Marc Lalonde

The Dad Files

After many years at the helm of the West Island Chronicle, this married father to two very active kids aged six and 10 loves to share what it’s like to be a proud and very active parent.

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As the late spring continues on, the amateur hockey season has come to an end, and with that end, comes the end of arena parking lots — at least for now, anyway. As I write these words, I have come to the realization that the front doors of my Dodge Grand Caravan closely resemble that of the…

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Oh, the joys of school break. Those of you out there who have two working parents in the household — most of you, I know — know well that doing the childcare shuffle during school break can sometimes be a little troublesome. Unless you’ve been proactive and signed your kids up for day camp o…

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Many, many people across North America are affected by seasonal depression, and millions more must support loved ones as they battle mood swings throughout the month. Stress levels are at an all-time high and despite humanity’s best efforts to make things easier on itself, we still go into t…

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It is a perfect storm of rhetoric and governmental nonsense that has come home to roost in our house, and our kids are paying the price, unfortunately. I speak, of course, of the ongoing negotiations between the provincial government and its teachers’ unions, who are in the process of hammer…