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If You’re Always Late, You’re Gonna Get Hate Huffington Post / Lifestyle

“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” said the White Rabbit in the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. We can all picture the scurrying rabbit, holding his pocket watch, checking it frantically and zipping past Alice on his way to, obviously, a very important date. This is precisely the way I feel, should I find myself uncharacteristically running late. Frantic. Even if I...

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Back Lit Business People Traveling Airport Passenger Concept Huffington Post / Travel

As a travel writer, I’ve flown many, many miles, and scuttled through many, many airports and the following simple tips and tricks have made all of my flights just a little bit more enjoyable. If you’re new to flying, I hope these help. 1) Check in on-line before you fly. You will have a reservation code on your ticket, which you will need when you...

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Visit Martinique – It’s Magnifique! Huffington Post / Travel

“Martinique is not for tourists; it is for travellers.” says our guide as we make our way through the winding, hilly roads of this French/Caribbean island. Martinique is to France, as Hawaii is to the U.S. This island “outpost” is a district of France, and its approximately 400,000 inhabitants live under French law. Proud to have been anointed the safest Caribbean island in recent years,...

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The Many Grey Shades of Being Fifty Family / Huffington Post

“To be fair, mom, there aren’t too many people who are older than you.” The defense from my 14-year-old daughter upon discovering I was not in fact the same age as a man she had just compared me to. He was 80. I’m 50. She’s never been good at math. Or tact. I’m not good at math either or I wouldn’t have had three others...

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Can You ‘Getaway’ With Only One Of Your Kids? Huffington Post / Travel

“It’s not fair!” The cry heard around the parenting world pretty much every day, for those of us who have more than one child. Playing the game of “Even Steven” happens from the smallest slight “He got to push the elevator button the last time!” to perhaps what could be your biggest dilemma, taking only one child on a trip with you, and leaving the...

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How To Get a Teacher a Gift Without Breaking the Bank Family / Huffington Post

While gifts for teachers are not mandatory, many parents and kids like to show their appreciation for a hard job well done. However, as families struggle with their monthly budgets, there isn’t always a lot of extra cash for teacher’s gifts, let alone gifts for kids’ favourite teaching assistants, librarians, school secretaries, bus drivers, and others who help make their school experience just a little...

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Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers Family / Huffington Post

When Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and notably, father of one, made the comments that “women don’t apply to be judges because they fear the job will take them away from their children,” and that “children need their mothers more than their fathers,” (according to the Toronto Star), with one fell swoop, he handed successful working women some more...

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Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father’s Day Family / Huffington Post

“Bank of Dad” is a well-known and well-used institution in many families, with kids lined up, waiting for allowances, gas money, movie ticket requests and more. This Father’s Day, how about giving dad the gift of saving money, instead of spending it? 1) Gardening: After a long hard winter and a later spring, gardens across Canada have suffered, and many plants will need digging out...

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Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms Family / Huffington Post / Travel

1) While away on a business trip, you have a set schedule of activities to accomplish during the day. At camp, these activities are listed on a sheet hung by the cabin door, and there is little flexibility. On a business trip, these activities have been entered into your smartphone, and there is a tight schedule. This is a good thing. At home, flexibility comes...

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