Be careful when you go outside. There are mud puddles everywhere, waiting to jump right on your head. But don’t hide, and don’t be scared. Get some yellow soap, and some self-funded journalism, and open your eyes!
International Women’s Day came and went, but taking advantage of the opportunities it celebrates had me so tied up, I forgot. There were years when being a woman was a limitation. In 2018, that is changing and I’m so glad to be part of the shift.
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.”
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…
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.
For the last 3 years (or longer), I’ve been collecting stories from families about their ability to find childcare that suits their needs. Whether the challenges were with availability, cost, or schedules, as the “childcare crisis” continues, Vancouver families have been finding ways to make it work. Licensed part-time care could be part of the solution.