family

At home, families face unique struggle

When Annie Riel’s husband returned from his deployment to Afghanistan last year, something had changed.Continue...

When politics come to the dinner table

Family dinners at my household have always been filled with vibrant conversation. Growing up, popular topics included what my brother and I learned at school, complaints about workdays, and drama surrounding social lives. But when I moved home this spring at the beginning of the pandemic and family dinners were reinstated, conversation topics had shifted to more mature subjects.Continue...

The pandemic is forcing us to reconsider how we care for our elderly. We’re better off for it.

As COVID-19 continues to rock old-age homes, it’s time we roll back the clock and re-evaluate the value—and potential inevitability—of the multigenerational family.Continue...

Growing closer to my parents while away at school

University usually marks the first time that teens move away from their home and their parents, and when they really start developing into independent young adults.Continue...

Learning about my grandfather’s heroic life taught me the power of storytelling

I will never meet my grandfather. His death in 1978 makes that impossible. But I would be grossly mistaken—and I was—to think that means I’d never have a relationship with him.Continue...

Navigating my long-distance relationship with my brother

When students returned to Queen’s for the new school year, everyone fell back into familiar Kingston routines.Continue...

Thank You Letter: My attentive parents

As I approach the end of my university degree, I’m constantly filled with a huge sense of accomplishment.Continue...

Bringing my family’s hopes, dreams and fears with me to Queen’s

When I stepped onto my first university campus in 2016, my family came with me and never truly left.Continue...

Watching my brother fight a life-threatening illness

For three and a half years, I’ve watched my little brother miss out on high school friendships, relationships, and work opportunities, all due to a crippling and life-threatening illness.Continue...

The Nutcracker’s reluctant biggest fan

Every holiday season, thousands of eager Canadians swarm downtown Toronto to witness the unique Christmastime magic that is The National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker .Continue...

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