Single Motherhood

What It Means To Be A Dad Today

Erin Silver | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

There's been a lot of media attention lately devoted to changing the idea that dads aren't babysitters. That they are equal parenting partners. I'm seeing it more and more and I love it. While previous generations of dads (and even some dads I know today) believe in tough love, see it as their responsibility to "toughen up" their kids, and who have an easier time raising their voice than giving hugs, I hope these kinds of parents are on the way out of fashion.

I Can't Be Everything To My Boys (And That's OK)

Erin Silver | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I started my single mom journey thinking I had to be everything to my boys, but now I know it's not true, or even possible. And it's not even necessary. Of all the things I can't do, or do well enough, I've been lucky to find others who will enrich my boys' lives and pick up the slack.

Mother's Day Isn't Just About Moms

Erin Silver | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

Single motherhood is undoubtedly the biggest undertaking I've ever managed. It's the most all-consuming task I've ever attempted. Some days I'm tired. Some days I'm not so happy. But I want to show my sons that certain things are in their control. I want them to go forward and make choices that bring them happiness. I want them to have faith and to be unafraid. This Mother's Day isn't just about me; it's about celebrating one another and our accomplishments as a little team.

Rachel Mendleson

Canada Jobs And The Long View On Single Mothers, Retirees and Youth | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Business

Since the bottom fell out on the world’s economy in 2008, investors have pored over Canada's monthly job gains and losses, searching for a glimmer o...