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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:44 AM
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Posted By MyAngels
Those look like hives to me, but I would have...

Those look like hives to me, but I would have excluded too. It really could be many things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By MyAngels
If I'm ever in doubt about whether a check will...

If I'm ever in doubt about whether a check will clear I always take it to the bank it's drawn on and cash it. I've surprised one or two people over the years by doing that (I presume they were...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By MyAngels
Your very first purchase should be Tom Copeland's...

Your very first purchase should be Tom Copeland's tax books. Keep the receipts, they are 100% tax deductible :)

https://www.redleafpress.org/cw_contributorinfo.aspx?ContribID=35&Name=Tom+Copeland...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By MyAngels
I tell all my current families that they'd better...

I tell all my current families that they'd better start referring or I'm retiring :lol:. Just kidding, but word-of-mouth and referrals have kept me full for a long time.

I do see a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,593
Posted By MyAngels
I didn't read completely through all the other...

I didn't read completely through all the other responses so forgive me if this has already been asked, but why didn't you just talk with your provider about this issue, explaining what you wanted and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 476
Posted By MyAngels
I go on Monday directly after I'm off work...

I go on Monday directly after I'm off work (4:30). It's the least busy day at the store and my hubby has to work late so I go on my own. I've never grocery shopped with my husband, not entirely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By MyAngels
Unless you gave them a specific date to pay the...

Unless you gave them a specific date to pay the holding fee, I would give them a courtesy email, something along the lines of "as discussed in our meeting, in order to secure your child's enrollment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By MyAngels
I once figured out I make a little over $100 per...

I once figured out I make a little over $100 per hour with the food program. Takes me about an hour or less per week to enter menus/attendance online, plus the 3 visits per year. I normally get $500...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By MyAngels
When you hand out the newsletter you probably...

When you hand out the newsletter you probably should also mention that they need to read it, especially the part about staying on the driveway, that way they can't claim ignorance because they didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By MyAngels
I've done the friends and family things a couple...

I've done the friends and family things a couple of times over the years, but I always go in with the understanding that I'll be losing money and I've been okay with that. I've only done it when I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By MyAngels
I don't think an "attachment" to a daycare child...

I don't think an "attachment" to a daycare child is necessary to be a good provider. I care for all of my dcks and provide good quality, even loving care, but it's important to realize that they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By MyAngels
I used to have one, thankfully she dropped off...

I used to have one, thankfully she dropped off after everyone was awake though. At one point, one of my older kids told her she needed to use her inside voice:lol: but it didn't quiet her down at all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By MyAngels
I've had lots over the years, a few that come to...

I've had lots over the years, a few that come to mind:

Mo-Mo
Happy Abby, or depending on the day, Crabby Abby :lol:
Tay-Tay
Nickster
Spud
Ko-bear
Baby bear
Pink-a-poo
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By MyAngels
I only take checks, or cash I guess buy no one...

I only take checks, or cash I guess buy no one ever pays that way. My cubbies are right inside my front door and everyone just drops their check there on Monday morning. When they are new I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By MyAngels
Totally made me :lol::lol::lol:

Totally made me :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 722
Posted By MyAngels
I don't know that there really is an average. ...

I don't know that there really is an average. The best way to figure it out is to keep records for two months of the year of every hour that you spend in your home doing anything related to daycare,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 722
Posted By MyAngels
In this case I took the number of snacks you were...

In this case I took the number of snacks you were reimbursed for (1296) and multiplied it by the IRS standard deduction rate of .73. I'm going on the assumption that you serve two snacks per day...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 722
Posted By MyAngels
To claim the other snack (over and above what...

To claim the other snack (over and above what you've been reimbursed for) you could add in another 1,296 snacks (based on the picture you posted), giving you an additional deduction of $946.08 at the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 722
Posted By MyAngels
You should pick up a copy of Tom Copeland's book,...

You should pick up a copy of Tom Copeland's book, it gives a lot of information about what you can claim, a lot of stuff you might not think of.

