masalamommas

How To Raise Kids in a Different Culture

masalamommas | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
We tend to be more liberal with our kids while living in the country of our origin but move to the West and suddenly stricter rules are imposed. I suppose it is a fear of the unknown. But I have to remind myself this is the country where my daughter will be growing up; it is equally her home as her birth country.
Anne Thornley-Brown

Online Resources Help Black Families of Caribbean Heritage Trace Their Roots

Anne Thornley-Brown | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
It can be challenging for black families of Caribbean heritage to trace their family trees beyond a few generations. Now, thanks to a number of online resources, that journey has become easier and the world of genealogy is opening up for Caribbean families and African American, black Canadian and black...
Danielle Martin

It's Okay to Fail in Healthcare As Long As We Learn From Our Mistakes

Danielle Martin | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
In a public healthcare system, too often system failures end up as fodder for Question Period battles rather than impetus for learning. When investments have been made in new models of health service funding and delivery that don't work out, it can be difficult to proclaim failure as a means to move toward success.
Marion Roche

Access To These Basic Nutrients Is Crucial For All Women

Marion Roche | March 5, 2015 | Canada Impact
Just over half of us on this planet are either women or will someday grow up to be women. On March 8, International Women's Day, I would like to celebrate how micro-nutrient interventions have the potential to enable women to continue to be strong, brilliant and safe.
Theresa Albert

How The App 'Pass The Table' Cured My Culinary Boredom

Theresa Albert | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
I'm so bored. This winter has kicked the culinary adventure right out of me -- and that's normally the last thing to go. Just in time, I learned about a new app called Pass The Table. This app offers once in a lifetime access to foodie secrets I get slipped to me as a food writer.
Angie Campanelli

How To Successfully Gain Exposure As A Mom Entrepreneur

Angie Campanelli | March 5, 2015 | Canada Business
Mother's are tackling the business scene with vengeance. Desire to raise their own family, earn money and fill a consumer need, propels many new parents into entrepreneurship. Here's some advice stemming from my own experience as a television producer.
Vacay.ca

This British Columbia Pizza Costs $850

Vacay.ca | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
SeeNay is a pizza cake covered in tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked Chilean steelhead, Russian caviar and then snowed with Italian white truffles. If the $850 is a bit too steep for you, Hatami also offers several less expensive pizzas you will be tempted to try.
Abby Langer

Best Desk Snack Choices From a Dietitian

Abby Langer | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
I had a client once who was so busy, he would buy a tray of cut vegetables at the supermarket and drive around with it on the front passenger seat of his car. It was the only way he knew he would get his vegetables in during the day! Do that if you have to, but any raw (or cooked) vegetable dipped in hummus is the perfect before-you-leave snack.
Jen Lawrence

How To Create a Standout Resume After Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

Jen Lawrence | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
Going back to work after taking time off to stay at home with your kids can be a daunting experience. By following these six tips, you can fill the resume gap with the unique skills you developed while staying at home and be on the way to landing your dream career.
Ashley Diana Morris

Back to Hollywood Chasing My Dreams

Ashley Diana Morris | March 5, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Most people know me as a model and have seen some of my work but way before I ever entered the world of modelling, I was an actress (and a personal trainer, a publicist, a bartender.
Yanic Simard

Six Reasons to Fall in Love with Wood Panelling All Over Again

Yanic Simard | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Think wood panelling is a thing of the past? Think again. Everything old is new again, but then, did this trend ever even go away? Here are six reasons why you should considering wood panelling for your wall treatment (and beyond), all over the home--and all over the style spectrum.
Merry Kuchle

Let's Have a Little Talk About Fair

Merry Kuchle | March 4, 2015 | Canada Alberta
As the mom of a son with some level of special needs, I am often a part of the "fair" conversation. Or at least the whispered conversations that go on around me. "Did you know that he gets to play Lego while the other kids do gym? That doesn't seem to be very fair!"
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

How To Keep the Weight Off When You're Away From Home

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Whenever you travel, whether by plane, train, or automobile, bring a few healthy edibles along so you won't have to make do with whatever is available, she recommends. Don't wait until you become too ravenous, only to fall victim to the next temptation that comes your way, like fast food or snacks out of a vending machine.
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
SAD tends to present in adulthood and affects eight times more women than men. As we gain a deeper understanding of how circadian and seasonal rhythms are at play within our bodies, we will be better equipped to help patients combat wintertime blues and SAD. Here are six steps to get started.
Mark McEwan

10 Essentials to Always Keep in Your Fridge

Mark McEwan | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
I love it when guests pop over unannounced, so I always keep some essentials on hand to make it look as though I was expecting them. Hard and Soft Cheese: Serving some cheeses on a small plate is the simplest way to impress.
Zarqa Nawaz

Muslims Need An Ellen DeGeneres-Style Advocate

Zarqa Nawaz | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Many Muslim communities around the world are calling the killing of three young Muslims at Chapel Hill a hate crime. Others are calling it a parking dispute, a sort of road rage over space. According to his Facebook page, Craig Stephen Hicks, the alleged murderer was a supporter of gay rights, but didn't seem to extend the same warm feelings towards Muslims and Islam. Why tolerance is higher for one minority group and not another has complex roots.
Charlotte Singmin

How to Stay Positive in Winter

Charlotte Singmin | March 4, 2015 | Canada Living
It's February and Canadians are feeling the cold. But what if instead of complaining about the cold or contributing to the general hate on for winter we kept our complaints to ourselves and focused on all the other stuff, the good stuff, on everything we have to be grateful for?
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Delaying Childhood Vaccinations Can Be Just as Risky as Not Getting Them At All

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | March 3, 2015 | Canada Living
In Canada, health care is a provincial responsibility. So, the provincial ministries of health draw up the vaccination schedules. You'll find slight variations in the different schedules. Some provinces may adopt new vaccines sooner than others. Or, a vaccine may target a different strain of a particular bug, reflecting what's circulating locally.
Marcia Sirota

Why It's Sad When Women Say They Oppose Feminism

Marcia Sirota | March 3, 2015 | Canada Living
Perhaps some fearful women will want to hold onto the idea that a man will only want them if he doesn't have to respect them, but hopefully they'll see that it's better to be loved as well as respected by the men in their lives. Feminism is not a dirty word, anymore than love is, or respect, or compassion or consideration.
Erin Treloar

Selling Perfection: The Deadly Dangers of Photo Retouching

Erin Treloar | March 3, 2015 | Canada Living
Photoshop is a hot topic in media today. From Kerry Washington's InStyle cover, to Cindy Crawford's unretouched Marie Claire image to Beyonce's leaked L'Oreal photos -- everyone is talking about the role of photo retouching in the media. But what's the real impact?
All posts from 03.05.2015 < 03.04.2015