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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Chris Clark

This is a phrase I have said, myself, as I rolled my eyes. We have all read stories and watched sitcoms where adult children are saying this to their friends, clearly intimating that the upcoming visit will be difficult. And it always was, when my... Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Emilia Symington Fedy

It’s a comedy about the darkness of parenthood. That’s how Emelia Symington Fedy describes Motherload, the collectively-created play she and three castmates are bringing to the Yukon Arts Centre’s mainstage on October 13. Fedy traces the... Read more

Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My dinner dishes don’t always get done after dinner. There is a chair in my living room that has a continuous pile of laundry to be folded. Sometimes I forget the kid’s helmet, or swimsuit, or permission slip for school. The dogs haven’t been... Read more

Health and Wellness


Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: by Amanda Stumpp

“I would have loved to have had midwifery care and a home birth for all my pregnancies, but that wasn’t possible,” says Christine, a Whitehorse resident. When she was pregnant with her first baby and two months away from her due date she noticed... Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Jason Westover

What a happy day it was when my four-year-old daughter Emily opened a gift from my wife and I revealing a classic game from our youth. Hungry Hungry Hippos was one of our “go to” games in the mid-80s. I remember battling it out with friends and... Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Eva Mitsui

Ten years ago husband and wife Dan and Jenna Misener were at Jenna's parents' house for Christmas. The couple was in Jenna's room, going through a box of childhood memorabilia. They found her diary. They spent the day reading entries aloud to each... Read more

Yukon Families


What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Her relationship with her boyfriend was complicated. She had friends who had had an abortion, and friends who had given their baby up for adoption, but neither of those were options she ever considered. Read more

, Yukon Families


Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Catherine Lamarche

Oh, my little Elsa is already three. Time goes by really fast, but not too fast. Time goes by at a perfect speed. I appreciate every moment and I try to be fully present as often as I think of it. Yes it is hard, but it’s possible. Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Tim Vincent

‘Road-schooling’ is the concept of using travel, either by itself or in concert with a curriculum, to educate a child. It brings learning to life and is grounded in the belief that learning is all around us, waiting to be explored and embraced. Read more

Yukon Education


Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO:

Any parent knows that watching offspring leave the nest unleashes a jumble of emotions: pride, relief, disbelief, grief, envy, nostalgia, apprehension. Sometimes abject terror. You give them a hug, or a slap on the back, and remind them to keep ... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

In Charlotte Diamond's 25 years as a children's entertainer, she knows a few things about entertaining children. She knows that modern children need to move around. Read more

Yukon Families

I could have sworn that it was just last month that we brought Wren home from the maternity ward. I remember, so clearly, holding her close as I tried to use scissors to remove her ankle bracelet. I must have double-, triple-, quadruple-checked ... Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

And walking with our children is a chance for us adults to re-discover the wonder that this world is, and our children are more than happy to show us. Yet these opportunities are squandered by a parents talking on their cellphone. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

I had a dream last night that I was at a Yakov Smirnoff show with my mother. I sure hope this wasn't forecasting any kind of future. Not that I wouldn't love to go to a show with my mother, I've evolved well past the point where I can now be... Read more