Fall must dos for a healthy garden next year.

  The most romantic season of the year is finally here.   However, your garden is not quite ready for this lovely autumn, not to mention the harsh winter time that awaits us. There are many chores that remain unfinished due to lack of time or energy during the summer.   That is why this…

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Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways.

Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways

  As a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, you are undoubtedly going to be invested in your little loved ones’ educational experience. After all, from the age of four upwards, they are likely to spend a huge amount of time in educational institutions: from kindergarten to grade school and perhaps even to college.   You…

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Have property but no home? 4 unique but affordable options for building your own home.

Unique but affordable options for building your own home.

  Maybe you’ve inherited some undeveloped pasture land, or invested in some remote acreage.   You’ve probably thought about building your own home there. There are going to permits, utilities, and other red tape to work out, but the idea of living where and how you want may seem much better than living in a…

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You may have all you really need to retire and here’s why | MSN Money

You may have all you really need to retire and here’s why.

  After all of our stressing over saving enough for our retirement, we now see that we will require less because we based our expenses upon our current circumstances. As in our case, you may have all you really need to retire and here’s why.   For starters, the financial industry constantly tells us we aren’t…

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Teen told she violated her high school’s dress code because she is ‘busty’ — seeking legal action.

Teen told she violated her high school's dress code because she is 'busty' — seeking legal action.

  Student Kelsey Anderson was reportedly asked to leave class after her teacher accused her of breaking the school’s dress code.   The 17-year-old was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jeans at the time, and was reportedly told she was “busty” and “plus size.”   The teen’s mom, Melissa Barber, alleged that school officials defended the teacher…

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Province pledges $49M for mental, physical health student programs | CTV Barrie News

  The Liberal government has kicked off the school year by announcing $49 million over three years for new and expanded programs to help the mental and physical health of students. Funding is being doubled to $12 million for school boards for local well-being initiatives such as breakfast programs, anti-bullying programs and recreational activities. The…

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Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?

Keeping calm and cool in a crisis.

  Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?   I know, long title… …but how else can one do it? One day, my daughter Erin was very upset when she discovered what to her was a major crisis. She discovered…

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Taking stock: What do I have to be thankful for?

Cute ways to thank your friends for the little things - and the big ones too.

  I clicked through a link on a friend’s Facebook post to see one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen (see below).   For those of you who may have seen this before, it’s worth seeing again as a reminder, because if you’re like me, our daily trials and worries tend to…

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