Janel Middelkamp

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How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

Parenting

How to Read Crochet Pattern Symbols

Part of learning to read crochet patterns is learning what all those symbols mean. Parentheses, asterisks, brackets, oh my! All of these can be used …

Crochet

How to Combat Poor Movement in Your Upper Body Training - Page 2

Stability and Motor Control<p>Stability is immediate integrity around a joint in the presence of full range of motion<b>.</b> Stabilizers are reflex dependent …

Moon Landing Blanket pattern by Rachele Carmona

Named for its resemblance to moon boots and for those outlandish bobbles, Moon Landing is a unique hexagon blanket that you can make using three …

Moon Landing

Neck Exercises and Stretches for a Herniated Disc

Herniated disc, bulging disc, slipped disc: Whatever you want to call it, this condition is extremely painful.<p>Herniated discs are most common in …

IVF pregnancy less successful with two embryos, study finds

Research shows if a healthy embryo is transferred alongside one of poorer quality then chance of pregnancy is reduced by 27%<p>Implanting two embryos during IVF can cut the chance of becoming pregnant by more than a quarter if one of the embryos is in a poorer state of health, new research suggests.<p>A …

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

The Most Important Advice We Can Give Our Daughters

As a father of three daughters, I think about them and their future constantly, especially now that my eldest daughter is headed off to college. I am …

7 Coffee Shops in Vancouver You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

The Vancouver Coffee Snob is an anonymous coffee shop reviewer based in Vancouver. His identity may be a mystery but his love for the city's bustling …

K2tog-L

I've found something that I've been looking for as long as I've been knitting—a neat, yet easy, left-leaning decrease.<p>I finally realized why a …

Free Crochet Pattern: Halloween Bags | Pattern Paradise

Halloween Bags<p>Your Halloween ghosts and goblins will love this cute bag made for Trick or Treat! The pumpkin face is adorable but the bag makes a …

Crochet

9 must-do experiences in Toronto

My picks below, to have a quintessential Toronto experience, are aimed at getting you away from the urban bustle and immersed into appealing natural …

sewing down pocket linings

Here’s a little trick that will make this job easier and give you a very tidy result.<p>So you’ve finished knitting a garment with pockets and you are …

Sewing

The Fix: How to Remove Every Type of Stain

Sometimes the hardest part of being an adult is keeping your clothes clean all day. Not making a mess of yourself is like trying to run a marathon with no training. You spend your day dodging coffee spills, toner accidents and foundation smudges and think you’ve made it to the finish line, when you …

HOME DZINE Home DIY | DIY self-supporting bicycle stand

DIY self-supporting bicycle stand<p>This self-supporting bicycle stand is extremely easy to make and you can make out of scrap wood, or pop into your …

Forget the PNE. Try these fair-style sweets across Vancouver instead

Forget the crowds, the entrance fees, the wacky fair food and the inevitable gut rot. The Pacific National Exhibition might open Saturday, but that doesn’t mean you should subject your tender tummy to a roller-coaster workout fuelled by deep-fried tequila shots and pickle dogs. Why bother when …

8 essential things to do on a Toronto summer vacation

Toronto is attracting a record-breaking number of tourists - welcome to our fair city. If you're new to town or are showing friends and family around …

Ice Cream

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Thought Leadership

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Socks 102 - Fall 2008

You’ve mastered the basics of sock knitting. You’ve worked a variety of sock patterns, both plain and fancy … and now it’s time to expand your skills …

Knitting

Buy Handmade Jewelry, Crafts, Accessories, Clothing on iCraftGifts.com

Key to Love Necklace<p>$22.50 CAD<p>Black & Beige Lady's Sweater Custom Orders.<p>$200.00 CAD<p>Black cocktail evening hat with crystal pin for...<p>$62.00 USD<p>Green …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

Color Block Crochet Basket Pattern - One Dog Woof

Do you ever feel like a project was meant to be? I’m sharing the pattern for this color block crochet basket today, and I must say, finishing a …

The top 5 vegan poutine in Toronto

Vegan poutine in Toronto means everyone can partake in one of Canada's most iconic snacks. These restaurants have swapped cheese curds and beef or …

Vegan

13 Patterns To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

The idea of a zombie apocalypse has crossed most of our minds and with that, it never hurts to have an action plan. You might not realise it but if …

Folded Purse pattern by Frankie Brown

The sides of this purse fold down when closed to keep your money safe but you can open them up to find the coins you want. The finished purse …

Knitting

5 Exercises to Get You Through a Long Flight

While the idea of traveling across the globe in search of adventure is appealing to most of us, the hours spent waiting in airports, the lack of a comfortable sleeping space and the stiff necks that come with sitting on a plane for hours aren’t things that any of us look forward to. Fortunately, …

Cloud Cover Beanie

I love the way super thick yarns are popping up all over – and one of the latest is Lion Brand Color Clouds! It’s a lovely Jumbo “7” yarn, and it was …

Yarn

south marysburgh slippers

{EDITED TO ADD: Finally - a printable PDF! You can find it here.}<p>It's been a long time since I posted a pattern, but after making three pairs of …

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …