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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By MyAngels
I love that! I'd have soooo many pies...

I love that! I'd have soooo many pies though......:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By MyAngels
I don't know what brand they are as they've been...

I don't know what brand they are as they've been on my doors longer than I've owned my house, but my exterior knobs can be locked so you can't enter the house from the outside without a key, but they...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-26-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By MyAngels
Another vote for John Sandford. I love his Prey...

Another vote for John Sandford. I love his Prey series books, but there are a lot of them, he's up to somewhere in the 25 or 26 range now. He also has another series that ties into the Prey books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By MyAngels
The plans they are looking for are specific to...

The plans they are looking for are specific to each daycare home. You just identify anything in and around your home that could be hazardous and specify what you are doing to mitigate the risk. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By MyAngels
I would be tempted to respond with "Sure, the fee...

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

I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By MyAngels
I absolutely love my Shark. I bought the powered...

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

I will say you need to keep up with filter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By MyAngels
I have one right now who takes the phrase "You...

I have one right now who takes the phrase "You have to choose your battles" to the extreme. As in "I choose no battles at all." It's ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By MyAngels
Estimated taxes are definitely not optional. I...

Estimated taxes are definitely not optional. I don't like paying quarterly so I adjusted my husband's withholding to cover my taxes as well, but I still keep an eye on my income to be sure we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By MyAngels
That's so cute! With my current group I could...

That's so cute! With my current group I could totally see one certain kid trying to stuff another little one inside :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By MyAngels
If she's normally in school, then you need to...

If she's normally in school, then you need to mark that she's at home. There's a place to mark either "sick" or "no school" to the right of the child's name in KidKare, assuming you're using that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By MyAngels
I've never used Turbo Tax, but I use the H&R...

I've never used Turbo Tax, but I use the H&R Block software, and if you're talking about that little box that calculates the refund or amount you owe in the corner, don't pay attention to that until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By MyAngels
I can't improve upon the advice you've already...

I can't improve upon the advice you've already been given, but in the future the "right" thing to do is what works for you. Once you develop this mindset, daycare is a much easier line of work,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
Posted By MyAngels
The 4 year old that cussed like a sailor - one of...

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

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

The 3 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,387
Posted By MyAngels
The only late pick up policy I've ever had is...

The only late pick up policy I've ever had is don't do it. It's worked great for over 25 years now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,406
Posted By MyAngels
I don't think this needs to be as difficult as...

I don't think this needs to be as difficult as you may think. Personally, I wouldn't handle this by text, but with a simple face-to-face conversation. Unless the guy is a complete jerk he's going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By MyAngels
When I first opened I didn't even have set open...

When I first opened I didn't even have set open and close hours. I would get up super early and not have anyone show up for hours (literally), and of course I never knew when they'd show up in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By MyAngels
Me too, and the older I get the worse it gets.

Me too, and the older I get the worse it gets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By MyAngels
Based on my current group, this!likethislikethis

Based on my current group, this!likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By MyAngels
I think if I ever opened on Black Friday I would...

I think if I ever opened on Black Friday I would have every child here :lol:. I close for that, for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and quite a few other days through the year, I just don't charge in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By MyAngels
I ended up solving this issue by only charging...

I ended up solving this issue by only charging for the major federal holidays. Any other time I take off is "unpaid." Of course, I raised my rates to accommodate all those "unpaid" days, but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By MyAngels
Of course you're not a monster lovethis I do...

Of course you're not a monster lovethis

I do think can be solved with a face to face detailed discussion of her issues and how they can be solved going forward. Since she is new to this country I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By MyAngels
Nicely done! We should all be so lucky to have...

Nicely done! We should all be so lucky to have parents that can communicate with us to resolve a concern rather than going off the deep end :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By MyAngels
I got sharpie marker off of my antique oak dining...

I got sharpie marker off of my antique oak dining table with one of those Mr. Clean Eraser things. It did dull the shine in that area but I just used a furniture restorer oil and that evened things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By MyAngels
If you decide to try to take her to court I would...

If you decide to try to take her to court I would prepare a final invoice and demand letter along with a filled out small claims complaint and send it via certified mail giving them a date that they...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By MyAngels
Oh my gosh what a facepalm moment for me :lol: -...

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

Just out of curiosity, did you end up addressing this...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By MyAngels
Totally agree with this - we use funny mostly...

Totally agree with this - we use funny mostly rhyming nicknames all the time. Silly Billy, cutie patootie, and on and on. It's not done in a mean way and the kids all get a kick out of it. I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By MyAngels
I've already replaced mine with the 10 year...

I've already replaced mine with the 10 year smoke/co units. Yay, I'm finally ahead of the curve :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By MyAngels
I would allow it, but TBH only 1 or 2 have ever...

