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Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Freelance writer

Samantha Kemp-Jackson is a Toronto-based writer, podcaster, media commentator and mother of four who focuses on the intersections between parenting, technology and culture.
Why I'm Sleeping Through New Year's

Why I'm Sleeping Through New Year's Eve

Revelry and late-night partying do not go well with early-rising children and the never-ending responsibilities inherent in parenting. That being said, there is still a tinge of envy when watching the youthful, unencumbered revelers plan for the big night.
12/30/2011 11:45 EST
The New Bigotry Against

The New Bigotry Against Babies

Kids can be difficult at times and definitely tiring. They can also be loud and unreasonable and in some instances, completely intolerable. Funnily, so can many adults. And yet they're allowed to dine at most establishments with impunity.
12/09/2011 09:16 EST
Why Do We Care if Kate Middleton Is

Why Do We Care if Kate Middleton Is Pregnant?

On the outset, Canadians maintain our collective independence from Britain, but on some level do we perhaps feel a tinge of envy that we've lost out on the revelry that comes with having an incumbent king -- or queen?
12/01/2011 09:36 EST
The Parent Trap: Why You'll Never Be the Perfect Mom or

The Parent Trap: Why You'll Never Be the Perfect Mom or Dad

The fact of the matter is, perfection -- particularly in the area of parenting -- is impossible. There is no simple guidebook that will ease the way through the difficult baby years on up to the trials of adolescence. What is that expression about a road paved with good intentions?
11/18/2011 09:03 EST