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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By Malmom
I Need Suggestions/Help

I am at my wits end with two of my dckís and Iím not sure what to do. Both will turn three next month, and neither of them are potty trained. The first one, dcb, has been holding his poop in for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,832
Posted By Malmom
We filed a chapter 7. We didn't have sell...

We filed a chapter 7. We didn't have sell anything, but we also didn't own a home at that point. We chose to reaffirm our car loan, but communication was mixed up between our lawyer and our bank. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,832
Posted By Malmom
We filed bankruptcy before. It's not the end all...

We filed bankruptcy before. It's not the end all people make it out to be. Within a year and a half, I bought a new Toyota Sienna with a 5% interest rate. We had credit cards again, and at the two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,777
Posted By Malmom
I have twins that had period fever syndrome. They...

I have twins that had period fever syndrome. They were diagnosed when they were 4. Unfortunately for us, it took about a year before we realized something was wrong. Every month like clockwork, one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Malmom
I think you did overcharge them. Very rarely do I...

I think you did overcharge them. Very rarely do I babysit at night or weekends, but my going rate is $10 an hour for one kid, $12 an hour for 2+ kids. That seems to be the normal going rate in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By Malmom
That's why I tell my parents we have to both...

That's why I tell my parents we have to both decide when kids are ready. And I have in my contract that they have to wear toddler friendly clothes- pants that pull up/down, or dresses. I don't mess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By Malmom
Dad works for a bank. They know what day it is....

Dad works for a bank. They know what day it is. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By Malmom
After 11 Years of Childcare

It finally happened. A parent showed up today to drop off. On Labor Day.

We had a party last night and we didn't even get to bed until 1:30. My daughter woke me up at 9:30 telling me a kid was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,964
Posted By Malmom
I would not change jobs right now if I were you....

I would not change jobs right now if I were you. We are in the process of trying to buy a house and was told that as long as it was the same profession, it didn't matter. My husband had 6 consecutive...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By Malmom
I do use a T/S percent- it's around 38%. It's...

I do use a T/S percent- it's around 38%. It's different every year.

They are saying that I'm not allowed to claim 100% of the total square footage of my home to calculate my T/S. We use every in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By Malmom
Buying a House & Taxes

We are in the process of buying a house. Our loan is in underwriting now, and the underwriter is saying that I did my taxes wrong by claiming 100% of the house. I know we are allowed to do that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Malmom
I would never dream of notifying a parent over a...

I would never dream of notifying a parent over a broken toy. It's all part of the job- things will get broken. Now if the kid was angry and broke the toy in a fit of rage, then yes I would. But if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By Malmom
I put up with a lot of stuff, but no way could I...

I put up with a lot of stuff, but no way could I do that. I can't even stand to see three year olds not potty trained. I would have to term.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,598
Posted By Malmom
Deducting Self Employment Tax?

i do my taxes myself and use TurboTax. I came across an article tonight that said self employed people could deduct a portion of their self employment tax. Is this correct for us? And how would I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Malmom
Buying a Home?

Forgive me if this isn't in the right spot.

My husband and I are hopefully going to be purchasing our first home this summer. We've been looking casually, just haven't found anything we like yet....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Malmom
What to Tell Other Parents?

I plan on terming a family as soon as I find someone to replace them. I've been done with them for a while now, and this week has just been icing on the cake.

My parents have all been great in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Malmom
Nonpayment in the summer- how to handle?

I have a contract and it gives parents 2 weeks of vacation/sick days where they don't pay.

Single mom with two kids started with me last summer. They were here sporadically throughout the summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,966
Posted By Malmom
I sent her an email back telling her that rates...

I sent her an email back telling her that rates would stay the same. I feel bad- I know she is a single mom probably struggling to make ends meet. That's why I offered her such a good deal in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,966
Posted By Malmom
Changing Rate Because of Pre-K?

I have a dck who is 3. He's been with me full Time since August, and his sister comes after school. I'm already giving her a heck of a deal- at least $40 less a week than what centers charge.

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Malmom
Do You Buy Presents For Kids?

I have in the past- I stay around the $15 range per kid.

This year I have several new kids, so parents won't be expecting presents. Would it be bad if I don't purchase presents this year? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By Malmom
Open Ten Years

And I had my first biting incident today. I feel awful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By Malmom
How Would You Handle This?

In my 10 years of doing daycare, this is a first.

I just had a parent call me. Turns out, their child, age 5, told her that we watched a scary movie today where a girl was locked up in a cage,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By Malmom
I Know You All Can Relate...

This is my last week with a dck, and I am SO happy about it. Not because of the kid, who has always been so good, but because of her annoying mom.

I found out today that this entire MONTH either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,578
Posted By Malmom
I Cringe Every Time I See This FB Page

This is a girl in the next town over. Every time I see her post on local community pages, linking her FB page to advertise, I just cringe. It's awful- full of grammatical, punctuation and spelling...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,251
Posted By Malmom
Claiming Depreciation?

This is the first time I've ever claimed depreciation. I purchased an iPad that I am wanting to claim, and we also purchased new living room furniture and dining room furniture as well.

I always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By Malmom
Parents & Sickness

I know we all gripe about the parents who dope their kids up and send them to us. What about the opposite? Does anyone have a parent that is so terrified of their child getting sick that they keep...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By Malmom
Hours I Was Open?

I'm open every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. My nephew, who is one of my daycare kids, frequently stays the night. On average, about 1x a week. Can I claim the hours that he is here at night as my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-06-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By Malmom
You can get the kindle app for your iPhone and...

You can get the kindle app for your iPhone and then buy the kindle version of the book.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,372
Posted By Malmom
One of my favorite presents ever was a $50 gift...

One of my favorite presents ever was a $50 gift card to a hotel, a $25 gas card, and then 4 $15 gift cards to restaurants, all packaged up in a basket with a mini road atlas and a few snack foods. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By Malmom
As for the repeater, it seems normal to me. All...

As for the repeater, it seems normal to me. All three of my children repeated things over and over again. And if they said something to me and I didn't repeat word for word what they said, they got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,307
Posted By Malmom
You don't give antibiotics for thrush- that will...

You don't give antibiotics for thrush- that will just make it worse. When my dd was a newborn, we both ended up with thrush thanks to the antibiotics I was on due to an infection from my c-section. ...
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