Getting creative

I think everyone needs to be creative. Now, I can almost hear a whole portion of readers collectively shaking their

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Don’t miss Thomas & Friends at the Toronto Zoo

There’s two, there’s four, there’s six, there’s eight and tomorrow is your last day to meet Thomas and Friends, including

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To be what they want to be

You know how often kids change their minds about what profession they might want to pursue as adults. In fact

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How to Survive Sports Politics

I had my middle son at a basketball tournament this past weekend – five games in two days, which for

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Confident thinking

I’m not exactly an advocate of what people call “positive thinking” philosophies. I think they mostly encourage people to adopt

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Giving Them Something to Run With

I wrote a few weeks back about how kids will often surprise us with their initiative, dedication, and passion if

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The Principles of the Thing

Setting clear but reasonable boundaries for children is an essential part of parenting. We’ve all seen situations where kids have

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Making a nest

This week has been a great week, because we finally (knock on wood) discovered a solution to our bedtime woes.

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Parenting Induced Exhaustion

You may have heard this from a parent before, but sometimes looking after children makes me tired. I’m not talking

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A Chance to do Something Real

I’ve written before about how our family often hosts homestay students from other countries – Japan, Spain, Mexico, Saudi Arabia,

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