A PSA with style AND substance
How to help a choking child. Delivered by "the usual suspects" with jaunty British accents, this creative video from St. John Ambulance packs a life-saving wallop into a few short seconds. So watch it, then share it. The organization's Youtube channel also features "outtakes" and "auditions" for the ad.
Maternal depression can hit hard a few years in
It's not just the stress of dealing with kindergarten-age kids' fourmones. An Australian study finds that women are more likely to experience depression four years after having a child than immediately post-partum. Maternal depression is often waved off as just part of being a tired mama, Emma Waverman writes in a call to action in Today's Parent.
SHE ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Hot on the heels of the announcement that the Ghostbusters reboot will have an all-female cast, The Globe and Mail's Andrew Ryan does the math to see how they'll measure up. Spoiler: They're going to be awesome.
Non to name-calling
After a French court bars parents from naming their daughter "Nutella," the Toronto Star looks into baby-name laws around the world. And now we know there are actually adults — we use the term loosely, based on the fact that they are old enough to reproduce — who wished to call their children "Fraise," "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii" and—wait for it—"Anus."
A Super Bowl . . . of Dip
From Laureen Harper's salsa to a guacamole gridiron, from duelling wings to our own roundup of foolproof apps and dips, we've scouted it all out. Because for some of us, the big game is really just a(nother) excuse to eat snacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Have a good weekend!