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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-27-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By frugalmama4
Hello, would you have a little more information...

Hello, would you have a little more information on getting started with this?

Thanks in advance! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-27-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By frugalmama4
Hello, would you have a little more information...

Hello, would you have a little more information on getting started with this?

Thanks in advance! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By frugalmama4
I totally agree with this...this particular child...

I totally agree with this...this particular child has been filled with some much "academics" and poor thing can't complete simple little task "sit down pls, pick up ur toy, put on your shoes with out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By frugalmama4
Thank you ALL for such great advice/tips...oh,...

Thank you ALL for such great advice/tips...oh, how I miss you guys :hug:

childcaremom I love this word "introducing" oh, how it takes the pressure off the providers shoulders...I will definitely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By frugalmama4
Help! Parent Surveys Are Back...How to Respond??

Hello ALL!!

It's been way to long since I have posted or been on the forum; I've been WAY to busy...way to busy.

Anywho-I need help pls

Ok, I received parent surveys back and now need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By frugalmama4
Question On Tracking Income...

Hello all,

Ok, I like to believe I do a pretty good job of keeping up with income/money with MMK. However, I really need to start cleaning my act up...in regards to been prepared to apply for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By frugalmama4
Good Evening and hello to all! I have been...

Good Evening and hello to all!

I have been away for sometime now...life has been way to busy in my world.

Cozy Kids : I totally know how you feel...I have been in the same boat since day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By frugalmama4
I think I will give the "young lady" a shot...

I think I will give the "young lady" a shot first...love small business owners

Thanks yall!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By frugalmama4
She's working on getting bonded...stated will be...

She's working on getting bonded...stated will be done by next month. She was very professional and had her contract all set-up and ready to-go...so cute...reminds me of when I got started with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By frugalmama4
OT-But need yall's opinion!

Ok, First let me say HELLO...I haven't been on the forum in a while...miss u guys :)

Ok anywhoo-

My current dilemma (I love having GOOD problems).

My hubby has agreed to a cleaning...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By frugalmama4
I didn't get a pm...re-send pls. Thx

I didn't get a pm...re-send pls. Thx
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By frugalmama4
Hey OP, You need to NOT file with this tax...

Hey OP,

You need to NOT file with this tax lady...

I recommend you order Tom's book "2013 Tax Workbook & Organizer" and the 2013 Tax Companion. The first one is if you will do your own taxes...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By frugalmama4
As of now I use two poly enveloped folders one is...

As of now I use two poly enveloped folders one is blue "items needed to be inputted in mmk" the other is red "items ready to be filed".

As of now all ready to be filed receipts remain in the red...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By frugalmama4
Oh yea, #1 Tom says to track your hours for...

Oh yea, #1

Tom says to track your hours for the first two months of the year...and just use the average for the entire year.

In MMK under the time space % tap their is a tap lable "other...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By frugalmama4
Hello, #2 Well first you will have to...

Hello,

#2

Well first you will have to defined the cleaning ladies "title/role" is she your employee or a independent contractor?? From the sound of it I would say IRS would defined her as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By frugalmama4
Well not to brag or anything...but ALL of mine...

Well not to brag or anything...but ALL of mine sleep together...its not an option!

I currently have a 5mo, 6mo, 8mo, 13mo, 3-2yr, 1-18mo, 3yr, 4yr...everyone one is on the same schedule around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By frugalmama4
I totally need to do better in this area of...

I totally need to do better in this area of service...

I be so ready for them to leave...its hi and buy...

I plan to put my best foot forward starting tomorrow!


Great post!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By frugalmama4
I totally need to do better in this area of...

I totally need to do better in this area of service...

I be so ready for them to leave...its hi and buy...

I plan to put my best foot forward starting tomorrow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, I know I will still have to add...

Yea, I know I will still have to add something...my issue is the arts/craft projections...this is the main reason I'm going to a pre-packed curriculum. I just don't have time to plan and put together...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By frugalmama4
Yep...thx I fixed it

Yep...thx I fixed it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By frugalmama4
Curriculum Questionn "Carols Affordable"

Good Afternoon All,

Anyone currently or recently used Carols Affordable Curriculum...for ages 18-36mos?

