Birthdays

Thirteen Things I Know Because I'm the Mother of a Teenager

Lori Gard | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

My son is celebrating his 13th birthday this month. Here are 13 things I now know, that I didn't know then...and all because of becoming Sam's Mama.

Are Expensive Kiddie Birthday Parties Really for Parents?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Birthday parties and loot bags have increasingly become an obscene display of excess and expense for no good purpose. We are raising a society of highly-indulged, coddled and spoiled children and we only have ourselves to blame.

You Are Four Years Old Today

Vicki Murphy | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Max James Murphy, you sneaky rascal. How are you growing up so darn fast? You are four years old today. I am in awe. When people asked how old you...

A Year Older, and Wiser? My Birthday Reflections

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

It seems like the New Year and its associated resolutions are ruled by my head -- all the things I know I should be doing, whether they're external or internal changes. But my birthday is ruled by my heart -- I feel my way through it -- a whole year's worth of gratitude, support, optimism, love and friendship.

Week 16: Can I Have My (Birthday) Cake and Lose Weight Too?

The Fat Diaries | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada
The Fat Diaries

My family is, indeed, taking me out to my favourite restaurant. I will enjoy myself and eat/drink moderately. But I am also working out at least five days a week. And tomorrow I'll carve out extra time, enough to run 10K, just for insurance. I am 53 years old and I weigh 231.6 pounds. I never want to weigh more than that ever again.

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton Turns 30!

The Huffington Post Canada | Karolina Weglarz and Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Style

It's been a banner year for Kate Middleton. She married Prince William in a fairytale wedding. She travelled the world (trips which included a pit-sto...