Dads and Mental Health: Starting the conversation

In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, we share insights and research on dads and mental health. See the reality, and start the conversation to make positive change in this vitally important topic.

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

In the third and final post of this series I share the most important lesson I've learned, and how it changed our family.

New Year's

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I say full because since we’ve had kids (twin 6 years old’s and a 4 year old) time has seemed to pass exponentially quicker.  There never seems to be enough time, and too many items on our list of “to do’s”. So slowing down, reconnecting, and reflecting on the year …

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Christmas holidays

When Big Days Blow Up on You: Preventing holiday meltdowns

by John Hoffman Not that I want to be a Grinch during the season of good cheer but… Here’s one of the less pleasant realities of being a parent of little kids. Sometimes the days that you really, really want to go well are the ones that really, really, really don’t go well. You know, …

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Holidays and gift ideas to help dads

Help For The Holidays

The holidays can be stressful. Let this summary of resources and ways to enjoy the holidays with your family be a great guide for you.

Alex Nayanookeesic and a Young Dad’s Carousel of Life

Alex was able to work most of the summer on a bridge construction crew by the Gravel River in Northwestern Ontario. Most of the pounding manual work was behind the handles of a jackhammer. Occasionally there was a requirement for him to log some time on the wheeled front end loader which proved to be …

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