Helping you create your own close-knit modern family and village in a busy, lonely world

 

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I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family

Val with her family village The Nuclear Family Sucks! Here is Why, and What You Can Do About It. (if you’d rather listen to me talk about this blog post on my podcast, here it is!)   Let’s look at what family means under a dictionary...

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Basketball

I hear that many people look back on their elementary school gym classes with fondness. Me. Not so much. My emotional experience of gym class ranged between mildly awkward to extremely humiliating. Three times each week, I loathed how my school day, that is the part...

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That God-Damned Trudeau

Dad, always left-leaning politically, was probably progressive in a way that was ahead of his time. He and my uncles would always bet a bottle of booze as to which of their favourite political parties would win each federal or provincial election. My Dad would always...

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Watching Movies With Elma

Mom said she was diagnosed with Saint Vitus Dance (or Sydenham’s Chorea) as a child. Saint Vitus Dance comes from a childhood infection often brought on by rheumatic fever. Although Saint Vitus Dance most often resolves by the time people reach adulthood, Mom...

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Because Being Kind Grows:

I am embarrassed to say that I have not always been kind. I have been that person at the other end of the phone with a customer service representative (my cell phone company, cable provider, or what have you) and became not only unkind but rude or abusive. I have, in...

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I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family

Val with her family village The Nuclear Family Sucks! Here is Why, and What You Can Do About It. (if you’d rather listen to me talk about this blog post on my podcast, here it is!)   Let’s look at what family means under a dictionary...

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Who’s Val?

I am Val Hemminger. It is my mission to help you create your own family village. Many of us live busy lives and yet in a world that is increasingly lonely. I want to help you connect with those you live with and love. I am here to help you create new friendships and family connections not necessarily based upon biology.

Our ancestors thrived because they lived in extended family groups, tribes, and communities. They did not flourish while living in small, individual, little nuclear family pods. Yet, this massive constructed error is how many of us live today a lot of the time.

I was adopted and raised by Elma and Julius Hemminger. Our life together shaped how I interact with my family and friends, and run my business too.  To read more about me, click here.