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Maria Lianos-Carbone is publisher and editor of, an online lifestyle and parenting magazine for women. Follower her on Twitter.

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Dear New Mama With the Baby Blues

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Dear New Mama,

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. The moment you've been anticipating for more than nine months of cravings, nausea, stretch marks, cankles, ultrasounds, listening to heartbeats, feeling baby kicks, nursery preparations, breathing, and a roller coaster of emotions has finally arrived...Now what?

Oh the joys of...

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I'll Admit It: I'm Addicted to Awards Shows

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 11:15 AM

The award season is upon us -- the People's Choice Awards, the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG Awards. One swanky, posh and expensive award show after another.

Who is wearing what? Best dressed list and worst dressed lists will flood headlines the following mornings, people will anticipate whether a wardrobe...

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How Does the Canadian Film Industry Measure Up?

(7) Comments | Posted September 15, 2012 | 7:27 AM

With the Toronto International Film Festival taking over the city, I can't help but think about the state of the Canadian film industry.

Film Director Patricia Rozema recently wrote a fabulous post about what the Canadian Film industry needs.

It's wonderful to see amazing Canadian films at TIFF...

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What's A Penis? And Other Questions Your Young One Might Ask...

(6) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Oh birds and the bees... when the kids start asking questions about sexuality, how do you respond?

How much or how little does a parent actually explain to their younger kids when they're asked the more challenging questions?

After researching what the experts have to say about some of...

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Whitney is Latest Poster Girl for Overdose Epidemic

(7) Comments | Posted March 10, 2012 | 10:53 PM

With Whitney Houston's death still fresh for many who loved her, it's also a snapshot of a rising problem -- prescription drug addiction.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled this emerging form of drug abuse a "national epidemic." Prescription drugs are the cause of more deaths...

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Maternity Leave or Work: Postpartum Women's Happiness May Hang in the Balance

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 5:29 PM

If you're a mom, you know that it's a life-changing experience and the postpartum period can be challenging. It's also quite stressful when deciding whether or not to stay home after maternity leave or returning to work.

Now, new research finds that if mothers do the opposite of...

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8 Simple Things to Do on Valentine's Day

(8) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 10:19 PM

It's almost Valentine's Day!

Who cares, right? It's yet another marketing ploy to make us buy more stuff that we don't really need.

It's truly overrated. Mass retail merchandisers move from one holiday to the next... Over the next few days, you'll find men stalking Victoria's Secret mannequins. Women...

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