When the government gives us a break, take it
“Ontarians work very hard and they deserve to have more time to spend with the people they love.”
Christmas at the bowling alley
The couple of hours we had just spent hanging out in the bowling alley and chatting had been far more fun and far less stressful than many of the Christmas gatherings I have endured over the years.
Adjusting to being home for the holidays
Boredom has less to do with having too much time than with having to adjust to a different schedule and a different pace of life.
The things we value, the words we use, the traditions we practise – so much of that is rooted in the generations that preceded us.
Do other families talk about this stuff
In my family, our conversation circulates around the questions that we find important – politics, art, morality, philosophy, religion, activism, and so forth.
Getting involved, changing hearts
My kids have been involved with helping the less fortunate in various ways their whole lives.
A truer thankfulness
Thanksgiving, like so many other holidays, has become a little more complicated than it used to be.
Birthday boom and crash
The morning of my middle's son't birthday party he woke up vibrating with excitement, literally, followed by three hours of constant callisthenics as we waited for 10 a.m. to arrive.
My wife and I occupy roles in our family that are a mostly opposite to the ones that have been traditionally assigned to men and women.
Why is it then that most kids spend so much of their time being inactive?
Back to the grind
The importance of routine for children is so often emphasized that it's easy to forget.
We went carolling again this year, which we're making a family tradition.
Taking a break
Getting away, even just for an evening, even just for a cup of coffee, is important.
Friendship ingredients for couples to embrace
Check out the seven top ingredients that catapult friendships and are highly valuable in our spousal relationships.
Family camp is a chance to emember how good it is just to be with our friends and families, to share with them in ways that status updates and picture postings simply cannot manage.
If fostering or adopting are commitments that you can make, however, it will change you as much as the children who come into your home
A birthday is a time for more than just presents and cake, it's also a time for reflection and maturing.