Family Navigator Blog

Fondness or Fungus?

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder but sometimes it just makes it grow fungus. The difference is in how you manage to stay connected when you’re apart. As military couples, we’re often separated from our loved ones and it can be easy to drift apart when there’s nothing…Continue Reading


How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Question: What is the "best" New Year's resolution? I recently read an article that said that some of the most common New Year's resolutions are to lose weight, quit smoking, and spend less money. Yet another article said that some of the most commonly broken resolutions are to lose weight, quit…Continue Reading


Why We Do What We Do

“There is a persistent sense of being part of something important and noble, and of making a positive difference to people in distress.”   On the Homefront: Assessing the Well-being of Canada’s Military Families in the New Millennium Military families are unique. There are…Continue Reading


Away for the Holidays

Question: What are your favourite holiday traditions? It’s the holiday season again! Time to be with friends and family. Grandma and Grandpa come over; aunts and uncles show up with their kids; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends stop by throughout the day bearing gifts and good tidings. Presents…Continue Reading


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Question: What’s the hardest part of Seasonal Affective Disorder for you, and what have you done about it? The daisies in my front yard are officially dead. I could hardly believe that they were still blooming in November. They seemed to offer hope. As long as those daisies bloomed it was still…Continue Reading


Learning Disabilities Assessment

Question: What questions might you have about getting a learning disability assessment? So, you’ve noticed some changes in your child. Her behaviour is a little erratic but that could be because your spouse has been deployed and her home life has changed. There’s more to it though. Getting…Continue Reading