Are you wondering, “Should I get the flu shot?”

Should I get the flu shot?

  Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection which results in uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms such as coughing, body aches, high fevers, and congestion.   Each year, thousands are hospitalized and some even die from influenza-related causes. To minimize the number of influenza cases, the Center for Disease Control recommends getting a flu shot each …

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How to turn everyday chores into a workout.

How to turn everyday chores into a workout.

  Exercise is extremely important, but many times, there is no way to incorporate it into your daily routine.   With so much going on each day, finding the time to exercise can be difficult. Therefore, for many people, finding time to exercise takes a little creativity.   One way is to turn everyday chores …

Kids gone? Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.

Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.

  When you have small children, the backyard and garden are essential space for them to be free to run around and play.   The lawn can get torn up from all those soccer games and ride-on toys. The plants have been squashed and all things thorny (beautiful as they can be) removed for safety. …

Is it time for your teen to learn to drive?

Is it time for your teenager to learn to drive?

  Deciding when the best time for your teenager to drive can be difficult.   There may be a number of things running through your mind, such as worrying about your children being on the roads, the expenses of driving lessons, or the complete opposite as you eagerly wait for them to have their own independence …

Be sure to have a great summer with these easy changes to your garden.

Be sure to have a great summer with these easy changes to your garden.

  It’s hard to believe that spring has finally sprung, but the season has arrived, and we will soon be rushing full speed into the summer months.   Before the season of sun arrives, there are some important things you should do to your garden for more summertime enjoyment.   Be sure to have a great …

Family fun activities for all children, including those with special needs.

My youngest child, son Stuart, feeding the deer in the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario.

  If you have a child with special needs, you encounter the same joys as every other parent, but your challenges may be a little different.   Do you ever wish you could tell your fellow parent friends how easy they have it, with seemingly countless activities to go to with their child?   Although …