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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
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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: 451
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: 108
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: 323
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: 775
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: 323
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: 444
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: 455
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: 601
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: 429
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: 429
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: 576
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: 705
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: 943
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: 348
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: 17
Views: 873
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: 304
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: 1,771
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: 4,144
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: 632
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: 634
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: 874
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: 682
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: 794
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: 705
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: 409
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: 771
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: 981
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: 349
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: 1,154
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: 1,154
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: 1,154
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: 1,154
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: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,069
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: 397
Posted By MyAngels
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-27-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
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: 787
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: 656
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: 950
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: 950
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: 1,060
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: 1,125
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: 1,125
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: 1,394
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: 1,394
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: 1,501
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: 1,501
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: 1,501
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: 595
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: 1,956
Views: 254,749
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: 1,956
Views: 254,749
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: 1,956
Views: 254,749
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: 4,750
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,069
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: 1,014
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: 1,331
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: 1,432
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: 1,557
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: 1,273
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: 1,503
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: 2,029
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: 2,099
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: 1,827
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: 1,961
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: 1,359
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: 1,589
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: 2,663
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: 2,663
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: 1,799
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: 1,723
Posted By MyAngels
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
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: 6,811
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: 3,284
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: 1,767
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: 2,064
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: 6,811
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: 17
Views: 1,512
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: 1,733
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: 1,603
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: 1,603
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: 2,230
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: 1,815
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: 1,606
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: 1,781
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
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Views: 942
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: 2,598
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: 1,622
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: 692
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: 1,852
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: 1,204
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: 1,061
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: 1,093
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: 626
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: 1,204
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: 785
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: 1,034
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: 792
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: 1,266
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
Replies: 16
Views: 898
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: 3,228
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: 835
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 :)
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