Modern Family

Want to Truly Enjoy Your Holidays? Let Go of Your Expectations

Alyson Jones | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

That image of the family sitting at Christmas dinner, everyone smiling at each other and the ideal turkey perfectly placed on the platter, can quickly become a great disappointment if we make perfection our goal. If you want to get more out of the holidays you can follow a few simple guidelines that will assist you in staying grounded and present during the season.

The Hidden Costs of the Modern Family

Justin Joschko | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Justin Joschko

We need to shift back to an earlier, more communal notion of family. There are a number of ways to do this. Policy is one avenue -- tax incentives for grandparents providing short- or long-term childcare or employers that allow flexibility for family time, for instance. Ultimately, though, the change we need is not procedural, but cultural. We need to understand and embrace the fact that families matter, just as we need to expand our concept of what a family is. There is room in the definition for friends and neighbours alongside grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Ranking Emmy Nominees Theme Songs From Best To Worst

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Music

The 65th Emmys nearly are upon us , and we'd be an embarrassment to our DVD collections and "Breaking Bad" analyses if we didn't pay homage to the awa...

'Seed' and The Logic of the Canadian Sitcom

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

I'd written before about the sitcom, Seed -- one of the few contemporary Canadian-made sitcoms. My past comments related to my usual pet peeve: Canadian identity. Seed tries to imply it's American.

We're Done Having Kids: Knowing When To Stop Making Babies

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

My daughter keeps asking for a little sister. At first it was cute...then it started to evolve into a daily request, which became harder and harder to address. I can relate. I also wanted a sister growing up. But now, I can't deny the fact that after 4.5 years postpartum, I finally feeling like I have my body "back." I am quite certain that I don't want to go down the pregnancy path again.

LOOK: Sofia Vergara Debuts New Hair Colour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Style

Blonds really do have more fun! "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara debuted a new hair colour on Instagram on March 26, showing off lightened (an...

The Music of "Modern Family": An Interview With Gabriel Mann

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada TV
Aviva Cohen

Returning with a new episode next week after its mid season hiatus, ABC's Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family is arguably one of the most popular shows on television. Here's my interview with Modern Family composer Gabriel Mann.

Is Now the Right Time to Grow Your Family?

Jenna Em | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Often when I meet a couple with one child, the discussion of whether they should grow their family comes up. As the mom of five kids, people feel comfortable discussing family size with me, and I'm asked to weigh in on the topic. Here's my take on the matter.

The Big Difference Between a Mompreneur and an Entrepreneur

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business
Sharon Vinderine

Your step from mompreneur to entrepreneur is not an insignificant jump, it's no longer just your schedule to consider but that of your team, your clients, your need to cover the costs on a monthly basis and hopefully walk away with a salary. But there are two core differences between a mompreneur and entrepreneur.

Modern Family: Are You a Claire or a Gloria?

Christie Russell | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Living
Christie Russell

I'm not anywhere near as annoying or bossy or overprotective or uptight as Claire. Just because I want what's best for my kids and discuss contentious issues with them until they see the light (mine), it doesn't mean I don't respect their points of view.

Real Men Watch Coronation Street

Marc Skulnick | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada
Marc Skulnick

Coronation Street characters are just ordinary people like you and I, who eat, drink, and smoke, and have their fair share of ordinary problems. (We can all identify with murder, identity theft, kidnapping and prostitution, can't we?)