I absolutely love living in Kamloops! I am happy to be included as well with the KamloopsParent.com online magazine. Thanks Elizabeth for giving me space in your edition. I was raised in Kamloops until I was 9 yrs old then lived in the Lower Mainland until 1990 when I moved back into the area. I am so happy to have made full circle…being in Kamloops to raise my children.
When my kids were very small I was looking for something I could do that would work around their schedule of school and stumbled upon a job that sets up registered education savings plans for children. It fit right in with my life. So I began working for CST Consultants Inc., setting up RESP’s for families.
As a result of my job, I come into contact with a lot of parents. It always impresses me the love they show for that little newborn. The ones that tell me that their babies slept through the night when they first came home, well I just don’t relate to them. My babies never slept through the night right away, as a matter of fact I had to get very creative when they were that small so I could get a moments rest! My oldest only seemed only able to sleep with a lot of noise going on so I used to turn my Hoover vacuum cleaner on beside him… thankfully his hearing is okay today! Now the youngest was even harder to get to sleep so I would put him in his bouncy chair on top of the dryer with it on. Combination of heat and motion worked very well for him.
I marvel at the decision I made when my kids were very young. Yes, I opened RESP”s for them. I did it because I wanted to offer them a chance to do whatever they wished when they were grown. At the time the plans were opened it seemed like graduation was such a long ways away. I can tell you the years go very fast! Before you know it your children are at the milestone! Over the years the savings grew and now both of my kids are using the money to pursue their dreams, one in business at Thompson Rivers University and the other doing a trade at B.C.I.T. Who would have thought that such a decision made when the kids were small could have such an impact on their adult life
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