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Grandparents – A lifetime of memories

  “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” ~Rudolph Giuliani I’ve just finished baking cookies. As I pull out the ooey-gooey tray of sinful delights, I can’t help but think of my grandmother and a Read more…

The Greatness of Grandparents and Grandfriends

The first Sunday after Labour Day in September is known throughout Canada and the United States as Grandparents Day. According to Legacy Project: Grandparents Day was initiated in the early 1970s at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 Read more…

Traditions for Long-Distance Grandparents

It’s been a flurry of activity and excitement for Carly around our house for the past 3 weeks. (Actually, if any of you know me personally, there’s never a shortage of excitement and flurry in our house). However, the charge in our house is different than the normal daily wattage. WHY? Carly and I are Read more…

Food Through the Generations

Forgive me Mother Nature, for I have sinned in the past 36 years. I am accused of the following sins: 1. I’m a city girl. Born and bred in “The Big Smoke” or as my Dad would say, “The Centre of the Universe”, I spent my first 25 years with bright lights, a lot of Read more…

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

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