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Summer Lovin’

When I was seven years old I was heartbroken because my mother wouldn’t let me see the movie Grease. My friends were all seeing...

Between Two Worlds

I have just finished reading what could be my biography. Elizabeth Marquardt’s Between Two Worlds: the Inner Lives of Children of Divorce had me...

The Disappearance of Childhood

In the Middle Ages, if you stopped overnight at an inn, chances are you’d be welcomed with ale and stew, and presented with a...

Living in Your Parents’ Basement

When I was sixteen, I knew for certain that when I hit eighteen I was moving out. This wasn’t because I didn’t like my...

Are Children Worth It?

I’m really not sure why I had children, except that I was supposed to. I wanted someone to love me, and I wanted to...

FAMILY VALUES: Too Young to Be Hot

Nothing makes a teenager seem younger than one trying to act like an adult. They may get the lingo right, but watch them for...

FAMILY VALUES: Breaking the Cycle

When my children were babies, my husband was finishing up his residency program at the Hospital for Sick Children. His barbaric schedule frequently placed...

FAMILY VALUES: Don’t Follow Your Heart

When news of Al and Tipper Gore’s split hit a while back, many newspaper pundits chose to put a happy spin on it. Deirdre...

To Be a Parent

The other day I was in the mall and I spotted a girl of about 15 sporting a T-shirt with big pink letters announcing...

Having It All?

We women have been told for years that we could have it all. We tell it to our little girls, too: want to be...

My Friday Nights

Belinda Stronach is in the news again. Her lack of attention span, as demonstrated in both her political and romantic escapades, has again reared...

Passport to Confusion

This week I joined the frenzy of Canadians applying for passports. With our southern neighbour’s change of rules, multitudes are scurrying to secure the...

Fatherhood

In the recently released movie Knocked Up, professional journalist Alison discovers she is pregnant from a drunken one-night stand with loser Ben. She doesn’t...

Banishing the Stay at Home Blues

If you judge by the comments of many of my acquaintances, I have the personality of a pea. If you’re a stay at home...

Too “busy” for family?

The answer to that age-old question, “How are you?” has traditionally been “I’m fine.” Over the last few years, though, I’ve noticed a new...

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