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

Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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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.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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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.
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Spread the love…            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? …


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Gardening: The kids are out and the orchids are in.

Garden flowers
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Spread the love…            It’s always sad to see our little children grow up and leave home.   We’ve nurtured them and watched them evolve into young, free-thinking, intelligent adults, but independence is something everyone craves at some point. It’s time to let them fly the nest, whether they’re off to university or a new job …


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Make the best of your home and encourage family time.

Outdoor kitchen
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Spread the love…            As the kids grow up, it can be harder and harder to get them to spend some quality time at home with the family. It’s only natural, they are becoming more independent and want to spread their wings a little.   However, you can help encourage them to spend at least some …


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5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.

5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.
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Spread the love…            Hot tubs are definitely relaxing and a fun way to unwind with friends.   What you may not know is hot tubs can offer a range of mental and physical health benefits.   Not sure if a hot tub is in your future? Consider these five important health benefits of owning a …


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Parenting teens in the 21st century.

Parenting teenagers in the 21st century.
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Spread the love…            Times have changed since you were a teen, and parenting a teen in this day and age is very different from when you were parented.   It is now arguably harder than ever.   With modern technology, and the endless freedoms our teenagers now have to communicate with friends (and strangers), it …


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Host a great dinner party both you and your guests will remember.

Hosting a great dinner party.
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Spread the love…          Whether or not you have ever hosted a dinner party before, it is never too late to start trying. The truth is, dinner parties can be a lot easier than you might have previously imagined, as long as you know what you are doing, you are patient with yourself and your guests, and …


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