Moving to Suburbia 6 Steps for a Smooth Transition

Posted on July 30, 2016 By

Our move out to the suburbs is a big change – the daily routine includes left turn arrows, sprawling parking lots, and winding streets that end in cul-de-sacs, just feet from the main road. Cursing myself for not using Waze to get to the grocery store, I wonder why the streets don’t go through, and…


Im So Not a Morning Person

Posted on July 21, 2016 By

It’s 9:15am and so far I have showered, put on my face, dressed, drove my daughter to camp, dropped my car off for service, walked to a neighbourhood greasy spoon for a real breakfast and am now sitting on the patio of the local Starbucks, enjoying my Chai tea latte. Life is good! The reason…


Words That Parents Love Hearing From You

Posted on July 1, 2016 By

Dad, Mom, Daddy, Mommy, Papa, Mama, Pa, Ma, Nay, Tay, Ina, Ama, etc… We’ve got different “names” to call our parents yet it’s a heartbeat for them every time we say it. “Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us “life”. Beyond this, they always made countless sacrifices as they cared and nurtured…


Kindness Still Exists

Posted on June 23, 2016 By

We are so used to acts which are selfish and cruel we often neglect acts of kindness, why do you think that is? I have my own theories on this subject. Many selfish and cruel acts seem to be committed by high-profile people like legislators or stars so they make the news. Once in a…


Birthday Remembrance and Celebration

Posted on June 15, 2016 By

My mother would have turned 104 today. Born in 1911, she grew up during World War I, the influenza calamity, smallpox rage, the roaring ’20s, and the depression. I know each of these influenced her deeply. Her father died from a weakened heart due to the aftereffects of rheumatic fever. My grandmother, lovingly called Peggy,…


A Boon or Bane to Humanity

Posted on June 11, 2016 By

Man is a social animal. To live peacefully in the society, he follows the rules and rituals of the society. Nobody likes a nail that sticks out, as it gets hammered down. The easiest path is 100% conformity, with social norms. We start smoking, and drinking as teenagers, when we see our friends enjoying their…


Our Family Unit The House That Flora Built

Posted on June 7, 2016 By

Wealth comes in many forms. Some people gauge wealth as having money or expensive homes, cars, toys, or the like. And for many, including myself, wealth is about family. For me, having a loving, supportive family unit is perhaps the truest of life’s invaluable treasures. Why do I consider our family unit to be such…


How to Correctly Lay a Dining Table

Posted on June 4, 2016 By

As a member of private household staff, it’s important that you are seen as not only educated to a certain level but also knowledgeable of standards which should always be maintained. Although it may not seem particularly important, understanding how to correctly lay a table will certainly impress your employer and show them that you…


Five Financial Tips for Stay-At-Home Parents

Posted on May 30, 2016 By

Putting your career on hold to be a stay-at-home parent can be rewarding, but this decision may come with significant lifestyle and financial changes. It’s important to review your family’s spending patterns and to set goals when transitioning from two household incomes to one. Here are five tips for parents undergoing this change: 1. Estimate…


Top 5 Benefits of a Baby Video Monitor

Posted on May 18, 2016 By

Baby monitors are one of the most vital pieces of parenting equipment that any parent can possibly own. Indeed, the security, convenience, intensive mode and peace of mind that these devices provide is truly unparalleled by any other tool of recent times. Audio baby monitors are useful, but the advanced functionality and detailed information that…