Trish Bentley

When Different Parenting Styles Are Ruining Your Friendships

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Parents

And what you can do about it.

The 5-Minute Lunch Box Challenge

Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Parents

We ask our HuffPost Canada Parents contributors to pack their kids' lunch boxes in under five minutes. Watch as chaos ensues, cheaters are caught and useful tips are shared.

Parenting Differences Take A Toll On Marriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Parents

The complex nature of parenting together is a universal experience.

How To Help Kids With School Stress And Anxiety

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Parents

Starting a new school year can be stressful. Here's how you can help.

There Is No One-Size Fits All When It Comes To Sleep Training

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Parents

"No study or expert knows better than the intrinsic voice within us."

It's Time To Stop Shaming Moms Who Bottle Feed

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Parents

"It doesn't matter why I bottle feed -- I do."

Losing it Less and Choosing Happiness More

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

One day, after the fourteenth emotional breakdown from one of my two young boys, I found myself preaching the idea of happiness being a choice: "Choose happiness! It's a choice. You have the control!"

Separating Insecurity from Reality

The Purple Fig | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When my son was 18 months old my babysitter breezed into my home office reveling at the fact that she had walked him all the way to a play centre, the...

My Summer Tan Wasn't Worth it - I Got Melanoma

The Purple Fig | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

After falling asleep on the beach one afternoon I burnt my back badly, and when my skin grew back after blistering, I didn't think about it again. That was of course until I heard the word melanoma and chemotherapy and surgery all in the same sentence. As it turns out, that dark glow one gets from hours in the sun becomes embarrassingly meaningless when you're sitting under a florescent light being told you have cancer.

Father's Day: Fathers Love Differently

The Purple Fig | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Fathers Love Differently. When I first really got to know my dad I was sixteen. My mom had died in August, my brother was starting University out ...

We Are All More Than Just Moms

The Purple Fig | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I can't spot a single one-dimensional woman for miles. They don't exist. I seriously want to throw a party for all the mothers today because even though mothers have always possessed these layers, women today just seem to own them more. At the party, I'd raise my glass to these ladies and say, "You are my heroes. Thank you for being more than just a mom."

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

The Purple Fig | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I first heard the statement, "Once a cheater always a cheater" when I was in high school. Maybe some women are born with an innate desire to believe in the ability to change. I know I'm a little more evidence-based myself and if history is any indication, I'd say Don Draper will spend the rest of his fictional life appearing in the beds of women all over 1960s Manhattan.

Dina Pugliese: Fighting Self-Doubt To Get Her Dream Job

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Every morning, along with her co-hosts, Dina Pugliese interviews, dances, and laughs her way through the morning. Today, she is the co-host of Toronto's number one morning show, Breakfast Television. ut these are not the inspirational snippets of this story; it is through her journey towards this success that you may find yourself relating.

Do You Have a Don Draper Complex?

The Purple Fig | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Don Draper cheats on his wife, never does any housework, hardly spends time with his kids -- he shouldn't be sexy, but he is. It's OK. Haven't we all been there at some point in time? If your Don Draper hasn't committed or changed his nasty ways yet, he probably won't ever.