- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 17:05
- Written by Lauren O'Hare
LGBT-friendly travel company offers trips free from discrimination
Calgarian Shereen Samuels and her family are going on a cruise vacation this July. This cruise is special for Samuels and her family.
R Family Vacations, a specialty travel company, organizes holidays for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered) couples and their families.
Shereen's wife Liz and their ten-year-old daughter will all be going on the cruise. As well as being a same-sex headed family, they are also an interracial one and their daughter is adopted.
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:57
- Written by Jenica Foster, Scott Kingsmith and Devon Jolie
Friendship and jealousy come with sharing everything
Imagine being with your best friend at every moment of every day.
You share your birthday.
You even share your DNA.
This is how 36-year-old Michelle Smith describes being a twin. She says it's like, "having a best friend from grade 1."
Only 3.4 per cent of Alberta babies born in 2010 will grow up knowing this feeling. The rest of us are left wondering, "What is it like to have a twin?"
- Published on Monday, 15 April 2013 13:27
- Written by Shannon Galley
Breastfeeding supporters say society slow to change
Several months ago, a verbal firestorm erupted on multiple social media and news platforms after a Calgary woman was asked to leave a Walmart store in southwest Calgary because she was breastfeeding her baby. Calgary Journal Healthy Living editor Shannon Galley recently explored the issue of public breastfeeding with several Calgary women.
Kayla Doucet is a Calgary mother of three who nursed all her children in public.
Her conclusion — breastfeeding in public is no easy task.
"I've been asked to leave a mall before. I've been asked to leave by security at public parks in Calgary, I've been told to go into a washroom and breastfeed," Doucet says.
"I think it's disgraceful when they ask a mother to leave while she's breastfeeding."
- Published on Saturday, 13 April 2013 00:12
- Written by Veronica Pocza
Research suggests comprehension starts as early as six months, says expert
Although they are adorable, small and loving little beings — babies tend to bring out the, well, unreasonable side of us all.
The loud, booming cries that seem to make their way out of such small humans are still a mystery — along with what that crying actually means. Are they hungry, wet or tired? Sometimes it's hard to tell.
A common ground is missing — as the baby has no means of telling the adult what they want.