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Life as a daycare provider: experiences, anecdotes, emotions...

  1. Divorce :(

    Had to close today as I found out last night that my husband is cheating on me :(. Feel so sick was up all night. Told all my daycare parents later...

    Started by babydom, 10-13-2016 03:11 PM
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  2. Mississauga daycare closing!

    Hi everyone! Just posting for anyone in Mississauga area that may be interested in purchasing some stuff.....I am closing this summer. I will...

    Started by Wonderwiper, 06-25-2019 03:53 PM
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    11-29-2019 08:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Messes and cleanliness

    Hello all. So, my husband is starting to freak out over the amount of mess that a daycare creates. Our main play area is in the basement, but I...

    Started by Littledragon, 07-17-2012 08:36 PM
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  4. Still Not Adjusted After 4 Months

    I am looking for opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. on my situation. Please bear with me as this could get lengthy. One of my DCG’s is currently...

    Started by 935, 10-08-2019 09:57 AM
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    10-09-2019 10:19 AM Go to last post
  5. DCD Says “Too old for naps now”

    I have one dad of a 3 year old (just turned 3) DCB who just this morning made a comment in regards to my nap times that “yeah, he doesn’t really need...

    Started by 935, 08-20-2019 12:38 PM
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    08-24-2019 07:58 AM Go to last post
  6. I need some advice from the pros, just opened daycare, please any tips!

    Hi all, I just started my daycare, and everything is going okay. But I am struggling with a few things.... 1. How to manage family life with...

    Started by daycarenewbie, 07-04-2019 11:28 PM
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    07-09-2019 10:56 PM Go to last post
  7. My main reason to live

    I had a grief. I lost my wife. She died two weeks ago. Now I only have our daughter. I feel very bad without my wife. I do not know how to live. So...

    Started by jamieereynoldss, 07-04-2019 07:20 AM
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  8. Christmas Gifts for Daycare Providers

    In the last few days I have had some family and friends ask me what a provider would like for Christmas. My answer in both cases was money or a gift...

    Started by mickyc, 11-22-2013 01:58 PM
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    07-04-2019 03:20 AM Go to last post
  9. Painful cracking dry skin on hands

    My hands are taking a beating from all the hand washing and dish washing I do. Can anyone recommend a good hand cream? I have been using Glysomed...

    Started by AcornsFalling, 03-27-2014 12:12 AM
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    06-05-2019 04:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Fleas?

    One of my daycare boys was playing when he first got here this morning and he said FLEA! And I asked him what he was talking about and he said there...

    Started by Starshine, 10-12-2012 08:33 AM
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    05-02-2019 04:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Frugal Tips

    How do you save money on daycare or family expenses? Thought we could share the ways that we reduce our expenses and help each other out! -I price...

    Started by gravy_train, 02-07-2014 09:16 AM
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  12. What to do about a child non stop crying.

    So I have a 2.5 year old girl in my care and she has been with me for a year and was my best kid, but the last 2 months she cries non stop. Drop off...

    Started by Allimd55, 12-28-2017 11:54 AM
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    04-25-2019 03:06 AM Go to last post
  13. New to potty training - Help please

    Hello, I have recently opened my home daycare. I don't have any experience potty training. I have yet to potty train my 2 year old son. I have a...

    Started by bonnie, 12-04-2017 02:54 PM
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    03-31-2019 03:18 PM Go to last post
  14. Daughter will not go to school

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with their own children not wanting to go to school. My daughter just started JK a few weeks ago and it has...

    Started by Jen, 09-30-2014 01:46 PM
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    02-20-2019 12:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Feeling Guilty About Upcoming Termination Notice

    I’m about to hand out my first termination notice next week, & I’m feeling very guilty about it. DCG has almost become a member of our family & we’ve...

    Started by wpgmomma0412, 02-03-2019 03:10 PM
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    02-06-2019 03:43 PM Go to last post

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