Episode 19 - Technology is Optional

Episode 19 - Technology is Optional

When Amber Mac was growing up in PEI in the 80’s, life was very different for her than it is for her son today. Technology was not a huge factor as part of her daily play; rather, a lot of free time to roam and explore shaped her world and her choices in how her son uses technology as part of his daily life.

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Episode 18 - You CAN Choose Your Family

Episode 18 - You CAN Choose Your Family

Jacki Yovanoff grew up in the most conventional of conventional families. She went to Catholic school, her father worked outside the home and her mother stayed home with Jacki and her younger brother while the kids were young. Jackie completed high school, went to university, got married and had kids, "just like she was supposed to do."

It wasn't until a point in her marriage that she realized that the life she was living was not for her.

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Episode 17 - Love Thyself, New Mom

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When Maria Lianos-Carbone was growing up, things were different, at least in her household. The child of Greek immigrant parents, Maria's perspective on motherhood was largely shaped by what she saw in her home - a seemingly effortless ability for her mother to take care of kids, the household and more. Stress and anxiety was not part of the picture, so when Maria had her own kids, she was not prepared for the feelings that engulfed her as a new mother.

Postpartum depression was very real for her, and though difficult at the outset, she got the help she needed and was able to thrive as a parent.

Maria's book - "Oh, Baby - A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide For the First Year" provides information and advice to new moms about the importance of self-care, getting support and more.

 

 

 

Episode 16 - Women's Work and Other Myths

Episode 16 - Women's Work and Other Myths

Vicky Sanderson came of age in the 60's, admired strong female role models in the 70's and 80's, and became a Lifestyle, Home and Decor expert in the 90's and beyond. This was done all while raising four kids and making sure that each of them learned the importance of gender equality and activism.

Learning from her first role model - her own mother - Vicky learned that a woman's place was not just in the home, but wherever she wanted it to be, and that in spite of societal dictates of the time that relegated many women to narrow career possibilities, one could still make a difference in the world.

In this episode of the podcast, Vicky and Sam discuss these topics and more, including the rise of gender reveal parties, open concept design and smart home technology.

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Episode 15 - Milennial Parenting 101

Episode 15 - Milennial Parenting 101

Millennial dad Casey Palmer has a few ideas about how to prepare his kids for the digital world in which they’ll reside. His insights are the result of not only his experiences growing up, but his current success as an Influencer who understands that as the ways in which we communicate rapidly changes, so should we prepare our kids with the tools to adapt.

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Episode 14 - Don't be a Dope! Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Episode 14 - Don't be a Dope! Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Precious Chong knows all about how to talk to kids about drugs. After all, her dad - famous cannabis-culture hero Tommy Chong - was a leader and supporter of legalization and use of marijuana before it became cool to do so.

With pot becoming legal in Canada in 2018, and many U.S. states considering the prospect of doing so as well, many parents are stressed about how to broach this sensitive subject with their kids. Precious breaks it down and speaks to Sam about her own experiences growing up with her dad, and what it taught her about being open to discussions about this and other topics.

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Episode 13 - Food, Family and Fagioli

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John Catucci grew up in an Italian household where food was an important part of family life. As a first-generation Italian-Canadian, John's love of food started in the kitchen, with his father, who taught him the ins and outs of a good home-cooked, Italian meal.

It's no surprise that John went on to become a food connoisseur of sorts, through his love of dining out and via stint as the host of The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here."

In this episode of the Parenting Then and Now Podcast, John sits down with Sam and tells her all about his life growing up and learning about food and cooking, his views on Kraft dinner and Nutella and how he feels about dining out with, or without kids.

 

Episode 12 - Life Hacks For Single Dads

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Parenting is a challenge when you're doing it solo. Just ask Joe and Doug, two single dads who are have figured out some efficient and effective ways of navigating single fatherhood. In this episode of the Parenting Then and Now podcast, these dads provide some tips, advice and discussion around solo parenting, kids and life.

 

PTAN Episode 005 - Karen Finocchio

PTAN Episode 005 - Karen Finocchio

Karen Finocchio, aka "One Tough Muther" has seen a lot, lived through a lot and now helps a lot of women around the world to find their inner strength and to make their best life happen. This supermom and super advisor to many has gone through tough times and come through the other side and now provides guidance and support to others in need.

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PTAN Episode 003 - Marc Saltzman

PTAN Episode 003 - Marc Saltzman

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Marc Saltzman is one of the most recognized and trusted technology evangelists in North America. Marc is a freelance columnist for more than 40 publications (including a syndicated column with USA TODAY), a prolific (16-time) author, radio and television personality, public speaker, and host of “Gear Guide,” which runs on Cineplex movie theatre screens across the country.

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