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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By MyAngels
Just an FYI - you can change that in the User CP...

Just an FYI - you can change that in the User CP area likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By MyAngels
Can you tell us exactly what you're hoping to...

Can you tell us exactly what you're hoping to accomplish by continuing to be involved in this situation?

I don't remember all of the details of your previous posts, but if you reported what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,033
Posted By MyAngels
I'll offer another perspective. As a grandma and...

I'll offer another perspective. As a grandma and a daycare provider I really don't see anything wrong with the questions that you listed. As a young mother looking for daycare I didn't know to ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By MyAngels
If you're interested in seeing how much you...

If you're interested in seeing how much you might get from Social Security you can register on their website and it has a tool that predicts, based on your past earning, what you'll receive in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By MyAngels
Honestly, at the end of the day your only...

Honestly, at the end of the day your only recourse would seem to be taking this to small claims court. She's said she's not refunding your $1000. If you want it back you're going to have to ask a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By MyAngels
Yeah I got one too. I have not opened it as I...

Yeah I got one too. I have not opened it as I already have one. Typical Illinois, I would have rather had a choice of something else I could actually use :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By MyAngels
Illinois is allowing home visits. I had mine and...

Illinois is allowing home visits. I had mine and it went fine. She was very mindful of social distancing and did not even do a walk through, just the paperwork.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,511
Posted By MyAngels
A razor, and an old cell phone with x-rated...

A razor, and an old cell phone with x-rated pictures. I've pretty much done away with accepting diaper bags now.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-27-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By MyAngels
They have a special rule for self-employed...

They have a special rule for self-employed individuals that caps the amount that can be used as payroll at 8/52 of the net profit amount of your 2019 schedule C. You can read it in their newest...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By MyAngels
This blog post explains it in pretty clear...

This blog post explains it in pretty clear language for anyone wanting clarification on this:

https://bench.co/blog/operations/ppp-forgiveness-contractors-sole-props/
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-13-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By MyAngels
I'll have to go over there and ask him, thanks! ...

I'll have to go over there and ask him, thanks! I read somewhere from Tom that you could divide the proceeds by 8 and then just pay yourself that amount, but what I'm reading says that if you do...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By MyAngels
That's what I had planned to do as well, but with...

That's what I had planned to do as well, but with the 8/52 figure, that means the entire amount can't be used as payroll and then 100% forgiven. Apparently the rules are somewhat vague, but I've...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-11-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By MyAngels
Question for Tom Regarding the Forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Loan

My bank finally got back with me on the Paycheck Protection Loan, and I'm weighing my options between that and unemployment.

I've read in a couple of places now that the forgivable amount as it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-04-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By MyAngels
It is forgivable, but I think you have to spend...

It is forgivable, but I think you have to spend it on certain expenses for it to be forgiven. I know payroll and mortgage payments are allowed, and I'm sure there are more expenses that qualify too.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-04-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By MyAngels
I spoke too soon - I applied for the EIDL on...

I spoke too soon - I applied for the EIDL on April 8th and $1000 showed up in my account this morning.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-04-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By MyAngels
I applied for the EIDL on 4/8 and received an...

I applied for the EIDL on 4/8 and received an email late last week saying basically we'll get to you when we get to you.

My state hasn't even implemented the PUA yet, but is suggesting self...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By MyAngels
I would just give your current families a heads...

I would just give your current families a heads up by telling them that you have some appointments coming up that you may need to close briefly with short notice. If they press you on why I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By MyAngels
I applied and if I do accept it I plan on putting...

I applied and if I do accept it I plan on putting it in a separate checking account and just write checks to myself and for any other allowable expenses with a note on the memo line as to what it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,406
Posted By MyAngels
Our governor just extended the stay home order...

Our governor just extended the stay home order for another month, and now has decided face masks are mandatory when out and about :rolleyes:.

I was ghosted by one family on payment that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By MyAngels
He has some funny ones, I especially like the "My...

He has some funny ones, I especially like the "My Corona" one :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,474
Posted By MyAngels
I do think we should be opening back up, slowly...

I do think we should be opening back up, slowly but surely. Each individual person needs to be responsible for their own well being and that of their family.

