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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-27-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
State Food program, taxes ??

2013 is the first year I participated in the state food program. I know I have to claim that as income, my question is, can I still claim the standard meal allowance? Thank you in advance.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Only Operated For A Portion Of 2013

I operated my daycare business from Jan.-April 22nd in 2013 (taking time off while my 16 year old daughter goes through extensive surgeries).

Remind me how I would enter this into Minute Menu...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,002
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
GASP, thank you Michael! You have no idea what...

GASP, thank you Michael! You have no idea what it means to us! And Lexi! The trips back and forth to NYC are expensive and medical costs add up quickly. It has and will be a long journey, but so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,002
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Helping With My 16 Year Old Daughter

I hope it is ok to post this, if not PLEASE let me know. I don't normally post things such as this because there is so much spam out nowadays, and if you don't know the person you just don't usually...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,831
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
How Much Does Daycare Benefit Parents Taxes?

If a parent pays $8,000 in daycare expenses, and makes appx. 80,000 jointly...just how much does this benefit their taxes, how much LESS taxes would they have to pay (or how much MORE of a return...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,613
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I have the school age boys both before and after...

I have the school age boys both before and after school (they come about 5:45 and bus picks up at 8:45 and then after school for a couple of hours. The school days off are the worst!

I do have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,282
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I honestly don't think some parents take the time...

I honestly don't think some parents take the time to think how a daycare providers day is if there are not strict rules. They only see their little "prince or princess" as the main focus and don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,613
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Boys, Are They ALL Hyper??

I have 3 boys in my daycare, ages 3 (almost 4), age 6, and age 8. All of them are super hyper...from making loud noises as they play to being rough with trying to wrestle or get carried away with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I go through the burnt out feeling a lot...Mostly...

I go through the burnt out feeling a lot...Mostly when I hit my PMS phase, I don't like feeling like that but I do.

I do remember what it was like having to be at my job out of the home, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,313
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Potty Training, Over 3 Yrs, When Do Boys Catch On?

My daycare boy is 3 years 4 months. I have been working with his potty training for a few months now but he is still peeing/pooping in his diaper at 3 years, 4 months old. The parents are still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
We ARE lucky

I know I do my fair share of venting, this is just a great place to let my inner feelings out, although I am gentle on the outside.

There are many vents about being a daycare provider, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
How can anyone make a living on that??

How can anyone make a living on that??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Ha, just wow! As a parent just coming out of...

Ha, just wow!

As a parent just coming out of the workforce after a break from daycare, it sure was WAY easier working out of the home, nobody to worry about except for me and my family and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
No offense taken, I get it that all people think...

No offense taken, I get it that all people think differently and not everyone thinks as I do. I have had wonderful parents in the past who you can tell take great pride in family time....it's just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
It Is Worth It, It Is Worth It.....

I keep chanting these words in my head. I just went back to daycare a few months ago after working out of the home for a while and LOVE every moment I can be with my kids and the freedom daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,401
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I'm open as you seen from my other post...I just...

I'm open as you seen from my other post...I just got off from a weeks vacation so it was VERY nice, but still disappointed in myself for saying I am open because now my older kids are complaining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
In all my daycare years I have never had a family...

In all my daycare years I have never had a family bring the kids on a major holiday. I honestly didn't think anyone would but surprise! I certainly could of said no I am not open because I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,639
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
only 57?? What state are you in? Here in...

only 57?? What state are you in? Here in upstate NY it is about 83 and feels hot and humid....I know it is HOT in the southern states, I feel aweful for those still without power on the East coast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
<he he> thanks! If I were putting my kids in...

<he he> thanks! If I were putting my kids in home daycare, I would choose me :-) I'm clean, calm, and offer awesome outings.

I will definitely be making a new schedule of days off. I don't get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I have only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas...

I have only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas because I do not charge for any days I close including holidays, and have always needed the income. The reason I do not charge when I close, even on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I just posted something similar...both the mom...

I just posted something similar...both the mom and dad are off on the fourth but will be bringing their kids to daycare just because I am open and will be finding something to do with themselves. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Parents Home On Holiday But Bring Kids To Daycare

I just can't begin to understand it. When I worked outside of the home, I missed my kids and when I had a day off I enjoyed and looked forward to spending time with them. I just can't understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,728
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I spoke with the mom this morning, I just asked...

I spoke with the mom this morning, I just asked her to text me when the kids will get dropped off each morning, so that if it is later I can just hop in the shower and get ready instead of waiting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I am open from 5:30am-5:30pm...I get up at 5:30am...

I am open from 5:30am-5:30pm...I get up at 5:30am but I am certainly not ready to go, it is just way too early for me when I don't get to bed until 11-11:30pm most nights. If you followed my other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,728
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Drop Off Time Varies Over An Hour, Come On!

