I posted this on Facebook recently, shared from a friend, who shared it from another friend so I really don’t know who to give credit to, but I felt that it deserved acknowledgement for helping me realize the truth and importance in the message.

I am a hugger – hello, my name is Jennifer, and I am a hugger!  I hug my kids before they head down the lane to catch the bus to school, I hug my husband before he heads out the door to work each morning, I hug my kids as soon as they walk in the door after school, I hug them throughout the evening just because, and I hug them as I tuck them in at night.

I love giving hugs, but I love getting them even more.  You know the kind of hug I am talking about – when you can tell the person giving it is giving it with all their love and strength.

My daughter Calli, age 16, has an amazing hug.  This post instantly made me think of her hugs and the power that they hold.  I am not sure she knows it, and frankly I don’t think she reads my posts, but maybe someday she will.  Her hug has magical healing powers that seem to make everything all better.

If I could bottle up her healing hugs, I would…or maybe I could try harder to give hugs just like it!

If you are reading this, I am sending you a magical Calli hug right now!

Until next time,

Jennifer (O)


Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc. My business story started a way back in 2001... …after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions. The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources. The Parentguide.ca website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me. I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do! I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!! Jennifer -  Mom and Publisher

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