I know there are plenty of you out there who think we should just keep my allergic kid inside this Halloween. I know it would save you the hassle of once again having to think of someone else, but here's the thing: we love Halloween and so do our kids. They love trick-or-treating, and they love gorging themselves on the bounty of sugar when they get home from their neighbourhood walk. It's a childhood rite of passage, and nope, we don't keep our anaphylactic boy at home in a protective bubble.
Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada's leading parenting expert. She is the host of The Parenting Show and author of the best seller "Breaking the Good Mom Myth" and "Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Time-outs, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don't Work".
One of the side effects of aging, as it turns out, is realizing that if you really want something, sometimes you’ll just have to get it yourself. Gretchen Rubin elaborates on that concept in her book The Happiness Projectwhen she discusses expecting praise (gold stars, as she refers to it) for the hard work she’s been doing as a mother and a wife. She talks about coming to terms with the fact that the praise will sometimes have to be self-generated.
If you’ve ever stood, staring at the clothes hanging in your closet and wondered What am I going to wear?, you are not alone. Whether you’re heading to work, hitting the mall or taking the kids to yet another sporting practice, this four-step outfit is perfect in its ease and stylishness and it absolutely screams “autumn".
Janey Reilly is the mother of one, and the Founder, and Well-Rested President of WeeSleep and its Dream Team. When Janey isn't at her desk working with her team and clients around the globe to help their children get the health sleep they need and coaching her team of 23 amazing Sleep Consultants across Canada, US and New Zealand, she is doing lunges at the gym, or on social media. She is more than passionate about healthy sleep for babies and parents (especially Mom!).
5 Lessons My Mom Taught Me During Her Too-Short Lifetime
All I had to do was step into the wisdom she had been sharing with me throughout our time together.
A freelance writer and expressive writing coach, Taslim brings together the worlds of creativity and social change on her blog Let ME Out!! She is driven by her belief that we are all capable of contributing to solutions that will better the lives of our families and communities. You can find Taslim happily plunking away on her keyboard at her favourite hangout - home - where she shares this adventure with her husband and three children.
Imagine having your school-aged son taken from your home and sent hundreds of miles away to a boarding school where your worst nightmares of how he might be treated actually happen? This unthinkable event was reality for the Wenjack family and the parents of 163,000 Canadian children who were taken from their families and send to residential schools 50 to 60 years ago.
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.”
10 Ways Breastfeeding Benefits You, Mom
Breastfeeding can make life easier for mothers - in many ways.
Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 new families in their hometown of Saskatoon. They’ve survived sleepless nights, working mom guilt, and the pressure of “doing it all” while still having toilet paper in the house.
Cindy and Jana are dedicated to helping new parents feel more confident and relaxed. They bring research-based answers to new families’ questions through their website, cindyandjana.com, their online prenatal breastfeeding course, Simply Breastfeeding, and their app, NuuNest,.