If so would are your thoughts on it?

I have tired doing my own which is cheaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By frugalmama4
OT: Question on Side Business

Happy New Year all!!

Quick question:

Would you advertise to your daycare families that you also do Taxes??

I have been doing taxes for the pass 6 years are so, families and close friends....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By frugalmama4
Help Pls.....Christmas Cards For Parents

Hello all,

I'm at a lost for words which is so crazy because I actually love all my current parents and kiddos...I guess all the not so great ones have ruined me :(

Please help me come up with...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks Blackcat!

Thanks Blackcat!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-19-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By frugalmama4
Tom Copeland

Good Morning,

When will your 2013 Tax Workbook Organizer be released?

I'm ready to get started on my taxes...

Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By frugalmama4
I'm doing a $100.00 cash and a bath and body wash...

I'm doing a $100.00 cash and a bath and body wash set (Caress)

A weeks pay for me would be $150.00 net for her, so the bath set and cash is cheaper on my pockets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By frugalmama4
Ages: 18mo-4yr (story book with teddy bear Mickey...

Ages: 18mo-4yr (story book with teddy bear Mickey Mouse/Hello Kitty), Pajama set that match the book & teddy and the Veggie tales dvd 9God Loves you very much) my daycare kiddos loves veggie tales!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By frugalmama4
OT-Shot Out to Beyonce!!

Hello All,

This is totally off topic...but I had to give my girl a shot out!!!

I finally got to see Mrs. Carter in action last night "go H-Town" and it was amazing!!! I had always said I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-11-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, I looked in the pub too and didn't see an...

Yea, I looked in the pub too and didn't see an answer, I will call.

Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-09-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks for the quick response Tom, So due I...

Thanks for the quick response Tom,

So due I have to claim the actual expense method on the NEW vehicle since this was the method used on the old vehicle "traded"? Or can I now due the standard...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-09-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By frugalmama4
Tom Copeland Question on Vehicle Deprecation

Hello,

Can I transfer an 100% business use vehicle into shared use (50% or less)??

History-

Placed in service: 2012
Actual Expense method claimed on 2012 taxes "first year"
50% Bonus...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-09-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By frugalmama4
Hello, In MMK "Mortgage Interest Paid" form...

Hello,

In MMK "Mortgage Interest Paid" form 8829
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks yall! I will give her the raise at...

Thanks yall!

I will give her the raise at the review, and then every year afterwards.

She's in school at night and she loves working with the kiddos so her leaving anytime soon would only be if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By frugalmama4
Can I come work for you??? I don't make $15.00 an...

Can I come work for you??? I don't make $15.00 an hour :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By frugalmama4
Great advice, thanks! I like the raise once...

Great advice, thanks!

I like the raise once a year (every 12months), I have her review scheduled for the end of this month...she has been employed for 9months now...would it be ok to what until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By frugalmama4
Question: Employee Raise How Much???

GM All,

I currently have a full time assistant she's great! It's time to due her 6 month review what should I give for a raise?? She currently makes $7.25 (min wage), this would be her first...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-09-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By frugalmama4
GM, I'm sure Tom will have a answer for you. ...

GM, I'm sure Tom will have a answer for you.

But I would bet to say the IRS will not now she's working for you if you are not paying her "on the table" as far as the state paying her for one...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-08-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By frugalmama4
Question for Tom Copeland...Employer Taxes

Hello Tom,

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Question: What happens if I don't pay ALL the payroll taxes owed by the end of Dec 2013; before I file my tax return. Will I get a bill after I file...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By frugalmama4
Ditto!!! This is especially true for FIRST...

Ditto!!!

This is especially true for FIRST time mommy's.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,275
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks Tom, Just to clarify for myself: ...

Thanks Tom,

Just to clarify for myself:

1.) The kitchenette was put into the 100% daycare space "garage"
So would that be consider a 100% business...right??

