Family

Importance of Including Grandparents in Family Time

  Children are born into families, and families come in varying shapes and sizes. For some, there exists a multitude of aunts, uncles, and other extended family members, but the relationship a child has with a grandparent has proven to be beneficial to both the younger and older counterparts. A study conducted by Boston…

U.S. Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  October is often associated with pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, but many of the men and women whose lives have been changed by breast cancer associate October with the color pink. Car decals, t-shirts, ribbon pins, and even hair colors change to raise awareness of this disease that impacts so many. But rather than…

Eldercare – Caring for Aging Parents

  From the time of birth, individuals are taught by and rely on their parents and caregivers to provide for basic needs and offer words of wisdom about life experiences. As time passes, the reliance placed on parents gradually decreases, and often times the reliance shifts from child needing parent to parent needing child….

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Canada

  Ovarian cancer effects many women and their families all across the world annually, and Canada has chosen the month of September as their time to raise awareness of this illness and promote the research that is done to cure and lessen the effects of this disease. With 2,800 Canadian women being diagnosed with…

Smart Snacking Tips

  Food. We can’t live with it and can’t live without it. Why is it so hard to eat the way we should?  Consuming three healthy meals a day is time consuming and thought provoking enough, but those three meals rarely can keep our minds and bodies active and moving for a full work…

Benefits of Having Pets in Your Family

  Pet owners are becoming more prevalent all around the world. Hotels are making the switch to being pet friendly, and some theme parks are even offering pet care while the family is enjoying roller coasters throughout the park. Though it is common knowledge that pets provide their owners with more responsibility and lots…

Tips on Choosing a College

  Children are not entrusted to make a decision on which daycare, elementary, middle, or high school they attend. Their first education related and big adult decision is where to attend college should that be the route they take. With so many institutions to choose from, it is a tough decision for any young…

Family Traveling Tips

  Many families take the opportunity to travel during the summer months when children are out of school. Planning the trip and looking forward to the fun things that will take place once you arrive is always fun, but many times the journey to the location can be daunting. The old saying, “Getting there…

Stroke Awareness Month – Canada

  A stroke happens when blood flow to any part of the brain stops, which causes damage to the brain cells. There are various side effects of strokes that depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Canada has dedicated the month of June to shining…

Tips to Prevent High Cholesterol

  Cholesterol is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a waxy substance that’s found in the fats in your blood. The body needs and uses cholesterol to build healthy cells, but having high levels of cholesterol can increase the risk for heart disease by making it difficult for enough blood to flow through the…