The kids are gone: Turn your home into the perfect place for entertaining.

The kids are gone: Turn your home into the perfect place for entertainment.

  After the kids left, my husband and I set about improving the home in ways that we’re sure they wouldn’t have appreciated.   Well, they might have but the fact is now that they’ve gone we’ve got more money to spend on these types of improvements, and we don’t have to worry about the…

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Enjoy the ride: Easy ways to find meaning in your life.

Easy ways to find meaning in your life.

  The speed of life is so fast now that we are all going a million miles an hour.  The speed in which we consume information and abandon it, as well as the huge amount of pressure that youngsters face on social media, is leading to a huge amount of confidence issues and fear of…

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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.

  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…

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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

  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 on redoing…

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How to wrap a cat for Christmas?

Monsieur Bob the relaxed cat.

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. This is…

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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…

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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.  …

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How to encourage communication between family generations.

How to encourage communication between family members.

  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 tips will…

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