During the holiday season, many of us either make our own charitable donations or work for organizations that will at this time of year.? Great workplaces often have a philanthropic leaning, and I found this site, charity.
‘Tis the season to visit family, fa la lala laa la la la laa.
Check on mom and care for daddy, fa la la la la la la la? laa’
Now is the time to promote all those wonderful work/life benefits that support employees with elder care challenges.
If you think about children ages 2 to 5, what do you picture them doing’ Playing with blocks’ Riding tricycles’ Finger painting’ According to the New York Times, children ages 2 to 5 watch almost 25 hours of television each week.? Seem like a lot or just normal for 21st century tots?
It’s difficult to know the right answer.
Last week I had the opportunity to be with my family on vacation. ?My colleagues managed the work while I was away, and when I returned, were excited by my stories of fun in the sun.? How many of you reading this blog have taken time off to do something ’offline? and fun? What’s keeping you from doing it?
Believe me, I do not take for granted my supportive workplace culture one bit.? And work hard every day to support what’s happening at work.
These days we’re very deliberate about removing risk from playgrounds, but if you’re of a certain age you might remember the fun of seesaws.? Two parts fun and one part scientific experiment.? If you and your friend were the same weight, you could balance perfectly, then push each other up and down for an enjoyable ride.? If one of you weighed a bit more than the other, some adjustments were needed; exquisite movements closer or farther away from the fulcrum.
by Karin Weaver, National Director, Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
- More than one million children are homeless in the United States, and more than half of those are age 6 or younger.
- There is currently no metropolitan area in the U.
Not too long ago, stopping at service stations to check voicemail was common and using hardbound encyclopedias instead of the limitless Internet to conduct topical research was normal.? Our car radios didn’t connect to satellites and none of us had mobile e-mail.
I did a double-take.? The title of the article was ’Why an iPhone Could Actually Be Good for Your 3-Year-Old.?? I really had to look again.
In the Boston Globe Magazine this past weekend, Neil Swidey made a case for why these little tots should have the device as well as the ’apps? that go with it:
- They are naturally attracted to the iPhone or most other gadgets that have interesting buttons.
My daily commute has been averaging an hour and 45 minutes with many longer days in the 2+ hour range each way.? Yuck!? Most days I can manage my car time fairly well, although recently it has become much, much more difficult.
Have you seen the recently released Shriver Report: ?A Women’s Nation Changes Everything? It explores women’s contribution in the workplace and the lagging societal response. The report has a collection of chapters written by thought leaders in the field of work/life, women’s health, immigration, education, spirituality, the media, and economics to name a few.