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Cartoons

Cartoons For Kids Are More Violent Than Adult Dramas

Posted December 18, 2014 by Guest Author

Nemo. Bambie. Tarzan. These are just a few of the characters whose parents come to a violent end in top animated children’s films. A study published in the British Medical Journal’s special Christmas issue this week found that two-thirds of […]

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General

Missing Naps & Car Keys While Always Running Late

Posted December 17, 2014 by Anonymous

The day my child was born, I noticed he looked vaguely like a turtle. He had a round little face on a poky little neck. That resemblance was later reflected in his approach to punctuality. Through the process of learning […]

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Discrimination

Tim Hortons Allegedly Refuses To Hire Woman…Because She’s A MOM

Posted December 16, 2014 by Anonymous

A mother from Montreal is fighting back against coffee giant Tim Hortons after they allegedly refused to hire her after they found out she had children. According to Global News, the incident happened back in August 2012 when Jennifer Byrnes applied […]

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General

How to Dress Baby for Holiday Parties

Posted December 16, 2014 by Elizabeth

How to Dress Baby for Holiday Parties  When I found out I was having a girl the first time I was thrilled at the thought of all the pretty little dresses and outfits.  I dreamed about changing her outfit a thousand times a day just for the fun of it.  Reality of course was that while I did change her outfit […]

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General

The L Word

Posted December 15, 2014 by Sara

On Sunday we went up to Uxbridge to see Santa on the Santa Train. On longer car rides, things tend to go one of three ways: A. He crashes out and I can silently sing along to Meatloaf’s Bat Out […]

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General

Some Days Are Tougher Than Others

Posted December 11, 2014 by Sara

Sometimes it’s hard to do this by myself. Sometimes, most of the time, I can’t imagine doing this parenting thing with another person. Relinquishing control would be too hard on me. Sometimes I’m grateful to not have a relationship on […]

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Entertainment

Why Did Eva Mendes Keep Her Pregnancy Private?

Posted November 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Eva Mendes breaks her silence! Two months after welcoming her baby girl with partner Ryan Gosling, Mendes finally opens up on what it’s like to be a new mom to daughter Esmeralda Amada and why she decided to keep her […]

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General

The Sensitive Child

Posted November 24, 2014 by Sara

We’ve had a tough spell around here lately. My happy-go-lucky boy has been replaced with a sullen, weepy kid at home and an aggressive, grumpy kid at school. Tales from school were all filled with ‘who picked on me’ and […]

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Entertainment

Hiker Calls Police On Charlize Theron’s Tantruming Child

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Tantrums are quite common amongst young children, no? I mean, it’s almost expected to happen especially when things don’t go their way. They cry and scream in obnoxious volumes but wait a couple minutes and fingers-crossed, it’s all over. But […]

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Education

Tips From A Tutor: Helping Your Kids With Homework

Posted November 13, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Natalie Ast For a few years, in between graduating from University and moving on to law school, I was a tutor in Toronto for French Immersion and English students. I had the chance to work with a variety […]

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General

The Life Lesson Class Is In!

Posted November 11, 2014 by Sara

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m constantly amazed by the stuff that comes out of Will’s mouth. My #1 wish is that I could take a peek inside of there and see what is driving that little […]

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Family

Boredom-Proof November Bucket List For Families

Posted November 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie Halloween may be over, but the fun of fall doesn’t have to be. In November, the weather is ideal for bundling up and setting off on a hike, picnic, or if you never got around to […]

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General

Shopper Punched After Telling Mom To Calm Her Child Down

Posted November 7, 2014 by Anonymous

We see children have public tantrums all the time. They scream, cry and sometimes hit anything within arm’s length. Sure, as a bystander it can get pretty annoying, but is it ever so bad that you feel you need to […]

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Facebook

An Instagram Guide For Parents

Posted November 5, 2014 by Sonya

I love Instagram; all the visual inspirations from “igers” (short form for Instagrammers) and it’s a simple way to catch up with what some of my friends are doing, it’s perfect. It’s fun and I know that kids are definitely […]

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General

He’s No Bully! Or Is He?

Posted November 3, 2014 by Sara

Tomorrow night is a bullying awareness night at Will’s school. I wouldn’t miss it. I’ll be honest…last Tuesday, I skipped pumpkin carving night and sent him with a sitter so I could go to spin class. But this Tuesday? My […]

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Gay

On Accepting Your Children For Who They Are

Posted October 31, 2014 by Guest Author

Trigger warning: this piece contains abuse details that are very upsetting. Well, here’s a heartbreaking tale. A Southern California couple has pled guilty to beating an eight-year-old boy to death because they thought he was gay. Here are the facts: […]

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General

Talking To Your Son About Personal Grooming: A How To

Posted October 29, 2014 by Anonymous

There are those conversations that every parent eventually has to have with their kids that can sometimes feel cringe-worthy. The birds and the bees, personal hygiene… we know they are 100% necessary but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to […]

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General

The Balancing Act

Posted October 17, 2014 by Sara

I’ve written before about my issues with mornings in our house. Put it this way, if I won a kabillion dollars, the first thing I would buy is a house elf to look after mornings in our house. Just a […]

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Canada

Living With A Teen Is Hard…

Posted October 7, 2014 by Sonya

But living without one is harder. This statement stopped me in my tracks. This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 youth in Canada, and in tragic instances, may lead to suicidal thoughts […]

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General

3 Ways To Save For Your Child’s Future Right Now

Posted October 6, 2014 by Guest Author

It’s hard to imagine that your adorable little one, with those tiny hands and high-pitched squeals, will ever be a full-fledged grownup. Although it feels far away, any seasoned parent will tell you that the time flies. While the day-to-day […]

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Education

Why Aren’t Girls Encouraged To Pursue This Career?

