Moms

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

How Is Your Relationship With Your Mother-in-Law?

Jenna Em | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Why is there a tendency for daughter-in-laws to have bumpy relationships with mother-in-laws? It's understandable that conflict can arise when two different ideologies collide. Ideologies about child-rearing, domestic chores, finances, "wifely" duties, working outside the home, personal appearance, "husband care" and so on.

Parents, Learn How to Foster Independence in Your Kids

Kids Help Phone | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

Developing independence is part of growing up, and it's something that young people should be encouraged to develop at every age. Safety should always be a priority for parents, but kids' maturity should also be taken into consideration as well. When you show young people that you trust them, it helps kids to trust themselves.

Instagram Helps Mothers Bond

Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Shawna Scafe

Aside from some wonderful mom friends in my real life, I've also found a mom community through Instagram. Turns out it's not just for hipsters at farmers' markets and it is scientifically proven to make your food taste better if you Instagram it! Yay Science!

Do Your Children Listen to You?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

"You're lucky your kids listen to you." As she said this to me, I had to think about what my appropriate reaction should be. It could go a couple of ways. First of all, I'm not entirely convinced that my children listen to me when I'm regaling them with stories of my work day.

Parents, Vaccinations Can Help Protect the Health of Your Family

Furakh Mir | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Furakh Mir

Children (and adults) in Ontario should receive a routine schedule of vaccines against a long list of diseases. If your children aren't up to date on those vaccinations, I urge you to make a doctor's appointment now. Vaccination is one of the most important things you can do to protect the health of your family.

Why Moms Need To Travel WITHOUT Their Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Parents

Moms have a lot on their plate. From running the household to raising kids and having a career, it's tough work. That’s why, every now and then, mom...

Happy Mother's Day to Dads Who Have to Be Moms, Too

Lori Gard | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

But I have been thinking more and more of the unofficial 'mothers' who never get recognized on Mother's Day, and I'm talking about the dads.

Advice From Moms That Stand The Test Of Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living

No matter how independent you are, everyone needs a little motherly advice every now and then. In the video above, Glamour asks six elderly women t...

12 Moms Who Totally Owned The 80s

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

80s style was, like, totally awesome: Acid wash jeans, pastel sweats, big hair, frosted lipstick. Check out these moms confidently rocking the sometim...

Mom Gives Birth Same Day As Kate Middleton AGAIN

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

One mother beat the odds of two million to one to give birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge – for a second time! On Saturday, May 2,...

How To Conquer Mommy Guilt Once And For All

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

Last week in this column, I explained how mom guilt works. It allows us to feel good about ourselves even when we think we are acting improperly. For ...

Time To End The Mommy Guilt For Good!

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

At some point, many moms will wrap up their maternity leave and return to the work. Whether they have hired a nanny or are facing teary drop-offs at d...

What To Do When You And Your Partner Disagree On How To Raise The Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

We all thought starting a family was the most romantic thing we could do as a couple. Making a baby is the ultimate act of love. During our pregnancy ...

How Canada Ranks On List Of Best Countries To Be A Mother

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

With Mother’s Day coming up, Save the Children appropriately released its annual report ranking the best countries in the world to be a mother. Acco...

So This Is What A Baby Does To Your Marriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

If you are trying to conceive, seeing that pink line will make your heart burst with cotton candy love and joy. You and your partner will dance in the...

Unique Gift Ideas to Share With Your Mom This Mother's Day

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Mother's day is a special time. If you have been reading my blog for some time, you know that I am really close to my mom and love to see her happy. Here are a few unique gift ideas that you can share with your mother!

20 Quotes That Sum Up How Much We Love Our Moms

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living

If motherhood has touched your life in some way, you’ll know it’s not something you think about only once a year. Mother’s Day gives us all ...

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...

14 Mom Fails You're Guaranteed To Make!

The Huffington Post Canada | Shawna Scafe | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

It was a full month before I confessed to anyone else. I told my sister-in-law that I forgot to buckle my son into his high chair and he flopped right...

Vitamin A Helps Reduce Death From Measles

Marion Roche | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

WHO recommends vitamin A supplements to improve child survival. Vitamin A supplements have been shown to reduce the number of deaths from measles by 50 per cent, in populations with vitamin A deficiency. For children who are vitamin A deficient or undernourished, it would seem a simple solution -- immunization against measles and better nutrition -- to save lives.

Eight Tips For Moms Going Back to Work Post-Baby

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The return to work will be made less stressful if you know that there's someone there that you can count on for support and a friendly ear. Ideally, it would be someone who can understand and empathize with the demands of being a working parent and in an ideal scenario, it may even be your boss.

20 Things I Learned About Pregnancy and New Motherhood

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Kathryn Marshall

I usually write about politics, but since I recently became a mom, I have been thinking a lot about all things motherhood, pregnancy and baby-related. Here is a little list of some things I learned about pregnancy and new motherhood.

Top Reasons You Need to Put Your Smartphone Down Right Now

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our phones have become our lifelines, our mode of socializing, our way of staying connected. But in fact, by using this "appliance" to stay connected, I would say we are in fact losing all of our connections. There is something to be said for distraction free living. It is no wonder that stress levels in our society are at an all-time high and use of anti-depressants have peaked.

One Night Inside a Mom's Brain

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Did I take the meat out for supper tomorrow night? Uh, wait, we have no meat for supper tomorrow night. Great. Just great. And skating goes until 6. That's a problem. OK, you can't fix that now, so just go to sleep. I am sooo tired.