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21 Ways to be a Better Divorced Dad

Even if you don’t have joint custody, move close to where your children live. You need to be available when unforeseen circumstances arise. Talk to your children, either in person or on the telephone every day. ...

Stand-up Parenting

  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,...

Making Better Home Videos

Gear Up Why is it that people hate to watch home movies? Let's be honest; most people really stink at using a camcorder. Anyone can pick up a camera and turn it on, but with the right tools and a little know-how, you, too, can have Oscar-calibre home movies. Make sure...

Raising Mary: Budget Glance

Here's the short answer to what it costs for me to stay home with 16-month-old Mary: my entire salary of $47,000 per year (from which I took home, after taxes and deductions, about $34,000). But is my worth measured only in dollars and cents? Is success? I sure hope...

Raising Davis: Budget Glance

Even with savings and pre-planning, Paul and I knew that if I prolonged my mat leave, we would be falling behind and incurring debt. Mind you, I felt pulled in two directions I was missing a part of Davis's first year but also loved my work. I'm in sales,...

A Mother’s Apology to Everyone on Air Canada

  I never thought, that some day, I would be that parent and others would feel the same way about my family. So it's only fair that I offer an apology to everyone on flight AC4186.     If you were on that flight from Edmonton on Wednesday, January 17, you...

Same Sex Parenting

Anna And Sylvie, Montreal Mothers To Two Year Old Sacha Having two moms or two dads isnt unusual. According to 2001 Census, the first in Canadian history to collect data same-sex families, there were 34,200 same-sex common couples in Canada. Out of that number, 15 percent of lesbian couples and...

Out Of A Suitcase

Make a list of whats missing for each family member and shop with a plan. Restricting everyone to two main colours with coordinating accents makes life on the road easier. It means that when youre down to your last clean pair of pants and top, theyll still work together....

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....

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