The warmer weather has arrived – what an awesome opportunity for families to actively recreate together and form stronger bonds. In today’s fast paced, social media-saturated world it is becoming harder and harder for families to shut down and simply find time to be together enjoying one another’s company and ensuring family wellness. For many of us it’s time to make some personal decisions on putting down our phones, shutting off our televisions and gaming devices and committing to getting outside and celebrating summer and family and wellness together.
As a foster child with limited knowledge about my birth parents (my father in particular) it always bothered me that I simply didn’t know much about my own heritage and family DNA. Countless nights I would lay in bed and wonder – who am I? I was blessed to be raised by Jim and Edwina Watson who were my 13th foster family. And although they did their best to provide me with the essentials in life and provided me with the love and support needed to grow into myself and succeed, the fact remained that the lack of my personal family history has always haunted me.
Have a toddler? Don’t know when to introduce the potty? Watch this video and get some tips on what to expect.
Tight home budgets and busy work schedules can put a damper on our hopes for an exciting summer. Don’t wallow too long in your despair, people. Give the “no-fun” summer attitude the boot today, because your awesome summer awaits you – and it’s in your control to enjoy no matter what challenges you are facing! Here are eight simple tips on how to plan for, and create, a summer “staycation” for yourself and those you are closest to.
Wow - what a great conversation! Tom Watson and I chat about all sorts of things including his story of a very challenging childhood but how the right support put him on the right path, how sharing this story has touched the lives of many and enabled Tom to make another change in his life helping people to have a better life.
Judy is my sister-in-law and many years ago she shared this recipe for taco salad that instantly became a family favourite. Salads were not something that my three boys loved when they were younger, but this one was often requested. Even as adults they will request this salad for family dinners when it their turn to choose the family dinner menu.
A while ago, I had the opportunity to audition to be a speaker for TEDx. It was an interesting and sometimes stressful process to get to the big stage in front of a large audiance; but it was a journey worth taking! Especially since I was selected to give my TEDx talk live! I really enjoyed competing for a spot in the “BIG SHOW”, but one of the really amazing aspects of the journey was the opportunity to listen to other regular people like myself getting up on stage and sharing stories about their life experiences, work skills, and passions.
“Sometimes in may seem dark, but the absence of the light is a necessary part. Just know you’re never alone, you can always come home. Every road is a slippery slope, There is always a hand that you can hold on to. Looking deeper through the telescope, You can see that your home is inside of you. 93 million miles from the sun People get ready, get ready, here it comes. It’s a light a beautiful light over the horizon into our eyes.” ~Jason Mraz
Let’s face it, we all have something we know we could work on to be healthier and more productive in our lives; and just like January 1 begins a new year many of us use this opportunity to make resolutions to identify and tackle areas we know we need to improve to live more fulfilled lives. The key to New Year’s resolutions really is not in the making of a resolution it is in actually successfully following through. High percentages of the population make a New Year’s resolution or two – unfortunately most resolutions end up in failure.
The top question at our space is how to manage difficult behavior in young children. This video gives you a quick answer.