Posts Categorized: social issues

Taking Pride as LGBTQ+ parents

Pride Month brings to mind how much lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and two-spirit families have accomplished, how far they’ve come, and how much there is to be celebrated. But, of course, it’s not all rainbows for LGBTQ+ parents and prospective parents who live in places where rainbow crosswalks are vandalized, where they are threatened… Read more »

The Impact of Immigration

By Clare Zeschky I emigrated to Canada in 2008 from Scotland, a couple of years before my daughter was born. I didn’t expect to feel any sort of culture shock arriving here. After all there’s no language difference, the same TV programs, the same literature, the same music. North American culture was familiar, these were… Read more »

How Long Does PPD/A Last?

By Andrea Paterson Many women suffering from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety want to know how long they can expect their symptoms to last. We all wish that there was a magic cut-off time when we could expect our mood to return to “normal” and knowing that the condition is temporary can be healing in and… Read more »

Motherhood: Myth vs. Reality

By Erika Mitchell   Myth noun: myth; plural noun: myths A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. There are so many myths surrounding parenthood and motherhood in particular. There are countless blog posts and opinion pieces… Read more »