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Hello Kitty

Cat owners admit that they dont really own their cat. Their cat owns them. That aside, these same people tend to be pretty smug in their assumption that cats are so much smarter than dogs. Its pretty irritating to dog owners that they tend to be right! Have a...

The Mommy Wars

The right to choose to be a full-time mom or a career mom was supposedly settled in the 70's and 80's. Now the issue is a battlefield again as champions of both sides come out swinging. The reason: a growing number of highly educated and successful women are picking...

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...

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