I run a very small home daycare, only 2 families. I really like the family that generates most of my income (the other family is only part time).

However, I'm getting rather annoyed with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,675
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I love this advice because I remind myself...

I love this advice because I remind myself frequently with my own children as I feel getting angry only aggrivates any situation and never helps. The biggest success to effective discipline is to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,675
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
knodding my head daycare, this is exactly my...

knodding my head daycare, this is exactly my daycare boy...it's all day long with any command, even simple very short commands. And he has no issue sitting in the time out chair and will do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,675
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
thank you Zoe, I will try that....in the morning...

thank you Zoe, I will try that....in the morning when I have to get the school kids ready I have had to have him sitting most of the time or he's climbing on something or touching something he knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,675
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Anyone have any input? When your daycare child...

Anyone have any input? When your daycare child refuses to listen, how do you handle it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,675
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
"Training" a 3 Year Old to Listen..How do You do it?

I could really use some help. How do you "train" your younger daycare kids to follow simple directions if they tend not to listen to you? I have been using time out but that is simply not being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Does the child try to take them off? I will give...

Does the child try to take them off? I will give anything a try, I wonder if he will even keep the socks on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thanks, I will try that!

Thanks, I will try that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
The nose picker

Any strategies on how to get a 3 year to stop picking his nose? He is getting it all over his finger and our toys, it's yucky!! I give him a kleenex all the time but he is addicted to picking his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I am more upset that he lied about taking it...

I am more upset that he lied about taking it several times and didn't come forth until he was caught.

I really wanted this to be a learning experience for him but I'm at a loss as he was making up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Stealing

Have you ever had a daycare child steal something from your house? This just happened to me, it was a valuable item that belonged to my daughter, it was missing for a whole week. Daycare child (age...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,596
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
understood exactly blackcat.....I am very...

understood exactly blackcat.....I am very thankful for this job and the parents I work for...they may not all think as I think but they are good people. I do get paid on time and very well for our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,596
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Maybe it's not fair for me to imply the parents...

Maybe it's not fair for me to imply the parents don't care...the real feeling of my post was that it is VERY hard for ME to leave my kids, and when they were in daycare I asked a ton of questions at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,596
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I'm Very Grateful My Kids Are Not In Daycare

I am thankful to be providing daycare and having fun while I work....but I am very glad my kids do not have to be in daycare.

Am I a minority??? It seems as though it comes so easy for most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Almost sounds like a sarcastic joke :lol:

Almost sounds like a sarcastic joke :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,427
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Strangely I have the OPPOSITE issue. I usually...

Strangely I have the OPPOSITE issue. I usually get the parents that will drop off WELL before their work start time. You know, so they can have their coffee and chat time in peace :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 52,521
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
ok here's why I ask....My 8 1/2 year old daughter...

ok here's why I ask....My 8 1/2 year old daughter who is generally a good kid, was sent to the principals office by her teacher for saying the word pissed. I guess it was at the lunchroom and 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 52,521
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Is "Pissed" a Bad Word?

Taking a poll, do you consider "pissed" a bad word rated up there with the "F" word and "S" word?

I keep things respectful around my house and I always believed pissed rated among not nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,570
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thank you everyone! Some great tips here, I...

Thank you everyone! Some great tips here, I appreciate them all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
It is VERY difficult I know...over the years it's...

It is VERY difficult I know...over the years it's been more business for me, it's pay whether the child is here or not. If you feel guilty, allow the family a certain amount of non paid days per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,570
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Teaching Colors To 3 Year Old...HELP

I'm looking for effective ways to teach my 3 year old daycare boy his colors. He clearly does not know his colors, I do a lot of repeating using one color at a time and re-ask and reask what color...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,785
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Loud Dad EARLY In The Morning

My daycare brothers come between 5:50-6:15 in the morning. My kids and my husband are still sleeping at this time. The daycare dad drops the kids off and he doesn't lower his voice much and every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thank you everyone! The input really helps. I...

Thank you everyone! The input really helps. I have a 3 year old daycare boy who will repeativly touch things I tell him not to over and over again, or do things I tell him not to over and over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
What Age Do You Expect A Child To Listen?

At what age to you expect a daycare child to really listen? For example if you tell them to do something and the continue to do the opposite, when do you expect this type of behavior to end? I know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,600
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I use the individual washcloths, my daycare...

I use the individual washcloths, my daycare registrar suggested this to me when I started up my business. I LOVE it, they don't take up much room in the wash machine and so much more environmentally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thanks ladies for the helpful advice. I have...

Thanks ladies for the helpful advice. I have ordered supplies through VistaPrint, I have a magnet on my van, a big poster I got for free from VistaPrint, had my ad in the local pennysaver, and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Discouraged, Openings To Fill

I reopened my daycare Feb. 20th, it's been 6 weeks with advertising and I have not had ONE call...I do have 2 daycare kids currently which is the entire reason I reopened my daycare, but I was really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Oh Breezy, you do daycare 7 days a week? That...

