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Is One Really the Loneliest Number? Do ‘Only Children’ Pine for Siblings?

Is One Really the Loneliest Number? Do ‘Only Children’ Pine for Siblings?

Most of the parenting world seems to think so. Parent-friends have warned me of the perils of leading my son... more

TED Talks: Courage is to Tell the Story of Who You Are With Your Whole Heart

TED Talks: Courage is to Tell the Story of Who You Are With Your Whole Heart

TED Talks to Open Your Mind Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts   Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems and palsy just ain't... more

Sister Egg: My Journey Through Fertility, Heartache and a Sister Who Wants to Help

Sister Egg: My Journey Through Fertility, Heartache and a Sister Who Wants to Help

  Part One Five years ago, I called my sister to tell her that I was pregnant; she happened to be just... more

Health Superheroes: Kids and Food

Health Superheroes: Kids and Food

Kids and food, kids and food. As our family’s chief cook and bottle washer (except that thank God the only... more

I Never Wanted Marriage and Kids but Only Now I've Discovered Why

I Never Wanted Marriage and Kids but Only Now I’ve Discovered Why

Looking back, it never seemed like it was a possibility for me to get married and have a family. It... more

International Women's Day Means Celebrating Feminism

International Women’s Day Means Celebrating Feminism

This year the UN’s official theme for International Women’s Day is: Equality for Women is Progress for All. We live in... more

Alone Time Actually Makes Me Miss My Kids

Alone Time Actually Makes Me Miss My Kids

A few months ago I realized that each bath I shared with my youngest daughter might be the last. Approaching... more

After School Disney Costume Party

After School Disney Costume Party

If you were to see my kids on a school day, you might think they were perfectly normal children. Clean... more

Bringing The Magic of Disney Home

Bringing The Magic of Disney Home

If you’ve been to Disney, you know that feeling. You’re standing at the foot of Main Street USA, staring at... more

Motherhood and Pregnancy: Our Journey Through Fertility and a Stillbirth

Motherhood and Pregnancy: Our Journey Through Fertility and a Stillbirth

  “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your... more

Note From Trish: The Meaning of Christmas

Note From Trish: The Meaning of Christmas

Suddenly this year every time a commercial for anything toy-related comes on, I hear: “I want that. I want that... more

Christmas Traditions: A Look at How People Roll During the Holidays

Christmas Traditions: A Look at How People Roll During the Holidays

Every family is whacky and has its quirks. In continuing with that tradition, my own family has its own. For starters,... more

Christmas Traditions: A Look at How People Roll During the Holidays

Christmas Traditions: A Look at How People Roll During the Holidays

There’s something about the word tradition that makes me feel warm, especially a Christmas tradition. It’s minus 24 today in Edmonton,... more

Ask About Your Roots While You Still Can

Ask About Your Roots While You Still Can

Last year I took fourteen letters from my Mom's house, along with my Dad's Polish passport.  While my dad was... more

Note from Trish: Marriage Trumps Wedding

One day, when I was planning my wedding, a friend in the office said, "You will see one day that the wedding means... more

Note from Trish: It's Never Too Late

Note from Trish: It’s Never Too Late

When Ann sent me her draft for the piece It Ain't Over 'Till You're Dead I got that wonderful feeling of... more

Pregnancy and Motherhood: So Much To Worry About

Pregnancy and Motherhood: So Much To Worry About

So I find myself 3 days from my due date, and anxiously awaiting the day when I can meet this... more

Note From Trish: It's a Long Life

Note From Trish: It’s a Long Life

So this past week my family and I went to Palm Springs to visit my dad and his wife who... more

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