Tag Archive: daycare

Tattle Tongue

“Don’t be a Tattle Tongue!” His little face was fierce with 4-year-old seriousness. My daughter looked at him, cocked her head, and rolled over laughing. What was a Tattle Tongue? My friend, this little mans mom, explained that she had no idea what a “Tattle Tongue” was either until one of her son’s daycare providers…

Choosing a Daycare – A Helpful Guide

When we decided to add to our two-some one of the things we discussed at length was daycare. How we would afford the high cost was one of our biggest concerns. But once we held our daughter we were more concerned with her safety and who we left her with rather than how much it…

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My Shadow

Brian has been laid off since before Christmas. This was a blessing in disguise because it allowed him to stay home with our daughter when we lost our spot in daycare until April, and our subsidy was cut. Since then Brian and our little girl¬† have been spending every day together, crafting, exploring, joining a…

A Blessing in Disguise

After finding out that our subsidy had been cut, and re-working the budget so that we could afford to pay our new daycare full price until Brian went back to work, we received a phone call. It was our current daycare. Remember how much we love her? She wanted us to know how great our…

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My Mind Was Changed

As children my brother and I were babysat in the homes of other families. No daycare centres, no circle times, and no set activities provided to assist us in our development. We were dropped off, left to play with other children, and then picked up. There was no reporting authority if something went wrong, and…

Ontario? Wake Up!

I love our daycare. I can’t tell you enough how safe I feel leaving my daughter in their capable hands. But, as I’ve mentioned, we can’t afford them. We were cut off from full subsidy five months ago, due to our income being too high, and in that time have accumulated $4,000 in debt because…

That one is Mine

I inch my car around the parking lot and pause in front of the big window. Snow flake stickers and painted reindeer decorate its glass and help set the winter scene; they also help hide the tiny finger prints from curious toddlers who press themselves against its pane to watch the cars drive by. No…

Working for a Living?

Note: This post was sent in to my local newspapers as a “Letter to the Editor” and as an Editorial piece for consideration. I am very passionate about creating change, especially when the needs of my community and my province are ignored.   On October 6, 2011 Canadians go back to the polls. Issues such…

You Want More?

My purse is overflowing friends! Not with money. No. There’s no cash in there, remember? Our bureaucrat pals took all of my moola so that my child can have a stimulating environment to learn and build strong relationships in while I’m at work. You might think I would be grateful! That I would appreciate a…