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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 […]

Care.com and new way to date night!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

by a professional faculty mom of 2 year old daughter, 4 year old son My husband and I rarely have date nights. For one thing, we’re both so busy that neither of us thinks about it ahead of time until we’re in the moment that says “oh good god, get us out of this house!!!” […]

I’m glad I make this look easy.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Written by a Graduate Student Mom of 4 year old daughter, 18 month old son The other day I was speaking to one of my professors. He informed me that his wife had just had their first baby. I congratulated him on the new addition to the family. We commenced with the typical talk that […]

Following Through

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

By a classified staff mom of  a daughter (8), a son (6) and a daughter (3): My 8 and 6 year old are starting to participate in activities.  Activities as in: ballet, baseball, basketball, swimming lessons, piano lessons and the list goes on.  I do try and limit them to one activity per season/term.  Sometimes […]

Sh**, there goes the rest of my day.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By a professional faculty mom of 2 year old daughter: I was sitting in a meeting at work the other day and my cell phone rings, I look at the caller i.d. and it says “Child Care.”  The first thought in my mind is sh** there goes the rest of my day.  We all know […]

Diapers, Dissertations, Departments & Deadweek

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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 […]

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    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.