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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.

Scary Peeper Creeper Pulled from Home Depot's Shelves

And I say: good.

Scary Peeper Creeper Pulled from Home Depot's Shelves

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.”

Sep
26
2016

Clever Tips from an Internet Expert: Keeping Seniors Safe Online

And why enlisting kids to help seniors is a great idea

by: Cat Coode
Clever Tips from An Internet Expert: Keeping Seniors Safe Online | YMCTech | YummyMummyClub.ca

If you're like me, you're sitting in that sandwich generation between your young kids and your senior parents. My kids think they know everything about everything and my parents know what they don’t know. Sound familiar?

It's an interesting dichotomy, especially when it comes to technology. As the family ‘techie,’ and an internet expert, I'm always in a position of "teacher." For my kids it's to slow them down, and for my parents it's to catch them up.

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Sep
26
2016

Charlsea: When a Doll Is More Than Just a Toy

MY GIRL HAS MADE A FAITHFUL MAPLELEA FRIEND FOR LIFE

My daughter's speech and cognitive delays make it difficult to communicate with girls her age but thanks to Charlie, she is never alone. Why her doll is more than just a toy  | YMCKids | YMCShopping | YummyMummyClub.ca

You gotta have friends. It’s the way we humans roll. Kids, especially, need somebody to talk to, a friend to snuggle up with when they're not feeling well, a friend to whisper secrets to in the dark...someone to just be there. Having a friend and confidante, whether it’s the family pet or a favourite doll, can help boost a child’s confidence when they need it most. 

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Think Twice Before Kissing a Baby (Or Letting Someone Kiss Yours)

A picture is worth 1000 words.

Think Twice Before Kissing a Baby (Or Letting Someone Kiss Yours)

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.”

RECALL: Evenflo Evolve 3-1 Combination Car Seat

The Evenflo Company Inc., has issued a voluntary recall on a popular combination car seat.

RECALL: Evenflo Evolve 3-1 Combination Car Seat

Rejoice! They're Making Cars JUST for Women

The makers of SEAT Mii by COSMOPOLITAN missed the boat.

Rejoice! They're Making Cars JUST for Women

Glynis Ratcliffe used to be an opera singer, but after her daughter begged her to stop singing and be quiet for the millionth time, she decided to use her inside voice and write instead. Now she spends her time writing on her blog, The Joy of Cooking (for Little Assholes), about the important things in life, like potty training, eating too much Nutella and laughing at how ridiculous her kids are. You can find her writing on Romper, Scary Mommy, BLUNTmoms, YMC, and The Huffington Post as well.

Are You Doing These 11 Things to Keep Your Family Car as Safe as Possible?

All parents will relate to number eight…

Are You Doing These 11 Things to Keep Your Family Car as Safe as Possible?

Keeping your family safe in vehicles

LouAnn is pursuing a Master's Degree in creative writing while she works on a graphic novel. When she has a rare moment of free time, she loves to write about social issues like body positivity, parenting, and mental health.

10 Lessons on Feminism I've Learned From (and for) My Daughters

Becoming a mom to daughters turned me into the mama bear of intolerance when it comes to sexism.

10 Lessons on Feminism I've Learned From (and for) My Daughters

Teaching feminism to our daughters

Isabelle Robillard is a mom of toddler twin girls, passionate communicator, writer and closeted nerd. With a functional addiction to documentary films and an penchant for science and science communications, she is an endless resource of moslty useless and sometimes interesting information. She believes that with the gift of writing comes the responsibility to speak to what she knows, and stick to the evidence. In the interest of seizing the day, she is slowly scratching things off her bucket list, most recently by taking up speed skating and cycling.

When Education and Love Go Hand in Hand, Everyone Wins

Public education doesn't always work for everyone - here's a love story to one alternative.

When Education and Love Go Hand in Hand, Everyone Wins

When Education and Love Go Hand in Hand, Everyone Wins

Leslie Ehm is a happily raging entrepreneur who runs Combustion, a whole new kind of training company. When she’s not in an airport, she’s either loving on her two weird and wonderful kids, chilling with husband Russ (who has the patience of a saint) or throwing punches in the boxing ring.

Sep
25
2016

Top Toddler Parenting Resources for Help and Giggles

Need tantrum, sleep, or pottying help? Look here.

Top Toddler Parenting Resources

If you’ve been following my writing for a while, you’ll be familiar with my “best of” or “favourite resources” posts. I like to survey my readers and colleagues about twice a year to find the parenting resources they find the most helpful.

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