Be afraid, be very afraid

I was never truly afraid until I had children. That’s not to say that I was never in some scary

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A real summer vacation

Just as a head’s up, I’m going to do some complaining. It’s possible that you’ll even be one of the

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Family camping back to basics

My wife and I took the kids camping this past weekend. We went with a few friends and a few

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Device addiction

If you’ve read this column at all over the past six years, you’ll know that I’m not an alarmist. I

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Back into routine

I can’t tell you how glad I am to be back into a routine. I’m not saying I’m glad that

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Where Your Goat is Tied

When I was a kid, the eldest of five boys, one of my mother’s favourite sayings was, “Don’t let him

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Fun on the Cheap

I was away this past weekend on my annual writers’ retreat to Manitoulin Island, so my wife was solo parenting

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The Long Road

We go up to my brother’s place on Manitoulin Island for an informal family reunion every Victoria Day weekend. He

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Speaking for Themselves

I often see parents speak for their children. An Aunt asks, “So, Jane, what have you been doing at school?”

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Coping with the Village

I’m sure you’ve all heard the cliche that it takes an entire village to raise a child, and I agree

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