An Open Letter to Air Canada

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In the midst of all the publicity rightfully surrounding American Airlines’ disgraceful behaviour towards a mother breastfeeding on a flight followed up by a letter suggesting it’s inappropriate to breastfeed publicly, I wanted to share my experiences to date in terms of flying and breastfeeding.  You see, I live in Canada and generally fly Air Canada.  In fact, I’d say 80% of … [Read more...]

The Importance of Partner Support

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By Tracy G. Cassels Note: This piece was originally posted back in 2011 but I have updated it and edited it to repost now because I feel it's just as important now as it was then but needed a little updating! If you’re old enough to remember the 80s and early 90s, you’ll probably remember the hoopla over single mothers and how awful they were.  It seemed to come to a head … [Read more...]

Co-Sleeping: Making Travel Easier

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By Tracy G. Cassels Before I had my own daughter, I remember hearing friends with kids complain about how their babies reacted to traveling – they were extra fussy, especially at night-time.  This isn’t surprising at all, as many babies don’t like the night at the best of times, but throw in a foreign environment and a new bed (rarely can people bring their own cribs) and it … [Read more...]

Celebrity Mom: Kourtney Kardashian

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By Tracy G. Cassels Most of the time I find celebrity parents to be some of the worst role models you could ever imagine having.  With millions to spend, they hire nannies to care for their kids while focusing solely on getting their pre-baby body back in time to return to work that usually has them on set for 12 hours a day.  Hardly a great (or even realistic) role model … [Read more...]

Taking the Newborn out of Newborn Toys

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By Tracy G. Cassels It used to be that baby toys were things like rattles and blocks that they could actually use to have fun with.  Of course, this meant that babies really didn’t have toys at first because the motion of grasping a rattle or holding a block was well beyond them for the first few months of life.  And that was fine – babies did baby things, like sleep, eat, … [Read more...]

Introduction

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By Tracy G. Cassels Parenting. You hear people say that it’s the most important thing you can do with your life, that nothing else compares with the highs and the lows associated with it.  It is arguably the most central act that a species has as it allows for the perpetuation of the species – without parents, offspring die and the species dies out too.  So one would … [Read more...]