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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Postpartum Support

Planning for help when you go home It's common for women to be sent home within 48 hours of giving birth, so you and your partner should develop a plan that will provide assistance following your first pregnancy. Taking Care of Yourself Before your baby is born: ...

Sibling Rivalry – How to Tackle It

How to tackle sibling rivalry in your family          Older children need time to adjust when their new baby brother or sister is brought home. If the new baby is the second child in the family, the older child who was the centre of attention before may...

Postpartum Depression – Feeling Blue

The Facts About The 'Baby Blues' & Postpartum Depression Many new mothers are surprised by the emotional highs and lows they can experience in the days after birth. Your baby is healthy, you survived childbirth and you're on maternity leave. So what's the problem? The truth is that feelings of...

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