Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...

This Thanksgiving I'm Thankful for Bedtime

A friend called the other day. "It's disturbing to me," she said, "how much I look forward to bedtime." I concurred. There are definitely days when bedtime can't come soon enough. OK, who am I kidding? There are days when I start counting the hours ...

Body peace project treaty for teens

Brittany Snow, Ashlee Simpson and Fergie are among the stars to sign a treaty created by teen magazine Seventeen to help teenage girls improve their body image. The Body Peace Project Treaty is being launched by Seventeen Editor In Chief Ann Skoket ...

Finding my spirit

Those who know me best have delicately suggested that I haven't been myself lately. Probably, maybe, that I haven't been myself for several months. It's been a rough year, a time of transition, take care of yourself. It's a familiar refrain. Yet I fe...

Image of the Day: The profile of love

I am a sucker for daddy/baby pictures, and this one will be among my all time favorites. This is truly a lovely moment between two souls that appear to be completely at peace with one another. Thank you so much to Cl ea tecl ea for sharing this image...

No more singing the blues, hum a happy tune

Lately I am so stressed out that I would do most anything for a moment of tranquility. If I had the time, I would slip away to a yoga class. If I had the funds, I would sneak off to a beefy masseur. If I had the energy, I would go for a long bike rid...

Bonding, one child at a time

Until we added a third child to our brood, I thought I maintained a somewhat stable existence. But once the third one arrived, I found that time and again I missed the parenting boat when it came to some of the important matters in our family. Some m...


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