I would allow it, but TBH only 1 or 2 have ever asked in over 25 years.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By MyAngels
I've had this happen. I personally think it's...

I've had this happen. I personally think it's just cluelessness on the part of the parent. Whenever anyone picks up during nap now I say, "since other children are sleeping, wait here and I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By MyAngels
Just curious as to why you are upset with them?...

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

I always know when a check hasn't cleared because I write very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By MyAngels
Maybe the policeman wants to be a fire marshal...

Maybe the policeman wants to be a fire marshal and is job shadowing? No clue really, just guessing :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By MyAngels
In this case I'd definitely mention the cream and...

In this case I'd definitely mention the cream and suggest they give it a try. For me it depends on the situation as to whether I'd give unsolicited advice - parenting style? Nope - helpful products?...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By MyAngels
I've never used Turbo Tax but I've used the HR...

I've never used Turbo Tax but I've used the HR Block program, and when you follow the instructions and choose the home daycare option for your home office, the program automatically divides out your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By MyAngels
Unless you count "see you Tuesday" as a reminder,...

Unless you count "see you Tuesday" as a reminder, I've never reminded parents of holidays or closed days. In your case, I might send out a note giving out the closed schedule, with a reminder that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By MyAngels
An attorney can tell you whether you have any...

An attorney can tell you whether you have any recourse under the contract. It will also most likely depend on your state. For instance, if you're in Illinois a child can't be expelled from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By MyAngels
I always just assume a call to them won't be...

I always just assume a call to them won't be short enough to make during daycare hours :lol: They're second only to Blue Cross Blue Shield for hold times.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By MyAngels
I like working with referred families. I've...

I like working with referred families. I've found over the years that families that are referred don't want to look bad in front of whoever referred them so they're extra good at following all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By MyAngels
You guys stay safe! I hope they get these fires...

You guys stay safe! I hope they get these fires under control soon, it looks pretty awful on the news.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By MyAngels
It depends. If my dh just started making enough...

It depends. If my dh just started making enough money to cover my income then no, I'd just start cranking up the retirement savings. If some far flung relative that I've never met kicked off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By MyAngels
The other thing you might try is signing up for...

The other thing you might try is signing up for notifications from UPS, FedEx and USPS on shipments coming your way. I have accounts with all 3 and whenever there's a package shipped to my address I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By MyAngels
I ordered a large wooden play set through them...

I ordered a large wooden play set through them two years ago and had no communication from anyone on the status until it showed up at my door 4 weeks later. It was sold by Walmart (per the website)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By MyAngels
The fact that you don't want to do infant care...

The fact that you don't want to do infant care would be enough for me to turn them down. 3 kids from one family is also problematic when they leave. The fact that she's "willing" to pay half to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By MyAngels
It sounds like you're going on the assumption...

It sounds like you're going on the assumption that because another provider charges less than you do, that they are somehow inferior. Back in the day (I'm old :lol:) I looked high and low for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,872
Posted By MyAngels
I'd just print out a copy on paper watermarked...

I'd just print out a copy on paper watermarked with either "void" or "copy" across the face. Here, all information on my license is available online anyway, so there's really no issue of privacy (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By MyAngels
Those look like hives to me, but I would have...

Those look like hives to me, but I would have excluded too. It really could be many things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By MyAngels
If I'm ever in doubt about whether a check will...

If I'm ever in doubt about whether a check will clear I always take it to the bank it's drawn on and cash it. I've surprised one or two people over the years by doing that (I presume they were...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By MyAngels
Your very first purchase should be Tom Copeland's...

Your very first purchase should be Tom Copeland's tax books. Keep the receipts, they are 100% tax deductible :)

https://www.redleafpress.org/cw_contributorinfo.aspx?ContribID=35&Name=Tom+Copeland...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,267
Posted By MyAngels
I tell all my current families that they'd better...

I tell all my current families that they'd better start referring or I'm retiring :lol:. Just kidding, but word-of-mouth and referrals have kept me full for a long time.

I do see a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,747
Posted By MyAngels
I didn't read completely through all the other...

I didn't read completely through all the other responses so forgive me if this has already been asked, but why didn't you just talk with your provider about this issue, explaining what you wanted and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By MyAngels
I go on Monday directly after I'm off work...

I go on Monday directly after I'm off work (4:30). It's the least busy day at the store and my hubby has to work late so I go on my own. I've never grocery shopped with my husband, not entirely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By MyAngels
Unless you gave them a specific date to pay the...

Unless you gave them a specific date to pay the holding fee, I would give them a courtesy email, something along the lines of "as discussed in our meeting, in order to secure your child's enrollment,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By MyAngels
I once figured out I make a little over $100 per...

