Lean 30: 10 - Do You Support Pink Day?

This week as British Columbians took part in Pink Day, I noticed a stream of Pink Day photos in my social media accounts. People sported pink shirts, black shirts with pink writing or talked about their experiences on that day. There was even a Pink Day related flash performance involving 30 schools, 3,000 participants and the Vancouver Giants hockey team. Despite all of these efforts, there was discontent about how the day went down.

Lean 30: 9 - Parents and School Choice

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More This year my family took part in the kindergarten registration process in our local school district.  Individually, as a couple and as a family, my husband, two children and I attended information sessions, met with our neighbourhood school [...]

Lean 30: 7 - Does Vacuuming Kill Your Sex Drive?

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More Wow – for an article about marriage and sex, this New York Times piece has it all.  It was written by Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author of Marry Him: The Case For Settling for Mr. Good Enough*.  She [...]

Lean 30: 6 - What Would Have Said to Rob Ford?

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More It’s the major, “trending on Twitter” story of the evening -  “unconfirmed reports” that Toronto’s Mayor was ticketed for jaywalking at the same time that he was intoxicated. More specifically this went down in my neck of the [...]

Lean 30: 5 - The Joy of Pets

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More Last night when I was supposed to be thinking about the fifth installment in my Lean 30 series, I was looking at photos of dogs. I’ve discovered that in addition to dog adoption information on the BC SPCA [...]

Lean 30: 4 - Job Hunting in Vancouver

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More As a mid stream Gen-Xer, I graduated from university during  a recession.  It wasn’t quite as deeply entrenched as the recent/current economic downturn but it was significant enough.  In those days 20 somethings didn’t attract much interest in [...]

Lean 30: 3 - Between Good and Good

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More As my children grew into being toddlers and then young and older preschoolers, I started to look, observe and ask questions in my local community of teachers and parents.  I found it to be very helpful to visit [...]

Lean 30: 2 - Choosing a School

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online.  More After spending a considerable amount of time conducting research focussed on the topic of school choice, I now find myself in the position of being a parent considering what type of school my four year old twins should [...]

Lean 30: 1 - Keeping it Lean

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Whether you call it burn out or a desire to go back to basics, there are an increasing number of online publishers who are questioning their reason for being a presence online.  Some people, like me, are in their 10th (or more) year of creating content while others are asking questions after [...]

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