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Your Weekly Pregnancy Guide

The good, the bad, and the belly. We help you get through your pregnancy, one week at a time.
Dec
04
2016

Talking About Race and Racism With Young Kids Doesn't Need to Be Difficult

It’s time to talk to our children and help them understand that race exists but different does not have to mean the other. 

Talking to kids about race and racism

Talking about race can feel uncomfortable.

Talking about race with young children can feel next to impossible.

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Dec
04
2016

12 Days of Holiday Sleep Tips for Your Baby

For all Families With Sleep on Your Christmas List

Better sleep over the holidays

Heading into the holiday season can be stressful for parents of young children and babies. Suddenly routine and consistent sleep schedules seem next to impossible and finding out how to keep your baby well-rested during the busy festivities is at the top of your Christmas list.

There are steps you can take to help you and your family find better sleep this holiday season. My 12 Days of Holiday Sleep Tips will give the gift of sleep to your little one, and a few extra hours of eggnog and cheers for mom and dad as well.

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Dec
03
2016

Put Ross Petty’s "Sleeping Beauty" at the Top of Your Holiday To-Do List

I'm Giving Family Fun Time to my Kids this Season; Not "Stuff"

Ross Petty Pantomime Sleeping Beauty 2016

Every year as the holidays approach, the inevitable panic sets in. As sure as my neighbour's 37 light-up inflatable snow globes will be shining in my bedroom window at midnight, I'll also find myself frozen in fear at the thought out "getting it all done." And surely "getting it all done" is not the spirit or point of the season, no matter which holiday you enjoy/endure with your family.  

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Parenting Hacks From Dads Who We Can All Learn From

Some of these are GENIUS.

Parenting Hacks From Dads Who We Can All Learn From

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.”

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

Well, we'll never look at How the Grinch Stole Christmas the same again...

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

5 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Conceal Grey Roots

From drugstore finds to higher end products, these will cover the grey until you can get to the salon.

5 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Conceal Grey Roots

Sharon DeVellis came to work at the YMC as the Yummy Mummy Club Coordinator after winning Canada's Yummiest Mummy Contest, a contest based on creativity and not on parenting skills (*whew* wipe beads of sweat from brow).

She is now the Senior Writer and maintains the voice of YMC which sounds very similar to the voice in her head. Being crazy is finally paying off.

If you're looking for insight on how to balance motherhood and working while keeping your house immaculate, go visit Martha Stewart's blog. If you're every other mother on the planet struggling while trying to figure it out... go visit The Inside Scoop.

8 Movies You Have to Watch Every Time They're on TV

Here's our list of movies that you should never fail to turn on when they show up on cable.

8 Movies You Have to Watch Every Time They're on TV

Nov
30
2016

2 Adorable Christmas Crafts for People Who Love Glue Guns

Because Who Doesn't Love the Power of a Hot Glue Gun?

easy and fun family Christmas crafts

I love crafts, and I especially love the idea of them. I cannot resist art stores, what with their bounty of colourful supplies, or strolling the virtual halls of Pinterest for my latest big idea.

Sadly, my passion for crafts deeply conflicts with my lack of patience and hand-eye coordination. I have often thought I should voluntarily give Michaels a poster of my face including a staff warning to turn me away for the greater good.  

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Nov
30
2016

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Wake up to a ready-made wholesome and nutritious breakfast that tastes like Christmas!

Slow  cooker gingerbread oatmeal

Gingerbread is one of those seasonal flavours I can't get enough of, especially leading up to the holidays. It reminds me of my Mom's chewy ginger cookies (with white chocolate), or sipping on a steaming hot gingerbread latte on a cold day. Gingerbread is warm and cozy to me, and the perfect flavour to infuse into over-night slow-cooker oats - one of my favourite ways to cook oatmeal. There's something to be said about waking up to a ready-made wholesome and nutritious breakfast, not to mention the delicious aroma of gingerbread! 

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Rosie O'Donnell Did What No One Should Do

You have to be careful about labeling kids, especially on social media.

Rosie O'Donnell Did What No One Should Do

Rosie ODonnell tweet Trump

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.”