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I miss those poppies

*An update to this post: We are now living back home in Canada, and it is so wonderful to see poppies everywhere leading up to Remembrance Day.

Let me start by saying that as a Canadian living in the U.S., I am always amazed at how fiercely patriotic this country is, not just on Veteran’s Day (as it’s called here), but every day of the year.

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Should Mom be on Snapchat?

Do your kids roll their eyes and complain when they find out you just opened your own account on Instagram, Snapchat or VSCO?

No doubt you’re feeling pretty proud and tech-savvy because you finally figured out what a hashtag is, how to send and receive a snap, or add a filter that gives you bunny ears or a flower crown? At least I know I was!

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Is it ok for your teen to bring a girlfriend or boyfriend on vacation with you?

A friend of mine was recently approached by her 16-year-old son with an interesting request – to take his girlfriend on vacation with them this summer. They were planning a 10-hour road trip, followed by a week of camping; it wasn’t going to be expensive and far from luxurious. He wanted to know if she could sleep in the extra twin bunk in their trailer and just “hang” with them for a week at the lake.

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