Susan Pennell-Sebekos

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Pregorexia

For some pregnant women, gaining weight is psychologically unbearable. It’s called ‘Pregorexia’ and it’s risky business for expectant moms. We’ve all lamented about the extra pounds needing to be dumped post-birth, but there are some women who admit to refusing to gain much weight during pregnancy. Perhaps inspired by über-thin...

The Basics of First Aid

Several decades ago, moms might have slathered butter on a burn or tilted your head back if your nose was bleeding. Luckily, we have more accurate information available now to handle life’s bumps and bruises. With the help of St. John’s Ambulance, we’ve provided this information about first aid....

Are You Getting Enough Sex?

EVEN AFTER KIDS, QUALITY AND QUANTITY ARE STILL IMPORTANT When you first met your partner your sex life was probably terrific. You experimented; you couldn’t keep your hands off each other. Then, after you were married for a while and the kids came along, bedroom sports got a little, well,...

More the Merrier – Jon & Kate Plus 8

Be careful what you ask for. This has never been more true as it is for Kate and Jon Gosselin. Just three years after giving birth to twin daughters, the couple learned they were pregnant again – with sextuplets. Their lives are documented each week on TLC’s “Jon & Kate...

More the Merrier – Multiple Babies; Multiple Fun?

The Gilmours Saskatoon, SK "Quints R us!" QUINTUPLETS • Sara, Alison, Madison, Simon and Alex  My husband and I were married for a number of years and had no luck getting pregnant. Finally, we resorted to seeing an infertility specialist. After four attempts we had success! A daughter! After a couple...

50 Activities under $50 or free!

Go picking: Check the Internet for local farms. count to see who got the most , then hunt for some great recipes to make together Retro game day: Teach your children how to hula hoop, yo-yo or play a super fast game of Simon Says. Create a T-Shirt: Buy some iron-on...

Spit Happens

So, you didn’t know what you were going to do with all those receiving blankets and bibs you got as shower presents? Four months of age is prime time for baby spit up. Welcome to the ‘PreGumbrian Era’ (soon to be followed by the ‘Messyzoic Era’, after which you’ll...

Another Wet Night

  "Another wet night?  That's how my mom would greet me in the morning", says Janine Pearson describing how her mother reacted to Janine's childhood bedwetting. She didn't scold me, really, but her words were teeming with disapproval. I'm sure it made my problem worse, she says. I was always...