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By: The Perfect Connections  09-12-2011

It is seldom that I write a piece like this on this site, but it would be remiss of me not to use The Perfect Connections to try to help my readers as well as bringing fun and novel snippets to your attention.
Anyone who does not know that we are living in rapidly uncertain times, [..]

When many of us were growing up, most families played board games. 

Most of us were expected a to understand and compete in complicated card and board games that were at some point way beyond our cognitive abilities.  Competition was fierce in some homes. Short of watching television there wasn’t much else to do on cold winter evenings.   Boardgames [..]

Happy New Year from the Perfect Connections. 
We wish you all a safe , healthy and happy new year.
This year many people extended themselves to help others during the holidays.  As you know, I am a big fan of Camp Cucumber and what it has done for so many mothers and children. 
I  wanted to share some [..]

I spent the morning walking one of the city’s mega-malls recently trying to catch up on some Christmas shopping.   There was lots of seasonal eye candy.  And yet, by noon I found myself feeling isolated and low.
It dawned on me that amid the people and things and bustle, I was merely one more anonymous shopper [..]

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!
To anyone with kids of any age, here’s some advice.  


My grandmother was a foodie of sorts. Growing up in Lodz, Poland in the early 20thcentury didn’t mean your tummy was always full.
When she immigrated to Canada, she appreciated the variety and abundance of food that today we take for granted. She relished in making her own noodles from scratch and baking unbelievable treats. [..]

Our first house in Toronto was in North Toronto, on a very family oriented street.  My 2 year old had no friends in the neighbourhood–in those days your children’s friends depended on who your nanny chose to befriend quite frankly. (I hope that is changing by the way!)
When I discovered that we were surrounded by [..]

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