As a mother of boys, I take a particular interest in gender expectations and the subtle ways in which we place them on our children
Jun 28, 2017
Woo woo is short-hand for anything slightly silly, trendy and/or new agey that exists for the primary purpose of making people feel better about our bodies and minds
Jun 21, 2017
Studies reveal that children are more likely to mimic their dads’ eating habits than their moms’ and that, as a result, obesity in fathers is far more likely to be passed down
Jun 14, 2017
Peanut and Mush are two new matchmaking apps out of London. Both are pitched as “Tinder for Mums,” and our columnist decided to try them both
May 31, 2017
Fidget spinners in most big cities today are like rats: You might not notice them, but chances are you are never more than three feet from one at any given time
May 24, 2017
Domestic dissonance on who does the chores makes great grist for books. Sadly, the intended audience – men – isn’t reading it
May 17, 2017
According to U.S. and Canadian data, a growing number of older people are opting to live together instead of getting married.
May 10, 2017
Many blended families are left wondering: What, if anything, do stepmothers actually deserve on Mother’s Day?
May 03, 2017
The Internet belongs to humans, so we must pressure providers to better police its content and keep it safe
Apr 26, 2017
It wasn’t so long ago that parents frowned on kids hanging out at the shopping centre. In hindsight, it now seems positively quaint
Apr 19, 2017
Leah McLaren is a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. She’s published two novels, The Continuity Girl (2007) and A Better Man (2015) both with HarperCollins Canada and Hachette in the USA. The first was a Canadian bestseller, though the second is actually much better. Leah is the Europe correspondent for Maclean’s and is a regular contributor to the Spectator magazine (UK) as well as Toronto Life for which she won a gold National Magazine Award in 2012. She’s been writing a column for this newspaper since 1999. She lives in Ontario and London, England where she shares a home with her husband and two boys.