Mothers


JK Rowling releases free book and asks kids around the world to help illustrate it

JK Rowling, best-selling author and mom of three has released her new children’s book The Ickabog online for free, to give kids in quarantine something new to read.

Loraine Balita-Centeno Loraine Balita-Centeno

Why to make your kids do chores— and how to get them to do it

How do you help your children get ready to “adult?” Science says you need to start them early.

Loraine Balita-Centeno Loraine Balita-Centeno

X Æ A-12 will be a gender neutral baby

While well-intentioned, there are limits to the usefulness of gender neutral approaches to parenting, and it arguably invites risks to children's development and wellbeing.

Erin Perse Erin Perse

Five questions to ask before getting a pet during this pandemic

People are rushing to animal shelters to adopt pets and shelters are getting cleared out fast. Are you ready for a furry addition to your family?

Loraine Balita-Centeno Loraine Balita-Centeno

Parents find no reprieve in partial reopening

The lag in reopening society takes a greater toll on parents, who find that mixing homeschooling, work and restrictions takes a drastic mental health toll.

Julian Vigo Julian Vigo

Seven ways to celebrate Mother's Day during the coronavirus lockdown

Who knew we would be celebrating Mother’s Day in the middle of a pandemic? We’ve compiled a few ideas to help you celebrate while we’re all stuck at home.

Loraine Balita-Centeno Loraine Balita-Centeno

Why I bought my kids a Nintendo Switch

I am a firm believer in the value of escapist media, by which I mean content that can momentarily pull you away from the noise and chaos happening in the world.

Holly Scheer Holly Scheer

Freddy McConnell will retain status as child's 'mother' despite bid to be named 'father'

A transgender man who gave birth to a child has lost a legal battle to be registered on the child’s birth certificate as the father instead of the mother.

Collin Jones Collin Jones

Missing BC woman Nirla Sharma found dead

Nirla Sharma, a 44-year-old mother from New Westminster, BC was found dead along the Fraser River.

Sam Edwards Sam Edwards

NY Governor Cuomo uses pandemic funding bill to push through commercial surrogacy

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for commercial surrogacy to become law for some time, and he's now done it by tying it to pandemic funding measures.

Erin Perse Erin Perse

Six tech tools to help parents homeschool their kids

If you are one of those parents who are losing their mind figuring out how to make this work, we’ve got a few suggestions that could possibly lighten your load.

Loraine Balita-Centeno Loraine Balita-Centeno

Mom celebrates her teen's puberty-blocker induced early menopause

A mom took to the internet to croon with pride for her 15-year-old child who is undergoing early, medically induced, menopause.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

Parents and kids need connection and caring not the stress of virtual learning

Doing school is important, but longterm, not creating more stress is a bigger win right now than any worksheet, any Zoom class, or any distance discussion.

Holly Scheer Holly Scheer

Polyamorous man lauded by progressive media charged with violent abuse of five-week-old baby

A five week old baby was hospitalized in Florida recently after she was violently abused by one of her four fathers in a polyamorous relationship.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

Remote learning tries parents' patience

"I don't got this! I'm not a teacher; help me!" It was a plea from a mom who is worried her daughter will fall behind without the right routine. She isn't alone.

Dounia Royer Dounia Royer