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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-29-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Sunchimes
Ok. That's good. But my licensor seems to think I...

Ok. That's good. But my licensor seems to think I can't re-open until there is a vaccine, which most likely won't be by the end of 2020.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Sunchimes
Additional question

I couldn't see an edit button for some reason. But I also need to know if re-finishing the dining room floor would be a deduction. It is hardwood, covered by a previous owner with linoleum, now...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Sunchimes
Deductions During Quarantine

In March, the state closed me down because the governor said in his handbook that anyone over 65 should not be around young children. Licensing interpreted that to move me to an inactive license. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sunchimes
In Texas, they made me close, and they won't let...

In Texas, they made me close, and they won't let me re-open because I am over 65. Our governor's Open Texas handbook says that those over 65 should avoid young children. Licensing says we have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sunchimes
I think you are making a very wise decision.

I think you are making a very wise decision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Sunchimes
Thanks! I wonder why I didn't get an email. I...

Thanks!
I wonder why I didn't get an email. I guess I need to call. Just as cities are requiring masks, numbers are going up rapidly, they tell us not to worry about keeping safe. Makes no sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Sunchimes
Texas Provider Question

I just heard on the news that safety rules had been lifted for daycares. No temp checks, no door drop off, anyone can come in, family style meals ok again. And Dallas County has 210 cases in 177...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By Sunchimes
Isn't this something like Andrew Yang was...

Isn't this something like Andrew Yang was proposing when he was running for president? He had some solid reasons why it would work and would be a good thing, although I can't remember them now. But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Sunchimes
Because of my age, my doctor told me to close...

Because of my age, my doctor told me to close immediately. So, I did. I talked to licensing last week, and they told me to stay closed. The Open Texas handbook issued by the governor's office says...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By Sunchimes
Partial Week

That last week, I worked 3 days. I know that in Texas, they are not doing the typical hold back week. I expected to get at least a partial payment that first week, but I didn't. Does it not pay if...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Sunchimes
I filed online for unemployment in Texas. I got...

I filed online for unemployment in Texas. I got a message (in my online unemployment mailbox) that I needed to call a certain number to give more information. And after almost 2 weeks, still can't...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-11-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Sunchimes
Denied Unemployment Claim

I was able to file a claim on April 2 online. I got a message to call because they needed more information. I have spend endless hours on the phone without getting through. Today, I got the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,599
Posted By Sunchimes
I am doing ok. I closed on March 25 after my...

I am doing ok. I closed on March 25 after my doctor told me I must. I am older with a risk factor. Because my handbook says that if I am closed, they don't pay (boy will that change!), Mom won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 740
Posted By Sunchimes
For Texas Daycare Providers-Unemployment Updates

In order to deal with the problems we are having calling the unemployment office, they announced a new voluntary system based on area code.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you so much, Tom! I have blocked out...

Thank you so much, Tom! I have blocked out Monday to sit on hold as long as necessary. I appreciate it.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Sunchimes
Unemployment Claims

Not exactly taxes, but this seemed like the best forum for my question. I closed down my home daycare on Wednesday on the advice of my doctor. I am 66 and have one of the high risk health issues. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Sunchimes
I am 66 with controlled hbp. I just have 3 kids,...

I am 66 with controlled hbp. I just have 3 kids, all in one family. Mom kept saying that the kids weren't around anyone, just home to my house. But, both parents are still working. I finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Sunchimes
I agree. They are very vague about daycares,...

I agree. They are very vague about daycares, center vs home, etc. Since I am closed without pay, and no income except a little SS check, I'm watching this closely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Sunchimes
I was reading that there is something called...

