In an era when most adults give away our personal information and images like they’re penny candy, many people (parents and public officials alike) are drawing the line at small children
Aug 21, 2014
A growing number of women are hitting the end of their fertility windows without having children – and not always by choice
Aug 14, 2014
Thinking parents avoid them, but we all end up succumbing to these fake, factory-manufactured versions of fun
Aug 06, 2014
Institutional achievement and politeness should not be mutually exclusive, but both are essential for young people to find fulfilling work and relationships later in life
Jul 17, 2014
Canadians are more open about unconventional birth circumstances, including adoption, surrogacy and sperm and egg donation
Jul 10, 2014
Leah McLaren considers the British Medical Association’s push for a lifetime ban on the sale
Jul 03, 2014
Dear Nazanin, how are you, my dear? It's Leah McLaren
Jun 25, 2014
Put down the novels, forget about taking midday naps because when the hot season requires you to focus entirely on your children
Jun 19, 2014
The ‘real’ women' movement isn’t the solution to body image issues
Jun 12, 2014
Many parents think they should push their children to be high achievers. But where’s the joy in constant prodding?
Jun 05, 2014
Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category.
In addition to journalism, Leah has written television drama and fiction. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was a national bestseller, and her second will be out next year.
She was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and son.