Stay at Home Moms

It's Okay To Be 'Just a Mom'

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

What's wrong with being moms? What's so awful about this that we feel we need to shout at the world that we are so much more than moms, that we are so much more than everyone else? Fighting fire with fire rarely works and this is yet another case of it. If you were truly proud to be a mom, you wouldn't have to validate your choice on Facebook.

A Letter From a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother (and Vice Versa)

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

I know that you seldom have a hot cup of coffee or tea. I know that your attention is always divided, often diverted from a moment to moment basis, and you cannot ever count on completing a task in the one go. I know that you probably don't get any down time when you're on your own at home, unless you have a single child who still naps in the daytime. I know the challenges you deal with daily, usually with no peer support or backup. The toddler tantrums, the toilet training accidents, the food battles, the food on the floor, the crayons on the wall, the sibling rivalry, the baby that never seems to stop crying.

Because I Have a Baby, I'm Supposed to Enjoy Unemployment?

BabyPost | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

I am unemployed again. I'm scared we won't be able to pay the bills. I'm scared that we have set up a life that there is no way we can afford without a second salary, and a decent one at that. I'm scared that I am doing my son a disservice by pulling him from daycare to stay home with me, a mom who loves him dearly but prefers to not be a stay-at-home mom...

How You're Still Leaning In, Even if You're an 'Opt-Out' Mom

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

How can women who've "opted-out" update their skills and their resume after having been absent from the workforce for 10 years? While being at home with the kids likely won't replace the knowledge gained by working corporately, I would argue that being at home with kids could actually hone the following handy talents.

Caring For Your Kids Doesn't Have to Mean Neglecting Yourself

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

It's a hard job to be a parent. In all this hustle and bustle, preparation and execution, it's easy to lose yourself. You can always shower later. You can always get dressed later. But it's a short jump from it doesn't matter to I don't matter. And you do matter. You need to take the time.

The Health Benefits of Moms Going Back to Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

A recent survey found women who worked full time outside the home after having children had better mental and physical health by age 40 than those who had not. That may be because the reward system for moms at home leaves something to be desired. In that there really isn't one.

Is Being a Housewife Too High Risk?

Heather Magee | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

When does being a housewife become too high risk? Shouldn't we as women be able to head out into the workforce if all of a sudden we're the sole financial provider? As someone who lives in one of the most expensive cities in the world, I can't get my head around how women can walk away from their careers without a worry in the world. Isn't it irresponsible?

What's The Difference Between 'Working' And 'Stay At Home'? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living

For years, there's been a division between mothers in North America, between those who work out of the home, and those who don't. But as it turns out,...

Mother's DAY? I don't think so...

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Mother's DAY? Try The Year of Mom There is so much emphasis on the second Sunday in May, it's no wonder most of the time it ends up in disappointment...