Janice Biehn

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Janice Biehn is the Communications Coordinator for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (pwrdf.org), part of the Anglican Church of Canada. Instead of writing about families in Canada, she now writes about families in vulnerable parts of the world working to improve their access to quality healthcare, nutritious food or clean water. She has been married to Craig Douglas for 27 years and they have two daughters, Katie, 23 and Gabbie, 21.

There’s no place like YPT — Wizard of Oz closes theatre’s 50th season

This is a full-on musical with clever and exhausting choreography, beautiful musical arrangements for a small on-stage ensemble, and even some panto-inspired moments from a scene-stealing Wicked Witch of the West. 

 

Five compelling short films bridge the generation gap

One of the best parts about TIFF Kids is the ability to see short films from around the world, often with the filmmakers in the room. The collections are always a diverse offering yet adhere to a theme. This year’s Learning from Me program brings together two documentaries and three narrative films under the umbrella of how elders and children can come together to learn and teach each other.

Is pop culture creating a culture of disrespect among kids?

Dr. Leonard Sax thinks so, and it’s time parents take note.

Castles, kids and secret codes make this Dutch mystery fun to watch

This big-budget Dutch film is a crowd-pleaser and making its Canadian premiere at this year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festival. With more castles and intrigue that you can shake a sword at, Code M was highly entertaining for me and my 11-year-old goddaughter.

New web series brings laughs to motherhood

Becoming a mother can be a culture shock for a lot of women. Suddenly you’re feeling judged, sleep deprived, undersexed, sore and even isolated from friends and your old life. Enter Aurora Browne and Nadine Djoury, improv veterans and the creators behind Newborn Moms.

Fun and adventure in Santa Rosa, California

Charlie Brown may have put the city of Santa Rosa, California on the map, but an abundance of wineries and natural attractions have kept it there.

By being engaged, parents can help develop their children’s mental health

Parents and kids alike identify coping with ups and downs as a major issue.

Tips for baby’s first flight

Janice Biehn, editor of ParentsCanada magazine, talks about tips when you go on a flight with a baby.

Teach your children to resolve conflicts on their own

Janice Biehn, editor of ParentsCanada magazine, talks about tips to help teach your children to resolve conflicts on their own.