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Gone But Not Forgotten

Grandpa is dead.Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather was stolen from us by a sudden and unexpected illness. A twinge in April. A funeral...

Age Is Just a Number

One of the funniest recollections from my teaching days goes back to something a little Grade 1 boy named Christopher said to me. He...

Taking Care of Your Family’s Mental Health

Don’t keep your kids in the dark As scary as this all feels for adults, it can be even more frightening for kids. Children...

Fun with Food Science

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy over the extended break? Why not get them in the kitchen? Cooking is a great way...

Surviving Medical Appointments with Special Needs Kids

Colwyn, his dad and I run to the elevators and race to the second floor to Medical Imaging. Colwyn has an early x-ray booked,...

Cultivating Joy

The world is in upheaval as we cope with the disruption, uncertainty, and fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, we’ve never seen a time...

Pandemic Parenting

We parents have our work cut out for us.How do you juggle working from home with parenting without support? How do you continue your...

Financial First Aid Kit

Canadian families are being hit hard in the pocket right now. Many of those impacts are out of our control, but some of them...

Love in the Time of COVID-19

I’d planned to write this column about our family’s new puppy. I was going to confess how, against all good parenting advice, we gave...

Quit Riffin’ on Your Kid

Parents have the mistaken goal of trying to teach their children the shortcuts to becoming a high functioning adult. We have learned so much...

Keeping Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said for many days, we are living in extraordinary times. Life as we know it has changed dramatically...

Family Matters & Taxes

Although every family tree may grow in a different direction, one thing is for certain: money sadly doesn’t sprout from it! And yet, like...
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May 2020

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