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By @Deb_Lowther It will soon be the start of a New Year and time to get those New Years Resolutions formulated.  Some say they are a waste of time, but why not create a new you? Why not make healthy changes? Why not set some new goals for yourself? Why not make 2015 the year you get to ...

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Deborah Lowther It is important to me to raise active kids and I do more than lead by example. It is my goal to see them happy and active and enjoy all the benefits being active affords them well into their adult lives.  They do not participate at a competitive level in anything, but they d...

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It has been a long while since I've had time to blog or had a blog in me, but this morning, while folding laundry I became inspired. Anyone who truly knows me, even a little, knows I am a rabid perfectionist. Can't help it, it's part horoscope (Virgo) and plain old DNA. A cross I must bear, and I d...

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Emily Buchanan, Guest Contributor According to the media, everything is in crisis. From education to parenting to the institution of childhood, it’s hard to avoid the statistical evidence that tells us we’re all doomed.  Studies say that parents are paranoid and overtly protective. They say...

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As we look high and low for consistent signs of spring, our three offspring are well-entrenched in summer sports activities, namely, baseball, softball, soccer and ball hockey.  They love it, we love them loving it.  It's all good.  Mercifully, our boys are on the same soccer and baseball teams an...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com Several years ago now, I learned a term within a business setting, taught by a consultant who was brought in to educate us on a bunch of different things. He was good, his message most interesting....

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com Had the most intriguing chat with a business acquaintance a few days ago.  He is not married, and doesn't have children.  But at one point the conversation turned to parenting.  ...

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 The more experiences I accumulate (code for: 'the older I get'!), the more this concept is evidenced to me.  The concept?  There are primarily two types of people in the world --- those who compete with others and those who compete with themselves.  There are many who exhibit bits of both, however,...

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by Lianne Castelino, www.whereparentstalk.com I am questioning, wondering and in a word, struggling.  It is now a week since terror ripped through a running race, paralyzed a city and disturbed the world.  The dead have been buried....

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So we have elected a new leader for one of the three main political parties in Canada.  Just days ago, a young, well-educated, bilingual, married, doting father of two, with a more-than-solid political pedigree being the son of a former Prime Minister whose name is still heard today when the concept...