Are you getting a little nervous about the promise of warmer weather approaching? I know it might not seem like it’s time for putting shorts on…or, a bathing suit …but, it’s coming! Continue Reading
If it were up to my family, Christmas carols and other holiday music would play year-round. However, if I hear Jingle Bells and Fa-La-La’s one minute before December 1st then my attitude is something akin to the Grinch, a grouchy character created by Dr. Seuss who remarks, “Blast this Christmas music! It’s joyful and triumphant.” Continue Reading
English poet John Donne once wrote, “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” A lot of families see autumn as a horrible time because it means the end of summer vacation, going back to school, and the onset of cooler temperatures. However, my family dreads autumn for a far different reason – it means a whole new set of seasonal allergy problems! Continue Reading
Guys, I’m thinking that the big wedding proposal coming up is right up there with rock climbing when it comes to nerves and anxiety! One wrong move, one slip up, and your relationship can go careening out of control and to a bloody death. Continue Reading
With the difference in prices across borders, across states, and the huge difference in online and offline prices, everyone these days shops around. I know that we are guilty of driving across the border to the US to buy most of our stuff lately simply because the prices are extremely lower than they are in BC. And, it’s 10 whole minutes away – meaning that we aren’t out too much in gas, which is cheaper in the US too. Continue Reading
The internet in many ways is a great equalizer. With skill and perseverance anyone can take a viable stab at establishing themselves online. The internet removes concerns like overhead, workplace supply, and commute times, freeing people like me who love learning new skills and putting them to use to explore the wide world of self-started e-commerce. Continue Reading
If you’ve taken the plunge and started working at home, you’re likely already enjoying all of the benefits, like cost savings and having more flexibility in your schedule. You’re also likely dealing with some of the downsides to working at home. The fact is that while working at home is a wonderful opportunity, it can turn into a disaster if you don’t put in conscious effort to stay organized and manage your time well. Here are 5 tips you can start implementing to increase your effectiveness and efficiency while working at home. Continue Reading
Johan Sandstrom is having an exclusive interview and conversation with Helen Fathers , Sunday 19th June 2011. about Helen’s life, work as councilor in the City Council and as professional and home maker in White Rock BC; in stark contrast to Helen’s upbringing and life in the U.K.