Author: Sheri

Family Day on the Fly

Family Day weekend in Ontario has arrived and you may find yourself wondering what to do with the kids. You can fill your weekend with family bonding by taking a road trip to Toronto for the weekend. Book a Room at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto Kids of all ages enjoy a stay at at Chelsea Hotel. Located within walking distance of many Toronto attractions, the Chelsea Hotel has always been a win with my kids. Their family rooms and suites make it easy for larger families like my own to get away in comfort, and they offer many amenities...

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When is the right time to get your child a cell phone?

The debate about when to get your child the first cell phone is not a new one. I had the same decision to make with my oldest son over a decade ago, although his generation was among the first to have the privilege for cell phones before adulthood! My attitude about when it is okay and what I will allow has definitely changed over the years though. When my oldest was a teenager, I decided that he could have a cell phone when he could pay for it himself, and not before he was sixteen. Since he started his...

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Coping With The Death Of A Pet

The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet dies, the depth of your grief reflects your loss of a...

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Don’t Pack This!

Packing for your vacation means making a lot of decisions about what you can and can not live without for the length of your trip. Do you need 3 different pairs of heels? Should you pack your rain coat? What about the book series you are in the middle of? While it is hard to say what you will need for each different vacation, here are a few things that you will rarely need to pack. The Hair Dryer Most, if not all, hotels and resorts offer a hair dryer for guest use. It may not be the one...

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A Morning Run in Port Austin, Michigan

Getting up for an early run isn’t something I usually do. I prefer to do my running at night, but with beautiful sunsets and so many incredible breweries and restaurants in Port Austin, my summer evenings were occupied. I pulled on my running shoes and popped in the earbuds, then set out through the quaint beach town towards the lake. Small lake communities like Port Austin, Michigan remind me of my childhood. My grandparents lived across the street from Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ontario and I spent many days walking on the beach and playing in the sand and...

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