Working Moms

Why Moms Need To Travel WITHOUT Their Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Parents

Moms have a lot on their plate. From running the household to raising kids and having a career, it's tough work. That’s why, every now and then, mom...

My Prayer for Moms Around the World on Mother's Day

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Cheryl Hotchkiss

On Mother's Day, I look at my kids and think how blessed I am. Not just because I've had a chance to raise them, with all of the love, pride and fun that brings to my life. But because doing so has been a joyful experience. I've been able to nourish them, keep them warm, and send them off to school in the morning.

10 Unique Gift Ideas for Every Type of Mom

Gillian Farber | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

I've taken it upon myself to shamelessly type cast 10 different mom-personalities and came up with a helpful list you last minute mother's day shoppers might find useful... if you have a mother who falls under one of these categories, of course.

These Celebrity Moms Look Even Better With Age

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Parents

There are so many beautiful women in Hollywood, but some of the most stunning are celebrity moms who prove that age can do wonders! Not only have thes...

Time To End The Mommy Guilt For Good!

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

At some point, many moms will wrap up their maternity leave and return to the work. Whether they have hired a nanny or are facing teary drop-offs at d...

Only 5 Countries In The World Have No Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

More than 175 countries around the world provide paid maternity benefits and leave, according to a 2012 study published by McGill University's Institu...

Top 10 Countries For Parental Leave Benefits

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Calleja | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Right after health care, Canada is often heralded for our maternity leave benefits. True, we Canucks have it pretty good when it comes to parental lea...

Returning to Work Has Given Me a New Appreciation for Working Moms

Tally Abecassis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Tally Abecassis

I don't want to read any more arguments about who has it harder, whose work is "real work," who is contributing more to society, or who is doing a better job ensuring her kids become stable, non-homicidal adults. I'm proposing a new form of Internet literature, where one group of moms singles out another group of moms for a job well done.

As a Work-at-Home Mom, I Feel Caught in the Middle of the Mommy Wars

Heather Laura Clarke | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Laura Clarke

I don't judge my friends who work full-time (I'm completely proud and impressed by their success) and I don't judge my friends who don't work at all (I'm amazed by their patience and ability to put their careers on hold). The trouble is that moms feel the need to defend their position (myself included) whenever they feel it's being questioned, and sometimes it gets downright vicious. We've already established that there's no "perfect" solution that works for everyone, so it seems wrong that anyone has to compare themselves to anyone else (and feel guilty or insecure), but we're never going to get past it, it seems.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Don't Work

Lydia Lovric | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

The feminists may not like it, dear daughter, but even if I made it to the very top of my profession, even if I drove a fancy company car and went on a slew of business trips, I would feel like an utter failure if any of my kids felt the need to ask me if I loved work more than I loved them.

How To Successfully Gain Exposure As A Mom Entrepreneur

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business
Angie Campanelli

Mothers are tackling the business scene with vengeance. Desire to raise their own family, earn money and fill a consumer need, propels many new parents into entrepreneurship. Here's some advice stemming from my own experience as a television producer.

Would Your Daughter Want Your Job?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Living
Dina Vardouniotis

If you ask your daughter (or son for that matter), if they would want your job or your life and they pause, maybe you should too. Just because you can do the impossible, doesn't mean you need to. A wise woman said, "I wasn't there all the time but I was there when it mattered most."

The Real Reason a Lot of Mothers Don't Breastfeed

Valerie Latona | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Valerie Latona

Get yourself a hands-free pumping bra so you can sit and do other things while you're pumping. This was my favourite time to get things done. And, if I had to drive somewhere during the time I was supposed to be pumping, I actually pumped while I drove.

I Don't Need Anyone To Tell Me What Mothers Should Do All Day

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I'm writing this because I often complain about and worry about my new line of work / not work. I feel like I'm missing out on real life by not punching a clock. That I've perhaps sacrificed my career and will never get it back. I want to remind myself that even if I don't get it back, I haven't been wasting my time here. If anything, I've become a better worker, not a worse one.

How Becoming Mayor Would Affect My Family

Karen Stintz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Stintz

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyways. Being a working mother is a never ending balancing act. My children have always had a politician for a mom; I was elected to Toronto's city council before they were born. My chosen career -- and my choice to run for Mayor -- means that my life is, to a certain degree, public.

The Mother of All Mothers

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.

So, You're a Working Mom... Big Deal

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Business
Julie Rusciolelli

When did the term "working mom" come into the popular vernacular? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why any woman with a job and children would describe herself as a working mom. My husband is a wonderful father, and great business leader, however, he does not refer to himself as a working dad. In fact, I don't know one man who works while raising a family and calls himself a working dad. So why do we?

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.

Why Hasn't the Working Mom Dialogue Evolved Yet?

Leah Eichler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Many women I have spoken to talk about their fears of being a working mother in hushed tones, as if the topic is taboo. But shouldn't the conversation about marrying work and motherhood have evolved by now?

Top Five Must-Have Apps for The Multi-Tasking Woman

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

If I don't finish this article now, I can always finish at home because Evernote stores my data in the magical Elephant cloud and makes it accessible to me on any device I have Evernote installed on. Why an elephant as their logo? That would be because Evernote never forgets.

The Sobering Reality

Erica Diamond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

"I observe that many people seek happiness "out there." They imagine it will come to them if they get a raise, a new car, a new lover, or something el...

How Feminism Has Failed Our Children

Lydia Lovric | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

Women have been brought up to believe that they have the right to pursue their own goals and dreams without any consideration for those around them. As a result, we have women having babies who almost immediately hand the child off to a daycare worker or nanny so that they can return to the office in order to feel fulfilled.

Mission Impossible: Family Dinner at My House

Kate Hilton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

My kids are the worst eaters. Really. Some people say this, and mean that their kids don't eat raw sushi, or whole wheat pasta, or offal. That's not what I mean. I mean that in my house, bacon is a food group. I mean that my kids don't eat pasta, period. I mean that they only accept pepperoni pizza from one delivery joint. It's serious.

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...

I Live By My Packing List...Then My Computer Crashed

Rania Walker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.