We asked for your best advice for baking with kids. Here are our favourite tips from readers. More »Baking with kids: 15 tips to have fun (and stay sane)
Sanity savers: Our staff and readers offer their best tips for getting through big holiday dinners with kids. More »8 tips to get your kids through big family dinners
1984. It was my year of the Cabbage Patch Kid, and seeing Michael Jackson. Grade 4 wasn't great, but Christmas sure was. I got Beatrice Arabelle, signed by Xavier Roberts on her bum to let me know she was "official" and a real Cabbatch Patch doll. More »The New Furby: Will You Buy 2012's Hottest Toy?
It's never too early to teach your kids to be more selfless, and we've got the tips to help you do it! By YLONDA CAVINESS More »12 Ways to Teach Kids How to Be More Grateful and Giving
Two moms face off on the topic of paying kids to do their chores. More »The Debate: Should you pay your kids to do their chores?
Can walking to school really make that much of a difference? Jamie Stuckless thinks so. “It’s an easy, inexpensive way to work exercise into kids’ days,” says the facilitator of school travel planning for Green Communities Canada in Ottawa. More »Step it up!
The healthiest foods for you and your family are the ones you make yourself, since you control the ingredients and the preparation method. More »10 kitchen skills every 10-year-old should know
Few U.S. women choose intrauterine devices, or IUDs, for contraception — a recent study found they rank No. 5 in use, behind oral contraceptives, tubal ligation, condoms and vasectomies. More »The IUD: What Do Gynecologists Know That Other Women Don't?
There's a resurgence of whooping cough in areas of Canada and the U.S., health officials say after the death of an Alberta infant from the infectious illness. More »Whooping cough surge in adults threatens babies
Many parents are planning to spend $500 or more on back-to-school shopping, a new survey says, with general school supplies and clothes at the top of the list. But budget-shopping experts insist that getting ready for the school year doesn't have to cost quite that much. More »Back-to-School Spending: $500 Per Shopper?
Pregnant Camila Alves looked stunning-as-ever in a strapless mini dress at the London premiere of Magic Mike. More »Camila Alves & Matthew McConaughey: Bump watch!
There comes a time when every woman asks herself 'Do I want to be a Mom?' Find out five ways to get your answer. More »To have a baby or not? Five ways to approach the baby-making dilemma
Child prodigies evoke awe, wonder and sometimes jealousy: how can such young children display the kinds of musical or mathematical talents that most adults will never master, even with years of dedicated practice? Lucky for these despairing types, the prevailing wisdom suggests that such comparisons are unfair — prodigies are born, not made (mostly). Practice alone isn't going to turn out the next 6-year-old Mozart. More »What child prodigies and autistic people have in common
Here are five tips for being a great step parent — no matter what the fairy tales say! More »Step children: How to parent beyond the stereotype
Moms are always getting criticized for something -- being too overbearing, not present enough, overindulgent, the list goes on. We usually try not to scrutinize, but lately there's been a string of alarming mommy behavior that we can't help but judge. More »Moms Gone Wild: Woman Pressures 14-year-old Daughter to Get a Boob Job
Canada’s Food Guide encourages all Canadians to eat fish at least twice a week, but that’s hard advice for some children to swallow. Many kids dislike fish, but even the toughest can be converted if you serve it in imaginative, delicious new ways. Use this guide to help you pick the best-for-kids fish, and prepare it so they’ll eat it up. More »Help! My kids won't eat fish
Two-year-old Cooper gasps and laughs as mom says, "Hi Cooper!" No wonder--he's hearing her voice for the very first time. "Cooper was born with profound hearing loss," mom Lauren LaScala, a third grade teacher from Pennsylvania, tells Shine. "No one in our family is deaf, but my husband and I were each carrying a gene without knowing it." More »Cooper hears mom's voice for first time: Viral video of toddler with cochlear implants
Jamie Lynne Grumet, who posed for the cover of Time Magazine nursing her 3-year-old son, appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Friday to talk about the controversial cover. More »Jamie Lynne Grumet Defends Her Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years, due largely to the rising cost of groceries and medical care, according to the Department of Agriculture, which tracks annual expenditures on children by families. More »The Inflation of Life — Cost of Raising a Child Has Soared