Author: Jon Holt

5 things I learned about negotiating from my kids

5 things I leaned about negotiation from my kids

Note: this article was originally posted at twentyfivetwenty.ca reprinted here, obviously, with permission. I suck at negotiating. But you know who’s really good at it? My kids. So I’ve decided to take a page from Jeff Goins and accept a mentor from an unexpected source and learn from them. You see, as a parent, there’s this […]

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I secretly rolled my eyes at my dayhome provider

Childcare is an industry that starts from one undeniable truth: the childrens’ parents have returned to work.  Childcare is a service that allows parents to prioritize their career aspirations or their financial needs over staying at home with their children.  Without that childcare, many parents would find that the career and the life that they’d spent so much […]

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Some changes coming to the Homepage

We’re planning a small upgrade to the home and search pages this coming weekend and we thought we’d take a few minutes to walk you through them. The Cole’s notes version is that: The Register/List your dayhome button moves to the top right The testimonials move down the page a bit The homepage is now […]

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Food for thought

Regardless of how full your dayhome is or how much you charge, I’m sure you’re always looking for ways reduce your costs and increase your in pocket income. In Alberta, one of our biggest costs is food.  The StatsCan metric for food costs is called the “Average Household Food Expenditure” and in 2012 Albertan’s spent […]

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What’s coming this week (3.4.0)

We never seem to sit still at DayhomeRegistry and so we thought we’d update you on some of the changes heading your way this week on the website. Referral Highlight Have you ever wanted to be famous?  Well now you can.  Famous to us any way.  We’re now highlighting any testimonials we receive directly on […]

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How to register

Registering your day home with DayhomeRegistry is really quite simple: Click the “Register your dayhome” button on the homepage or click the “Signup” link in the menu: Choose your plan. Tell us a little about you and your dayhome And that’s it!  Three easy steps to join our community.  You will receive an email confirming […]

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A year in, what have we had to say

A year into this blog, its interesting to know what we talk about.  Here’s our word cloud to date: Clearly playing at the dayhome is top priority! YEAH! Especially as play is the job of kids. It teaches them SO much. If you would like to write an article, have a recipe, or a play […]

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Updates to the website

If there is one constant in life, it’s change.  Here at dayhomeregistry.com we’re always looking to improve your experience, so we thought we’d update you with a few of the little changes introduced this week (version 3.0.0).There are 3 changes this go around, mostly for Dayhome operators: When you login and edit your dayhome, you can […]

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How to feature your dayhome.

We have had a few dayhomes asking about how they can feature themselves. My tech guy (aka, Hubby extraordinaire), has created this beautiful instruction sheet, complete with pictures. Hope it helps! If you have an immediate space to fill, as it seems you do, we recommend that you login to the site.  Once logged in, […]

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