Category: Parenting

How being a teacher has helped me as an entrepreneur

Well, I’m about six months into this entrepreneurial business thing, and I have to say, its been quite a ride. The day we had our first dayhome sign on, I literally ran across the room and JUMPED on my husband in a full body hug I was so excited! Then there have been the days when my […]

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How to create a "look book" to avoid wardrobe wars!

Another great idea from www.nanny.net.  For those of us adults trying to figure out what to wear in the morning, we might want to make one of these for ourselves too!! How many times have you heard this? “But that (purple shirt) and (red and green striped leggings) are my FAVOURITE!!!!”  Create your child a […]

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Getting Back to Back to School

Well, its that time again. There is a coolness in the air, and the stores are packed with binders, books, pens, etc. Yup, back to school. After a lovely, long, lazy summer, its time to get back to reality. With reality comes routine and schedules.  Regardless of the age of children, back to school is […]

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A place for everything, and everything in its place…. hopefully!

I am one of those people who cannot think or focus in clutter. Even just being in a house that is really cluttered makes me twitchy Before I sit down to write, work, plan, mark, etc. I have to have a clear space around me. The nights before report cards are due, or if I […]

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Keeping Life Organized

Life is busy. And when you care for other people’s children, its even busier!  There are a number of tips and tools out there to help keep your brain from exploding and helping you stay on top of things. As a business owner, teacher and mom, here are some things I do to help keep […]

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Getting to know you, getting to know all about you….

So, I’ve been writing this blog for about a month now, and it is getting some reading (yeah!). I thought perhaps this week, in celebration of Canada Day, and my daughter’s birthday, I would tell you a bit more about me, my family, and what makes us tick. I think I’ll begin with our Canada […]

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Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

So, for the next few weeks, I want to expand upon “What Parents are Looking for in a Dayhome”.  I feel it is important that we get down to the nitty gritty, so here goes.This week’s topic is: Is your dayhome safe for children of all ages? We realise you cannot plan for every possible eventuality, […]

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Licensing and Regulations of Private Dayhomes in Alberta:

Here’s some things you need to know: A license is required under the Child Care Licensing Act to operate a childcare program that provides care for seven or more children except for: §       Private babysitting in a private home for six children or less.  The caregiver’s own children are not included in these six. §  […]

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