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  PARENTSCANADA: Did it bother you to be replaced (by Penelope Corrin) at Air Farce during your mat. leave? JESSICA: It absolutely didn’t bother me, until in came this very beautiful, thin, funny woman and I saw both of us together in the mirror. And there I was – giant! I was nine...

Andrea Martin Unplugged: On Hollywood Babies

As an actress, I am rejected in Hollywood on a daily basis. Now I'm going to be publicly rejected, in print, as a Hollywood Parent. My assignment to write about being a Hollywood Parent has sent chills down my insecure spine. Thank goodness my sons are in their 20s,...

Super Silken

In 1992, at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Canadian rower Silken Laumann was the favourite to win gold. She was already a world champion, and a bronze medallist at the previous Olympics in L.A, so Canadas medal hopes were high. Then tragedy struck, just 10 weeks before The Games....

Andrea Martin Unplugged

What was I thinking? I agreed to become a regular contributing humour editor for ParentsCanada magazine. I just turned 60. I don't remember my kids names, never mind the way I parented them, 23 and 25 years ago. Except that I was anxious ALL THE TIME. Worried that I...

Balancing Act: Parenting with Sonia Rodriguez and Kurt Browning

THREE-YEAR-OLD GABRIEL explodes into the rehearsal studio flinging himself into the arms of his mother, Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.  Her face is radiant as the child wraps his small body around hers.  Sonia's husband, skating superstar Kurt Browning, and Sonia's mother, recently moved...

Susur Lee At Home

Internationally renowned chef Susur Lee dishes on how his family eats at home. Jet will say he wants a doughnut, says Brenda Bent, describing life at home with husband Susur Lee and their three boys. Our family doesn't eat doughnuts but he gets one anyway. If they want to eat...

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