did something similar :)

Several of my kiddos have these (https://lbow.com)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Round, flat or square.... the world is a powder...

Round, flat or square.... the world is a powder keg just waiting to go off. Everyone is offended by something and everything and Ďsnarkyí seems to be the new norm. (in general)

I try hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Blackcat31
I think this is dependent upon where you live. ...

I think this is dependent upon where you live.

34F here would be an entire afternoon outside.
If the sun was shining it would mean a lightweight jacket verses a heavy snow coat. :Sunny:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,151
Posted By Blackcat31
Definitely join all the conversations. ...

Definitely join all the conversations.

There are some really good ones!
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