Stoner Moms, Hardcore 8 Year Olds, and Grandmas Who Would Rather Be Glam-mas


What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. When your kids have kids, would you prefer they call you something like “G-Dawg” or “Glam-ma”? According to Jezebel, some grandparents are eschewing the typical names associated with grandparent-dom and opting for their own titles. “The working theory is that they think of themselves as too young and too active… Read More »

Dare to Draw Assignment #4: Draw a Grandparent


What the daring drawers are drawing today: Hannah Potter, who we have on special assignment working a day ahead, couldn’t decide which of her grandparents to draw. So she included them all! And speaking of stellar drawings, we absolutely love love love all the drawings being shared on the Dare to Draw Facebook page. So,… Read More »

Old School Family Is Always Cool


Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids Family is pretty important to us. Even though most of our extended family is far away, we make extra efforts to keep in touch. This is particularly important when it comes to grandparents. Grandparents (and great-grandparents and beyond) are the “old school” messengers… Read More »

Lessons Learned From Getting Nasty Sick On Your 35th Birthday


Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values The timeline of my life recently struck 3-5. I’m still waiting for the party. In the meantime, I’ve had the opportunity to grow as a person. Or feel less sorry for myself, so that’s something.… Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend With Three Dinners and No Couch-Naps


Megan Pettit shares stories from a new mom Ahhhhh yes, Thanksgiving long weekend. Just kicking back and thinking about everything I’m thankful for. Show up at a relative’s place, eating enough to audition for Woman vs Food, finding room for dessert and napping on the couch. This is what Thanksgiving used to be like before… Read More »

News Round-Up August 3: Friendly Toddlers, Unborn Babies on Facebook and a Possible Replacement for the Biebz


What we’re reading today:   1. This friendly baby talks to everyone. 2. Creating a Facebook profile for your fetus, and then friending it. 3. Kids who are eating their meals outside of the home are consuming more calories. For Washington Post blogger Janice D’Arcy, whose house renovations have sent her and her family out… Read More »

Strengthen Your Family Ties This Summer


It’s bonding. Family bonding. Between day camps and out-of-town visitors, sleepover camps and work commitments, summer’s not all lazy days at the lake. But with the kids off school for another five weeks and the sun shining outside, it’s the perfect opportunity to clear your schedule for an afternoon, a weekend or even a whole… Read More »

News Round-Up May 13: Moms of Twins Live Long Lives, Losing Custody Over Breast Cancer and Don’t Call Me Grandma


What we’re reading today: 1. Moms of twins may live longer than other moms, according to researchers out of the University of Utah. 2. A North Carolina mom with breast cancer has lost custody of her kids. Her ex got a great job in Chicago and the judge ordered the kids must move there by… Read More »

News Round-Up May 4: Alexander the Movie, Quitting on Mother’s Day and Dancing With Michelle Obama


What we’re reading today: 1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is coming soon to a theatre near you! Maybe! Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko is in talks to direct a live action adaptation of the classic storybook. Via Jezebel 2. After the death of their son, two grandparents… Read More »

News Round-Up Monday, January 24


What we’re reading on the blogs today: How cold is too cold? looks at schools and school boards that are holding recess indoors when the temperature dips below -25 C. At what point do you say no to outdoor activities? Sydney Loney at the Globe and Mail says that more Canadians are choosing to… Read More »


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