Despite coursework that is entirely online this term, my son opted to return to his university campus for the second year of his degree. He is sharing a “house” (read: glorified slum) with 3 other boys and 4 more young people live in the completely separate, second story unit. This year’s education in cleaning, cooking and basically keeping himself alive may actually be more useful than the coursework itself. Among the skills that he has had to acquire is budgeting for groceries etc. I shared this article with him and it appealed to his young sensibilities. He also enjoyed the ad campaign from The Real Canadian Superstore with the tagline, “Shop Like a Mother(source: Canadian Grocer) although that one was arguably more targeted to my generation with its Heart-inspired guitar riff and it’s spotlight on every bad shopping habit that I have.


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