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How to keep families intact, lessons from the Marriage Story

I just watched the movie, Marriage Story, on Netflix and I had mixed feelings about it. I can relate to it, and I think that marriage could have been saved and had a happy ending. Only if they listened to their marriage mediator — to read their list about each other to each other, because…

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Free and Affordable Family Day activities in London, Ontario

  Free and Affordable Family Day activities in London, Ontario Family is the pillar of society. It is important, and to emphasize its importance, Family Day has been assigned a date for many of us to celebrate. As parents, we make this day as special as it can be for our children, just like any…

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11 Reasons Why Storybook Gardens is Our Happy Place

Nothing beats my satisfaction with our purchase of annual Storybook Gardens passes. One of the best spending decisions for my children that I’ve ever made. It’s worth it and we got more value out of it.  Every time my children and I are at Storybook Gardens, we are all winners.  Storybook Gardens allows kids to…

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Lola Rita, 102 years old: I do nothing except thank the Lord

(This article is part of a series, “A Mother’s Journey” – a collection of stories in honour of all mothers, and those who are a mother at heart and spirit. I hope this would inspire and help other parents in some ways.) “I do nothing except thank the Lord,” these are the words of Rita…

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Khadija: ‘I hope the society to be more accepting and accessible’

(This article is part of a series, “A Mother’s Journey” – a collection of stories in honour of all mothers, and those who are a mother at heart and spirit. I hope this would inspire and help other parents in some ways.) Khadija Malik, 28, fights for her son’s rights every opportunity she gets. She…

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How to survive a language barrier when travelling

Excited is an understatement of what I felt when my husband mentioned to me the possibility of travelling with him. But the country we were possibly going to, he said, was Denmark. That put me on second thought. I don’t know people close to me in Denmark, that means “fun” is already out of the…

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Ways to reduce your waste

It’s been a decade since my daughter and I joined the world in recognizing the importance of taking part in keeping our world a better place to be. Literally, by being litter-conscious, we consider every day as Earth Day. The amount of trash in the world is alarming. According to worldcounts.com, every year we dump…

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CHILDREACH CENTRE: ‘Freedom’ for children; Solace for parents

“We believe that every parent wants the best for his or her child. If the best is not being provided, it is because of some barrier – such as inexperience, depression, illness, aloneness or poverty. It is our goal to help lift this barrier, and bring joy to both parent and child” — Childreach founder,  Dr.…

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Dr. Arlyn Jawad-Jumao-as: The Mama Doc of Basilan

“We the people of Basilan will save Basilan,” she says confidently, when I first met her at the Clinica de Lamitan. A true blooded Basileña, Dr. Arlyn Jawad Jumao-as is on a mission of giving hope and help heal the children of war in Basilan, Philippines to be better individuals in the future through the…

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Tess Cusipag: True to her vow, cares for paralyzed husband for 18 years

She enters the room sporting a contagious smile as she pushes a wheelchair with an immobile man sitting on it. She is his caregiver. She’s welcomed and responded positively by the people in the room all the time. She must be somebody, I whisper to myself. True enough, this couple are known personalities in the…

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Judge Coroza: Education is mandatory in our home

The Honourable Justice Steve Coroza is the first and only Filipino-Canadian judge appointed to the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice. His appointment as justice in Canada is a success and pride that not only he and his family are proud of, but jubilation that Filipinos around the world celebrates. Although he…

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Breastfeeding or Formula feeding: What do you need to know?

Let’s stop the argument of breastfeeding over formula-feeding. Shaming a mother for the choices she makes when it comes to feeding her baby is not helping. Pressuring her into taking a certain side she is unwilling to do is manipulation. When we do this, we are ignoring the fact that the mother as soon as…

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11 Reasons Why I Choose Home Birth

I’ve had four home births and my daughter thinks I am a superwoman for having a natural birth. “Yes, mama! You are a superwoman!” my teenage daughter insists. She reasons that I gave birth to four children without any medication, and she thinks that is extraordinary. She saw me go through labour pains when I…

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Women are prone to gallstones than men; don’t ignore abdominal pains

Women are prone to gallbladder attacks than men. This is the unanimous information I gathered from different resources in my desire to understand my recent condition. Last month, I had bouts of excruciating abdominal pains, which apparently were gallbladder attacks. A day later, I was scheduled for surgery to remove my gallbladder and two gallstones…

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Fanshawe Pioneer Village celebrates 60th anniversary with new features

Big on history, big on fun!  True to its theme, Fanshawe Pioneer Village will take you back in time. The museum will allow you to immerse in the way of life of the residents of Middlesex County from the year 1820 to 1920. Last year, I visited the village as part of my homeschooling activity…

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5 lessons I learned in our impromptu family camping trip

Spontaneity is among the characteristics of our family. Everyone is in unison with the instant actions we take for fun, it could be just a drive around the city for an ice cream past 10 in the evening or to another town just for a bite to eat and the recent one, unplanned camping. We…

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Hazel: My 3 kids with a disability helped shape me into the fighter I am

(This article is part of a series, “A Mother’s Journey” – a collection of stories in honour of all mothers, and those who are a mother at heart and spirit. I hope this would inspire and help other parents in some ways.) It’s very rare to encounter a person whom you can tell right away…

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