Attachment Parenting

The Five Reasons I Don't Co-Sleep

Andrea Traynor | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

I've adopted a lot of the attachment parenting principles, but co-sleeping isn't one of them. Unless they're sick or scared -- which of course happens from time to time and they're welcome in our bed -- I just can't do it. And I'm OK with that. So, attack me all you want but here are the top five reasons I don't co-sleep.

Do I Have to Lose Myself to Be a Mother?

Emelia Symington Fedy | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Emelia Symington Fedy

I am trying to understand why my old, cool friends have gotten so high strung and opinionated after becoming parents. In fact they actually seem to be shells of their past selves. With no energy to do yoga, or write or think about creativity or their dreams because now they are intent on micro-managing their child's every interaction. Am I destined to do the same thing?

SavvyMom Roundup: Train Wreck Edition

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. The local news captivated me with football, mayorality disgrace, stolen toys and Justin Bieber's wardrobe malfunctions. All train wrecks.

Ooh La La, Les French Moms Are Just Like Us

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

I think North American women are ready to put up an "arret" sign against the recent barrage of books by French femmes who are writing about how they simply don't allow pregnancy and childbirth to disturb their bodies, their clothing size, or their lifestyle. But now I put deux plus deux together and come up with this: Could it be that the French are (gasp) sort of like us?

Am I Dad Enough?

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

The Mommy Wars flared up again last month in time for Mother's Day, thanks to that insta-infamous Time magazine cover of the pretty blonde provocatively breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old beside the inflammatory headline: "Are You Mom Enough?" It talked about attachment parenting, but mostly in the context of mothers.

Time (Magazine) to Move On

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Even though it feels like old news already, I can't ignore the headline grabbing Time magainze cover controversy. But there was so much more that caught my attention this week -- like cottagedreams.ca, Savvy 'momisms', parties and wall stickers.

Can Breastfeeding Save Time Magazine?

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

When was the last time you discussed Time Magazine around the dinner table? Probably last week, when they published the one with the mother and her older child... breastfeeding (shhh, not so loud). Why did Time run with such a controversial cover story? They need to sell magazines.