In this series, we invited some of our local moms to have photos taken with their moms, and talk to us about their relationship. As we get older, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves caring for our parents as well as our own family.
Local mom and organizer of Vancouver Active Moms, Katharine says she’s owes a lot to her mom. “My mom is a Professor in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology), and a single mother so most of her nuggets of wisdom always surrounded around perseverance — especially while my sister and I were competitively figure skating.”
Katharine says she shrieks when one of her sons surprises her, just like her mom did. “I don’t even want to think about the day my oldest gets his driver’s license and I become my mother in the passenger seat holding onto grab handle bar and putting a hole through the floor boards trying to slam onto my imaginary brakes.”
If you are a senior, it can be challenging just getting around in your home. That’s why the Government of British Columbia offers the Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit. If you’re 65 or older living on your own or with family members, you can qualify for up to $1,000 for improvements that help make your home safer and easier to live in. Connect at GOV.BC.CA to learn about this program and many others. Our opportunity is here.
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.