Thanksgiving games

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather – up until dinner is over, that is. Avoid the after dinner segregation and keep them together with these themed games and activities.

Can I trust you

When my son yells at me about my meanness, I tell him that I'd like to be able to trust him, but that there have been too many times when he has abused my trust, so now I have to be stricter.

Don’t worry, I’m the parent

In my work with Children's Aid I often run into kids who are “parentified”, who do the job of parenting their younger siblings because their own parents haven't been able or willing to do it.


The power of a name tag.

Empty House

I've gone from a house-full to a house-empty in a matter of weeks, and I confess that it's requiring an adjustment. 

Strong roots make flowers bloom: Spend the day with Grandma


Don’t wait for another moment to pass. Cancel your plans, gather your kids and head over to Grandma’s house. Make the effort to restore the lost the art of just spending time together.

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