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Parent bloggers - especially moms - find the online world an ideal place to vent about their kids We’ve all heard the term “Democratic Parenting”, which to the best of my knowledge involves allowing the children to have a voice in making their own decisions… otherwise known as Chaos and...

Raising Davis: Privacy

I’LL BE IN MY OFFICE… Working mom Meghan Bradley’s sanctuary is behind the closed door of her bathroom. Remember the Brady Bunch? If you watched some of the reruns you’d remember that no one in the Brady family was allowed to disturb Mike Brady when he was working in his office....

Raising Mary: Privacy

WHEN YOUR KIDS HAVE AN ALL-ACCESS PASS Our stay-at-home mom Tracy Cooper is starting to rethink the open-door policy on her bathroom. I don’t bother locking the bathroom door very often when I’m at home alone with my girls. When I do, my two-year-old dissolves into a tantrum, throwing herself against the...

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...

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