Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

If we are concerned that our children and teens are becoming infected with the virus of “entitlement”, one way to vaccinate them against this is to help foster an attitude of gratitude. When receiving gifts, our children should genuinely feel grateful instead of...

7 Ways to Better Drive-thru Etiquette

Drive thrus are great time savers. The idea actually began in the US as early as 1930. The first recorded use was by the Grand National Bank in St. Louis, Missouri!! The tellers only accepted deposits. Then it moved on to restaurants and other establishments....

Tips for a Safe, Fun Halloween

In the blink of an eye, school started and now Halloween is here! When I was growing up, Halloween wasn’t celebrated in my home since my family had emigrated from Ireland many years ago. Of course, that wasn’t the case when my children came along. In...

Teams Need Better Fundraising Techniques

It’s that time of year when the Scouts or Hockey associations come knocking for donations for the bottle depots to help with their fundraising drives. Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed that the collection of the bottles has changed. Now, we’re asked to...


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