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Maria Lianos-Carbone

Publisher and editor,

Maria Lianos-Carbone is publisher and editor of, an online lifestyle and parenting magazine for women. Follower her on Twitter.
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Dear New Mama With the Baby Blues

Oh the joys of becoming a new mom! Oh the bliss! You're the vision of beauty, a natural mom! The happy, helpful husband by your side! The overbearing grandparents and relatives who spoil your baby boy or girl with gifts and hugs and kisses! The perfect baby who sleeps all night and never cries! Who are we kidding?
08/13/2014 12:51 EDT

How Does the Canadian Film Industry Measure Up?

With the Toronto International Film Festival taking over the city, I can't help but think about the state of the Canadian film industry. As far as the amount of Canadian talent we have, it's there. We have it -- we just need to get out there a support it. We need to watch our own films and our own television productions.
09/15/2012 08:14 EDT

What's A Penis? And Other Questions Your Young One Might Ask...

Oh birds and the bees... When the kids start asking questions about sexuality, how do you respond? How much or how little does a parent actually explain to their younger kids when they're asked the more challenging questions? Here are some good answers to tell your child about sexuality...
06/14/2012 03:39 EDT

Whitney is Latest Poster Girl for Overdose Epidemic

It's not just celebrities like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston who struggled with prescription drug addiction in their adult years. Drug overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than tripled since 1990; the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that about seven million people regularly use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.
03/10/2012 11:53 EST

8 Simple Things to Do on Valentine's Day

It's almost Valentine's Day! Who cares, right? It's yet another marketing ploy to make us buy more stuff that we don't really need. It's truly overrated. How can you enjoy some romance without playing into the marketing ploy? With some simple, savvy tips: 1. Stay home.
02/03/2012 11:19 EST