Our needs for privacy have changed in the last 6 years, and the speed of technology means laws need to be updated. What about childcare? Has technology changed anything about it?
We need an attitude adjustment in our industry if we’re going to have parents and politicians respect us as professionals. First off, please, we have to stop calling them “Mom,” and “Dad.”
September has actually meant quieter afternoons at the daycare, especially compared to the frenzy of summer, but it’s perfect because this year we had a staffing switchover as well. September is training season, and getting them up to speed is a process. At least, it should be…
Expanded advance voting… Elections BC thinks more opportunities to make my final and irrevocable decision will get me there sooner, but I’m experiencing some serious citizenship guilt. I will get down there, but it won’t be in advance…
It’s a new tax-filing record: 44 minutes from start to finish, and a full week before cut-off. When everything is web-based, and online, filing’s a breeze. If you think you need an accountant to do it for you, I have a pleasant tax-time surprise for you: there are just 3 rules to follow to save money at tax time.
Childcare change is less constant than one would like. It’s time to switch gears. This blog has to cover more territory if it’s going to stay interesting (even for me personally…). In this post, I’m setting some ground rules. Maybe you have some suggestions…?
In the quest to make daycare better, I’m traveling the world… Just kidding. Actually, I’m on vacation, hiding from Vancouver winter, tap-tap-tapping the day away, with R.E.M. crooning as I write. (Here’s why R.E.M. is on my playlist these days.) One of the best, or the best, thing about incorporating web tools into any business […]
When you want to start something new, it’s tempting to wait until it’s perfect. Sometimes it’s better to just do it.
Hope Forstenzer’s partner is home with their second child, but for years, scheduling her work around available daycare, and within 40 hours per month was a monthly challenge.
Shannon Labelle and Kevin Forbes live in Vancouver Fairview, with their young son, Neil. Despite applying to daycares within weeks of discovering they were pregnant, Shannon had to leave a career position at UBC to embark on a two-year scramble to patch together the care she needed to let her work part-time.