Tracey Tong

Editor Tracey Tong and her daughter, Ellie. PHOTO COURTESY TRACEY TONG

From the editor

  If you’ve been reading Parenting Times for a while, you’ll know that our fall edition celebrating the magazine’s anniversary (we’re officially a tween!) is our recap issue, where we take a look back at some of the most popular […]

The editor as a Ryerson University journalism grad. Photo courtesy Jostens Canada

From the editor

Socially speaking, it was an awkward time, and for someone with a tendency towards being high strung, being a student gave me plenty to worry about. Despite both of those things, my scholastic years were some of my happiest. As […]

onnie Thompson with her crochet versions of Bernie Sanders and Bob Ross_Photo Courtesy Bonnie Thompson

Stoking the inner fire

When parents don’t take time for themselves, it can lead to stress and burnout While researching the flora and fauna of west Ottawa about 10 years ago, photographer Deanna Wright was surprised to learn just how many bird species live […]

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I’m with them

Membership in organizations and clubs often teach kids just as much as official school activities     When we think about learning, we may think about classrooms. But just as much of the childhood learning experience happens outside those four […]

Liam’s 11th birthday in Ottawa January 18, 2021. Included a magic set, books, Nintendo gift card, Red Lobster dinner, and a chocolate banana cake. Photograph by Blair Gable

Raising a reader

The experts agree – instilling a love of reading in your child early puts them on to the path to success   He was talking by 15 months, and recognizing words a few months later. Now, at age seven, Jennifer […]