I was reading that there is something called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance they are trying to pass. This would help self-employed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Sunchimes
Update on Closing

I talked to my doctor today. Since I am 66 and have (controlled) HBP, he said I should close immediately or at the very latest, when we have our first local case. So, I told the family that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Sunchimes
I Can't Seem to Make a Decision on Closing

I am weighing all of my options about closing. Just the facts as of today.
1.I only have one family with 3 kids. Mom is essential personnel. Dad is not, but is helpless at caring for these 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By Sunchimes
Explaining Death

My husband passed away on Wednesday. My daycare kids will be back tomorrow. They are 5, 3, and a baby. I thought about taking another week off, but frankly, I need the money since I just lost half...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-29-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. There is no where else I would be...

Thank you. There is no where else I would be except beside him!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Sunchimes
https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=788...

https://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78849&highlight=divorce+letter
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Sunchimes
From past reading and experience, the popular...

From past reading and experience, the popular opinion is that you don't have to turn over anything to anyone unless the court requires it. Blackcat had a wonderful letter that she gives to parents...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Sunchimes
After Hours Time

I feel sure that I know the answer to this, but before I write off all of the hours, I wanted to double check.

My husband was in the hospital a lot this year. I used those endless hours sitting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Sunchimes
I am sorry I can't answer your question, but...

I am sorry I can't answer your question, but where did you hear about minimum standards for listed homes? I haven't seen a thing about this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. I was pretty sure it was like that. I...

Thank you. I was pretty sure it was like that. I had a mattress in it for a wobbler last year, but I wanted to double check before I hauled it to the attic. Just to be clear, I haven't used it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Sunchimes
The big crib is in the room with the big kids. ...

The big crib is in the room with the big kids. He takes his morning nap there. But, I use the pnp in the living room in the afternoon because his nap schedule is not the same as the big kids. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Sunchimes
Mattress in Pack n Play

I am legally unlicensed, but I try to keep to the rules. I have a 3 month old right now. He has a crib, but I like to put him in the pack n play in the living room with me when the big kids nap. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Sunchimes
I had the opposite result. Doing daycare fixed my...

I had the opposite result. Doing daycare fixed my knee. The year before I started daycare, I hurt my knee. I was 57. A year later, when I started my daycare, I was finally walking without pain, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Sunchimes
I only have 3 kids now, all siblings. This is our...

I only have 3 kids now, all siblings. This is our 4th Mother's day together. Add in Christmas, Valentine's day, Father's day, and Grandparent's day, and I am scrambling for new ideas. I ended up with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Sunchimes
If I remember, a listed home can have 3 unrelated...

If I remember, a listed home can have 3 unrelated kids, but you can have up to 12 if they are related to you. So, if I could round up enough grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins, I could have 12 kids....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By Sunchimes
Exclamation And how many of us googled and are now sitting...

And how many of us googled and are now sitting here feeling vaguely nauseated?:eek:

Chairs are for sitting.
Be kind. Tippy doesn't want his tail pulled.

But with my new group, I am lucky. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Sunchimes
I am crushed that I can't see this. Small town,...

I am crushed that I can't see this. Small town, no theater, no cable or netflix. But it looks like a stunning film. My mom spent several years in Bakersfield and always spoke fondly of it. Until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Sunchimes
This is what will happen if Warren wins and...

This is what will happen if Warren wins and starts universal daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sunchimes
I just termed one who did that. I told her over...

I just termed one who did that. I told her over and over that she was having problems because dcg saw mom long enough to eat dinner and take a bath, and weekends were spent with grandparents so the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sunchimes
I meant daycare.

Either I was greatly distracted or autocorrect took great liberties. I meant universal daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sunchimes
Universal Daycare?

I am interested in your opinion on Elizabeth Warren's universal daycare plan.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By Sunchimes
I did it!

I marked the calendar, and when things didn't get better, I gave 2 weeks notice. They stayed a week and left. Today was like a whole new world.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By Sunchimes
Has anyone heard about this starting in Texas? ...

Has anyone heard about this starting in Texas? Because if so, I have a term to do pretty fast.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-02-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you! I appreciate your help!

Thank you! I appreciate your help!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Sunchimes
Tom, Can I Rent My Home to Myself?

