Our dinnertime conversations have become quite formulaic: We talk about the events of our days and if we are close to a weekend, we share any upcoming plans. (If it is slow going, I will tell a fanciful story about my day that features a dragon just to see if anyone is paying attention.) Some nights this goes better than others. We ask a lot of specific questions about our son's day, but we find that he doesn't have a good recall for the…Continue
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I was sitting in the living room reading a book. My son wandered downstairs and climbed into my lap.
"You haven't checked on me in a while," he said.
"That's right," I answered. "You have free time to…
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In the Time Portal series of stories by Joe Corso, we follow the adventures of Lucky an ex jewel thief, who, following a terrible injury discovers that he can travel through time. Each one of the series…Continue
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Think back to your childhood and the time that you spent with your parents. (I'll give you a second.) What were the interactions you had with them like? Now that you have children do you find yourself using their ideas for fun holidays or improving on some of their rules that you didn't like?…Continue
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I am at work. An email arrives in my inbox. About two minutes later the person who sent the email is at my desk to discuss the email they just sent me. This drives me crazy.…
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It seems as my son has gotten older it has become harder for us to make family time. I think back to the days when we would take weekend getaways, family trips and even day trips to local attractions. I have so many good memories of those days and miss them as well.
Even when my son was in high school and playing sports, my husband and I looked forward to attending all of his games and supporting him. We enjoyed traveling to new places to…
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In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…Continue
My husband and I both work full time. And there was a long period where we worked in the same company (albeit different departments). And we both worked really long hours.
Then we had our little guy and life had to change: There were more important aspects to our life together than work.…
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At least once a year, my Mom girlfriends and I rent a beach house together. It's in the off season, so the place we visit isn't crowded. We stay up late, sleep in, wear pajamas all day, eat yummy food and drink wine. There are only two rules:…Continue
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Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what kind of environment we wanted for him. And one of the areas we agreed on was that we wouldn't expose him to a lot of media. The decision came from information from several sources citing that media use was not good for infants.
Since that time, more research has been done, and a more complete story has…
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This weekend, I am getting rid of the majority of my cookbooks. I'm beyond fed up with them.…Continue
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Increasing my quality time with my family can be tough sometimes as I tend to get wrapped up in my business life and then wonder what can I do to increase my heartfelt time with them. I've come up with five things that I've done over this last month that has really made memorable moments. To me memorable moments are those things that deposit quality time in our hearts. When our hearts are filled with this I think we love each other more.
Here are my 5 Ways to Increase Your…Continue
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You'll love these Chocolate and Orange Scones as a teatime treat, or as a snack. Studded with chocolate chips throughout, and the added orange juice and zest; these chocolate orange scones will become your new favourite afternoon treat.
Hi friends! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.
On January 5th, my beautiful Nana passed away at 84 years old.
Despite her having…Continue
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