I also save every receipt for absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,537
Posted By MyAngels
I'm having flashbacks to my childhood and my...

I'm having flashbacks to my childhood and my annoying brother this morning. One of my dcks is sitting next to me on the couch and keeps poking me. I just want to hollar "Mom he's toouuching...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By MyAngels
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-27-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By MyAngels
Shed

We bought a storage shed last year that cost about $2400, which included laying a rock base for it. It's not attached to the land. Can the TS% be deducted in full for 2017 or is it something that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sure Tom will chime in, but it sounds like...

I'm sure Tom will chime in, but it sounds like you need to find a CPA who is more familiar with the specific ins and outs of home childcare taxes. If there are mistakes on previous returns you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By MyAngels
I like the one shaped like a house in the first...

I like the one shaped like a house in the first set and the middle one on the next set.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By MyAngels
My kids won't touch rice either, I've tried it...

My kids won't touch rice either, I've tried it many different ways and it's a no-go :)

I've also tried several different WW pastas with no success. I don't know what's different about this one,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By MyAngels
I Found A WG Pasta My Kids Will Actually Eat

I found it at Kroger, I think it's their store brand - Simple Truth Organic 100% whole wheat rotini. I picked it up on a whim so I'm not sure if there are other types, but my kids actually liked it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
Posted By MyAngels
If you don't count my time working at a center,...

If you don't count my time working at a center, 25 years for me. I thought I would stay in it until my grandkids were all in school, but since it seems my two youngest won't be having kids anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Posted By MyAngels
I wouldn't stress too much about this. It may...

I wouldn't stress too much about this. It may very well come to nothing, but you have insurance to cover you in cases like this and it sounds like you were not negligent in any way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Posted By MyAngels
This is what I was thinking, too. My DD fell on...

This is what I was thinking, too. My DD fell on the ice recently at her apartment complex and required emergency medical treatment for it. The insurance company has indicated that they will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By MyAngels
Almost exclusively referrals these days, but I've...

Almost exclusively referrals these days, but I've also been told I'm on some sort of referral list at the two major companies here, so you might call around and see if there's something like that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By MyAngels
For some reason I get more calls in January and...

For some reason I get more calls in January and May. I don't really know why as it doesn't correlate with anything in particular (school being out and the like).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,218
Posted By MyAngels
I've not heard anything about lead testing, but...

I've not heard anything about lead testing, but my rep e-mailed me recently to ask me when my house was built:confused: Probably something to do with it I guess.

For some reason I don't get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,218
Posted By MyAngels
I knew you guys would love this one :lol: ...

I knew you guys would love this one :lol:

This is such a slippery slope. Personally if I felt that I might have to terminate because of behavior I would definitely not document that behavior but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,218
Posted By MyAngels
New Law in IL Re: Expulsion From Preschool

Beginning in January 2018 Illinois preschools and licensed daycare providers can no longer simply expel a child for behavior problems :rolleyes:

I haven't heard a peep from DCFS on this and I'm...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-07-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By MyAngels
The workbook and organizer is the one that's...

The workbook and organizer is the one that's meant to be used to do your own taxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,527
Posted By MyAngels
likethis It's almost like a reset button....

likethis

It's almost like a reset button. Maybe being away makes them appreciate us more :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,527
Posted By MyAngels
One of my very favorite families of all time...

One of my very favorite families of all time stopped by today, all 3 kids and their mom. The youngest is in 1st grade so they've been gone a couple of years. The boys came in just like they were here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 245,527
Posted By MyAngels
I had only planned to take Monday off for the...

I had only planned to take Monday off for the holiday, but I ended up with Friday off (no kids), Monday (Holiday), Tuesday (no kids again) and today (power was out this am and it's in the negative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,537
Posted By MyAngels
Just wanted to offer a virtual :hug:. I will keep...

Just wanted to offer a virtual :hug:. I will keep you and your mom in my prayers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By MyAngels
I have done it and it's very easy. It's done...

