Advice

Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

By: Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation


As a forty-something executive, I sometimes reflect on when I was young (and hopefully not too foolish), on how great it would have been to have had the benefit of knowing what I know now, back when I was just starting out. So, if I had the opportunity to give my younger self some advice, here’s what I would say.

Family Running in the Snow

By:  Dr. Pamela Fergusson R.D.

Does it seem like everyone around you is coughing, sneezing or running to the washroom? It is cold and flu season again! Getting sick might mean that you miss out on playing in the snow with your kids, nights out with friends, deadlines at work or you may even miss a planned vacation. We don’t want that! There are no guarantees against colds and flu, but here are 10 top tips to boost your chances of staying well this winter:

Halloween butterfly costume

By Carmen Kinniburgh

With three kids under the age of 10 at our house, there is a lot of anticipation for Halloween every year, and let’s face it, a little dread about the potential cost of costumes.

Thankfully, there are ways we get the kids on board the DIY costume bandwagon, saving a little money and having fun.

Here are three tried, tested and true techniques for having a budget-friendly and Spook-tacular Halloween:


 

Carmen-back to school moving

Our family of five is facing an extra challenge getting ready to head back to school this fall: we’re moving.

Between the new house, new school, and brand new city on the horizon, my three school-aged kids have a lot of worries on their young minds.  

But with a few tweaks to our regular back-to-school routine, I’m finding ways to ease their anxiety and smooth the transition as the new school year approaches:

Toddler with Big Eyes

The last bit of my former, pre-parenthood life will be driving away today. With a second child on the way my husband and I are taking the plunge into minivan territory. Ugh! We’ve both cringed at the thought of a minivan ever since we were able to drive, vowing never to be “those” parents.