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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Looking to transform an empty room? Consider these home-boosting options.

Looking To Transform An Empty Room? Consider These Home-Boosting Options
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Spread the love…            Designing your dream home can be an exciting process. Not only do you finally get to have fun with decor, you can add the finishing touches that you’ve always wanted.   But it doesn’t just apply when you’re looking to buy the perfect property, it can be the same when you’re working …


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How to wrap a cat for Christmas?

Monsieur Bob the relaxed cat.
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Spread the love…          I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of some of these Youtube videos, but this one takes the cake. Would either of our two cats put up with this? Mew? Definitely not. Bob? He’s just laid back enough, but I don’t think I could find a roll of paper large enough to wrap him. …


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

Things your kids will remember when leaving the nest.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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Take time for yourself as you grow old gracefully.

Take time for yourself and grow old gracefully.
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Spread the love…            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 …


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How to encourage communication between family generations.

How to encourage communication between family members.
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Spread the love…            Many well-intentioned adults have experienced a dead-end conversation with their children or grandchildren that begins with “how is school?” and ends with “good.”   Even for those who haven’t had this experience, engaging in conversation with younger members of your family can be daunting.   Is it even possible? Yes. The following …


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Social butterfly: 6 ways to entertain in style and comfort.

Party time.
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Spread the love…            If you are a naturally social person, then you may want to plan ahead when you are building or decorating your home.   Certain additions make your home more welcoming and guest friendly, and this is always beneficial when you are an extrovert.   If you love throwing parties you will want to …


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Improve your health and wellness with music.

Improve your health and wellness with music.
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Spread the love…            Music is known to make people feel joy and elation.   It is also a common tool for relaxation, and may even be used as a distraction from painful stimuli or stressful situations. In this sense, you can improve your health and wellness with music.   Because music has widespread effects, neuroscientists …


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