Rediscovering TED Talks

When I first discovered TED talks online, I used to watch them a lot. In the last few months – perhaps even well over a year – I’ve forgotten about them.

Sweet Dreams Mommy

In his short film about a day in the lives of mothers, film maker Matt Bieler captures similar moments. In one scene a child compares a mother to angels. The film is a sweet reminder of the care and consideration provided by mothers and mothering women such as devoted aunties or aunts by adoption.

From BC to Buckleberry and Beyond

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Your Royal Highnesses, Here in British Columbia we followed the happy news that you welcomed your son into your family and that everything is going well.  Congratulations! Your experience resonates with me as our twins were born four years ago and one day before yours. My husband and I also got married [...]

Does Your Age Matter?

Lucy Liu infuriates me. Did you know she’s 44? I had no idea. [...]  I thought that she was maybe, MAYBE 35, tops. She looks too good, too wrinkle-free but also too un-Botox’d to be north of 40. (26 year old female blogger.) Have you ever overheard a conversation about a woman’s age?  Have you [...]

Writing About Modern Motherhood

At a reception for Top Mom Bloggers in Vancouver, a local blogger shared her experience about blogging.  “If you think everything has been said about a topic already, write about it”, she advised. Does a topic related to parenting ever get exhausted? If you have had a baby in the last five years, you might [...]

Playing the Card You Have

In an episode of the popular Made in Canada TV show Being Erica, Erica learns the value of setbacks. While taking tea with her mother, played by Kathleen Laskey, the latter gives the kind of speech that any parent would want to give. How do you respond when live deals you a blow? Here’s what [...]

Let Families Be

Towards the end of our week long stay on Vancouver Island recently, my parents and my family decided to go out to dinner at an upscale island restaurant.  After we arrived, we were ushered to a table in the back corner of the restaurant.  At the neighbouring table a 50-something woman was talking about how [...]

Popular Baby Names for 2012

Hands up.  Do you have friends who carefully chose unique baby names only to find that their choice turned up on the Most Popular Baby Names list? In some households this can happen more than once, despite the parents’ best efforts.  Isn’t it fascinating how a couple can choose a name because they like it, [...]

Does Your Work Matter?

It is a story that pulled ahead of the pack in the bleary hours of early morning news.  Hilary Rosen, a consultant to the Democrats and CNN commentator, has called out Mitt Romney and his wife for comments they have made about women and the economy.  While speaking with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Rosen suggested [...]

You Know - St*ff Mums Say

Sh*t mums say?  Hmnn.  Surely on your journey as a mum you have heard your fair share of statements that could create awkward moments.  In fact some people refer to some of these topics as the basis for Mommy Wars. Sh*t Vancouver moms say was the topic of a recent comment string on Facebook.  Thanks VancouverMom.ca!  At [...]

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