Meagan Harris

68 Flips | 8 Magazines | 1 Following | 4 Followers | @meaganstace1lje | Keep up with Meagan Harris on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Meagan Harris”

Would you ever sell your breast milk online?

Women who struggle with breastfeeding are turning to the internet for help. But is exchanging breast milk online really in the best interests of our children, asks Sally Peck<p>Breast milk banks are on the rise in the US, with five new banks opening across North America this year.<p>Where once milk banks …

13 Mom Cheats That We Are Not At All Embarrassed About

The cooking, cleaning and general hullabaloo that comes with parenthood is intense, and our hats go off to all the people who make that possible -- both moms and dads.<p>But when it comes to making difficult things just slightly easier, moms have that crafty je ne sais quoi that can't be paralleled. …

25 Amazing Examples Of Food Travel Photography

The only thing worse than not being able to go on vacation, is having to hear all about the great vacation your friends just went on. Even worse than hearing about it, is having to sit through all the pictures. Not only are they a detailed reminder of the great sights you didn't get to see, but …

Childbirth Class and Choosing an Epidural

For many years, the desire to have an epidural meant that you wouldn't need a childbirth class. Or if you did choose to take one, you'd take the …

FFF Friday: Letting Go (A Feeding Story That May Surprise You)

<b>The following essay is by Jennifer Campbell, who blogs at Mama Lion Strong.</b><p><b>I don’t want to give anything away about her story, so all I will say is</b> …

Do Yourself a Favor and Do This One Thing After You Give Birth

Last night, as I lay awake counting sheep (going through my photos on my phone), I came across a photo I took the day after I gave birth. It brought a tear to my eye, and this is why.<p>I can remember the day clearly.<p>I was still in the hospital. My hubby and mum had returned home for the afternoon to …

Careers in Birth: Doula, Doctor, Midwife, and More

After living through childbirth, many women and men want to help others through the experience. Some people come to the field before having children …

After 3 C-Sections, I Want To Be a Doula

I hated wedding prep. Or more accurately, I hated the part of wedding prep that was all about the bride. Primping, perfecting, picking apart... it became a series of mini-sessions examining every one of my imperfections as if under a microscope: You should really pluck those eyebrows. Your …

Doulas 101: What Is a Doula?

What is a doula and what does she do? Read on to learn about a doula's responsibilities and how to find one to help with your labor and delivery.<p>For centuries, women have been using doulas (a Greek word that means "a woman who serves") to help them with aspects of childbirth. Today, doulas are …

Tweetwood.com Is For Sale

Another way to avoid roaming rate shock: Telgo travel SIM cards

Why would you want to bother swapping out your smartphone's SIM card with one from the U.S. when you travel south of Canada's border? Let me give you a pair of painfully personal examples of why, for smartphone users at least, it's a very good idea.<p>Last January, despite having signed up for an …

Christina Hoff Sommers on public schools and the 'war against boys'

A conversation with the feminism critic<p>In 2000, Christina Hoff Sommers published <i>The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young …

Experts Agree! Really, Babies Don’t Need To Read

I received this caring mom’s comment in response to How To Help Your Baby Become A Math Genius (Or Not):<p><i>I am a mother of a 17 month old girl and I</i> …

Unvaccinated kids partly to blame for measles outbreak: Fraser Health

Parents who resist vaccinating their children could be partly to blame for an outbreak of measles in Metro Vancouver, according to local health …

How important is it for you?

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

‘Kiss-in’ rallies across globe protest Russia’s anti-gay laws

They kissed, then erupted in cheers.<p>Several dozen people gathered at the Russian Consulate in Montreal on Sunday to defiantly lock lips, as part of a worldwide protest against Russia's new anti-gay legislation.<p>"A kiss is a beautiful sign of love, so it goes against exactly what's happening in …

Make a Back-to-School Organization Board

Streamline your daily school routines and help your kids get in gear with this pegboard catchall for homework supplies.<p>For a simple, inspiring homework center, pick up a pegboard (available at hardware stores), and, if needed, have it cut to fit on a door or above a desk (see below for hanging …

How a tired bungalow fetches $930,000

That sound you heard between the rumbles of thunder and the <i>shofar</i> blasts this week was the collective sigh of Vancouver residential property owners looking at the August sales figures.<p>Yes, in this, the most overvalued, frothiest, most bubblicious real estate market in Canada, sales in August were …

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

10 of The Most Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid!

A few small tweaks to your space can make all the difference. Knowing right from wrong can transpire a cramped and chaotic space into one that is …

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

There are few joys in life as sweet as seeing our children smile. Thus, it is with the best of intentions that we cave to pleas for candy and tantrums over French fries in hopes of glimpsing those (rapidly decaying) pearly whites. After all, there are bigger threats to our children, right?<p>As it …

Nutrition

What I've Learned About Eating Disorders and Teenage Boys

A recent and first-rate article in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> does a lot to bring overdue attention to the growing incidence of eating disorders among boys and young men. Los Angeles boys, the piece points out, now have to put up with "pressures long placed on girls, as buff, bare men proliferate in pop …