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Matters of Motherhood

  “You really are quite the mother hen, Angie!”; the booming, heavily accented voice of a long-time Australian family friend (who, in the spirit of extended kin, we have always called “Uncle”) resounded, as I chased after a niece in an almost futile attempt to put some bug repellant on her while she played in …

Mother’s Day Brunch in Toronto

  Show your mother how much you appreciate her over stacks of banana pancakes and decadent eggs benedict at one of these amazing brunch spots on Sunday, May 11. If you’re looking for more ways to treat your mom, check out ourguide to Toronto’s spas! Mother’s Day Brunch Cafe Boulud The elegant Cafe Boulud at …

This Weekend: Things to Do in Toronto

  Toronto.com’s Top Picks for This Weekend: May 9 to May 11 Summer festivals may be a few weeks away, but you can still get your festival fix this week at Canadian Music Week, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, theSpring Bird Festival andRock.Paper.Sistahz. There’s even DigiFestand the last weekend of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival too. Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! Scroll …

Therapy dog Lexy helps patients at Fort Bragg and keeps them coming back for treatment

  FORT BRAGG, N.C. – After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield. But as Swols sits in a small office in the Robinson Health Clinic at Fort Bragg, his hand drops …

Don’t be Mum about Mom: Ideas for Mother’s Day

  Admit it: we’ve never really shown our matriarchs the love and appreciation that we ought to give them. It’s sad, but it’s the truth. With the fast-paced lifestyle of today, we’ve somehow forgotten to give enough attention and gratitude to the one who endured and carried us for nine months—the one who raised us …

Where to take mom on a date on Mother’s Day

She carried you in her womb for 9 long months. She took good care of you until you were ready to stand on your own two feet. She loved you from the day you were born. And she will continue to do so for the rest of her life. Yes, that’s mom. Having said all …

In Need of Inner Peace

At some point as school children, we were all taught about life’s basic necessities; those things a human being cannot do or live without – the lack of which may result in death. These are often listed as food, shelter, water, and clothing. Some lists include air or oxygen (yes, breathing would be nice.) These …

Are you ready to be a first time mom?

Photo: Facebook Page of First time mommy.com   When does motherhood start? Well, at least for me, the very moment that I saw the two pink lines in the pregnancy kit—I knew then that I am already a mother. As soon as a woman gets pregnant, there are many sacrifices that she has to make. …

Fraud Prevention Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners

  Mortgage fraud occurs when someone deliberately misrepresents information to obtain mortgage financing that would not have been granted if the truth had been known. CMHC offers tools and resources to educate consumers to prevent mortgage fraud. It offers important information on how to protect your name, your credit, and your family by avoiding becoming part of mortgage …

Six Best & Worst Mother’s Day Buys

Seasonality doesn’t just affect the weather; prices across a wide range of products can change on a month-to-month basis as demand fluctuates. Considering millions of consumers will shop for Mother’s Day gifts this week, being aware of these best and worst buys can help you make smarter purchasing decisions that delight Mom and keep your …

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