International Missing Children Day

May 25th is International Missing Children. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), more than 7,000 reports of disappearances were received in 2017 in Quebec, which ranks 4th in the country. Runaways account for the majority of these disappearances, while 90% of missing children are found within days of their disappearance. That means that... Continue Reading →

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What’s the most trouble you’ve ever gotten in?

In elementary school I was getting really bad grades in French class. I didn't know at the time that I was dyslexic. I didn't want my parents getting mad at me so I forged my mom's signature on multiple occasion until I got caught. My mom scared me straight by telling me that I could... Continue Reading →

Crayola Markers

This blog post is for parents and artists who enjoy coloring with crayola markers. What do you do with your markers when they're no longer good? Did you know that Crayola recycles used markers, including other brands? You don’t have to throw them in the trash! If you click here, it will take you to... Continue Reading →

You are your child’s biggest ally

May 15th is International Day of Families. Carrying a child in your belly doesn't make you a mother. Loving and taking care of that child does. It's important to remember that children don't need their parents to be perfect, but they do need them to show up. Just let go of perfect because you're doing... Continue Reading →

Sexual Coercion

Sexual coercion is any type of behavior that is used to force another person's sexual will. In teens, sexual violence takes on many faces. Blackmail, manipulation, sexual games and unconscious touching are commonplace in the corridors of the multipurpose, denounce several teenage girls. My own experience is pretty terrifying for any parent sending their teenager... Continue Reading →

Your children are listening

Think about how you describe the young women in your family. Do you celebrate them for being funny and smart or for being pretty and compliant? "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." Dads, buy... Continue Reading →

I do my best

I do my very best to put my best foot forward and people have told me I actually seem to be much more positive than they’d be in my situation. Somedays do kick my butt, but it's in those days that I realise that I am surrounded by truly amazing people and I am grateful... Continue Reading →

Mothers with Anxiety

Like many women, I often feel that I should please and care for my family members as if it was one of their main goals in life. Many societies or cultures assign women a very specific role. I feel guilty as soon as things go wrong. I overestimate my mistakes. In my eyes, it is a personal... Continue Reading →

Parenting & Body Shaming

I have been part of raising 5 children and every single one had a different metabolism. They were all fed the same meals, yet none of them had the same height, weight or body shape. It's perfectly normal. Body shaming is wrong. Especially when it's coming from parents. Home is supposed to be a safe place.... Continue Reading →

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