Tip-toeing in the garden of mothers-in-law

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There is a lovely article in the Huffington Post on becoming a new mother-in-law to your son’s wife. It is sweet, heart-rending and very real.

What’s your advice for new mothers-in- law?  I would love to hear from you so please leave your response in the Reply Box below.

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Welcoming Syrian refugees: with or without the niqab

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Our Syrian friends will soon be with us.  Groups all over the country are working hard to sponsor a refugee family and I am part of one.

I am looking forward to meeting “our” family and helping them to settle in Canada. But that means that I must, and all Canadians must, put aside whatever concerns they may have about the newest members of our family and welcome them with open arms.

In Canada, we recently had a debate about wearing the niqab in citizenship courts and no doubt some of the refugees coming to Canada will be wearing one.  Eighty two percent of Canadians disagree with allowing the niqab to be worn while taking the citizenship oath.

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