Love is a widely used word in our societies. It's a word used for many different situations and various scenarios. It can easily be misinterpreted and misread, it can be used inappropriately and be overused. The word has endless possibilites and yet we find it so hard to define. Regardless of opinion or the dictionary definition, there is one type of love that I feel cannot be questioned.


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Everyone makes mistakes. However big or small, we have all been guilty of making a wrong decision or reacting to a situation in an incorrect manner. This is human nature. This is also true for our children; they make bad decisions and err on a regular basis. After all, they are learning the complicated social etiquette which changes for each and every scenario and eventuality. The concepts we have derived as a race over thousands of years is a convoluted web of split second judgment calls which we from time to time may get wrong. So let's admit it, we all make mistakes; it's how we deal with those mistakes that is more important.


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Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2017 is full of love and happiness for you all.

Now that the holidays are over and we have all transitioned from 2016 to 2017, it's time to look back. Often this time of year is filled with resolutions and plans for the upcoming year, but I always find it helpful to take a few moments to reflect on what the past year has offered. Every year that passes I find that it was somehow quicker than the one before, whether that is age playing it's sinister game, or that my life is getting busier, I'm not sure, but every January I find it more and more important that I allow some...


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This time of year is subject to a whole host of Christmas markets across the country. We try our best to get out to at least one market every year, they are great places to takes the kids and they really get the Christmas spirit flowing. But which market is the best? Instead of me telling you guys about the best Christmas markets in Canada, I thought it would be great to get your thoughts on the best markets out there.


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As November draws to a close and December is upon us, Christmas and the holidays is on our minds and in our thoughts. I love the winter season, the cozy knits, the warm drinks and the laughter that fills our house from familiar faces. It’s a time to reflect on our year, reminisce about the memories we’ve shared and enjoy good food and drink with friends. But it is also about something much more...


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Later this evening, the 45th president will be elected into office. Arguably one of the more controversial elections in America’s history, there has been an immense amount of news coverage regarding this year’s election. From Twitter rants to scandalous debates, a lot of focus has been put on the character traits of the nominees. Whether it is the candidates’ outspokenness, questionable political platforms and litigious campaign, this election has sparked outrage among many Americans across the United States.


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The festivities of All Hallows Eve are just around the corner and for me they come with a sense of excitement and opportunity. Trick or treating is one those memorable events as a child and something that brings with it many opportunities for children to grow, learn and gain responsibility.


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It is almost Halloween! Every year it gets harder and harder to come up with new ideas for outfits. With busy schedules and with minimal time to keep up with the latest crazes, coming up with topical costumes can be difficult. So I went out on a limb and asked my kids what they would recommend that Mummy and Daddy should be this year. Here were some of their suggestions:


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I know many men all over Canada are excited by the beginning of the NHL season. My father enjoys watching hockey and becomes a little kid when it’s opening night. Although, not even he could have expected the crazy night that Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs had last night. What a performance! His parents must be so proud.


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It’s that time of the year, the holidays are upon us! Friends, in-laws and extended family are packed up and ready for their long-awaited visit. The best hosts are the ones that know how to make their guests feel comfortable. When I prepare for guests to stay over, I try to put myself in their shoes -- what does it feel like to be a guest in someone’s home?


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