I have done it and it's very easy. It's done lying face down on a table with your breast through an opening in the table (hanging down). They use an imaging machine to guide a needle to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I'll...

I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I'll be sending positive prayers your way for a good outcome.

I continued to work through a year of breast cancer treatment a couple of years ago. During...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By MyAngels
I use the do not disturb mode on my phone at...

I use the do not disturb mode on my phone at times like this. It allows me to put exceptions in for certain people (my kids, hubby, mom, etc) and all other calls go to voicemail. I lovethis DND mode...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By MyAngels
I saw an idea once where they used a glass top...

I saw an idea once where they used a glass top end table from a thrift store, replaced the glass with frosted plexiglass (Menards sells it here) and then stapled some white lights underneath as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By MyAngels
This is how I'd handle it too. I've had...

This is how I'd handle it too. I've had grandparents pay me a few times, but the checks were given to me by the grandparents themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By MyAngels
How in the world did you keep a straight face? I...

How in the world did you keep a straight face? I would have busted out laughing at that. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By MyAngels
Oh yes, the "tone" is what keeps my families in...

Oh yes, the "tone" is what keeps my families in check. Don't like the "tone"? Don't do anything to bring it on :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,865
Posted By MyAngels
I think I'm going to do something like this:...

I think I'm going to do something like this:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By MyAngels
We have a weird phenomenon going on around here....

We have a weird phenomenon going on around here. Vanity centers. There are 3 very wealthy women in our community who have opened numerous centers in our 150,000 member community. They are literally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By MyAngels
After reading all these threads/issues I guess...

After reading all these threads/issues I guess there's something to be said for my old fashioned methods. Check or cash in advance, spreadsheets for income and expenses.

I've even started back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By MyAngels
I always calculate mine, but my reimbursement has...

I always calculate mine, but my reimbursement has always been correct.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By MyAngels
Take a look at the county court website for...

Take a look at the county court website for whatever county you are in. Many of them have a section on how to pursue a small claims complaint. You'll most likely have to pay the filing and service...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,366
Posted By MyAngels
I agree with this. But I'm also not the type who...

I agree with this. But I'm also not the type who worries about the government overreaching either, so it stands to reason I would feel this way :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,366
Posted By MyAngels
I'm in Illinois. It's free. I think...

I'm in Illinois.

It's free.

I think it's anyone over 13 in the household, but it's been awhile since I had younger people in the house so that may have changed.

DCFS recently added a FBI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sure it happens more than I realize, but the...

I'm sure it happens more than I realize, but the only one I remember off hand was a little girl who told her mom every day that I pulled her hair. She was dead serious, so I knew she wasn't making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By MyAngels
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,223
Posted By MyAngels
Is this related to your driveway blocking dad? If...

Is this related to your driveway blocking dad? If so I'd just have a face to face conversation with him and ask him directly to park correctly.

If a bunch of people are doing the same thing I'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,071
Posted By MyAngels
One of the handouts given out by my FP said that...

One of the handouts given out by my FP said that if you don't specify any whole grains in a day they will disallow the meal/snack with the lowest reimbursement rate. Of course, this could be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,134
Posted By MyAngels
"You'll need to rock him to sleep." How old is he...

"You'll need to rock him to sleep." How old is he again? "He's 4." :eek:

They were shocked, shocked I tell you, when I refused to enroll :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By MyAngels
I had your exact baby a number of years ago. I...

I had your exact baby a number of years ago. I dealt with it just as BC and Ariana advised. She was an extremely difficult baby, a clingy, whiny toddler, and insecure preschooler. Oddly enough she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By MyAngels
likethis Me, too, plus I'm too old to deal...

likethis

Me, too, plus I'm too old to deal with the State of Illinois notorious bureaucracy and ineptitude.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,071
Posted By MyAngels
That's all I use it for and I haven't had any...

