Things your kids will remember when they’ve left the nest.

Things your kids will remember when leaving the nest.

  If you were to take a few moments and look back at your life as a child at home with your folks, what are some of the things you remember most? What are the things your kids will remember when leaving the nest?   Do you remember your mom telling you to sit up …

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

  When your eldest child leaves for college, it can be a strange experience. Not only are you extremely proud of them, but you’re experiencing a whirlwind of emotions at the same time.   There are numerous things to consider when your kid is going to college.    Will they settle in happily? Will they …

10 volunteering ideas to help your community this holiday season.

Volunteer in your community.

  Heading into the thick of the holiday season with the madness of Black Friday on top of us, you may have your sights set on giving back to those around you rather than getting caught up in the frenzy of super-saver early-bird specials.   Don’t worry: You aren’t alone in being totally turned off …

Take time for yourself as you grow old gracefully.

Take time for yourself and grow old gracefully.

  In many ways, you get your life back once your children leave you in your empty nest.   While it can be a sad time, it’s also your chance to take your life back into your hands. You’ll finally be able to grow old gracefully, take time for yourself, and enjoy your free time again.   …

5 great family activities for summer fun.

Great ideas for family summer fun.

  Summer is such a great time to make lasting memories with your family.   Just because summer is winding down, we don’t have to stop having fun. It’s time to take advantage of the cooler, breezier weather that comes with the weeks of transition from summer to autumn.   There are endless options for …

Fantastic ideas for staying busy in retirement.

Fantastic ideas for staying busy in retirement.

  A lot of people head into retirement worrying about what the future holds. They fear that they will get bored not doing anything at home.   In fact, a lot of people are now working until they are 70, so they can keep their mind active for longer. There are plenty of things you can …

Create an idyllic garden retreat: How to decorate your shed.

Create an idyllic garden retreat: How to decorate your shed.

  These days, it seems like for most home owners having a shed in the backyard is a must.   It’s also becoming more and more popular to make it look special once it’s delivered and assembled. Here are a few things for you to consider before tackling the project to create an idyllic garden …

Essential family camping supplies checklist.

Family camping with kids.

  Camping has long been a favourite family outing across the country, and it’s never too late or too early to start planning your next outing.   For those of you who are tentatively planning your first family camping trip, however, the prospect may be a little daunting. Camping is the sort of activity that …