Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone . . . --Dumbledore to Harry

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How To Make A Dinner Party For Tired, Hungry, Busy People

  Too busy to read? Listen to the podcast instead!     Welcome home!   The potluck dinner! This is how tired, hungry, lazy dinner parties are done nowadays, and it’s one of my favourite ways to get together with friends and family. Potluck suppers were popular when I...

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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.

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