That’s not weird, right?


Well, join us at one of their kitchen islands any weekend and you will know why I want to share. This group of women are four of the best people I know. They are kindness, compassion, encouragement, love, support, and happiness, all rolled into one…well, four to be more accurate.


They are each incredibly successful…one revolutionized the horse racing business, re-establishing harness racing in Ontario after a near government shutdown, she was the first female board member at a major insurance company, and she finds time to put on massive community events to raise money for local charities…one owns a hugely successful travel company and just built her dream home overlooking the lake but still enjoys travelling the world when you can tear her away from her new home, one is an international motivational speaker, owns a huge occupational health consulting company, working with top 500 fortune companies and employs hundreds of people across Canada, and the other is a soon-to-be CPA, a wiz with numbers, working with multi-million dollars budgets, and all while raising their kids!


I owe most of my parenting and business success to each of them as they encouraged me along the way, gave me a kick in the butt when I wasn’t moving forward, helped me up when I fell, hugged me when the day was too hard to handle alone, loved me unconditionally no matter what I did…and never judged me, not for one second!


Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it?


Now, don’t get me wrong, we weren’t always friends. When we were growing up, we had our fair share of arguments, screaming matches, and sometimes fist fights.


As a parent I want peace ALWAYS in the home, but I have to be reminded that sometimes sibling arguments are necessary in order for kids to figure out how to make-up, get-along, and resolve their problems…on their own. I respect my mom for letting us do this…although we never wanted her to know we were fighting, I am sure she knew exactly what was happening, and she left us to work it out.


It is hard for me to accept that our kids can work out their problems on their own…but, I think I don’t give our kids enough credit. (I should make a note here that not all sibling arguments are good arguments…some would border bullying and continued aggression, which is not good for anyone, and in these cases a parent should probably step in.)


But even as a child, I knew that if we didn’t agree, I could always count on each and every one of my sisters. And this carried through to adulthood and even grew stronger each day. My mom had the right idea and I need to let go a bit and help my kids work out their problems so they can grow to resolve their arguments and be best friends with their siblings!


My sisters and I have been through a lot together, and without a doubt, they are my biggest supporters.


Let me loan you my sisters if you need someone to have your back today, if you need a little encouragement or a lot of support, if you find yourself feeling isolated and alone, if you don’t have anyone else to turn to. Let me share my sisters with you!


I began sending out “YOU GOT THIS – daily encouragement” emails to mirror exactly what my sisters would say to me…it didn’t feel right to keep them all to myself.


They are always full of love and support (and fun) and I wanted you to have that too.


Click here to join our family …allow me to loan you my sweet sisters, and feel our combined love and encouragement each day.


No matter where you live, where you work, or how old your children are, these messages are intended to be a little nugget of love to you…from us!




P.S.  We don’t always look this this…it was a bad hair day for me:)


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 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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