Oh Breezy, you do daycare 7 days a week? That for sure would burn me out. The worst part about Mondays for me is waking up early. I like to sleep in and 5:30am is too early for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,713
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
This is EXACTLY my daycare boy...he's always...

This is EXACTLY my daycare boy...he's always talking about butts and laughing loud at at. I have to remind him over and over not to talk about things like that, with him it's ALL the time, I have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,713
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Bumping up

Bumping up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Oh I know what I forgot to ask.....would if they...

Oh I know what I forgot to ask.....would if they are loud, I turn off the TV, and they refuse to lay down and rest or go to sleep. What do you do with a daycare child that refuses? Not sure if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
My older 2 daughters (ages 14 and 12) get up...

My older 2 daughters (ages 14 and 12) get up around 6:50 to get on the bus at 7:20....my younger 2 daughters wake up anywhere between 7:30-7:50, on rare occations my youngest (age 6) will sleep a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,713
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Hyper Kids, How Do You Handle Them

Thank you all who answered my question on the early arrival and hyper daycare boy.

Now I have a question about the hyper behavior during the day. He goes to school (age 7) so I can see how some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thank you for the suggestions...from now on it's...

Thank you for the suggestions...from now on it's a choice of laying on the mats or watching TV. I guess the moment they get loud off goes the TV and mat time it is. I'm always afraid of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
What is Your Morning Routine..Need HELP

My daycare boys come at 5:45a.m., they are ages 7 and 3. When they come I have coloring books laid out and turn on cartoons so they are calm as my own girls are still sleeping. I tried laying out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Eating With Mouth Open...

Does this bother anyone else? It has ALWAYS been my pet peeve for as long as I can remember, I think I am obsessive over it. I have always taught my 4 girls to eat with their mouth closed and have...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,258
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Mortgage Interest Paid, Do I Prorate?

My business closed in Aug. of last year, I have a statement for my mortgage interest paid for the year, do I need to prorate this amount since I was only in business 8 months last year? What about...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,855
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Thank you, I follow all the rules, I just don't...

Thank you, I follow all the rules, I just don't want my return held up.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,855
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Showing A Loss In 2nd Year??

Is it a red flag to show a loss in your second year of business? Last tax season I showed a gain of only a few hundred dollars after all my expenses (was my 1st year in business). I'm still working...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Oh shucks, never mind, I found it! Answered my...

Oh shucks, never mind, I found it! Answered my own question.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
TSP, Closed In Aug., Now What??

I am working on entering in my data to minute menu so I can file my taxes, and it dawned on me that my TSP seems really low compared to last year. I closed in Aug. so is there a spot in minute menu...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,214
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Minute Menu Renewal

I closed my daycare last Aug., my Minute Menu subscription ran out in Dec. and I never did finish entering my data for the year. Now I have to pay the whole $70 for the year when I only need it for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,561
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Closed, How Will This Effect Depreciation/Taxes

I closed my daycare in Aug. 2011. Last tax season I took depreciation on larger items such as a TV I purchased, my camcorder, expensive camera, ect. Will that have any effect on my taxes this year?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-30-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Minute Menu kids, expiring question

My Minute Menu expires in 3 days, if I don't renew it right away, will I lose all my stored information? I don't have the money to renew it for at least a couple of weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Don't feel bad about yourself in the least. When...

Don't feel bad about yourself in the least. When my oldest daughter was a baby, she had Colic, BAD...screamed all the time and it was the hardest thing to deal with. I didn't feel like myself, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
From Daycare to Working Out of the Home

Well ladies, it has been one month since I quit daycare and went back to work....and it wasn't until this point I realized just how hard of a job daycare really was and how long the hours were.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,779
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Definitely Closing Daycare

So after a lot of thought and a good cry today, I have decided it's best on my whole family to close my daycare. My 4 girls have struggled with daycare for a long time and it has put a toll on my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,145
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
That was the age my daughter was when I started...

That was the age my daughter was when I started daycare back up and got registered. It meant the world to be to be able to be home with her. Now that she's almost 6 and in school, working out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,145
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I have a lot going through my head about working...

I have a lot going through my head about working vs. staying with daycare.....my own girls just don't like all the extra stress and comotion and I can't say I blame them.

My youngest daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,477
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I know that feeling! I turned away 3 families...

I know that feeling! I turned away 3 families about 2 months ago and last month one of my daycare moms said she is putting in her notice because the kids dad isn't working much and she can't afford...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,145
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Daycare Too Stressful!!

I never knew how stressful running daycare could be. I have been registered for almost 2 years (but have been doing daycare on and off for years before being registered) and I'm ready to shut down. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I have to find that backbone I know! ...

I have to find that backbone I know!