2.) am' I required to give...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-12-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,275
Posted By frugalmama4
Tom Copeland...Question On Deductions

Hello Tom,

I’m getting myself organize for the upcoming tax season; and want to make sure I have everything in order.

Questions:
We converted our attached two car garage into the 100%...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By frugalmama4
Ok don't read to much into my "train of thought" ...

Ok don't read to much into my "train of thought"

But I all ways say "if it didn't kill us on the plantation"...it won't kill us now!

I personal think this "new age" parenting is BS...there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,745
Posted By frugalmama4
They gotta GO!!! And please lock your...

They gotta GO!!!

And please lock your door...moving forward.

:hug::hug::hug: some people are just...ugh!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,151
Posted By frugalmama4
Oh I love you ladies!!! What a funny...

Oh I love you ladies!!!

What a funny thread...totally needing a laugh this evening. :lol::lol:

A recent one for me:

DCM: Can you just hold my 12month during nap while he sleeps...

Me: Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By frugalmama4
New young parents, baby does spit up a lot,...

New young parents, baby does spit up a lot, ears/neck always dirty...

I just think their are not sure what to do with a baby :confused:

I have verbally addressed a few tings with mom, she just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By frugalmama4
Infant Health Concern

Good Afternoon,

Does anyone have a form they use to communicate to parents about health concerns? Ex: Bathing, clean clothes, rashes, extremely dry skin etc.

I just don't know how to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By frugalmama4
Yep...I'm a bolder and highlighter...in ALL my...

Yep...I'm a bolder and highlighter...in ALL my parent communications.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By frugalmama4
Travel lite portable crib too small... I...

Travel lite portable crib too small...

I just got the travel lite portable crib in...the cutest thing ever! But it want work...none of my little ones fit :(

I keep my kids in pack n plays til...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, my thoughts also I'm thinking if I did...

Yea, my thoughts also I'm thinking if I did "re-interview" I would be opening Pandora's box...

Bringing up things that I'm not going change anywho...why discuss it...right?

I ask because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By frugalmama4
Re-Enrollment??? Who Makes Their Families Re-Enoll?

Hello all,

Do any of you require your families to re-enroll in your daycare/program. I'm talking holding an interview all over again?? If so, what do you discuss (services/behavior?)

Thanks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By frugalmama4
Wal-mart $109.00

I just ordered the dream on me 2n1 crib yesterday from Wal-mart online it was $109.00.

I have a girl friend (another provider) who using them for her daycare center...I do love the look and feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By frugalmama4
Infant first foods/menu question

Hello my fellow Child Care Provider's...

It's been a long time since I've been on the forum...miss you all!!

Been busy revamping the daycare...finally moved into the garage...yeah me! I'll get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By frugalmama4
I think its perfect!!! Way to go!

I think its perfect!!!
Way to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Sad
Views: 1,222
Posted By frugalmama4
Hang in there...this is my first full year...and...

Hang in there...this is my first full year...and I have had over five different families...it's hard has hek...to find good families.

I too have been thinking about getting a second job (for many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By frugalmama4
OK, so I did not address the OP concerns....sorry...

OK, so I did not address the OP concerns....sorry

If you guys keep your monies separate...which I think is a really BAD IDEA for a marriage, then it may be best for you to acted as if you're a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By frugalmama4
I hear ya sister(s)

I'm in some what of the same situation as the OP.

What I love about my man..."at the moment ;)

My husband does help a LOT with the daycare (he does all the cooking, and stays with the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks for the feed...I need to REALLY be more...

Thanks for the feed...I need to REALLY be more selective with the families I do take in. I will have ALL families fill out a "questionnaire card/guest book" before the interview starts, I will use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By frugalmama4
Question on this?? And other??

So all this talk about a waiting list has me thinking.

(Do you guys also) do you guys think it is a good idea to send corresponds by mail/email to old clients (one's that left on a good note) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By frugalmama4
Late payment $20.00 per-day/per-child Late...