I once figured out I make a little over $100 per hour with the food program. Takes me about an hour or less per week to enter menus/attendance online, plus the 3 visits per year. I normally get $500...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By MyAngels
When you hand out the newsletter you probably...

When you hand out the newsletter you probably should also mention that they need to read it, especially the part about staying on the driveway, that way they can't claim ignorance because they didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By MyAngels
I've done the friends and family things a couple...

I've done the friends and family things a couple of times over the years, but I always go in with the understanding that I'll be losing money and I've been okay with that. I've only done it when I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By MyAngels
I don't think an "attachment" to a daycare child...

I don't think an "attachment" to a daycare child is necessary to be a good provider. I care for all of my dcks and provide good quality, even loving care, but it's important to realize that they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By MyAngels
I used to have one, thankfully she dropped off...

I used to have one, thankfully she dropped off after everyone was awake though. At one point, one of my older kids told her she needed to use her inside voice:lol: but it didn't quiet her down at all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By MyAngels
I've had lots over the years, a few that come to...

I've had lots over the years, a few that come to mind:

Mo-Mo
Happy Abby, or depending on the day, Crabby Abby :lol:
Tay-Tay
Nickster
Spud
Ko-bear
Baby bear
Pink-a-poo
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By MyAngels
I only take checks, or cash I guess buy no one...

I only take checks, or cash I guess buy no one ever pays that way. My cubbies are right inside my front door and everyone just drops their check there on Monday morning. When they are new I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By MyAngels
Totally made me :lol::lol::lol:

Totally made me :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-07-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By MyAngels
I don't know that there really is an average. ...

I don't know that there really is an average. The best way to figure it out is to keep records for two months of the year of every hour that you spend in your home doing anything related to daycare,...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By MyAngels
In this case I took the number of snacks you were...

In this case I took the number of snacks you were reimbursed for (1296) and multiplied it by the IRS standard deduction rate of .73. I'm going on the assumption that you serve two snacks per day...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By MyAngels
To claim the other snack (over and above what...

To claim the other snack (over and above what you've been reimbursed for) you could add in another 1,296 snacks (based on the picture you posted), giving you an additional deduction of $946.08 at the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By MyAngels
You should pick up a copy of Tom Copeland's book,...

You should pick up a copy of Tom Copeland's book, it gives a lot of information about what you can claim, a lot of stuff you might not think of.

I also save every receipt for absolutely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,394
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,190
Posted By MyAngels
I'm having flashbacks to my childhood and my...

I'm having flashbacks to my childhood and my annoying brother this morning. One of my dcks is sitting next to me on the couch and keeps poking me. I just want to hollar "Mom he's toouuching...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-28-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By MyAngels
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-27-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By MyAngels
Shed

We bought a storage shed last year that cost about $2400, which included laying a rock base for it. It's not attached to the land. Can the TS% be deducted in full for 2017 or is it something that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sure Tom will chime in, but it sounds like...

I'm sure Tom will chime in, but it sounds like you need to find a CPA who is more familiar with the specific ins and outs of home childcare taxes. If there are mistakes on previous returns you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By MyAngels
I like the one shaped like a house in the first...

I like the one shaped like a house in the first set and the middle one on the next set.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By MyAngels
My kids won't touch rice either, I've tried it...

My kids won't touch rice either, I've tried it many different ways and it's a no-go :)

I've also tried several different WW pastas with no success. I don't know what's different about this one,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By MyAngels
I Found A WG Pasta My Kids Will Actually Eat

I found it at Kroger, I think it's their store brand - Simple Truth Organic 100% whole wheat rotini. I picked it up on a whim so I'm not sure if there are other types, but my kids actually liked it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By MyAngels
If you don't count my time working at a center,...

If you don't count my time working at a center, 25 years for me. I thought I would stay in it until my grandkids were all in school, but since it seems my two youngest won't be having kids anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By MyAngels
I wouldn't stress too much about this. It may...

I wouldn't stress too much about this. It may very well come to nothing, but you have insurance to cover you in cases like this and it sounds like you were not negligent in any way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By MyAngels
This is what I was thinking, too. My DD fell on...

This is what I was thinking, too. My DD fell on the ice recently at her apartment complex and required emergency medical treatment for it. The insurance company has indicated that they will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By MyAngels
Almost exclusively referrals these days, but I've...

Almost exclusively referrals these days, but I've also been told I'm on some sort of referral list at the two major companies here, so you might call around and see if there's something like that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By MyAngels
For some reason I get more calls in January and...

