New Baby

A Second Glance At First-Time Motherhood

Tara Mandarano | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

I remember the anticlimactic feeling once the baby was born and everyone went home. Looking at that tiny, unfamiliar face and not recognizing the reality of the child in my arms. The possibilities of the dream child gone, the actual baby a monumental mystery.

6 Baby Shower Gifts That Mom Will Actually Use

Désirée Fawn | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Désirée Fawn

Forget about the uber-cute size 0-3 month onesies with ruffles and madness all over them, folks. Go for the bulk pack of onesies with the snaps at the bottom, or zippered jammies because they take .09 seconds to take off when baby blesses mom and dad with their first blow-out. And if onesies ain't your thang -- check out my other fave ideas!

Letting Go of the Chase for Balance in Motherhood

Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Parents
Shawna Scafe

There are always more chores, events, crying kids in a day than there are hours, hands and consolation waffles. Over time I'd come to see this doesn't mean I'm failing. It means that we aren't meant to do it all, rather we are meant to make choices about how we spend our time and energies.

Top Parenting Myths Debunked for New Moms and Dads

Alyson Schafer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Schafer

Being a new parent means that you are often bombarded with advice and suggestions about raising a child. Family, friends and even strangers will no doubt offer their two cents on all sorts of topics. Problem is, how do you know who to listen to? I debunk some top myths to help soon-to-be moms and dads navigate the world of parenthood.

Preparing Your Older Child for a New Sibling

BabyPost | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Living

Baby number two is on the way! You and your partner are probably excited, but your first child may be not quite so sure. How you help them get ready for the arrival of a sibling will depend on their age, of course, but here are some general "dos and don'ts" to ease them into the role of big brother or big sister.

How to Have a Baby Without Going Broke

BabyPost | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living

Sleep deprivation. Endless laundry. Drained bank accounts. Parenthood is nothing if not good for clichés! There's not much that can be done about sleep and laundry, but fortunately, there are lots of ways to soften the blow to your wallet when a new baby comes along.

Why Moms Should Stop Judging Each Other

Cheryl Kirkness | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Cheryl Kirkness

We've all heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," yet some of us don't understand the full meaning until we have children of our own. Rather than criticize each other for the parenting decisions we've made, let's start to look at ways we can support one another. After all, we're all mothers with a common goal -- raising healthy and happy children.

Baby On The Way? How To Prepare Your Pets

CP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Living

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too.A baby changes ever...