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Family Matters

By Global News / Curiouscast

Family Matters is a conversation sparked by parents, for parents, where we explore the issues that matter to you and navigate the challenges we all face. We are not experts but rather every day moms learning by trial and error. Our biggest hope for is that you walk away feeling a little more informed and above all – understood…like we get you because we're in it too. Host Kim Smith is a Global News reporter who has worked in Regina, Calgary and Edmonton. When her son was only three months olds, Kim went back to work as a full-time reporter and juggled breastfeeding while on the job. She would often pump in her boss’s office or in a Global News vehicle. Her son is now two and she is navigating the world of daycare, potty training and picky eating. Producer Christine Meadows has been with Global Edmonton for a decade, minus the 2 years spent on maternity leave with her boys. She is constantly navigating balance in her life as a working mom who loves her boys but also loves her “me time”. She fears screen time is going to be her biggest life regret and recently ditched social media after hours to be more present.

  1. 1.
    Parents sidelined during surrogacy delivery06/17/2019
    22:02
  2. 2.
    Your child saw porn - now what06/10/2019
    21:51
  3. 3.
    Why is the C-section rate still climbing?06/03/2019
    25:04
  4. 4.
    Supporting Indigenous Mothers05/27/2019
    22:27
  5. 5.
    The Science Behind Twins05/20/2019
    21:25
  6. 6.
    How children’s books have changed05/13/2019
    17:54
  7. 7.
    Unexplained Infertility05/06/2019
    22:49
  8. 8.
    Fathers & Daughters04/29/2019
    22:51
  1. 9.
    Pain Memories Impacted by Parents04/22/2019
    18:56
  2. 10.
    Where is the teen urgency04/15/2019
    20:41
  3. 11.
    Highly Sensitive Kids04/08/2019
    19:56
  4. 12.
    The cost of travelling as a family of five04/01/2019
    19:58
  5. 13.
    Direct Selling Success & Container Baby Syndrome03/25/2019
    22:52
  6. 14.
    No-Cut Rule for School Teams03/18/2019
    22:22
  7. 15.
    Living Apart, Together & Carolyn MacKenzie03/11/2019
    24:07
  8. 16.
    Meet the Postpartum Doula & Adults trying new things02/25/2019
    23:41
  9. 17.
    Teaching kindness and teaching teens how to dress for the weather02/18/2019
    27:37
  10. 18.
    Divorce without Court02/11/2019
    23:27
  11. 19.
    The surge of women freezing their eggs02/04/2019
    20:56
  12. 20.
    Moms re-entering the workforce & Canada’s new food guide01/28/2019
    28:43
  13. 21.
    Tickets for Babies & Evolution of Car Seats01/21/2019
    26:15
  14. 22.
    Swearing around kids and the Mini Pop Kids01/14/2019
    27:24
  15. 23.
    Bereaved Mothers donating milk and podcasting for kids01/07/2019
    22:42
  16. 24.
    Living with Parkinson's and the sugar myth12/31/2018
    21:55
  17. 25.
    Parental bereavement and parental fitness benefits12/24/2018
    17:25
  18. 26.
    Family Violence Myths12/17/2018
    21:03
  19. 27.
    Extra recess breaks and Christmas card faux-pas12/10/2018
    29:47
  20. 28.
    A single dad and his road to parenthood and surrogacy laws in Canada12/03/2018
    27:43
  21. 29.
    Parents asking for help and Sharon and Bram farewell11/26/2018
    23:08
  22. 30.
    18 Months of Parental Leave and Teens abandoning Facebook11/19/2018
    25:03
  23. 31.
    Changing the conversation on gender norms and toddler tumbles11/09/2018
    27:20
  24. 32.
    Proper shoe sizes for kids and pregnant and single by choice11/05/2018
    18:10
  25. 33.
    The family gap year explored10/25/2018
    17:47
  26. 34.
    Re-writing the pot talk and exercise during pregnancy10/19/2018
    18:14
  27. 35.
    Cannabis edibles and kids on YouTube10/12/2018
    16:54
  28. 36.
    Back to school for parents and online gaming09/14/2018
    17:21
  29. 37.
    DISEMPOWER DESSERT AND SMARTPHONES IN CLASS08/24/2018
    17:51
  30. 38.
    LIVING INHERITANCES AND TODDLER SHARING08/17/2018
    17:40
  31. 39.
    Same Sex Parents and Is Your Phone Listening?08/10/2018
    17:33
  32. 40.
    Picky Eaters and Foraging Fathers08/02/2018
    17:01
  33. 41.
    Single Parent Travel Tips and the Right Sunscreen07/27/2018
