Category: Parenting

Climbing trees makes for stronger and more intelligent children

We are big believers in our house about letting our children explore their own physical boundaries. Climbing up the slide is only one of those explorations. Climbing trees, using the swing set as a climbing structure and allowing the kids on the roof (with us right with them, of course) are some of the ways […]

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How to make Easter a meltdown free zone.

I was wandering through Easter Chocolate aisle at the grocery store last night and groaning at the thought of the chocolate high, and then crash, that inevitably comes with the Easter Bunny hop, hop, hopping into our home and yard each spring.

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50+ easy and fun activities for the kids!

Fantastic activities for your Dayhome kids! – www.barefootkids.ca

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Why Doctors get better childcare than Police Officers.

Whether you earn $20,000/year, $200,000/year or $2 million/year, your children are a top priority. Unfortunately, we live in a world where what you earn severely impacts the quality of childcare you can provide for your children, should you return to work.  Our childcare system is designed in such a way that the “haves” can afford […]

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Happy New Year, 2015

4 Steps to a Successful New Year’s Resolution

 It’s a New Year. For so many of us, this means new goals, new plans, maybe  even a New Year’s resolution (or two). However, did you know nearly 60% of  people give upon their New Year’s Resolution within 6 months, and may  make the same resolution 10 times without success? Did you make plans and […]

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Its Time for Innovative Childcare in Alberta

Dear MLA, I am a very concerned and frustrated parent and business owner in your riding. For the past two and a half years, I have been working diligently with dayhome owners and parents in Edmonton, Calgary and the remainder of the province. My business, Dayhome Registry, works with dayhomes to help them offer the […]

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Houston, we have a crash landing.

My husband travels at least once a month for work. He loves the work that causes him to be away from home, but it is hard on the rest of the family (single parents, or those whose partners work away from home all the time, you are my heros).  This week, I had the opportunity to […]

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Alberta’s Children’s Charter

As per my previous blog post, I recently received an email invitation from AISCA (Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta) regarding feedback on the Alberta Children’s Charter through a friend of mine, who is a preschool owner and teacher in Airdrie. With the background of working with dayhomes, agencies and parents, and the interests […]

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Ten Little things to make your life easier.

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that can make such a huge difference in making our busy days a little easier.  I thought I would share with you some of things in my life that make my days smoother

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4 Easy Ways to get the Kids to Clean their Rooms.

Your children may well be little sweethearts, but the fact is they can be very, very messy! While it is a natural part of them growing up, they will not always be aware of the notions of clean and unclean for a long time. It is pretty essential that you are able to clean up […]

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