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Archive for November, 2011

Affording the High Cost of Child Care

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

by a Classified staff mom of a college student son and a 4th grade daughter Has anyone seen today’s article in the GT?  Childcare rates have increased with the state regulations and yet the wages have not.  How are we to choose between our child’s welfare and making a living?  When will society start putting […]

not here, not on my watch, not in my house.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

by a Professional Faculty mom of a 2 year old daughter I sit at my desk this morning both in shocked and troubled by the Penn State tragedy.  I choose to use the word tragedy because as both a mother and educator, this is unacceptable and tragic.  I am a self-proclaimed college football fanatic and […]

  • What is this?

    Here in the basement of Kerr, in the office of Childcare & Family Resources, we hear stories. Weird, heartwarming, horrific, sad, and stories so funny they draw in a crowd. We think you need to hear these stories. You need to know of the single undergraduate student with two kids. You need to hear about the tenure track dad expecting his first baby, the classified staff couple that can’t afford childcare on two incomes, the professional faculty whose partner was just laid off. How she just potty trained Jr. while working full time. How he negotiated more leave. How the professor extended her deadline. How she manages to pump and still type emails. How he brought his baby to class.

    So we invite you, parents of OSU, to come here and share your stories: the good, the bad, and the crazy. What you do is amazing, and the whole campus needs to know about it.