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The Gross Things Only a Parent Can Appreciate

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada
Naomi Elana Zener

In life, we get to experience so many firsts, which we look forward to with unbridled anticipation, wondering when they will happen. Our first crush. ...

How to Start a Great Breastfeeding Relationship With Your Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

I often tell patients that breastfeeding was the most challenging thing I have ever done. Starting out right ensures that breastfeeding is a pleasant experience for you and your baby. But at the end of the day, if you can make it work, it will be immeasurably valuable for both of you.

How To Tell Your Stories In a Meaningful and Memorable Way

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

This may sound a bit structured, but it will help family and friends who don't see you that often to understand the event and how your special occasion unfolded. If you are combining written content with photos or a video. Try to keep the number of words to seven hundred (or less). This seems to be the magic number before people start to drift off when reading online.

Prenatal Stress Causes More Harm to Babies Than We Think

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Last month, it was reported that an Edmonton woman was badly beaten by her spouse. Though the attack put her in the hospital, the police offered a silver lining by stating that her unborn baby, at least, wasn't harmed. Sadly, this claim underestimates the profound effect severe stress can have on children's development in their first years of life, including while they're still in the womb.

A Technique to Help Expectant Mothers Meditate

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

My clients share many of life's events with me, but I'm never more excited than when they share the pending birth of a child. It's an exciting nine months for the parents as we embark on a spiritual journey to keep mommy calm and daddy focused. I always suggest meditating at the onset of the news.

Ten Things You Should Do Before Your Baby Turns One

BabyPost | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

There is a laundry list of things that you need to do for and with your baby in his or her first year of life, and it even includes a lot of actual laundry. Try not to feel overwhelmed by all that there is to do with your little one. Instead try to fit one or two fun activities in each week; test them out and see what works best for you!

Here's Your Baby, Now Where's My Bling?

Iman Sheikh | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Living
Iman Sheikh

The very idea of "push presents" sounds too much like a Sex and the City episode gone wrong. Don't get me wrong; there's a great sentiment behind push presents. If a man does something to recognize the emotional and physical stress of carrying a child of his own volition, it's a lovely gesture. But new mothers shouldn't let a trickle-down trend from Hollywood lead them to expect diamonds and sapphires, and new fathers shouldn't feel pressured into giving them.

Making the Tough Choice on Childcare

masalamommas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Our almost three-year old has started the process of giving up her naps...and it is not pretty. The ongoing lifting and carrying of Syona is also starting to take a toll on my in-laws so we've recently decided that we need some help.

Learning Side by Side: How my 4 Month Old is Teaching Me Russian

Alona Feroze | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Alona Feroze

By exposing my daughter to Russian I am not only granting her an earpiece to eavesdrop on her distant kin I am also moulding her mind to handle learning differently. But it seems as though the only way to steep my child in the Russian language is if we tackle it together.

How I Learned to Stop Logging Time as a New Mom

Alona Feroze | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Alona Feroze

In my three-month tenure of being a mom I have been swallowed whole by a paradox that only a new parent can experience: the simultaneous lack of and abundance of time. I have dubbed this enigma the mom phenomenon.

I'm an Entrepreneur and I Have it All

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

My life has been "busy" and a lot of work for quite some time now, and that's something I don't want to change. I still take the necessary time to unplug and fill myself and my family up, but cannot deny that I also thrive off of creating and growing in business. That will likely always be part of me, even with a new baby at my side. My work is very much tied into what I want to create for my family to benefit from. I have complete respect for the women who grow up with a complete focus on wanting to stay home and raise a family... but for me, part of what I want to represent to my children is showing them that they have the ability to "have it all."

It Should Go Without Saying, But Don't Name Your Baby "Hitler"

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I'm all for uniqueness when it comes to naming a child. After all, no one wants to give their child a name that will be shared by three or more kids in their grade school classroom. That being said, parents still need to consider certain parameters when making a decision that will affect their child for many years to come. Case in point: the poor child incredulously named "Adolph Hitler Campbell."

Children Are More Important Than Your Marriage

Lydia Lovric | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

While it's undoubtedly true that one of the best gifts we can give our children is a happy and loving marriage, it's difficult to wrap one's head around the notion of placing children second. Especially young ones. One would hope that parents could be mature enough to realize that once they have a child, that child should be the first priority.

Seven Ways to Survive Baby's First Christmas

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Like most holiday seasons, many families are planning on multi-generational get-togethers, particularly if there is a "baby's first Christmas" to celebrate. But having a new baby around at Christmas can be as stressful as it is wonderful. Try to keep things nice, and not naughty by following this tips...

Watching the Watchdog: Jimmy Breslin, I Salute You

Tim Knight | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A man I taught to write for TV wins a Pulitzer Prize a while back. This man wins the Pulitzer because be writes about ordinary women and men -- people like you and me -- as if we are the most important people in all the world. The man's name is Jimmy Breslin. He writes a column for the New York Daily News and is all of 82 years old this week.

My First Real Life Big Fat Greek Wedding

Natalie Karneef | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

My husband, Tony, is of Hellenic origin, and although we've been together for six years, this was my first wedding as part of the family. (Our own, with an outdoor ceremony conducted by a Unitarian minister at a maple sugar shack, definitely didn't qualify as Greek.) But there have been lots of other events -- engagement parties and funerals, the dipping of babies in olive oil -- and they all have one thing in common, aside from the abundance of food: half an hour before we leave the house, my husband goes bonkers.

Making Yourself More Fertile -- the Natural Way

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

It's no secret that women today are waiting longer to have children. This naturally decreases the opportunity for spontaneous pregnancy, especially for women in their mid- to late-thirties, leaving many couples seeking treatment for infertility. Fortunately, there are viable, safe, and effective natural options to support and boost your fertility.

Some of the Best Mother's Day Presents Can't Be Bought

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Instead of telling you what gifts you want for this Mother's Day, we thought we would instead show you three of the seventeen gifts you already have! As you open up those homemade cards and eat burnt toast in bed, take a moment to think about all the little things--the smiles, the hugs and the freshly picked bouquet of dandelions.

Two Times A Charm: Alberta Mom Has New Year's Baby Two Years In A Row

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

Lightning shouldn't strike in the same place twice, the same person shouldn't win two lotteries and people really shouldn't have back-to-back New Year...

Rare Infection Kills Newborn, Sparks Recall Of Formula

CP | Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Business

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Wal-Mart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 store...

Born Smaller Than Soda Cans, Tiniest Babies Grow Up Healthy

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - One is a healthy first-grader, the other an honours college student majoring in psychology. Once the tiniest babies ever born, both girls ar...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Motherhood

Jowita Bydlowska | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living
Jowita Bydlowska

I kind of thought that giving birth would automatically turn me into a bouncing, bib-juggling, broccoli-mushing machine who felt self-fulfilled because of motherhood. But it didn't. Having a baby was equivallent to a mini nuclear bomb going off in my mentality.

Don't Sleep With Baby In The Bed

CBC | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living

A Quebec coroner is recommending parents never sleep in the same bed as their babies following an inquest into the death of three infant...

Latch On To The Annual Breastfeeding Challenge

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada Living

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, there's a unique event happening on Vancouver Island (and all over the world) on Saturday. But the...

Older Moms Face More Birth Complications, Report Says

CBC | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada Living

Women over 35 face higher risks of birth complications but good prenatal care can help manage the risks, a new report suggests. ...