For some reason I get more calls in January and May. I don't really know why as it doesn't correlate with anything in particular (school being out and the like).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,218
Posted By MyAngels
I've not heard anything about lead testing, but...

I've not heard anything about lead testing, but my rep e-mailed me recently to ask me when my house was built:confused: Probably something to do with it I guess.

For some reason I don't get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,218
Posted By MyAngels
I knew you guys would love this one :lol: ...

I knew you guys would love this one :lol:

This is such a slippery slope. Personally if I felt that I might have to terminate because of behavior I would definitely not document that behavior but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,218
Posted By MyAngels
New Law in IL Re: Expulsion From Preschool

Beginning in January 2018 Illinois preschools and licensed daycare providers can no longer simply expel a child for behavior problems :rolleyes:

I haven't heard a peep from DCFS on this and I'm...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-07-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By MyAngels
The workbook and organizer is the one that's...

The workbook and organizer is the one that's meant to be used to do your own taxes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,811
Posted By MyAngels
likethis It's almost like a reset button....

likethis

It's almost like a reset button. Maybe being away makes them appreciate us more :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,811
Posted By MyAngels
One of my very favorite families of all time...

One of my very favorite families of all time stopped by today, all 3 kids and their mom. The youngest is in 1st grade so they've been gone a couple of years. The boys came in just like they were here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,811
Posted By MyAngels
I had only planned to take Monday off for the...

I had only planned to take Monday off for the holiday, but I ended up with Friday off (no kids), Monday (Holiday), Tuesday (no kids again) and today (power was out this am and it's in the negative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,394
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Views: 570,190
Posted By MyAngels
Just wanted to offer a virtual :hug:. I will keep...

Just wanted to offer a virtual :hug:. I will keep you and your mom in my prayers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By MyAngels
I have done it and it's very easy. It's done...

I have done it and it's very easy. It's done lying face down on a table with your breast through an opening in the table (hanging down). They use an imaging machine to guide a needle to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I'll...

I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I'll be sending positive prayers your way for a good outcome.

I continued to work through a year of breast cancer treatment a couple of years ago. During...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By MyAngels
I use the do not disturb mode on my phone at...

I use the do not disturb mode on my phone at times like this. It allows me to put exceptions in for certain people (my kids, hubby, mom, etc) and all other calls go to voicemail. I lovethis DND mode...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By MyAngels
I saw an idea once where they used a glass top...

I saw an idea once where they used a glass top end table from a thrift store, replaced the glass with frosted plexiglass (Menards sells it here) and then stapled some white lights underneath as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By MyAngels
This is how I'd handle it too. I've had...

This is how I'd handle it too. I've had grandparents pay me a few times, but the checks were given to me by the grandparents themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By MyAngels
How in the world did you keep a straight face? I...

How in the world did you keep a straight face? I would have busted out laughing at that. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By MyAngels
Oh yes, the "tone" is what keeps my families in...

Oh yes, the "tone" is what keeps my families in check. Don't like the "tone"? Don't do anything to bring it on :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,699
Posted By MyAngels
I think I'm going to do something like this:...

I think I'm going to do something like this:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By MyAngels
We have a weird phenomenon going on around here....

We have a weird phenomenon going on around here. Vanity centers. There are 3 very wealthy women in our community who have opened numerous centers in our 150,000 member community. They are literally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By MyAngels
After reading all these threads/issues I guess...

After reading all these threads/issues I guess there's something to be said for my old fashioned methods. Check or cash in advance, spreadsheets for income and expenses.

I've even started back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By MyAngels
I always calculate mine, but my reimbursement has...

I always calculate mine, but my reimbursement has always been correct.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By MyAngels
Take a look at the county court website for...

Take a look at the county court website for whatever county you are in. Many of them have a section on how to pursue a small claims complaint. You'll most likely have to pay the filing and service...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,719
Posted By MyAngels
I agree with this. But I'm also not the type who...

I agree with this. But I'm also not the type who worries about the government overreaching either, so it stands to reason I would feel this way :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,719
Posted By MyAngels
I'm in Illinois. It's free. I think...

I'm in Illinois.

It's free.

I think it's anyone over 13 in the household, but it's been awhile since I had younger people in the house so that may have changed.

DCFS recently added a FBI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By MyAngels
I'm sure it happens more than I realize, but the...

I'm sure it happens more than I realize, but the only one I remember off hand was a little girl who told her mom every day that I pulled her hair. She was dead serious, so I knew she wasn't making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By MyAngels
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By MyAngels
Is this related to your driveway blocking dad? If...

Is this related to your driveway blocking dad? If so I'd just have a face to face conversation with him and ask him directly to park correctly.

If a bunch of people are doing the same thing I'd...
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