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18 Month Extended Maternity Leaves Just Became a Thing in Canada

Childcare funding gets a boost in the 2017 budget, as well.

18 Month Extended Maternity Leaves Just Became a Thing in Canada

Anne is one of those people who usually speaks to others in memes, pop culture references, and SAT words. On those occasions she can be understood at all, she likes to entertain others with a sense of humour usually described by friends as “hilarious—once you get to know her.”

The Story Not Being Told About United Airlines and the Legging Fiasco

It may be an outdated rule, but United Airlines is within its rights to insist on a dress code because of how these girls were flying.

The Story Not Being Told About United Airlines and the Legging Fiasco

Anne is one of those people who usually speaks to others in memes, pop culture references, and SAT words. On those occasions she can be understood at all, she likes to entertain others with a sense of humour usually described by friends as “hilarious—once you get to know her.”

Nov
27
2016

Why We Don't Do Sleepovers

Why our family just says No

Sleepovers

I filled with dread as soon as I opened the invitation and saw the word…

Sleepover.

Immediately, I started formulating the reason as to why my kids won’t be sleeping over. For the first time ever I found myself thankful for early morning soccer practice.

I’m not a fan of sleepovers.

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Mar
12
2015

Confessions of a 40 Year-Old Pregnant Kindergarten Teacher

Four of the really unglamorous moments of pregnancy

I just celebrated my fortieth birthday. I am not one of those people who dreaded the milestone birthday nor do I feel the need to hide my age. I am proud of being 40. I’ve lived four great decades that have been filled with far more joy than sorrow, so what’s not to celebrate? I don’t feel old, or middle-aged, or any other label. I’m just me. 
 
And, I am pregnant - with just a few weeks left to go.

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Aug
31
2012

Bio Oil: BUSTED!

Scar Treatment or Hype?

Recently I got a phone call at my office from a consumer who wanted to know if she should use Bio Oil to treat her stretch marks.

I have seen Bio Oil before, my sister actually was using it. One day I was at a drug store with her, just doing some Saturday shopping, when I saw it in her cart. Having not heard of it before I asked her what it was.

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Mar
06
2015

Tantrum Tamers: 32 Phrases to Use With 3 and 4 Year-Olds

Use these phrases to increase cooperation and reduce the "Fournado!"

Three-year-old

The trick to communicating successfully with three and four year-olds is to be clever, funny, clear, rested, and to have a method to calming yourself down as fast as possible.

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5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

If you're feeling unsatisfied since finishing the trilogy that whipped women into a frenzy, here are five similar books you can read one-handed.

5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

Angie Lynch is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work inside on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing. In addition to that nonsense, Angie recommends books on Smut Book Club, is a contributing writer to Mom.me, spreads the word of Awesome at We Know Awesome, and tries to be a very professional content creator for local business blogs. Stalk her properly on Twitter @alotofnothing and on Facebook.

 
Apr
01
2016

How to Magically Remove Soap Scum with No Scrubbing Required

Warning: Contains Graphic (Dirty Bathroom) Images

It’s grab-your-supper-and-eat-it-in-the-bathroom-so-you-can-stare-at-it clean.

I was over for coffee at my friend’s house on the weekend when another friend dropped in and because all three of us have kids under seven, the discussion quickly turned to the merits of baking soda.

“It’ll take that craft paint right off your window.”

“It worked wonders on the bathtub after pink dye leaked out of a piece of fun foam.”

“Baking soda is great, but it has nothing on vinegar.”

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Aug
26
2015

7 Common Reasons Why Your Baby Is Struggling With Solids

Why your baby might not be munching as well as expected

Feeding from six to 24 months is often referred to as “the honeymoon stage of feeding” because babies and toddlers tend to accept foods well, experimenting with and tasting anything parents put on their trays, or offer by spoon. This is why picky eating rarely occurs during this stage and surfaces in the older-toddler or preschool years instead.

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Apr
30
2015

10 Kid-Friendly Pop Songs Parents Won't Plug Their Ears For

Songs Appropriate for Young Children AND Parents

Raise your hand if the following (or something very similar) ever happened to you:

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