Relationships

Once upon a Time! (A Legendary True Story)

Once upon a Time! (A Legendary True Story)

Not too long ago, I had a dream. This was months after a long relationship ended with a parting of the ways and I found myself once again open to developing a new relationship. Not something that happens right away for sure.

Raising Readers - Special Messages

Raising Readers - Special Messages

Over the years, I have received books as gifts. The ones I have treasured the most are the ones inscribed by the giver. When giving a gift to someone, take the time and write a personal note inside - possibly sharing your favourite part of the story or something you learned while reading it. These special messages will be treasured for years to come!

Enjoy your living space

Enjoy your living space

A friend's son recently moved back home so that he could afford to go back to school. He would often leave the kitchen a mess after making a meal. Once they had a conversation about the importance of cleaning up after yourself so everyone could enjoy the space, they have been able to enjoy time together with few disagreements. He recognizes the importance of cleaning up after himself and keeping the shared space enjoyable!

Improving Your Communication At Work

Improving Your Communication At Work

We all have trouble communicating at times. We get tired, we are stressed out, we lose patience and sometimes we just don’t get our co-workers or bosses. If you’ve ever lost your temper at work, had a misunderstanding or had to deal with a conflict, you know how important it is to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the skills or awareness to know exactly what to do. Or, we’re good communicators who sometimes forget our skills at the door.

Be LOVEable Men!

Be LOVEable Men!

Once again the dreaded month of February – LOVE MONTH – is upon us men! Oh lord! It’s the month where more men than not are left scratching their heads trying to figure out what in the world they can do to demonstrate their love for their significant other year after year. No doubt its tough men, and unlike the early relationship, days where life pressures were lower and our attraction sensory systems were on high alert, the longer a relationship goes the more obstacles old man life puts in the way – all designed to suck the word “romance” right out of a relationship.

Romance Kindlers For Couples

Romance Kindlers For Couples

February marks a romantic opportunity for men to make a statement to that special person in their lives. For me, February is the month that I proposed to my wife (Kathy). Kathy and I were not able to spend our first Valentine’s Day together as Kathy was away at a conference in Vancouver, Canada. We lived in a small northern community at the time so had planned to have me join Kathy in Vancouver once her conference was over. I flew in late Valentine’s evening to spend...

Helping Grandparents Help "You" Parent

Helping Grandparents Help "You" Parent

Granny, Abuelo, Pop Pop- these are magic labels in our imagination when we think about our children and their relationship with their grandparents.  But what if their presence creates more chaos than help? We want them to be a part of our children's lives and sometimes we need them to help us with the care-giving.  Watch this interview I hosted with mommy blogger LadydeeLG and get some answers around this topic.