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Dear Everyone: Here’s Why I Don’t Want To Read Your Crappy Opinions On What Mothers Should Do

Posted March 26, 2015 by Guest Author

Earlier today, Lydia Lovric, a Montreal-based “columnist, talk-radio host, stay-at-home mom,” wrote a scornful response to piece from 2013 about why Sasha Emmons chooses to work outside of the home. Don’t ask me why Lovric is responding to a two year old article, […]

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How to Survive the Grocery Store with a Toddler

Posted March 26, 2015 by Elizabeth

How to Survive the Grocery Store with a Toddler with these great parenting tips and advice!  As a parent, you learn to dread those trips to the grocery store. First you have to bundle up the kids, make the drive to the store, and then find a way to get everything on your shopping list while keeping your children in line. A trip to the grocery store is especially hard […]

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Made From Scratch Vs. Out Of The Box

Posted March 25, 2015 by Anonymous

I think all kids are a bit weird about food. Mine was particularly weird about food the other day. He asked me where black toast comes from. I told him that’s what happens when you burn breakfast. It was a […]

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Mom’s Bikini Pic Is The Real Way To Break The Internet

Posted March 24, 2015 by Anonymous

We all remember Kim K’s infamous Paper Magazine cover in which she set out to “break the internet”, effectively making breaking the internet a thing. Kim is a mom and we are all for moms flaunting what they got. But […]

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Education

SATs? Scholarships? What You Need To Know About U.S. Colleges

Posted March 24, 2015 by Sonya

We sometimes joke around about our kids one day going to Harvard, that’s the dream isn’t it? But then we really started to think if something like that is really a possibility for Canadians? How do you go about it? […]

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Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

Posted March 24, 2015 by Elizabeth

Tips for traveling with a toddler whether you are going on a road trip or taking your toddler flying on a plane.    Taking a family vacation? If you plan to travel with your toddler, you’ll need to do a lot of planning in order to have a successful trip. Although it can be a little difficult at times, it is possible! These tips will help you survive traveling with toddlers.   Take Breaks If you’re […]

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Why I Let My Child Make Mistakes

Posted March 23, 2015 by Elizabeth

Why I let my child make mistakes (and why every parent should too!) this is a parenting topic you must read!  One of the best parts of parenting is having the opportunity to watch your child learn and grow. You get to celebrate such milestones as their first tooth, first word, and first steps. As your child gets older, you get to experience their wonderful imaginations as they pretend that they’re battling dragons or sailing […]

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Family

The importance of Family Time (a guest post)

Posted March 19, 2015 by andrea tomkins

Hello Fishies! I’m doing something new at the Fishbowl this week. I’ve asked each of my amazing Fishbowl patrons to write a post on a topic that is important to the parenting community. This one is by Mark Saunders, Director of Fun at Saunders Farm.  – What is the number one thing parents want in life? A) More Money B) More […]

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Why My Kid Is My Life Coach

Posted March 18, 2015 by Anonymous

Some people go to great lengths to find a life coach: someone who really understands and can help focus them to achieve their goals. I feel like I’m at a crossroad in my life and I was thinking I could […]

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Being There

Posted March 18, 2015 by Sara

We have a routine on Tuesday nights. I go to a spinning class for an hour with my girlfriends and one of their husbands, who shall now forever be known as Chef Spaghetti, makes dinner for our kids and then […]

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Have you ever had a pen pal? (a guest post)

Posted March 16, 2015 by andrea tomkins

Hello Fishies! I’m doing something new at the Fishbowl this week. I’ve asked my amazing Fishbowl patrons to write a post on a topic that is important to the parenting community. This one is by Molly van der Schee, owner of The Village Quire. – We live in an age of email, texting, voice mails and Skype. We’ve been […]

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Education

What Happens When Kids Read Mean Tweets?

