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The Best Parenting Advice Kathy Buckworth Ever Received...

Kathy Buckworth is a Mississauga, Ontario humourist, author, blogger and (extremely busy) mother of four children: Nicholas, 7, Bridget, 10, Alexander, 16 and Victoria, 18. She has penned four books about the joys and annoyances of parenting,...

Madonna's Big Move, Adam Sandler, and More - Links We Love

You loaned out your whole maternity wardrobe, but now you're pregnant again. What's the etiquette on asking for maternity hand-me-downs back -- perfectly acceptable or bordering on rude? -- AlphaMom Chocolate shirts? Jeans made out of Easter eggs?...

Do you pay attention to milestones?

Parents worry about their children. New parents, especially, often wonder and wish for a set of rules to follow or a guide to carry them through the exciting and sometimes terrifying adventure that is child-rearing. Hence, the birth of the...

My baby's mullet: nevermore

I have been hemming and hawing about cutting Nolan's glossy blond locks for months now. I justified the hair hitting his eyes in a thousand different ways: he is so breezy with his nonchalant locks, he has a lifetime to conform to the pinstriped tie...

Free at last, free at last

For the past couple years, Sara has been taking acrobatics classes and swim lessons every week. Due to her age, these were classes where I had to run around the gym, roll about on the floor, and skip in circles singing inane songs. In swim class, I...

First birthday celebration

Nolan turned one year old over the weekend. I was reluctant to have a party because - well, he wouldn't really care, would he? It would be a party for us, not for him, and I'm not a big party person these days. With my return to work last week,...

My walking baby

With my return to work next Monday, I am trying to stuff my brain full of images and milestones from the last year: Nolan's first smile, the feeling of overwhelming serenity of his head burrowed in my neck, the concentrated way he purses his lips...

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