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The Push And Pull Of Motherhood

I remember watching a friend parent her five-year-old boy. I didn't have kids yet, but I saw how he would push the limits and anger her. I was so impressed that she kept her calm and always welcomed him into her arms for a hug and moved on with a good attitude. I knew I wanted to be a parent like that. Forgiving and moving on, like I meant it.
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Supporting Your Child's Education Goes Way Beyond Starting an RESP

When I became a parent 15 years ago, I knew it was important to save for my daughter's education. While our income didn't allow for large RESP contributions, we made regular ones, supplemented by money she received, often as gifts, along the way. But with my daughter a mere three years away from post-secondary school, I've learned that my role as a parent extends well beyond helping her finance an education.

Celebrating the Mothers In My Family Tree

Mother's Day is a wonderful time of year to think about the women in our family tree. But searching for them can sometimes prove difficult. This is where historical records such as those on Ancestry.ca can really prove helpful, especially marriage records.
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Three Tips for Moms to Balance Work and Family

Many women work full-time, juggle PTA meetings and still aim to put a nutritious meal on the dinner table. As a result, it is no surprise that many women are feeling the effects of being pulled in different directions. Here are some simple tips to help us deal with the incessant daily juggle.
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Five Mother's Day Gifts from the Heart

Let's face it -- we all need our mothers, no matter what age we are. Our mothers have wiped our tears (and other areas), gave us hugs and kisses when we needed affection. Although it's hard to give a gift to the person who has given you everything, here are some gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your mother's face.

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.
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10 Things I Wish I Asked my Mom Before She Died

I didn't make it home from South Africa in time to see my mom before she died. Here, back in Canada, in the house where I spent most of my youth, sorting through her things to give to charity, I am overwhelmed by questions I wish I had asked her. In appreciation of both my mother's sensitive spirit and her sense of humour, here are the top 10 questions I wished I had asked my mom before she died.
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Mother's Day Without Mom

You can tell where you are in your life by how you celebrate Mother's Day. The place where my brother, my sister and I are, every Mother's Day has a different type of sadness. If you're still lucky enough to have your mom with you, I'd like to share with you what I know now, and wish I had known much earlier in my life.