Parenting

Carlyne St Jules and her children (left to right) Jonah, 7, Savior, 2, and Sophia, 10 are shown in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Inflation may force St Jules to cut short her family vacation this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Reynolds

‘The most expensive part of your years’: Parents feel inflation’s squeeze

Parents concerned about being able to afford opportunities for their kids

 

Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.

Cariboo group relaunches services for pregnant people with substance use disorders

HCPP is relaunching with Shawna Mahoney to help women with addiction and other pregnancy struggles

 

According to a report by Women in Capital Markets, 82 per cent of men cited workplace culture as a barrier to their use of leave. (Photo used with permission from CIPHR Connect, ciphr.com)

Non-profit launches pledge to increase use of parental leave by fathers, non-birthing parents

Workplace cultures currently discourage non-birthing parents from taking leave: report

 

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Being beach body positive is hard

Now that the summer weather is finally here, we’ve been out to…

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Growing up with an adventurous dad creates cherished memories

Marisca reminisces about some wild experiences with her father

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The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Shaming moms is not the answer to formula shortage

Marisca advocates for better support and more understanding amid baby formula shortage

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Looking for the silver lining in the clouds

Marisca tries to find joy in the rain and dismal start to spring 2022

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Take two on last year’s New Year’s Resolution

Marisca aims (again) to make her bed and lay in it

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Dreaming of sleep in a different season of life

Mombie: a sleep deprived supermom who feeds on caffeine and survives on wine

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An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn

Many parents struggle to get accurate information about taking care of their baby

An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)
Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)

Back to school: Children with special needs are being put in harm’s way, says Autism BC

‘How can my child on the spectrum be safe if the protocols are not in place,’ asks worried parent

Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)
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Cooking while camping can be a treat until it’s not

Marisca looks for ideas while she is stuck in a recipe rut

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Teachers deserve a ton of credit for going above and beyond

Marisca thanks all the teachers for making it through another complicated COVID year

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People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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This girl is on Pfizer

Nursing momma joins the immunized club; and eases back into writing for The Interior News

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B.C. judge rules that 2nd mom should be 3rd legal parent in polyamorous family

All three adults have lived together in a committed relationship since 2017

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B.C. has no parental leave policy for elected councillors, so town makes its own

No provisions under B.C. Community Charter to allow new parents time off without disqualification

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Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)

Sexual health ‘master class’ for pre-teens offered online

‘The pressure is just so huge, even in Grade 5.’

Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
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Pregnancy after loss during a pandemic

Marisca worries about giving birth with COVID-19 cases climbing

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Thankful for the end of a tough week

Marisca tries to find some laughter for relief from the second COVID wave

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