Another thing that gets to me is, a couple months ago she was telling me her boss was encouraging her to start using some of her vacation time as she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Dropping off early, arriving late

I am so beyond frustrated with my sister in law, yet I'm afraid if I say anything I will be without income. I have already cracked down on my pick up time, I close at 5pm and so many times she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,994
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Could go either way....I am a clean nut and if I...

Could go either way....I am a clean nut and if I were going to a daycare interview, my kids would be clean and hair combed through. I have taken in kids that were not hygenically fit (dirty...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,532
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I can only hope they are waiting to pass the...

I can only hope they are waiting to pass the state budget by April 1st and it's nothing else that will hold it up even longer.

I asked a few people I know and most of them got theirs relatively...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-14-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,532
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
State Taxes Requires Further Review...Received Fed

I filed my taxes on Feb. 16th and have received my federal return on March 4th with no problems. I have been checking the status of my New York State refund and day after day it shows my refund...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,822
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
My girls are ages 13, 11, 7, and 5. My older 2...

My girls are ages 13, 11, 7, and 5. My older 2 REALLY dislike me doing daycare...it is not easy for them at all, they want their own space and hate being cooped up in their rooms just to get that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,023
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Those With More Than 3 Of Your Own Kids, HOW Do You Do It??

I have 4 of my own kids...all girls ages 13, 11, 7, and 5....I have had 2 school daycare girls (ages 7 and 10) and a 2 (almost 3) year old daycare boy in my daycare for about 2 1/2 years. When it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,642
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Pros: You have more free time to yourself and...

Pros: You have more free time to yourself and flexibility to say no, it's not a good day.

Cons: It's not guaranteed you will get 2-3 days/week so pay is not guarenteed, you won't know your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,586
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
It appears at the beginning of this article that...

It appears at the beginning of this article that teachers are being called overpaid...yet at the end it's showing they are WAY underpaid. After doing daycare, I don't know how the elementary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,637
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I do agree it is rude to not pick up on time...

I do agree it is rude to not pick up on time without a phone call......the mom that walked in, is she one that feels they can be there whenever you are open?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,847
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Yes! I think NannyDe is right on! And...

Yes! I think NannyDe is right on!

And GCBB, I think you are right as well, maybe change is hard for me. Maybe I need to give it a little more time to see if they get better with all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
You are SOOO not alone, I'm have having a...

You are SOOO not alone, I'm have having a difficult time right now....not to the point of crying but if I had a baby crying all day long I just might. The more I take on, the more stressed out I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,847
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Streak Of Bad Luck, Or Just Being Too Picky???

Wondering if I get all the bad luck, or just being picky? I know I have to do what works for my home and family so in the end I know I do the right thing, but I do start to wonder if I get too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Is there any way you can keep them separated in...

Is there any way you can keep them separated in different areas? Section off a room? I just took in 2 new girls and my daughter's don't get along with them so I have to separate them, but they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,478
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Are people really like this?? OMG, my jaw is on...

Are people really like this?? OMG, my jaw is on the floor and I can't pick it up. That is just amazing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Yup, I say run!! Just knowing from personal...

Yup, I say run!! Just knowing from personal experience...it's MUCH easier to admit now that it's too much than string it on and then decide.

I have had my share of defiant daycare kids and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,721
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Maybe she is just oblivious to how disrespectful...

Maybe she is just oblivious to how disrespectful it was? If this was an isolated incidence, then maybe just watch more closely and definitely enforce a no toys from home rule.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,144
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
It has to be the time of year, I'm at the point...

It has to be the time of year, I'm at the point I'm really wanting to find an outside of the home job just so my kids can have their home back and i don't have to worry about all the other issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,721
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
The audacity of her! Wow, seriously, I would...

The audacity of her! Wow, seriously, I would NEVER think of doing such a thing.

Does she disrespect on other things as well? If she made me feel uncomfortable I would consider it...I seem to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,253
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I support your decision 100%. I just let a boy...

I support your decision 100%. I just let a boy go that was a little over 2 for hitting/throwing at the other kids on a daily basis..it was VERY stressful on all the kids here not to mention myself. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,144
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
It's not the extra work that is the issue...it's...

It's not the extra work that is the issue...it's just against state regulations.

Yup, I'm about 45min. south of Rochester NY.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,483
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
Brilliant! Oh the joys!

Brilliant! Oh the joys!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,144
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I think I just hit a rut and everything is...

I think I just hit a rut and everything is bothering me. I think it is this time of year, honestly..I remember getting a little cabin fever last year and I think I've hit it again. Ready to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,144
Posted By My4SunshineGirlsNY
I Know You're Not Supposed To But...

I watch my sister in law's boy (not really my nephew as the boy was from another relationship other than my husband's brother), and she walks in this morning and says "he's got a bad cough, I know...
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