Show 154 & 155 – Money (parts 1 & 2)

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Managing resources Money literacy What’s important about money? Why do families find money management so difficult? What’s important for parents to know about money and kids? What are the typical money triggers for parents? Accepting and living within our means How families get stuck or behind in paying the bills? Thinking ahead Money fears and […] Read more...

Show 142 – A New Life Away From Home

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A mother, father, and their young daughter flee their native Egyptian home to save their lives. Whether you are from Egypt, Australia, Canada, or anywhere else in the world, each family shares the same needs and values. Find out  about our core family values by listening to this inspiring and heart-warming story of courage and […] Read more...

Show 136 – The Mommy Advantage: How Having Kids Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier

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Author, Success Coach and the Founder of Present Parent Training Sherlyn Pang Luedtke talks about the points in her new #1 Best Selling book, The Mommy Advantage: How Having Kids Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier.   How can motherhood bring out the best, the creative and more powerful side of you?   Sherlyn shares […] Read more...

Show 135 – Essential Life Skills

Family in kitchen.

We’re excited to talk about Essential Life Skills with Marlaine Cover, social entrepreneur, creator of the “Life Skills Report Card”, author of Kissing the Mirror: Raising Humanity in the 21st Century, and the founder of the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0. With over 3000 members from over 65 countries, Marlaine’s, top ranking LinkedIn group Parenting […] Read more...

Show 133 – Writing Your Story and Finding Your Voice

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Our guest this morning is Margie Taylor who is a mom to two grown adults, a grandmother, and a local author. Her latest book is “60 is the New 20: a Boomer’s Guide to Aging with Grace, Dignity and What’s Left of Your Self-Respect”.   This particular topic is very popular with boomers and folks […] Read more...

September 1st and 8th Podcasts for Family Matters

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On September 1st, 2013, as a follow up to last week’s show about what our kids need to think about during their first year away from home, this week is a rebroadcast of Show #38 with Julie Wise – What do I do When the Kids Leave Home from August 2010         […] Read more...

Show 132 – Going Solo: the first year away from home

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What do our grown children need to know for their first year away from home? What about finding a place to live and fixing it up, food and grooming, first aid, finances, and travel? As our parenting role shifts from care-giver to mentor, we may be called to ask questions, be there to listen when […] Read more...

Balance, self-care, and wellness while raising kids

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Lisa Browning , the creator of the One Thousand Trees website and Magazine interviewed me. Here’s the article about balance, self-care and wellness, raising kids to adulthood, and inspiration in June’s issue of “One Thousand Trees” Lisa is an active freelance writer, and the sole proprietor of words … along the path, offering writing, editing, […] Read more...

Show 124 – Immigrating to Canada: A father’s tale

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Have you wondered what it’s like for a family to immigrate to Canada? Are you a recent immigrant?   Jafar Mirjalali, loving husband, father, and grandfather, was born and raised in Iran and migrated to Canada in December 1999 with his wife Minoo and their three children.   In Jafar’s tale about the challenges and […] Read more...

Show 118 – Defining your own success: mothers balance career and family life

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You are not alone in dividing your time between equally satisfying endeavours like family life and work projects feeling torn when your mind is someplace else or when your boss expects you to work harder longing for more understanding for how challenging and satisfying it is for you to have both work and family in […] Read more...