#Working Moms

3 Strategies To Keep You Professionally Fit On Maternity Leave

Lisa Durante | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Durante

By staying engaged in a way that didn't take me too far from my baby girl at any given moment, I felt a greater sense of control over the situation.

#PrayforSophie Shames Working Moms Who Ask For Help

Lisa Durante | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Durante

Yes, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau asked for help. And with that request, a firestorm has ensued that has attacked her station. I don't mean her ambiguously political role as the spouse of Canada's prime minister or her status of privilege. I very much mean her standing as a working mother.

The Yin And Yang Of Managing Your Life And Work

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Vardouniotis

The duality of the roles we play in our lives, as professionals and as moms, wives and daughters is something that most women accept. What we've rejected thankfully, is that we notion that we need to adopt masculine archetypes at the office and feminine personas at home to be successful in each respective domain.

Here's Why The U.S. Not Canada Is A Better Place To Have A Baby

Lisa Durante | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Durante

After I announced my first pregnancy at work, the head of my business took me aside and said these words to me: "I know you're pregnant and I want to be sure you stay healthy, but unless you tell me otherwise, I will not lower the bar for you."

Working Mom Forced To Trash 15 Litres Of Breast Milk At Airport

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Parents

"You made me dump out nearly two weeks worth of food for my son."

5 Provinces With Best Work-Life Balance For Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Parents

These Stats Canada survey results might surprise parents.

Surprise! You Can Have Kids And Still Work Out

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

"I'd work out if I didn't have kids." Many of us have thought this, or possibly said it out loud... and actually believed it. While there is no denying that adding "raising a healthy and functioning human being" into your life schedule adds a bit of pressure, the fact is that exercising is one of the best things you can do because you have kids, not in spite of them.

'Having it All' Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Jennifer Reynolds | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Reynolds

Creating work environments that reflect the reality that both women and men are working and raising children is critical to not only women, but to the competitiveness of the economy. We are not maximizing the talent pool when 50 per cent of the population is absent from the vast majority of leadership roles that shape our economy.

Working Mothers: Don't Confide In Your Boss

Pamela Lenehan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Pamela Lenehan

It is hard to be a working mother. There are days you just don't think you can manage everything on your to-do list. You may be tempted to confide in a colleague or you boss at work and unburden yourself, but here's a word of advice: Don't. Instead, call a friend, your sister, or your mother.

The 5 Best Gifts Working Mothers Give Their Children

Pamela Lenehan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Parents
Pamela Lenehan

If you are a working mother who is struggling for the perfect gift, rest assured that you are giving your children gifts every day. Not only are you an invaluable role model for them, you are teaching them talents that will last their lifetimes.

Don't Feel Guilty: Top 10 Tips For Working Mothers

Pamela Lenehan | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Pamela Lenehan

Most of the adult children of working mothers that I spoke to felt they actually thrived due to their mothers' careers, learning invaluable skills, such as resilience and work ethic.

As A Mom, I Think Trudeau's Nannies Make Him A Hypocrite

Lydia Lovric | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Lydia Lovric

As both a taxpayer and a stay-at-home mother, I am upset with the Trudeaus on so many levels. Not only is the Prime Minister clearly a hypocrite, but the fact that his wife (who seemingly does not hold a full-time job) requires not one, but two nannies is offensive no matter your political stripe.

How To Insult Every Mother With A Single Phrase

Lynn Morrison | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Lynn Morrison

The phrase "I don't know how you do it!" really grates on my nerves. I know that the speaker means well, but I equally realize that they aren't thinking through the ramifications of what they are saying. "I don't know how you do it" is truly one of the most insulting phrases attached to motherhood.

WAHM: 5 Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Bianca Bujan | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Parents
Bianca Bujan

Working from home can be rewarding in many ways, but it's important to see beyond the daydream before making the decision to change your career. Do your research and take the time to plan before you commit to a new lifestyle. Remember that there are always pros and cons to all sides of the working world -- do what works best for you and your family.

We Are All More Than Just Moms

The Purple Fig | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Parents
The Purple Fig

I can't spot a single one-dimensional woman for miles. They don't exist. This woman, who lives and breathes only for her kids, who is defined by the existence of her children, doesn't exist. The only women I see today are women who slip in and out of being a friend, a partner, a professional, a creative, the house CEO, all the while being the best mothers they can.

How To Get Work Done While Kids Are Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Parents

The kids might be off school for the summer, but work doesn't end! Alyson Schafer offers some advice on how to maintain your productivity.

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 05.10.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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.