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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.

5 Great Lotions for Dry Skin You Can Buy at the Drugstore

You don't have to spend a fortune to care for your skin.

5 Great Lotions for Dry Skin You Can Buy at the Drugstore

Have You Heard of the Ice and Salt Challenge?

If not, read this and then talk to your teens and older kids.

Have You Heard of the Ice and Salt Challenge?

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

Congratulations on your first pregnancy.

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

The YMC Office Gets a Makeover!

Make an oasis with a modest budget!

The YMC Office Gets a Makeover!

Is My Kid Ready for Star Wars?

Trying to figure out when my son is ready for different movies and TV shows has been a real challenge for us.

Is My Kid Ready for Star Wars?

Mike Tanner has been blogging for almost a decade, beginning with food and film reviews and for the last 5 years, has blogged from www.OneRedCat.com on all things small business. He is a full time stay at home father who also writes his musings on parenting at www.ChewyAndVader.com and is in the process of launching a charity in Halifax. He’s spent the last two years blogging for national and local companies in the fields of insurance, financial management, education, swimming pools and technological gadgetry. He’s currently spending the year working on 2 books, 9 eBooks and 145 personal blog posts.

5 Best Treatments For Winter-Dry Hair

For every problem there is a solution, and that includes over-styled and winter damaged hair.

5 Best Treatments For Winter-Dry Hair

Sports Illustrated and Stretch Marks Go Well Together

This beautifully un-retouched ad from Lane Bryant celebrates body positivity.

Sports Illustrated and Stretch Marks Go Well Together

Ashley—an East coast-dwelling single mum of Finn the preschooler and Duncan, The Wonder Cat—has the propensity to be a little feisty, but tones it down for her day job as a public relations peep. Shoes are her best friend. - See more at: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/ashley-macinnis-the-frenzied-fashionista#sthash.GYyC3EGx.dpuf

Feb
22
2017

Crocheting and Knitting Are My New Meditation

(And Not As Hard As You Might Think)

Last year during a particularly cold winter day, as I curled up with the afghan my mother had made for me about forty years ago, I had a sudden urge to make a blanket for each of my children.

At the time, the book The Year of Living Danishly was all the rage, which encouraged us to hunker down into blankets and pillows with candles burning nearby. I imagined having an afghan in progress draped over me all winter was a wonderful way to get through another period of cold.

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Feb
22
2017

Does Lipstick Have Lead in It?

Gwyneth Paltrow sent an email saying lipsticks contain lead.

I received a newsletter from Gwyneth Paltrow's mailing list recently:

Dear Friend,

It’s a well-known fact that lead is toxic, especially to children.  But did you know it could be lurking in your lipstick, eye shadow or shampoo?! 

Most people mistakenly believe that the personal care industry is highly regulated.  It’s not.  At all.  Companies are not even required to say on the label whether a product contains lead – no matter how much is in it!

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Feb
21
2017
BrewDog, a craft beer company, is offering Puppy Parental Leave for their nearly 1,000 employees around the world.

A year and a half ago, we brought home a new member of the family on a bright, sunny Saturday morning. Her name was Ella, and she was a 7-week-old Golden Lab puppy. 

We had never had a dog before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had seen enough commercials and happy puppy videos to know that there would be laughter and cuddling and joyous naptimes and enough Instagram moments to start an entire new account. 

It would be bliss! 

~Insert record screeching sound here~

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