Late payment $20.00 per-day/per-child

Late pick-up $1.00 per/min per-child.

No different if it was two separate families...IMO
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By frugalmama4
I too am in the same boat...high turn over. ...

I too am in the same boat...high turn over.

Good Luck...I hate interviewing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,987
Posted By frugalmama4
Ok, slow down pump the brakes :)...First of all...

Ok, slow down pump the brakes :)...First of all they have the right to remodel their home...yes it suck that it's so close to your home and that your yard will need to be used in order to do so. BUT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By frugalmama4
I should mention most of my families are great at...

I should mention most of my families are great at getting here on time 5:30...but their have been 1 or 2 times with two separate families...that I know for sure they were off from work and still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By frugalmama4
Help With Notice/Statement To Parents

How does this sound? Putting in my news letter

Spot Light on Courtesy (this is my title)
For those families currently utilizing extended services “hours” please keep in mind we close at 5:30pm....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, four "infants" my state says birth-17 months...

Yea, four "infants" my state says birth-17 months is an infant. I can have up to 10 with a helper. For me because of my own four kids...taking only fours infants instead of eight "18 mo-3yr" is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By frugalmama4
Howdy neighbor, Yep...love this forum...

Howdy neighbor,

Yep...love this forum lovethis

Everyone has a different way on running their daycare business
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By frugalmama4
Don't second guest yourself...always listen to...

Don't second guest yourself...always listen to the "little voice in ur head".

I'm learning in this business you can't always have it "your way" I would love to only have 15mo-3yr old's all full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea we put in two 52in fans with lights

Yea we put in two 52in fans with lights
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By frugalmama4
New Daycare Space...Now I Need Help With Picking A Color

I'm so happy...getting my house back!

Ok, moving into the attached two car garage about 400 sq

-no natural light
-4 fluorescent lights

I don't like loud colors (my house is painted in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By frugalmama4
Liliya, Sprouts, Provider Manda...question for you on colors

Hello ladies,

I was looking through some of the pictures and seen yall's space.

Would you mine sharing the color shade you used and where you got the wall decals.

Looking to paint my new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By frugalmama4
Yes I plan too...should I do it before we move...

Yes I plan too...should I do it before we move in? or wait til Aug (when school starts back) I usually do a "open house" to discuss our yearly curriculum plans, policy changes etc.

I hope to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By frugalmama4
Nicely worded...I will have to combine yours and...

Nicely worded...I will have to combine yours and childminder..so how.

Thanks ladies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By frugalmama4
Perfect! happyfacehappyface I'm a...

Perfect! happyfacehappyface

I'm a home...Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By frugalmama4
Help Pls…how would you introduce/explain a NEW daycare space!

Good Morning,

As some of you may know I have been talking/typing about converting our attached two car garage into the %100 daycare space. Well the work has began…yeah!

We maybe able to move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By frugalmama4
Hi, Have you did a search under tags for...

Hi,

Have you did a search under tags for this topic...their is a lot of information on this site.

My handbook is 27 pages long...and ever week it seems I need to add something :mad:...these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By frugalmama4
Oh, Blackcat...I lovethis YOU :)

Oh, Blackcat...I lovethis YOU :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, as mention it varies from state to...

Yea, as mention it varies from state to state...county to county.

I just updated my contract with the state pay program "H-town area" and because I'm now licensed "was registered" my rate went up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By frugalmama4
Blackcat or you a Texas gal??? If so well howdy...

Blackcat or you a Texas gal??? If so well howdy neighbor :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, I've been thinking about doing a...

Yea, I've been thinking about doing a deposit...some providers I know word it as "your last weeks tuition" I don't like that term because I like to believe when they enroll the child will be here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By frugalmama4
Thanks Sprouts

Thanks for the feed back Sprouts, I will admit I don't take feed back so well...never like hearing what people really feel/think about me. I guess I need to remove myself from the situation and place...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By frugalmama4
happyfacehappyfacehappyface Good for you!

happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Good for you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-19-2013, 02:19 PM
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Views: 3,562
Posted By frugalmama4
Are you a home provider or center? I use MMK...