That's all I use it for and I haven't had any problems.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-27-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By MyAngels
I made these for my kids this week. I used...

I made these for my kids this week. I used chicken instead of turkey though. I was surprised, they really liked it. I have some very picky eaters right now.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By MyAngels
I make my own with elastic all the way around. ...

I make my own with elastic all the way around. I've got another idea for making an envelope style with velcro for closing the flap, but I haven't actually made it yet as my current sheets are still...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By MyAngels
If you were to start saving just $50 per month in...

If you were to start saving just $50 per month in a tax deferred account now, and saved for 40 years, you would have a projected $174,550 at the end. Compare that to saving that same $50 per month...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By MyAngels
Have you looked at what you'll be eligible for...

Have you looked at what you'll be eligible for through Social Security? I'm not sure of the exact rules, but depending on how long you were married you may be able to claim a higher benefit based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,081
Posted By MyAngels
I have a terrible memory for old threads and even...

I have a terrible memory for old threads and even I remember that one :lol:

I bring them out of the nap room and change them, then put them back to sleep. I wouldn't like to lay around with poo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By MyAngels
This sounds like my dream dcp lol. Just kidding....

This sounds like my dream dcp lol. Just kidding. Sort of :Sunny:

Maybe you could try asking him a direct question so that he has to respond? I have a dcd that doesn't really talk unless I engage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By MyAngels
Congratulations on becoming a grandma :) :Sunny: ...

Congratulations on becoming a grandma :) :Sunny:

I'm sure I'll be the odd woman out with advice, but I care for my granddaughter for free, with no contract, nor any expectations that my son and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,587
Posted By MyAngels
This is a great forum - old style and all! I...

This is a great forum - old style and all! I don't post much these days, but I like to check in once or twice a week, and it's always nice to see what's going on with everyone. I never even looked...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-24-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By MyAngels
I've read quite a few of her books. I started...

I've read quite a few of her books. I started with the Will Trent series. I think Tryptych was the first in that series. I need to go back and read the Grant County books as those pre-date the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,343
Posted By MyAngels
I agree with what Leigh said, but I personally...

I agree with what Leigh said, but I personally would do a meeting with the parents. It would be an adults only meeting and we would go over, line by line, the contract that they signed. IMO a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By MyAngels
It's possible she has other interviews scheduled...

It's possible she has other interviews scheduled between now and then, and would cancel if she finds a good fit before she interviews with you, hence the comment about if anything changes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By MyAngels
I've known this for well over a year, ever since...

I've known this for well over a year, ever since my food rep first introduced KK, when she typed the wrong spelling into my browser and sent my laptop into a tailspin :lol:. Fortunately no long term...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By MyAngels
Ditto what everybody else said, plus I'd start...

Ditto what everybody else said, plus I'd start advertising for her replacement (and replacements for everyone else who will "go with her" :lol:) and let it be known that's what you're doing :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By MyAngels
Did you hear that whistling sound? That was the...

Did you hear that whistling sound? That was the bullet you just dodged with this lady :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By MyAngels
likethis Unless they were saying something...

likethis

Unless they were saying something negative about me personally or my care, it wouldn't bother me at all. As others said, daycare is expensive. It was expensive 30 years ago when I paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By MyAngels
Since it looks like you're allowed to swaddle...

Since it looks like you're allowed to swaddle (from the PP's post), and if you're comfortable with it, you might consider using one of these: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By MyAngels
I guess I need to spend some time shopping - my...

I guess I need to spend some time shopping - my quite large stash teeters precariously on top of the laminating machine, which is sitting kind of cockeyed atop the leftover mason jars from our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By MyAngels
There's no way I would enroll after all that. ...

There's no way I would enroll after all that. Just reading about it made me cringe :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By MyAngels
Lowes has a 10% military discount. If anyone in...

Lowes has a 10% military discount. If anyone in your immediate family has ever served you can take advantage of that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By MyAngels
I've got two kids from one family. They're both...

