Canadian Children's Author Dishes on Work, Travel and Parenting Teens

Helaine Becker doesn't do mornings. But that doesn't stop her from being a prolific and award-winning author of children's books, as well as a busy mother of two teenage boys -- Michael, 17, and Andrew, 15. The Toronto writer and public speaker has p...

Parents of Injured Children at Risk for Stress Disorder

"Putting the kids first" is a well-known mantra that any parent can identify with. And when a child becomes sick or injured, it might seem practical, even essential, for a parent to put aside their own anxious feelings in order to comfort a distresse...

Heather Armstrong on Parenting, PPD, and Her Love for Brad Pitt

By now, you probably know the back story: In 2001, Heather Armstrong started a blog she called Dooce (after her repeated and much-mocked typo for "dude") where she wrote about things like her love of Carnation milk and her boss. A year later, aft...

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10% ...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here it is, once again, the end of the weekend. The kids are enjoying a much needed nap, giving me a chance to trip lightly across the internet. Here are some pretty fascinating posts I came across out there in the hinterland. This first post makes m...

Moms and depression, how many of us have it?

One of my favorite activities involves sitting down with my laptop, a cup of tea by my side, and reading my daily list of favorite blogs. I don't read newspapers, nor do I watch much television, so these daily reads are my main contact with friends i...


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