    17:54
  34. 42.
    Sleep for Children and Early Memories07/20/2018
    18:10
  35. 43.
    The I-Generation and Kids Getting Messy07/11/2018
    18:06
  36. 44.
    A Journey to Parenthood and Kids on Bikes07/06/2018
    18:07
  37. 45.
    Distracted Drivers and Parental Benefits After the Loss of an Infant06/29/2018
    17:52
  38. 46.
    Gen Z Relationships and Toddler Obsessions06/22/2018
    18:23
  39. 47.
    Grad Banquets and Working Smarter not Longer06/15/2018
    18:18
  40. 48.
    The Teen Brain and Career Counselling your Teen06/08/2018
    18:01
  41. 49.
    New Home Design and the Webb Quadruplets05/31/2018
    18:23
  42. 50.
    Post-baby Hanky Panky and Teenpreneurs05/25/2018
    18:14
  43. 51.
    Sitting Down for Supper and the Baby Guy05/18/2018
    18:14
  44. 52.
    Millennial Parents and Physically Active Friends05/11/2018
    18:18
  45. 53.
    Scholarships and Paperless Classrooms05/03/2018
    18:37
  46. 54.
    Politics and Babies and Birth Order Personalities04/27/2018
    17:37
  47. 55.
    Teen Grief and School Fundraisers04/20/2018
    17:44
  48. 56.
    The I-Generation and Kids Getting Messy04/13/2018
    18:07
  49. 57.
    Free Range Parenting and Buying Back Your Time04/06/2018
    18:18
  50. 58.
    Temperamental Toddlers and a Couple Married in their 80s03/29/2018
    18:25
  51. 59.
    Sibling Rivalry and Caregiver Sacrifices03/23/2018
    18:39
  52. 60.
    Social Media Contract and Etiquette Expert Tips03/16/2018
    18:03
  53. 61.
    Digital Detox03/05/2018
    17:24
  54. 62.
    More Parental Leave and Opting out of Kindergarten03/02/2018
    17:53
  55. 63.
    Growing up Digital and Hot Mess Mothering02/23/2018
    19:04
  56. 64.
    Indoor Recess and What Matters Most to Terminally Ill Children02/16/2018
    18:08
  57. 65.
    Teens and Luxury Brands and Raising Strong Independent Resilient Women02/08/2018
    18:11
  58. 66.
    Sexting and Young Adults Living at Home02/02/2018
    18:27
  59. 67.
    Investing in Friends and Relator Therapy01/25/2018
    18:59
  60. 68.
    Likes and Likeability and adding Kindness to the Curriculum01/18/2018
    18:32
  61. 69.
    Sparents and 3 kids in 22 months01/11/2018
    17:57
  62. 70.
    Meditation and why Boys do Better when Girls are Around01/04/2018
    17:30
  63. 71.
    Meaning of Christmas and Early Risers12/21/2017
    18:33
  64. 72.
    Parental Guilt and Talking to your Kids about Marijuana12/14/2017
    20:14
  65. 73.
    Breastfeeding12/07/2017
    18:01
  66. 74.
    Winter Coats in Car Seats and Divorce over the Holidays11/30/2017
    18:27
  67. 75.
    Aggressive Toddlers and Protecting Teen Girls11/23/2017
    17:56
  68. 76.
    Money Dates and Social Media Influencers11/16/2017
    17:29
  69. 77.
    Stay at Home and the Flu Shot11/09/2017
    17:46
  70. 78.
    Struggling Readers and Bathroom Habits for Kids11/02/2017
    18:54
  71. 79.
    Girls in Sport and Halloween10/26/2017
    18:07
  72. 80.
    Germs at School and Resilient Children10/20/2017
    17:41
  73. 81.
    Digital Detox10/12/2017
    17:25
  74. 82.
    Explaining Violence and the Car Ride Home10/05/2017
    18:16
  75. 83.
    Parental Preference & Sports Drinks09/28/2017
    18:53
  76. 84.
    Cell Phones and Mom Fails09/21/2017
    17:31
  77. 85.
    Broke Boomers and Baby led Weaning09/15/2017
    18:26
  78. 86.
    Junk Sleep and Fatherhood after 4009/11/2017
    17:07
  79. 87.
    Back to School Anxiety and a Family of 1008/31/2017
    17:36
  80. 88.
    Eating Disorders and Pregnancy08/16/2017
    18:13
  81. 89.
    Arguments & Parents of preterm children08/10/2017
    17:01
  82. 90.
    Divorce and Booster Seats08/03/2017
    17:50
  83. 91.
    Summer School and Moving07/27/2017
    17:24
  84. 92.
    The dangers of baby Advil and trampolines07/20/2017
    11:49
  85. 93.
    Do you and your children know what to do if there's a fire in your home?07/20/2017
    5:27
  86. 94.
    When should your child start using antiperspirant?07/13/2017
    5:00
  87. 95.
    Diaper-free babies: how parents are doing it07/13/2017
    13:34
  88. 96.
    Bringing back boredom07/12/2017
    12:47
  89. 97.
    Should you give your kids a popular name07/12/2017
    5:40

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