Are you a home provider or center?

I use MMK it's free with the food program, and I also use pin and paper...old fashion gal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By frugalmama4
I need your backbone!!! Yea, honesty I have...

I need your backbone!!!

Yea, honesty I have gotten better at it...the business side of childcare. I have turned a family away on Monday morning whom didn't have tuition about two weeks ago.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By frugalmama4
Well Here's A Friday Vent...On Keeping Kids!

So I have "had" a new family start this week...just got a text $$$ situation has changed today will have to be last day in care :(...WHY??? I'm so sick of filling spots...and this family has two kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By frugalmama4
$$$ Money $$$ Why Does It Sound So Dirty

So after reading over mbullette thread on not receiving full payment today.

Got me thinking??? Why does talking about $$ with parents make you feel so dirty/bad. I have two DCP's (separate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By frugalmama4
Wait...do not cash it!

Oh, I hate that she did this...I'm sure it was an "oversight" :rolleyes:

I agree with everyone else...you need to text/email her.

As MarinaVanessa said "cash the check" before she try's to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By frugalmama4
No one has any thoughts on this??? :( Thanks

No one has any thoughts on this??? :(

Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By frugalmama4
Hi, If you have word...just open a blank...

Hi,

If you have word...just open a blank document and use the search tool...type in
"News Letter" and it will pull up a free template.

I do one monthly...love it

GL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By frugalmama4
Additional Work Assignments for Your Helpers/Employees???

Hi,

I just hired a assistant 19yr old college student "she great so far" this is her first job. I pay her min-wage $7.25 she will get about 25 hours per-week.

Quick question-What/how would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By frugalmama4
Sorry to hear...I too hate this part of the...

Sorry to hear...I too hate this part of the business. :(

What helps me...always live below my means...way below.

Build up a nest egg...every little bit counts.

My plans...find something...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By frugalmama4
I did.... What are you trying to input? ...

I did....

What are you trying to input?

Which version are you using...Home Office? Desk top/online?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By frugalmama4
Update on my previous thread..."Had To Enforce Payment Policy Today :("

So I posted the other day about standing up for myself...and feeling a little bad about it.

So here is what standing your ground gets you happyface

Re-cap: Mom won't free child care b/c she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By frugalmama4
I hate sibling's....hate hate hate. Let me...

I hate sibling's....hate hate hate.

Let me explain-

These kids spend ALL of their time together...they sleep, eat, bathe, play together all day every day....I personal think kids (just like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By frugalmama4
OP, we both have the same feelings towards the...

OP, we both have the same feelings towards the "business" it seems.

I love all my daycare kiddos...and I'm all about family and helping others build their family...but realize I'm doing it at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By frugalmama4
Oh, this thread made my day today....whata...

Oh, this thread made my day today....whata laugh!!! I have always had a house full of boy since I started in 2011...and I LOVE lovethis it. Boys are some much more fun then girls (IMO)...it doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By frugalmama4
Amen! I posted earlier about a DCP I had to...

Amen!

I posted earlier about a DCP I had to put my foot down with. I have always said I'm in the business to help others...but I still have to feed my family...people just push you to no limit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,882
Posted By frugalmama4
Yay!!!!! happyfacehappyfacehappyface I can't...

Yay!!!!! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

I can't wait to move into the garage "not totally separate" but out of the main house.

Pictures please!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By frugalmama4
Thank you all...yall sure now how to make a gal...

Thank you all...yall sure now how to make a gal feel better :)

I was stressing myself all weekend over this...thinking maybe if I lower her rate or offer to take another form of payment "free...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By frugalmama4
Yea, you and me both...now I have to start...

Yea, you and me both...now I have to start advertising to fill TWO spots.

Wish me luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By frugalmama4
Oh, for a second their I was sure it was the same...

Oh, for a second their I was sure it was the same parent. Haha
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