Hello Readers!

Thank you for picking up the latest issue of Family Matters Magazine.
It is always a pleasure making connections in this unique community, and then bringing it all together to present it in this format for you, the readers. We have some new contributing businesses this issue, and I am so honoured to be working with them. As well as our contributors in print, we also have even more businesses and contributors who are featured on our website; check them out at www.familymattersmagazine.ca!

Our Family Matters

There are lots of new things happening around here. I’ve heard so much and spoken so much about the sandwich generation. I can tell you now, that I am living smack dab in the middle of it. Like many of you, my aging parents are starting to need us more and more. We have made the decision to have them live here with us. We are thrilled to be able to help them, and are looking forward to our kids having the opportunity to get to know them in a different dynamic. It’s definitely an adjustment for all of us, especially for my parents; it has me thinking about my own future, and what it will hold for me and my husband. I am incredibly proud and grateful for my children and husband, who have been so openminded about the changes, and have stepped up to the plate in every area imaginable. It’s difficult to imagine ourselves aging and needed support.
However, the way our family has come together during this transitional period has me optimistic that when my time comes, I will never have to worry about my children looking after me. I wish you and your family an abundance of health, happiness, and prosperity in 2019. I look forward to connecting with you in the community.