Your House is HOW Big?

I’ve been asking this question for longer than I can remember. Why do homes on US TV shows look so ridiculously large? Why does this family’s lifestyle look so grand? Who lives like that?

Do Family Members Meet Up?

If elders weren’t around to organize family meals and be a magnet for socializing as larger family groups, would younger Boomers, Gen-Xers and young adults even get together?

Have You Had Your Baby Yet?

In a recent interview on the Today Show, actor Jennifer Aniston addresses the topic of marriage and motherhood. It’s refreshing to hear a high profile woman talk about how life can’t be planned out and it’s encouraging to see that she was invited to share her unique perspective.

Protecting the Individual

Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial I love it!  Somebody searched the term “embrace the weird” and landed on BCFamily.ca Sweet! Because it just so happens that I have written about that topic. I didn’t say as much at the time when I wrote that post; however,  I was that girl who was called “weird”.  Not only was I [...]

A Horrific Argument and the Support of Others

Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial It is not the time when you would expect everything to hit the fan but that’s when it happened.  Just before heading off to church, my husband and I had a “blow up” over how I was collecting everything I needed by a bag in the front hall. Since my son came around [...]

The Ultimate Romance Deterrent

You know those sexy women who cause men’s eyes to turn – on TV, at the office or in real life? You can be quite certain that they don’t enter a man’s imagination holding a bottle of stainless steel cleaner in their hands.

Dear Frenemy

Dear Frenemy,

You’re probably surprised to hear from me because, you see, for the longest time you’ve been hiding behind a mask called “friend”. You probably didn’t think I noticed that you’re not too fussed about me when I’m not around.

Raffi and Jian Gohmeshi Discuss Social Media

When I heard that the Jian Gohmeshi and Raffi sat down for an interview my first thought was “sweet!”.

Are You Embracing Otherhood?

That village raising children we’ve been hearing about doesn’t just exist in other countries. It’s happening right here in British Columbia, across North America and beyond.

Rediscovering TED Talks

When I first discovered TED talks online, I used to watch them a lot. In the last few months – perhaps even well over a year – I’ve forgotten about them.

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