I've got two kids from one family. They're both currently napping because they were up late at the fireworks last night.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By MyAngels
I'm fairly certain that DCFS will conduct an...

I'm fairly certain that DCFS will conduct an investigation first, then if for some reason they felt it necessary they would refer it to law enforcement for criminal charges. I'm no expert though, so...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-23-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By MyAngels
I tend to read a lot of series books: ...

I tend to read a lot of series books:

Michael Connelly's Harry Busch books and to a lesser degree his Micky Haller books. He's starting a new series this summer as well.

Robert Crais' Elvis...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 06:18 AM
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Views: 801
Posted By MyAngels
That's lovely, you can really see how much you...

That's lovely, you can really see how much you have put into it. That's a cool idea, the plexiglass with the pool noodle!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,675
Posted By MyAngels
Just from the little information we have here, I...

Just from the little information we have here, I would say the parents would be required to pay the remaining 30 days. The provider is not ending the contract effective immediately but is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By MyAngels
Wow, that's so cool! You both should be awfully...

Wow, that's so cool! You both should be awfully proud of that :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By MyAngels
I'm terrible with Father's day ideas for some...

I'm terrible with Father's day ideas for some reason, but last year I bought some clear bottles from Hobby Lobby with a cork, then gave my kids some parchment style paper and had them draw a treasure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By MyAngels
:hug: I'm in the same boat - a family...

:hug:

I'm in the same boat - a family decided to switch care in May rather than in the fall. Of course I had been turning people away who called for immediate care, and now I'm getting zero calls...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-07-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By MyAngels
You are not required to give out tax statements,...

You are not required to give out tax statements, but if they provide you with a form w-10 you are required to fill that out.

Are they on some sort of assistance program? Maybe it's something to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,542
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 434,537
Posted By MyAngels
I've got a repeater - everything I say, he...

I've got a repeater - everything I say, he repeats back the last couple of words as a question. Me: I'm making lunch. Little Re-Pete: Making lunch? Me: I'm getting a headache. Little Re-Pete: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By MyAngels
I've made fitted sheets that are actually better...

I've made fitted sheets that are actually better than the store bought ones. All you have to do is sew a casing around the entire perimeter of the fabric and thread elastic through to fit. I made...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-25-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By MyAngels
Personal gross income for most purposes for us is...

Personal gross income for most purposes for us is line 12 on 1040 (Business Income or (loss). Self-employment tax is on line 57 under "Other Taxes." I always figure half of self-employment tax as...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-25-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By MyAngels
If they're asking for gross income use your...

If they're asking for gross income use your income after expenses and self-employment taxes but before your personal income taxes.

If they're asking for net income use income after expenses and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By MyAngels
The fact that she cornered another parent outside...

The fact that she cornered another parent outside and grilled them would be enough for me to term. Who needs that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By MyAngels
I just made some new ones for my cots. It's...

I just made some new ones for my cots. It's simple. I made the kind that have elastic loops that go around the legs to hold the sheets on like these: ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By MyAngels
I'd eat beans and weenies without the weenies...

I'd eat beans and weenies without the weenies forever before I'd put up with a family like that. Ugh. Term ASAP is my only advice. I'm sorry you feel you have to put up with it :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By MyAngels
Could your wife qualify for Social Security...

Could your wife qualify for Social Security Disability? If she could, then I'm pretty sure she would qualify for Medicaid too. That might ease some of your expenses and help with income.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By MyAngels
I don't really have one that I swear by, but...

I don't really have one that I swear by, but Aquaphor really works well at protecting and healing. I discovered it when I went through radiation treatments and it helped keep my skin from burning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By MyAngels
I don't specifically remember signing up or...

I don't specifically remember signing up or receiving any e-mails, but I have received a box at this time for at least 2 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By MyAngels
I don't know if this has been addressed in any of...

I don't know if this has been addressed in any of the posts here about KidKare, but it's my understanding that it was designed to work well on phones and tablets. I actually find it easier to use on...
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