The words “Barbie. Ken. Meet the new crew” splash across the screen as `80s-style night club music serenades the new line of Fashionista dolls recently released by Mattel.
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My face flushes as I respond to the question that I’m asked about on an almost daily basis now that the last month of school is coming to a close: “Do you have any big plans for the summer?” .
As I drove a boisterous carload of seven-year-old boys to soccer practice, I asked how many of them had fidget spinners, and not surprisingly, all but one raised their hands.
My son was recently at a birthday party.
There’s nothing I love more than holding my child’s hand as we stroll down the street, so when my oldest dropped my hand and ran ahead at school drop off for the first time, I felt a little hurt.
A series of child abduction social experiments were conducted and shared through social media by YouTube sensation Joey Salads, and the results have parents second-guessing their methods when it comes to educating their kids about “stranger danger”.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and like most moms, I’m excitedly anticipating the reveal of this year’s handcrafted gifts. I love how my kids tease me with hints while vowing not to tell me what they’ve been making at school, as if I don’t know what’s coming.
It’s easy to make excuses for not voting - especially as a parent.
When my first daughter was born, I was oblivious to the gender stereotyping of toys. I doused her in pink and filled up her toy room with dolls without giving it a second thought.
As my oldest child rambled on about her school day happenings, I shifted my eyes from her face to the screen of my iPhone, swiping my thumb across its surface while muttering, “Oh nice..” and “Mhmm, that sounds interesting…”
Co-parenting with your BFF. A concept that has crossed the minds of many struggling parents - especially those who are parenting without a partner.
Parents are swooning over the possibility of a parental leave increase from 12 months to 18 months, but what many don’t realize is that a longer leave does not equate to more money from the government.
There’s a reason why I avoid Skype calls and video conferences when I’m working from home, and that reason was perfectly reflected in the latest viral video of political science professor Robert Kelly.
There was a time when the words “Spring Break” conjured up images of college kids in a drunken stupor, partying it up in Daytona Beach, flashing their boobs and jostling their junk in hopes of making a cameo on MTV’s live broadcast of the Floridian festivities.
When you start a new job, you’re often faced with an overwhelming sense of uncertainty.
When I mention to parents of younger children that I sometimes leave my nine-year-old daughter home alone, they often react like Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone - their jaws drop, their hands slap their cheeks, and a deep and horrifying shriek bursts from their lips.
When I first heard that coding was to become a part of the new school curriculum in BC, I thought the idea was a bit esoteric.
Whether they work from home, or are office-dwelling nine-to-fivers, parents can be thrust into a flurry of panic when snow days occur - and it’s not just because of the cancelled classes and risky roads.
I recently chatted with a top chef in San Diego, who shared with me her arduous journey from daydreamer, to line cook, to executive chef for a top restaurant - despite the wishes of her traditional Indian family.
When I was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Minister of Education Mike Bernier, and Minister of Jobs and Skills Training Shirley Bond earlier this week, I wasn’t sure what to expect.