I'd also like to see some of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,146
Posted By MyAngels
This is pretty much what I've been thinking all...

This is pretty much what I've been thinking all along. We can't just shut down huge parts of our economy forever. We need to focus more on testing and isolating those that have the virus and let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By MyAngels
In this case, since they seem to have an ongoing...

In this case, since they seem to have an ongoing concern, I'd simply do a diaper change in front of the parent before sending this child home. That eliminates any questions about cleanliness or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,146
Posted By MyAngels
I read this article yesterday. Based on what...

I read this article yesterday. Based on what they're saying we've got a long way to go, and we may be going in the wrong direction with the whole social distancing rather than ramping up testing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By MyAngels
So far I've not been affected by this, but it...

So far I've not been affected by this, but it will happen. I have 8 kids but only 4 families right now. 3 of the families are "working from home" and were very concerned that I would close. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,146
Posted By MyAngels
I had to laugh at the headline in my local paper...

I had to laugh at the headline in my local paper this morning. Something to the effect of - Amtrak reports a woman who possibly tested positive was on a train that passed through our station :lol:. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,146
Posted By MyAngels
My son and his family were scheduled for a cruise...

My son and his family were scheduled for a cruise here in a couple of weeks. It's cancelled, full refund given. I'm actually glad for this. I wouldn't step foot on a cruise ship right now, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 65,146
Posted By MyAngels
It's my understanding that if you see a...

It's my understanding that if you see a healthcare worker wearing a mask it's just another layer to try to protect their sick patients. Mostly they wear them for surgery (same reason, protecting the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By MyAngels
We have Wells Fargo as our mortgagor, but we went...

We have Wells Fargo as our mortgagor, but we went through a broker last time we needed a mortgage. It's been quite a few years though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By MyAngels
This is what I would do, except I'd just address...

This is what I would do, except I'd just address it at pickup (while the kids are running around like maniacs anyway lol). "I know you don't like this behavior any more than I do, so we need to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By MyAngels
I've dealt with this for years (single car...

I've dealt with this for years (single car driveway, busy street). When my kids were young and still living here, they always knew they needed to leave a few extra minutes in the morning in case...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-02-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By MyAngels
I wouldn't go through your mom, I'd talk directly...

I wouldn't go through your mom, I'd talk directly to the person doing my taxes. If he doesn't know what t/s is or doesn't use it, he's not the right person to be doing your taxes.

Being audited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,350
Posted By MyAngels
I feel like you handled this well. So many times...

I feel like you handled this well. So many times we, as providers, get so defensive and want to make out the "parents" as the bad guys, but you didn't do that.

I've been providing care for over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By MyAngels
As far as the food program goes, it's free money...

As far as the food program goes, it's free money with little effort needed whether you're Tier I or II, so I can't see why you wouldn't want to participate. Eligibility for the higher tier...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By MyAngels
I've never really understood why providers don't...

I've never really understood why providers don't want to participate in the food program. It's free money, for minimal effort. I have to feed the kids either way, so I might as well make a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By MyAngels
In this case I would send a message back giving...

In this case I would send a message back giving her a deadline to return your deposit. "As soon as I have the chance" can mean anything from tomorrow, to next year sometime. If you think she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By MyAngels
If you haven't already done it, you might want to...

If you haven't already done it, you might want to give a heads up to your licensing agency/licensor. Just in case she decides to get salty and file some bogus complaint.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By MyAngels
I love that! I'd have soooo many pies...

I love that! I'd have soooo many pies though......:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By MyAngels
I don't know what brand they are as they've been...

I don't know what brand they are as they've been on my doors longer than I've owned my house, but my exterior knobs can be locked so you can't enter the house from the outside without a key, but they...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By MyAngels
Another vote for John Sandford. I love his Prey...

Another vote for John Sandford. I love his Prey series books, but there are a lot of them, he's up to somewhere in the 25 or 26 range now. He also has another series that ties into the Prey books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By MyAngels
The plans they are looking for are specific to...

The plans they are looking for are specific to each daycare home. You just identify anything in and around your home that could be hazardous and specify what you are doing to mitigate the risk. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By MyAngels
I would be tempted to respond with "Sure, the fee...

