Tag: Life


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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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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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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Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat Family / Huffington Post

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking.” Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good, nutritional food in fun and exciting ways, in order to convince their fussy eaters to switch over from “bad food” (for example breaded, greasy pre-formed objects which require plum sauce), and instead eat...

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Who Has a More Satisfying Life: Parents or the Childfree? Family / Huffington Post

If you’re reading my column, chances are, you have kids. You may even be reading this while hiding in your washroom or as a way to avoid eye contact with that overzealous PTA mom across a coffee shop. That’s what people with kids sometimes do, unlike their seemingly carefree childless pals. But while this might make us crazy, are we OK with it? Apparently so....

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Turns Out Canadians Don’t Always Play By The Rules Family / Huffington Post

Canadians are typically known for being polite, apologetic and careful. But when it comes to insurance, a new Leger research study commissioned for PC Insurance, suggests we’re not always following the rules — or playing it safe. While no Canadians would ever admit to driving without car insurance, a quarter of us say we’ve been involved in accidents that we have not reported to our...

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