My accountant had a question. I don't make enough to owe taxes, but I am still paying a fortune in quarterly taxes for SS and medicare. She is trying to find a way to lower that for us, and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sunchimes
I have that child now. She is a tiny, delicate,...

I have that child now. She is a tiny, delicate, fragile looking toddler and the most destructive human to ever set foot in my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,078
Posted By Sunchimes
I just have 2 families, plus a family who aged...

I just have 2 families, plus a family who aged out and will be back for school break next week.

Family #1. I have taken care of both of their kids with a baby joining us in the Spring. A gorgeous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By Sunchimes
Parenting a Strong Willed Child

I have a brand new 2 yo DCK who is the picture in the dictionary next to "strong willed child". She is exhausting. An ECI therapist once recommended this book for another child, and I didn't read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Sunchimes
I love my kids, and I don't really have a problem...

I love my kids, and I don't really have a problem saying that. But, I have one now that says it all the time. Some days, it feels like the only thing we say to each other all day is I love you. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Sunchimes
I Have A Family Taking Me Seriously!

I have always made a big deal about my handbook with new parents, stressing the pick up, drop off, and fees due. After some tough parents, I have finally found a good, respectful group of parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By Sunchimes
This happened in my hometown. I left decades ago,...

This happened in my hometown. I left decades ago, but still have friends there. One is her neighbor, and another left her child there long ago. The neighbor said that she had a firm policy against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sunchimes
You know who I hate? The person who invented the...

You know who I hate? The person who invented the long-legged body suit onesie. It starts snapping at the neck, snaps down to the crotch where it divides down the legs. I used to take it off and put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Sunchimes
Chicken Pox Vaccine

I have a new dck who has had all vaccinations except chicken pox. I am concerned, but not sure if I should be. She is the youngest at 2, but what if I get a baby?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Sunchimes
Sorry, I accidently double posted.

Sorry, I accidently double posted.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Sunchimes
My husband has a birth defect involving his...

My husband has a birth defect involving his fingers that made it really hard for them to scan. They finally filled out a form that identified the defect. They talked about photographing his hands,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Sunchimes
Oopsie? Seriously?

I sent the about to turn 4 year old (just potty trained about a month ago) to the bathroom to potty and wash his hands before nap. While we waited outside, I got suspicious because I wasn't hearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Sunchimes
Update on Holding Spot

Well, if I had just waited a couple of days before I asked for advice, it would have worked itself out.:p

Talked to Mom this morning. Turns out that she wants me to keep the current child after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Sunchimes
She told me they were trying and wanted a spot.

She told me they were trying and wanted a spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Sunchimes
Holding a Spot

I have read through threads on this subject, but for some reason, I just can't make it come together in my mind. Maybe you guys can clarify my thinking.

I have 2 leaving in the fall for pre-k. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By Sunchimes
I thought I was super attached to my first dck,...

I thought I was super attached to my first dck, but once she left, it was easier than expected. I have one now that I am completely bonded to. She had severe health issues at birth and came to me 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sunchimes
I have one named... let's say Mike. He has grown...

I have one named... let's say Mike. He has grown up here with a little girl who has called him Mikey since they started talking. He is big for his age and will probably grow up to be a big ole tough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By Sunchimes
I love that they love me. One child is off to...

I love that they love me. One child is off to school in the fall. Every time mom or I mention it, we end up teary-eyed. She heard of someone who will need care in the fall, did some checking on them,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,341
Posted By Sunchimes
Tom's Tax Organizer has a blank page at the back...

Tom's Tax Organizer has a blank page at the back to keep track of meals. When I scan and total my sign in sheets at the end of the week, it just takes a couple of minutes to check off the lines....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Sunchimes
We are doing practice hunts this year too. One...

We are doing practice hunts this year too. One of my kids went into great detail about how the eggs had candy, stickers, coins, etc. I just told her that was how it was done at home, but here, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By Sunchimes
My husband is retired and in poor health. He...