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

I will be the first to say that I eagerly await the release of a new “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment from The Jimmy Kimmel Show. I find it funny, and I know it is 100% mean-spirited. I would personally […]

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Family

Given The Choice

Posted March 12, 2015 by Sara

Before I had Will, there were a few promises I made to myself about how I wanted to raise him. Now, stop rolling your eyes. These weren’t promises along the lines of ‘my kid is going to be the next […]

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Barbie Joins The World Of Super Heroes

Posted March 12, 2015 by Sonya

Big news coming out of Mattel: Barbie’s latest career is going to be…. a Super Hero! For the first time in Barbie’s 56-years, the iconic doll is declaring the year to “Be Super” and inviting kids to celebrate their own […]

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Entertainment

Kids Are Becoming Narcissists & It’s All Our Fault

Posted March 12, 2015 by Anonymous

Not only are we making our kids materialistic, it seems we may also be turning them into narcissists. (Geeze, can’t we get anything right?!) A new study published in the journal PNAS found a direct correlation between narcissism in children […]

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Family

Are We Raising A Generation Of Materialists?

Posted March 11, 2015 by Anonymous

Giving your child an “I love you” gift maybe doing a lot more harm than good. According to a recent study published by the Journal of Consumer Research, parents who use material possessions as gestures of love are potentially raising a […]

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Grocery Shopping Alone: How Parenting Has Changed Me

Posted March 11, 2015 by Anonymous

The evidence was staring me right in the face. Parenting has changed me. It’s not just that I can’t respond to a question with “Everything is awesome” without getting that stupid song stuck in my head. Under “Things Mom Likes […]

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What Are Your Kids Up To On Social Media?

Posted March 10, 2015 by Sonya

Back in the summer last fall I was introduced to a new app called VISR. It’s an app designed to help families keep a respectful eye on their kids’ social media usage. I know what you’re thinking… there are lots […]

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Get Ready Moms: The Baby Show Is Coming

Posted March 9, 2015 by Anonymous

Are you trying to get pregnant? Are you already expecting? Or maybe you’re a brand new mom? If you’re in Ottawa or the GTA, then The Baby Show is where you want to be this March! On March 21-22nd the Baby Show and over […]

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Feminism

A Decent Girl

Posted March 6, 2015 by Kath

My fourteen-year-old daughter came home from school one day this week and sighed. “Rough day?”  I asked. “Everyone was making fun of me because I said I was a feminist.” My first emotions were pride and relief. Well, I must’ve […]

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Hoarders: The Pediatric Edition

Posted March 4, 2015 by Anonymous

It is a scientific fact that you can tell your child 500 times to clean his room and he will not hear you, but he will definitely hear the crinkle of a bag of potato chips opened surreptitiously after bedtime. […]

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Family

Discussing Dinner, Dessert & Danette With The Mulroneys

Posted March 4, 2015 by Anonymous

All around Wonder Woman Jessica Mulroney (she works for Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay  is the co-founder of the not-for-profit Shoebox Project) and her husband (and E-Talk host) Ben, have their hands full with their three adorable kids: fraternal twins Brian […]

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The Science Behind Smell, Touch & Bath Time For Baby

Posted March 3, 2015 by Sonya

We know that in parenting—and in life—we need to be mindful in everything we do. Put away the mobile devices. Turn off the screen and spend quality time with our kids. We’ve heard it all before and we try our […]

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The Funniest Parenting Tweets: Dad Edition

Posted February 26, 2015 by Anonymous

Parenting isn’t always graceful. At some point, parents stop being polite and start getting real. However, instead of having their lives taped, they take to Twitter to air out their feelings about their tiny little permanent roommates. Here are some […]

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Where’s My Mother Of The Year Award?

