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Breasts are sexualised at every turn. They bounce up and down reality television shows and pageants (granted, more often than not, the ones we see don't move), adorn magazine covers, sell lingerie to make bedroom fantasies come true and yet are still publicly rejected, shamed, and bullied when openly exposed in their most natural of states. I often wonder how we made it to the overly advertised earth of the 21st century and still can't publicly display our babies' favourite place to grab a quick snack.
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"There's no book that can completely prepare us to live everything that is motherhood."
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Like every person who makes their career a priority, my mother had to make tradeoffs between her personal and professional life. My mum's deep engagement in her career meant that attending every sports match and weeknight dinner was not an option.
Sadly, in laboratories across Canada, female rabbits, guinea pigs and rats are confined in barren cages and bred for the purposes of testing cosmetics and their ingredients. This senseless suffering continues despite steadfast opposition from the great majority of Canadians.
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On May 14 we all celebrate Mother's Day. Take her out for dinner, giving her roses, gifts, show her how much we care and love her. When people come into the world, only the bonds of attachment and a...
Mothers and mother figures around the world share a common bond: the desire to see loved ones -- especially our children -- healthy and thriving in a safe environment regardless of our race, religion, socio-economic status, or where we call home.
Birth and postpartum mental health issues don't get the attention they deserve, says Meaghan Grant. We don't talk about the pressure to meet expectations or the fact that other people's opinions impact the way we parent and the way we view ourselves as parents.
My daughter once said to me, "even if you were not my mom, you would still be my role model." Beyond a doubt, this was the best compliment I could ever receive. Throughout my life, I have been asked many times if I personally have a role model. My answer to this is simple: my mother.
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The song was being sung in Malagasy, Madagascar's national language. I kept hearing the word 'mama' repeated, so I immediately ran to our translator and asked her what they were singing. She said they were singing a traditional song, a song about their mothers. It all felt so surreal. Time was moving slowly.
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"When do I call myself a stepmom?" "When do I show up for events?" "When do I get involved in logistics and planning?" When do I... when do I... when do I? Questions that all went unanswered, as I had nobody to ask. Without fail, one of the big ones came up each year up in time for Mother's Day.
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These are the moms who have outlived their children. They are mothers without official titles and have concocted clever ways to answer, "how many children do you have?" when asked by well meaning folk. These mothers cling to old memories, photo albums and painful frequent visits to cemeteries.
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Mother's Day is almost here, and many of us are still scrambling for a meaningful gift. It's not an easy task to pick out an original present for the special ladies in our lives. So for everyone still searching, I recommend putting multiple heads together and making this a family activity by involving the kiddies in the process.
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To understand my bubby was to really know and love her. She held firm to a tough exterior to complement her large figure. And she constantly measured and compared my love for her against the deep affection I held for my paternal grandmother. But stubbornness comes in all shapes and sizes, and Sara's was no match for a prepubescent girl like me. I hadn't developed the life skills yet to combat her insurmountable insecurities.
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One day, before you expect it, you get to the place where me, my brother and my sister are. Where every subsequent Mother's day has a different sort of sadness. Why is the first year different from the fifth year and why does this twelfth Mother's day without mom feel completely different? I'm not entirely sure.
Mother's Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a vacation that builds the bond between mom and kids? Whether you're reading this as a mom or as a grown child thinking about taking your mom on vacation, we've got you covered.
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It’s nearly impossible to encapsulate how you feel about someone in a paragraph. The task is even harder when you’re asked to write about Mom
As Mother's Day approaches, Canadians will be celebrating the people who brought us into this world and nurtured us as we developed. Most of the adulation will be due to social graces, such as care, kindness, and those life lessons that always come in handy. But there are other reasons -- specifically molecular -- making Mom a baby's best ally.
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Mother's Day is just around the corner and we still haven't found the perfect gift for our mom. If you're a Last Minute Lucy like us then you're probably stressing over on what to get her. Our dishes require little prep time so kitchen so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more quality time with your mom.
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It's her day after all, right?
Mother's Day is almost here (it's Sunday May 14th). Avoid the last-minute rush and pick out that perfect gift. If you're a wizard in the kitchen why not plan a Mother's Day brunch instead. Check out...
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Bringing the public perception of marijuana to a place where women, especially moms, are comfortable being identified as cannabis users may not sound like a big deal, but this is about so much more than enabling more moms to get high - it's about data, health and wellness.
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After all, she deserves it.
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Looking for something special for a new mom in your life? These are some of my favourite gift ideas for moms in that first year of motherhood.
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Wherever they are, mothers will do anything for their children. At UNICEF, we witness it every day while we work to help children and their families survive and thrive. For Mother's Day, be inspired by some of those mothers who do everything they can to keep their children safe, healthy and happy.
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Gifts moms go gaga for, and the ones they only pretend to love.
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Because the best gifts are made with love.
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For a lot of men, shopping for a Mother’s Day gift can be confusing. After all, what do you get for the woman who sacrifices for you time and time again and loves you unconditionally? What do you get for the mother of your children? If you think the answer is dinner and a movie, you might want to reconsider.
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Because mom would want you to save, anyway.
Time for the two of you to start a book club?