I would be tempted to respond with "Sure, the fee for this service is $(the amount you lost when he pulled), payable in advance on a weekly basis:D. But really, I'd probably just ignore it.

I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By MyAngels
I absolutely love my Shark. I bought the powered...

I absolutely love my Shark. I bought the powered head lift away one and it's probably 5 years old now and it works as good as the day I bought it.

I will say you need to keep up with filter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,373
Posted By MyAngels
I have one right now who takes the phrase "You...

I have one right now who takes the phrase "You have to choose your battles" to the extreme. As in "I choose no battles at all." It's ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By MyAngels
Estimated taxes are definitely not optional. I...

Estimated taxes are definitely not optional. I don't like paying quarterly so I adjusted my husband's withholding to cover my taxes as well, but I still keep an eye on my income to be sure we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By MyAngels
That's so cute! With my current group I could...

That's so cute! With my current group I could totally see one certain kid trying to stuff another little one inside :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By MyAngels
If she's normally in school, then you need to...

If she's normally in school, then you need to mark that she's at home. There's a place to mark either "sick" or "no school" to the right of the child's name in KidKare, assuming you're using that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By MyAngels
I've never used Turbo Tax, but I use the H&R...

I've never used Turbo Tax, but I use the H&R Block software, and if you're talking about that little box that calculates the refund or amount you owe in the corner, don't pay attention to that until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By MyAngels
I can't improve upon the advice you've already...

I can't improve upon the advice you've already been given, but in the future the "right" thing to do is what works for you. Once you develop this mindset, daycare is a much easier line of work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,101
Posted By MyAngels
The 4 year old that cussed like a sailor - one of...

The 4 year old that cussed like a sailor - one of my 1st kids and only term in over 25 years.

The child that brought his parent's old cell phone with nude pictures on it :o.

The 3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,929
Posted By MyAngels
The only late pick up policy I've ever had is...

The only late pick up policy I've ever had is don't do it. It's worked great for over 25 years now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,136
Posted By MyAngels
I don't think this needs to be as difficult as...

I don't think this needs to be as difficult as you may think. Personally, I wouldn't handle this by text, but with a simple face-to-face conversation. Unless the guy is a complete jerk he's going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,505
Posted By MyAngels
When I first opened I didn't even have set open...

When I first opened I didn't even have set open and close hours. I would get up super early and not have anyone show up for hours (literally), and of course I never knew when they'd show up in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By MyAngels
Me too, and the older I get the worse it gets.

Me too, and the older I get the worse it gets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By MyAngels
Based on my current group, this!likethislikethis

Based on my current group, this!likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,858
Posted By MyAngels
I think if I ever opened on Black Friday I would...

I think if I ever opened on Black Friday I would have every child here :lol:. I close for that, for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and quite a few other days through the year, I just don't charge in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,858
Posted By MyAngels
I ended up solving this issue by only charging...

I ended up solving this issue by only charging for the major federal holidays. Any other time I take off is "unpaid." Of course, I raised my rates to accommodate all those "unpaid" days, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By MyAngels
Of course you're not a monster lovethis I do...

Of course you're not a monster lovethis

I do think can be solved with a face to face detailed discussion of her issues and how they can be solved going forward. Since she is new to this country I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By MyAngels
Nicely done! We should all be so lucky to have...

Nicely done! We should all be so lucky to have parents that can communicate with us to resolve a concern rather than going off the deep end :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By MyAngels
I got sharpie marker off of my antique oak dining...

I got sharpie marker off of my antique oak dining table with one of those Mr. Clean Eraser things. It did dull the shine in that area but I just used a furniture restorer oil and that evened things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By MyAngels
If you decide to try to take her to court I would...

If you decide to try to take her to court I would prepare a final invoice and demand letter along with a filled out small claims complaint and send it via certified mail giving them a date that they...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By MyAngels
Oh my gosh what a facepalm moment for me :lol: -...

Oh my gosh what a facepalm moment for me :lol: - I had to actually look up slang for "winky" to get it. Learn something new every day :Sunny:

Just out of curiosity, did you end up addressing this...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By MyAngels
Totally agree with this - we use funny mostly...

