Tag Archives: parenting

Important lessons our parents teach us without even realizing it

It’s time to lighten our loads, at least for a few minutes. Daylight now lasts well into the evening, at least up here in the northern latitudes.  The hope of spring has become a reality, and greets us every morning … Continue reading

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Let’s put aside the serious talk and share some laughs, at least for today

These days there’s so much to think about, talk about, and write about that’s serious. There’s so much that’s upsetting.  There’s so much that’s scary.  There’s so much that’s sad. But today, here in central New Brunswick – that little … Continue reading

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Family: parenting versus grandparenting

We’ve had a big milestone in our house this week.  We’ve been parents for 50 years now.  Yes, that’s right, our first born turned the big 5-0. When you think about it, it’s a little surprising that there are no … Continue reading

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In praise of the next generation – and the newest generation

I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to watch many, many young people become responsible, engaging, and impressive adults.  I’ve experienced this with 2 sons, 21 nieces and nephews, children of our friends, and literally hundreds of my … Continue reading

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5 tips for achieving a manageable work-life balance

Work-life balance is huge these days. The lack thereof, that is. I can remember before my mother went back to work, way back in 1960 or so, she would have killed for that kind of challenge. She was bored and … Continue reading

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