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Doing the Stepdance

Raising your own kids is tough, but adding another person to your brood can be even harder. Blended families make up a large proportion of the Canadian population; almost 12 percent of couples with children are stepfamilies. Difficult as it may be, step-parenting can be more rewarding than you...

Contagious diseases in your child’s backpack

Sometimes kids bring home more than their report card.

I Never Expected That

Mourning lost mojo Sex therapist Ian Kerner, PhD, author of She Comes First: the Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman, and father of two sons. “I didn’t really understand how hard the sleeplessness was going to be on one’s intimate life. The choice becomes, ‘Shall I sleep, or shall...

Get your kids to love their Sitter

“Find the right sitter for your family; it ‘s important,” says Rebecca Craig, owner of Babysitting Whistler in Whistler, BC. “If you find someone bright and fun and who takes initiative, your kids will love spending time with the sitter. And if you’re lucky enough to find a sitter your...

Same Sex Parenting

Anna And Sylvie, Montreal Mothers To Two Year Old Sacha Having two moms or two dads isnt unusual. According to 2001 Census, the first in Canadian history to collect data same-sex families, there were 34,200 same-sex common couples in Canada. Out of that number, 15 percent of lesbian couples and...

10 Things PreSchool Teachers Won’t Say

I would have loved to be completely truthful with parents on many occasions, but the need to stay gainfully employed meant that I usually bit my tongue. There are common themes of complaint among preschool teachers and childcare workers, primarily relating to behaviour, sickness and attitudes. Here: The most frequent...