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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.
Jul
03
2015

Why Are People Getting Tattoos of Semicolons?

Punctuation's got nothing to do with it

Why Are People Getting Tattoos of Semicolons?

Though the idea of getting a semicolon tattooed on your wrist may appeal to grammar nuts out there, the reason many people are doing it has absolutely nothing to do with punctuation.

Arguably the most misused punctuation mark, the semicolon's function is to link two sentences while keeping them distinct. Yet thanks to a social media campaign, it's become so much more.

This past April, Project Semicolon appropriated the semicolon as a symbol of hope and mental health awareness.

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Jul
03
2015
8 Awesome Authors Captivate Tween & Teen Readers
I don’t remember there being "tweens" when I was growing up.  In the olden days, before internet and the rampant fear of gluten, trains speed on through from childhood to teenagedom without stopping at tween depot.  However, I am a fan of the tween period, loosely defined as the ages from ten to thirteen years old.  Kids this age are don’t really fit in the same bracket as energetic preschoolers, but aren’t quite ready for driver’s licenses and late night parties.

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Jul
03
2015
11 Year-Old Girl Dumps Boyfriend with Epic Text Convo

Ah, the tween life! Full of drama and hardship. And the relationships... don't even go there. An 11-year-old's epic break up text was leaked in screen shots taken by her older sister (her mother since confirmed they are legit). And you just know it's gold. 

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Jul
03
2015

No Bake Vegan Coconut Fudge

NO BAKE, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE...AND DELICIOUS!

No Bake Vegan Coconut Fudge

If you've been following my recipes for any length of time, you will know that I am an enormous fan of coconut. All hail the mighty coconut, provider of energy, antioxidants, and dietary fibre! Numerous studies have shown coconut products to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties - and that consumption of coconut helps to boost immunity. Perhaps that makes this coconut fudge a health food!

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Jul
03
2015

School's Out! 8 Kid-Friendly Easy Lunch Ideas

8 make-at-home lunch ideas for busy families during the summer break

School's out and lunch box packing is on hold for the summer. Phewf! Although home lunches may seem easier than packing school lunches, there are only so many peanut butter and jam sandwiches that your kids will eat (I say this, because this is often the lunch option that I often fall back on when I'm stumped for ideas).

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Jul
03
2015
How The Gentlemen Project hopes to change a generation

A gentleman is so much more than a guy in a debonair jacket. That's the conclusion Kirk Chugg arrived at when his five year-old son put the "What's a gentleman?" question to him.

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13 Outside-the-Box Potty Training Tips That WORK

Moms who have been there and done it share their secrets to potty training success.

13 Outside-the-Box Potty Training Tips That WORK

Easy Ways To Make Potty Training A Breeze

YMC Social is about moms giving advice to moms. It's where we share what you have to say...because motherhood is a community.

10 Super Kitchen Hacks for Your Best Summer Living

These great tricks will help simplify food and drink preparation indoors and out.

by: Paula Roy

10 Super Kitchen Hacks for Your Best Summer Living

Paula Roy readily admits that she’s obsessed with food. Typically, it’s the first thing she thinks of in the morning and the last of the day as well. You would be mistaken to think she’s developing wrinkles – they are actually permanent creases caused by falling asleep while reading cookbooks in bed.  She recognizes that not everyone shares her passion for cooking, so she channels much of her enthusiasm into creating family-friendly recipes that are easy to prepare and yield delicious results.

Although her husband and kids are eager taste testers, Paula knows she’ll eventually be paying for their therapy thanks to her constant cries of, “don’t touch that plate, I haven’t taken a photo yet!”

Paula loves to travel and explore whatever culinary treasures a destination has to offer. In addition to leading cooking classes and making frequent TV appearances, she’s also a busy freelance writer and serves as the food editor of popular style magazine Ottawa At Home. In addition to her contributions for YMC, you can also follow Paula’s edible adventures through her blog, Constantly Cooking, and keep up with her daily kitchen antics on Twitter and Instagram (@paulajroy).

Jul
02
2015

9 Surprising Things You Learn Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Living on a budget isn't as easy as you would think

Living on a budget isn't as easy as you would think.

It was a long month on our budget eating adventure, and I've learned some amazing things along the way. I hope you have too. I wanted to share a list of some of the most unusual things I've learned...hopefully you find them helpful for either yourself, or when trying to perform compassionate acts for those in need.

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Sesame Street Says Goodbye to 'Fix It Maria' After 44 Years

It's a a wistful day for Sesame Street fans as Sonia Manzano - aka "Maria" - who wrote and starred in the classic children's show for 44 years announced her retirement.

In a case of all good things coming to an end, Manzano, who joined the show in 1971, won a total of 15 Emmys for the scripts she wrote for the show.

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