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Skiing The French Alps: Vive Le Difference Huffington Post / Travel

French Alps Skiing? Mai oui. Vive le difference. Liste de seau is the French translation for the term “Bucket List”. For most skiers, the French Alps is high on their list, and with good reason. The Alps are famed for their glamour, sophistication, and of course excellent skiing and even better après ski. Skiing in the French Alps can be either a terrific active family...

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  Congratulations, you’ve come to the discovery that you really do want your adult children to move out of your house. Your reasons might be financial, emotional or practical; no matter. The fact is they’re still sitting at your dinner table night after night, wondering why you don’t shop more organically while pondering the benefits of becoming a raw vegan in your meat laden household....

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Hatchling Sea Turtle, Costa Rica Huffington Post / Travel

“Pura Vida” said our guide, as we arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica, which literally translated means “pure life.” This describes the mandate of this eco-conscious country and the joy its inhabitants take in living in a land which is 46 per cent forested; it is generally used as an answer to, “How are you?” or just as a hello. They say hello, or good...

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Girls Are So Much More Than Just One Label Family / Huffington Post

“She shoots! She scores” This sign hangs in my 16 year old daughter’s bedroom. From the day she walked into the building for her first hockey practice, at age five, and pronounced “I love the smell of an arena”, we knew she was a hockey player. Of course she’s not just a hockey player; she’s an excellent student, a little sister, a big sister, a...

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Big Saver Family / Huffington Post

  With the first day of school well behind us, and students settling into new routines, now is a great time to take up some learning outside the classroom. Many school curricula don’t include financial literacy, so demonstrating the value of money in real world situations has extra importance. Teach your kids about some easy financial basics they’ll thank you for later. Managing finances and...

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sports equipment is ready to use a top view Huffington Post / Sirius XM Canada / Travel

“But I’m on vacation!” This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you’re traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise, because you’re not dealing with the time and obligatory commitments you have at home. Because we all...

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Children’s Books Are the Best Mangement Guides Be The Boss / Family / Huffington Post / Publications

Every week there are hundreds of management books written and published, all of which contain perfectly sound advice which has likely worked at least for the person writing the book. Good for them. But do yourself a favour, and instead of buying another guru’s latest book, revisit your child’s bookshelf, or the children’s section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the classic tales...

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Being a Travel Writer Isn’t All Luc Huffington Post / Travel

  “You’re a travel writer? Lucky!” I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage or flying through the air on a mountain-to-mountain zip line certainly seems like a better place to be than in an...

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It’s Called NetWORK For A Reason Huffington Post / Lifestyle / Publications

“I’ll just text them.” The key word in this sentence is the word “just.” Texting is a terrific way for your tween to ask you for a ride from a friend’s house, for a teen to chat with their BFFs, or for parents to arrange who is getting the milk on the way home from work. It’s become the most basic form of communication, as...

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How to Be an Effective Mentor Family / Huffington Post

“I learned that as a mentor, you’re really there to listen and give advice, and not tell them what to do, or how you would do it.” Words of wisdom from my 16-year-old daughter, who had just come from a day of training in her new role as peer coach/mentor at her high school. She’s one of 10 kids selected to help students new to...

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