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Maybe you grew up in a traditional or modern (blended) family. Maybe you're starting a family of your own. Maybe you're living on your own in the big city and found your adopted family in a group of new friends. Here's our one-stop-shop for all things family/parenting!
Our first Photo Friday of December is all about unique holiday decorating. Meaghan shares her family's favourite traditions! For the holidays, Photo Fridays will be posted bi-weekly.

Our first Photo Friday of December is all about unique holiday decorating. Meaghan shares her family's favourite traditions! For the holidays, Photo Fridays will be posted bi-weekly.

Travel plans for the last #longweekend of summer? Read Katie's #budget friendly tips. Keep funds in che(que):  http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/09/05/6-highs-and-lows-to-travelling-on-a-budget/

Travel plans for the last #longweekend of summer? Read Katie's #budget friendly tips. Keep funds in che(que): http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/09/05/6-highs-and-lows-to-travelling-on-a-budget/

"A refuge is exactly how I would describe what these novels did for me. As the characters in my favourite novels grew, so did I," writes Katie in her most recent post called, "The magic of literature."  She reflects on her experiences with the #HarryPotter series of novels, explaining how each time she reads them, they keep her grounded, making her feel safe and courageous at the same time.  http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/05/26/the-magic-of-literature/

"A refuge is exactly how I would describe what these novels did for me. As the characters in my favourite novels grew, so did I," writes Katie in her most recent post called, "The magic of literature." She reflects on her experiences with the #HarryPotter series of novels, explaining how each time she reads them, they keep her grounded, making her feel safe and courageous at the same time. http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/05/26/the-magic-of-literature/

High Five Postcards helping 28-year-old living with brain cancer

High Five Postcards helping living with brain cancer

Amanda's niece is four. Amanda's niece is smart, playful, a sass master and she absolutely adores chocolate Timbits. Amanda's niece is also a child with Down syndrome. Read "21 Reasons I Love My Niece," to learn about Everleigh, who is more than a little extra chromosome 21. Happy ‪#‎WorldDownSyndromeDay‬!  http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/03/21/twenty-one-reasons-i-love-my-niece/

Amanda's niece is four. Amanda's niece is smart, playful, a sass master and she absolutely adores chocolate Timbits. Amanda's niece is also a child with Down syndrome. Read "21 Reasons I Love My Niece," to learn about Everleigh, who is more than a little extra chromosome 21. Happy ‪#‎WorldDownSyndromeDay‬! http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/03/21/twenty-one-reasons-i-love-my-niece/

Ten things to be thankful for. Hint: One of them is books!

Ten things to be thankful for. Hint: One of them is books!

"This is my body, and it is perfect," writes Katie, a mamma who just welcomed a second little one into the world. <3   Here's her must-read, exceptionally moving essay about accepting her #body, #lovingherself and being the best role model she can be to her daughters.   https://aquarteryoung.com/2016/09/05/two-in-two-years-what-kids-taught-me-about-body-positivity-in-my-20s/

"This is my body, and it is perfect," writes Katie, a mamma who just welcomed a second little one into the world. <3 Here's her must-read, exceptionally moving essay about accepting her #body, #lovingherself and being the best role model she can be to her daughters. https://aquarteryoung.com/2016/09/05/two-in-two-years-what-kids-taught-me-about-body-positivity-in-my-20s/

"Some of my favourite childhood memories revolve around Happy Meals with Dad," Katie writes.  "Those were special moments, that as we got older, were fewer and far between. But during those meals, Dad had our undivided attention, and we were kids, far away from growing up with more important things to do."  #HappyFathersDay  More: https://aquarteryoung.com/2016/06/19/the-significance-of-a-happy-meal/

The landscape of American families today reveals stark parenting divides across demographic groups when it comes to raising children. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.

"Countless photos of my father working are what give me peace when my mind cannot stop searching for him. I can find him, just there at the workbench or under a car, anytime I choose, and he will never age."  As we prepare to celebrate and thank our parents this spring, with Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, Katie shares how she remembers her late dad, every single day:   https://aquarteryoung.com/2016/04/29/an-eternal-gift-for-parents-and-ourselves/

"Countless photos of my father working are what give me peace when my mind cannot stop searching for him. I can find him, just there at the workbench or under a car, anytime I choose, and he will never age." As we prepare to celebrate and thank our parents this spring, with Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, Katie shares how she remembers her late dad, every single day: https://aquarteryoung.com/2016/04/29/an-eternal-gift-for-parents-and-ourselves/

"I already knew [I] was different, I figured that out from the moment I stepped out of the airplane; with my tanned-complexion, hooded eyes and dead-straight black hair, I thought, why make myself seem even more different by speaking a foreign language?"  Here is a story about the importance of embracing your nationality, your #culture and your family's #traditions.  http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/12/20/why-you-should-learn-your-mother-tongue/

"I already knew [I] was different, I figured that out from the moment I stepped out of the airplane; with my tanned-complexion, hooded eyes and dead-straight black hair, I thought, why make myself seem even more different by speaking a foreign language?" Here is a story about the importance of embracing your nationality, your #culture and your family's #traditions. http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/12/20/why-you-should-learn-your-mother-tongue/

"It takes a village to raise a child." It's a saying that goes way back and Katie writes her first post on the blog about where the village has gone and how we can bring it back. http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/05/16/bring-back-the-village/

"It takes a village to raise a child." It's a saying that goes way back and Katie writes her first post on the blog about where the village has gone and how we can bring it back. http://aquarteryoung.com/2015/05/16/bring-back-the-village/