My husband is retired and in poor health. He rarely goes out without me, so he is always nearby. He hangs out with us when he gets tired of tv. He reads to the kids, plays with them, shows them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,553
Posted By Sunchimes
I know I am odd man out, but I loved the ECI...

I know I am odd man out, but I loved the ECI therapists. Until last year, I have had at least 1 special needs child for the last 6 years. PT, speech, OT, feeding, nutrition, play therapy, and one...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Sunchimes
After Hours Time Question

Can I count the time spent working on my taxes? I am a procrastinator, and I have spent a ridiculous amount of time entering receipts this month. If I was doing it as I got them, I would count it...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-09-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By Sunchimes
I bought Tom's books the first year, including...

I bought Tom's books the first year, including both the Organizer and the Workbook. I filled out the Organizer. Then I gave the books to her, gave her a link to this forum, and paid for her to watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sunchimes
Would that mean it is ok not to have car seats in...

Would that mean it is ok not to have car seats in an emergency?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,709
Posted By Sunchimes
We have free Pre-K here for all kids who are 4...

We have free Pre-K here for all kids who are 4 before Sept 1. It is through the public school, regular school hours. I believe it is optional, but everyone considers it "starting school" and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Sunchimes
Illness Policy

Do you have a section in your handbook that says that if anyone in the immediate family has the flu, strep, HF & M, or the stomach virus, the child in care can't come because those things are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By Sunchimes
That's how I got my first daycare kid. She saw...

That's how I got my first daycare kid. She saw me on care.com and called at 8 pm on a Sunday night. I live in a small town and didn't know her, and in the intervening years, (after caring for both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By Sunchimes
What does it mean to "list on Google"? I have 2...

What does it mean to "list on Google"? I have 2 of my 3 leaving for school in August. Small town, and while there aren't but a couple of centers and 2 or 3 homes, those ultra-cheap, unlicensed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sunchimes
" YUMMMMY sugar cookies with the icing on top...

" YUMMMMY sugar cookies with the icing on top that just melt in your mouth!"

I am so unimpressed with my sugar cookie recipe and too lazy to look for others. Would you share the recipe?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,326
Posted By Sunchimes
I had a parent make that request recently because...

I had a parent make that request recently because he was staying up so late. I agreed, but I didn't mention that I agreed because it suited me better. He is a great napper. He would sleep all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sunchimes
You can also do tummy time across your lap...

You can also do tummy time across your lap (sideways). My gassy baby would tolerate that when tummy time had the whole daycare in sympathy tears.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Sunchimes
I feel the same way. My husband is elderly and...

I feel the same way. My husband is elderly and has health issues. I may write out a new policy this weekend
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Sunchimes
I have a mandatory flu vaccine. My husband is...

I have a mandatory flu vaccine. My husband is elderly and has serious health issues. I was also a special needs DC with medically fragile kids. No fragile kids now, but I have never had anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Sunchimes
New Policy For 2018 Flu?

Does anyone have a policy for the 2018 flu season? How long are you requiring kids to stay home after diagnosis or after fever breaks? If a family member is diagnosed, are you making the kids stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Sunchimes
I can't use sanitizer. Two of my kids keep their...

I can't use sanitizer. Two of my kids keep their hands in their mouth all the time. One is a toddler, the other has sensory issues. One can't stand cold water. One has to have her hands washed every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Sunchimes
Oh, that's a good idea. I don't have one, but if...

Oh, that's a good idea. I don't have one, but if it isn't lifted tomorrow, I'll call my parents. Maybe they will have one.
Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Sunchimes
Boil Water Notice

We had a major pipe break in town yesterday, leaving us without water for several hours. Luckily, it was just a couple of hours before closing, and we had enough warning to fill up water jugs.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sunchimes
Talking Not just you!

Not just you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,055
Posted By Sunchimes
A lot of police stations have set up an area for...

