Choosing Books for Children & Teens

When faced with the sea of possibilities in choosing children’s books, there are a few basics you should consider to help you evaluate the quality and suitability of a book. Here from the Canadian...

Lessons Learned from Homeschooling

“Grampa? Whatcha doing?”It was my granddaughter, Randi, standing behind me as I read the latest instalment of Frazz on the GoComics website.“Um, I was just working,” I replied.“Doesn’t look like work,” she said with...

Who’s the Boss?

I’ve always had a good relationship with my 7-year-old grandson. Along with his other grandparents, I’ve played an integral role in his life from the day he was born. But I’ve noted a definite...

‘Grand’ Feelings

It was July 2020, smack dab in the middle of lockdown, when I received a call from my daughter announcing she was pregnant. Lexy and her husband, Andrew, had just purchased a home—in Oregon....

The Multi-Generational Bucket List

Made famous by the Hollywood movie of the same name, The Bucket List has become much more than a pre-death to-do list. As a tool for the entire family, the multi-generational goal list—a collaborative...

Letters to Seniors

Letters to Seniors supports isolated seniors with encouraging, meaningful handwritten letters sent by volunteers of all ages. The program consists of two phases:Phase One: Volunteers of all ages send drawings/short cheerful cards/letters to seniors.Phase Two:...

What I Love About Grandma/Grandpa: A Fill in the Love Book

The concept of the book is simple: Each page has a prompt that your grandkid fills in, including things like, “I love how you always say __” and “Your __ is the best __...

Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers is a novelist, essayist, journalist, editor and songwriter. She is past Victoria Poet Laureate, Canadian People’s Poet, and President of the League of Canadian Poets, and the BC Federation of Writers. Linda...

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