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Children

The real cost of raising kids

Posted April 15, 2015 by Mark Brown

The updated figures might surprise you

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Family

Anti-Vaxx Mom Changes Her Stance After Her 7 Kids Get Whopping Cough

Posted April 15, 2015 by Anonymous

In recent months, the vaccination debate has really heated up. But now, in an interesting twist, a Canadian mom’s story is going viral after she publicly announced that she was abandoning her anti-vaccination stance after her seven children developed whopping […]

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General

Complimentary Kindness: Why My Kid Is A Thank You Machine

Posted April 15, 2015 by Anonymous

Motherhood can feel like a thankless job. You incubate this thing and it makes your belly giant, gives you heartburn and makes you barf all over the place. If you are really lucky, you get to spend ten whole months […]

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How A Tablet Can Help Autistic Children Communicate

Posted April 14, 2015 by Sonya

April is Autism Awareness Month and for many families with children diagnosed within the Autism spectrum, finding ways to learn and communicate effectively is a high priority. There is no cookie-cutter solution; each person diagnosed has their own particular needs […]

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New Intel Security program aims to protect Canadian students from cyberbullying

Posted April 14, 2015 by Elizabeth

New Intel Security program aims to protect Canadian students from cyberbullyingThinking back to my school years I can remember being called many names, and not in good fun.  “Four eyes”, “Frizzle” (my hair is very thick and curly, not straight like the other girls), and “Lizardbreath” were among the top most used.  It upset me, and I didn’t really understand why the other kids were […]

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The Sheer Idiocy of Helicopter Parenting

Posted April 13, 2015 by Ian Welsh

So, we have another case of children not being under constant supervision, some idiot reporting it, and cops treating it seriously: Last month, the two were found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect for allowing their kids, 10-year-old Rafi and 6-year-old Dvora, to walk home alone in December. … The kids had been playing at a park about […]

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Family

Photographer Proves “Strong Is The New Pretty”

Posted April 10, 2015 by Anonymous

Taking pictures of your kids playing in the yard, swimming with their friends and generally goofing around is something all parents do. They are memories we all want to hold on to and photos let us do that. Kate T. […]

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Divorce

The Perks Of Being A Newly Single Mom

Posted April 10, 2015 by Anonymous

One of the things I love about being a single mom is the bond I’ve formed with my kids. Sometimes it feels like it’s just me and them in the world. They know I will always be there for them […]

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Being A Single Mom & Picking Up The Pieces

Posted April 8, 2015 by Anonymous

A fresh set of eyes can be helpful in solving problems. What eyes are fresher than those of a child? My child is a very inspiring problem solver. He sees solutions that I would never even dream of because he […]

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General

Letting Go As Your Kids Grow Up #parenting

Posted April 8, 2015 by Anonymous

Letting go as your kids grow up is a gut wrenching time for many parents and children. For me it has been an extremely difficult struggle. My oldest is turning sixteen this year, and many changes have occurred over the past several years that have changed the dynamic of our relationship. “From the moment he […]

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General

Get Outside Kid!

Posted April 7, 2015 by Sara

I’ve had a bit of writers block lately. Maybe it’s the tail end of the winter, and yes, I’ve been hibernating with the Underwoods on House of Cards. Maybe I’ve just been relishing in the peace of life. Will is […]

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Facebook

Mom’s Facebook Post Earns Her Mother Of The Year Award

Posted April 1, 2015 by Anonymous

Recently, it has become a trend to use social media to shame your kids as some form of punishment. Most of the time, the “shaming as punishment” doesn’t seem like the best idea… almost like parents bullying their kids. And […]

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General

No Girls Allowed

Posted April 1, 2015 by Anonymous

“No girls allowed.” That’s what the sign said, propped up against the opening of my son’s makeshift fort. He was curled up in there with his Chromebook, a lamp and a bowl of snacks. He was in his “boy cave”, […]

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Family

New Study Says Quality Time With Kids Means More Than Quantity

Posted March 30, 2015 by Anonymous

In our world of busy schedules, work-life balance and extracurricular activities, a new study can be a comfort for busy mothers everywhere. The study published in April by the Journal of Marriage and Family claims that the amount of time […]

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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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General

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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