A lot of police stations have set up an area for people to exchange goods. In my town, there is a sign marking it, and I believe there is a camera to monitor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,051
Posted By Sunchimes
"Children need AWAKE time every day with their...

"Children need AWAKE time every day with their parents. A significant amount every day. Children who spend a significant amount of awake time with their parents daily are, ime, much easier to care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Sunchimes
I can not convince the kids to leave the days...

I can not convince the kids to leave the days project. I hang it, but at pickup, they demand it. I don't worry about it, but I'm not required to anyway. If I kept art, I would have a rebellion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sunchimes
I will never say never, but I will say I hope...

I will never say never, but I will say I hope not. I have done it because I had to, but not in several years. I have 2 heading off to Pre-K in the fall. It is hard to fill places here, too many SAHMs...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By Sunchimes
Tom has a book on all of the thousands of things...

Tom has a book on all of the thousands of things you can deduct. Did you know you can deduct your furniture. He has a household inventory book! I learned most of what I know by reading every single...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,051
Posted By Sunchimes
One problem with doing therapy after hours is...

One problem with doing therapy after hours is that the kids are tired by the end of the day. Most if my kids were in bed within 2 hours or less of leaving my house. Tired cranky kids don't handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,051
Posted By Sunchimes
I was a special needs center for several years. ...

I was a special needs center for several years. My house had a revolving door for the ECI therapists. I loved them and never hesitated to let them in. That said, I never had more than 3 kids in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sunchimes
Go over to the tax section of this group and...

Go over to the tax section of this group and start reading. Pages and pages and pages if info on daycare tax. Pay close attention to posts by Tom Copeland. He is an expert on daycare law and taxes....
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. I was afraid it was too get d to be...

Thank you. I was afraid it was too get d to be true.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-23-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you. I have been waiting for this post! ...

Thank you. I have been waiting for this post!

Since our social security is not taxable, we make only a hair over the $24000 standard deduction. Does this mean that in 2018, I no longer have to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-16-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,612
Posted By Sunchimes
How?

I'm not trying to argue, but I don't see how this will help me. I don't have kids at home. It isn't going to make parents say, "Hmm, I think I will get a job and find daycare since they raised the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By Sunchimes
I have the HP Envy 4520. I love it! I also have...

I have the HP Envy 4520. I love it! I also have Instant Ink. I got 3 months of the 300 page plan for free. I used 225 pages the first month.. They said I saved $44 that month. The best part is that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By Sunchimes
I only tell when they roll over. But, once our...

I only tell when they roll over. But, once our "daycare baby" walked here first. The other kids were giddy with excitement. They met her at the door shouting the news! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,971
Posted By Sunchimes
We are a small home daycare in Texas. They...

We are a small home daycare in Texas. They started requiring it in 2016, and I believe we will have to do it every 2 years. I think it costs $48 each, or in that neighborhood. The biggest problem is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By Sunchimes
They have already started having explosions at...

They have already started having explosions at the plant. Two today the last I heard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By Sunchimes
Thank you all for caring. Honestly, the most...

Thank you all for caring. Honestly, the most useful thing now is cash for the diapers, cash for the local food banks, and cash for the local animal shelters. They have contacts to get more bang for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By Sunchimes
Forms For Drop Ins

I will have a temporary family starting next week. They will be here a few hours a day a couple of days a week for a month. What forms do you require? I will do emergency treatment, transportation...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-01-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,864
Posted By Sunchimes
I have a Moto G5+. When I click the forum search...

I have a Moto G5+. When I click the forum search box, a drop down box opens. When I click to put the cursor in it, it closes.
I just made the time to make my own. Thanks though.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 07-31-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,864
Posted By Sunchimes
Beginning Food Form

Baby is on baby food working towards starting finger foods. Until now, Mom has provided the baby food, the same 3 flavors. I am about to switch to buying the food myself, but I need to know exactly...
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