EARLY ALERT CANINES:DIABETIC'S BEST FRIEND
By Karen Belch
From its inception in the spring of 2010, innovator and program director, Carol Edwards projected a mission for Early Alert Canines, (EAC) the Concord based, incorporated non-profit organization, “to improve the health, safety and well-being of insulin-dependent diabetics through partnerships with certified low blood sugar alert dogs”, free of charge! EAC is one of only a few centers who train dogs for juveniles at least 12 years old and adult diabetics of all ages. READ MORE
THE MOMPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
By Mitchell Hartman
January 24-25, 2009
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Tess Vigeland: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act won Senate approval on Thursday and could soon be signed by President Obama. The bill reverses a recent Supreme Court ruling that said workers have to file claims for pay discrimination within 180 days of it happening. Women's groups fought for the legislation as part of a broader effort to close the wage gap.
Meantime, more and more women are starting their own businesses. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports from the Entrepreneurship Desk at Oregon Public Broadcasting on so-called "mompreneurs."
Mitchell Hartman: If there's a typical mompreneur out there, Mo Lynch Vashel probably fits the bill. She has two children at home and a $700 preschool bill to pay, not to mention ballet lessons. As the economy tanked over the last year, anxiety was rising.
Mo Lynch Vashel: Like everyone, things started to get a little tight around our home and we were hitting the equity line every month just to pay our basic bills. So we weren't saving for taxes, things were getting quite stressful and I could see the stress on my husband's face and I wanted to fix it.
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SUPER DOG IN THE MAKING
By Mindy Anderson
The Scentinel - Early Alert Canines
Dog training: the process of modifying the behavior of a dog, either for it to assist in specific activities or undertake particular tasks. While training dogs for specific roles dates back as least as far as Ancient Rome, the training of dogs to be compatible household pets developed with suburbanization in the 1950s. READ MORE
SMALL TALK: DOGS HELP EAST BAY WOMAN SAVE HOME
By David Morrill
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 03/26/2010 03:46:29 PM PDT
DANVILLE — Mo Lynch-Vashel never saw herself as a savvy entrepreneur. She is terrible at balancing her checkbook, is put off by technology, and never took a business class in her life. But when her husband, Chris, told her their financial situation would need to change or they wouldn't be able to afford their home, her reservations about starting a business had to be shed. Not only did she save her house, she made it her company's headquarters. READ MORE
SIT, STAY, GOOD DOG!
Walnut Creek Magazine
The bad news: dogs don’t come with instruction manuals. The good news: you don’t have to far to find a quality program.
Professional trainer Mo Lynch Vashel comes to your home and works with your dog on an individual basis. Whether Fido is chewing on furniture or taking you for a walk, Vashel, with over 20 years of experience, can turn your dog into a model citizen. 925-389 1799, www.diablodoggies.com
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By Linda Childers
Walnut Creek Magazine
Simple Rules For Keeping Your Canine Cool In Public
You’re dining on the patio of a restaurant when a dog, belonging to the people at the next table, begins to bark incessantly. Or maybe you’re shopping downtown when you see a dog relieve itself in the doorway of your favorite store. Being a good pet owner doesn’t mean letting your pup run amok in public, says Melissa Lambert, owner of Perfect Pets and People, a dog walking and pet
sitting service in Pleasant Hill. READ MORE
THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF A HOME-BASED BUSINESS
Bay Area Parent
By Linda Childers
Shortly after Nancy Whitcraft’s son was born a year ago, the San Mateo woman decided she wanted a job where she could dictate her own schedule and spend more time with her family, yet still pursue a career she loved. The former jewelry sales professional, who also has an education background in fine arts, launched the jewelry design business Blacksheepstyle from her home.
The business is doing well, but what is more important to Whitcraft is the flexibility she has in raising her son.
According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, the number of women-owned businesses has grown in excess of 40 percent over the last 10 years. Couple that with the fact that the number of women choosing to stay home to raise their children has increased by 15 percent, and you realize two things: women are taking charge of their careers and managing them from a place that will give them a sense of power and fulfillment – home. READ MORE