Inside of the house or out, it doesn’t take a lot of money to find something that everyone in the family will like to do in the winter. There are inexpensive and fun activities that families can enjoy, even in the coldest, snowiest months of the year. 1. Cookouts, or outdoor campfires don’t have to […]

 Snowed In For Fun  “Snow day.” You longed to hear that phrase as a kid, but what about as an adult? And what about when a snow-day turns into “snow-days?” In some parts of the country, days off from school due to weather can come in a row, instead of isolated incidents. Worse, for many […]

If this is what it takes The day my dad died was the happiest day of my life: This is what I had always pictured myself saying to my kids if they were to ask me about my father, their grandfather, one day. I never had the father son relationship you see on the silver […]

Family life can be extremely disturbing. When a child is the focus of the family unit’s negativity and shadow personality, that individual ends up disturbed and emotionally crippled. Blame is such an easy way to relieve oneself of guilt and shame that isn’t necessarily deserved. But to realize one has reached an impasse in the relationship […]

As a child, I loved waking up to a blanket of white, then running to sit in front of the television to watch for school cancellations.  A few decades later, I still enjoy an occasional day at home because of icy roads and blowing snow.  Though some find such days to be inconvenient, snow days […]

So the unthinkable has happened; you’re moving back in with Mom and Dad. Your Lexus-after-graduation dream has evaporated, and your student loan is so high that moving back home is your only alternative for paying it off in this life. How do you make this arrangement work? Contribute: If your parents are not going to […]

Trust is important for any relationship, but this is especially true of parent-child relationships. As a parent, you’re supposed to set an example for your children so that they know how to behave appropriately. Nobody is perfect and so there will be occasions when your behaviour is less than exemplary, but you really have to […]

The holidays are a time where most families come together to celebrate the end of the year with various feasts and the exchanging of gifts. However, some people aren’t fortunate enough to have the good times and cheery days that the rest of us get to have. It can be frustrating and disheartening to have […]

If you want your boyfriend to know how much you love him, it might be wise to look through the frame of a guy’s mind. It may be hard to do, but you can if you try. Just visualize you through your boyfriend’s eyes, and accentuate the positive things he sees in you. It works, […]

Clever ways to say, “I love you”: Saying I love you is always nice to hear, and is nice to tell your partner. Valentine’s Day is a good day to tell your partner you love them with special gifts. However, saying I love you in other ways shows you love your partner and at times […]