Parenting & Relationships
 

January 19, 2021

 

The Globe has launched a Craft Club! Every second week, feature writer Jana G. Pruden will host a livestreamed event with a special guest teaching her a new skill. Learn to make ricotta cheese (and homemade crackers!) next Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. ET, and on Feb. 2 we’ll tackle soap making. Join our Facebook group for updates and discussion, find a list of supplies needed for the cheese class and watch the events live at tgam.ca/craftclub.

In this week’s newsletter we have inspiring stories of seniors making the most of life with new adventures, tips on how to plan ahead so you’re not bored in retirement and an ode to the community that's created by school drop-offs.

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Craft Club
 
Globe Craft Club: Beat the winter blahs and get creative with our new series of livestreamed classes
 

Illustration by Ashley Wong

Globe Craft Club: Beat the winter blahs and get creative with our new series of livestreamed classes
 

Jana G. Pruden

 
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Senior life
 
Could I really play 70 different sports the year I turned 70?
 

Illustration by Chelsea Charles

Could I really play 70 different sports the year I turned 70?
 

Garry Moir

 
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SUP, treetop trekking, bungee swing: I’m embracing 80 with new adventures
 

Illustration by Drew Shannon

SUP, treetop trekking, bungee swing: I’m embracing 80 with new adventures
 

Anne Dalziel Patton

 
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How I taught my 90-year-old dad how mindfulness works
 

Illustration by April Dela Noche Milne

How I taught my 90-year-old dad how mindfulness works
 

Heidi Smith

 
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A tattoo for turning 80? Was Mom a little too independent?
 

Illustration by Wenting Li

A tattoo for turning 80? Was Mom a little too independent?
 

Mark Angus Hamlin

 
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A Fitbit keeps my 90-something mom motivated and moving
 

Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick

A Fitbit keeps my 90-something mom motivated and moving
 

M. Joyce White

 
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The memoir project: How a Quebec woman is trying to preserve a generation’s history endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic
 

Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

The memoir project: How a Quebec woman is trying to preserve a generation’s history endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic
 

Eric Andrew-Gee

 
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Relationships
 
How do you stay friends if you’re the only one who calls?
 

Russell Boyce/Reuters

  How do you stay friends if you’re the only one who calls?
 

David Eddie

 
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COVID-19 pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests
 

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

COVID-19 pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests
 

Jordan Press

 
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Parenting
 
Dropping my kids off at school has become the heart of my social life. I can’t wait until I can do it again
 

Taehoon Kim/The Globe and Mail

Dropping my kids off at school has become the heart of my social life. I can’t wait until I can do it again
 

David Sax

 
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First Person
 
Wonky online chats with a 2-year-old keep me sane during the pandemic
 

Illustration by Chanelle Nibbelink

Wonky online chats with a 2-year-old keep me sane during the pandemic
 

Harleen Toor

 
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I am the custodian of an ancient Sri Lankan name (but it’s too long for most of you)
 

Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick

I am the custodian of an ancient Sri Lankan name (but it’s too long for most of you)
 

Jasenthu Kankanamge Charith Akalanka Samarasena

 
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What is grief? Alex Trebek’s death had me mourning my dad all over again
 

Illustration by Drew Shannon

What is grief? Alex Trebek’s death had me mourning my dad all over again
 

Mark Jason Williams

 
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Money matters
 
‘The pandemic showed us how boring retirement can be’
 

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  ‘The pandemic showed us how boring retirement can be’
 

Rob Carrick

 
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Workplace life
 
For years, the office was not just the centre of work, but life itself. After COVID-19, let’s change that
 

KIM KYUNG-HOON/Reuters

For years, the office was not just the centre of work, but life itself. After COVID-19, let’s change that
 

Benjamin Leszcz

 
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