Totally agree with this - we use funny mostly rhyming nicknames all the time. Silly Billy, cutie patootie, and on and on. It's not done in a mean way and the kids all get a kick out of it. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By MyAngels
I've already replaced mine with the 10 year...

I've already replaced mine with the 10 year smoke/co units. Yay, I'm finally ahead of the curve :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By MyAngels
I would allow it, but TBH only 1 or 2 have ever...

I would allow it, but TBH only 1 or 2 have ever asked in over 25 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By MyAngels
I've had this happen. I personally think it's...

I've had this happen. I personally think it's just cluelessness on the part of the parent. Whenever anyone picks up during nap now I say, "since other children are sleeping, wait here and I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,254
Posted By MyAngels
Just curious as to why you are upset with them?...

Just curious as to why you are upset with them? Did they say something to make you think they thought they wouldn't have to pay it?

I always know when a check hasn't cleared because I write very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By MyAngels
Maybe the policeman wants to be a fire marshal...

Maybe the policeman wants to be a fire marshal and is job shadowing? No clue really, just guessing :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By MyAngels
In this case I'd definitely mention the cream and...

In this case I'd definitely mention the cream and suggest they give it a try. For me it depends on the situation as to whether I'd give unsolicited advice - parenting style? Nope - helpful products?...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By MyAngels
I've never used Turbo Tax but I've used the HR...

I've never used Turbo Tax but I've used the HR Block program, and when you follow the instructions and choose the home daycare option for your home office, the program automatically divides out your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By MyAngels
Unless you count "see you Tuesday" as a reminder,...

Unless you count "see you Tuesday" as a reminder, I've never reminded parents of holidays or closed days. In your case, I might send out a note giving out the closed schedule, with a reminder that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,767
Posted By MyAngels
An attorney can tell you whether you have any...

An attorney can tell you whether you have any recourse under the contract. It will also most likely depend on your state. For instance, if you're in Illinois a child can't be expelled from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By MyAngels
I always just assume a call to them won't be...

I always just assume a call to them won't be short enough to make during daycare hours :lol: They're second only to Blue Cross Blue Shield for hold times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By MyAngels
I like working with referred families. I've...

I like working with referred families. I've found over the years that families that are referred don't want to look bad in front of whoever referred them so they're extra good at following all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By MyAngels
You guys stay safe! I hope they get these fires...

You guys stay safe! I hope they get these fires under control soon, it looks pretty awful on the news.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By MyAngels
It depends. If my dh just started making enough...

It depends. If my dh just started making enough money to cover my income then no, I'd just start cranking up the retirement savings. If some far flung relative that I've never met kicked off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By MyAngels
The other thing you might try is signing up for...

The other thing you might try is signing up for notifications from UPS, FedEx and USPS on shipments coming your way. I have accounts with all 3 and whenever there's a package shipped to my address I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By MyAngels
I ordered a large wooden play set through them...

I ordered a large wooden play set through them two years ago and had no communication from anyone on the status until it showed up at my door 4 weeks later. It was sold by Walmart (per the website)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By MyAngels
The fact that you don't want to do infant care...

The fact that you don't want to do infant care would be enough for me to turn them down. 3 kids from one family is also problematic when they leave. The fact that she's "willing" to pay half to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By MyAngels
It sounds like you're going on the assumption...

It sounds like you're going on the assumption that because another provider charges less than you do, that they are somehow inferior. Back in the day (I'm old :lol:) I looked high and low for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By MyAngels
I'd just print out a copy on paper watermarked...

I'd just print out a copy on paper watermarked with either "void" or "copy" across the face. Here, all information on my license is available online anyway, so there's really no issue of privacy (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
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
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Views: 1,683
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: 1,511
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: 2,634
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: 9,441
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: 1,672
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: 1,549
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: 3,091
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: 1,503
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: 1,668
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: 1,384
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: 813
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: 1,721
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: 2,402
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: 809
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: 55
Views: 4,027
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: 55
Views: 4,027
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: 55
Views: 4,027
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: 55
Views: 4,027
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...
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