Families

This Doctor Treats Poverty Like a Disease

Trudy Lieberman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Trudy Lieberman

What would you think if your doctor handed you a prescription that recommended filing your tax returns or applying for food or income benefit programs instead of the usual medicines for high blood pressure or diabetes? You'd probably say the physician was nuts. Tax refunds? Food? What do they have to do with making you healthier?

Nine Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Saving money on the food that comes into your home can be as simple as making a few easy changes to your regular shopping and cooking habits. Try these tips to help get the most for your money, including avoiding the wasting of food, especially when it comes to kids.

You Know How to Be Healthy, So Do It

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

According to a recent poll, 64% of families say "eating healthy" is the top priority in protecting their health. Yet 14% say they still have this on their "to do" list. The complete list from the research findings is below. What things do you need to move from the "to do" to the "doing" list in order to keep your family healthy?

Don't Hold Your Breath for Gender Equality - It's 228 Years Away

Terri Coles | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
Terri Coles

Want to start an argument? Ask friends and acquaintances for their thoughts on the gender gap in pay in Canada, and watch how many of them argue that it just doesn't exist. However, data from several sources have shown, over and over again, that there is a real gap between what men earn and what women earn for comparable work. I don't have a solution for all of this; I wish I did. I am still trying to figure these things out for my own family, and I know it's not easy. What we can do is start making changes in our own homes: throw out the old, outdated gender expectations, let go of the resentment about who brings in what.

What To Do (And What Not To Do) About Bad Grades

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

Your child hands you a report card you have a hard time feeling proud about. Desperate, you at once want to reprimand your child, take as much TV time out of the schedule, ban video games and enroll in the longest possible summer school program to undo the damage. Don't panic.

A Handful of Toys Every Kid Needs for the Outdoors

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Enough screens! Enough video games and TV! Get them outside with our picks for outdoor toys this spring in the List: 25 Ways to Have Fun Outside. Here's just a handful of our favourites.

This Family Day, Don't Play Games with Your Children

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Living
Deborah Moskovitch

Single parent households, blended families, same-sex families, cohabiting families. There so many more configurations that I haven't even mentioned. But when you're divorced and single, the expression "family day" suddenly takes on a very new meaning. 

Protecting Families From a Conservative Agenda

Romeo Saganash | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

The current Conservative government has seen fit to offer breaks only to the wealthy, exacerbating the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us. Families need help getting childcare, but instead of creating new affordable spaces, the Conservatives offer a tax break that doesn't cover the cost of a week's care for a single child.

Raising Kids Best: Suburbs vs. The City

The Toronto Star | Andrea Gordon | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living

The Webb and Branco families have a lot in common. Both have two working parents, two children and two cars. Both live in residential neighbourhoods, ...

Why Are Other Mothers So Judgemental?

Tracie Wagman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Living
Tracie Wagman

Mothers compare parenting skills. It's what we do. We glance at the mom scolding her child at the grocery store and think, "SHE has clearly has lost control of this situation." But when it comes to close friends who understand our circumstances, we expect support, not judgment.