Alyson Schafer

6 Biggest Sleep Training Mistakes Parents Make

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Every parent of a newborn begs for the time when they can train his or her baby to sleep through the night. Yes, babies wake frequently to feed, and w...

This Is What Happens When The Second Baby Arrives

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Kate's delivery date is fast approaching. That means the royal couple's first child, George, is about to be (pardon the pun) dethroned. Not from his s...

5 Things All Parents Need To Stop Doing Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Sometimes our habits can hinder the learning and growth of our children, without us even realizing it. Below are five things all moms and dads need to...

SavvyMom Roundup: Remembering Sandy Hook

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada
Minnow Hamilton

I planned to write about Christmas today. Specifically, what I want for Christmas. But it doesn't seem right when that's not at all what caught my attention this week. What's in my head and my heart, on my Facebook feed and Twitter stream, in my inbox and in so many conversations I have had is the horrors and devastation from the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of last Friday.

How Amanda Todd Affected Mothers

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I don't really want to mention the horrifying tragedy of Amanda Todd's story, but I will because teen suicide and cyberbullying has to stop. These difficult issues have taken the mom media by storm lately, prompting discussion on how we can all help -- are legislative changes required or will more basic community changes make a difference

Teach Your Kids About Giving And Charity When They're Young

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

As we go about our busy days -- fretting about deadlines, school lunches, car payments and credit card bills -- it can be difficult to make charity a ...

Is Your Child Being Bullied Because Of Their Lunch?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living

Your child opens up his lunchbox and takes out the food you so lovingly pulled together that morning. It's chana masala or falafel or pork buns or kim...