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 …

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 …

How to get accepted into a great college.

How to get accepted into a great college.

  The ability to get into a great college and obtain a valued edication is very important in the very competitive world that exists today.   Employers want to hire people who have a high level of education. This means that you need to do everything possible to put yourself ahead of the competition and …

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 …

Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?

Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?

  Nearly half of Americans have trouble getting good sleep, the National Sleep Foundation reports.   Are you part of the statistic?   In hopes of sleeping better, many people turn to sleep trackers or sleep cycle monitors. Many of these sleep cycle monitors are built right in to popular wearable fitness trackers, but do …

Teach your kids to make the most out of life.

Teach kids to be successful at life.

  As parents, we all want to help our kids achieve as much as possible in their lives.   There are many ways you can motivate and encourage them to make the most out of what they’ve been given. By doing so, they will be more likely to achieve their dreams.   So, here are some of …

The truth be told: An open letter to our kids on our 25th anniversary.

Blythe's Fishing

  Every anniversary is special and celebrated. After all, we made it through another year!   To make a marriage work takes hard work, compromise and compassion. We work hard every day to be there for the other in support and love – and that will never change.   We so love to hear you …

Are we burying our kids under heaps of stress and expectations?

Stress and our kids.

  For quite a while now, I’ve been hearing how our children are overly buried by stress and expectations in today’s world. Then, I remembered a CBC News report I had watched about plagiarism and cheating in college and university, and it struck me that there’s a really strong correlation here!   I wondered, are we burying …