A recent soccer game with his young son showed Chris Hunt the importance of helping refugees take root and blossom in their new home.
A family getaway to Montreal began with a series of mini-disasters for writer Chris Hunt and his family, but concluded with magical moments and cherished memories. By the end of the first day of our first Christmas trip, I was […]
Joe Banks remembers his beloved, spirited mother and the joy she derived from “little people.” Children and laughter: two elements of a life lived that my mother, Jacqueline Leclerc Banks, so much embraced that rare are the photos taken over […]
Chris Hunt reflects on how, thanks to fatherhood, he has put his days of reckless behaviour behind him – and learned to buckle up. When I was first hired to write for Ottawa Parenting Times five years ago, I almost […]
Three kids — ages 12 or 13, two boys and a girl — recently rode bikes by our house, laughing and talking. It’s a scene repeated in this city in countless neighbourhoods among boys and girls of a strata of […]
For one memorable family outing, Chris Hunt learned to stop sweating the small things, and embraced a worry-free day with his toddler Ever wonder if, as a parent, you spend more time worrying about the little things at the expense […]
I’m writing this on the day of our 32nd wedding anniversary. It’s not a particularly special year, except it occurred to me this morning, as I kissed my bride, that fewer and fewer of our contemporaries, friends and acquaintances are doing the same. (Marking […]