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Balancing age-old wisdom with new recommendations is not always the easiest feat.
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Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.
This Valentine's Day, why not spend time showing love to those who might need it the most? February 14 conjures up images of hearts, chocolates and little jewelry boxes presented over candlelit dinner...
"She is easily the strongest woman I have ever met."
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"At this age nothing makes you nervous."
I see a whole lot of people treating their grandparents like second hand family members. They grumble and moan when they ask them for anything or to be taken anywhere. Their request is usually for a five minute trip to one of three places - the temple, doctors office, or the bank. How hard is that? It doesn't have to be such a nuisance.
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Because people can be jerks. Sigh.
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Who doesn't want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother's Day? But for thousands it's just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her "love" is toxic. It causes too much emotional pain. No time is this more controversial and guilt-inducing than on Mother's Day.
I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.
It's often said that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. But what about the grandparents of the natural world? Old-growth forests come to mind. They are structurally and ecologically diverse and often remain very stable for centuries, feature multi-layered canopies with various tree species at different stages of their life cycle.
From the teen heartthrob on the cover of a magazine to the ingenue blogging from on her lifestyle site, it seems like everyone wants to dish out life advice. Sure, we all love to hear how the rich, fa...
If we were wearing pearls right now, we'd be clutching them. In the video above by Elite Daily, 12 grandmothers play the ultimate round of Fuck Marry Kill, featuring actors, dictators, rappers, presi...
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Last week, an image of an elderly woman cradling her great-great-grandchild appeared on Facebook with the caption, "101 year difference." The photo, posted by blog Life of Dad, touched the h...
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I don't take my grandfather for granted. I soak up every single second I'm lucky enough to spend with him. I often wonder if, when I see him, if that will be the last time. After all, he's the only grand I have left. So what have I learned watching my grandfather? What lessons can I take from a man who has made it to 90 and shows no sign of slowing down? Here are six things.
This Sunday marks national Grandparent's Day. But while special occasions like Mother's Day are celebrated with gifts, cards and showers of love and affection, Grandparent's Day is different. It reminds Canadians to honour grandparents, and not take their guidance, strength and information for granted. Many grandparents are pillars of strength in their own families, both here and around the globe.
Recently a 97-year-old New York man left his $40 million fortune to....no one. People need to encourage their friends and family to start sharing their wishes and their wants...to make it an acceptable discussion topic.
You might think that with my husband and I being as close as we are to becoming empty-nesters, we would be done hanging out with little ones. Actually the opposite is true. As we get older, we crave our time with the youngest members of our family and the young families that are our friends.
Dear Caregiver, I am sorry my child lay on the floor today and refused to participate in your class. I also apologize that she further disregarded your implicit instructions pertaining to scheduled activities, not to mention more than once did exactly the opposite of what you requested. Spirited kids are square pegs trying to fit into a round world. They are the ones asking "why" when others are saying "yes." And then some.