Running in Circles

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s pretty difficult to keep kids happy. In my case, both kids are home full-time until at least September. This is immensely draining for everyone, but remaining active is very important. I’m in a unique...
Nowhere to Play, again…

Nowhere to Play, again…

With the completion of the Rainbow District School Board Soccer Dome (originally to be called the Fabio Belli Soccer Dome), the Greater Sudbury Soccer Club (GSSC) was eagerly looking toward having better facilities to play at through the frigid winter months that...

COVID Christmas: Nurturing Holiday Spirit

This year is definitely a tough one. With COVID in the middle of its second wave, trying to find a way to feel cheerful for the kids as Christmas approaches is sure to be a challenge for many people. This is doubly the case with income trimmed in advance ofthe...

You Need a Budget

Since my position was terminated due to COVID-19, my family’s income has felt the pinch. Thanks to the government, I was able to qualify for CERBs for a while, but it couldn’t last forever. During these uncertain times, having a budget is extremely...

Pumpkin Carving With Kids

Halloween is only a day away, and whether you’re ignoring COVID or having a small event just for your household, there’s still plenty to do. In addition to the brief list I released a couple days ago, there’s one major thing with which everyone can...

Halloween 2020 – COVID or Treat?

My wife and I love Halloween. It is, by far, our favourite day of the year. Tombstones in the yard, spiderwebs across the windows, jack-o-lanterns glowing, horror movies running non-stop, and kids in costumes coming to the door… We love it all. Sadly, our eldest...

Laundry: The Never Ending Pile

For the childless, laundry is weekly (or even bi-weekly) nuisance. You lug a basket or two to your washer & dryer (or laundromat), and in two or three hours, you’re done and everything is either put away, or ready to be put away. Those of us with small...

Pumpkin Pie (Lactose-Free)

Pumpkin Pie is definitely a fall favourite, especially around my house. However, it can be extremely sweet, extremely fattening, and with so much cream, it tends to not agree with a surprisingly large portion of the population (59% in Canada). I did a lot of the...

Leftovers & How to Store Them

Here in Canada, Thanksgiving occurred this past Monday. It’s a day of preparing for feasting, feasting, and then studiously avoiding the cleanup from feasting. If your family is anything like mine, we prepare more food than we can safely consume in one evening....
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