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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...

Raising Davis: Thoughts from a Working Mom

6:05 A.M: I'M OFF and in the lead. Following Davis dad, Paul, I head for the shower, hoping Davis will give us a 20-minute head start. 6:20 a.m. All bets are off. Davis is up. There are lunches to pack, breakfast to be made, clean clothes to pack for...

Raising Mary: Thoughts from a Stay-at-Home Mom

It was late in the afternoon and with the sunlight already bleeding from the sky, I knew I had to get out of the house. My fourteen-month-old and I were sick of each other. There were a few hours before her bedtime and my husband wouldn't be home from...

Fathers Matter

Being a father is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. In the past, most fathers went to work to support their families, while raising children was the mother's job. Things have changed. In many families today, both parents work for pay. In...

Single parenting by choice

Stacey Shorney wants to become a single mother.

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...

TV Parent Watch

Were talking cartoons, folks, and its no laughing matter. Time was that moms and dads could breathe easy and scuttle off to their chores when Gumby or Yogi Bear waddled onto the screen. Nowadays when your youngsters ask what a dildo is, theres an even chance that they heard...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

You Said It: If It’s Not My Kid, It’s Not My Business

ParentsCanada national survey finds that 78 percent of parents believe mothers should choose for themselves whether to stay-at-home with young children or work outside the home. Canadian parents respect a mother's right to choose what's best for her and her family when it comes to career, according to a survey...

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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