The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province to have a statutory holiday in February until Saskatchewan began observing it in 2007.
The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for Albertans to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.
Getty faced considerable criticism at the time; many employers felt an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response, Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers would not be required to observe it. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used.
Personally I don’t think a father should need a day in the year to be force to spend time with their family. A father should be their for their kids the year round. Make time on regular basis to spend time with their children.
My husband always has been there. From day one he changed diapers. Almost every night he took them to bed. He played with them. He went to school activities. He was always interested in what they did. When I had something to do outside the house and asked him to babysit the children he always corrected me that you can’t babysit your own children. You take care of them no matter what. He still text them or has them on the phone. Plays games with them or is having discussions with them. And he always worked hard too.
So this special day named familyday isn’t different from other days for us. He is building a storage space in the basement, my oldest is gone for the day with her boy friend, my youngest is hanging out in front of the tv. Tonight the 3 of us will have diner together and we will enjoy each other. Be a family.
This can also be a reason to start a business from home. As a mom it is a great way to be home with the kids and still earn some extra (or more) cash. For me number 1 reason is to be able to pay off the mortgage and have a lot of extra money so my husband can retire sooner. Would that not be great? Sometimes I wished I had started with Young Living 10 years ago. On the other hand I still have more than 10 year till I reach the age of retirement so I still have a lot of years to build and keep building my business.
Are you considering working from home? Just do it. I work for a company with a great compensation plan and great products. Investment is minimal. You don’t need to buy yourself in into a franchise. You don’t need childcare. You can do work whenever you want. What more do you want? The only think you really have to do is believe in yourself and go for it.
Just do it and don’t give up!!
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