12 Ways to Prepare Your Home Before Your Newborn Arrives

You’ll want to ensure your home is ready for your little bundle of joy once he or she arrives in the world, so both of you can settle in with ease after childbirth. If you are unsure how or where to start, here are 12 ways to prepare your home before your newborn arrives. 1. Deep Clean Your Home Hygiene is important when caring for a baby. You must therefore deep clean your home prior to your daughter or son’s arrival. For example, ensure their nursery carpet is dirt and dust free with a … [Read more...]

How to Spot Elder Abuse and Stop It

Watching an elderly relative’s health deteriorate is never easy; however, it can be utterly heartbreaking to believe they are the victim of elder abuse, which could be emotional, physical, or financial abuse. Sadly, one in ten people over the age of 60 experience abuse or exploitation. This abuse can be at the hands of family members, caregivers, or in their nursing home. If you believe a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, here is what you should do. Look for Signs of Financial … [Read more...]

How to Get Over Changes In Your Relationship

The norms around romantic relationships have changed through the decades, and while there’s still some way to go in achieving a liberation from the constricting norms of tradition, there’s a general understanding that it isn’t essential to be stuck in a loveless marriage or long-term relationship and that you deserve better if this is the case - another shot at love. Whether you have been struggling in a declining relationship for years, or you’ve recently thought about calling time on a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

If you’re feeling down, then it can be very difficult to find the motivation to make those positive changes. The challenge is to find those smaller steps that will encourage you to progress into the more drastic changes to your life. Focusing on the smaller changes can actually boost your mental health far more than you may have thought, so if the idea of tackling your feelings of negativity already seems like too much, then perhaps it’s time to consider just how small those changes can be, and … [Read more...]

6 Things Strong, Single And Independent Women Never Do

Being strong and independent doesn’t just mean you have your own apartment and you’re not depending on your parents. That’s not the point. It’s what you carry inside that matters. It’s the way you think and the way you act. You can be alone and proud of it. You don’t need anyone’s help and you don’t seek it. You know that you are more than capable of doing anything you wish and no one and nothing can stop you. Strong and independent women won’t seek approval in meaningless relationships … [Read more...]

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development MAY 21 Event

Informative Speakers! Mingle and Socialize! Hors d'oeurves and Refreshments! DATE: MAY 21, 2018 VENUE: 1060 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M3J 0G7 TIME: 7 PM - 10 PM Esteemed Speakers Anne Lamson came to Canada in 1998 after graduating Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Philippines. She worked 4 years as a caregiver for a lady with Multiple Sclerosis before deciding to pursue other careers, both in the Hospitality and Retail industry. She moved and worked in Banff, … [Read more...]

How to be the Best Pet Owner

Animals can be the most rewarding friends you will ever have, which explains why having pets is so popular all over the world. There are so many excellent reasons why people enjoy sharing their homes with other species and having a pet is seen as fairly common. However, inviting a pet into your home isn’t as simple as going to the pet store and handing over the money; it is an important duty to be a good caregiver to any animals in your home. Despite the fact that it seems as if almost anybody … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Best Friend Plan Her Dream Wedding

Being chosen as the Maid of Honor is a wonderful thing. Your best friend trusts you and loves you and wants you with her every step of the way towards one for the best days of her life. Weddings are big, and they require a lot of planning and management and one bride simply cannot do it all by herself. Then, of course, there are activities like the bridal shower and the bachelorette party that the maid of honor plans for the bride-to-be. There are so many ways you can join your best friend on … [Read more...]

It’s Your Turn Now – Practical Guidance When Caring for Aging Mom

When you look back at your life, the one thing you may wonder about is how your mother cared for you through so many trials and tribulations while you were still at home. From around-the-clock feedings as an infant to the terrible twos and those rebellious teen years, your mother was a pillar of strength guiding you and helping you to become the woman you are today. Now it’s your turn to take care of mom as she ages, and this is something for which few of us are prepared. It’s mom who’s … [Read more...]

5 Things Every Woman Should Do Before Tying The Knot

Times have changed, and marriage is no longer a life goal for every woman. While it can be a beautiful thing to find someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, an increasing number of women are likewise deciding that marriage isn’t for them. On the other hand, if you have decided that marriage is a commitment that you’re interested in and you’ve recently gotten engaged, then there are some things you should think about doing before saying ‘I do.’ If you happen to be wondering … [Read more...]

Healthy Ways To Deal With Life’s Inevitable Problems

If one fact is for certain it’s that life is filled with ups and downs. Problems will arise, and you’ll be forced to face them and decide what you want to do to get through your unfortunate situation. What you need is healthy strategies for helping you deal with life’s difficult times and not let your stress get the best of you. You can’t sit around taking it and refusing to problem solve or you’ll soon be very unhappy and restless. Force yourself to learn positive habits in your downtime so … [Read more...]

What to Pack For a Day Out With the Family

If you’re planning a day trip with the kids, preparation is vital. Preparing for every eventuality is essential especially if you have tiny tots or young children. Long gone are those days of seeing where the day takes you, as you have different interests and tastes to think about now. Kids can sometimes have a short attention span so keeping everyone in good spirits and eager for adventure is key to having a stress-free time. Ok, so it probably won’t be particularly relaxed, but that’s not to … [Read more...]

Tips to Develop Your Self-Confidence

Confidence can be like the tide: it ebbs and flows. Some days you will wake up and feel on top of the world and capable of flying to the moon, and others less so. Whether your confidence can be dashed by a careless comment from a partner, a look from a stranger, or murmurings from your over critical inner voice, confidence is a tricky skill to master. Here are 4 tips to help you be the woman you want to be – confident, assertive and self-assured. 1. Assess Your Friends In this digital age … [Read more...]

Five Tips On Becoming A Better Citizen

Even though this may be a question that many people do not stop and ask themselves these days, it is something that many do implement in day to day life. Being a good citizen is a priority for most people of all ages, regardless of where they live. Being tolerant of people in your community is essential. Being a good citizen will mean you feel like you have given something back to your community, and also provide a good example for future generations. In other words, they set the tone when it … [Read more...]

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