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March Break Madness: How to Beat Boredom

Hey, there. It's March Break. How are you? More importantly, where are you? If you're reading this, my guess is you're still here. Yup, Cabin Fever is still here, too. We're not in Florida, soaking in vitamin D and splashing in the ocean. We're not e...

Keep Your Kids Active During March Break

Dear Reggie, I have three kids between the ages of nine and 13 starting March Break very soon. Most of their physical activity is completed during school recess, walking to and from school and the occasional playtime outdoors. They are a little shy ...

Celeb Clan Close-Up: Wayne Gretzky and Family at the Olympics

Wayne Gretzky, right, strolls in downtown Vancouver, with wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, and son, Tristan, 9. Credit: DZILLA/bauergriffinonline.com
Great style: He's known as the greatest professional hockey player of all time, and has won a gazillio...

Build Your Own Inuksuk: Official Symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Has your family caught Olympic fever? Ours sure has. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are taking place right here in Canada, and even though our family won't be travelling to see events live, Cabin Fever plans to mark the occasion in a special way....

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau Dishes on Motherhood

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau has a lot going on. When she's not relaying the latest entertainment scoop as etalk's Quebec correspondent, she's busy keeping up with her 2-year-old son, Xavier, and 10-month-old daughter, Ella-Grace. She's also the wi...

6th Grader Sues Dad Over Grounding - And Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in Q...

The Hokey-Pokey - What's It All About?

Everyone knows the routine -- you put your right hand in, you put your right hand out, and so on. Pretty darn innocuous, right? Well, it seems that in England, a lot of people have gotten upset about the 50's dance craze because they believe some peo...

Dad Forced to Continue Paying Child Support for Kids That Aren't His

When things don't work out between parents, it can be rough. The road to separation and divorce is rarely a pretty one. Normally, the kids get to stay with one parent the majority of the time, and the other ends up supporting them financially. So it ...

City sinks pirate ship

I have a very short list of places I would live if I couldn't live in San Francisco -- basically, it's the Russian River area just north of here and Vancouver, British Columbia (with Portland, Oregon a maybe). Some of the lustre has come off one of t...

FDA finds BPA OK

In a draft report recently issued, the Federal Drug Administration has concluded that Bisphenol A is safe --at least when used in food containers. Commonly known as BPA to consumers, the chemical can be found in all sorts of children's products as w...

Pregnant prostitutes

Yes, hard to believe but also true. Well, perhaps not that hard to believe after all. I mean, hey, women are in the workforce now--even and especially while pregnant--and being a prostitute is a profession, so it's expected that somewhere down the l...

Autistic child receives apology for being asked to leave

Imagine you've just sat down in a restaurant and your five-year-old autistic daughter is making a fuss because her favorite food wasn't on the menu. You're trying to deal with the situation when a waiter comes over and informs you that another custom...

Lactation consultants quit over formula flap

Breastfeeding ain't easy. While it's clearly the best choice, in general, for a baby's nutritional needs, it can be difficult. That's why it's so important for doctors and hospitals to encourage and support new mothers in breastfeeding and why access...

Court trumps dad over detention

Gee, I hope my kids don't read this story -- I don't need to show up in court every time I send them to sit on the stairs. You see, a twelve-year-old girl in Quebec, Canada didn't like being grounded -- and missing a graduation trip with her elementa...

No right to avoid chemo

An eleven-year-old Canadian boy battling Leukemia has decided he doesn't want to undergo any more chemotherapy. His family doesn't want him to suffer anymore chemo either. The Children's Aid Society, however, has taken the boy into custody and is for...

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