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30 Things I've Learned About Style in Time to Turn 30

Anne T. Donahue | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Style
Anne T. Donahue

On Saturday, August 29, I turn 30. Three-oh. Twenty plus ten years. The age in which you are completely responsible for your own actions and can't, in any way, shape, or form, blame it on your "turbulent twenties" or "being young." That's why here, in the spirit of turning 30 and basking in life lessons, I present: 30 things I learned about style over the course of the last 30 years.

A Letter to My Students Before School Starts

Lori Gard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We are not taught to notice, we are taught to do. Told to get out our pencil and pens. Get out our paper, and write. Read. Discuss. Speak. Told to turn to page five and then fashion a paragraph. Told to answer six questions on page 32.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Motivated at the End of the School Year

Jason Au | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents
Jason Au

With the end of the school year just around the corner, you might be finding it challenging to keep your children on task for those upcoming final projects and exams. For parents, it can be very difficult to encourage their kids to concentrate on their studies, especially if they're struggling with a certain subject.

14 Fantastic Gender-Positive Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most kids, reading is right up there with magic. Through books, children are handed keys to new worlds and are introduced to unknown people and cu...

How To Raise Sons Who Respect Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

The nation is engaged in one of the most important dialogues of the century. The recent Jian Gomeshi story has been unfolding just as we hear news rep...

10 Things Parents Of Kids With Special Needs Want You To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Anchel Krishna | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

My three-year-old-daughter has cerebral palsy. Having a child with special needs means a whole new set of ground rules. And for those parents who don'...

12 Adorable Baby Name Ideas For Siblings

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Li | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

As parents, we put a lot of time and thought into compiling a list of our top baby names. Then it takes even longer to choose the perfect name for our...

10 Countries With The Strictest Baby Naming Laws

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

In Canada, we have the freedom to name our kids just about anything, from Jaxson to Maple to even something like Snow! But not all countries are like ...

Clothing Hacks To Avoid Buying A Whole New Maternity Wardrobe

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

I'm currently four and a half months pregnant with my second baby and by this point the first time around, I had excitedly amassed a collection of pro...

These 61 Baby Names Are Banned In One Mexican State

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora can no longer call their babies Lady Di, Circumcision or Rolling Stone. A new law bans moms and dads from regis...

The Craziest Misconceptions Kids Have About Sex

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most teens and tweens, health, sex education, relationship education -- whatever their school calls it -- is an awkward rite of passage. Not all k...

Why Every Newborn Is Wrapped In The Same Blanket

The Huffington Post Canada | Helen Racanelli | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

It's soft. It's cottony. It's primarily a creamy white colour and sports thin stripes in blue and pink. You've seen this receiving blanket in hospital...

5 Postpartum Body Changes The Pregnancy Guides Leave Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Manuals can be helpful, especially when embarking on a new experience. Car maintenance, house repairs -- you can find what you need to know in a manua...

The Story Behind This Famous Book Will Tear You Apart

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Love you Forever is likely Robert Munsch's best-selling book, which is saying a lot. The children's author has more than 50 titles to his name, includ...

34 Brilliant Ideas For Organizing Your Kids' Stuff

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Kids have a lot of stuff. Sometimes we look around our homes and wonder: "Where did it all come from?" Suddenly our living rooms are overflowing with ...

9 Ways Parents Can Ditch Gender Stereotypes

Terri Coles | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

A lot has changed since we were children, but the rules about how girls and boys are expected to behave haven't budged in decades. Toy and clothing st...

Only 5 Countries In The World Have No Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

More than 175 countries around the world provide paid maternity benefits and leave, according to a 2012 study published by McGill University's Institu...

Meet The Biggest Family In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Helen Racanelli | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Parents

When you're filling all the seats in a minivan, that constitutes a large family in Canada nowadays -- at least compared against the most recent census...

Top 10 Countries For Parental Leave Benefits

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Right after health care, Canada is often heralded for our maternity leave benefits. True, we Canucks have it pretty good when it comes to parental lea...

You Might Be Putting Your Kids At Risk On Social Media

The Huffington Post Canada | Nina Raynars | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Parents

Sharenting is the new term used to describe parents who post information about their family and kids online. A national poll says more than half of mo...

The Class of 2030 Should Start Using These 5 Tech Tools Now

Martha Turner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Martha Turner

Much like the landscape of careers Canadians' perceptions of the classroom is changing. What tools should our children start using to better prepare them for the classroom for the future? Based on what we've seen these are the top five tech trends preschool children will begin adopting to better prepare them for the future of learning.

My Addiction Shaped the Woman I Am Today

Keeley Milne | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

What I do not regret is this: my struggle shaped me, and changed me, and helped me become the person I am now. That is, a woman that seeks progress, not perfection. A woman who knows that no matter how far down you go, you can come back, a mother that has earned her way back into this precious boy's life, and learns every day how to parent better.

Quality Teaching Time in Higher Education

Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada
Andrew Robinson

How can we ensure that when students are engaged in their studies, they get the best possible chance to absorb and process all of the information whic...

Taking Care of Yourself This Valentine's Day

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

On the way to an appointment the other day I heard two teenage girls discussing Valentine's Day. One was distraught because her boyfriend had just bro...