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NoMoreJuice! 08:59 AM 03-24-2014
I'm seriously considering moving to Hawaii...full time care in a daycare home is going for between 550 and 650 a week for ONE CHILD!! That's between 28,000 and 33,000 for only one child...and you can have 10!

As an added bonus: no more shoveling snow!! Who's in?

Retirement in Hawaii at 40...a girl can dream, right?
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SilverSabre25 09:00 AM 03-24-2014
I'll go....
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Laurel 09:05 AM 03-24-2014
Originally Posted by NoMoreJuice!:
I'm seriously considering moving to Hawaii...full time care in a daycare home is going for between 550 and 650 a week for ONE CHILD!! That's between 28,000 and 33,000 for only one child...and you can have 10!

As an added bonus: no more shoveling snow!! Who's in?

Retirement in Hawaii at 40...a girl can dream, right?
Check into rent first.
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llpa 09:13 AM 03-24-2014
It was 12 degrees at my house this morning and I'm makin a few bucks an hr... Heck YES!!!!
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childcaremom 09:14 AM 03-24-2014
Me, me! We are supposed to get 40-50 cm of snow on Wednesday.

Get me out of here
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MotherNature 09:26 AM 03-24-2014
I looked on cl-and they're advertising ft and pt rates by the number of days per month. I think that rate is for the month...
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Blackcat31 09:27 AM 03-24-2014
Summer weather ALL year??

No thanks....

I'm happy where I am.
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Starburst 09:33 AM 03-24-2014
The only thing is that in Hawaii there isn't really a "middle class", you're pretty much either rich or poor.

I had an ex-roommate who was Hawaiian (she also worked as a nanny and was planning on doing family child care) and she would always talk about Hawaiian culture and she said thats one of the main reasons she doesn't live there.
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blandino 11:31 AM 03-24-2014
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
Summer weather ALL year??

No thanks....

I'm happy where I am.
Ditto. Warm temps and I are not BFFs. I would take the money though.
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butterfly 11:38 AM 03-24-2014
Originally Posted by MotherNature:
I looked on cl-and they're advertising ft and pt rates by the number of days per month. I think that rate is for the month...
yep, that's a monthly fee not a weekly fee - but hey, if we're dreaming....
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KidGrind 12:05 PM 03-24-2014
Originally Posted by NoMoreJuice!:
I'm seriously considering moving to Hawaii...full time care in a daycare home is going for between 550 and 650 a week for ONE CHILD!! That's between 28,000 and 33,000 for only one child...and you can have 10!

As an added bonus: no more shoveling snow!! Who's in?

Retirement in Hawaii at 40...a girl can dream, right?
If you get there, Iíll be happy for you! With minor children I canít, the school system sucks there right now.
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Unregistered 01:45 PM 03-24-2014
Keep in mind everything in the grocery store starts at minimumof $3.00 per item.Everything not grown on island must be shipped in.
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NoMoreJuice! 03:51 PM 03-24-2014
I feel so dumb! I read an ad that said the rates, and that full time was 45 and part time was 25 hours per week. I assumed, because I knew the cost of living can be triple what it is here, that it was a weekly rate (but still thought it sounded too good to be true!). Guess I'll keep dealing with the snow here rather than make peanuts and have to live in a cardboard box there! How can they afford to charge less than I do and pay $6 for a gallon of milk? Crazy.

So my dream is dead. Need a new one.
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daycarediva 04:12 PM 03-24-2014
Dang, that stinks it's monthly! It's less than what I charge. I pay $6 for a gallon of organic milk.
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sharlan 04:28 PM 03-24-2014
My niece was born and raised there, part Hawaiian.

The cost of living is astronomical. EVERYTHING is so expensive.

The school system is really bad.

I had her for a year while she was in high school and was shocked. I swear they have their own language. I wasn't sure if her spelling or writing was the worst.

It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there full time unless I was retired with an unlimited income.
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daycare 04:44 PM 03-24-2014
I would check the cost of living before you jump on that plane...

and I hope you like super humid all year around. I love hawaii but I could never live there.

I guess you could say that about most places, here in my area dc IS 225-300 a week for daycare but houses start at 650k for a 2 bedroom house.

I have a client who just put her child in private preschool at $25k a year.
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Blackcat31 04:48 PM 03-24-2014
Originally Posted by NoMoreJuice!:
I feel so dumb! I read an ad that said the rates, and that full time was 45 and part time was 25 hours per week. I assumed, because I knew the cost of living can be triple what it is here, that it was a weekly rate (but still thought it sounded too good to be true!). Guess I'll keep dealing with the snow here rather than make peanuts and have to live in a cardboard box there! How can they afford to charge less than I do and pay $6 for a gallon of milk? Crazy.

So my dream is dead. Need a new one.
Right now, I just dream about Spring. . I love winter but not if it bleeds into the other seasons.... This has been a loooooong winter. *sigh*
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NoMoreJuice! 05:22 PM 03-24-2014
Spring is a realistic dream...I like that one!

I also dream of all my kiddos getting along and not tattling or hitting or lying... better stick with the spring one.


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llpa 06:14 AM 03-25-2014
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
Right now, I just dream about Spring. . I love winter but not if it bleeds into the other seasons.... This has been a loooooong winter. *sigh*
I guess my picture of Hawaii has gotten a little skewed! So I will take spring too! It's been so pretty and so cold out!!
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