Barbie Has a New Body #TheDollEvolves

On this morning's Global TV parenting segment, I discussed a very global trending topic - #CurvyBarbie. Yes, Barbie has a new body, and it has most moms celebrating, a few skeptics, and others who simply don't care. Mattel announced last week that the doll has evolved with three new body shapes: curvy, petite and tall. She…

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Does Serendipity Exist or is it Tenacity in Disguise?

By Dana Kobernick For years, I have been clinging to the sage words of one of my writing teachers, repeating them both aloud and internally, like a sacred mantra. Writing, he told me, is 10 percent talent, and 90 percent tenacity. That is likely true of most things in life.…

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Happy Birthday @Oprah! 25 Lessons Learned

Today is Oprah's birthday. For those of you who are big readers of this blog, you know that Oprah is my hero, my queen, my inspiration. I've met her, I've attended her LifeClass taping, the Weekend with Oprah, I've filmed 5 episodes of The OWN SHOW on OWN TV,  etc... Heck, she even tweeted me. ;)…

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Celebrating 3 Years With Global TV Today!

It was three years ago today, that I sat nervously in the green room of Global Television. I was starting my new weekly job as the Parenting and Lifestyle Correspondent on The Morning News. The new show kicked off, and my first segment How To Become a Mompreneur in 2013 aired live January…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

I enjoyed this morning's Global TV segment, as we chatted trends, and what recent surveys say will be hot parenting trends to look out for in 2016. Helicopter parenting-- in or out? Eating for two while pregnant-- in or out? Tune in... Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/2480292/parenting-trends-in-2016 Would love to know what…

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Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

By Dr. Vanessa LaPointe I am a mom. And a psychologist who works with children and parents. Talk about an occupational hazard! But it is through wearing these two hats that I live the science of child development. I have the amazing privilege in my every day life of seeing…

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12-Month Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

By Theresa Gibson A big congratulation if you’re the owner of a brand spanking’ sparkly new engagement ring! Wedding planning is very exciting but there are times when it can be incredibly stressful as well which is why a handy wedding checklist will be the thing you turn to again and again.…

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Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to…

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By Sabrina Must Despite an accumulative 3.8 GPA, winning the Most Athletic Award in high school trumped all scholastic achievements. It was all worth it: Hours playing soccer and baseball in the elementary school boys leagues; hours driving from one practice to the next, flying from one tournament to the next;…

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I’m Making No Resolutions For 2016. It’s All About THIS…

Hello, I’m back! Back in the groove. One kid is back at school. The other kid is still sleeping (he's back tomorrow). I’m at my computer. Happy 2016, my beautiful ladies! For the first time in a few years, I did not check in once while on a blogging hiatus. I…

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