Posted February 25, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s award show season and I’m just a teeny bit fed up of the red carpet. Maybe I’m just jealous because mine is only red in splotches from fruit punch. Maybe I’m waiting on my Mother of the Year award, […]

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Kim Kardashian’s Motherhood Post Sparks Controversy

Posted February 23, 2015 by Anonymous

Just a couple of days before her husband Kanye West confirmed that 17-year-old Kylie Jenner is dating 25-year-old Tyga, Kim Kardashian made her own questionable statement on social media. Kim posted a popular meme on her both Instagram and Twitter accounts, […]

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Family

Seeing The Light

Posted February 18, 2015 by Sara

We had a difficult Fall if you remember me writing about it. I didn’t recognize my kid much. He was aggressive at school, weepy at home and generally just out of sorts. Since then, I’ve moved him to a younger before […]

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Mom For Hire: My Mommy Resume

Posted February 18, 2015 by Anonymous

I have been working for the same organization for the last ten years, so I haven’t spent a lot of time creating resumes. I wondered aloud about what I would put on my mommy resume to showcase the many skills I […]

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Growing A Child Freaked Me Out!

Posted February 12, 2015 by Sara

There are a few things in this life that I struggle to wrap my head around. First off, thinking about dying and having the world go on without me. I don’t mean this in a ‘I’m the King of the […]

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OMG: My Kid Can Drive Now?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Kath

So, a few days ago this happened: Yes, that is my daughter. Yes, that is a learner’s permit in her hand. And—because we live in Alberta—yes: she is behind the wheel at fourteen. Legally. And since last Friday (when she […]

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Terrorist Negotiations And Spaghetti Squash

Posted February 11, 2015 by Anonymous

Not negotiating with terrorists seemed reasonable until I went and had a baby. As an infant, my son would hold hostage my bedtime. His witching hour was around 2 am, which gave me the illusion of a dilemma between watching […]

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She Lies To Me: A Parenting Anthem

Posted February 4, 2015 by Anonymous

Sometimes I think about what the soundtrack of my parenting. I admit that some days it would be that 54-40 hit, She Lies To Me. I always swore that I would never lie to my children. My parents lied to […]

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Fashion

Leggings SHOULD Be Pants (A Feminist Rallying Cry)

Posted January 29, 2015 by Kath

Leggings are not pants! It seems to be the rallying cry of a generation (mine), aimed at younger generations (including my daughters’). To be totally honest, most of the time I just ignore it as so much irrelevant internet noise […]

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My Child, Expert Curator Of Embarrassment

Posted January 28, 2015 by Anonymous

As consumers of technology we are used to having information curated for us based on our preferences and browsing history. This ensures the most relevant products and articles are made available. My child is a curator of sorts himself. Normally, […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned Today

Posted January 28, 2015 by Sara

This morning, Will taught me a couple things and I had an ‘a-ha’ parenting moment. I thought I’d take a minute to share because any one of these things could prove useful to you as you start your day. 1. […]

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Family

How To Create A Better Bedtime Routine

Posted January 22, 2015 by Sonya

Most of us have experienced the struggles of going to bed with our little ones. We know how important creating a a bedtime routine is; it’s a routine that helps kids, and us, wind down the day. Each child and […]

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The Surviving Parent

Posted January 21, 2015 by Sara

Want to know my current pet peeve? I mean besides the dude that moves me out of my swimming lane every morning? (Yes – I’m talking to you guy in the bad speedo and earplugs!). Parenting labels. PARENTING LABELS! Helicopter; […]

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Friends

Why I’m Thankful For Vomit

Posted January 21, 2015 by Anonymous

Being a mom is an awful lot like being a house mother at a frat house, I imagine. Your charges sleep a lot, they watch mindless television and they throw up in the most random locations. My child is in […]

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Family

How To Help Your Daughter Deal With Mean Girls

Posted January 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie Bullies, just like the trauma they inflict, come in all shapes and sizes. Mean girls are a tough breed particularly among elementary school age children, who are gaining social independence and trying on new identities. Insecurity […]

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Divorce

How To Become A Real Life Evil Step Mother

Posted January 16, 2015 by Anonymous

And we thought Cinderella and Snow White had it bad. Katrina Simmons is a stay-at-home mother of three who also has three step children who split their time between their home with their father and Simmons and their biological mother’s […]

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