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Mommy Laugh Track: Contain Yourself, and Your Stuff

I have four kids. We have a lot of stuff. This is one of those things that truly no one tells you about before you have kids. Remember Pig Pen from Peanuts? That’s who my children look like, walking along with a cloud of papers, gum wrappers, plastic animals and...

More and More Fathers Are Taking Parental Leave

More and more fathers are taking a year off work to look after their kids, testing the impact on their careers in the process. Child rearing is no longer just women’s work. When asked if I’m a teacher, I say yes. When asked if I’m a stay-at-home-dad, I say yes....

How to Teach Your Child to Appreciate Live Theatre

PICTURE THIS: You’ve dropped a serious load of cash on theatre tickets for your whole family to see the latest megamusical, and children in the theatre won’t stop getting up, talking too loudly and asking to go home. What’s worse, they’re YOUR children! Though actors may be born in the...

Raising Davis: Dealing With ‘Momnesia’

ParentsCanada asked our Moms to reflect on their failing memories. What did they remember? We humans are great adaptors and I have learned to cope with Momnesia through lists, day-timers and the ever-handy sticky note. It is my new reality. Davis’ school calendars live in the cereal cupboard. If, every morning,...

Raising Mary: Dealing With ‘Momnesia’

ParentsCanada asked our Moms to reflect on their failing memories. What did they remember? Whether it really is related to new motherhood or just to a busier life than ever, I suspect this 'condition' is not going to go away. So I have resolved not to rely on...

A Single Mom Celebrates Being in Charge

I'm just back from a late-night jaunt with my seven-year-old daughter to a local submarine sandwich joint. It’s 10 p.m. We wore our pyjamas, ate cookies outside the store and, when we got back to the house, watched our favourite reality show and drew tattoos on each other with...

A Single Dad Embraces His New World

I like being a single dad. Well, I'm really only a single dad half the time - every other week when my two boys stay with me. The other week I'm just single - and I like that too. The week-on/week-off routine works well for me. When I have the...

Mommy Laugh Track: Portrait of a Frazzled Mom

Portrait of a Frazzled Mom How can I be so busy each and every day yet still feel most days that I got absolutely nothing done? While I’m not quite ready to be an ‘After’ picture, the ‘Before’ photographers are leaving me alone, too. Good enough is… well, good ...

Live Healthier And Longer By Changing Just A Few Basic, Daily Habits

Dr. William Meller, author of Evolution Rx, talked with ParentsCanada about how to live healthier and longer by changing just a few basic, daily habits. IF BETTER HEALTH IS THE GOAL, OUR DAILY HABITS ARE THE SUBTEXT. PC: You suggest very specific daily habits to improve our health and longevity. Do...

Mommy Laugh Track: Celebrity Parents

Now Showing... Celebrity Parents Celebrity moms and dads raising their children have it really tough – every move is scrutinized by the camera’s lens. So why does it appear to be so much easier for Gwen & Gavin, Brad & Angie and Heidi & Seal to raise their kids than...

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