Posted October 2, 2014 by Sonya

When you ask girls what they want to be when they grow up we get all sorts of interesting answers. Sure we get mom, teacher, dancer, lawyer, doctor, hairstylist, fashion designer and many other great career options. As parents we […]

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General

Philips Wants To Know: How Do You Have “The Talk”?

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Boys are strange little guys. Some don’t shower, some insist on using a whole bottle of body spray in one day and some will wear that Blue Jays baseball cap no matter the occasion. At some point, parents have to sit…

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General

Teaching The Basics – 3 R’s and Lock-Down

Posted September 24, 2014 by Sara

I still love picking Will up at the end of the day. When he was a baby, it was his big smile that would greet me as he crawled to the gate. When he started to walk, the waddle over […]

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General

#babyrp Steals Instagram Pics Of Kids & It’s Not Okay

Posted September 24, 2014 by Anonymous

I write a lot about social media and my love of Instagram, but I rarely discuss our children’s roles on these social media accounts. As parents, it is hard for us to not want to share the adorable pictures we take […]

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General

Strict Parenting May Be Negatively Affecting Kids

Posted September 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Do you define yourself as a “Tiger Mom”? A new study says that you may be negatively affecting your child’s self-esteem and adjustment in the classroom. A survey of 589 middle and high school students in Hangzhou, China found that […]

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Education

Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Sonya

By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]

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General

Attention Moms & Moms-To-Be: The Baby Show Comes To Toronto!

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a new mom living in the Greater Toronto Area? The Baby Show is where you want to be September 27-28th at the Direct Energy Centre. Everything related to pregnancy, babies and toddlers […]

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General

Attention Moms & Moms-To-Be: The Baby Show Comes To Toronto!

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a new mom living in the Greater Toronto Area? The Baby Show is where you want to be September 27-28th at the Direct Energy Centre. Everything related to pregnancy, babies and toddlers […]

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Football

You Can’t Beat Your Child And Still Be A “Good Guy”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of NFL Vikings star Adrian Peterson and his admitted abuse of his four-year-old son. Most of the stories I have read begin from Peterson’s own childhood and how his parent’s chose to raise him. […]

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Football

You Can’t Beat Your Child And Still Be A “Good Guy”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of NFL Vikings star Adrian Peterson and his admitted abuse of his four-year-old son. Most of the stories I have read begin from Peterson’s own childhood and how his parent’s chose to raise him. […]

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Children

Ten Politically Incorrect Parenting Tips From Reddit Users

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Interesting advice from Reddit Parenting users that parenting experts won’t give you. Disclaimer: UrbanMoms does not endorse the views expressed by Reddit users, and is simply sharing comments with readers. Reddit Parenting users came up with some interesting and unconventional […]

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Children

Ten Politically Incorrect Parenting Tips From Reddit Users

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Interesting advice from Reddit Parenting users that parenting experts won’t give you. Disclaimer: UrbanMoms does not endorse the views expressed by Reddit users, and is simply sharing comments with readers. Reddit Parenting users came up with some interesting and unconventional […]

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General

Coronation Street: Examining the Usual (ADHD) Suspects

Posted September 12, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

I’ve been asked by readers to follow up on the ever-evolving Coronation Street plot featuring 7 (or 8, depending on the source) year-old Max as a potential candidate for the dreaded ADHD diagnosis. So here’s the promised update (as of the Canadian programming schedule; further episodes have aired elsewhere and, spoiler alert, it looks like […]

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General

This Dad Has Been Labeled A Child Pornographer

Posted September 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media, it can be a real b***h. You post something to the web, it is sent out into the world and you have no way to know how it will be interpreted, distorted or exploited. Wyatt Neumann experienced this […]

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General

This Dad Has Been Labelled A Child Pornographer

Posted September 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media, it can be a real b***h. You post something to the web, it is sent out into the world and you have no way to know how it will be interpreted, distorted or exploited. Wyatt Neumann experienced this […]

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General

Babysitter Locks Herself On Balcony After Being Attacked By Child

Posted September 11, 2014 by Anonymous

And today in the strangest news you’ve heard all day. A babysitter in Victoria, BC called the police on Monday after the small child she was watching allegedly kicked and tried to strangle her. Say what? The babysitter, who is […]

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General

Babysitter Locks Herself On Balcony After Being Attacked By Child

Posted September 11, 2014 by Anonymous

And today in the strangest news you’ve heard all day. A babysitter in Victoria, BC called the police on Monday after the small child she was watching allegedly kicked and tried to strangle her. Say what? The babysitter, who is […]

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Facebook

“Help A Friend In Need” Launches On World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted September 10, 2014 by Sonya

This morning, Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone introduced Help A Friend In Need, a new resource that provides tips to help youth ages 15 to 20 identify potential warning signs of suicide on online activity. According to Facebook, […]

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Facebook

“Help A Friend In Need” Launches On World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted September 10, 2014 by Sonya

This morning, Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone introduced Help A Friend In Need, a new resource that provides tips to help youth ages 15 to 20 identify potential warning signs of suicide on online activity. According to Facebook, […]

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Family

Single Mom Is Pregnant Again At 51 & Good For Her

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

I believe that all women have the right to make whatever decisions they choose to make when it comes to their bodies. Reproduction in its many shapes and forms, is something that women have the right to choose at any […]

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