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Protected: More Support, Less Shame: How to Create a More Positive Parenting Culture

It’s time to create a more inclusive, authentic, supportive parenting culture where parents can feel confident in their decisions and raise happy, healthy kiddos.

11 Simple Family Meals

The common goal is to get everyone to gather and enjoy the meal put in front of them. But with life's chaos, different schedules and palates, that can prove challenging. We'd like to help you move from mealtime rut to champion of dinner. With these 11 simple, no-sweat recipes, you're well on your way to victory.

Can Sexless Marriages Work? And Other Relationship Questions Answered

For many people, becoming parents can put a strain on their relationship—all of a sudden, this little cute bundle sucks up all of the time, energy and attention new Moms and Dads have to give. Adjusting to the caregiver role can leave very little in the tank for anything...

Rekindling Love and Connection

As parents, February 14 becomes more about Paw Patrol Valentine cards and chocolate kisses than it does love and romance. If you’re looking to rekindle the connection you once had pre-kids, don’t miss our conversation with Kat Kova. She’s a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in sex and couples therapy. Kat talks to us about how COVID is affecting our connections with each other, how to rekindle that spark, and why love is an action.

15+ Valentine’s Day Gifts for Parents

It doesn't matter if it's a gift for your love, a gift for your pal or a gift for yourself. Here are our fave Valentine's Day goodies.

Blended Families: When Two Become One

Blending a family can often feel like a high wire act. So, when two (families) become one, how do you meet the needs of different family members, while creating an environment of love and unity? Alicia Robertson, a coach at Lemonade Life, talks to us about the importance of discussing values and goals, how to have effective communication and why you should bring the kids into the conversation when blending family life.

How One Hour A Day Can Change Your Life

Finding time for ourselves can feel like as much of a dream as going to the bathroom without interruption. As parents, it’s easy to push our own needs to the bottom of the list. We spoke to author and mom, Karma Brown, who found one hour a day in her taunt day to make her dreams of writing a novel a reality. She reveals how parents can still harness the latest research in time management and goal-setting between diaper changes and preparing dinner to focus on themselves.

Embracing A Positive Mindset

"The new normal" ushered in by the pandemic has become, well, normal by now. COVID-19 has handed us so many challenges, including increased anxiety, excess stress and numerous emotional and mental health issues. Leisse Wilcox chatted to us about the importance of a positive mindset and how a shift in perspective can help you and your kids not just manage but thrive. Mindset coach, mom of three, Leisse is also the author of To Call Myself Beloved: A Story of Hope, Healing, and Coming Home.

Fixing Great Dinners Fast

Between pandemic parenting, supervising online learning, and career, there’s not much inspiration left for mealtimes. This week we sat down with the author of Dinner, Uncomplicated and former Chatelaine Food Director, Claire Tansey. She’s on a mission to make family mealtimes fun and delicious—and we’re all ears! Listen for Claire’s tips on taking the stress out of meal prep and making dinner the highlight of your day.

Coconut Shortbread

Craving a quickie baking project? This is it. Coconut shortbread is fast, easy and uses items you probably have on-hand. You could even whip them up while dinner simmers because they happen to make a perfect finish.