Mary is the owner and operator of Kazoodles Toys in Vancouver, Washington. As a grandparent, she and her husband, Bob, founded Kazoodles in 2006 to bring active and imaginative play to more families in Clark County.
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July 24, 2019
On a recent tour of Europe, our Czech guide told me about the family-friendly policies in her country. Mothers (or fathers; families can choose) get two years of paid family leave when a child is born. If the next child comes along before those two years are up, they start all over again. Then children can start preschool…for free. Clearly, in contrast to the United States, early childhood and strong families are top priority in her country and others in Europe. While Jana said they pay more in taxes, she also pointed out the huge benefits they get in return. Most European countries have long...