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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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General

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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General

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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General

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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Family

8 Super Simple Ways to Get Healthy With Your Kids

Posted January 16, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie January—the month of fresh starts and health kicks! Too bad it’s bleak as hell outside and getting out of bed in the morning is about as inspiring as the morning after New Year’s Eve… So, here’s […]

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Motherhood: It All Comes Out In The Wash

Posted January 14, 2015 by Anonymous

Laundry day is that awkward transition point between “I have absolutely nothing to wear” and “Where the heck am I supposed to put all this stuff?” It’s the one day of the week… month… year that hot yoga shorts or […]

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Art

You know…I’m an artist!

Posted January 12, 2015 by Sara

So many people ask how you go about choosing a sperm donor. It’s simple really, like shopping for a bathing suit in a catalogue. You scan the pictures and see if one captures your eye. When it does, you stop […]

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How Teens Are Using Social Media To Do Good

Posted January 12, 2015 by Sonya

It’s pretty common that we here about stories of kids on social media but for the most part we don’t often see headlines about kids who are on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram for the good! That’s […]

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Entertainment

Photographer Captures Life Of Parents In Amazing Series

Posted January 8, 2015 by Anonymous

Thanks to Pinterest, Instagram and pro iPhone photographers all over the world, we are often presented with idyllic versions of parenthood that leave us wondering why, oh why, is Junior having a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store? […]

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Family

5 Great New Year’s Resolutions For Families

Posted January 7, 2015 by Anonymous

After a hectic holiday season, January 1—the holiest of resolution-making days—can sneak up on us before we’ve had a chance to reflect on what we’d like to see happen in the year ahead. But there’s still plenty of time to […]

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Samsung Aims To Help Families Living With Autism With “Look at Me” Project

Posted January 6, 2015 by Sonya

For families living with autism, connecting with children can sometimes be challenging. On top of daily routines, occasions like the holiday season or getting ready for birthday party can be overwhelming for some. With these families in mind, a new […]

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Books

Book Review: Big Little Lies By Liane Moriarty

Posted January 2, 2015 by Anonymous

I’m not much of a Hollywood Star gazer, but I have to say that I kind of love Jennifer Garner. My admiration of her has nothing to do with her acting ability (although I hear that she’s quite talented), and […]

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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

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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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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